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The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Hospitality

Tourist Tax Report 

This report was produced following the meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on 19th March 2019. 



This session focused on business rates. The work of the APPG on this topic was designed to compliment that of the Treasury Select Committee by putting forward the sectors view on business rates. The aim of the APPG is to bring together different experts to have a discussion on the pitfalls/merits of the current rates system and suggest potential improvements. Following the event, the APPG will be producing a short report summarising what is discussed at the event.


Click below for a summary of the key points raised by each of the speakers at the APPG.


For a copy of the minutes click here


This roundtable focused on the so called 'Tourist Tax.' The 'tourist tax' is a levy on hotel/accommodation rooms and is currently used in some European cities (though these have a much-reduced rate of VAT than the UK). Several councils have shown an interest in such a levy and the Scottish Government’s budget committed to legislating to allow local authorities to introduce such a tax. We have assembled a panel and an audience from both sides of the argument with the aim of having a spirited debate about the virtues and pitfalls of such a tax for businesses, councils, consumers, and cities or local authorities more broadly.

Click below for a summary of the key points raised by each of the speakers at the APPG. The events discussion will be built on and will form a key part of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Hospitality’s report on the matter which will be published ahead of the next session on the 13th of May. 


For a copy of the minutes click here








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