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Hoteliers warn tourists are ‘bypassing’ UK due to lack of tax-free shopping

28 April 2023 by

Hoteliers have urged the government to reinstate the offer of tax-free shopping to overseas visitors out of growing concerns that tourists are “bypassing” the UK.

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Hospitality industry warns more venues will close without a VAT cut

08 August 2022 by

Hospitality operators hit by “horrendous” quarterly VAT bills have more warned venues will close unless the government cuts the tax.

Over 650,000 hospitality jobs lost in past year, with thousands more at risk News

Over 650,000 hospitality jobs lost in past year, with thousands more at risk

14 January 2021 by

The hospitality sector has seen an estimated 650,000 job losses in the past year, with a[...]

Chancellor to introduce furlough scheme replacement and extend VAT cut News

Chancellor to introduce furlough scheme replacement and extend VAT cut

24 September 2020 by

Chancellor Rishi Sunak is expected to announce new schemes to protect jobs and prop up businesses[...]

Cross-party support voiced for long-term reduction in tourism VAT News

Cross-party support voiced for long-term reduction in tourism VAT

11 September 2020 by

UKHospitality has welcomed cross-party support for a long-term reduction in tourism VAT expressed in yesterday afternoon’s[...]

Could temporary VAT reduction boost campaign for permanent change? News

Could temporary VAT reduction boost campaign for permanent change?

16 July 2020 by

The tourism industry has long campaigned for reduction in VAT to boost its competitiveness with destinations[...]

VAT cut and discount scheme welcomed by industry as chancellor gives it a 'fighting chance’ News

VAT cut and discount scheme welcomed by industry as chancellor gives it a 'fighting chance’

08 July 2020

Chancellor Rishi Sunak's decision to slash VAT for hospitality to 5% and introduce a "first of its kind" government discount scheme to encourage people to eat out in August, has been welcomed by the industry.

Hospitality leaders call on government to cut VAT to help businesses survive News

Hospitality leaders call on government to cut VAT to help businesses survive

28 May 2020

Hospitality leaders have called on the government to cut VAT rates to help businesses survive while operating at a reduced capacity and to save jobs.

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