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Since 1 April 2015 4 categories of charity have become entitled to reclaim VAT on goods and services supplied to them for non-business activities.


The charity does not even need to be VAT-registered to make a claim.


These charities are:
1. Palliative care charities – mainly covering adult and children’s hospices and those supplying care via qualified nurses or doctors in peoples homes


2. Air Ambulance charities


3. Search and Rescue charities – includes cliff recue, sea rescue, mountain rescue, cave rescue and rescue dogs, also any charity whose main purpose is to support search and rescue charities.


4. Medical courier charities – mainly covers “blood bike” charities. This also covers support charities for medical courier charities.


Thomas Westcott will be pleased to offer advice and assist any qualifying charity with making a claim, click on the link below to view details of our charity team.

Thomas Westcott Charity Team