London Heathrow Could Lose 2,000 Retail Jobs Due to ‘Tourist Tax’

MIAMI – London Heathrow Airport (LHR) could lose 2,000 retail jobs because of the British government’s decision to not offer tax-free shopping for tourists, London newspaper The Guardian reports today

LHR’s CEO John Holland-Kaye told the newspaper that “the move, which will make the UK the only country in Europe to have a ‘tourist tax’ on international visitors, could be the ‘final nail in the coffin’ for many struggling businesses in the retail and hospitality sectors.”

Holland-Kaye also stated that “the industry needed government support including full business rates relief for all UK airports and abandoning the ‘tourist tax.’”

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Source:: “Airways Magazine”

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