Download the AMS
letter to the Chancellor (May 2012) requesting the Government to reverse
the decision to remove the zero rating of VAT on approved alterations to
listed buildings, as announced in the Budget.
(The letter is a pdf file, which you need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view -
if you dont have Adobe you
can download it here.)
Notes for Editors
- The Ancient Monuments Society was founded in Manchester in 1924.
- Since 1968 we have been recognised as a National Amenity Society,
which means we are notified of applications for listed building consent
in England and Wales, involving whole or partial demolition.
- We are unique amongst the Amenity Societies because we campaign for,
and study, buildings of all ages and all types. This means we can step
in where others cannot.
- We prevent unnecessary destruction, promote sympathetic conversion
and champion sensitive new design in historic settings.
- We also help to shape Government policy and conservation best practice
by commenting on consultations and publishing our response.
- Each year we publish a list of applications for total
demolition, as well as three Newsletters and a volume of Transactions.
- The Society has a particular interest in churches, and works in partnership
with the Friends
of Friendless Churches.
- We have over 2,000 members, many of whom are professionals in the
field of architectural conservation, planning, art, architecture and
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