Cash-strapped councils look for tourist tax powers
A tourist tax could be imposed on visitors to some of the UK's leading destinations if cash-strapped councils get their way.
Bath wants the power to impose a £1-per-night charge to allow the authority to "put the icing back on the cake" after years of financial restraints.
The Scottish Highlands and Aberdeen are among others considering a levy.
But industry figures have warned the proposals could hit the wider tourism industry hard.
Bath and North East Somerset Council has asked central government for the power to "introduce a levy on local tourism and short-term holiday... read more
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