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Cut tourism VAT, boost british jobs

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Wednesday, 01 May 2013

Campaign highlights failure to consider VAT reduction in New Tourism Strategy

The Cut Tourism VAT Campaign today responded to the publication of Visit Britain’s new tourism strategy by expressing its regret that the case for reducing VAT on tourism was not properly addressed. Graham Wason, Chairman of the Campaign commented: “Whilst the campaign applauds the report’s call for a ‘long-term ambition for growth’ we are disappointed…..Read more

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Imagine what the tourism industry could do?

Imagine what the tourism industry could do without one VAT-arm tied behind its back The below viewpoint was published alongside the Caterer and Hotelkeeper editorial on the 25 April 2013. To access the full story please click here. With no sign of any significant growth in GDP, unemployment continues above 2.5 million and nearly a…..Read more

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Failure to reduce tourism VAT missed opportunity for UK

Speaking on the Budget announcement, Graham Wason, Chair of the Campaign for Reduced Tourism VAT said: “We are disappointed at the Government’s failure to reduce the rate of VAT for the tourism sector, as almost every other country in Europe has done. “The Government has accepted the argument that a lower rate of corporation tax…..Read more

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Budget 2013: Failure to reduce tourism VAT missed opportunity for UK economy

Speaking on the Budget announcement, Graham Wason, Chairman of the Campaign for Reduced Tourism VAT said: “We are disappointed at the Government’s failure to reduce the rate of VAT for the tourism sector, as almost every other country in Europe has done. “The Government has accepted the argument that a lower rate of corporation tax…..Read more

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Welcome to the Cut Tourism VAT campaign

The Cut Tourism VAT Campaign is asking the UK Government to reduce VAT on tourism from the standard rate of 20% to the UK’s current reduced rate of 5%. This is because almost every other country in the EU applies a reduced rate of VAT to at least some, if not all, parts of their…..Read more

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

United Kingdom VAT rate for accommodation almost double EU average

The Campaign for Reduced Tourism VAT has collated the latest set of EU VAT rates for the tourism sector covering hotel accommodation, admissions to cultural services, amusement parks, restaurants and catering services. This update shows that the average EU VAT rate for hotel accommodation was 10.8% – almost half the rate applied in the United…..Read more

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