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Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Tourism VAT on the agenda during Welsh Questions in Parliament

In a House of Commons debate on Welsh tourism on October 19th, CTV supporter Mark Williams MP (LD) brought up the issue of cutting tourism VAT with Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales and Lord Commissioner of the Treasury, Guto Bebb MP. Both advocated the cutting of tax, but Bebb said there were “no promises”…..Read more

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Leaving EU Could Provide Opportunity to Review VAT Policy

At a Westminster Hall debate on UK’s Exit from the European Union on the 17th October, CTV supporter Mark Durkan MP (SDLP) referred to Tourism VAT. Mr Durkan stated how the Government has ‘often cited EU restrictions against a lot of policy initiatives that many of us would want’.   Mark Durkan, Social Democratic and…..Read more

Thursday, 11 August 2016

BHA calls for VAT cut as Prime Minister takes break in low-rate Switzerland

Commenting on Prime Minister Theresa May’s August trip to the Swiss Alps, BHA chief executive Ufi Ibrahim said: “At 20%, the UK’s rate of tourism VAT is more than five times that of Switzerland. Switzerland has some of the highest mountains in Europe and we have some of the highest tourism taxes”. “A reduction in…..Read more

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Minister says Brexit could lead to abolition of VAT on tourism

A senior Cabinet Minister has said that the Brexit referendum vote could lead to a cut in the rate of VAT levied on tourism. John Whittingdale, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, speaking at a British Hospitality Association (BHA) summit in London said: “If we wanted, for example, to abolish VAT on accommodation…..Read more

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Reduce Tourism VAT to support UK tourism exports

In response to UK trade deficit figures published yesterday (10 May) by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the British Hospitality Association’s Campaign to Cut Tourism VAT is calling on the Government to recognise the negative impact of tourism VAT on export figures and reduce the rate of VAT on accommodation and tourist attractions from 20 per cent…..Read more

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

British Government to examine a reduction in Tourism VAT in Northern Ireland

The Campaign to Cut Tourism VAT welcomes the news that Jonathan Bell, Northern Ireland’s Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment and the acting Sports, Tourism and Heritage Minister David Evennett MP are working together to examine the benefit of a reduction in tourism VAT in Northern Ireland. Cut Tourism Vat coordinators received the boost to…..Read more

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