‘It's literally stealing’: passengers react to UK airport stores VAT row – video

‘It's literally stealing’: passengers react to UK airport stores VAT row – video

Travellers speak out over the claims that some UK airport shops are not passing on savings made through VAT rebates. Retailers can avoid paying the 20% tax on items sold to customers travelling outside the EU by using information from boarding passes. However, Treasury minister David Gauke said some retailers were not reflecting these savings in their prices. Consumers say they are angry because many of the stores demand to see a boarding pass to validate the discount, but do not pass on the saving to the buyer

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Source: Guardian Transport

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