The Power of Heritage: Supplementary Briefings
Welcome to The Alliance’s online resource accompanying our manifesto, The Power of Heritage.
The Alliance’s supplementary briefings are an essential resource for information on the key asks identified in our recently published manifesto. They also serve as a useful guide on issues currently affecting the independent heritage sector. Where possible, the supplementary briefings draw on the specialist knowledge and experience of our members, our consultation responses developed through our advocacy groups, alongside references to research from government and national bodies.
- Positive Tax Regime
- Sustainable Development
- Secure the protection of heritage
- Investment into heritage
- Power of Heritage Manifesto
Creating a Positive Tax Regime for Maintenance and Conservation:
Briefings on VAT, Listed Places of Worship, and tax arrangements for historic house businesses.
We call on government to alter the current VAT regime
The Alliance calls on the UK Government to permanently reduce VAT to 5% on the repairs, maintenance and improvement of dwellings in private ownership
We call on government to confirm the Listed Places of Worship scheme beyond 2016
This scheme will continue to benefit this importance class of buildings for future generations
Tax Arrangements for Historic House Businesses
We call on all political parties to simplify the tax arrangements for historic house businesses
The unintended consequences of national tax changes threaten the financial viability of historic assets
We call on government to examine this with the help of our expert membership