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    EBC supports reduced VAT


    European Builders Confederation backs proposal for lower VAT but calls for greater clarity

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    FIEC focuses on energy efficiency


    The European Construction Industry Federation (FIEC) has called for an integrated approach to raising the energy performance of buildings. The Federation says buildings account for 40% of energy demand and that improving the performance of existing structures should be a priority.

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    The future of reduced VAT in Europe


    The Commission is now in favour of permanently allowing reduced rates of VAT for private repair and maintenance work. FIEC is now focussing its efforts on Member States to ensure those opposed to reduced VAT do not de-rail the legislation.