Cut Tourism VAT

Cut tourism VAT, boost british jobs


Plaid Cymru fully acknowledges the importance of the tourism sector to the Welsh economy. We would support a range of fiscal measures including reducing VAT to help develop the sector further and help our country make the most of our potential as a tourism destination.

Jonathan Edwards MP (Plaid Cymru), Carmarthen East and Dinefwr

Resorts like Clacton, Frinton and Walton deserve a VAT tax break. It would encourage people to spend money in the local economy, helping businesses and local people who rely on tourism to create jobs. I support this campaign wholeheartedly.

Douglas Carswell MP (UKIP), Clacton

We have a strong and growing local tourism industry, but with VAT on tourism in the UK so much higher than elsewhere in Europe they are competing with one hand tied behind their back. I strongly support cutting the VAT rate on the tourism industry to create a level playing field.

Dan Byles MP (Con), North Warwickshire

Tourism is a highly important and growing sector of the Welsh economy, and it’s particularly true in my constituency of Ynys Môn – the Isle of Anglesey. We should use all tools available to give tourism a boost – and that includes taking advantage of our ability to cut VAT within the sector.

Rhun ap Iorwerth AM (Plaid Cymru), Ynys Môn

Providers of tourism related services in my Constituency of Gower look to their colleagues on the other side of the Irish sea and see the positive impact of lower VAT rates in stimulating local businesses. I have no doubt that the reduction of VAT for the tourism industry in the UK would have significant economic and employment benefits for Gower.

Martin Caton MP (Lab), Gower

Britain has a vibrant tourism industry… but… we cannot compete if our VAT rate is double that of our competitors.

Alan Reid MP (LD), Argyll & Bute

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