Daily Mail, This is Money21/11/20 Last night, Paul Barnes, chief executive of AIR, said: “I would urge the Chancellor to look again at the numbers. It is not just the high street that he is putting at risk, but also people’s livelihoods”. Read the full article here.
Yahoo News02/11/20 The Association of International Retail (AIR) urged the chancellor to “look again at this devastating decision”. Read the full article here.
Telegraph30/09/20 Paul Barnes, chief executive of the Association of International Retail, criticised the decision to scrap tax-free shopping. “Making the UK the only European country not to offer [it] to international visitors sends totally the wrong message to the world. And it needlessly damages the UK’s retail, tourism and manufacturing industries, already struggling to survive Covid-19,” Read the full article … Read More
The National22/09/20 Paul Barnes: “The Government’s decision to eradicate tax free shopping in the UK will impact Britain’s reputation and appeal as a global shopping destination, providing further damage to our struggling economy. Outside of London, Edinburgh is a key tourist attraction for visitors, proven in the growing number of international flights to Edinburgh airport. The removal of tax free … Read More
The BBC20/09/20 The Association of International Retail (AIR), which co-wrote the letter, urged the chancellor to “look again at this devastating decision”. Read the full article here.
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