Cut Tourism VAT

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Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Edinburgh MP Christine Jardine calls for a reduction in tourism VAT

At the Scottish Liberal Democrat conference on 23 April 2018, Christine Jardine MP called for a reduction in VAT on tourism to 5 %. Jardine is a strong supporter of the Campaign to Cut Tourism VAT and recently called a Westminster Hall debate on tourism and the creative industries. During this debate she stated that…..Read more

Monday, 23 April 2018

VAT on tourism discussed in Westminster Hall debate

During a Westminster Hall debate on Tuesday 17 April, which considered the impact of Brexit on Tourism and the Creative Industries, reducing VAT on tourism was mentioned as a method to protect the success of the UK’s growing tourism industry in the face of concerns about Brexit. David Duguid MP mentioned that while there were…..Read more

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

A Review in Tourism VAT in Northern Ireland

In the 2017 Autumn Budget, the Chancellor announced a review into the impact of VAT on the tourism industry in Northern Ireland. With the Government due to announce the terms of reference for the review in coming months, we look forward to working closely with the Treasury, key stakeholders and across our industry to ensure…..Read more

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Treasury announces call for evidence into tourism VAT in Northern Ireland

On 13 March 2018, as part of the Spring Statement, the call for evidence for the Treasury’s review of VAT on tourism in Northern Ireland was published. It will seek evidence that demonstrates the impact that VAT and APD have on tourism in Northern Ireland, as well as shows how a reduction in either VAT…..Read more

Wednesday, 07 March 2018

European Union proposes loosening of VAT restrictions

On 18th January 2018, the European Commission proposed new rules to allow member states more flexibility in setting VAT sector specific rates and creating a tax environment better suited to allowing SMEs to prosper. These proposals are the final stages of a European effort to combat VAT fraud. These proposals will become law if they…..Read more

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Tourist taxes proposed again in England, Scotland and Wales

In recent months the idea of a tourist tax – a nightly charge levied on overnight visitors – has been proposed across the UK, threatening to impose further taxation on tourism businesses on top of their already burdensome levels of VAT and business rates. Local authorities in Wales, Edinburgh, Bath, Oxford, Birmingham, and Hull local…..Read more

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