Cut Tourism VAT

Cut tourism VAT, boost british jobs

Reports & Documents

The campaign has commissioned research showing the strong case for reduced rate of VAT on accommodation and visitor attractions in the United Kingdom. The following reports and documents are available to download:


Rates for Tourism VAT across European Union
Covering hotel accommodation, cultural services, amusement parks, restaurants and catering. (January 2017)

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Campaign Fact Sheet
A two page overview of the case for a reduced rate of VAT for the tourism sector. (February 2017)

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Tourism Respect Fiscal Model Report
The economic impact of reduced VAT on visitor accommodation and visitor attractions in the UK. (February 2017)

Download Tourism Respect Fiscal Model Report

Increasing HM Treasury revenue through Tourism VAT reduction
A summary of how reducing Tourism VAT would improve HM Treasury tax receipts.

Download Increasing HM Treasury revenue through Tourism VAT reduction

Republic of Ireland - Reduced VAT Case Study
This one-page briefing provides a summary of the Tourism VAT reduction in the Republic of Ireland and the resulting economic benefits.

Download Republic of Ireland - Reduced VAT Case Study

France - Reduced VAT Case Study
This one-page briefing covers the history of Tourism VAT in France including the 2009 decision to reduce VAT for restaurants.

Download France - Reduced VAT Case Study

Submission to the 2014 Autumn Statement
This Campaign submission outlines the evidence which demonstrates the strong economic case for a reduced rate of tourism VAT. (October 2014)

Download Submission to the 2014 Autumn Statement

Fiscal Impact of Reducing Tourism VAT
Report by Nevin Associates assessing the fiscal impact of reducing tourism VAT. It finds the measure would generate over £3.9 billion extra in tax revenue over a decade. (July 2014)

Download Fiscal Impact of Reducing Tourism VAT

Comparison of EU Tourism Taxes
A study by Geoff Ranson which compares the total tourism tax take in the UK as compared to other leading EU destinations. (May 2014)

Download Comparison of EU Tourism Taxes

Hotel Occupancy Rates
Research by Five Lines Consulting investigating HM Treasury claim that "many UK hotels are full" (April 2014)

Download Hotel Occupancy Rates

Budget Submission 2013
Campaign Submission to HM Treasury for Budget 2013 (February 2013)

Download Budget Submission 2013

Impact of Reduced VAT Rates on the UK Economy
"The Impact of Reduced VAT Rates on British Visitor Accommodation, Attractions and the Wider Economy" - using HM Treasury’s Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) model (December 2012)

Download Impact of Reduced VAT Rates on the UK Economy

Report Summary – The Impact of Reduced Tourism VAT Rates
"The Impact of Reduced VAT Rates on British Visitor Accommodation, Attractions and the Wider Economy" (February 2012)

Download Report  Summary – The Impact of Reduced Tourism VAT Rates

Briefing Note – The Impact of Reduced Tourism VAT Rates
Two page note of the report "The Impact of Reduced VAT Rates on British Visitor Accommodation, Attractions and the Wider Economy" (November 2011)

Download Briefing Note – The Impact of Reduced Tourism VAT Rates

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