In the UK, disabled people do not have to pay VAT when buying certain disability aids and services (This can be claimed by friend or family member purchasing on their behalf). Not everything supplied to disabled people is necessarily zero-rated for VAT. Goods and services on which you do not have to pay VAT are usually known as 'zero-rated' or 'eligible for VAT relief'.is
The Quick Suction Grab Rail is a compact support handle and offers greater independence by providing stability when getting in and out of the bath or shower, or for general use around the home. It is ideal for those who need a little extra mobility support. You can install the product in seconds, with no need for messy drilling or DIY, by simply placing the grip onto any smooth, non-porous surface (such as tiles) and pushing the safety locking levers down. For total confidence, the device will indicate it is securely locked in place with a green indicator on the suction handle. It is a great product to have when travelling and staying with friends or relatives or in hotels; providing a non-permanent support solution, without damaging the surface below. NB. This product is designed to assist your natural motion, as when getting in and out of a shower. It is not designed to hold or support your full body weight.Powerful, secure locking suction pads with safety indicatorCan be removed in seconds for easy cleaningIdeal for use when travelling/staying with relativesDesigned for use on tiled walls or other non-porous surfacesNo messy drilling or screwing required to fitCan help prevent dangerous slips and fallsDepth (mm): 75Height (mm): 292Width (mm): 110Product Dimensions (mm): 292x110x75Net weight (kg): 0.35Colour: White/BlueDepth to Wall (mm): 80Length (Extended) (mm): 295
Aids 4 Mobility uses Royal Mail, Parcel Force, DPD, Hermes, TNT and UPS. We have chosen these couriers based on their reliability and cost-effective delivery solutions. This helps us to keep your order costs as low as possible.
There is FREE DELIVERY* on all orders over £30.00 excluding VAT to all UK mainland addresses and for most non-mainland UK addresses.
Orders up to £30.00 excluding VAT are only £3.95 P and P
If you are looking to have orders delivered outside the UK mainland, please contact us for a quotation. We will do our best to keep the delivery costs as low as we can.
Please note: VAT is removed in the checkout process
In the UK, disabled people do not have to pay VAT when buying certain disability aids and services (This can be claimed by friend or family member purchasing on their behalf). Not everything supplied to disabled people is necessarily zero-rated for VAT. Goods and services on which you do not have to pay VAT are usually known as 'zero-rated' or 'eligible for VAT relief.
Who is eligible for VAT relief?
You must be 'chronically sick or disabled' to qualify for VAT relief. The HMRC comment on this is as follows. A person is 'chronically sick or disabled' if they either:
have a physical or mental impairment that has a long-term and severe effect on their ability to carry out everyday activities;
have a condition that doctors treat as a chronic sickness - like diabetes, for example;
are terminally ill
VAT Relief on our Disability Aids
All products on the Aids for Mobility website are flagged with an option to claim VAT relief during Checkout if it applies to that item. When you add a zero-rated product or service to your Basket, you will be asked to tick a checkbox to confirm that you, or the person for whom you are buying the item, are eligible for VAT Relief.
How VAT relief works
If you are claiming VAT Relief you will be asked to complete an extra few questions during Checkout, where we will ask you to provide brief details of your disability and confirmation that the product is for 'personal or domestic use'. We will keep a record of this declaration along with your order details. You can then buy the product(s) in your Basket at a price that excludes VAT. You will be asked to make this declaration each time you place an order that includes zero-rated products. It is a legal requirement that we record this information for every order, and we apologise for the inconvenience.
More information from HMRC
You can find out more about VAT Relief for disabled people on the HM Revenue and Customs website. If you cannot find the answer to your questions there or would prefer to speak to an adviser, you can call their Helpline on 0845 302 02 03.
The helpline is open from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday. (Closed weekends and bank holidays).