Tourism: VAT

Treasury written question – answered on 25th March 2020.

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Photo of Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick Non-affiliated

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reduce value added tax on services supplied to tourists.

Photo of Lord Agnew of Oulton Lord Agnew of Oulton Minister of State (HM Treasury), Minister of State (Cabinet Office)

VAT is an important source of revenue for the Exchequer, raising approximately £132 billion in 2018/2019. This plays an important part in funding the Government's spending priorities including hospitals, schools, and defence. Therefore, while all taxes are kept under review, there are currently no plans to reduce the rate of VAT on services supplied to tourists.

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