VAT reimbursement

If you previously worked for the Trust, and have since left, but had a Salary Sacrifice vehicle with us, please read the following.

In late 2020, HM Revenue and Customs announced their intention to repeal VAT (treatment of transactions) Order 1992. This followed a legal case, and subsequent appeal, which established that there is no requirement for the payment of VAT on salary sacrifice vehicles.

The Trust, along with the other providers, has been working through the implications of this decision and, it is our intention to make a compensation payment to reimburse those who had a salary sacrifice vehicle (Tusker and NHS Fleet Solutions).

Claims are valid from 2016 for vehicles obtained via NHS Fleet Solutions, and 2012 from Tusker, until December 2019.

Am I eligible?

Please note: If you are currently employed by the Trust and are eligible for reimbursement, you will receive an email before the end of December with further advice.

If you previously worked for Mid and South Essex Foundation Trust predecessor Trusts, Basildon and Thurrock General Hospitals Foundation Trust or Southend University Foundation Trust, and have since left, you are eligible for reimbursement by application. Please follow the instructions below.

Start the reimbursement process

Please email with the subject heading ‘Salary Sacrifice VAT Refund Application’ and include your full name, your previous assignment number at the Trust (this is viewable on old wage slips either paper or found on MyESR) and vehicle registration. Additionally, please include your current home address, account number and sort code (this inbox is secure and your details will not be used for any other purposes).

Once this is complete, a member of the team will be in touch.

Reimbursement payments are beginning in February 2023 – important – Due to the number of payments, schemes and length of the eligibility period, some arrears may be paid out later than February.

Work with us

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust is now one of the largest in the country, with a workforce of approximately 15,000 who serve a population of 1.2 million people. 

We work together, and in conjunction with MSE Health and Care Partnership, to deliver excellent local and specialist services, to improve the health and wellbeing of our patients in a compassionate way, and provide a respectful, but vibrant place for staff to develop, innovate and build careers. 

From facilities through to consultant specialists we want to be the best, to achieve this we need to recruit not just those who are the finest in their field but also those who have the potential to be. Yes, experience is important but so is outlook – if you are dynamic, forward-thinking and enthusiastic we want you to join us.

We not only offer you a good working environment with flexible working opportunities, but also the opportunity to develop your career with access to appropriate training for your job and the support to succeed and progress.

So, whether you’re looking for an entry level, apprentice role or your next exciting and fulfilling challenge within the NHS browse our vacancies to find the right role for you and start building your career with MSE today.

Recruitment events

Talent Pool days

Have you thought about a career in the NHS? Our team want to help you with any questions you may have, from what careers are available to how to apply. Pop by and meet the recruitment team at our Talent Pool events between 10am and 3pm.

Basildon - Tower Block Entrance, Near Security

Tuesday 5 March

Tuesday 4 June

Tuesday 3 September

Broomfield - Atrium, near to Costa

Friday 8 March

Friday 7 June

Friday 6 September

Southend - Customer Service, Prittlewell building

Monday 4 March

Monday 3 June 

Monday 2 September

Healthcare assistant (HCA) recruitment events

Successful candidates will be contacted within a week of the closing date of the job advert and will be invited to attend an interview with us.

These roles are open to experienced Healthcare Assistants and candidates who are New to Healthcare as full training is provided.

You can find all of our HCA vacancies here.

Recruitment talks

Our Recruitment team will be attending the following events to talk all things NHS Careers!

If you’re looking for a new opportunity or want to explore what roles are available, come along to speak with a member of the team. More information will be available on our Social Media Channels in the lead up to the events!

Friday 1 March – Essex Virtual School at University of Essex Colchester Campus.

Tuesday 30 April – DWP Job Fair at Southend College.

Wednesday 25 September – Careers Fair at Park Inn Hotel.