April 21, 2018

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Fosseway Garden Centre extension passed despite objections -

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Abbots Leigh garden centre café reopens -

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Plowmans Garden Centre in West Parley ‘will remain open’ -

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

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Garden centre manager stole more than £30,000 from family business -

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Strikes fire: Garden centre to reopen ‘as soon as possible’ -

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Hayes Garden World increases revenue 110% thanks to temporary structure -

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Owner of Plowmans Garden Centre in West Parley goes into administration -

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

‘Major damage’ in Stokesley garden centre fire -

Monday, April 9, 2018

Bents raises over £22k for Alzheimer’s Society -

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Notcutts celebrates success at its own annual conference and awards dinner -

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Magical Hydrangeas launched into the UK with The Little Botanical -

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Garden centre gifts £650 worth of plants to the Martlets Hospice -

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

North-east garden centre named one of the best in UK -

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Gold found in stream at Cardwell Garden Centre -

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Christmas department at Haskins Garden Centres now open due to high demand -

Sunday, April 1, 2018

CSY Retail Systems – EPOS makes VAT calculation easy for garden centres

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“Calculating VAT can be complex for garden centres – especially if you try to sell sunflower seeds.”  That’s the message from Electronic Point of Sale (EPOS) specialist CSY Retail Systems, who is helping retailers to understand how to accurately record the VAT rates on their products.

“Edible seeds such as sunflower seeds are zero-rated, which means consumers aren’t charged any VAT – but not always, as it depends on the intent.  If the seeds are packaged or promoted as wild bird food, the seeds are no longer zero-rated and reverts to the standard rate,” explained Ross Pierrepont, managing director of CSY.

“It isn’t only seeds where VAT rates can catch garden centres off guard.  Did you know that gift sets which combine a book and CD need to be charged at a special composite rate, because VAT is only chargeable on the CD but not on the book? An EPOS system is a smart way of solving these issues.  It is easy to integrate EPOS with stock management software, so that items can be entered into the system with the appropriate VAT rate. For businesses like garden centres where customers pay different rates of VAT, the EPOS system can also be set up to prompt store assistants to input the correct details, to speed up service and guarantee accuracy.”

CSY has written a blog highlight some of the common areas where calculating VAT can be complex.  It can be read at: http://www.csy.co.uk/blog/get-retail-vat-calculations-right-with-epos/

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