In just a few short weeks the vast majority of English campsites will be able to re-open – the gradual lifting of lockdown restrictions bringing welcome relief to holidaymakers keen to plan their next campervan or motorhome road trip.
The Budget earlier this month also brought good news for the industry, as it was announced that VAT will remain at reduced rates for the next 12 months for hospitality, with the 5% rate applicable to campsites until September.
The Caravan & Motorhome Club has announced it’s currently planning to re-open all its Covid-secure Club campsites in England for stays from 12th April, while its campsites in Scotland will remain closed up to and including 4th April.
The Club states: “We are awaiting further information from the Scottish Government regarding the period 5th-25th April and no new bookings are being accepted during these dates, however bookings can be made for stays from 26th April. If you have a booking already between 5th-25th April there’s no need to cancel it at this stage, we’ll let you know what to do once we have further guidance from the Scottish Government. We’re currently planning to re-open all our Club campsites in Wales for stays from 29th March.”
Following the Budget announcement, the Caravan & Motorhome Club has also announced it will continue to pass on this saving to its members by reducing Club campsite prices in line with the recent VAT reductions. This means that you’ll only pay 5% VAT on all Club campsite stays until 30th September, then 12.5% VAT from October 2021 to March 2022. All you need to do is book your holiday as normal, and the discount will be applied at the appropriate rate when you pay on site.