Tourism VAT boost welcomed by Cameron

Shadow Finance Secretary Donald Cameron has welcomed the UK Government’s VAT cut for the hospitality and tourism sector describing it as “significant boost” for the economic  prospects of Argyll and Bute which is heavily dependent on tourism.

Mr Cameron, a Highlands and Islands MSP said: “The Chancellor’s initiative on VAT is a significant boost for Argyll and Bute where an estimated 8,000 jobs are linked to hospitality and tourism.

“Given that we have the added challenge of a late re-opening of the sector in Scotland, it is very important that we get on the front foot and make it clear that responsible visitors will receive a warm Highland welcome when they arrive here, and in so doing help the thousands of people here in Argyll and Bute who rely on tourism for their livelihoods.”