WE NEED YOUR HELP PLEASE
The government is attempting to charge £500,000 VAT on the work done in creating the Memorial to Bomber Command, just unveiled by Her Majesty at Green Park , London .
More than 55,500 allied aircrew died in WW2. and this is their memorial, together with those who made it back many on a wing and a prayer.
They were given little or no thanks in the politically correct new world which followed that war. ( In addition to the UK dead more than 10,000 Canadians, 4000 Australians and 2000 New Zealanders plus brave Poles and Czechs were killed and are included in these figures)
Please sign this petition to register your objection.
And also please forward it to your own contact list(s).
To say this is a disgrace it to understate greatly the passion that this tax, on the brave dead, should generate.
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Remove VAT On The Bomber Command Memorial - e-petitions
THIS IS WHAT THE PETITION SAYS
Remove VAT On The Bomber Command Memorial
Responsible department: Her Majesty's Treasury
This is a petition to remove the VAT on the bomber command memorial currently payable on professional fees and services, a £500,000 VAT bill has been charged for professional services on the building of this one of a kind memorial, the memorial has been entirely funded by public donations receiving no government aid and no lottery funding, previous governments waived the tax for charities such as the Princess Diana Memorial and the Band Aid single Do They Know It’s Christmas? Sir Elton John’s 1997 charity *single Candle In The Wind was given a £2.5million exemption, Under the Labour Government charities could claim back VAT for monuments once they had got *planning permission, in January the Coalition stopped charities reclaiming VAT, which was then hiked to 20 per cent.
The Memorial has been running for five years now, with the government constantly moving the goal posts, I believe this to be unfair, do you? If you do please sign