Wednesday, 3 December 2014
Morecambe MP welcomes VAT exclusion for hospices in Autumn Statement
David Morris MP for Morecambe and Lunesdale says he has raised this anomaly with the Chancellor in recent months on numerous occasions.
"I am delighted that the Chancellor has listened to my repeated representations to help our hospice in Lancaster with its financial issues," he commented. "It is great to see that not just our hospice but all hospices are recognised for the fantastic work they do by the Government by having their VAT bill absorbed.
"I would like to thank the Visitor along with the whole community for putting a strong case for the hospice in our area to get more support and showing the Chancellor how vital this help will be."
St. John's Hospice cares for patients with life limiting conditions and their families and for all of North Lancashire, South Cumbria and parts of North Yorkshire.
Despite being quick to respond to this VAT news, he has yet to comment on the #VATMOSS debacle we reported on earlier today that will affect hundreds of small business, an issue we had hoped he might offer an opinion on as quickly, given his appointment as "Freelancers Ambassador" by the Prime Minister some weeks ago.
• David Morris statement is here on his web site. You can also follow him on Twitter