VAT reduction on tourism and hospitality extended to 5th April 2021
The Cut Tourism VAT Campaign heartily welcomes the Chancellor’s announcement that the reduction in VAT to 5% on visitor accommodation, hospitality and attractions is being extended to the end of the financial year. The long-term benefits of reduced VAT on tourism and hospitality services has long been proven, as evidenced not least by the fact…..Read more
Cross-party support voiced for long-term reduction in tourism VAT
Cross-party support has been voiced for a long-term reduction in tourism VAT. MPs from the Conservative, Labour, SNP and Liberal Democrat Parties each suggested at a backbench business debate in the House of Commons on 10 September that an extension of the reduction in VAT beyond January would be an effective way to protect businesses…..Read more
5% VAT on Tourism Services!
The Cut Tourism VAT Campaign is absolutely delighted that the Government has introduced 5% VAT on tourism services for a six month period from 15 July 2022 to 12 January 2021. Whilst it has taken a global pandemic to bring this about, 27 years of compiling the most robust economic evidence has undoubtedly convinced the…..Read more
SNP u-turn on aviation tax strengthens the case for a cut in tourism VAT
Following yesterday’s surprise U-turn by the SNP on cutting airport departure tax, the Cut Tourism VAT campaign has reissued its call for VAT to be cut to 5% from its current rate of 20% to protect the future of Scottish tourism. The U-turn by the SNP adds further fiscal obstacles for the Scottish tourism industry…..Read more
MP Stephen Kerr hosts Scottish tourism roundtable at Stirling Highland Hotel
On Friday 22nd March the Campaign to Cut Tourism VAT (CTV) held a roundtable at the Stirling Highland Hotel, to discuss the major challenges and opportunities facing the Scottish tourism industry at the moment. The event, which was hosted by Stirling MP Stephen Kerr, brought together representatives from a range of local Stirling tourism businesses…..Read more
Threat of Tourism Tax in Edinburgh
Sunday, 20th January 2019 Threat of Tourism Tax Growing Fears are growing that a tourism tax will soon be introduced in Edinburgh as the City council recently held a consultation with local tourism operators in light of a proposed Transient Visitor Levy (TVL). If introduced, a charge of £2 per night, or 2% of total…..Read more
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