Time to scrap the ‘Tourist Tax’ and get Britain booming again: Business leaders call on Chancellor to reinstate tax-free shopping for overseas visitors¬†


Harriet Line & Hugo Duncan

A coalition of business leaders today calls for the return of tax-free shopping for overseas tourists.

In a letter to the Chancellor, scores of retail, hospitality and tourism bosses warn that removing the VAT refund for visitors has been an ‘extraordinary own goal’.

Reinstating it would be a win both for business and the taxpayer, they say, with research suggesting it could bring a multi-billion-pound boost to the economy.

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