Posts Tagged ‘ VAT ’

Time to end APD?

Mar 9th, 2019 | By

Devolving APD away from Westminster will only cause strife if any nation alters the rate at which APD is charged.

Reduced VAT in tourism

Apr 3rd, 2016 | By

If the tourism industry is unlikely to get its reduced VAT, rather than harp on the idea for years to come, shouldn’t it just come up with alternative, less costly ideas?

Scottish independence and the visitor

Sep 18th, 2014 | By
tourist buses

Update: Scotland has voted no but comments from the Prime Miniister suggest that we could still have differential APD for example.

Reducing VAT for holidaymakers

Sep 2nd, 2014 | By
frustrated traveller

With all the recent talk of a tourism levy wanted by the council in Edinburgh and the more than doubling of accommodation taxes in Rome, the other side of the coin is coming into the spotlight as well.

Saturday snippets: 22nd March 2014

Mar 22nd, 2014 | By
the pyramids of Egypt

Adrian hears both critiscism and praise from readers about recent holidays, wonders why only 8 people travel by train to Durham Tees Valley Airport and prepares for English Tourism Week.

What might Scotland do

Mar 12th, 2014 | By

As Scottish Tourism Week kicks off MPs and trade associations including the Scottish Tourism Alliance, the British Hospitality Association (BHA), and several others have all expressed the view that Scotland should cut the rate of VAT on accommodation and visitor attractions from 20% to 5%.

Reduced VAT on Hotel Stays?

Nov 26th, 2009 | By

VAT is charged on nearly everything. And when you stay at a hotel 17.5% is payable by the hotel to the tax coffers. It is a uniform tax payable wherever you are in our countries unlike the United States where taxes vary state by state. But In France, the VAT on visiting attractions is only 5.5% and from the beginning of 2010, Germany will only charge hotels 7% VAT instead of the normal 19%.

Now 40 British M.P’s have signed a motion calling on our government to cut the VAT that accommodation providers and attractions pay.