The Standard VAT Scheme allows you to claim back any VAT you have incurred on expenses.
Forn instance if you were to buy a computer costing £1,200 the first £1,000 of this is the fee paid to the shop for the computer with the additionaln £200 being the VAT that the shop will then pay to HMRC. You would then be able to claim this £200 back from HMRC when you file your VAT return.
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