BHA Election Reaction – Time to slash Tourism VAT!

Ufi Ibrahim CEO of  the British Hospitality Association

Ufi Ibrahim
CEO of the British Hospitality Association

The British Hospitality Association, the private sector forum for the UK’s 6th largest contributor to export earnings and 4th largest employer - that's 3 million people or 10% of the workforce and over 180,000 businesses responds to the results to the general election.

Ufi Ibrahim, chief executive of the British Hospitality Association said:

"The threat of having no clear winner in the general election was just as bad as the wrong result for business and consumers. Now the coalition veil has been lifted there is no room for excuses. The hospitality and tourism industry expect the new Conservative Government to start delivering from day one.

“Our top agenda item for the Prime Minister and the Chancellor is to cut tourism VAT to 5% which could massively boost jobs, bring billions of new revenue to the Treasury and directly improve the livelihoods of people in struggling communities across the UK. Let's hope consumers are the winners in the final result and can look forward to the benefits of an increasingly healthy economy."

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