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Extend the VAT at 12.5% permanently with the creation of a new 12.5% Tourism Tax

Submitted by Andy Lennox on Thursday 2nd September 2021

Published on Tuesday 7th September 2021

Current status: Open

Open until: Monday 7th March 2022

Current Signatures: 151
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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5% VAT ~ Events ~ Extend ~ hospitality ~ Pandemic ~ Permanently ~ Ratings ~ Return ~ RISE ~ Soft ~ Storm ~ Tax ~ The 3rd ~ Trade

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Extend the VAT at 12.5% permanently with the creation of a new 12.5% Tourism Tax

Petition Details

The Hospitality trade has now become the 3rd largest employer in the UK but as we see the end of the 5% VAT rate & the introduction of temporary 12.5% VAT rate (& the future return to 20%) we must finally create a new permanent reduced VAT rate of 12.5% for Hospitality & tax our industry fairly.

Additional Information

As an industry we face unprecedented hurdles. Wages have increased 20%, Food prices have risen by 8.5% since 2018 alongside the costs of operating.

With VAT & Rates rising and higher debts coming out of the pandemic this presents a perfect storm of costs that can't be absorbed by the customer.

We must fix VAT at 12.5% permanently for Hospitality with the introduction of a new 12.5% VAT Tourism Tax in,

• Hot Food
• Soft Drinks
• Hot Drinks
• Events & Door Tickets
• Accommodation
• Attractions


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