Consultation outcome

VAT, Air Passenger Duty and Tourism in Northern Ireland

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VAT, Air Passenger Duty and Tourism in Northern Ireland: summary of responses

Detail of outcome

The government supports the economy in Northern Ireland, and is exploring ways to help build on the growing success of the tourism industry there.

Concerns have been raised about the impact of VAT and Air Passenger Duty (APD) on tourism in the UK, and particularly in Northern Ireland. However, views on the potential costs and benefits of any changes are divided. The government therefore launched a call for evidence to explore the impacts that VAT and APD have on tourism in Northern Ireland and the role that tax reform may have in supporting the sector.

The government has received responses from a wide range of interested parties and this document provides a summary of these. It also outlines the government’s response to the evidence presented.

Original consultation

Summary

The government is seeking evidence on the impact of VAT and APD on tourism in Northern Ireland.

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Consultation description

The government wants to support the economy in Northern Ireland, and to help build on the growing success of the tourism industry there.

Concerns have been raised about the impact of VAT and APD on tourism in the UK, and particularly in Northern Ireland. However, views on the potential costs and benefits of any changes are divided. The government is therefore seeking evidence that demonstrates the significance of any impacts that VAT and/or APD have on tourism, or that helps show how VAT and/or APD might be used to support the growing success of the sector in Northern Ireland.

Documents

Published 13 March 2018
Last updated 29 October 2018 + show all updates
  1. Summary of responses published.
  2. Amended with postal address for responses.
  3. First published.