POLITICAL CAMPAIGN FOR OWNERS

Mobilising 1.5 million listed property owners to secure tax and planning reform

WHAT THE LISTED PROPERTY OWNER’S CLUB IS DOING FOR YOU

  • Providing a voice for listed property owners and calling for action on tax and planning reform
  • Leading a national petition advocating a 5% VAT rate for repairs and approved alterations to listed buildings.
  • Meeting key MPs and Ministers to represent the interests of listed property owners
  • Acting as the Secretariat to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Listed Properties, arranging evidence sessions and opportunities for owners to voice their concerns directly to MPs and Ministers
  • Providing expert advice on the impact of tax changes on listed property owners to an influential advisory body
  • Providing support to you so that you can lobby your local MP to support the campaign for change

PLEASE SUPPORT THE CAMPAIGN

  1. Become a member of the Club. The more members we have, the bigger our influence. Click here to join today.
    Already a member? Ask your listed property owning friends and neighbours to support the Club and become a member today.
    Click here to share the campaign via email.
  2. Consider moving your home insurance to the Club’s providers. They will pass a fee back to us and it is this fee that helps fund our campaign. Call 01795 844939.
  3. Sign the petition for a reduction in VAT to 5% on repairs and approved alterations to listed buildings. Our aim is to reach 100,000 signatures and for Parliament to debate VAT reform.
    Click here to sign the petition.
    Click here to share the campaign via email.

HAVE YOUR SAY AND SIGN
THE PETITION FOR VAT REFORM

The Listed Property Owners’ Club is stepping up its campaign for a reduction in VAT to 5% for repairs and approved alterations to listed buildings and we need your help. We have launched a national petition to call for VAT reform in order to show politicians the strength of feeling on this issue.

There are more than 1.5 million owners of listed properties and united we can speak with a loud voice that politicians cannot afford to ignore. The more people who sign the petition, the more impact this will have. If we get 10,000 signatures the Government must respond but we are aiming higher. Our aim is to reach 100,000 signatures which may secure us a debate in Parliament

You can sign the petition here.

You can encourage others to sign the petition by clicking here to share this information via email.

ABOUT OUR POLITICAL CAMPAIGN FOR OWNERS

The campaign has now reached a six-year milestone, and during those years, we have been tirelessly lobbying MPs and Ministers for changes to benefit you as listed building owners.

ABOUT THE APPG

Discover more about the APPG on Listed Properties and how it provides a voice in parliament for listed property owners.

SUPPORT THE CAMPAIGN

You can make a difference by taking a small step to help to give listed property owners the strong representative voice it has been lacking, and support our long term campaign.

NEWS AND UPDATES

Click here to find out more on the latest news and updates for LPOC’s political campaign for owners.

ABOUT OUR POLITICAL
CAMPAIGN FOR OWNERS

As listed property owners we cherish thousands of historic homes that help create the character of our country. But we have suffered as politicians took that valuable role for granted and now owning a listed property is becoming a burden and a worry. The single biggest blow came when the Treasury took away the zero rate of VAT on all authorised works.

At LPOC we realised that while there were organisations representing major landowners and the guardians of historic homes no one was speaking up for the owners of ordinary listed properties. We launched the Political Campaign for Owners to give you a powerful voice at Westminster and beyond.

Thanks to our work there is now an All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Listed Properties backed by more than 50 parliamentarians. LPOC acts as the Group’s Secretariat and works with the MPs to lobby for a 5% VAT rate for repairs and approved alterations as well as reform of our complex and inconsistent planning regime.

We have now ramped up our campaigning and have launched a national petition to call for a 5% VAT rate. It is an opportunity to say to Ministers that the voices of 1.5 million listed property owners can no longer be ignored.

ABOUT THE APPG

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Listed Properties was created through the campaigning work of the Club. Realising we needed a strong voice in Parliament speaking up for listed property owners we worked with sympathetic MPs from all parties to help establish the Group. Craig Mackinlay, the MP for South Thanet chairs the Group.

The APPG’s mission is speak up for listed properties in the UK and raise awareness in Parliament of the role played by their owners in protecting the nation’s heritage; to advocate policies that support owners in preserving listed properties including tax and planning reform.

Now the Club acts as its Secretariat, providing the MPs with evidence of the challenges of owning a listed property, organising meetings and opportunities for owners to meet MPs and Ministers and put the case for reform. A recent highlight was a meeting with Heritage Minister Michael Ellis during which members outlined the costs and concerns created by the planning postcode lottery.

To request a printed copy of the Guide to The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Listed Properties, please call 01795 844939.

