House of Lords forms Committee to examine Coastal Communities.
The House of Lords has announced a Select Committee on Regenerating Seaside Towns and Communities, which follows increased engagement by the Campaign with members of the House of Lords. The Committee states that since the growth of cheaper foreign holidays, many seaside towns, which grew as holiday destinations in the 19th and 20th centuries, have…..Read more
Edinburgh MP Christine Jardine calls for a reduction in tourism VAT
At the Scottish Liberal Democrat conference on 23 April 2018, Christine Jardine MP called for a reduction in VAT on tourism to 5 %. Jardine is a strong supporter of the Campaign to Cut Tourism VAT and recently called a Westminster Hall debate on tourism and the creative industries. During this debate she stated that…..Read more
VAT on tourism discussed in Westminster Hall debate
During a Westminster Hall debate on Tuesday 17 April, which considered the impact of Brexit on Tourism and the Creative Industries, reducing VAT on tourism was mentioned as a method to protect the success of the UK’s growing tourism industry in the face of concerns about Brexit. David Duguid MP mentioned that while there were…..Read more
A Review in Tourism VAT in Northern Ireland
In the 2017 Autumn Budget, the Chancellor announced a review into the impact of VAT on the tourism industry in Northern Ireland. With the Government due to announce the terms of reference for the review in coming months, we look forward to working closely with the Treasury, key stakeholders and across our industry to ensure…..Read more
Treasury announces call for evidence into tourism VAT in Northern Ireland
On 13 March 2018, as part of the Spring Statement, the call for evidence for the Treasury’s review of VAT on tourism in Northern Ireland was published. It will seek evidence that demonstrates the impact that VAT and APD have on tourism in Northern Ireland, as well as shows how a reduction in either VAT…..Read more
European Union proposes loosening of VAT restrictions
On 18th January 2018, the European Commission proposed new rules to allow member states more flexibility in setting VAT sector specific rates and creating a tax environment better suited to allowing SMEs to prosper. These proposals are the final stages of a European effort to combat VAT fraud. These proposals will become law if they…..Read more
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