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Children Literally Bursting Out Of Their Clothes

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) is on a collision course with the government over the zero tax rating on children's clothes. While there has been a policy of zero VAT on the clothes of children under the age of 14 for many years the sharp increase in obesity among the children of the UK has seen many exceed the maximum size restrictions for zero tax well before their 14th birthdays.

The current regulations in place deem that a child's garment for a chest in excess of 41 inches does not fall into the zero VAT bracket and has seen many parents hit with substantially higher clothing costs for school and general wear. At a time when money in the home has never been tighter there are calls from the BRC to change the regulations to fit in with the current environment.

Obesity forecasts for the future do not look good with 910,630 young girls expected to be officially obese by 2010 and 791,320 boys. This will see more and more of them race past the 14 year old maximum measurements at a very early stage and mean parents have to dig deeper to cloth their young ones.

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