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Hospitality and VAT

EDM (Early Day Motion) 376: tabled on 07 February 2024

Tabled in the 2023-24 session.

This motion has been signed by 28 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House recognises the immense challenges facing the hospitality sector during the cost of living crisis; notes that the Government implemented a temporary cut of 5% on VAT for hospitality businesses during the pandemic; further notes that VAT is not devolved and can therefore only be set by the UK Government; notes that the UK is an outlier for having a higher rate of VAT for the hospitality sector compared to other European economies; further notes that organisations such as the Scottish License and Trade Association, Scottish Beer and Pub Association and Scottish Hospitality Group support a cut of 5% on VAT as the most straightforward and effective policy measure to help many small and local businesses get through the current crisis; acknowledges that local hospitality businesses deliver an important social good to their communities as well as bring in vital income and jobs; and calls on the UK Government to implement a permanent cut of 5% on VAT for the hospitality sector to help hospitality businesses meet the challenges of the cost of living crisis.

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.

Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
Signed on 19 February 2024
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 19 February 2024
Hayes and Harlington
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 February 2024
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 19 February 2024
Brighton, Pavilion
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 February 2024
East Renfrewshire
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 February 2024
Glasgow North East
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 19 February 2024
Ceredigion
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 February 2024
Dunfermline and West Fife
McDonald, Stuart C
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 February 2024
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 February 2024
Lanark and Hamilton East
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 February 2024
Perth and North Perthshire
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 February 2024
Central Ayrshire
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 19 February 2024
York Central
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 February 2024
Edinburgh East
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 February 2024
Ochil and South Perthshire
Thomson, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 February 2024
Gordon
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 February 2024
Dundee East
Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 19 February 2024
Leicester East
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 19 February 2024
Strangford
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 20 February 2024
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 20 February 2024
Arfon
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 April 2024
Glasgow North

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.