Cut Tourism VAT

Cut tourism VAT, boost british jobs

Reports & Documents

The campaign has commissioned research showing the strong case for reduced rate of VAT on accommodation and visitor attractions in the United Kingdom. The following reports and documents are available to download:


Press release - Hospitality and tourism sector devastated by COVID demands further extension of reduced rate of VAT to avoid 310,000 job losses
A survey of more than a thousand hospitality and tourism businesses by the Cut Tourism VAT (CTV) Campaign demonstrates the importance of the decision by Chancellor Rishi Sunak to apply a reduced rate of VAT at 5% in protecting employment and the survival of those businesses. (Jan 2021)

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Infographic of key findings from CTV survey
An infographic highlighting the key findings from a survey of businesses on the impact to date of 5% VAT on UK tourism and hospitality businesses. (Jan 2021)

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Cut Tourism VAT survey report
A report summarising the key findings from a survey of businesses on the impact to date of 5% VAT on UK tourism and hospitality businesses. (Jan 2021)

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Full list of responses to question 11 of survey on the impact to date of 5% VAT on UK tourism and hospitality businesses.
Q11: For VAT registered businesses only: If it were to be announced that VAT on tourism and hospitality were to remain at 5% indefinitely, how would this influence your attitude to investment in your business compared to a VAT rate of 20%? (Jan 2021)

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Full list of responses to question 13 of survey on the impact to date of 5% VAT on UK tourism and hospitality businesses.
Q13: Please give any other comments or observations on how VAT affects your future business outlook? (Jan 2021)

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Cut Tourism VAT survey report
Responses from Northern Ireland

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Factsheet on the benefits of a Cut to Tourism VAT in Northern Ireland
Two page note of the report "The Impact of Reduced VAT Rates in Northern Ireland on Visitor Accommodation, Attractions and the Wider Economy" (October 2017)

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Does the weather impact the tourism industry?
Sometimes, people argue there is no point promoting tourism in the UK because of the weather. Cut Tourism VAT tested and debunked this theory by exploring the relationship between weather and performance of the tourism industry (June 2017)

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Financial Highlights of Cut Tourism VAT Research
An executive summary of a report by Tourism Respect & Nevin Associates for the Cut Tourism VAT Campaign (June 2018)

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Rates for Tourism VAT across European Union
Covering hotel accommodation, cultural services, amusement parks, restaurants and catering. (January 2017)

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Campaign Fact Sheet
A two page overview of the case for a reduced rate of VAT for the tourism sector. (February 2017)

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Tourism Respect Fiscal Model Report
The economic impact of reduced VAT on visitor accommodation and visitor attractions in the UK. (February 2017)

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Increasing HM Treasury revenue through Tourism VAT reduction
A summary of how reducing Tourism VAT would improve HM Treasury tax receipts.

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Republic of Ireland - Reduced VAT Case Study
This one-page briefing provides a summary of the Tourism VAT reduction in the Republic of Ireland and the resulting economic benefits.

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France - Reduced VAT Case Study
This one-page briefing covers the history of Tourism VAT in France including the 2009 decision to reduce VAT for restaurants.

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Submission to the 2014 Autumn Statement
This Campaign submission outlines the evidence which demonstrates the strong economic case for a reduced rate of tourism VAT. (October 2014)

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Fiscal Impact of Reducing Tourism VAT
Report by Nevin Associates assessing the fiscal impact of reducing tourism VAT. It finds the measure would generate over £3.9 billion extra in tax revenue over a decade. (July 2014)

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Comparison of EU Tourism Taxes
A study by Geoff Ranson which compares the total tourism tax take in the UK as compared to other leading EU destinations. (May 2014)

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Hotel Occupancy Rates
Research by Five Lines Consulting investigating HM Treasury claim that "many UK hotels are full" (April 2014)

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Budget Submission 2013
Campaign Submission to HM Treasury for Budget 2013 (February 2013)

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Impact of Reduced VAT Rates on the UK Economy
"The Impact of Reduced VAT Rates on British Visitor Accommodation, Attractions and the Wider Economy" - using HM Treasury’s Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) model (December 2012)

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Report Summary – The Impact of Reduced Tourism VAT Rates
"The Impact of Reduced VAT Rates on British Visitor Accommodation, Attractions and the Wider Economy" (February 2012)

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Briefing Note – The Impact of Reduced Tourism VAT Rates
Two page note of the report "The Impact of Reduced VAT Rates on British Visitor Accommodation, Attractions and the Wider Economy" (November 2011)

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