Air Ambulances shouldn't have to pay VAT on fuel

Return VAT on Air Ambulance fuel payments.

 

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With the Budget looming, the Air Ambulance Service wants 100,000 signatures to make the Government review this unfair tax on saving lives.

 

The Air Ambulance Service is forced to meet rising fuel prices year on year including VAT.

This Service has saved successive governments millions and millions of pounds funded by charitable donations given by the general public to run what has proven to be an essential service.

Whilst the Lifeboat Service has been exempt from VAT on fuel costs since 1977, a similar privilege has not been afforded to the Air Ambulance Service.

Sign the Petition

You can help the call to the government to have an urgent review of this situation.

Sign the petition calling on the government to return in the form of grants to Air Ambulance Service providers all the future VAT which the Treasury collects from them, so that the Air Ambulance Service is in practice exempt from paying VAT in the same way as the Lifeboat Service.

http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/29349

The good news is I was sent details of this petition this morning, when there were 15,000 signatures.

Currently there are  60,669 signatures – will yours be the 100,000th that forces the Government to listen?

 

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