The King's tailor leads protest by Savile Row designers demanding Rishi Sunak ... trends now
The tailor to the King braved the rain alongside leading Savile Row designers yesterday to demand Rishi Sunak scrap the tourist tax.
They warn that, since the UK axed the incentive in 2021, tourists have instead flocked to places such as Paris and Milan.
Anda Rowland, director of Anderson & Sheppard, whose double-breasted suits are sported by King Charles, said the tax could lead to job losses on the famed street, home to tailors including Gieves and Hawkes, Huntsman and Henry Poole & Co.
She said schemes such as her firm’s five-year apprenticeships for craftsmen could be at risk if customers shunned the UK, adding: ‘It is just going to get worse... people will just spend elsewhere.’
Some 400 businesses, including Burberry and Marks & Spencer , have already