I would like to determine what is the applicable VAT rate on a given commodity, over time.
From what I could gather from here and my own searches, it seems that there are 3 VAT codes corresponding to the standard, reduced and zero rates (VTS, VTA, VTZ), it that correct?
The general procedure I had in mind is the following:
browse over all commodities using url https://www.trade-tariff.service.gov.uk/trade-tariff/commodities/COMMODITYCODE.json, where COMMODITYCODE is the code for a given commodity
look for the terms VTS, VTA, VTZ in the importing block of the JSON
I would like to know
- if you think this is a valid procedure
- whether there is a way to obtain the list of commodity codes to loop over
- if there is a way to access older vintages, i.e. VAT rates over time for a given commodity.
Thank you very much for your kind attention and help,