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WRITTEN STATEMENTS OF OPINION

TABLED ON 7 OCTOBER 2015

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OPIN-2013-0356 Reducing Tax on Tourism

Raised By:

Eluned Parrott

Subscribers:

Aled Roberts (23/10/15)
William Powell (23/10/15)
Kirsty Williams (23/10/15)
Peter Black (23/10/15)
Janet Finch-Saunders (3/11/15)
Llyr Gruffydd (4/11/15)
Joyce Watson (24/11/15)

Reducing Tax on Tourism

This Assembly:

Notes that over 170,000 people are employed directly and indirectly in tourism and related sectors in Wales;

Notes that 44 per cent of people employed in tourism are under 30, therefore measures to support this sector could play a key role in reducing the 18.9 per cent youth unemployment rate in Wales;

Believes that the UK should take advantage of EU dispensation for a lower VAT rate on tourism in order to reduce the burden on the tourism industry, enable growth, and better compete internationally; and                                                                                                                                                          

Urges the UK Government to lower VAT on tourism accommodation and attractions from 20 per cent to 5 per cent. 

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