Dear Editor, What next, a tax on fresh air? The tourism trade is fighting hard to try to reduce VAT to five per cent on all bed-nights, restaurants and tourism sites, this due to a decrease in profitability from room rack rates.
The EU has 14 countries where there has been a reduced VAT for hotels, restaurants and tourist sites bringing in a significent increase in visitors, income for the areas and of course an increase in VAT for the taxman. Why is it that everyone thinks bed tax and increased VAT will increase revenues.
It will depress the market.
Colin EJ Bryan,
Managing director, Drayton Manor theme Park, Tamworth