UK-Government-gives-VAT-relief-to-RNLI-and-other-emergency-service-charities

Byline: The Government has agreed to give VAT relief to all charities working as part of the UK Emergency Response Service.
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The RNLI’s response is:

‘The RNLI is extremely grateful to the government for agreeing to give VAT relief to all charities working as part of the UK Emergency Response Service. This should mean that the RNLI is no longer paying VAT to the Government of around £2.5M each year, which instead will be invested into keeping our coastal communities safe. The RNLI has worked closely with the Charity Tax Group, the Association of Air Ambulances and the UK Search and Rescue Volunteers Working Group to deliver this result, which will benefit all emergency response charities and in turn enable more lives to be saved.

This will also mean the RNLI will now be on the same tax footing as their emergency service colleagues, such as the police, fire service and coastguard agencies.’

Byline: The Government has agreed to give VAT relief to all charities working as part of the UK Emergency Response Service.
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The RNLI's response is:

'The RNLI is extremely grateful to the government for agreeing to give VAT relief to all charities working as part of the UK Emergency Response Service. This should mean that the RNLI is no longer paying VAT to the Government of around £2.5M each year, which instead will be invested into keeping our coastal communities safe. The RNLI has worked closely with the Charity Tax Group, the Association of Air Ambulances and the UK Search and Rescue Volunteers Working Group to deliver this result, which will benefit all emergency response charities and in turn enable more lives to be saved.

This will also mean the RNLI will now be on the same tax footing as their emergency service colleagues, such as the police, fire service and coastguard agencies.'