Cut Tourism VAT

Cut tourism VAT, boost british jobs

Monday, 21 September 2015

Liberal Democrats Back a Cut in Tourism VAT

The Liberal Democrats became the first main political party to call for a cut in the rate of VAT on domestic tourism from 20% to 5%. which if adopted nationally would create 123,000 jobs and £4 billion of extra revenues for the Exchequer over 10 years. The party adopted the new policy to reduce VAT…..Read more

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

MPs and hospitality industry leaders meet at 1st Westminster Hospitality and Tourism Day

33 MPs from across the UK are taking part in a day in Parliament on Wednesday 16th September, highlighting the importance of the hospitality and tourism industry to the British economy. The event – which brings together politicians, policy-makers and businesses – is being organised to celebrate the contribution the sector makes to Britain’s economic…..Read more

Monday, 29 June 2015

New Campaign Chairman – goal is to win ‘hearts and minds’

Dermot King, Managing Director of Butlin’s will take up the role of Chairman of the Cut Tourism VAT Campaign on behalf of the British Hospitality Association (BHA) with immediate effect. In his new role, Dermot King will join the BHA Board of Directors, working with BHA Chairman Nick Varney, Chief Executive Officer Ufi Ibrahim and…..Read more

Thursday, 11 June 2015

First Minister of Wales supports reduction in Tourism VAT (Video)

On the 9  June 2015, in response to question by Simon Thomas AM (Plaid Cymru) regarding tourism VAT, Carwyn Jones AM, First Minister of Wales affirmed his support for a reduction: Simon Thomas AM First Minister, in a period of cuts in public expenditure, any steps that enable private businesses to invest in order to improve the economy is…..Read more

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Reduce Tourism VAT and let our business grow – The Richwood, Torquay

Veronica Pickles and Saida Hammoud are Co-Owners of The Richwood in Torquay. Together they have successfully built up their business, winning the 2013 English Riviera & South Devon Bronze Tourism Award for Excellence in Customer Service.  Like many growing tourism businesses they now face the difficult challenge of managing the VAT threshold so that a jump to 20%…..Read more

Tuesday, 02 June 2015

Case study: Comparing Tourism VAT in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland

Eddie McKeever of McKeever Hotels Group operates both in Northern Ireland (Tourism VAT at 20%) as well as the Republic of Ireland (Tourism VAT at 9%). In the below post he shares his personal experience as to how the lower rate in the Republic of Ireland has helped his business invest in staff and establishments:…..Read more

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