Tourism: VAT

Treasury written question – answered am ar 15 Ebrill 2024.

Danfonwch hysbysiad imi am ddadleuon fel hyn

Photo of Drew Hendry Drew Hendry Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Economy)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate his Department has made of the impact of ending tax-free shopping for international visitors on tax revenues since 2020.

Photo of Nigel Huddleston Nigel Huddleston The Financial Secretary to the Treasury

The OBR published a review of the original 2020 costing of the withdrawal of tax-free shopping in the Economic and Fiscal Outlook on 6 March, with a follow up supplementary document published on 11 March, which is available here: https://obr.uk/docs/dlm_uploads/VAT-RES-costing-review.pdf

The government published its next steps on tax-free shopping in the Spring Budget 2024 which is available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/spring-budget-2024/spring-budget-2024-html.

The government welcomes further submissions in response to the OBR’s findings.

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