13 March 2018
East Antrim MP Sammy Wilson has welcomed the Treasury consultation on VAT and Air Passenger Duty for tourism in Northern Ireland. A report on the issue was included in the Confidence and Supply Agreement between the DUP and Conservative Party following the General Election.
DUP Parliamentary Spokesman on Education, Treasury and the Department of Work & Pensions.
Welcoming the consultation Mr Wilson said,
“This is a welcome step forward for the tourism industry in Northern Ireland. It also represents further delivery on the Confidence and Supply Agreement.
I have spoken with Ministers to ensure that the process is concluded in time for any recommendations to be considered within the Autumn Budget.
We know this campaign has the backing of those involved in tourism within Northern Ireland. It is important that they engage with the consultation process and put forward the evidence the current levels of VAT and APD have on the industry here.
Whilst Sinn Fein and some others whinge from the side-lines in Northern Ireland, once again the DUP is working with the Government in London to improve the economic prospects for everyone in Northern Ireland.”