End of VAT refunds would deter Chinese UK visitors

China Daily

Paul Barnes chief executive of the Association of International Retail said: “Chinese visitors are by far the biggest international shoppers in the UK and shopping is the main reason they visit. If Britain ends its tax-free scheme, Chinese travellers are much more likely to visit any other European country for shopping. At a time when the British tourism industry and London’s international centres are already suffering so much from the impact of COVID-19, it seems a very damaging and unnecessary political decision”.

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