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Thursday, 21 November 2013

Cut Tourism VAT responds to ‘Tourism: jobs and growth’ report

Cut Tourism VAT today responded to the ‘Tourism: jobs and growth’ report by Visit Britain. The report forecasts that the tourism economy will be worth around £127 billion this year (2013), equivalent to 9% of the UK’s GDP. Graham Wason, Chairman of the Cut Tourism VAT campaign said:  “The Visit Britain figures show the huge potential and…..Read more

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Submission to Autumn Statement shows case for Tourism VAT reduction

In a submission to the Chancellor of the Exchequer ahead of the Autumn Statement industry leaders have put the case that a reduction of VAT would help boost exports and reduce the trade deficit. The submission summarises the economic evidence in favour of a reduction and cites Visit Britain analysis that between 2006 and 2011 the UK lost…..Read more

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Blog – Lessons from Ireland

In early October the Irish Government confirmed that their current reduced rate of Tourism VAT would be maintained at 9%. This achievement was a result of a well fought campaign by the Irish hospitality industry. Supporting this was the latest key research, commissioned by Failte Ireland and carried out by Deloitte, which demonstrated the strong economic…..Read more

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Campaign welcomes DUP support for reduction of tourism VAT

Cross-party support growing  The Cut Tourism VAT Campaign today welcomed the declaration of support by David McIlveen MLA and the Democratic Unionist Party. Graham Wason, Chairman of Cut Tourism VAT said:  “We welcome support of the DUP for a reduction in Tourism VAT. The sector in Northern Ireland faces a particular challenge as it competes…..Read more

Tuesday, 08 October 2013

Campaign criticises tourism demotion in Cabinet reshuffle

Graham Wason, Chairman of the Cut Tourism VAT today responded to the Cabinet reshuffle which saw a change of ministers at the Department for Culture Media and Sport: “It is disappointing that the Cabinet reshuffle has demoted the tourism portfolio within Government. “It appears that the brief has been added as an afterthought to the…..Read more

Thursday, 03 October 2013

Latest Blog: Understanding the political landscape

With the completion of the party conference season, political representatives, strategists and advisers return to work knowing that a series of key elections are coming up. European and local elections, the independence referendum in Scotland and of course the General Election in 2015 mean we are now entering a key period for Cut Tourism VAT…..Read more

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