Sun newspaper launches campaign to reduce VAT

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The UK hospitality industry’s campaign to cut VAT received a significant boost today with the launch of a parallel campaign from the Sun newspaper.

The Sun’s ‘Give us a break’ campaign highlights the value generated by UK domestic tourism and hospitality businesses and calls on the government to cut VAT in the sector from 20% to 5%

Many European countries levy an equivalent tax at 10% or less. Both the Sun and the British Hospitality Association-led Cut Tourism VAT campaign highlight the boost that a lower rate of VAT could have for businesses and jobs, especially in the regions.

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VAT was high on the list of industry concerns at the BHA Summit last month and will be a major topic when the new Tourism Council – which was launched at the Summit – meets for the first time in July.
See July’s edition of Boutique Hotelier for coverage of the BHA Summit.

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