Cut Tourism VAT

Cut tourism VAT, boost british jobs

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

Monday, 21 December 2015

Cut Tourism VAT – 2015 Summary

It’s been an exciting year for the Campaign to Cut Tourism VAT, and a busy year in Parliament. Following the General Election a renewed engagement programme saw the Campaign secure the support of more than 135 MPs as well as a growing number of London Assembly Members, MEPs, councillors and Members of devolved assemblies. Early…..Read more

Wednesday, 02 December 2015

Northern Ireland Committee Meeting – Impact of Tax Structures on Tourism in Northern Ireland

Ufi Ibrahim, CEO of the British Hospitality Association, and Janice Gault, CEO of the Northern Ireland Hotels Federation, spoke at the Northern Ireland Committee on Wednesday December 2. The inquiry was focused on the promotion of Northern Ireland tourism through VAT cuts. The committee heard that only 14% of visitors to Northern Ireland are international,…..Read more

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment Reaffirms Commitment to VAT Reduction

The Northern Ireland Select Committee recently announced that they would consider the issue of tourism VAT. When asked about his outlook in light of the announcement during a Northern Ireland Assembly debate, the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment confirmed his dedication to the campaign. John McCallister MLA (Independent) “Mr. McCallister asked the Minister of…..Read more

Thursday, 29 October 2015

The Tourism VAT Challenge for family businesses – Lorenzo Stella

Lorenzo Stella, proprietor of La Gaffe Restaurant and Guest Accommodation in Hampstead, London, writes about how the high VAT rate poses significant challenges for small businesses and has hurt the area’s once vibrant local economy: We have been established since 1962; the business was started by my parents and I have now taken over. My…..Read more

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