Tourism: VAT

Treasury written question – answered on 10th March 2020.

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Photo of Lord Foster of Bath Lord Foster of Bath Chair, Rural Economy Committee, Chair, Rural Economy Committee

To ask Her Majesty's Government when they last reviewed the case for reducing VAT on accommodation and attractions to assist the tourism industry; what conclusions they reached; and whether they will publish the analysis that led to those conclusions.

Photo of Lord Agnew of Oulton Lord Agnew of Oulton Minister of State (HM Treasury), Minister of State (Cabinet Office)

At Spring Statement 2018, the Government launched a call for evidence on the impact of VAT and Air Passenger Duty on tourism in Northern Ireland, which also considered UK-wide changes. The response to the call for evidence was published at Budget 2018.

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