Cut Tourism VAT

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Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Autumn Budget 2017 – A review into Tourism VAT in Northern Ireland

In a major victory for the Campaign to Cut Tourism VAT, the Chancellor announced that the Treasury is going forward with plans to review Tourism VAT in Northern Ireland, as previously announced as part of the confidence and supply agreement between the government and DUP following the general election. This was the first ever budget…..Read more

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Cross Party Condemnation for Wales’ Proposed Tourism Tax

Plaid Cymru counters, instead let’s get Westminster to Cut Tourism VAT. BHA Wales’s active opposition to a proposed tourism tax in Wales featured strongly as the planned tax received cross-party condemnation in a National Assembly for Wales debate. The Welsh Assembly debated a motion by Nick Ramsay AM (Monmouth) proposing that “the National Assembly for…..Read more

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Campaign Chairman addresses Hospitality Exchange

Dermot King, addressed Northern Ireland industry leaders at a Panel Debate alongside Ruth Andrews, Donal Durkan and Ciaran O’Neill on Wednesday 18th October at NIHF’s Hospitality Exchange in Belfast. Dermot called for tourism to have its own ‘separate ministry and portfolio to reflect the sector’s status as the fourth largest industry in the UK’. He…..Read more

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Cut Tourism VAT discussions lead at Hospitality Day

Reducing Tourism VAT was widely discussed at the British Hospitality Association’s annual Hospitality & Tourism Day on Tuesday 10th October. ‘I need your help to Cut Tourism VAT’, Dermot King, Chairman of the Cut Tourism VAT Campaign, urged industry leaders before they went to Parliament to lobby their MPs. The Campaign and leading businesses then met…..Read more

Monday, 25 September 2017

Cut Tourism VAT launches Northern Ireland research

Following Westminster’s decision in June to conduct a consultation on Tourism VAT in Northern Ireland, the campaign attended ‘Tourism VAT NI: Next Steps Forward’ alongside Hospitality Ulster and the Northern Ireland Hotels Federation. The event showcased the national benefits of a cut in Tourism VAT for Northern Ireland. Vernon Hunte, Campaign Manager, said: ‘This economic model…..Read more

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

The view from the Chairman

Dermot King, the chairman of the Campaign to Cut Tourism VAT, wrote a comment piece in Travel Weekly, arguing for Tourism VAT to be cut to 5% to bring Britain in line with competitor destinations. The full text and a link to the article is below. Tourism is a strategic industry for the UK economy;…..Read more

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