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Many charities are overpaying on their energy bills

An investigation by ITV News has discovered that many charities are being charged too much on their energy bills.

Charities are entitled to a discount on VAT and the climate change levy that adds up to 20% of a bill.

Our research of more than 100 charities shows around a third don't know about it and believe they may be overpaying.

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Village hall: Cost of bills should be down to suppliers

A treasurer at a village hall, which holds events for good causes, told ITV News energy companies should take responsibility on reducing power bills for registered charities.

Val Belton, Burpham Village Hall treasurer. Credit: ITV News

Val Belton told ITV News: "I think it should be down to the energy companies to raise this question with you particularly when the bill is for Burpham Village Hall - they may think 'maybe that's a registered charity, I'll clarify whether they are'."

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