Keeping 9% Vat tourism rate is ‘right thing to do’

Minister of state defends value of tax cut

26th June, 2016
Patrick ODonovan, Minister of State for Tourism Picture: Fergal Phillips

Minister of State for Tourism Patrick O’Donovan has said that retaining the 9 per cent Vat rate for tourism is the “right thing to do” in the October budget.

The cut in Vat from 13.5 per cent to 9 per cent has been credited with creating and maintaining 31,000 jobs in the sector since it was introduced four years ago.

But the key British market, which accounts for 40 per cent of visitors, will now...

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