LPWGS

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AcronymDefinition
LPWGSListed Places of Worship Grant Scheme (taxes; UK)
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The Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme makes grants towards the VAT incurred in making repairs and carrying out alterations to listed buildings mainly used for public worship.
However, the Listed Places of Worship Grant scheme provides repayment of VAT paid on repair work to listed church buildings.
Mr Glanville said: "Repair works have always attracted VAT at full rate but there has been some compensation for churches through the Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme (LPWGS) which has returned in grant much of the VAT payable (though this too has been subject to cuts and amounts now to a return of about one-half to two-thirds of the VAT that is paid out).
Some conservation specialists noted the negative impact of the changes to the Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme, which means that VAT can no longer be re-claimed in relation to professional fees on these projects.
Worshippers have written to Dewsbury MP Simon Reevell asking him to fight against the removal of the Listed Places of Worship grant scheme.
The Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme, which enables historic churches to reclaim tax on repairs, will continue beyond March 2011.
A spokesman said: "The listed places of worship grant scheme, which is UK-wide and operated by the UK Government (not a devolved issue) ends on March 31, 2011.