NHS: Vat

HM Treasury written question – answered on 30th June 2015.

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Photo of Lord Hunt of Kings Heath Lord Hunt of Kings Heath Shadow Spokesperson (Health), Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Lords

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much was paid in 2013–14 to compensate the National Health Service for irrecoverable VAT.

Photo of Lord Bridges of Headley Lord Bridges of Headley The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office, The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office

It is not possible to isolate the tax component from the overall funding for healthcare. However, VAT refunded to the NHS Trusts and Health Authorities by virtue of section 41(3) of the Value Added Tax Act 1994 is estimated at £1.9 billion in 2013/14. The figure was similar in 2010.

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