I think what this shows us is that when the VAT rate officially goes back up to 17.5%, just like when the VAT rate was lowered last year, it’s not going to make the slightest bit of difference. This can allay any fears that a rise in VAT would cause damage to consumer confidence.
What is also good to see is that we are still doing decent levels of business despite the time of year. This months figures so far have shot way past last December’s which is great to see. It is important to sell a good handful of jobs in December to give the installation teams healthy levels of work to come back. There is no worse way to start the New Year than a spluttering one, scrapping to find the odd window here and door there to fit.