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£16m caravan tax plan cost to Wales claim park owners

Caravan park owners in Wales say a proposed VAT charge will cost the industry £16m.

Static caravans have been exempt from the tax since the 1970s, but the Chancellor unveiled the new proposals in last month's Budget.

Park owners have until today to contribute to a UK government consultation on plans to charge VAT on the sale of holiday homes.

More than 70 MPs have signed a motion opposing the plans, but the Prime Minister insists the tax is a fair one.

Sarah Easedale reports on the impact it could have on one resort town in north Wales:

  • 18 May 2012
  • From the section Wales