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Holiday Lettings

Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 15 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales whether he has had discussions with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the implications for Wales of the decision to repeal rules on furnished holiday lettings. (286095)

The Treasury’s decision to repeal the Furnished Holiday Lettings Scheme in 2010 is based upon advice it received that by treating landlords of furnished holiday accommodation differently to other landlords in the UK, and across the rest of the European Economic Area, it may be in breach of European Law. The change will put landlords of holiday homes on an equal footing with other landlords and brings the UK regulations in line with those elsewhere in the wider European Economic Area.