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Religious Buildings: VAT

Question for Treasury

UIN 190861, tabled on 13 November 2018

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has plans to remove VAT from services and items included for the repair and maintenance of (a) churches and (b) other religious buildings.

Answered on

19 November 2018

Under the current EU rules, the government cannot remove VAT on the repair and maintenance of places of worship.

The government recognises the importance of places of worship in our communities and provides funding to cover the cost of repairs and maintenance of listed places of worship through The Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme, managed by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport.

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