VAT news tagged as "DUP"

United Kingdom

UK tourism VAT review

March 13th, 2018

Today’s UK Spring Statement included an announcement of a consultation around Northern Ireland cutting its 20% tourism VAT rate to match Ireland’s 9%. This was an election manifesto promise of the DUP, which is now in a power sharing arrangement with the Conservative government. As part of the DUP ‘confidence and supply’ deal, the Conservatives …


United Kingdom

UK DUP tourism VAT demands

June 10th, 2017

Following the June 8 UK election, the Conservative party is negotiating an alliance with the Northern Ireland Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) to form the next government. The DUP’s election manifesto included a call for a VAT cut for the tourism sector.  Northern Ireland has long maintained that its (UK) 20% tourism VAT rate is highly uncompetitive …