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VAT loans

Following the recent government legislation to remove 0% VAT rate on repairs to listed buildings, the government has raised the limit for the Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme (LPWGS) which will now pay 100% for qualifying repairs and alterations.

From January 2013 parishes experiencing financial difficulties due to the time delay between paying contractors and reclaiming VAT will be able to apply to a new diocesan fund for an interest-free loan, which can cover the cost of VAT to be reclaimed from the LPWGS. 

For more information please contact the Church Buildings Department on 01522 50 40 46.