Thursday, April 05, 2012
The Listed Buildings VAT Protest Song
This very clever song/vid has just gone up on the CofE website, linked to the online petition against George Osbornes hike in VAT on listed buildings. Work o nWakefield Cathedral has had to be stopped because the new VAT rules have raised the bill by £200,000.
Memo to the government: either reverse the VAT change, or relax the planning rules so that churches have more of a free hand to do what they need to do with ancient buildings, rather than being held hostage by heritage societies and listed status.