Duty free consultation

HMRC has announced a consultation on the future of UK duty free.  This is a consultation on the potential approach to duty-and tax-free goods arising from the UK’s new relationship with the EU.

The consultation is focused on five areas:

  • Personal allowances for passengers travelling from the EU to UK
  • Duty-free sales for passengers travelling from the UK to the EU
  • Duty-free sales on-board planes, trains and ships for consumption on-board and take-away
  • The VAT Retail Export Scheme (VAT RES)
  • Tax-free sales for passengers travelling from the UK to the EU

A list of questions is included in chapter 5 of the consultation, and they welcome comments from all interested stakeholders. 4 Eyes Ltd can submit these comments on your behalf or you can do so directly.

The consultation will close at 23:59 on 20 May 2020.

Responses should be sent by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by post. 

(Refer to document archive for a copy of the consultation paper).