Cut Tourism VAT

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Thursday, 19 July 2018

New Campaign research shows benefits of VAT reduction

The Campaign to Cut Tourism VAT has produced new figures showing the remarkable economic case for a reduction in VAT on tourism. The UK is one of only three European countries to not reap the benefits of a reduced rate of VAT for tourism, and at 20% has a rate almost double the European average.…..Read more

Thursday, 28 June 2018

All eyes on the Budget as tourism VAT consultation closes

Following the end of the Government’s consultation period on VAT on tourism in Northern Ireland earlier this month, the Campaign to Cut Tourism VAT, and the wider tourism industry, wait to see if a reduction for Northern Ireland will be included in the Chancellor’s Budget in the autumn. A cut would be a major victory…..Read more

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Treasury Minister visits Northern Ireland to discuss VAT with business representatives

On the 10th of May, Financial Secretary to the Treasury Mel Stride MP, visited Belfast to discuss the current consultation on VAT and APD with Northern Irish business leaders. Following the meeting, Stride wrote a piece for the Belfast Telegraph extolling the virtues of the Northern Irish economy and the tourism industry specifically. In the…..Read more

Friday, 04 May 2018

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

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

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

Monday, 23 April 2018

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

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