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Duty and tax-free shopping

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1099: tabled on 04 November 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 34 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes the recent Government consultation on the continuation of duty and tax-free shopping for visitors from outside the EU, including the published summary of responses which indicated a majority of respondents supported the continuation of the VAT Retail Export Scheme (VAT RES) and the airside Extra Statutory Concession (ESC); expresses concern that despite those responses, HM Treasury has indicated that it plans to scrap the RES and ESC schemes at the beginning of 2021; further notes that those schemes support hundreds of jobs at Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Aberdeen Airports and across the wider Scottish retail and aviation sectors at a time when the economy faces its biggest set of challenges since World War Two; understands the removal of RES and ECS will directly result in the loss of hundreds of jobs in Scotland and thousands around the UK; and calls on the Government to abandon its plans to end RES and ECS and engage in real dialogue with businesses and trade unions on how best to support retail and aviation employment in the future.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 November 2020
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 November 2020
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Doogan, Dave
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 November 2020
Angus
Thomson, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 November 2020
Gordon
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 November 2020
Edinburgh North and Leith
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 November 2020
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 November 2020
North Ayrshire and Arran
Flynn, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 November 2020
Aberdeen South
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 November 2020
Glasgow East
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 November 2020
Central Ayrshire
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 November 2020
Falkirk
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 November 2020
Airdrie and Shotts
MacAskill, Kenny
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 November 2020
East Lothian
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 November 2020
Edinburgh East
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 November 2020
Midlothian
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 November 2020
Glasgow North
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 November 2020
Inverclyde
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2020
Hayes and Harlington
Gwynne, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2020
Denton and Reddish
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 November 2020
Motherwell and Wishaw
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 November 2020
Glasgow South West
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 November 2020
Strangford
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 November 2020
Glasgow North East
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 November 2020
Glasgow Central
Callaghan, Amy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 November 2020
East Dunbartonshire
McDonald, Stuart C
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 November 2020
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 November 2020
Glasgow South
Hanvey, Neale
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 January 2021
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.