VAT: Deposit Return Schemes

Treasury written question – answered on 22nd November 2022.

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Photo of Martyn Day Martyn Day Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Health and Social Care)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has had discussions with the Scottish Government on VAT on deposits in relation to the forthcoming Deposit Return Scheme in Scotland.

Photo of Victoria Atkins Victoria Atkins The Financial Secretary to the Treasury

The UK Government supports the drinks deposit return schemes (DRS) being introduced across the UK and their environmental aims. The Government is continuing to work with stakeholders to ensure that the schemes operate effectively.

HM Treasury Ministers regularly engage with their Scottish Government counterparts on a range of issues, including DRS.

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