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Industry renews call for VAT cut on refurbs as public shuns Green Deal


ian Hogarth Hogarth architects we are regularly faced with the nonsense of demolishing perfectly good buildings in order for client's to take advantage of zero vat on new build. There is a vast supply of existing buildings ripe for upgrading , but 20% vat is a major deterrent. Zero percent for building on farmland makes no sense,and the only conclusion must be the influence of the major housebuilder's lobbyists, as against millions of unrepresented owner occupiers. After years of vat relief being applied to alterations rather than repairs to listed buildings (Doh!) the government acted by moving all of it. Roll on twenty years and see the damage to our architectural heritage.

Posted date

30 January, 2014

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8:35 am


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