Easy Music Player - VAT Free
A way for people living with dementia, poor coordination or visual impairment to listen to music with ease. People living with dementia and their carers reported to us the challenges they face in continuing to enjoy listening to the radio, however the complexity of controls and the ease with which it is possible to de-tune the radio and end up with the distressing white noise that occurs between stations, often results in individuals giving up using their radio at all. The Easy Music Player solves this by using a DAB radio with one button operation, making it easier than ever to operate by someone living with dementia.
It also features a USB player with automatic bookmarking for audio books, and can also be used as a Bluetooth speaker. The display is clear and high contrast making it easy to set up by people living with visual impairment.
Are you eligible for VAT relief?
HMRC states that if you are “chronically sick or disabled” you can purchase goods without VAT when purchased for your personal or domestic use. A parent, spouse or guardian can also purchase on behalf of this person and obtain VAT relief.
Physical or mental impairments, which have a long-term and substantial adverse effect upon his/her ability to carry out everyday activities or a condition which the medical profession treats as a chronic sickness. Goods used for your own private use only, rather than for business purposes. It cannot be used by anyone else.
Which products are eligible for the relief?
The declaration is only attached to those products with are eligible for the relief. It is only those products which have been designed for the sole use of disabled people that are eligible for the VAT relief. It is the designer or manufacturer who determines this not Story & Sons. Further information on the VAT relief can be found on the HMRC website – VAT Notice 701/7: VAT reliefs for disabled or older people. Please do not make the declaration if you are unsure – it is an offence to make a false declaration.