Cut Tourism VAT

Cut tourism VAT, boost british jobs

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Butlin’s boss calls for VAT cut during the school holidays to test its impact

The boss of Bourne Leisure has called on Ministers to reduce VAT for the tourism industry during school holidays to test the effect of a tax cut. Read full article:  

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Reduce Tourist VAT to support business says Steven Paterson MP

Steven Paterson MP (SNP, Sterling) has written to the Chancellor urging him to reduce Tourism VAT on accommodation and attractions to 5% following this week’s announcement that the Scottish Government is capping business rate increases at 12.5% for Scottish hospitality businesses until July 2017 Steven Paterson MP said that after conducting an extensive public consultation…..Read more

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Hospitality and tourism industry writes to Chancellor of the Exchequer

The UK’s hospitality and tourism industry has written to the Chancellor urging him to order an immediate cut in Tourism VAT in next month’s budget – a move that it says will create thousands of jobs, raise billions of extra money for the treasury and also improve the country’s balance of trade by billions. Dermot…..Read more

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Scotland urgently needs reduction in tourism VAT – Richard Lochhead MSP

In yesterday’s Scottish Parliament debate on support for business and the economy, Richard Lochhead MSP (SNP, Moray), who was Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and Environment until 2016, thanked Derek Mackay (SNP, Renfrewshire North & West), the Cabinet Secretary for Finance & Constitution, for being the hospitality industries “white knight” on business rates, but…..Read more

Monday, 28 November 2016

Cutting VAT would more than pay for itself – Margaret Ritchie MP

Margaret Ritchie, SDLP South Down MP and EFRA Select Committee member, spoke recently about the need to cut the rate of VAT in Britain and Northern Ireland. Citing lower rates in other European countries, Ritchie affirmed her support for the campaign as competition increases from abroad. “The Rate of VAT in Britain and Northern Ireland…..Read more

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Tourism VAT and Tax on the agenda at Parliamentary Committee

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee heard evidence today on Rural Tourism. Witnesses included Patricia Yates, Director of Strategy and Communications, VisitBritain/VisitEngland, Sir Gary Verity, Chief Executive, Welcome to Yorkshire, and Jude Leitch, Director, Northumberland Tourism. In regard to Tourism VAT,  Margaret Ritchie MP asked the panel whether they would support a reduction. Ms Leitch…..Read more

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