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Caravan tax petition

Caravan industry under threat Credit: Calendar News

Hull North MP Diana Johnson will be launching a House of Commons petition against the Caravan Tax this afternoon in Hull's Queen Victoria Square. Campaigners say Up to seven thousand jobs could go - the majority of them in our region - if the caravan tax is approved.

Diana Johnson said: "This Commons petition against the Caravan Tax is part of our cross-party campaign to persuade Ministers to think again about this unfair and destructive Tax.

Although the votes of Lib Dem MPs gave the Government a slender 25 Commons majority for the Tax last week, it's vital that we use every means at our disposal to register local opposition to this Tax."

Hull and East Riding MPs are be working on a cross-party basis to collect names for the petition against the Caravan Tax around East Yorkshire and through local caravan firms.