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May and Hunt row over Chinese visa liberalisation

May's whispering campaign against Chinese visa changes

Culture secretary Jeremy Hunt's attempt to open up more Chinese visas and boost tourism has been blocked by Theresa May on national security grounds, it has emerged.

Opinion Former Articles

  • Tourism on the election agenda

    The National Caravan Council (NCC) has welcomed the recognition of tourism in a number of party election manifestos and has urged the next Government to support and grow this vital industry.

  • Proposed land reform threatens rural jobs, business and tourism

    A proposal to tax sporting estates in Scotland brings a real danger of unintended consequences affecting jobs, conservation management and business viability, according to BASC Scotland.

  • NCC welcomes new ministerial team

    The National Caravan Council (NCC) has welcomed the appointment of the new Ministerial teams at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport; Business and Communities and Local Government.

  • NCC continues battle against ‘Caravan Tax’

    A cross-party group of MPs came close to defeating the Government last night over the ‘Caravan Tax’. Their passionate opposition to the proposed introduction of 20% VAT on the sales of caravan holiday homes convinced the Government to extend the formal consultation period deadline. Government’s majority was cut by more than two-thirds to just 25.

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