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Just checked with HMRC.

Goods bought in duty free when traveling to a non-EU country are subject to import duties (if applicable) and VAT when you return if they cost more than £390= on the full amount paid.

Further, and I did not know this, if you spend more than £390 you have to pay VAT etc on the full amount spent. They do not take off the £390 and charge you on the difference.

I think the message is to stick to the High Street!!!

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