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<strong>Ecotax Ends - Official</strong>

Despite premature reports of its demise, the Ecotax was only officially voted out of existence by Parliament on Tuesday 21st October.

Despite premature reports of its demise, the Ecotax was only officially voted out of existence by Parliament on Tuesday 21st October.

The tax ceased to be levied by hoteliers the following weekend, which is just as well, as most hotels were putting up the shutters on the season by then. Designed as tax on visitors to the island, its proceeds were to be used as a way of improving the environment, and its collection was thrust upon the unwilling hoteliers, already weighed down by mountains of bureaucracy.

Unpopular to the end, over 97% - almost 6,900 hoteliers, were against the tax.

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