Rosie Cooper MP

Working hard for the people of West Lancashire

28/03/07 MP Rosie secures bumper bonus payment from treasury for

Children In Need will receive an exceptional one-off payment from HM Treasury following the intervention of West Lancashire MP, Rosie Cooper to get the VAT paid from sales of CDs and calendars refunded.

Rosie said:

“I am delighted the Treasury has acted with such goodwill in this instance in making the donation to Children In Need. I know that everyone involved with TOGs Calendars and the individuals who have bought products in support of the cause will welcome this news.”

“We all know what excellent work the charity does and how every penny will go towards helping to improve the lives of children and young people across the UK. The money will go to help children and young people who are experiencing homeless, neglect, abuse, serious illness or disabilities.”

TOGs Calendar is a voluntary organisation that creates and sells merchandise with the profits from the sales going to the Children In Need charity. The huge success of the products in the last few years has pushed TOGs Calendar past the VAT threshold.

Rosie became of aware of this situation after being contacted by a local constituent. The local MP took up the issue with Treasury Minister, Dawn Primarolo MP, in an effort to get the VAT amounts reimbursed. Last week Rosie received a letter from Dawn Primarolo stating that the Treasury have decided to make an exceptional one-off payment to Children In Need equivalent to the amount TOGs Calendar paid out in VAT. 

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