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Listed Building Repairs And Vat

Volume 590: debated on Friday 19 June 1998

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether they will make a greater effort to persuade the European Commission to allow the discontinuance of VAT at high-rate on repairs to listed buildings, to avoid degradation of those buildings. [HL2192]

The Government have no plans to pursue with the European Commission any changes to the rate of VAT on repairs to listed buildings. We believe that the maintenance and preservation of our built heritage is a most worthy cause and support is already given by way of grants.