What the heritage tax could cost you

Sarah Coles
Wakefield Cathedral
Wakefield Cathedral

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When the Budget imposed a tax on alterations to Grade One and Two listed buildings, there wasn't much more than a murmur of disapproval. But as the weeks have passed, the full implications have become clear, and the gentle murmur has built to a full cry.

This isn't just a quiet adjustment to a few posh buildings with rich owners, it's a devastating blow to many cash-strapped organisations who are going to need more money from you as a result.