HC Deb 18 May 2004 vol 421 c889W
Mr. Hoban

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the VAT status is of supplies made to local education partnerships. [173138]

John Healey

The VAT status of the supplies made to local education partnerships will depend on the nature of those supplies of goods and services, which may be standard-rated, reduced-rated, zero-rated or exempt for VAT purposes.

The Government are currently consulting on the precise structure of local education partnerships but, to the extent that they undertake business activities, they will, in the normal way, be able to recover any VAT they incur on purchases that relate to their taxable business activities.

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