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Reassured on church VAT
12:00pm Wednesday 2nd May 2012 in News
CHURCHES would get “adequate” compensation for having to pay VAT on alterations, Banbury MP Tony Baldry was told in the Commons.
Mr Baldry, who is a Church Commissioner, asked the Treasury what impact the controversial change would have on listed places of worship, which do not currently pay VAT.
Exchequer secretary David Gauke said an extra £5m a year in grants would be provided.
He said the amount should prove “adequate” but more would be provided, if it proved necessary.