Justice Secretary Chris Grayling says the Government is "very mindful" of the financial pressures faced by the Hillsborough families should judges sitting at the High Court tomorrow decide to order fresh inquests into the deaths of the 96 victims.
Mr Grayling said the Government was taking into consideration the families after Labour MP Steve Rotheram asked whether ministers would offer financial support should the High Court decide to quash the original inquest verdicts and order new investigations.
Attorney General Dominic Grieve is expected at the High Court tomorrow to ask for senior judges to quash the accidental death verdicts following the original inquests into the deaths of the 96 Liverpool fans.
New inquests may be ordered and Mr Rotheram, the MP for Liverpool Walton, said he was concerned the families of the victims of the 1989 disaster may not have the finances to support their legal cases.
The Labour Party has backed calls for David Cameron and George Osborne to waive the VAT on sales of the Hillsborough tribute single, as has frequently been done in the past.
– Steve Rotheram MP, Labour MP for Liverpool Walton
The Hillsborough tribute single by the Justice Collective single is a great song for a great cause. As Kenny Dalglish has already said, the families of the 96 have suffered long enough and every penny raised from this single should go to help with their fight for justice. The Prime Minister and Chancellor should show some Christmas spirit and waive the VAT, as has frequently been done in the past.”
A charity single which is a tribute to those who lost their lives in the Hillsborough disaster is tipped to become the Christmas number one.
Artists including Sir Paul McCartney and Robbie Williams have come together for the remake of "He Aint Heavy He's My Brother" to help pay the legal costs of the families campaigning for justice for the 96 people who died.
A single has gone on sale paying tribute to the 96 victims of the Hillsborough Disaster. Artists including Sir Paul McCartney and Robbie Williams have been involved in the "Justice Collective's" version of "He ain't heavy, he's my brother".
All proceeds from sales of the single will go towards the Hillsborough Families legal costs.