Written Question on Exports: VAT

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Date Title Questioner
11 Sep 2020, 1:47 p.m. Nickie Aiken (Conservative - Cities of London and Westminster) Nickie Aiken (Conservative - Cities of London and Westminster)

Question to the HM Treasury:

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of responses to Question 9 in the consultation on duty-free and tax-free goods carried by passengers supported extending the VAT Retail Export Scheme to visitors from EU member states.

Answered by Jesse Norman - Financial Secretary (HM Treasury)

The Government continued to explore the potential digitisation of the VAT Retail Export Scheme in parallel with the consultation on the approach to duty-free and tax-free goods in Great Britain. There were a range of views submitted and the Government has today published a summary of responses to the consultation.

After reviewing the long-term approach to tax-free goods as part of that consultation, the Government announced today that the VAT Retail Export Scheme would be withdrawn from 1 January 2021 and would therefore not be digitised or extended to EU residents.

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