Cut Tourism VAT

Cut tourism VAT, boost british jobs

Thursday, 03 January 2019

Irish tourism bodies call for review into VAT raise

Following the rise on the rate of VAT from 9% to 13.5% on the hospitality sector coming into effect on New Year’s Day, representatives from the Irish tourism and hospitality industry have called for a review into the policy. The rate was initially cut to 9% in 2011 to help create jobs following the recession,…..Read more

Friday, 21 December 2018

Lord Foster submits written questions to the House of Lords

On the 11th of December, Lord Foster of Bath submitted two written questions to the government. Lord Foster, a Liberal Democrat Peer, has been a long term support of the Campaign to Cut Tourism VAT, and has been vocal on the issue during his time as an MP for Bath as well as throughout his…..Read more

Thursday, 29 November 2018

House of Commons host Adjournment debate on tourism VAT reduction

On the 21st of November, Alistair Carmichael, MP for Orkney and Shetland, called for an adjournment debate regarding the level of VAT on tourist related services in the UK. The debate featured MPs from across the whole of the UK, including DUP members in Northern Ireland, members from the tourist regions Devon and Somerset, and…..Read more

Monday, 19 November 2018

Budget announcement provides update on tourism related VAT in Northern Ireland

Following the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Budget announcement, the CTV campaign received clarification on the legislative framework prohibiting the reduction of tourism VAT in Northern Ireland, as well as positive news on how the government will move forward on the issue of tourist related VAT. The Budget report stated that under EU law, it is…..Read more

Friday, 19 October 2018

Shadow Foreign Secretary calls on the government to reduce Tourism VAT

A prominent frontbench Labour MP has voiced her support for a reduction in tourism-related VAT. Speaking to the East Anglian Daily Times during the Labour Party Conference, the Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry emphasised the need to help struggling tourist services in the UK, and highlighted how the government had negotiated a cut in tourism…..Read more

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Republic of Ireland reveal increase in tourism-related VAT

Following the announcement of the Republic of Ireland’s 2019 Budget, there has been a backlash from the tourism industry against the rise in VAT on tourism-related services from 9% to 13.5%. In his budget address, Minister for Finance claimed that a review of the cut to 9% in order to stimulate the tourism industry in…..Read more

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