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Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Campaign welcomes DUP support for reduction of tourism VAT

Cross-party support growing  The Cut Tourism VAT Campaign today welcomed the declaration of support by David McIlveen MLA and the Democratic Unionist Party. Graham Wason, Chairman of Cut Tourism VAT said:  “We welcome support of the DUP for a reduction in Tourism VAT. The sector in Northern Ireland faces a particular challenge as it competes…..Read more

Tuesday, 08 October 2013

Campaign criticises tourism demotion in Cabinet reshuffle

Graham Wason, Chairman of the Cut Tourism VAT today responded to the Cabinet reshuffle which saw a change of ministers at the Department for Culture Media and Sport: “It is disappointing that the Cabinet reshuffle has demoted the tourism portfolio within Government. “It appears that the brief has been added as an afterthought to the…..Read more

Thursday, 03 October 2013

Latest Blog: Understanding the political landscape

With the completion of the party conference season, political representatives, strategists and advisers return to work knowing that a series of key elections are coming up. European and local elections, the independence referendum in Scotland and of course the General Election in 2015 mean we are now entering a key period for Cut Tourism VAT…..Read more

Thursday, 03 October 2013

Cut Tourism VAT welcomes Northern Ireland Hotels report

The Cut Tourism VAT welcomed the Tourism 2020 report by the Northern Ireland Hotels Federation which calls for Tourism VAT to be reduced to 5%. Graham Wason, Chairman of Cut Tourism VAT said: “This report by the Northern Ireland Hotels Federation is to be strongly welcomed as another significant contribution to the case for reducing…..Read more

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Campaign responds to Prime Minister on Tourism VAT reduction

Graham Wason, Chairman of the Cut Tourism VAT today responded to comments by the Prime Minister regarding the case for reducing tourism VAT. During a live Q&A with Global Radio at its Capital FM and Xfm studios in Manchester on 8th August, the Prime Minister was asked his view on the issue. In his answer…..Read more

Thursday, 08 August 2013

VAT Row as UK Tourists Flock to Republic of Ireland

The UK Government is coming under renewed pressure from leading operators in the tourist industry following a remarkable turnaround in visitor numbers to the Republic of Ireland. The latest figures show that 1.77 million visitors flocked to the Emerald Isle between March and May this year. And of these, 726,000 were from the UK –…..Read more

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