A host of top UK hoteliers have this week pledged their support for Caterer‘s campaign to Say No To Bed Tax.
So far high-profile backers include Robert Cook, chief executive of Malmaison and Hotel du Vin, Christopher Scragg, chairman and managing director of Marston Hotels, and Norman Springford, chairman of Apex Hotels.
This is in addition to the British Hospitality Association, the Tourism Alliance, budget hotel chain Travelodge and more than 100 readers who have already signed our petition.
"I'm one thousand percent behind this campaign - we should be giving more hospitality to guests, not charging them more," Cook said.
Caterer‘s Say No To Bed Tax campaign opposes proposals submitted to Sir Michael Lyons to slap a 5% to 10% tax on hotel bedrooms. Lyons is considering the tax in his review of local government funding.
A bed tax would not only hit hotels, but would also hurt local pubs, restaurants, B&Bs and visitor attractions which rely on visitors staying overnight in the local area.
That's why we want all hospitality businesses to back this campaign. Say No to Bed Tax by signing the petition opposite and returning it FREEPOST or online.
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Amanda Scott, general manager, the Waldorf Hilton
Christopher Scragg, chairman and managing director, Marston Hotels