And finally… arts and crafty
Glasgow School of Art has failed to claim back £500,000 in tax after a court ruled that a door between two buildings could not be classified as a fire exit.
The art school, whose world-famous Mackintosh Building has burned down twice in four years, had wrongly reclaimed VAT on the door.
After renovation work carried out between 2011 and 2014, a new building was added to the art school’s Garnethill site, The Times reports.
The school claimed that the Reid and Assembly buildings were separate, despite being linked by a door, but tax judges have ruled that it is only one.
A fire door mechanism had been installed after completion in a bid to address HRMC’s inquiries, Lord Tyre in the upper tax tribunal said.