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Radio 4's Thinking Aloud About Self Build


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#1 SteamyTea

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Posted 23 March 2016 - 04:10 PM

http://www.bbc.co.uk...rammes/b0742mqb

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Posted 24 March 2016 - 09:36 AM

"unreliability of quotes...a common think to go wrong"

#3 SteamyTea

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Posted 24 March 2016 - 10:04 AM

She did bring up the VAT issue, which was good.

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Posted 24 March 2016 - 10:16 AM

What's the issue, I thought self builders had it good when it comes to VAT? It's renovators that have the problem.

Edited by gravelld, 24 March 2016 - 10:16 AM.


#5 SteamyTea

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Posted 24 March 2016 - 10:28 AM

You can't claim back the VAT until you have completed the projects, or you loose future claims. So you can have tens of thousands tied up for months or years even.

Edited by SteamyTea, 24 March 2016 - 11:29 AM.


#6 gravelld

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Posted 24 March 2016 - 10:36 AM

I see.

#7 PeterW

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Posted 24 March 2016 - 11:14 PM

It's also ridiculous when it comes to conversions and what's retained - if we retain 2 walls it's no vat reclaim, retain 1 and we are OK ..! So for the sake of 18sqm of block work it makes a difference to your overall cost by 20%..!



#8 SteamyTea

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Posted 25 March 2016 - 06:03 AM

It could be argued that everything should have VAT on it, and just look for savings in other places. It is a Value Added Tax after all and should not be treated as a Value Removed Tax.

#9 SteamyTea

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Posted 25 March 2016 - 03:00 PM

There was this about Planning Permission on this afternoon.
Seems nothing changes :D

http://www.bbc.co.uk...rammes/b04nvbpc

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Posted 25 March 2016 - 04:37 PM

View PostSteamyTea, on 23 March 2016 - 04:10 PM, said:

Thinking allowed