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Lord Allen of Kensington to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the benefit to the UK economy of tax-free shopping being available to non-EU visitors, and (2) the impact of ending participation in (a) the VAT Retail Export Scheme, and (b) air-side tax free concessions, on (i) the number of tourist visits to the UK, (ii) the total shopping spend of tourists visiting the UK, and (iii) the viability of the UK retail sector.  HL9167

Question HL9167: tabled on 14 October 2020 and due for answer by 28 October 2020

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the benefit to the UK economy of tax-free shopping being available to non-EU visitors, and (2) the impact of ending participation in (a) the VAT Retail Export Scheme, and (b) air-side tax free concessions, on (i) the number of tourist visits to the UK, (ii) the total shopping spend of tourists visiting the UK, and (iii) the viability of the UK retail sector.
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