Abolition of VAT on fruit and vegetables questionable

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Abolition of VAT on fruit and vegetables questionable

The abolition of VAT on fruit and vegetables is in question. It is legally complicated and it yields almost nothing in terms of health benefits, is the conclusion of an SEO economic study. ‘This has been discussed for a long time. Because what are fruits and vegetables anyway? Is that pizza with pineapple?’ asks political reporter Sophie van Leeuwen.

From a legal point of view, it is a complicated discussion that no one really wants to get involved in, and the SEO study also shows that the measure is also very ineffective. ‘We’re not going to live healthier at all. Yes, maybe we buy 4 percent more fruit and vegetables than if it gets a little cheaper. And that’s it.’ (Pixabay)

Legally, it is a complicated discussion that no one really wants to get involved in. Moreover, the SEO study shows that the measure is also very ineffective. ‘We’re not going to live healthier at all. Yes, maybe we will buy 4 percent more fruit and vegetables if it gets a little cheaper. That’s it.’

‘We are not going to live healthier at all’

Sophie van Leeuwen, political correspondent BNR

Not a good idea

According to Van Leeuwen, there are countless other options and VAT on fruit and vegetables was probably just not a good idea. One bright spot: if the scheme is not introduced, it would be a financial windfall of a billion. ‘And the government desperately needs that, because interest rates are rising, everything is becoming more expensive and everyone wants money. Minister Kaag of Finance is working hard on her spring memorandum, so her budget must also be adjusted here and there.’

According to Van Leeuwen, an important reason why this unworkable arrangement has been set up is that the coalition agreement was put together under steam and boiling water after a year of quarrel and a crisis of confidence. ‘Of course they haven’t explored all the broad outlines. That still had to happen and that has now happened.’


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