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Churches: VAT

Question for HM Treasury

UIN HL7243, tabled on 21 March 2016

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will permit zero rating for church repairs following the decision of the EU Council to allow member states to set a VAT rate of zero.

Answered on

1 April 2016

Under consecutive governments renovations and repairs have been subject to the standard rate of VAT.

The government provides grant aid to support certain church repairs and maintenance projects through the Listed Places of Worship grant scheme which makes £42 million of government support available per year and the Listed Places of Worship roof repair fund worth £55 million in total. More details of these are available online.

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