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29

Apr
2013

The Big Questions - 29th April 2013

Written by Jane Scott.
Last week Passkey announced that their bookings have grown by 40% from last year. What do you think has prompted this growth? How does your company look to ensure conversion of bookings online?The guest experience…how is your company differentiating itself from competitors?Does your hotel follow a rate parity strategy?What are ...

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25

Jan
2013

HMRC imposes VAT on rooms hired for catering

Written by Jane Scott.
HMRC has confirmed that VAT now applies to all function room hire for catered events, even if provided on a room-only basis. Hotels and similar establishments must apply this new policy from 22 January 2013, so should consider its effect on their events, including those that have already been booked.What ...

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04

Dec
2012

Treasury is taking the BHA Reduced VAT Campaign Seriously

Written by Jane Scott.
The BHA presented their case last year to Treasury officials who suggested that the impact of reduced tourism VAT be analysed using a Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) model. They provided the name of Professor Adam Blake of Bournemouth University who built and maintains a CGE model owned by the Government ...

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