This petition was submitted during the 2010–2015 Conservative – Liberal Democrat coalition government

Rejected petition Digital books should be 0% VAT

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Currently, print books are subject to 0% vat. This is because books are of a great benefit to society, and so the government wants to encourage the purchase of them. However, digital books are a new technology which gives the opportunity for reading to become more widespread and cheaper. For this reason, digital books should also not be subject to VAT.

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