Thursday, 27 August 2015

WTA response to Draft Non-Domestic Rating (Definition of a Domestic Property) (Wales) Order 2015

We are extremely disappointed by the limitations of what is on offer in the proposed amendment. The amendment does not address the recommendations made or even vaguely aim to implement the averaging methodology proposed under any of the five options made by the IRRV report published January 2014. It merely suggests a limited averaging out of days between adjoining properties on a complex over a one year period. Read More

Monday, 24 August 2015

Food Hygiene Rating – Consultation

Food Hygiene Rating (Promotion of Food Hygiene Ratings)(Wales) Regulations – Consultation Comments are requested on proposed regulations which set out how certain food businesses should promote their food hygiene ratings under the statutory Food Hygiene Rating Scheme.  These draft regulations have been revised following a consultation in 2014. The regulations apply to certain business types and publicity materials meeting specific criteria set out in the regulations. The regulations will require certain types of food businesses in Wales to display a statement or an image of their valid food hygiene rating on certain types of printed publicity materials.  This statement will direct customers... Read More

Friday, 21 August 2015

Incoming tourism for May 2015

The figures for incoming visitors to Britain have been released for the month of May 2015 and show ·         Overseas visitors spent a record £1.93 billion (in nominal terms) while in the UK during May, 8% more than the previous record set in 2014.  ·         During the first five months of 2015 (between January and May) visitor spending was on par with the amount spent during the same period in 2014.  ·         May was also a record breaker for visits.  The UK welcomed 3.56 million visits in the month, 9% more than in May 2014. ·         Holiday visits posted a 3rd consecutive month of... Read More

Friday, 07 August 2015

HMRC develops e-learning for tourism businesses.

HMRC have been meeting with the tourism industry to assess the need for more specific industry support. HMRC produces regular e-newsletters giving updates and advice. The latest e-news and guidance on e-learning on VAT can be downloaded from this page.... Read More

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