Sunak accused of making UK the least attractive place to shop in Europe


David Connett


The Prime Minister’s bid to woo UK business misfired when a leading executive accused him of a “spectacular own goal” by imposing VAT changes on tourists after Brexit.

Gerry Murphy, boss of fashion house Burberry, told the Prime Minister that his move to scrap the VAT refund for tourists has made Britain the “least attractive” shopping destination in Europe.

He was speaking at a Business Connect conference in London, organised by the Government in a bid to improve its relationship with business.

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