Tax your granny and a pasty !

Why is VAT levied on the renovation of old buildings, but not on the sale of new houses?

By adding 20% on the cost of refurbishing or maintaining to improve existing buildings is crazy.

The Government needs to bring the tax system in line with their policies and the tax anomaly that is completely ridiculous for our heritage and the environment. How many more obstacles will be put in the way of small to medium enterprises who refurbish and sell renovated old homes?

The whole system of zero VAT is fine for volume Housebuilding groups, but if you want to improve the carbon efficiency of an older dwelling you are gonna get stuffed for 20% VAT on the materials and labour to do the job.

Better insulation for an old school house means HMRC are better insulated by 20% !
Isn’t it time that they felt a chill or two? Back to school Osborne !

About bestheadhunter

Simon Wilkins is 'The Headhunter' for New Homes and Housebuilding Sector. Former Sales & Marketing Director with Crest Nicholson and Head of Sales Redrow Homes SE. Headhunter with Face-Fit Group and founder of the UK's first Housebuilding Jobs Board in 2008 - Clients include: Galliford Try/Linden, Berkeley Homes, Crest Nicholson, Miller Homes, St James, Persimmon, Barratt, Bovis Homes, House Group, Taylor Wimpey, Gladedale, Redeham Homes, Harrison Cowley, Bellway and many more. Specialising in recruitment for all personnel within the housebuilding sector from Chief Executives to Site & Sales Personnel. Newhomesjobs cater for all job disciplines within the housebuilding and new homes sector. I guarantee all placements and to-date have a 100% success rate for every placement made with every client. Specialties: Ethical recruitment, loyal to clients and candidates, extremely confidential and professional. Business is for long-term relationships, not the 'bums on seats' mentality. I guarantee all placements and will never poach staff from a client, ever. An enviable record of success, without the need to refund any client for an abortive assignment. Good value too !
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