Among the Spending Review announcements of welcome local interest was the following:
“While the government makes the case in the EU for a zero rate of Value Added Tax (VAT) for sanitary products, a new £15 million annual fund equivalent to the VAT raised each year on sanitary products will support women’s charities. The government will make an initial donation totalling £5 million to support The Eve Appeal, SafeLives, Women’s Aid and The Haven. Further donations and recipients will be announced at Budget 2016. The fund will run over the course of this Parliament, or until the UK can apply a zero rate.”
The Haven’s London headquarters are in Effie Road near Fulham Broadway.
Former council leader Cllr Nick Botterill welcomed the news:
— Nick Botterill (@NickHF1) November 25, 2015