Policy paper

Upcoming changes to the Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Changes to be introduced from 1 October 2012.

Documents

Upcoming changes to the Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme

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Upcoming changes to the Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme

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Detail

The Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme currently provides grants towards VAT paid on repairs and maintenance to listed places of worship.

Following the Budget 2012 announcement that the zero rate of VAT for approved alterations to listed buildings would be withdrawn from 1 October 2012, the Government announced that it would be extending the Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme to also cover approved alterations.

Additional funding of up to £30m a year (from 2012/13) has been allocated to the scheme for the duration of this Parliament.

**The extended scheme will incorporate repairs, maintenance and approved alterations to listed places of worship and will become operational on 1 October 2012. The current criteria and rules for the LPW Grant Scheme will continue to apply until then.
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