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Thursday, 03 November 2016

Department for Culture Media and Sport ‘sympathetic’ to Tourism VAT reduction

During Parliamentary Questions in the House of Commons, the Minister for Tourism said her department was sympathetic about the case for a Tourism VAT reduction. Excerpt below: Mark Williams MP, Liberal Democrat, Ceredigion The figures alluded to by the Minister, not least those for Wales, are welcome, but what assessment has she made of the…..Read more

Monday, 24 October 2016

Cut Tourism VAT to help coastal regeneration

Dermot King, Cut Tourism VAT Chairman,  today spoke to Ian King from Sky News about how a Tourism VAT reduction could help British coastal destinations invest and compete with those elsewhere in Europe. While the cheap pound makes a holiday in the UK more attractive to overseas’ tourists Government investment alongside a cut in VAT on…..Read more

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Tourism VAT on the agenda during Welsh Questions in Parliament

In a House of Commons debate on Welsh tourism on October 19th, CTV supporter Mark Williams MP (LD) brought up the issue of cutting tourism VAT with Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales and Lord Commissioner of the Treasury, Guto Bebb MP. Both advocated the cutting of tax, but Bebb said there were “no promises”…..Read more

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Leaving EU Could Provide Opportunity to Review VAT Policy

At a Westminster Hall debate on UK’s Exit from the European Union on the 17th October, CTV supporter Mark Durkan MP (SDLP) referred to Tourism VAT. Mr Durkan stated how the Government has ‘often cited EU restrictions against a lot of policy initiatives that many of us would want’.   Mark Durkan, Social Democratic and…..Read more

Thursday, 11 August 2016

BHA calls for VAT cut as Prime Minister takes break in low-rate Switzerland

Commenting on Prime Minister Theresa May’s August trip to the Swiss Alps, BHA chief executive Ufi Ibrahim said: “At 20%, the UK’s rate of tourism VAT is more than five times that of Switzerland. Switzerland has some of the highest mountains in Europe and we have some of the highest tourism taxes”. “A reduction in…..Read more

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Minister says Brexit could lead to abolition of VAT on tourism

A senior Cabinet Minister has said that the Brexit referendum vote could lead to a cut in the rate of VAT levied on tourism. John Whittingdale, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, speaking at a British Hospitality Association (BHA) summit in London said: “If we wanted, for example, to abolish VAT on accommodation…..Read more

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