Mark Williams MP pushes for Tourism VAT debate in House of Commons
Last week Mark Williams MP spoke in the House of Commons to ask about the contribution a reduction in Tourism VAT would have, and to ask for a debate on the matter. Culture, Media and Sport Questions Mark Williams, Liberal Democrat, Ceredigion What assessment has the Minister made of the much greater contribution tourism could make to…..Read more
MPs calls for tourism VAT cut to give UK economic boost
Members of Parliament met with leading figures in the UK tourism industry including representatives of Merlin Entertainments, Bourne Leisure and the British Hospitality Association for a roundtable discussion on the future of the tourism industry should the sector receive the VAT cut it is calling for. Cut Tourism VAT is a coalition of hotels and…..Read more
Blog – Reduced tourism VAT will be magical for the UK’s tourists, businesses and staff
Serena von der Heyde of the Georgian House Hotel London, which recently made headlines and winning the Time Out London Critic Choice for its Harry Potter themed rooms, has written on how reduced tourism VAT will be to the benefit London’s of tourists, businesses and staff. What a reduction on tourism VAT would mean for the…..Read more
Cut Tourism VAT gets Sir Nick Harvey MP’s backing!
Nick Harvey has today launched a petition in support of the campaign to reduce tourism VAT. The MP’s petition calls on the Government to reduce VAT on hotels and tourist attractions from its current rate of 20 per cent to 5 per cent. The cut would bring the UK more in line with other European…..Read more
Margaret Ritchie MP asks Treasury on Professor Blake tourism VAT research
Cut Tourism VAT supporter Margaret Ritchie MP pressed the Treasury on the progress to support tourism in all UK regions with research and economic modelling compiled by Treasury adviser Professor Adam Blake. Margaret Ritchie (Shadow SDLP Spokesperson (Energy and Climate Change), Shadow SDLP Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs); South Down, Social Democratic and Labour…..Read more
Welsh affairs questions in Parliament see tourism VAT on the agenda
Today in Parliament the Secretary of State for Wales was asked a question on the importance of tourism VAT the rural Welsh economy but Roger Williams, Liberal Democrat MP for Brecon and Radnorshire. Roger Williams (Brecon and Radnorshire, Liberal Democrat) Tourism is very important to Wales, and to rural Wales in particular. It has been…..Read more
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