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Question for Treasury

UIN 277127, tabled on 15 July 2019

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has undertaken a recent assessment of the potential effects on businesses in the UK of leaving the EU VAT area.

Answered on

18 July 2019

Leaving the EU without a negotiated settlement is not the Government’s preferred outcome, but it is essential that the UK is prepared for all possible eventualities on customs, VAT and excise arrangements.

As part of the no deal preparations, HMRC have published guidance and technical notices for businesses and their advisors on customs, excise and VAT, as well as a collection of letters and guides.

HMRC have published a collection of impact assessments on GOV.UK which are available at

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