Cut Tourism VAT

Cut tourism VAT, boost british jobs

Thursday, 11 June 2015

First Minister of Wales supports reduction in Tourism VAT (Video)

On the 9  June 2015, in response to question by Simon Thomas AM (Plaid Cymru) regarding tourism VAT, Carwyn Jones AM, First Minister of Wales affirmed his support for a reduction: Simon Thomas AM First Minister, in a period of cuts in public expenditure, any steps that enable private businesses to invest in order to improve the economy is…..Read more

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Reduce Tourism VAT and let our business grow – The Richwood, Torquay

Veronica Pickles and Saida Hammoud are Co-Owners of The Richwood in Torquay. Together they have successfully built up their business, winning the 2013 English Riviera & South Devon Bronze Tourism Award for Excellence in Customer Service.  Like many growing tourism businesses they now face the difficult challenge of managing the VAT threshold so that a jump to 20%…..Read more

Tuesday, 02 June 2015

Case study: Comparing Tourism VAT in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland

Eddie McKeever of McKeever Hotels Group operates both in Northern Ireland (Tourism VAT at 20%) as well as the Republic of Ireland (Tourism VAT at 9%). In the below post he shares his personal experience as to how the lower rate in the Republic of Ireland has helped his business invest in staff and establishments:…..Read more

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

The Long View on Tourism VAT – A personal perspective from Eric Marsh, George Hotel

I joined the hospitality industry soon after my 17th birthday in 1960, except that at that time it was known as the catering trade, and although I enrolled on a university course I attended a technical college; I started three days late with a mere three “O” levels, and three years later was awarded a…..Read more

Friday, 01 May 2015

Reduction would help extra investment in jobs and wages says Web Adventure Park

Janice Dunphy, owner of the Web Adventure Park, writes about how the business would like use the opportunity of lower Tourism VAT to create new jobs and increase wages: The family owned Web Adventure Park in York has been operating since 2004 and now employs over 65 employees. We have a huge indoor play centre, outdoor park, petting…..Read more

Friday, 24 April 2015

Election 2015 – The Cut Tourism VAT Manifesto Scorecard

 Cut Tourism VAT, a tourism industry campaign group, has ranked party manifestos to create a definitive list of which parties are the most supportive of the industry’s call to have a more competitive rate of VAT – with surprising results. Cut Tourism VAT is a coalition of 43,000 tourist accommodation and attractions businesses calling for…..Read more

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