Friday 5 November 2010

Camping and Caravan Club Freeze UK Site Fees before VAT rise

This is great news indeed!  The following article appears in the November 2010 issue of  The Camping and Caravanning Club Magazine:

"The Camping and Caravanning Club has frozen the 2011 site fee prices before VAT on all of its UK Club Sites for the first time in ten years. 

Not since its centenary year in 2001 has the Club opted to keep site fees the same for a second successive year.   VAT is set to rise from 17.5 per cent to 20 per cent in 4 January 2011 following Chancellor George Osbourne's announcement back in June.Director General Robert Louden said "Our decision not to increase pitch fee prices, apart from the mandatory VAT rise, is a way of saying thank you to our members who have helped continue to thrust the Club to the forefront of the outdoor market".  Currently, a family deal (two adults and up to four children - exclusive to members) costs on average, £17.50 per night for a standard pitch in mid-season.

Holiday Home site fees, all self-catering accommodation and "Meets and Groups" prices have also been frozen before VAT for 2011.  The Club's Store and Camp facility will change to storage only, at a competititive rate.  Mr Lousen added "It is imperative that we continue to persuade people not only to come to this country, but to stay in it as well and experience the freedom and flexibility that comes with the great outdoors."

The Club now has more than 510,000 members and has continued to grow at an accelerated rate this year with more than 715,000 people camping on a Club Site in 2010."

Caravan Club - please take note!



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