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Press Release 

18 April 2012

HMC Continues its Work to Supply Genuine Halal in the UK

HMC Background

  • In September 2011, HMC registered for VAT as agreed with the HMRC
  • Previous to this, HMC believed it was exempt from VAT due to the nature of its work and charity status
  • In early 2012, HMRC informed HMC that it should re-bill all its pre-existing customers for VAT dating back from 2005 and make payments due
  • The majority of pre-existing customers would be able to re-claim VAT from HMRC but could not pay due to cash flow
  • This requirement by HMRC caused HMC to have significant unforeseen cash flow issues, that it could not reconcile and settle with HMRC

After consulting with Scholars, and in response:

  • HMC UK has been established by concerned Trustees and Ulama to continue the work of Halal
  • Since February 2012 it has already taken on the responsibility of supplying genuine halal to 500+ outlets throughout the UK (continuity of halal supply)
  • Nadeem Adam, said the “the work for Halal is an important matter within the community and we are pleased with the response and support received”
  • HMC UK are pleased to support the Muslim Community and continue to provide much needed Halal Certification.


On Behalf of HMC UK
Board of Directors and Trustees

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