Action group calls for clarity on VAT rules for the disabled

The new VAT rate may hit the most vulnerable, according to an action group
which has warned about the impact on disabled people.

The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group wants a review of existing tax relief for
disabled people, to avoid confusion and anguish once the new tax rate takes

Chancellor George Osborne announced an increase in VAT to 20% in his budget
speech yesterday.

LITRG’s Technical Director, Robin Williamson, said the current model lacks
“coherence and logic”.

“The increase in the VAT standard rate, without a balancing extension of
reliefs or reduced rates, will make life yet more difficult for people with
disabilities,” he said.

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