Cut Tourism VAT

Cut tourism VAT, boost british jobs

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

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Reduce Tourism VAT to support UK tourism exports

In response to UK trade deficit figures published yesterday (10 May) by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the British Hospitality Association’s Campaign to Cut Tourism VAT is calling on the Government to recognise the negative impact of tourism VAT on export figures and reduce the rate of VAT on accommodation and tourist attractions from 20 per cent…..Read more

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

British Government to examine a reduction in Tourism VAT in Northern Ireland

The Campaign to Cut Tourism VAT welcomes the news that Jonathan Bell, Northern Ireland’s Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment and the acting Sports, Tourism and Heritage Minister David Evennett MP are working together to examine the benefit of a reduction in tourism VAT in Northern Ireland. Cut Tourism Vat coordinators received the boost to…..Read more

Monday, 21 December 2015

Cut Tourism VAT – 2015 Summary

It’s been an exciting year for the Campaign to Cut Tourism VAT, and a busy year in Parliament. Following the General Election a renewed engagement programme saw the Campaign secure the support of more than 135 MPs as well as a growing number of London Assembly Members, MEPs, councillors and Members of devolved assemblies. Early…..Read more

Wednesday, 02 December 2015

Northern Ireland Committee Meeting – Impact of Tax Structures on Tourism in Northern Ireland

Ufi Ibrahim, CEO of the British Hospitality Association, and Janice Gault, CEO of the Northern Ireland Hotels Federation, spoke at the Northern Ireland Committee on Wednesday December 2. The inquiry was focused on the promotion of Northern Ireland tourism through VAT cuts. The committee heard that only 14% of visitors to Northern Ireland are international,…..Read more

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