My recent euphoria on an earlier previous post that included the words “possibly some good news on listed buildings” was somewhat deflated on the afternoon of the Budget. With effect from 1 October 2012, the VAT relief that currently allows zero rating for certain types of work on listed buildings has been withdrawn. As a… Read More


For once, good news emanating from HMRC, who have just re-written their internal guidance on the topic of construction – their reference V1-8A.  Within it, they state that double glazing and secondary glazing can, potentially, be zero rated as alterations.  This is wonderful news as they have hitherto refused to accept zero rating, except in very limited circumstances. To… Read More


I’ve thus far resisted the temptation to turn this blog into a Mr Angry column, but I’ve got to record an element of displeasure about an article about listed buildings that appeared in the Sunday Times a couple of weeks ago.  It contained an incorrect statement about VAT, attributed to me. A few days before… Read More


Once again I am headed off to Olympia in London for the Listed Property Show, for two days of providing one-to-one advice to those who perchance own a listed building. In addition, I will be giving a couple of talks about the riveting subject of VAT, which will doubtless provoke interest, boredom, or even sleep… Read More


I have been asked to participate in the National Home Improvement Show at Earls Court in London, which takes place between the 2nd and 4th of October 2009. I will be part of the Listed Property Owners Club stand, in the Period Living Pavilion, and also presenting a short talk about VAT relief for heritage… Read More


For the third year running, I have been asked to participate in the Listed Property Show at the Olympia Exhibition Centre in London. I will be manning a stand at the show, and also presenting a lecture each day, on the subject of (you guessed) VAT and listed buildings. Apart from the obvious joys of… Read More