Businesses call on Chancellor to boost regional growth by investing in tourism

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By Ilaria Grasso Macola Businesses have called on Chancellor Jeremy Hunt to boost regional growth by investing in travel and tourism. Advocacy group BusinessLDN has called for the reintroduction of VAT-free shopping for international arrivals, as well as ramping up Border Force personnel to speed up queues at airports and ease visa processes for low-risk visitors such as children. The measures – which campaigners say should be included in this week’s Budget – will be at no extra cost to the taxpayer. By having tourists visit the wider country and not just London, the measures will unlock a reg…

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