Teal case small VAT Relief

Product Code: BG06MINV

Only 5 left in stock


Threads of Life small case to carry your essential diabetes testing kit. Created ethically in Nepal with a teal canvas outer and grey canvas inner. Each kit case comes with an info card for you to customise with your name and contact details in case of misplacement or emergency.

Designed by Fiona: Textile designer and mum to a daughter with type 1.

Size: 175 x 110 x 25mm
Material: Hard-wearing canvas and Nepali Dhaka fabric

  • Elastic loops to hold a USB blood glucose meter, finger pricker, test strips and a tube of glucose gel hypo treatment.
  • Two pockets for the extra bits you need every day (these can also be used to hold a larger meter)
  • Ethically made in Nepal
  • Can be hand-washed at low temperatures
  • Suitable for everyday use

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 - £3.99

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. Please note that these items may also take longer to arrive and we are unable to offer tracked delivery or next day delivery on these products.

Due to financial constraints placed on the cost of overseas delivery unfortunately we don’t currently offer this service.

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