Cut Tourism VAT

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Monday, 10 November 2014

Jim Shannon MP: Let Tourism in Northern Ireland compete

Jim Shannon MP represents the constituency of Strangford. In this post he writes about how the UK’s Tourism VAT rate – at double the European average – hurts tourism in Northern Ireland, making it more difficult for businesses to compete with other European destinations.   Tourism is of vital importance to Northern Ireland amounting to 4.6% of…..Read more

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Coastal politicians urge chancellor to cut tourism VAT to help seaside towns

Politicians from across the UK are urging the government to encourage growth in their constituencies by cutting VAT on tourism Research using the Treasury’s own model commissioned in July showed cutting VAT on accommodation and attractions would create over 120,000 jobs, add £4 billion to UK GDP each year, and also contribute £4 billion to the…..Read more

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Margaret Ritchie MP: The progressive case for a tourism VAT reduction

Margaret Ritchie MP represents South Down in Northern Ireland. In this post she highlights recent evidence from the Nevin Economic Research Institute that reducing Tourism VAT is a progressive measure – especially in terms of helping low income families. The Nevin Economic Research Institute report into the Irish Government’s Tourism VAT reduction is an important…..Read more

Thursday, 09 October 2014

Clacton-by-Election – what the candidates say on Tourism VAT

Clacton is one of the many areas of the UK which would benefit hugely from a reduction in Tourism VAT providing an economic boost in terms of increased demand, local investment and higher wages. Cut Tourism VAT asked where the candidates in the Clacton By-Election stood on the issue, here is what they said: Douglas Carswell…..Read more

Monday, 08 September 2014

Mark Williams MP: the value of tourism to Ceredigon

In this blog post Mark Williams, Member of Parliament for Ceredigon, explains why he supports the Campaign to reduce Tourism VAT: A region of outstanding natural beauty and home to Britain’s Bottle-nosed Dolphin population… Over 2,700,000 tourists flock here every year, drawn in by this vastly different but equally inspiring landscape. Mountains, Blue Flag beaches, rivers and historic…..Read more

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

New Economic Study presented to HM Treasury

A VAT cut for the UK’s tourism economy would lead to a £4 bn Tax windfall for the Treasury according to new research being handed to Government today. The Nevin Report, commissioned by the Cut Tourism VAT Campaign, says that a cut from 20% to 5% for accommodation and attractions would massively boost the UK’s…..Read more

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