Tourism bosses slam plan to cut tax-free shopping

If Britain crashes out of the EU on October 31, people from Northern Ireland would be eligible to travel across the border for tax-free shopping on a huge variety of goods

29th September, 2019

The tourist industry has expressed alarm at government plans to scrap tax-free shopping for almost all tourists in the event of a hard Brexit.

Under the current system, tourists from the US and other countries outside the EU can claim Vat back on all their purchases of goods such as handbags, clothes and souvenirs worth more than one cent.

If Britain crashes out of the EU on October 31, people from Northern Ireland would be...

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