Bring Back Duty Free

In 1999, EU rules forced the UK to stop offering Duty Free within Europe. After Brexit in March, I think we should bring duty free back! It brought pleasure to millions of people and would boost jobs in airports and on ferries.

In our area, Ben Houchen, Tees Valley Mayor is working hard to negotiate the purchase of Teesside Airport, with the support of great campaigns like SAVE Teesside Airport. Restoring Duty Free shopping could help support regional airports like ours.

As a result, I pushed the Chancellor hard on this when he gave evidence to my Select Committee yesterday! We've got work to do to win him over, but as you'll see, I didn't let him off the hook...