Blog – Reduced tourism VAT will be magical for the UK’s tourists, businesses and staff
Serena von der Heyde of the Georgian House Hotel London, which recently made headlines and winning the Time Out London Critic Choice for its Harry Potter themed rooms, has written on how reduced tourism VAT will be to the benefit London’s of tourists, businesses and staff. What a reduction on tourism VAT would mean for the…..Read more
Cut Tourism VAT gets Sir Nick Harvey MP’s backing!
Nick Harvey has today launched a petition in support of the campaign to reduce tourism VAT. The MP’s petition calls on the Government to reduce VAT on hotels and tourist attractions from its current rate of 20 per cent to 5 per cent. The cut would bring the UK more in line with other European…..Read more
Margaret Ritchie MP asks Treasury on Professor Blake tourism VAT research
Cut Tourism VAT supporter Margaret Ritchie MP pressed the Treasury on the progress to support tourism in all UK regions with research and economic modelling compiled by Treasury adviser Professor Adam Blake. Margaret Ritchie (Shadow SDLP Spokesperson (Energy and Climate Change), Shadow SDLP Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs); South Down, Social Democratic and Labour…..Read more
Welsh affairs questions in Parliament see tourism VAT on the agenda
Today in Parliament the Secretary of State for Wales was asked a question on the importance of tourism VAT the rural Welsh economy but Roger Williams, Liberal Democrat MP for Brecon and Radnorshire. Roger Williams (Brecon and Radnorshire, Liberal Democrat) Tourism is very important to Wales, and to rural Wales in particular. It has been…..Read more
Big Day in Parliament for Tourism and VAT
It was a big day in Parliament on Tuesday, 6th January for Cut Tourism VAT in a Westminster Hall Debate and Select Committee inquiry on tourism. In Westminster Hall, Minister for Coastal Communities, Penny Mordaunt MP heard the need for coastal redevelopment and economic rejuvenation. Ian Liddell-Grainger MP highlighted the importance of Butlins in redeveloping…..Read more
Tourist industry facing triple whammy in 2015
Britain’s hard pressed tourism industry enters the New Year facing a triple whammy – thanks mainly to the current government’s failure to understand this important export industry. As dozens of hotels, B&Bs and attractions slowly recover from last year’s horrendous battering from floods and gales and a downturn in tourism, three storm clouds are heading…..Read more
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