TITLE

VAT-free demand goes to Number 10

PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
IT Training;Apr2004, p5
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The Training Camp has delivered a petition to Prime Minister Tony Blair at Number 10 Downing Street in its fight to scrap value-added tax (VAT) on training. More than 3,000 people signed the petition, which was handed over by Robert Chapman and Stefan Capaldo, the co-founders of The Training Camp. Chapman says that VAT on training costs business£ 87.5m a year, and more people would sign up for courses if it was removed. Many businesses are VAT-registered, allowing them to claim back the tax. But The Training Camp claims some individuals and small businesses are put off booking training because of the VAT that is added to their bill. If they don't get a positive response from the UK Government, they will be taking their campaign to the European Parliament, says Chapman.
ACCESSION #
13648335

 

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