Are you eligible for VAT relief?
HMRC states that if you are “chronically sick or disabled” then you can purchase goods without VAT when purchased for your personal or domestic use. A parent, spouse or guardian is able to purchase on behalf of a “chronically sick or disabled” person and obtain the VAT relief.
HMRC defines “chronically sick or disabled” as physical or mental impairment which has a long-term and substantial adverse effect upon his/her ability to carry out everyday activities or a condition which the medical profession treats as a chronic sickness – this includes diabetes which will be the main reason for your purchase on our shop.
HMRC defines “personal or domestic use” as goods used for your own private use, rather than for business purposes. It cannot be used by anyone else or “chronically sick or disabled” in general.
Which products are eligible for the relief?
The declaration is only attached to those products with are eligible for the relief. It is only those products which have been designed solely for use by disabled people are eligible for the VAT relief. It is the designer or manufacturer who determines this not Diabetes UK.
Further information on the VAT relief can be found on the HMRC website – VAT Notice 701/7: VAT reliefs for disabled or older people. Please do not make the declaration if you are unsure – it is an offence to make a false declaration.
Please accept our apologies but we are not able to guarantee next day or tracked delivery service so we have taken the decision to remove these until the courier and postal companies can support these delivery options. Our standard delivery service is normally 3 -5 working days but in the current climate could take a bit longer.
- Free delivery on a wide selection of leaflets and guides
- Free UK delivery on orders over £50
- Standard delivery - £3.50
Some products may be sent out direct from the supplier or another fulfilment house. They will be delivered under separate cover and despatched within 3-5 working days. These items may also take longer to arrive. We are sorry but we are unable to offer tracked delivery or next day delivery on these products.
We are sorry our onlineshop does not take orders for international delivery. Subject to certain restrictions, we can deliver products within the EU. To discuss EU delivery please call +44 (0)1904 404844. However you should note that there are restrictions on some products for certain delivery destinations and it is your responsibility to check whether it is permitted to import the products prior to placing your order.
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