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Tourism Industry

Volume 496: debated on Monday 20 July 2009

16. To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment his Department has made of the effect on the tourism industry of changes to the furnished holiday lettings rules. (287452)

My Department has been working with the tourism and hospitality industry to produce a detailed assessment of the impact that the changes made to the furnished holiday lettings rules in this year's Budget could have on the 50,000 individuals who declare income from them each year.

Although a range of other reliefs continue to be available under property income rules, I am making representations on behalf of the industry to the Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury on this matter.