RCCE Membership Subscriptions and VAT
RCCE will be registering for VAT with effect from 1st April 2013. If you are an individual member of RCCE this change will not affect your membership subscription as it is deemed by HMRC to be a donation and therefore outside the scope of VAT. If, however, you are a parish or town council member of RCCE, or if you are a community group subscribing to our village hall membership scheme or our community led planning network, then we will be obliged to charge 20% VAT on your membership subscription from 1st April.
As bodies covered by section 33 of the VAT Act 1994, parish and town councils will be able to recover the VAT on any fees we charge them (as will district, borough, city and council councils). If, however, you are a community group and you are not registered for VAT then, unfortunately, you will not be able to recover the additional 20% VAT. We regret having to impose this additional charge but trust that you will still consider your membership of the RCCE to be excellent value for money.
Please follow the relevant link below to see our new membership fees with effect from 1st April: