12:00pm Wednesday 2nd May 2012
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.
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