Which bodies provide exempt welfare services?: what are state-regulated private welfare institutions and agencies?: the law
The term state-regulated is defined at Note (8) of Group 7 Schedule 9 of the VAT Act 1994,
In this Group “state-regulated” means approved, licensed, registered or exempted from registration by any Minister or other authority pursuant to a provision of a public general Act, other than a provision that is capable of being brought into effect at different times in relation to different local authority areas.
Here “Act” means -
- an Act of Parliament;
- an Act of the Scottish Parliament;
- an Act of the Northern Ireland Assembly;
- an Order in Council under Schedule 1 to the Northern Ireland Act 1974;
- a Measure of the Northern Ireland Assembly established under section 1 of the Northern Ireland Assembly Act 1973;
- an Order in Council under section 1(3) of the Northern Ireland (Temporary Provisions) Act 1972;
- an Act of the Parliament of Northern Ireland.
State-regulated private welfare institutions and agencies are establishments or other providers that are registered with and/or regulated by, one of the following regulatory bodies:
- Care Quality Commission
- Scottish Commission for Regulation of Care (the Care Commission)
- Care and Social Inspectorate of Wales
- Northern Ireland Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority
- Office for Standards in Education (OFSTED) or
- any similar regulatory body.
State-regulated private welfare agencies include domiciliary care agencies, independent fostering agencies, voluntary adoption agencies and nursing agencies.