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Butlins stages lie-in to protest against a bed tax

05 October 2006 by
Butlins stages lie-in to protest against a bed tax

Holiday camp operator Butlins staged a "lie-in" protest this morning against the Government's bed tax proposals.

It asked 14,000 guests at its three resorts in Bognor Regis in West Sussex, Minehead in Somerset, and Skegness in Lincolnshire, to stay in bed from 9am to 10am.

Butlins claimed the bed tax, which is being considered by the Lyons Inquiry as a means of funding local government, would add up to £150 to the price of an average family holiday.

Butlins managing director John Dunford said: "The proposed bed tax would be a huge slap in the face to our loyal guests. We're giving the Butlins community the chance to show their opposition to this ludicrous proposal by taking to their beds."

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By Tom Bill

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