Will Bath dare to become the first UK city with a ‘tourist tax’?

The city council is considering a charge for overnight visitors – but fears being labelled ‘the tax city’

The “tourist tax” is one of those ideas that everyone agrees is great – and then quietly drops. But now the historic city of Bath might take the plunge and become the first place in the UK to implement one.

With the city’s council facing £37m of cuts in the next five years, it is considering an extra charge for overnight visitors to Bath, a local councillor has told the BBC.

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