Charitable organisations engaged in assisting the forces

#1
Members

http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/servicecharities/

Treatment Centres like Tyrwhitt House funded by Combat Stress has facilities that have been specially built to provide for ex servicemen and woman who are physically disabled and suffer from PTSD. Projects like 36, Grays Lane in Ashtead help families to get closure to loved one at the rehabilitation centre Headly Court, this could only come about by donations collected by SSAFA.

Charitable organisations engaged in assisting serving and former members of the armed forces and their families, saves the MOD £££, so why should 15% from donations collected during events held on MOD Defence Estate property go back to the HM Treasury?


Could you please take the time sign and spread the word to as many sites as possible.


Thanks

KGN

Could you please take the time sign and spread the word to as many sites as possible.


Thanks

KGN
 
#4
Thanks . Come on boys and girls this is somthing that effects forces people today and you could find yourself in need of such organisations in the future.
lets help take the red tape :wink:
 
#7
Done

Good one mate

I got shafted when I helped out with a charity once for the RBL. DE, bloody jobs worth cnuts demanded Three Hundred pounds from me. :evil: If I told folk before, we would not have collected as much.
 
#16
KGN,

Done, I've never heard of this can anyone expand? Collected loads for different charities on and off MOD Land never been asked for 15%?

(Should I really have said that, FAO MOD by loads I actually mean very little!!)
 
#17
BigRed said:
KGN,

Done, I've never heard of this can anyone expand? Collected loads for different charities on and off MOD Land never been asked for 15%?

(Should I really have said that, FAO MOD by loads I actually mean very little!!)
It would depend if you went through the correct procedure and or your Boss kept stum to Defence Estates. I know of other cases where soldiers were being harassed for much less than the link below with threats of getting them charged via their C of C if they did not pay up.

This issue is not about public Liability cover for people on MOD property in case of an accident during an event, as that is a separate issue and something you would have to arrange via a specialist company before you could get a DE Licence, Its the DE Licence that takes the 15% from what is collected after :roll:





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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what factors were taken into account in deciding not to waive the liability charge for the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst Music on Fire charity.

Derek Twigg (Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Defence)

Under Government Finance Accounting Regulations, there are no special arrangements for the treatment of charities, whether Service or other. The fact that a charity is to be the main beneficiary of a good or service is not sufficient justification to introduce a special charging regime or to set charges aside.

Under normal charging arrangements full costs would be levied for an event such as the Music on Fire event held by the Army Benevolent Fund (ABF) at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst on 22, 23 and 24 September 2006. However, in view of the fact that the ABF works on behalf of ex-Service personnel, a case for abatement was agreed whereby the MOD subsidised the cost of hosting this event. The contract drawn up between the MOD and the ABF stated that the charge would be 15 per cent. of the net profit from the event or the direct costs to the MOD, whichever was greater.



http://timesonline.typepad.com/mick_smith/2007/02/helping_veteran.html

demand for £10,000 from the Army Benevolent Fund. It sent the registered charity a demand for the cash after the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst hosted the fund’s Music on Fire charity show held on three nights last September
 
#20
Very True BigRed

http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/servicecharities/


This was the PQ before the issue was made public


[align=center]27 Nov 2006 [/align]

Mr. Harper: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department received for the Army Benevolent Fund's use of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst for the Music on Fire event in September. [101055]
Derek Twigg: The contract drawn up between the MOD and the Army Benevolent Fund (ABF), for hosting the Music on Fire event at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst on 22, 23 and 24 September 2006, states that the charge will be either 15 per cent. of the net profit from the event or the direct costs to the MOD, whichever is the greater. An invoice has not been presented to the ABF, as their accounts for this event are still to be presented.

Under Government Finance Accounting regulations, there are no special arrangements for the treatment of charities, whether service or other. The fact that a charity is to be the main beneficiary of a good or service is not sufficient justification to introduce a special charging regime or to set charges aside.

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