In its autumn budget the UK government announced that it would be re-instating VAT reclaim shopping for inbound tourists (AKA duty free), marking a U-turn as this was abolished in 2021 when the market was worth GBP3 billion, annually. Here we discuss the potential for VAT re-claim once re-instated, the wider role of shopping as a driver of tourism to the UK and how other industries may benefit, such as luxury.
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The apparel and footwear industry was among the worst hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, but just as recovery was taking place faster than expected, the industry is now facing more turbulences around the fast-moving uncertainty in Ukraine, galloping inflation rates, which mean rising production costs, further supply chain woes, not to mention weakened consumer spending.
As we adapt to an increasingly digitally reliant world, this episode explores how digital innovations, shifts in target demographics, and lifestyle changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, are drawing fashion players to this space and highlights the challenges and opportunities facing fashion players trying to capitalise on the expansion of the metaverse and digital fashion.