Sign here to reduce VAT to 5% on repairs & alterations to listed buildings

Private listed property owners are preserving much of our built heritage for future generations, yet many may be struggling to maintain and repair their homes.

In 2012, the UK Government removed the zero rate of VAT for pre-authorised alterations to listed buildings. This may have been a blow to owners, but chances are you didn’t even know this benefit existed.

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SOS Dunbar Conservation Area

I received this in my inbox yesterday. I’ve been banging on about these issues since moving here in 2008 and got pretty much nowhere, so obviously welcome this proposal, at least in principle.
I’m getting in touch to let you know about an upcoming opportunity to get involved in discussions around ideas for addressing seemingly intransigent issues with some buildings within the Dunbar Conservation Area.
We are all aware of the detrimental effect of the poor state and appearance of a number of High Street buildings and others within the CA.  This includes buildings which have sat empty and unused for years, all the while deteriorating and at increasing risk of permanent loss.

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