TIME TO SCRAP DISCRIMINATORY VAT ON AUDIOBOOKS
Reading for pleasure is hugely important and can transform lives and should always be encouraged. However, many are unable to benefit from physical and digital books and instead rely on audio books.
Unlike physical and digital books, audiobooks are subject to a VAT levy of 20% making them more expensive.
This discriminates against those who rely on them, perhaps due to a disability or other challenges, impeding their ability to access books in the only way they can.
I again called on the UK Government to scrap VAT on audiobooks and level the playing field when it comes to enjoying the wonder of books.
Watch the exchange below 👇.