Guide Dogs for the Blind is an amazing charity that makes a real difference to blind and partially sighted people's lives. They provide guide dogs to those affected by sight loss, along with the food the dogs need to eat. Today I had a great time at the local branch's fundraising coffee morning held at St George's Hall in Deal.
Whilst having a chat over a cup of coffee, I got to talk through some of the concerns that the charity has. They are calling for a tax cut to help support their work as it turns out the charity pays VAT on the food they provide, while other working dogs don't have to.
I think VAT on guide dogs' food is an anomaly as other working dogs don't have to pay it. It costs the charity £300,000 a year – this is money that would enable the charity to do even more to help the blind and partially sighted. I fully support the Guide Dogs call for a tax cut.
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