Just days after the UK cut ties with the EU duty-free shopping with European countries for Britons has returned back to the country.
Britons can now buy duty-free alcohol and tobacco products in places like ports, airports and international train stations, and also on ships, planes and trains, as Britain approach to the EU is just like the rest of the world.
Ministers have revealed that the move comes after a consultation with industry on the Government’s approach to taxing goods carried across borders for personal use as the end of the Brexit transition period comes with powers to set its own regulations.
The amount passengers can bring back with them from non-EU countries will also be significantly increased, and extended to EU countries, providing one of the most generous allowances anywhere in the world.
Meanwhile, the UK government has announced more details of the new £100 million government support fund aimed at strengthening the UK fishing industry, so it is in a position to increase its catch in line with Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal.
An insider close to the UK government said the idea came after Mr Johnson and Chancellor Rishi Sunak had a meeting on how to support the industry for better.
“We took the view that the fishing fleet needed to be rebuilt to take advantage of the new access.
“We needed to invest a lot more into it if we were actually going to be able to catch the fish that we will be entitled to.
“Rishi said, ‘Yes we can do that. The Treasury can find the money to help,’” the insider quoted them while speaking to The Times.