I am delighted that the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) is working with LPOC in campaigning for vital reforms that will help listed property owners. The APPG on Listed Properties has already won strong support from across all parties and it will provide a powerful voice in Parliament, raising the challenges listed property owners face and pressing for necessary reforms.

CRAIG MACKINLAY MP (CHAIR)

LIST OF APPG MEMBERS

MP’s & PeersConstituencyParty
Craig Macklinlay MP (Chair)South ThanetCon
Sir David Amess MPSouthend WestCon
Sir Peter Bottomley MPWorthing WestCon
Andrew Rosindell MPRomfordCon
Peter Aldous MPWaveneyCon
John Penrose MPWeston-Super-MareCon
Helen Goodman MPBishop AucklandLab
Philip Davies MPShipleyCon
Oliver Colvile MPPlymouth, Sutton and DevonportCon
William Wragg MPHazel GroveCon
Cat Smith MPLancaster and FleetwoodLab
Bill Wiggin MPNorth HerefordshireCon
Karen Buck MPWestminster NorthLab
Christopher Chope MPChristchurchCon
Bernard Jenkin MPHarwich & North EssexCon
Rt Hon Frank Field MPBirkenheadLab
Caroline Nokes MPRomsey & Southampton NorthCon
Johny Mercer MPPlymouth Moor ViewCon
Edward Argar MPCharnwoodCon
Wendy Morton MPAldridge BrownhillsCon
Andrew Bridgen MPNorth West LeicestershireCon
Damian Collins MPFolkestone & HytheCon
Luke Hall MPThornbury & YateCon
Ruth Smeath MPStoke on Trent NorthLab
Steve Baker MPWycombeCon
Craig Whitaker MPCalder ValleyCon
MP’s & PeersConstituencyParty
Guto Bebb MPAberconwyCon
John Whittingdale MPMaldonCon
Rehman Chishti MPGillingham & RainhamCon
Stephen McPartland MPStevenageCon
Oliver Dowden MPHertsmereCon
Gareth Johnson MPDartfordCon
Andrew Murrison MPSouth West WiltshireCon
John Howell MPHenleyCon
Sheryl Murray MPSouth East CornwallCon
Kevin Hollinrake MPThirsk and MaltonCon
Rt Hon Sir Oliver Heald MPNorth East HertfordshireCon
Andrew Lewer MPNorthampton SouthCon
Robert Courts MPWitneyCon
Stephen Kerr MPStirlingCon
Geoffrey Cox QC MPTorridge & West DevonCon
Philip Dunne MPLudlowCon
Brendan O’Hara MPArgyll & ButeSNP
Nick Herbert MPArundel & South DownsCon
Neil Parish MPTiverton and HonitonCon
Lord TopeLib Dem
Lord LeighCon
Lord DearCon
Lord CrathorneCon
Lord LingfieldCon
Baroness Young of Old SconeLab
Rt Hon Lord TebbitCon

PLEASE SUPPORT THE CAMPAIGN

Our Political Campaign for Owners is your campaign. We are campaigning on tax and planning reform because you tell us these are the issues that matter most to you. You can make a difference. We need to keep up the pressure and we need to build evidence of the challenges and costs you face.  Here’s how you can help:

WRITE TO YOUR MP
Write to your MP highlighting the difficulties you face as a listed property and how the Club is campaigning for change. We have created a template letter which you can access by clicking here. It is helpful to include how many listed properties are in your MP’s constituency and you can find this information here.

HELP US BUILD EVIDENCE
Help us build the evidence base on how the reduction of VAT to 5% on repairs and approved alterations would help you maintain your listed property. Have you encountered problems selling your property because of unauthorised repairs or because potential buyers are put off by the costs of maintaining a listed property?

SHARE YOUR STORIES WITH US
Share your stories with us – so that we can encourage the media to publicise the day-to-day challenges of owning a listed property.

GATHER SUPPORT
Ask your listed property owning friends and neighbours to support the Club. The more members we have, the bigger our influence. Click here to join today. Click here to share the campaign via email.

HELP FUND THE CAMPAIGN
Consider moving your home insurance to the Club’s providers
They will pass a fee back to us and it is this fee that helps fund our campaign. Call 01795 844939.

SIGN THE PETITION
Sign the petition for VAT reform for repairs and approved alterations to listed buildings. Our aim is to reach 100,000 signatures and for Parliament to debate VAT reform. Click here to sign. Click here to share the campaign via email.

To offer your support simply call 01795 844939 or email kirstie@lpoc.co.uk

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