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VAT REDUCTION FOR HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 890: tabled on 08 January 2013

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 17 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House recognises that local restaurants and pubs are facing very challenging conditions in the current economy and are being put under further pressure by the rise of large supermarkets; notes that these businesses lie at the heart of their local communities, economically and socially; further notes that 13 EU Member States, including the Republic of Ireland, have introduced a reduced rate of VAT within their tourism and hospitality sectors for hotels, restaurants and pubs and that suchmeasures have had a positive impact; calls on the Chancellor of the Exchequerto introduce similar sector-specific VAT reduction measures to help businesses in the UK; and further recognises that such a move would encourage growth in the wider economy, support job creation and generate investment in local businesses.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.