Tourism tax on the First Minister’s menu for Wales

17, June 2021

The First Minister has confirmed the Welsh Government will explore the introduction of a tourism tax in Wales.

The Welsh Government has published its programme for government which includes plans to ‘consult on legislation permitting local authorities to raise a tourism levy.’

Commenting after First Minister’s Questions, Welsh Conservative Senedd leader, Andrew RT Davies said: “Labour’s plans to introduce a tourism tax and a potential income tax rise will be devastating for hardworking Welsh people.

“Tourism is a major employer in Wales, creating hundreds of thousands of much-needed jobs, and a tax on holiday-makers would damage local economies and cost livelihoods.”

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