Cut Tourism VAT

Cut tourism VAT, boost british jobs

Friday, 09 January 2015

Big Day in Parliament for Tourism and VAT

It was a big day in Parliament on Tuesday, 6th January for Cut Tourism VAT in a Westminster Hall Debate and Select Committee inquiry on tourism. In Westminster Hall, Minister for Coastal Communities, Penny Mordaunt MP heard the need for coastal redevelopment and economic rejuvenation. Ian Liddell-Grainger MP highlighted the importance of Butlins in redeveloping…..Read more

Tuesday, 06 January 2015

Tourist industry facing triple whammy in 2015

Britain’s hard pressed tourism industry enters the New Year facing a triple whammy – thanks mainly to the current government’s failure to understand this important export industry. As dozens of hotels, B&Bs and attractions slowly recover from last year’s horrendous battering from floods and gales and a downturn in tourism, three storm clouds are heading…..Read more

Friday, 02 January 2015

Re-investing in the Loch Ness Legend with a Tourism VAT cut

The Campaign has asked supporters to write about what a tax reduction would do to help their business compete and invest. Below David Bremner of the award winning Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition writes about the prospects of increasing wages, footfall and re-investing in the Loch Ness Legend.   The Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition…..Read more

Monday, 10 November 2014

Jim Shannon MP: Let Tourism in Northern Ireland compete

Jim Shannon MP represents the constituency of Strangford. In this post he writes about how the UK’s Tourism VAT rate – at double the European average – hurts tourism in Northern Ireland, making it more difficult for businesses to compete with other European destinations.   Tourism is of vital importance to Northern Ireland amounting to 4.6% of…..Read more

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Coastal politicians urge chancellor to cut tourism VAT to help seaside towns

Politicians from across the UK are urging the government to encourage growth in their constituencies by cutting VAT on tourism Research using the Treasury’s own model commissioned in July showed cutting VAT on accommodation and attractions would create over 120,000 jobs, add £4 billion to UK GDP each year, and also contribute £4 billion to the…..Read more

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Margaret Ritchie MP: The progressive case for a tourism VAT reduction

Margaret Ritchie MP represents South Down in Northern Ireland. In this post she highlights recent evidence from the Nevin Economic Research Institute that reducing Tourism VAT is a progressive measure – especially in terms of helping low income families. The Nevin Economic Research Institute report into the Irish Government’s Tourism VAT reduction is an important…..Read more

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