Government to waive VAT on X-Factor charity single
08 Dec, 2016
The Chancellor, Philip Hammond has announced that the government will waive the VAT equivalent on the sales of this year’s X-Factor Christmas Charity single. All proceeds from the sale of the single are going to two charities; Together for Short Lives and
Shooting Star Chase Children’s Hospice.
Both charities provide support for children with life-limiting illnesses and their families. The donation will be the equivalent of the sum of the VAT receipts collected on sales of the single from the winner of the reality show.
George Osborne, the Chancellor commented that: