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Electronic Publishing: VAT

Question for Treasury

UIN 285038, tabled on 2 September 2019

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment her has made of the potential merits of introducing a zero-rate of VAT for digital publications.

Answered on

9 September 2019

The Government keeps all taxes under review, including VAT.

Any amendments to the VAT regime as it applies to physical publications and e-publications must be carefully assessed against policy, economic and fiscal considerations. Any representations on this issue will be considered as part of the fiscal events process.

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