Cut Tourism VAT

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Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Reduce Tourism VAT to support Welsh Tourism says Liz Saville Roberts MP

Liz Saville Roberts, MP for Dwyfor Meirionnydd, is a continued supporter of the campaign. At a recent Westminster Hall debate, Roberts spoke on the value of leisure attractions such as horse riding to the Welsh tourism industry, advocating for a VAT reduction to uphold the vulnerable leisure economy. Liz Saville Roberts (Dwyfor Meirionnydd, Plaid Cymru)…..Read more

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Wales Assembly Statement of Opinion – Reducing Tax on Tourism

A new bid was recently introduced in the Assembly and Westminster, urging the UK government to take action in cutting the tourism VAT to 5%. According to a recent Wales Online article, the tourism industry is the backbone of the Welsh economy. Campaigners argue that a rate cut will reduce youth unemployment and stimulate the…..Read more

Wednesday, 07 October 2015

Welsh First Minister Sympathetic to Tourism VAT Reduction

At last week’s National Assembly for Wales, the First Minister of Wales was asked about his position on a policy that calls for a reduction in VAT by Kirsty Williams, Welsh Liberal Democrat AM for Brecon and Radnorshire. The First Minister expressed his sympathy for the Campaign. Kirsty Williams (Brecon and Radnorshire, Welsh Liberal Democrat)…..Read more

Monday, 21 September 2015

Liberal Democrats Back a Cut in Tourism VAT

The Liberal Democrats became the first main political party to call for a cut in the rate of VAT on domestic tourism from 20% to 5%. which if adopted nationally would create 123,000 jobs and £4 billion of extra revenues for the Exchequer over 10 years. The party adopted the new policy to reduce VAT…..Read more

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

MPs and hospitality industry leaders meet at 1st Westminster Hospitality and Tourism Day

33 MPs from across the UK are taking part in a day in Parliament on Wednesday 16th September, highlighting the importance of the hospitality and tourism industry to the British economy. The event – which brings together politicians, policy-makers and businesses – is being organised to celebrate the contribution the sector makes to Britain’s economic…..Read more

Monday, 29 June 2015

New Campaign Chairman – goal is to win ‘hearts and minds’

Dermot King, Managing Director of Butlin’s will take up the role of Chairman of the Cut Tourism VAT Campaign on behalf of the British Hospitality Association (BHA) with immediate effect. In his new role, Dermot King will join the BHA Board of Directors, working with BHA Chairman Nick Varney, Chief Executive Officer Ufi Ibrahim and…..Read more

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