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The British Association of Leisure Parks, Piers and Attractions

Government Legislation & Lobbying

BALPPA monitor all potential government legislation that will affect the leisure parks, piers, zoos, theme park, FEC or visitor attraction sector.

As an Association, we are heavily involved in lobbying on behalf of our Members and we currently have the proposed amendment to school holidays, the triennial review of Machine Gaming Duty and cutting tourism VAT firmly on our busy political agenda.

Members can log in and view the latest lobbying updates, however, as is the norm in the lobbying arena, situations shift and change continuously and with the recent changes to the cabinet, the tides have shifted yet again!

Please contact the BALPPA Secretariat should you wish to receive more of an update on our political activity.

If you do not have your log in details and are a BALPPA Member please register here.

Autumn Statement – 3rd December 2014

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Key Points from the Autumn Statement

The Chancellor has committed to exempting children from reduced rate APD – from the 1 May 2015 children under 12s […]

Cut Tourism VAT campaign update

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VAT meeting picture


In September, BALPPA submitted […]

Lobbying for no changes to school holiday

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The Issue: The seasonal nature of many attractions, especially those outdoors, means that they are closed during periods of the year when it’s not economical […]

Zero-Hours Contracts Consultation

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The Issue: The use of Zero Hours Contracts (ZHCs) has risen substantially in recent years and this had led to concern about some firms using them […]

VAT Campaign

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The Issue: EU regulations stipulate a minimum 15% rate of VAT across all member states – however they allow an exception for tourism which can be […]


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