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Irish restaurant owners call for 9% VAT rate to remain

The Restaurants Association of Ireland has called on the Irish Government to retain the 9% VAT rate until the country’s economic crisis ends.

Reducing tourism VAT from 13.5% to 9% in 2011 helped to create 31,584 new jobs in the industry. 62 more words

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Christian registrar dismissed for refusing to perform same-sex weddings wins her case

An employment tribunal has found in favour of a Christian registrar who was let go after she refused to perform same-sex weddings.

54-year-old Margaret Jones, who was senior deputy registrar at Bedford register office, claims her employer was discriminating against her when she was let go for refusing to perform her duties earlier this year. 71 more words

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Health and Safety Executive says don't use the law to justify stupid rules

Local officials and event organisers have been told not to use health and safety laws to introduce stupid rules after research showed the laws had been used to ban frisbee catching at a dog show in Cumbria and to stop donkey rides on beaches to prevent injury to sunbathers. 187 more words

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New group wants Cheshire East communities to make their voices heard

Cheshire East residents have joined forces to create the Cheshire East Federation of Tenants and Residents Associations.

One of the federation’s main objectives is to develop Tenants and Residents Associations throughout Cheshire East. 153 more words

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Irish hospitality industry wants VAT to stay at 9%

Ireland’s drinks and hospitality industry wants the Irish Government to keep tourism VAT at 9% and to reverse last year’s increase in excise duty on alcohol. 88 more words

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Record breaking year for York tourism

During 2013, York’s hotels and tourist attractions welcomed more than 2.8 million visitors.

The National Railway Museum, which had 900,000 visitors, was the most popular attraction. 13 more words

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Scottish independence 'should not hit tourism'

The result of the referendum on Scottish independence should not affect the tourism and hospitality industry.

However, a recent survey indicates that some English tourists would stay away if Scotland leaves the UK. 36 more words

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