"Value Added Tax (or VAT)." United Kingdom Local Custom Tip by Galahad

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In the UK, a 17.5% value-added tax is included in the price of many goods and some services. No VAT is added to children's clothes, books, newspapers or unprepared foods in the supermarkets, bakers, fish shops or take-away foods but it is levied on food eaten on the premises. It can be reclaimed by Non-EU tourists to the UK.

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  • Updated Jun 24, 2003
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