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That this House recognises the value of the tourism sector; notes that tourism-related businesses lie at the heart of the local community and economy; further notes that 25 out of 28 EU states, including the Republic of Ireland, take advantage of a reduced rate of VAT for some part of their tourism sector, and that this has made a positive impact by increasing investment and jobs; acknowledges that, as a result, localities in the UK that have a high reliance on the tourism sector are at a competitive disadvantage compared to other EU states; highlights the economic study produced by Professor Adam Blake, using the Treasury's own modelling technique, which showed that a cut in tourism VAT could increase gross domestic product by up to £4 billion per year; calls on the Chancellor of the Exchequer to introduce a sector-specific VAT reduction for certain tourism-related products, including accommodation, food and attractions; further notes that a reduced rate of VAT for tourism has been recommended by both the Welsh and Culture, Media and Sport Committees; and further recognises that such a move would provide a much needed boost in exports, would strengthen the wider economy, support job creation and generate investment in local businesses.
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