Cut Tourism VAT

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Thursday, 09 October 2014

Clacton-by-Election – what the candidates say on Tourism VAT

Clacton is one of the many areas of the UK which would benefit hugely from a reduction in Tourism VAT providing an economic boost in terms of increased demand, local investment and higher wages. Cut Tourism VAT asked where the candidates in the Clacton By-Election stood on the issue, here is what they said: Douglas Carswell…..Read more

Monday, 08 September 2014

Mark Williams MP: the value of tourism to Ceredigon

In this blog post Mark Williams, Member of Parliament for Ceredigon, explains why he supports the Campaign to reduce Tourism VAT: A region of outstanding natural beauty and home to Britain’s Bottle-nosed Dolphin population… Over 2,700,000 tourists flock here every year, drawn in by this vastly different but equally inspiring landscape. Mountains, Blue Flag beaches, rivers and historic…..Read more

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

New Economic Study presented to HM Treasury

A VAT cut for the UK’s tourism economy would lead to a £4 bn Tax windfall for the Treasury according to new research being handed to Government today. The Nevin Report, commissioned by the Cut Tourism VAT Campaign, says that a cut from 20% to 5% for accommodation and attractions would massively boost the UK’s…..Read more

Monday, 30 June 2014

The Sun launches the Give Us A Break Campaign

Major campaign launched to cut tourism VAT as regions tell Chancellor: Give Us A Break The tourism industry, backed by MPs from all parties, has launched a major campaign to cut VAT on hotel accommodation and tourist attractions to 5% in a bid to give Britain’s regions a helping hand. Hundreds of companies big and…..Read more

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Lords offer support for lower Tourism VAT in Parliament

During a debate in the House of Lords support was voiced by Peers for a reduction in Tourism VAT. Below are highlighted excerpts from the debate Lord Harrison secured on Tourism and Hospitality: Lord Harrison (Lab): “What should be in any new tourism and hospitality Bill? First, VAT. The 2013 study by the World Economic…..Read more

Thursday, 05 June 2014

New Motion in Parliament calls for Tourism VAT reduction

Following the Queen’s Speech, Margaret Ritchie MP has tabled a new Early Day Motion in support of the tourism industry, which calls on the Government to introduce a sector-specific VAT reduction for accommodation and attractions as a great to boost the economy, help UK tourism compete and help local businesses. The motion can be used…..Read more

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