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VAT Business/Non-Business Manual

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Legal history: cases about office holders

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Gardner (JJ) VTD 3687

In this case it was ruled that ‘accepts’ means ‘agrees to be appointed to’. It was also ruled that there was no acceptance of the office in the course of the profession of business consultant. This was because the consultancy had not started at the time the office was accepted.