Duty-free shopping will return if UK leaves the EU without a deal, Chancellor Sajid Javid reveals 

Mail Online | 9/9/2019 | Daniel Martin for the Daily Mail
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Duty-free shopping will return if Britain leaves the EU without a deal, Sajid Javid will announce today.

The Chancellor will tell travellers to the EU that they will be able to buy cigarettes and alcohol without paying any UK excise duties.

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It means a bottle of wine bought at Heathrow on the way to the continent could be up to £2.23 cheaper.

The Treasury said this means a holidaymaker would be able to save more than £12 on two crates of beer.

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And those travelling back home will, for the first time in years, be able to bring back a limited amount of cigarettes and alcohol without paying duty.

People travelling back from the EU will still be able to bring unlimited amounts for their own use, provided they pay duty on the continent.

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The changes are possible because, if Britain leaves without a deal, we will no longer be subject to EU single market rules which have been in place since 1999.

Mr Javid said: ‘As we prepare to leave the EU, I’m pleased to be able to back British travellers.

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'We want people to enjoy their hard-earned holidays and this decision will help holidaymakers’ cash go that little bit further.’

Duty free was ended in Europe seven years after the EU single market came into force in 1992.

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Duty-free shopping is already permitted for travellers going to non-EU countries.

The Chancellor said that, thanks to the lifting of EU rules in the event of a No Deal Brexit, passengers travelling to EU countries will be able to buy beer,...
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