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Wednesday, 07 March 2018

European Union proposes loosening of VAT restrictions

On 18th January 2018, the European Commission proposed new rules to allow member states more flexibility in setting VAT sector specific rates and creating a tax environment better suited to allowing SMEs to prosper. These proposals are the final stages of a European effort to combat VAT fraud. These proposals will become law if they…..Read more

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Tourist taxes proposed again in England, Scotland and Wales

In recent months the idea of a tourist tax – a nightly charge levied on overnight visitors – has been proposed across the UK, threatening to impose further taxation on tourism businesses on top of their already burdensome levels of VAT and business rates. Local authorities in Wales, Edinburgh, Bath, Oxford, Birmingham, and Hull local…..Read more

Monday, 12 February 2018

A Government review – Tourism VAT in Northern Ireland

The Government will shortly be announcing the terms of reference for their review into the impact of Tourism VAT in Northern Ireland. The review was announced in July as part of the Conservative-DUP confidence and supply agreement following the general election, and was confirmed by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Phillip Hammond, in the 2017…..Read more

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Early day motion 584: ‘VAT on Tourism’

On 23rd November 2017, calls were made across Parliament for the Chancellor to reduce Tourism VAT to 5% across the UK. Early day motion 584, ‘VAT on Tourism’ received cross-party support after it was tabled by Stephen Lloyd MP and co-sponsored by Caroline Lucas MP, Dr Philippa Whitford MP, Jim Shannon MP and Sammy Wilson MP.…..Read more

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Autumn Budget 2017 – A review into Tourism VAT in Northern Ireland

In a major victory for the Campaign to Cut Tourism VAT, the Chancellor announced that the Treasury is going forward with plans to review Tourism VAT in Northern Ireland, as previously announced as part of the confidence and supply agreement between the government and DUP following the general election. This was the first ever budget…..Read more

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Cross Party Condemnation for Wales’ Proposed Tourism Tax

Plaid Cymru counters, instead let’s get Westminster to Cut Tourism VAT. BHA Wales’s active opposition to a proposed tourism tax in Wales featured strongly as the planned tax received cross-party condemnation in a National Assembly for Wales debate. The Welsh Assembly debated a motion by Nick Ramsay AM (Monmouth) proposing that “the National Assembly for…..Read more

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