(n.) A large vessel, cistern, or tub, especially one used for holding in an immature state, chemical preparations for dyeing, or for tanning, or for tanning leather, or the like.
(n.) A measure for liquids, and also a dry measure; especially, a liquid measure in Belgium and Holland, corresponding to the hectoliter of the metric system, which contains 22.01 imperial gallons, or 26.4 standard gallons in the United States.
(n.) A wooden tub for washing ores and mineral substances in.
(n.) A square, hollow place on the back of a calcining furnace, where tin ore is laid to dry.
(n.) A vessel for holding holy water.
(v. t.) To put or transfer into a vat.
(1) VAT increases don't just hit the poor more than the rich, they also hit small firms, threaten retail jobs and, by boosting inflation, could also lead to higher interest rates."
(2) In Wednesday’s budget speech , George Osborne acknowledged there had been a big rise in overseas suppliers storing goods in Britain and selling them online without paying VAT.
(3) The IFS gave this argument an airing today, and produced figures to show that – on such a basis – the VAT rise was a fair tax after all.
(4) "If there is some kind of contrived scheme or vehicle, ie it's obvious that the purpose of the scheme is to avoid paying VAT and it's taking advantage of a loophole and we consider that tax is actually owed on the scheme, rather than just being a case of sensible tax planning … we can make the judgment that this is not legitimate tax planning.
(5) These vat mutant strains accumulate and secrete precursor forms of the soluble vacuolar hydrolases carboxypeptidase Y and proteinase A.
(6) Told him we'll waive VAT on #BandAid30 so every penny goes to fight Ebola November 15, 2014 Thousands of onlookers turned out to watch the arrival of artists including One Direction, Paloma Faith, Disclosure, Jessie Ware, Ellie Goulding and Clean Bandit at Sarm studios in Notting Hill, west London .
(7) The chancellor said the 2.5% cut in VAT to 15% would last for 13 months and form the centrepiece of a recovery programme which will pump £9.2bn into the economy in 2008 and a further £16.3bn in 2009-10.
(8) Seasonal and habitat influences on the egg-laying activity of four species of Culex were compared in south Florida using jar- and vat-type oviposition traps.
(9) Jim Devine, Labour MP for Livingston, was reportedly under investigation for invoices he submitted for electrical work worth more than £2,000 from a company with an allegedly fake address and an invalid VAT number.
(10) The Guardian recently revealed that the Danish government had been forced, on the eve of the Copenhagen summit , to rush through an emergency law making it impossible for criminal gangs to reclaim huge amounts of VAT on fraudulent trades they were making on Europe's various carbon exchanges.
(11) In the interview, he also pledged to scrap the 5% rate of VAT on sanitary products, known as the “tampon tax”.
(12) Darling's pledge to cap VAT at 17.5% and lower bingo taxes were overshadowed by a surprise national insurance hike and a squeeze on public sector workers.
(13) But the squeeze on living standards also cited has been exacerbated by the chancellor's January VAT rise, and the Bank clearly sets little store by his much-vaunted "plan for growth".
(14) Near the entrance was a sprawling camp kitchen, with mountains of supplies, indoor and outdoor facilities and open fires on which some of the cooking was done, and all of the gigantic vats of coffee seemed to be boiled.
(15) Such a plan could include temporary cuts to VAT and national insurance, the IMF said.
(16) The variable antigen type (VAT) composition of first relapse populations developing in mice infected with 11 VAT populations of a stock of T. evansi was shown to be independent of the infecting VAT.
(17) Osborne and Alistair Darling would be daft to rule out a 20% VAT band; don't expect them to admit as much this side of polling day.
(18) Vince Cable, the business secretary, claimed raising VAT was not necessarily regressive, saying the tax was fairly "progressive" due to the exemptions on food, children's clothing and other key essentials in the expenditure of poorer people.
(19) Similarly, the raising of the VAT rate is regressive in impact, so that cumulatively these and other measures have actually deliberately made the poor poorer.
(20) The reforms included changes to the Greek pension system and VAT regime.