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Tourist tax considered in Bath

Published 11th January 2018

A tourist tax is being considered by Bath and North East Somerset Council.

The £1 per night charge for visitors staying in Bath hotels would be the first in Britain, although the practice is common elsewhere in Europe and would generate around £2.4m for the local authority.

Council leader, Tim Warren said: “We believe that, considering the numbers of visitors we get in Bath, a small fee for overnight stays is the way forward. This would go to service the tourism budget.”

The plans will be put to the LGA and to Theresa May, as government approval would be needed to put the tax in place.

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