Cut in VAT rate would’ve done more for businesses – Hotels


Hotels say a cut in the VAT rate would've done more for businesses than the 'stay and spend' tax rebate.

The scheme announced yesterday runs from October until April 2021 - and gives people 125 euro back off a maximum spend of 625 euro on accomodation and food.

The tourism industry had been calling for incentives for people to travel around the country - but also wanted the VAT rate to be dropped from 13 percent to five percent.

Elaina Fitzgerald Kane, President of the Irish Hotels Federation, says it's coming at a welcome time for the sector: