How would a cut in Tourism VAT help small businesses?
Harry Acland of Notgrove Holidays shares his story, which illustrates vividly how a cut in Tourism VAT would help small or medium sized enterprises (SMEs) like his. Put simply, the current tax environment has made operating the small hospitality business managed by my wife and I in the Cotswolds almost unsustainable. Increasing business rates and high VAT on tourism…..Read more
Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP quizzed about Tourism VAT
Yesterday, during a Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) oral questions session in the House, Alistair Carmichael MP (Lib Dem, Orkney and Shetland) referenced our campaign when asking Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP (Conservative, Staffordshire Moorlands) about whether she is discussing a reduction in Tourism VAT with the Chancellor of the Exchequer. Alistair is a vocal…..Read more
DUP deal: Government to commission report on Tourism VAT in Northern Ireland
Today it was announced that as part of the Conservative-DUP deal, a detailed consultative report will be commissioned into the impact of Tourism VAT on Northern Ireland. VAT on tourism was a key issue in the negotiations. The Republic of Ireland currently enjoys a 9% Tourism VAT rate, compared to a rate of 20% in Northern…..Read more
Election 2017 – Cut Tourism VAT Manifesto Scorecard
The Campaign to Cut Tourism VAT has released a manifesto scorecard, ranking each political party on its tourism policies ahead of the General Election on 8 June. Independent research has shown a reduction in the rate of tourism VAT to 5% will stimulate investment and consumer spending and contribute £4.6 billion to the Exchequer over 10…..Read more
Cut Tourism VAT responds to party manifestos
The Cut Tourism VAT is disappointed that none of the major parties has committed to reducing the tax on tourism which would bring the UK into line with most European countries. The Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat election manifestos are silent on the issue, although a cut in tourism VAT is Liberal Democrat policy. Plaid…..Read more
General Election Toolkit
The Cut Tourism VAT campaign has prepared this toolkit to help Cut Tourism VAT supporters engage with local politicians ahead of the General Election on 8th June. Building support among MPs is the best way to persuade the government to Cut Tourism VAT and the snap General Election is a great opportunity to engage with…..Read more
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