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Hospitality leaders rally against tourism tax plans

Senior figures within the UK hospitality industry have hit out over tourism tax proposals that could have a significantly damaging effect on the crucial market sector. Key voices within the hospitality industry have urged chancellor Philip Hammond policy to override plans to impose a tourism levy on overnight stays in major UK cities. A number of councils, including those in Birmingham,...

Edinburgh tourism tax plan challenged

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A plan to tax tourists visiting Edinburgh that was previously announced by a council leader has been summarily dismissed by Scotland’s tourism secretary. Adam McVey, SNP leader of Edinburgh council, had said that a city-wide tourism levy was “ready for implementation” next year, a claim that has now been refuted by the national government’s Fiona Hyslop. She commented on Twitter: “So...

Scottish Government rules out controversial ‘tourism tax’

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A major win for operators and tourism as a whole came just before Christmas, with the Scottish government confirming that plans for a ‘tourist tax’ in Edinburgh - or any other Scottish cities - will not go ahead.   Willie Macleod, executive director,BHA Scotland, said: “The Scottish government's firm commitment to rule out a ‘tourist tax’ is fantastic news for our...

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