On 24 February, the SoA received a letter from The Rt Hon Sir Mike Penning MP regarding his submission of an Early Day Motion on zero-rate VAT for audiobooks to Parliament.
We have campaigned for equal VAT-status to be applied to physical books, ebooks and audiobooks. The VAT rate for ebooks was scrapped by the government in 2020, but the VAT on audiobooks remains at 20%.
Charging VAT on audiobooks risks stifling digital innovation and impeding access to reading for visually impaired, dyslexic or other reading disabled people.
We welcome the MP’s action on this issue and encourage our members to contact their local MP to sign the Early Day Motion.
Please see the MP’s full letter to the SoA here:
To find your local MP, check here.