Consultation outcome

Museums and galleries tax relief consultation

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Museums and galleries tax relief: response to the consultation

Detail of outcome

This document summarises the responses to the consultation on the museums and galleries tax relief and sets out the decisions which the government has made on the basis of these responses.

Original consultation


A consultation into a tax relief designed to encourage the creation of more and higher quality exhibitions, as well as to support touring of exhibitions across the country and abroad, raising the UK’s profile internationally.

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Consultation description

Budget 2016 announced that a new tax relief for museums and galleries would be introduced in April 2017, following a consultation in 2016.

Britain is home to a diverse range of museums and galleries and this tax relief will support them to develop creative new exhibitions and to display their collections to a wider audience.

This consultation document sets out the details of the proposed tax relief and seeks views in key areas of its design. Its aim is to develop a museums and galleries tax relief that works well for the sector.


Published 5 September 2016
Last updated 5 December 2016 + show all updates
  1. Response document published.
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