I’ve launched a national campaign to put a stop to VAT being charged on the sale of defibrillators.
At the moment local community groups, sports clubs and charities face a 20% VAT charge when they buy the life saving machines – that’s around an extra £200 each time.
This is a tax on saving lives. Defibrillators bought for use by community groups, charities and sports clubs should be VAT exempt to make them more affordable and help to save more lives across the country.
Let the Government know this needs to change with a cut to VAT on the devices by signing my petition below.
Cut VAT on defibrillatorsTo the House of Commons. The petition of residents of the constituency of Wentworth and Dearne, Declares that a stop should be put on VAT being charged on the sale of defibrillators purchased by community groups, charities and sports clubs; notes that by making defibrillators VAT exempt it will make the defibrillators more affordable, help to save more lives and positively impact communities around the United Kingdom. The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urge the Government to ensure defibrillators sold to community groups, charities and sports clubs become VAT exempt making them more affordable and helping to save more lives. And the petitioners remain, etc.