TSE News Stories

TSE News Stories

Tax on Live-In Accommodation – Have Your Say

The Treasury is consulting on a matter that will be of great concern to many of our members - the tax their live-in staff pay for the benefit of free or subsidised accommodation.

Chancellor’s £40 million boost to tourism

The Chancellors Autumn Statement 2015 has confirmed that the current fund for tourism in the UK will be continued and has announced that £40million will go to Discover England Fund; this will help boost visitor numbers and create thousands of jobs.


Latest news from HMRC November 2015, including updates on free filing software for Corporation Tax returns, Government grants, VAT support and much more.

House of Commons debate on taking children on holiday in term time.

A debate was held in the House of Commons on Thursday the 26th October debating changes to rules prohibiting taking children of any age out of school in term time. Leading the debate, Steve Double, Conservative MP (St Austell & Newquay) said: “Education is clearly vitally important. But it is not the only important thing in a child’s upbringing. While I support the aim of getting children to attend…

New one day customer service course - Exceeding Visitor Expectations

Launched by VisitEngland

Beautiful South Awards finalists announced

Tourism South East has announced the finalists in the 2015/16 Beautiful South Awards. The 62 finalists will find out whether they have won Gold, Silver or Bronze at the Awards celebration on Wednesday 2nd of December 2015 at the Grand Hotel. The winners will be invited to represent the South East in their respective categories at the National VisitEngland Awards in 2016.

Tips and Gratuities Code of Practice - Is it working?

The government want to know whether the current industry code of practice on tips and gratuities, introduced 6 years ago, is working.

Implications of New Minimum Wage Rates for over 25s

As a major employer of young people, the tourism Chancellor’s announcement about rises in the minimum wage for over 25s will have serious implications. The British Hospitality Association is leading the national response to the Low Pay Commission’s consultation.

Tourism Attractions see rise in visitor numbers

We are grateful to Kurt Janson, Director, Tourism Alliance for the following summary:-

Lord Montagu of Beaulieu

Ken Robinson CBE, Chairman of TSE, writes:

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