The Assisted Instrument Purchase Scheme
Students can now purchase new instruments without paying VAT, saving an extra 20 %
The Assisted Instrument Purchase Scheme is strictly for pupils attending Local Education Authority Schools who receive musical tuition as part of the curriculum.
The scheme was approved by H.M.Customs & Excise and reviewed in September 1994 by the VAT Office. We operate this scheme nationwide through Schools ,Music Centres and Education Authorities.
Schools are encouraged to place their orders with us direct for a fast and efficient service. All instruments are maintained free in our workshops.
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- The Pupil/Parent selects an instrument from us.
- The Parent pays the VAT FREE figure to the School
- The School Places an official order.
- Upon receipt of an official order from the school we Invoice
them with the full amount inclusive of VAT.
- The school claims the VAT in the usual way
- The pupil collects the instrument from the school
There are conditions to abide by to be able to use this scheme
- The pupil must be in full-time education at a Local Education Authority School
- Pupils must be either receiving tuition at the school as part of their curriculum or receiving private tuition in support of a curricular activity such as GCSE music
- The instrument must be appropriate for the pupil's needs
- The instrument must be portable
- The instrument must initially be sent to the school and then passed to the pupil in a designated teaching room
The instrument must be charged to the pupils at or below the normal schools cost, exclusive of VAT (i.e. non-profit-making)