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Tourism Alliance Submission to the Lyons Inquiry Opposing the Imposition of a Bed Tax

Thursday 30 March 2006, 2:21 PM

In his interim report, Sir Michael Lyons stated that he was interested in exploring the option of a bed tax as a mechanism to increase local authority funding. In its submission, the Tourism Alliance opposes such a move, pointing out that not only is it unwarranted, but that it would be iniquitous, almost impossible to administer and highly damaging to the industry and local economies.

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Tourism Alliance PGS Submission

Wednesday 01 March 2006, 5:08 PM

The Tourism Alliance has responded to the HM Treasury/ODPM consultation on Planning Gain Supplement pointing out that such a tax will prove a disincentive for lower margin businesses such as those in the tourism sector, provide an incentive for councils to favour residential development proposals, threaten the growth of businesses and impact upon not-for-profit organisations.

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Vacancy - Outdoor Industries Association

Tuesday 21 February 2006, 2:49 PM

The Outdoor Industries Association is looking for an Administrative Manager for its office in South Ruislip (West London). The successful candidate will need extensive knowledge of accounts/book-keeping and a good understanding of marketing. Further details are attached.

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Planning Gain Supplement

Thursday 02 February 2006, 2:16 PM

In response to recommendations made in the Barker Review of Housing Supply (March 2004), the Treasury has launched a public consultation on the introduction of a Planning Gain Supplement. Originally proposed as only applying to residential developments, the consultation document states that PGS will also be applied to non-residential development and, therefore, it could have a considerable impact on the tourism industry.

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Impact of Visa Increases

Monday 05 December 2005, 1:01 PM

It is now three months since UKvisas increased the fees for obtaining visas to visit the UK and the first hard data is now available. This data indicates that applications for visas have dropped by 10% as a result of the increase, meaning that the UK tourism industry will loose well over £100m per annum as a result.

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Tourism Alliance Submission of the Proposed Points-Based Immigration Scheme

Tuesday 22 November 2005, 3:36 PM

The Home Office’s consultation document 'Making Migration Work for Britain' seeks to develop a single, points-based scheme for controlling immigration into the UK from outside the EEA (whether that be for employment, training, study or cultural exchange). This submission puts forward the industry's main concerns regarding the proposed scheme.

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So much potential, so little information

Thursday 20 October 2005, 2:24 PM

This article, for the Public Service Review, highlights the need for the Government to improve national tourism statistics. The poor state of national tourism statistics was highlighted by the London bombings. Although information was available from individual businesses and components of the tourism industry, there were no national statistics available to determine what the impact the bombings were having on inbound or domestic tourism.

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TA Submission on Smoking in Public Places

Monday 12 September 2005, 5:34 PM

The Department of Health's consultation on the Smokefree Elements of the Health Improvement and Protection Bill aims to make almost all enclosed public places and workplaces smokefree. This will have considerable implications for the hospitality and tourism industry. The Tourism Alliance submission supports the ban but urges the Government to ensure that there is a level playing field for all businesses and that the development and implementation of the ban is undertaken in close consultation with the industry.

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Independent Licensing Fee Review Panel Submission

Thursday 18 August 2005, 4:04 PM

The Independent Licensing Fee Review Panel has been established by the Minister for Tourism to review the fee structure established under the Licensing Act 2003. The first stage of this review is to make an interim report to Government on fee levels this Autumn. To achieve this, it has asked stakeholders for their initial views on the new regime. This document is the Tourism Alliance's initial submission.

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Proposed New Immigration System

Thursday 18 August 2005, 3:21 PM

This paper discusses the key proposals contained in the Home Office’s consultation document “Making Migration Work for Britain”. This consultation document is part of the Home Office's five year strategy for asylum and immigration reform and seeks to develop a single system for controlling immigration into the UK from outside the EEA, whether that be for employment, training, study or cultural exchange.

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