5% VAT on Tourism Services!
The Cut Tourism VAT Campaign is absolutely delighted that the Government has introduced 5% VAT on tourism services for a six month period from 15 July 2022 to 12 January 2021. Whilst it has taken a global pandemic to bring this about, 27 years of compiling the most robust economic evidence has undoubtedly convinced the…..Read more
SNP u-turn on aviation tax strengthens the case for a cut in tourism VAT
Following yesterday’s surprise U-turn by the SNP on cutting airport departure tax, the Cut Tourism VAT campaign has reissued its call for VAT to be cut to 5% from its current rate of 20% to protect the future of Scottish tourism. The U-turn by the SNP adds further fiscal obstacles for the Scottish tourism industry…..Read more
MP Stephen Kerr hosts Scottish tourism roundtable at Stirling Highland Hotel
On Friday 22nd March the Campaign to Cut Tourism VAT (CTV) held a roundtable at the Stirling Highland Hotel, to discuss the major challenges and opportunities facing the Scottish tourism industry at the moment. The event, which was hosted by Stirling MP Stephen Kerr, brought together representatives from a range of local Stirling tourism businesses…..Read more
Threat of Tourism Tax in Edinburgh
Sunday, 20th January 2019 Threat of Tourism Tax Growing Fears are growing that a tourism tax will soon be introduced in Edinburgh as the City council recently held a consultation with local tourism operators in light of a proposed Transient Visitor Levy (TVL). If introduced, a charge of £2 per night, or 2% of total…..Read more
Irish tourism bodies call for review into VAT raise
Following the rise on the rate of VAT from 9% to 13.5% on the hospitality sector coming into effect on New Year’s Day, representatives from the Irish tourism and hospitality industry have called for a review into the policy. The rate was initially cut to 9% in 2011 to help create jobs following the recession,…..Read more
Lord Foster submits written questions to the House of Lords
On the 11th of December, Lord Foster of Bath submitted two written questions to the government. Lord Foster, a Liberal Democrat Peer, has been a long term support of the Campaign to Cut Tourism VAT, and has been vocal on the issue during his time as an MP for Bath as well as throughout his…..Read more
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