The Cavendish Hotel reduces room rates by 15% to show how high tourism VAT affects prices
The Cavendish Hotel in London is reducing its room rates by 15 per cent this summer to show how a 5 per cent VAT rate would help the UK hospitality and tourism sectors compete against rival destinations elsewhere in Europe. General manager for The Cavendish London, Neil Braude said: “By offering a reduced room rate…..Read more
Lord Aberdare raises case for reducing tourism VAT
Cut Tourism VAT has welcomed Lord Aberdare for outlining the case to reduce Tourism VAT in a debate in the House of Lords last week. During a Parliamentary debate on the impact of music upon the tourism industry Lord Aberdare said: “The UK is one of only four EU countries that do not take advantage…..Read more
Tim Farron MP offers support for Cut Tourism VAT
Tim Farron, MP for the South Lakes and President of the Liberal Democrat Party has asked treasury ministers to reduce the rate of VAT on charges for hotels and B&Bs. Tim thinks this tax cut could boost trade, create jobs and help our tourism sector compete with other European destinations. Mr Farron has asked the…..Read more
Tourism Minister misguided and incorrect on Tourism VAT
The below letter was letter in the Yorkshire Post on 25 May 2013 in response to comments by the Tourism Minister. The points made by Minister for Tourism, Hugh Robertson MP, regarding tourism VAT require correction. (Yorkshire Post, 18 May) The evidence in favour of a reduced rate of VAT for the tourism sector is…..Read more
Campaign highlights failure to consider VAT reduction in New Tourism Strategy
The Cut Tourism VAT Campaign today responded to the publication of Visit Britain’s new tourism strategy by expressing its regret that the case for reducing VAT on tourism was not properly addressed. Graham Wason, Chairman of the Campaign commented: “Whilst the campaign applauds the report’s call for a ‘long-term ambition for growth’ we are disappointed…..Read more
Imagine what the tourism industry could do?
Imagine what the tourism industry could do without one VAT-arm tied behind its back The below viewpoint was published alongside the Caterer and Hotelkeeper editorial on the 25 April 2013. To access the full story please click here. With no sign of any significant growth in GDP, unemployment continues above 2.5 million and nearly a…..Read more
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