There is a misguided belief that the sector is an easy route to raising tax revenues. Businesses and second home owners are being penalised.
Posts Tagged: Tourism
Local hotels, restaurants, and tourist attractions would all benefit from a cut in VAT. This is something that we can seriously look at once we have left the EU.
The ignorance of many MPs and ministers towards the state of seaside communities is particularly surprising as coastal constituencies elect a quarter of all MPs.
Andrew Carter: More flexibility in council finances is needed if the target for new homes is to be met
Without a boost to infrastructure and local services, it will not be possible to increase the housing supply.
It is an attractive destination, with a friendly population and a fascinating history, but it has been badly let down by officialdom.
Tourism is thriving but while the city looks forward, the council is stuck in the past – failing to manage its finances properly.
It’s time for honesty about the limitations of the current franchise model, and a full independent look at promoting enterprise, competition and innovation.
There is a lack of proper financial management or scrutiny – while second home owners can dodge paying Council Tax by registering properties as holiday lets.
Chris Whitehouse: A small, sleepy backwater? No, with a Conservative council the Isle of Wight is fizzing with enterprise and innovation
Improvements for tourism, the environment and road works … and we’re proposing to go big on beach huts.
Local authorities don’t always appreciate the potential of special exhibitions to develop tourism – as well as the opportunities for schools and colleges.
Councils should do more to promote marine tourism. Partnership deals could also improve the environment and public health.
We will champion grammar schools, as well as promoting engineering, manufacturing and construction training, and information technology.
Starting with creating a designated channel for them, and continuing by heavily promoting the Registered Travellers Service.
Tourism in Sussex is being hit – an industry many poorer residents rely on.
Charlie Elphicke: How to fund and gain better border control post-Brexit. I propose a visa waiver system.
It should raise some £250 million a year – enough to increase the UK’s borders budget by 50 per cent.