Plans for hotel
tax up set for discussion at council meet

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Plans for a ‘continental style ‘hotel tax in Sheffield are set to be debated at a council meeting today.

Sheffield Council and business leaders are understood to be discussing the proposals, which could involve a levy paid by customers when they check out of hotels – with the money used to fund improvements in the city centre.

However, opposition members say the tax could ‘damage’ the local economy, cause a loss of jobs and put off visitors to the city.

Coun Penny Baker has put forward a motion caling for the idea to be ruled out at today’s full meeting of the council from 2pm.