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Petition against VAT on education

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juuule Tue 31-Jul-07 12:51:51

www.uk-open-learning.com
> Telephone 0800 043 4288
> UK Open Learning has been instructed to charge VAT on distance learning
> courses and we feel that this yet another stealth tax from this
> Government.
>
> If you attend college then VAT is not charged so why should you have to
> pay 17.5% more to study at home?
>
> Many of our students are on a low income and need to study at home as they

> cannot attend college due to work commitments and this tax will hit them
> the hardest.
>
> Please help our appeal against this decision by signing this petition on
> the 10 Downing Street site.
>

http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/Customs/#detail

Saturn74 Tue 31-Jul-07 14:59:15

done and bump

Reallytired Sat 04-Aug-07 10:33:55

They should get the same tax breaks that private schools enjoy. I am surprised as books are tax free.

Tinker Sat 04-Aug-07 13:02:02

Which recent ruling does this refer to? The petition is very unclear.

islandofsodor Sun 05-Aug-07 22:50:35

Private schools are only exempt if they are registered charities.

We are under the VAT turnover or we would have to charge VAT on tuition.

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