Cut Tourism VAT

Cut tourism VAT, boost british jobs

Wednesday, 02 December 2015

Northern Ireland Committee Meeting – Impact of Tax Structures on Tourism in Northern Ireland

Ufi Ibrahim, CEO of the British Hospitality Association, and Janice Gault, CEO of the Northern Ireland Hotels Federation, spoke at the Northern Ireland Committee on Wednesday December 2. The inquiry was focused on the promotion of Northern Ireland tourism through VAT cuts. The committee heard that only 14% of visitors to Northern Ireland are international,…..Read more

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment Reaffirms Commitment to VAT Reduction

The Northern Ireland Select Committee recently announced that they would consider the issue of tourism VAT. When asked about his outlook in light of the announcement during a Northern Ireland Assembly debate, the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment confirmed his dedication to the campaign. John McCallister MLA (Independent) “Mr. McCallister asked the Minister of…..Read more

Thursday, 29 October 2015

The Tourism VAT Challenge for family businesses – Lorenzo Stella

Lorenzo Stella, proprietor of La Gaffe Restaurant and Guest Accommodation in Hampstead, London, writes about how the high VAT rate poses significant challenges for small businesses and has hurt the area’s once vibrant local economy: We have been established since 1962; the business was started by my parents and I have now taken over. My…..Read more

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Reduce Tourism VAT to support Welsh Tourism says Liz Saville Roberts MP

Liz Saville Roberts, MP for Dwyfor Meirionnydd, is a continued supporter of the campaign. At a recent Westminster Hall debate, Roberts spoke on the value of leisure attractions such as horse riding to the Welsh tourism industry, advocating for a VAT reduction to uphold the vulnerable leisure economy. Liz Saville Roberts (Dwyfor Meirionnydd, Plaid Cymru)…..Read more

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Wales Assembly Statement of Opinion – Reducing Tax on Tourism

A new bid was recently introduced in the Assembly and Westminster, urging the UK government to take action in cutting the tourism VAT to 5%. According to a recent Wales Online article, the tourism industry is the backbone of the Welsh economy. Campaigners argue that a rate cut will reduce youth unemployment and stimulate the…..Read more

Wednesday, 07 October 2015

Welsh First Minister Sympathetic to Tourism VAT Reduction

At last week’s National Assembly for Wales, the First Minister of Wales was asked about his position on a policy that calls for a reduction in VAT by Kirsty Williams, Welsh Liberal Democrat AM for Brecon and Radnorshire. The First Minister expressed his sympathy for the Campaign. Kirsty Williams (Brecon and Radnorshire, Welsh Liberal Democrat)…..Read more

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