"350 Hull caravan jobs at risk" - claim

Up to 350 caravan manufacturing jobs may be at risk at Willerby Holiday Homes in Hull, Calendar has been told.

Live updates

Caravan tax petition

The petition has been handed in

A petition has been handed by MPs from our region against Government plans to add VAT to the sale of static caravans. There is a lot of concern it would badly affect the East Yorkshire economy.

Statement: possible job losses in Hull caravan industry

There are claims that around 350 jobs may be at risk at Willerby Holiday Homes, one of the region's biggest caravan manufacturers.

The company has issued this statement:

Following the Government's announcement to impose VAT on the sale of new static caravans / holiday homes...the Management of Willerby Holiday Homes had to regrettably announce notice of potential redundancies to its employees.....As yet the scale of any structural changes are not certain.....Willerby Holiday Homes will do all in its power to minimise the negative impacts of any changes to its employees and broader stakeholders.

– Willerby Holiday Homes

Advertisement

MP speaks out over proposed caravan VAT

There are claims that around 350 jobs may be at risk at Willerby Holiday Homes, one of the region's biggest caravan manufacturers.

Willerby is understood to have told local MPs that the move is "purely precautionary", "not definite" and will give the company "flexibility".

This follows the Chancellor's proposal to levy 20% VAT on static caravans from October.

Karl Turner, Labour MP for Hull East, has reacted to the possible redundancies.

Hundreds of caravan workers "face redundancy."

There are claims that around 350 jobs may be at risk at one of the region's biggest caravan manufacturers. It is understood that Willerby Holiday Homes, in Hull, has sent a form to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, giving notice that 350 people are at risk of redundancy.

Willerby is understood to have told local MPs that the move is "purely precautionary", "not definite" and will give the company "flexibility". It is believed the move is a response to the Chancellor's proposal to levy 20% VAT on static caravans from October.

Back to top