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CON29 Form Revision

The Law Society’s revisions to the CON29 forms will still come into force from 4th July. New enquiries have also been added to the forms, such as community infrastructure levy (CIL) and assets of community value. CON29O Questions have also been amended with a new question for Flood Defence and Land Drainage consents.

The changes to the CON29R and CON29O forms are shown below:

CON29R Tracked Changes

CON29O Tracked Changes

VAT on CON29 Postponed

HMRC had decided that CON 29 R and O reports should be VAT applicable and that the 20% charge would be applied from 4th July to tie in with the changes to the CON29 forms. HMRC have now announced that the charging of VAT on the CON29 will be postponed.  The LLC1 element would remain non-vatable. We are awaiting further details regarding when a new date will be set and will keep you updated as soon as possible.