Responding to comments by the Vale of Glamorgan Council leader, who said there are no plans to bring in a tourism levy in the Vale ‘for the moment’, Andrew RT Davies MS said:

“After businesses in the Vale have been battered by COVID, and residents have been battered by the Vale Council’s inflation-busting council tax rise and the cost of living crisis, the last thing we need now is a tourism levy.

“The tourism and hospitality industry are clear that a tourism tax is a risk to livelihoods across Wales, and it’s no different in the Vale.

“To rule out a tourism tax for the moment is simply not good enough. It’s time for the Labour-led Vale Council to rule out this punitive levy for good.”