Theresa May agrees to REFUND VAT on Simon Cowell’s Grenfell Tower charity single | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Theresa May agrees to REFUND VAT on Simon Cowell's Grenfell Tower charity single | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV 46

Britain’s Got Talent mogul Simon announced his plans to produce a fundraising track on Thursday and it has been confirmed that stars including X Factor winner James Arthur, Stormzy, Lily Allen, Liam Payne and Emeli Sande will all feature on the song.

The cover of Bridge Over Troubled Water will be available for purchase on Monday, with ITV premiering the video sometime next week.

Theresa May has confirmed that the government will waive the VAT on the single in a letter to Conservative MPs as she outlined the plans for dealing with the aftermath of the disaster in West London on Wednesday morning.

The statement said: “I can confirm that the Government will refund the VAT raised from a proposed charity single organised by Simon Cowell to a charity that is helping with relief efforts.”

Over 70 people remain unaccounted for after the blaze at Grenfell Tower left 30 confirmed dead.

Last night, protests broke out across London as residents’ anger over the reporting of the death toll increased.

Many have expressed confusion and frustration over the official figure amid speculation that the final number could reach triple figures.

Popstar Lily spoke out about the matter in an interview with Channel 4 News, saying: “I have never in my life seen and event like this where the death count has been downplayed by the mainstream media. 17? I’m sorry but I’m hearing from people that the figure is much closer to 150, and that many of those people are children.

“Those are off the record numbers I’ve been given from policemen and from firemen,” she added.

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