UK B&Bs are poised to be freed from restrictive EU laws as Jacob Rees-Mogg prepares to ignite a bonfire of bureaucracy.
The Brexit Opportunities Minister announced yesterday that he plans to publish a hit list of 1,500 Brussels registrations still holding back British firms.
One due for the chop is the package tour policy, which hits small Hotels with bundles of bureaucracy if they also offer guests deals like theater or meal vouchers.
Mr Rees-Mogg said the law was enacted to prevent Carry On Abroad disasters, where holidaymakers are being ripped off by parcels of rubbish.
But he said that EU law slams small B&Bs for “making incredibly sensible and small packages that are regulated like full-blown”.
UK Hospitality boss Kate Nicholls backed the move and is currently in talks with the minister to scrap furlough registration.
She said: “EU rules on package travel prevent a B&B from selling dinner at a local pub or tickets to a visitor attraction as part of a package.
“This piece of bureaucracy was designed to protect those setting off on a package holiday, but instead the Brussels bureaucracy discourages our small tourism companies from offering value-added services to tourists.
“We estimate that de-valuing could generate over £2bn in value added in tourism – our third largest export earner.”
Since his appointment in September, the arch-Brexiteer has rooted out remaining EU laws to be thrown in the trash.
earlier this year he urged Sun readers to write to him with which rules they want to run away – and they accept the offer in droves.
Yesterday an event at the Center for Policy Studies said: “I already have a list of around 1,500 pieces of EU withheld law and will have to publish this in due course.
“And then people can see them in all this Technicolor glory and see which ones to get rid of.”
In reference to the freedom-loving President Ronald Reagan, Mr. Rees-Mogg said the nine scariest words in the English language are ‘We must stay in step with the EU’.
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