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Wednesday, 21 March 2018

A Review in Tourism VAT in Northern Ireland

In the 2017 Autumn Budget, the Chancellor announced a review into the impact of VAT on the tourism industry in Northern Ireland. With the Government due to announce the terms of reference for the review in coming months, we look forward to working closely with the Treasury, key stakeholders and across our industry to ensure…..Read more

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Treasury announces call for evidence into tourism VAT in Northern Ireland

On 13 March 2018, as part of the Spring Statement, the call for evidence for the Treasury’s review of VAT on tourism in Northern Ireland was published. It will seek evidence that demonstrates the impact that VAT and APD have on tourism in Northern Ireland, as well as shows how a reduction in either VAT…..Read more

Wednesday, 07 March 2018

European Union proposes loosening of VAT restrictions

On 18th January 2018, the European Commission proposed new rules to allow member states more flexibility in setting VAT sector specific rates and creating a tax environment better suited to allowing SMEs to prosper. These proposals are the final stages of a European effort to combat VAT fraud. These proposals will become law if they…..Read more

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Tourist taxes proposed again in England, Scotland and Wales

In recent months the idea of a tourist tax – a nightly charge levied on overnight visitors – has been proposed across the UK, threatening to impose further taxation on tourism businesses on top of their already burdensome levels of VAT and business rates. Local authorities in Wales, Edinburgh, Bath, Oxford, Birmingham, and Hull local…..Read more

Monday, 12 February 2018

A Government review – Tourism VAT in Northern Ireland

The Government will shortly be announcing the terms of reference for their review into the impact of Tourism VAT in Northern Ireland. The review was announced in July as part of the Conservative-DUP confidence and supply agreement following the general election, and was confirmed by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Phillip Hammond, in the 2017…..Read more

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Early day motion 584: ‘VAT on Tourism’

On 23rd November 2017, calls were made across Parliament for the Chancellor to reduce Tourism VAT to 5% across the UK. Early day motion 584, ‘VAT on Tourism’ received cross-party support after it was tabled by Stephen Lloyd MP and co-sponsored by Caroline Lucas MP, Dr Philippa Whitford MP, Jim Shannon MP and Sammy Wilson MP.…..Read more

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