Value added tax – Exemptions. The Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery Chamber) (the tribunal) dismissed the appeal by United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE) against a decision of the First-tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber) (the FTT) that UGLE did not qualify for exemption from VAT pursuant to art 132 of Council Directive (EC) 2006/112 as its aims were not of a philosophical, philanthropic or civic nature. The tribunal upheld the FTT's decision, deciding that the FTT had not erred in law in the way it had dealt with the issues before it.