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Emergency Budget: implications for conservation- buildings and collections PDF Print E-mail

heritage_alliance.pngThe Emergency Budget presented to the House last Tuesday was just as painful as anticipated, with an across-the-board increase in VAT from 17.5 per cent to 20 per cent from 4 January 2011.


Heritage Alliance classed this “a colossal tax on heritage”. In addition, a 25% cut in DCMS expenditure is anticipated with the Comprehensive Spending review set for 20 October.  An engagement programme will launch on 24 June, giving public sector workers and members of the public an opportunity to feed in their ideas for how to reduce spending while protecting the quality of public services.

Read Heritage Link Chair Lloyd Grossman’s statement
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