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Sunday 28 February 2010
Cut the VAT
MPs Deliver 10,000 Cut the VAT Postcards to 11 Downing Street
L-R Richard Hyslop (FMB), Julia Goodwin (House Beautiful magazine), Yvonne Orgill (BMA), Brian Berry (FMB), Kate Hoey MP (Labour) and Bob Russell MP (Liberal Democrat)

Welcome to the Cut the VAT campaign

The Cut the VAT Coalition believes that reducing VAT from 17.5 percent to 5 percent for all maintenance and home improvement work would help the Government achieve its target of cutting carbon emissions by 80 percent by 2050. It would benefit millions of UK homeowners by getting rid of cowboy builders, helping those who cannot afford vital repairs to their homes, bringing empty properties back into use and protecting the countryside.

On 10th March 2009 the council of European Finance Ministers (Ecofin) Council announced that it would allow EU Member States to permanently reduce VAT to five per cent. Since then the campaign has focused on lobbying the UK Government to implement the cut. Please visit the “what can I do” page to see how you can get involved and help us lobby the UK Government.