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VAT: Charities

Treasury written question – answered on 18th January 2011.

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Photo of Aidan Burley Aidan Burley Conservative, Cannock Chase

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has plans to bring forward legislative proposals to offer to charities delivering public services the same value added tax status as local authorities and the NHS.

Photo of David Gauke David Gauke The Exchequer Secretary

The Chancellor has no current plans to do this. The VAT which is refunded to local authorities and the NHS is taken into account as part of those bodies' overall funding arrangements. The schemes that are in place are the most efficient means of delivering this part of their funding.

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