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Holiday Lettings: Taxation

Volume 504: debated on Monday 18 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the effects on the tourism industry of changes in taxation of furnished holiday lettings. (310898)

I met my right hon. Friend the Financial Secretary to the Treasury during December to discuss the tourism industry’s concerns about the potential impact of the rule changes on the self catering sector. I also helped to convene a meeting in December between representatives of the Tourism Alliance, the Financial Secretary and Treasury officials.