VAT on all home repair, maintenance and improvement work should be reduced from 20% to 5%.
This targeted VAT cut would bring with it a huge number of economic, social and environmental benefits.
The Cut the VAT Coalition started with 21 varied organisations. Since work began, the EU has changed the law to allow member states to permanently reduce VAT to 5% in this area in order to support economic growth. Support for the campaign now extends to over 50 organisations and countless individuals, including some very senior politicians and well-known celebrities.
Join us in calling on the UK Government to cut VAT on home improvements to 5% in order to:
Boost the UK economy
Create thousands of jobs
Bring thousands of empty properties back into use
Improve the energy efficiency of our housing stock and reduce the incidence of fuel poverty
Help those who cannot afford vital repairs to their homes
Protect consumers and legitimate businesses by significantly reducing the competitive advantage of rogue traders.
It is important to know that there are a few areas of work where a VAT registered builder would not have to charge VAT at 20%. Find out more.