I have a plumber do some work for me recently, and in the invoice he included the parking cost. This was for on-street parking, which I know has no VAT applied to it as it is a direct payment to the local council. However, in the invoice, the parking cost paid by the plumber was added to the total charge for labour, before adding 20% VAT to the total price.
Is this incorrect? Should the cost of parking actually be included after adding VAT to only the labour?