Nigel Donnelly

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The Camping and Caravanning Club has frozen site fee prices on all of its UK Club Sites for the first time in 10 years, to offset the effect of the VAT rise.

Two adults and up to four children cost on average £17.50 per night for a standard pitch in mid-season. The new VAT rate adds just under 40 pence per night to that cost, from the start of 2011 but the club is holding the price it charges to members.

The Camping and Caravanning Club has frozen site fee prices on all of its UK Club Sites for the first time in 10 years, to offset the effect of the VAT rise.
 
Two adults and up to four children cost on average £17.50 per night for a standard pitch in mid-season. The new VAT rate adds just under 40 pence per night to that cost, from the start of 2011 but the club is holding the price it charges to members.
 
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.
 
“Our decision demonstrates to members that we are still extremely competitive when it comes to our pricing structure and as a Club, our ethos is all about encouraging more people to camp, more often and at an affordable rate due these uncertain economic times.
 
VAT will rise from 17.5% to 20% from January 4 next year following Chancellor George Osborne’s announcement back in June.

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