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Charity leaders ask government for a £1.5bn VAT rebate for the sector 1

5 Mar 2015 | Kirsty Weakley
Tags: VAT | Gift aid

Leaders from six umbrella organisations have urged the government to use the Budget to extend a VAT rebate scheme which would save the charity sector up to £1.5bn per year.


Charity leaders ask government for a £1.5bn VAT rebate for the sector

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