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High Rise Flats: Insulation

Treasury written question – answered on 9th March 2020.

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Photo of Hilary Benn Hilary Benn Chair, Committee on Exiting the European Union

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 3 March 2020 to Question 21888 on Buildings: Insulation, if he will waive the charging of VAT on the cost of repairs to buildings with unsafe (a) HPL and (b) other types of cladding.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman The Financial Secretary to the Treasury

The Government keeps all taxes under review, including VAT. While the UK is in a transition period, all existing EU VAT rules and regulations continue to apply, including the standard rate of VAT applied to the removal and replacement of cladding.

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