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NEW 15% discount in the UK through 12JAN, 2021

NEW 15% discount in the UK through 12JAN, 2021

Old Jul 15, 20, 11:47 am
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NEW 15% discount in the UK through 12JAN, 2021

The UK has decreased the VAT from 20% to 5% for many items, including hotel rooms, hot food, and non-alcoholic drinks ... for businesses that choose to pass the discount along.

I learned this just now from a Maybourne Hotels webinar (Connaught, Claridge's, The Berkeley), so obviously they will be passing along the 15% discount. So when traveling to London, ask your TA to check whether your hotel of choice will be using the discount to benefit guests.

Addendum: FS Park Lane, FS Ten Trinity Square, FS Hampshire, and MO Hyde Park have also confirmed they will pass the 15% discount to their guests.
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Old Jul 17, 20, 7:39 am
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Pedant's corner: reducing VAT by 15 percentage points reduces the final price by 12.5%.

Have read that Marriott and Accor have said they will pass on the cut for future bookings. My Starbucks coffee this morning and Nando's chicken wings last night (don't judge) were also reduced!
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Old Jul 17, 20, 8:36 am
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It's not always easy to proof at hotels with dynamic room rates.
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