No.10 no to new loft tax

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PLANS to make any­one car­ry­ing out a loft or garage con­ver­sion pay more for en­vi­ron­men­tal up­grades ‘will not hap­pen’, Down­ing Street sources say.

Pro­pos­als to re­quire home­own­ers spend 10 per cent of the value of any such work on en­ergy ef­fi­ciency im­prove­ments were un­veiled in Jan­uary.

It would ex­tend rules for large de­vel­op­ments to do­mes­tic im­prove­ments.

But se­nior Tories are op­posed to the pro­posal.

Crit­ics have called the plans a ‘con­ser­va­tory tax’, although most will not be af­fected.

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