Travellers to finally benefit from showing airport shops their boarding pass

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Last year airport retailers were found to be claiming VAT refunds on behalf of their customers without passing those savings onto consumers.

Now one of the UK’s biggest chains, WHSmith, has vowed to return some of that tax to eligible passengers – but only on items costing £6 or more.

Airport shops are required to collect 20 per cent VAT on all purchases made by travellers flying within the European Union and pass it on to HMRC. For anyone flying beyond the EU, however, no tax is payable... Read More

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