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Northern Ireland tourism VAT consultation targets UK-wide cut

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Last month the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, Mel Stride MP, visited Belfast to discuss the current consultation on VAT and APD with Northern Irish business leaders before the deadline closed on 5 June. In the meeting, Stride urged the tourism industry in Northern Ireland to contribute their views to the consultation into the rate of VAT and APD levied...

With renewed sovereignty comes renewed opportunity to reduce Tourism VAT

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Looking at the UK’s potential to exercise renewed sovereignty once untied from EU regulation, CEO of BALPPA Paul Kelly identifies a wider range of options for Tourism VAT reduction as a new opportunity in post-Brexit Britain. Now the government has to grasp it.   Britain will have a wider scope on reducing Tourism VAT following Brexit’s completion,with the country set to...

MPs renew calls for reduction in tourism VAT

  A group of MPs have tabled an Early Day Motion in Parliament, renewing calls for the chancellor to reduce Tourism VAT to five percent.   Stephen Lloyd, Liberal Democrat MP for Eastbourne in East Sussex, tabled the motion, which has been co-sponsored by several other MPs including Caroline Lucas, Jim Shannon, Sammy Wilson, and Dr Philippa Whitford. Speaking about the motion, Lloyd...

Tourism VAT rise under review as Ireland prepares for Brexit

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The future of the Irish tourism industry post-Brexit has once more been brought to fore. Whilst a state tourism body has stepped in to alleviate fears, moves to increase tourism VAT has served to do the opposite.   Legislators in Ireland are planning to increase certain tax values in fear that Brexit will cost them considerable amounts of money. Ireland are...

Tourism VAT cut would boost seaside resorts, says Butlin’s director

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Chris Baron, resort director at Butlin's Skegness, believes that reducing tourism VAT would be the most effective way to help all of the UK’s coastal communities.   The resort director of Butlin's Skegness has made the case for a reduction in tourism VAT being the best way to tackle the challenges facing seaside resorts. Chris Baron, who has worked for the holiday...

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