This petition was submitted during the 2017–2019 Conservative government

Petition Extend VAT exemption for elderly/disabled peoples' domestic help in their homes

Since 2007 we have run a business supporting elderly/disabled people with domestic help,enabling them to remain safely and independently in their own homes.
Domestic Care companies should be able to offer a reputable service on a VAT exempt basis to make it more affordable to self funding clients.

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We wrote to our local MP, his reply states he agrees with the proposal.
The CQC web site details that only companies offering personal care can be regulated.VAT Notice 701/2 on HMRC web site confirms regulated group limitations.
Most personal care companies don't want to do domestic care and vice versa.The two services are very different but,both essential to the elderly/disabled.
Elderly people should not have to be taxed on a service which enables them to remain independently in their homes

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Tell MPs about housing and older people

Have you or a family member recently moved home, are thinking about it, or have decided not to? If so, a committee of MPs would like to hear from you.

You can tell us whatever you think is important about your experience of housing for older people. You could also think about these questions:

· Have you moved home recently or are you thinking about it? If so, why?
· Have you thought about moving and then decided not to? Why?
· Do you know where to find out about moving house? Have you ever asked for advice?
· How have you found getting the money to move?
· Have you tried to adapt your home to make it more accessible? How did you do it? Did you try to get advice about how?
· How do you feel your home affects your health and wellbeing? Has your health and wellbeing changed after you moved house? 

Tell us about your experiences by filling in our comment form:
http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/communities-and-local-government-committee/housing-for-older-people-online-forum/

The comment form will close on Monday 27 November.

You can find out more about the Committee’s inquiry here: http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/communities-and-local-government-committee/inquiries/parliament-2017/housing-for-older-people-17-19/

Thank you for your time. We hope to hear from you soon.

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