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Calls for VAT reduction on holidays to help tourism industry


A review of the impact of the tax on visitor numbers to Northern Ireland is underway following the Conservative Party’s deal with the Democratic Unionist Party.

The DUP – which is propping up Theresa May’s Westminster government after the prime minister lost the Tories’ majority after calling a snap general election – has campaigned for a freeze.

Now Tory MP for Aberdeen South Ross Thomson has backed a campaign to bring to bring the rate of VAT across the whole UK into line with competitor destinations in the European Union.

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