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Licensing scheme for holiday lets in Wales is it the precursor to a Tourism Tax?

Welsh Conservative comment on licensing scheme rollout

The Labour Government are today announcing a licensing scheme for holiday lets in Wales, amid concerns that such a scheme would be bureaucratic and expensive.

Many in the tourism sector also believe that it will be a forerunner to a Tourism Tax.

Commenting, Welsh Conservative Shadow Minister for Culture, Tourism and Sport, Tom Giffard MS, said:

"To me, this looks like the precursor to a Tourism Tax which will destroy the tourism sector in Wales and cost a huge number of jobs.

"Ministers must make sure that this scheme does not punish people who work hard to make our tourism businesses thrive, especially after the damage of pandemic restrictions.

"Labour and Plaid Cymru should announce this in the Welsh Parliament and show some respect for the Welsh people, instead of running straight to the press. It's beyond belief that they want more politicians in the Senedd but can't actually be bothered to speak there."

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