Category Archives: Tourism

National Minimum Wage in the Hospitality Sector

Tessa Brown

The recent report carried out on Modern Working Practices has seen the Hospitality sector identified as one where a significant proportion of the workforce are on, or close to, the minimum wage.

It is all too easy to inadvertently fall foul of the National Minimum Wage (NMW) and National Living Wage (NLW) rates and with the repercussions for doing so quite severe, including naming and shaming, it is important to review this on a regular basis.

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Larking Gowen Tourism Survey Results

Peter Glading

February marked the 75th anniversary of American troops arriving in the UK during the Second World War. The arrival of thousands of American personnel to the east of England changed the region forever. By 1943 there were more than 100,000 US airman based in Britain, mainly in East Anglia.

For this reason, Larking Gowen decided to hold its 2017 Tourism Survey Seminar in Suffolk, at The Swan in Lavenham.

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Tourism Business Survey – an overview of the 2016 results

Peter Glading

The 2016 Larking Gowen Annual Tourism Business Survey has recently been launched and reports sustained growth in the region’s Tourism and Leisure sector – with businesses across Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex continuing to see an upward trend of customer spending. However, whilst the survey findings remain positive, the results also show a clear request for more governmental funding to be directed to these counties and more local authority support.

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Replacing furniture in your buy-to-let property

Michael Morter

As a landlord, can you get tax relief for replacing furniture in your buy-to-let property?

You would think it would be an easy question to answer but recent changes in HM Revenue & Customs’ (HMRC) approach has made the situation a little bit complicated.

There are essentially three main ways in which private landlords rent out their residential properties in the UK:

Fully-furnished long-term lets
Unfurnished long-term lets
Furnished holiday lettings

This blog deals with properties within 1 and 2, as furnished holiday lettings are not caught by the changes I am about to explain.

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