Tax Allowances: Cultural Heritage

Treasury written question – answered on 6th September 2013.

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Photo of Helen Goodman Helen Goodman Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent assessment has been made of the effectiveness of the exemption from estate duty of heritage assets as a contribution to public enjoyment of heritage assets.

Photo of David Gauke David Gauke The Exchequer Secretary

The estate duty exemption preserves and protects almost 45,000 heritage items which may have otherwise been sold or taken out of the UK.

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