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Furnished Holiday Lettings Scheme Regulations

Volume 495: debated on Monday 29 June 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will consult representatives of the (a) tourism sector and (b) holiday lettings industry on the proposed changes to the Furnished Holiday Lettings Scheme regulations; (282213)

(2) if he will assess the likely effects on (a) the economy of rural and coastal areas and (b) rural tourism businesses of the changes to the Furnished Holiday Lettings Scheme announced in Budget 2009.

The Government announced the withdrawal of the furnished holiday lettings scheme from 2010 at the 2009 Budget. It will bring forward legislation to achieve this aim in the 2010 Finance Bill.

The Government will be publishing draft legislation for consultation at the pre-Budget report. An impact assessment will also be published at this time.