Fans inquest costs to be paid

The Government has said it will pay for the legal representation for the bereaved families of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster at the fresh inquests into their deaths. Yesterday the High Court has quashed the verdicts of accidental death.

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Osborne confirms tax break for charity Hillsborough song

Families of Hillsborough victims will get extra money from sales of a charity single after Chancellor George Osborne confirmed he would effectively waive VAT on it.

The version of the Hollies' hit He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother by The Justice Collective is being sold to help cover their legal costs.

An official announcement came after a High Court ruling which quashed the original accidental death verdicts returned on the 96 who died and ordered a fresh inquest.

The song features artists like Paul Heaton, Sir Paul McCartney, Robbie Williams, former X Factor star Rebecca Ferguson and Spice Girl Mel C.

Bookies make it the odds-on favourite to take the coveted Christmas number one chart spot.

These families have been campaigning for justice for almost 24 years.

It's been a long journey so I'm pleased to be able to say the Government will effectively waive the VAT on sales of the Hillsborough single, ensuring that as much money as possible goes towards helping these families.

– Chancellor George Osborne

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