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Impact Of VAT On The Voluntary Sector

EDM number 4 in 2004-05, proposed by Bob Russell on 23/11/2004.

That this House values the wide range of work and activities undertaken by charities, including those involved in hospice care, care of the elderly and youth and sports organisations; welcomes the statement in the Treasury Cross Cutting Review into the Role of the Voluntary and Community Sector in Service Delivery that the voluntary and community sector organisations have a crucial role to play in the reform of public services and reinvigoration of civic life; notes, however, that irrecoverable value added tax has a massive impact on the ability of charities to achieve their objectives and help to deliver essential services; further notes that the irrecoverable VAT burden on charities is estimated to be at least ú400 million per year and that the increase in National Insurance contributions is estimated to cost charities a further ú50 million per year; and calls on the Government, as a priority, to introduce measures to reduce or remove crippling financial burdens on charities.

This motion has been signed by a total of 49 MPs.

Bob Russell23/11/2004ColchesterLiberal DemocratProposed
Andrew George23/11/2004St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Martin Caton24/11/2004GowerLabourSigned
Rudi Vis24/11/2004Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
David Taylor24/11/2004North West LeicestershireLabour Co-operativeSigned
Roy Beggs24/11/2004East AntrimUUPSigned
Mike Hancock24/11/2004Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Jeremy Corbyn24/11/2004Islington NorthLabourSigned
Gregory Campbell24/11/2004East LondonderryDUPSigned
Patsy Calton24/11/2004CheadleLiberal DemocratSigned
Tom Brake24/11/2004Carshalton & WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Adrian Sanders24/11/2004TorbayLiberal DemocratSigned
Martin Smyth24/11/2004Belfast SouthUUPSigned
Nick Harvey24/11/2004North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
David Heath24/11/2004Somerton & FromeLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Holmes24/11/2004ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Keetch24/11/2004HerefordLiberal DemocratSigned
Elfyn Llwyd24/11/2004Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Colin Breed24/11/2004South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Sue Doughty25/11/2004GuildfordLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Tyler25/11/2004North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Nigel Dodds29/11/2004Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Peter Bottomley29/11/2004Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Iris Robinson30/11/2004StrangfordDUPSigned
Betty Williams30/11/2004ConwyLabourSigned
Robert Wareing30/11/2004Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSigned
Kevin McNamara30/11/2004Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Simon Hughes30/11/2004North Southwark & BermondseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Syd Rapson30/11/2004Portsmouth NorthLabourSigned
John McDonnell30/11/2004Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Paul Burstow01/12/2004Sutton & CheamLiberal DemocratSigned
Ann Cryer01/12/2004KeighleyLabourSigned
Hywel Francis01/12/2004AberavonLabourSigned
Sandra Gidley01/12/2004RomseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Nigel Jones02/12/2004CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Albert Owen02/12/2004Ynys MLabourSigned
Janet Dean02/12/2004BurtonLabourSigned
Annette Brooke06/12/2004Mid Dorset & North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
Bill Etherington06/12/2004Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Edward Davey06/12/2004Kingston & SurbitonLiberal DemocratSigned
Alistair Carmichael06/12/2004Orkney & ShetlandLiberal DemocratSigned
Austin Mitchell06/12/2004Great GrimsbyLabourSigned
John Barrett07/12/2004Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Richard Younger-Ross07/12/2004TeignbridgeLiberal DemocratSigned
Lady Hermon08/12/2004North DownUUPSigned
Annabelle Ewing08/12/2004PerthScottish National PartySigned
Bill Tynan09/12/2004Hamilton SouthLabourSigned
Alan Simpson13/12/2004Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Parmjit Gill09/02/2005Leicester SouthLiberal DemocratSigned

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