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Discretionary visitor levy for local authorities

The Welsh Government is working on proposals that will give local authorities powers to introduce a visitor levy. This will generate revenue to support investment in the tourism industry in their areas. Introducing a visitor levy is a Welsh Government Programme for Government commitment. The work is being carried out in collaboration with Plaid Cymru and is part of the Co-operation Agreement.

The consultation is now open and Welsh Government want to hear your views in understanding what would work well for Wales and help shape any proposals taken forward.

There is a full consultation document, a community/ youth version and an easy read option. 

This consultation explores issues relating to the design and operation of a visitor levy.

Key choices will include:

  • the principle and purpose of a visitor levy
  • who should pay a visitor levy?
  • who should charge and collect a visitor levy?
  • how a visitor levy could be applied?
  • what discretionary powers a local authority could have for the operation of a visitor levy?
  • what information may be required to administer a visitor levy?
  • how a visitor levy may be enforced?
  • how revenues from a visitor levy could be used and people made aware of the use of revenues and the benefits?

The closing date is 13 December 2022.

For further information visit Discretionary visitor levy for local authorities | GOV.WALES

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