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 Days Adjustable Height Perching Stools are available in a range of configurations. The stools are ideal for those individuals who need additional support when standing for long periods is a challenge. Can be used around the home to assist when cooking, washing, ironing, showering etc. The durable and sturdy frame is manufactured from powder coated steel and the grey vinyl seat and optional backrest upholstery are fully sealed.
The perching stool is designed to be slightly lower at the front to give the seat a slight incline and to enable the user to raise and lower themselves from the stool easily. The perching stool is equipped with non-marking and slip-resistant rubber feet. Providing extra safety on tiled or smooth surfaces.
The seat height at the front measures 540 to 700mm (21-1/4 to 27-1/2") and a seat depth of 285mm (11-1/4"). The width between armrests towards the bottom measures 460mm (18") and a width between armrests at top measures 500mm (20"). The external width of the stool measures 543mm (21-1/4").
Stool only – 4.5kg
Stool with arms – 5.5kg
Stool with arms & back – 6.9kg
Stool with arms & padded back – 7kg
What is a perching stool?
A Perching stool, as their name suggests, helps to position the user in a semi-standing position. They are designed to have a seat which slopes slightly forward. Allowing the individual to perch on the edge of the seat reducing the weight on their legs. This enables the user to stand for longer periods.
Due to being in a semi standing position, this allows the user to be closer to wash basins, sinks, worktops, ironing boards or any task that means the individual can be stood for long periods.
A perching stool can be very helpful in conserving energy and maintaining independence.
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).