Change business rates for child care providers and make them zero VAT rated.

Childcare has recently faced huge increases in business rates for their properties. Coupled with this, they pay VAT on purchases but are unable to reclaim this to offset against the business. Along with increased minimum wage, pensions, and 30 hours funding this is leaving them financially unstable.

5,853 Signatures


Status: Closed
Created: 18 Sep 2017, 1:35 p.m.
Daily signature rate : 32
Closed: 19 Mar 2018, 11:59 p.m.

With the onset of the Government scheme to offer 30 hours "free" childcare to parents, the minimum funding leaves the childcare provider liable to make up the shortfall. Increases in business rates & VAT charges are making this unsustainable for childcare providers. Maintained providers are already able to claim taxes paid under Section 33 of the VAT Act 1994.
The removal of business rates & VAT rating would enable providers to continue to provide the services required without financial burden.


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59 1.008% Mr Barry Sheerman MP Labour (Co-op)
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54 0.923% Sir Robert Syms MP Conservative
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53 0.906% Rt Hon Harriet Harman QC MP Labour
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50 0.854% Rt Hon Tobias Ellwood MP Conservative
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43 0.735% Caroline Lucas MP Green Party
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