Chuka Umunna MP says a temporary cut in VAT would help both businesses and consumers

Labour calls for VAT cut

By Lorraine Heller

The Labour Party has called for a temporary cut in VAT to 17.5 per cent as it embarks on a campaign to rejuvenate Britain’s high streets.

FSB has added its voice to calls to reduce VAT for hospitality businesses

FSB calls for 5% VAT for hospitality businesses

By Lorraine Heller

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is urging the government to temporarily lower VAT for the tourism sector in order to give businesses the chance to stimulate economic growth in a time of low consumer confidence.

Jacques Borel is leading the fight for a lower VAT rate for British hotels, restaurants and pubs

Will the hospitality industry back Jacques?

By Becky Paskin

Britain has one of the highest VAT rates for the hospitality industry in the European Union, eclipsing 21 countries that have a lower rate for hotels, and 13 with a lower rate for restaurants and caterers.

VAT reductions are amongst measures to help boost Irish tourism

Ireland cuts VAT for hotels and restaurants

By Lorraine Heller

The Irish government has announced a 4.5 per cent cut in VAT on tourism-related goods and services as part of efforts to support the sector and promote employment.

Businesses could claim back thousands of pounds in VAT on take-away sales

EU rules zero VAT on take-away food

By Lorraine Heller

A European ruling could mean that restaurants and pubs pay no VAT on take-away food and drink, and they could reclaim some of the tax paid over the past four years.

Ufi Ibrahim: UK tourism is at a competitive disadvantage

Risks to UK tourism threaten Olympics legacy, warns BHA

By Lorraine Heller

The UK tourism and hospitality sectors stand to lose out on the full benefits of the Olympic Games if the country does not address a number of major obstacles it faces, the chief executive of the British Hospitality Association told industry leaders yesterday.


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