Call to waive VAT on Hillsborough song

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THE stars behind a potential Christmas No1 single that is raising money for the Hillsborough families have called on the Chancellor to waive VAT on it.

The cover of the Hollies’ hit He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother by The Justice Collective was launched at Liverpool’s HMV store yesterday by stars including Scottish football legend Kenny Dalglish and comedian John Bishop.

Produced by Robbie Williams’s long-time collaborator, Guy Chambers, all proceeds of the song will go to cover the legal costs of the families of the Liverpool supporters killed in the Hillsborough disaster in 1989.

The Chancellor has waived VAT for X Factor winner James Arthur’s single – the proceeds of which are also going to charity.