Moves to charge VAT on food supplements have been delayed until November, amid a political backlash and protests.

A 23pc VAT rate was due to come into effect this Friday March 1, but Revenue last night confirmed that the rate will stay at 0pc for at least another eight months.

However, Mayo Fianna Fail TD Lisa Chambers is calling for a complete reversal of the decision to impose a 23% VAT rate on food supplements - which includes all vitamins, minerals and fish oils, omega 3 and probiotics.

Deputy Chambers believes the 23% VAT rate will drastically increase the cost for people who need to take certain supplements for various conditions and illnesses.

The Mayo TD is calling on Government and Revenue to abandon plans to introduce the 23% VAT rate later this year....

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