The UK Government has now responded to the consultation on VAT on
approved alterations to listed buildings - removing borderline
anomalies - read the response
here. Transitional arrangements have been improved, however
despite continued calls for a u-turn, the proposal to remove the
zero rate completely from 1st October this year still stands - the
proposal having been debated as part of the Finance Bill at
Westminster on Tuesday 3rd July.
Read the Trust's letter to the press regarding the proposals here.