I wish some advise.
We have a quote from a VAT Registered building company for work on an extension, this quote for simplicity was 50k GBP. At the end of the list of items on the quotethey will complete (doors, plastering, windows electric) they give the 50 k GBP subtotal.
After the above line on the quote they say this verbatim “20% all costs are plus VAT at standard rate”.
On receiving this quote, I found this very confusing as I did not understand what the word costs related, to the items or the total. I verbally queried if the amount 50k included VAT or not, I understood the answer to be no it was 50 k including the VAT.
We start the work, then first bill includes a agreed percentage let’s say 40% of the work. The expected amount was 20k but instead I get a bill for 20k plus VAT I.e 24k.
What are your thoughts? Stupid me or misleading?