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Tuesday, 18 February 2014

International Tax Review Article on UK Tourism VAT

This article originally appeared on the International Tax Review on 18 February 2014. The original article can be accessed here.  By Aaran Fronda, ITR. David Gauke, Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, has rejected a 15 percentage point cut in VAT for the tourist sector, despite evidence it will boost GDP, create jobs and increase fiscal…..Read more

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

MPs speaking for Tourism VAT cut shows strong support across parties

Twenty-five MPs spoke in yesterday’s positive debate in the House of Commons – below is a list of their names, parties and constituencies. There were 12 backbench speakers from England: Andrew Bingham (High Peak) (Con); Nick de Bois (Enfield North) (Con); Geoffrey Cox (Torridge and West Devon) (Con); Tim Farron (Westmorland and Lonsdale) (Lib Dem);…..Read more

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

MPs from all parties unite for tourism VAT reduction in Parliament debate

More than 28 MPs from all parties united in Westminster today to urge the Government to reduce VAT on the tourism sector. This follows a high level campaign by the tourism industry as 24 out of 28 EU countries such as France and Spain enjoy vastly reduced tourism VAT unlike the UK where we still…..Read more

Tuesday, 04 February 2014

UK Government accept case reduced Tourism VAT… but only in the Isle of Man

One of the curiosities of the high rate of UK Tourism VAT is that a previous British Government accepted the principle for a reduced tourism rate to boost the economy. That was in 1994 when the then British Government approved an application by the Isle of Man Government to reduce VAT on visitor accommodation to…..Read more

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Roundtable brings together supportive MPs and industry leaders

The Cut Tourism VAT Campaign hosted a roundtable discussion at The Cavendish London to discuss proposals to advance the Campaign in the year ahead. More than twenty Members of Parliament and UK travel industry leaders participated in the Roundtable including Margaret Ritchie MP, Sir Bob Russell MP, Caroline Lucas MP, Paul Maynard MP, Dermot King,…..Read more

Thursday, 05 December 2013

Campaign calls Autumn Statement ‘missed opportunity’

The Cut Tourism VAT Campaign responded to the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement regretting the missed opportunity to reduce tourism VAT and boost tourism export earnings from emerging markets. Graham Wason, Chairman of Cut Tourism VAT said: “The Government has missed out on a great opportunity in this Autumn Statement. The United Kingdom remains alongside Slovakia, Denmark…..Read more

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