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VAT Retail Export Scheme

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1176: tabled on 23 November 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 29 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House expresses its concern at the Government's decision to abolish the VAT Retail Export Scheme, otherwise known as tax-free shopping, from 1 January 2021 with inaccurate determinations having been made of the impact of that decision; acknowledges that since that decision was announced, businesses have been facing the challenges posed by new covid-19 restrictions and that that decision will worsen that situation; believes that by implementing that decision thousands of job losses could be caused around the UK; recognises that since that announcement, France has lowered its threshold for international shoppers to claim back VAT and Ireland has extended its scheme to include the UK, making the UK the least competitive market in Europe for international shoppers; notes that no businesses have spoken up publicly in favour of that move but many have warned of its consequences; calls on the Government to avoid causing significant damage to the retail and hospitality sector in the UK and to not bring forward the required legislation to implement that decision; and further calls on hon. Members to vote to annul any Statutory Instrument on that matter if it is laid before this House.

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.

Dunne, Philip
Conservative
Signed on 27 November 2020
Ludlow
Mundell, David
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2020
Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale
Djanogly, Mr Jonathan
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2020
Huntingdon
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 1 December 2020
Strangford
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 December 2020
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 December 2020
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 December 2020
Motherwell and Wishaw
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 December 2020
Central Ayrshire
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 December 2020
Edinburgh West
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 December 2020
East Renfrewshire
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 December 2020
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 December 2020
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 December 2020
Airdrie and Shotts
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 December 2020
Glasgow East
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 December 2020
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 December 2020
North Ayrshire and Arran
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 December 2020
Falkirk
Wakeford, Christian
Conservative
Signed on 3 December 2020
Bury South
Amess, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 2020
Southend West
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2020
Hayes and Harlington
Thomson, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 December 2020
Gordon
Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 10 December 2020
Leicester East
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 December 2020
Edinburgh North and Leith

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.