Cars: VAT

Treasury written question – answered on 5th July 2021.

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Photo of Desmond Swayne Desmond Swayne Conservative, New Forest West

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will negotiate a consistent rate of VAT with the EU across all EU member states on the sale and purchase of classic cars.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman The Financial Secretary to the Treasury

The VAT rates applicable in EU Member States are a matter for the EU. In the UK, a lower rate of 5% import VAT is available for classic cars where these are collectors’ pieces of historical interest.

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