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Saving VAT – Good News for Churches

Posted on October 2nd, by Helen in VAT. Comments Off

The Government has announced an extension to the Listed Places of Worship Scheme which will take effect from 1 October 2013. The Listed Places of Worship Scheme makes a grant available towards the cost of the VAT on building work for listed places of worship.

More churches will be eligible to claim from 1 October 2013 when works to pipe organs, bells and bell ropes, and turret clocks may be included for claims under the scheme. Just as importantly professional fees will also become eligible when directly related to eligible building work. This reverses a previous change which forced local communities to find the additional cost of VAT on services such as architect’s fees.

In addition to these changes to the scope, administrative changes should simplify the claim procedure. This will allow applicants to make one claim every 12 months for eligible … Read More »