1

This Order may be cited as the Value Added Tax (Refund of Tax to Museums and Galleries) (Amendment) Order 2010 and comes into force on 26th March 2010.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 26 March 2010: see art 1 above.

2

2

The Value Added Tax (Refund of Tax to Museums and Galleries) Order 2001 is amended as follows.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 26 March 2010: see art 1.

3

3

In column 2 of the Schedule, opposite the entry in column 1 for Victoria and Albert Museum omit—

(a)    “Theatre Museum: National Museum of Performing Arts Russell Street Covent Garden London WC2 7PR”; and

(b)    “Wellington Museum Apsley House 149 Piccadilly Hyde Park Corner London W1J 7NT”.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 26 March 2010: see art 1.

4

4

In column 3 of the Schedule, opposite the entries for Theatre Museum and Wellington Museum omitted by article 3(a) and (b) omit “22nd November 2001”.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 26 March 2010: see art 1.

5

5

In column 2 of the Schedule, opposite the entry in column 1 for Museum of London and below the entry in column 2 for Museum of London Archaeological Service, insert—

“Museum of London

West India Quay

Canary Wharf

London E14 4AL”.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 26 March 2010: see art 1.

6

6

In column 3 of the Schedule, opposite the entry inserted by article 5, insert “1st April 2010”.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 26 March 2010: see art 1.

7

7

In column 1 of the Schedule, for “National Museums & Galleries of Wales” substitute “The National Museum of Wales”.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 26 March 2010: see art 1.

8

8

In column 2 of the Schedule, opposite the entry in column 1 for the National Museums & Galleries of Wales—

(a)    for “National Museum & Gallery” substitute “National Museum Cardiff” ;

(b)    for “Roman Legionary Museum” substitute “National Roman Legion Museum” and “NP18 1AE” for “NP6 1AE”;

(c)    for “Museum of Welsh Life” substitute “St Fagans: National History Museum”;

(d)    for “Welsh Slate Museum” substitute “National Slate Museum”;

(e)    for “Big Pit, National Mining Museum of Wales” substitute “Big Pit: National Coal Museum”; and

(f)    for “Museum of the Welsh Woollen Industry” substitute “National Wool Museum”.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 26 March 2010: see art 1.

9

9

In column 2 of the Schedule, opposite the entry in column 1 for the University of Cambridge and below the entry in column 2 for The Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge, insert—

“Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Downing Street

Cambridge CB2 3DZ”.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 26 March 2010: see art 1.

10

10

In column 3 of the Schedule, opposite the entry inserted by article 9, insert “15th May 2007”.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 26 March 2010: see art 1.

11

11

At the end of the Schedule, below the entry for the University of Liverpool, insert—

“University of BathHolburne Museum of Art
Great Pulteney Street
Bath BA2 4DB
19th December 2008
University of St AndrewsMuseum of the University of St Andrews
7a The Scores
St Andrews KY16 9AR
1st August 2006
Gateway Galleries
North Haugh
St Andrews KY16 9ST
1st April 2006
University of the Arts LondonMuseum and Contemporary Collection and Galleries
University of the Arts London
Central Saint Martins
Southampton Row
London WC1B 4AP
1st September 2008”
NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 26 March 2010: see art 1.

Signature

Steve McCabe

Dave Watts

Two of the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury

4th March 2010

EXPLANATORY NOTE

EXPLANATORY NOTE (This note is not part of the Order)

This Order, which comes into force on 1 March 2010, amends the Value Added Tax (Refund of Tax to Museums and Galleries) Order 2001 SI 2001/2879 (“the 2001 Order”). The 2001 Order specifies the bodies that are entitled, under section 33A of the Value Added Tax Act 1994 (c 23) (“section 33A”), to claim a refund of the VAT incurred by them that is attributable to the provision of free admission to specified museums and galleries which they operate.

This Order amends the Schedule to the 2001 Order (“the Schedule”) by specifying three additional bodies entitled to claim refunds under section 33A in relation to four museums and galleries operated by them as well as specifying two additional museums of bodies already specified in the Schedule (articles 5, 9 and 11).

The Schedule now specifies dates which are the earliest respective dates on which a supply can have been made, or importation or acquisition can have taken place if the VAT on it is to be the subject of a valid claim for a refund. The specified dates for five of the six of the museums and galleries added to the Schedule by the Order are prior to the date on which this Order was made. This means that claims for refunds will be permitted in respect of VAT incurred before the dates on which this Order was made, laid and came into force. The authority for this appears in section 33A(1)(c) and (9) (articles 10 and 11).

This Order also deletes entries relating to two museums operated by bodies specified in the Schedule in respect of which claims for refunds will no longer be made and makes minor textual amendments to reflect changes in the titles, etc of bodies and museums already specified in the Schedule (articles 3, 7 and 8).

A full and final Impact Assessment has not been produced for this instrument as a negligible impact on the private or voluntary sectors is foreseen.

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