AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 116 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 Charity launches petition for VAT rebate on Tommies figures Remembered has launched the petition to the Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond to ask for a rebate on the VAT paid. There is a precedent: George Osborne waived more than £1m in VAT from the sales of the ceramic Remembrance Day poppies that were displayed at the Tower of London back in 2014. Other rebates have also been given, including to The Band Aid Trust, which received back £2m in 2005, while VAT was also refunded on sales of Band Aid’s 30th anniversary single in 2015. 115 total views, 1 views today A petition on Change.org asking for a VAT rebate on Remembered’s There Not There Tommy figurines has now reached over 100,000 signatures.Remembered is selling the ‘There But Not There’ ‘Tommies’ online to raise funds for six military charities including Walking with the Wounded, Project Equinox, and Help for Heroes. As well as the life-size six-foot aluminium silhouette, there are 30cm tabletop Perspex Tommies, silhouettes for benches and chairs, name blocks, a pin badge, and stickers available. The campaign started this Spring, as the 2018 Armistice project for the charity to educate people about the WW1 soldiers who sacrificed their lives in the war and to commemorate the fallen. So far, sales have raised nearly £4m for the charities, but because the Tommies are technically classed as merchandise, £800,000 of this money has had to be paid in tax to HM Revenue & Customs, making it the single largest beneficiary of the fundraising initiative. Melanie May | 16 October 2018 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.
View Comments The Broadway.com staff is crazy for Culturalist, the website that lets you choose and create your own top 10 lists. Every week, we’re challenging you with a new Broadway-themed topic to rank. We announce the most popular choices on a new episode of The Broadway.com Show every Wednesday.With the fall season almost here, we’re starting to think about getting our butts off the beach and back into some theater seats. From highly anticipated revivals like Spring Awakening, Fiddler on the Roof and The Color Purple to buzzed-about new offerings like On Your Feet, Misery and School of Rock, the new season looks like loads of fun. Now we want to know: Which new fall Broadway show are you dying to see? Broadway.com News Reporter Ryan McPhee kicked off this new challenge with his list of top 10 picks here!STEP 1—SELECT: Visit Culturalist to see all of your options. Highlight your 10 favorites and click the “continue” button.STEP 2—RANK: Reorder your 10 choices by dragging them into the correct spot on your list. Click the “continue” button.STEP 3—PREVIEW: You will now see your complete top 10 list. If you like it, click the “publish” button.Once your list is published, you can see the overall rankings of everyone on the aggregate list.Pick your favorites, then tune in for the results on the next episode of The Broadway.com Show!
Jose Mourinho in 2005 delivered Chelsea’s first championship in 50 years, defending the title in 2006, but the Blues have had just one Premier League win since, in 2010 under Carlo Ancelotti. The Blues won the 2012 Champions League and FA Cup, but finished the season 25 points adrift of winners Manchester City in sixth place. Frank Lampard is thrilled Chelsea are in Premier League title contention after falling short in recent seasons. Press Association A year later they were 14 points behind Manchester United, finishing third, but won the Europa League. Although Mourinho, who returned to Stamford Bridge last summer, has downplayed their title chances for this term, the Blues enter the weekend’s fixtures at the top of the Premier League. “It’s great to be in this position,” Lampard said. “We’ve had a couple of years, two or three years, off the pace, finishing short. “It’s great to be back in the race and to feel that around the club, to feel we’re fighting for the title rather than fighting for fourth place. It feels good.” Chelsea’s place at the top of the standings could be temporary as they have played more games than Saturday’s opponents Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City, who are Mourinho’s title favourites as they have three games in-hand and are six points behind after the Blues’ defeat at Aston Villa last weekend. After advancing to the Champions League quarter-finals with a 3-1 aggregate defeat of Galatasaray, Chelsea’s focus returns to the Premier League in the London derby with Arsenal, whose search for silverware stretches back nearly nine years. Arsene Wenger, branded a “specialist in failure” by Mourinho last month, takes charge of his 1000th Arsenal match, with Lampard hoping to ensure the Frenchman’s landmark occasion is spoiled and Chelsea’s challenge goes on. Lampard said: “They’ve got a lot of good players and quality. Every team has to break the mould some time. “We worry about ourselves, where we are at the minute. If we can win as many games as we can till the end of the season we’ll give ourselves a great chance. I am confident.”