Disabled Ex-Servicemen hit by VAT on Motorised Scooters

#1
The Times (3 Dec 07, p29) have just revealled that HMG look likely to give the nod to impose VAT on the motorised scooters relied on by many disabled people, including ex-servicemen, following the EU's decision back in 2001 to classify motorised scooters as leisure vehicles. It appears that the government have done nothing to challenge this. Whilst those entitled to join the Motability scheme can expect the costs to be covered, private individuals buying them will be hardest hit.

More below:
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article2987830.ece
 
#2
How can any sane person link mobility, leisure and disabled? :toilet:

This is the benefit of being European? My RS :tp:
 

ctfairway

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thingy said:
The Times (3 Dec 07, p29) have just revealled that HMG look likely to give the nod to impose VAT on the motorised scooters relied on by many disabled people, including ex-servicemen, following the EU's decision back in 2001 to classify motorised scooters as leisure vehicles. It appears that the government have done nothing to challenge this. Whilst those entitled to join the Motability scheme can expect the costs to be covered, private individuals buying them will be hardest hit.

More below:
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article2987830.ece
Any ex-serviceman or woman who is in financial need and who needs an EPV can have one provided for them free of any charge or VAT by SSAFA or TRBL.
 
#6
I just wish that the people who drive them keep them off the roads, I have seen a car nearly take out one which was turning right at a junction, one on the main rd to skegness with granddad driving & 3 grandkids riding on it.

some clarity about what is legal is needed imho
 
#7
sgtpepperband said:
21_Man said:
How can any sane person link mobility, leisure and disabled? :toilet:
You've obviously not seen all the scooters parked up outside my local pub then... :wink:

Maybe they are getting further disabled and probably immobile....but that's off topic :nike:
 
#9
andym said:
Well they hae to make up the shortfall in tax revenue after banning smoking and hammering drinking!!!!
They could tax Able Bodied sex. At a pound a bonk that would raise billions a year... and that's just from Sgtpepperband! :biggrin:
 

sgtpepperband

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#10
thingy said:
andym said:
Well they hae to make up the shortfall in tax revenue after banning smoking and hammering drinking!!!!
They could tax Able Bodied sex. At a pound a bonk that would raise billions a year... and that's just from Sgtpepperband! :biggrin:
Told you before - I don't do blerks! And if I really did have as much sex as you believe, do you really think I'd be sat here posting in RR?!

8O :oops:
 

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