The VAT refunds queue and sign at Heathrow airport in London, the UK. Since Brexit’s implementation at the start of this year the British government has scrapped the entire system. Photo: Shutterstock The VAT refunds queue and sign at Heathrow airport in London, the UK. Since Brexit’s implementation at the start of this year the British government has scrapped the entire system. Photo: Shutterstock
The VAT refunds queue and sign at Heathrow airport in London, the UK. Since Brexit’s implementation at the start of this year the British government has scrapped the entire system. Photo: Shutterstock
Fashion

Brexit may kill London as a luxury shopping destination, with scrapping of tax rebate on purchases likely to put off international customers 

  • Worried that EU visitors post-Brexit would start claiming back value added tax on luxury purchases, the UK scrapped its rebate on the tax
  • This makes the UK the only country in Europe not to offer such a rebate and makes Paris and Milan more attractive, as customers can save thousands of euros

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The VAT refunds queue and sign at Heathrow airport in London, the UK. Since Brexit’s implementation at the start of this year the British government has scrapped the entire system. Photo: Shutterstock The VAT refunds queue and sign at Heathrow airport in London, the UK. Since Brexit’s implementation at the start of this year the British government has scrapped the entire system. Photo: Shutterstock
The VAT refunds queue and sign at Heathrow airport in London, the UK. Since Brexit’s implementation at the start of this year the British government has scrapped the entire system. Photo: Shutterstock
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