Taxation: Hotels

Treasury written question – answered on 27th March 2007.

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Photo of Caroline Spelman Caroline Spelman Shadow Secretary of State (Office of the Deputy Prime Minister)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which organisations have made written representations to his Department on new, additional local taxation on hotel accommodation in the last 12 months, excluding submissions to the Lyons Inquiry.

Photo of John Healey John Healey The Financial Secretary to the Treasury

The Treasury receives numerous written representations on a range of tax issues, including tourist taxes.

In line with the recommendation made by Sir Michael Lyons in his final report into the role and funding of local government that a robust evidence base has not been developed to support the introduction of a tourist tax, the Government do not intend to introduce a tourist tax. Tax policy is kept under constant review and changes are normally announced by the Chancellor at the Budget.

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