Impact of VAT Changes on British Library On Demand

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In May 2020, the Government announced changes to VAT on electronic publications. If those products we supply electronically are deemed to attract zero VAT our charging will be amended at the earliest opportunity. Please note that copyright fees will continue to attract VAT at 20%.

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The British Library Finance Team are currently working with our tax advisors to ensure we identify products and services supplied by the British Library On Demand document supply service that will continue to attract VAT.

Once the impact of the change has been assessed we will announce any changes to our services and/or pricing.

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If you have any further queries please contact our Customer Service through email at customer-services@bl.uk. Our team are unable to take calls, but will respond to your e-mail as soon as possible.

Please bear with us during this difficult period and check our webpages for updates. You can also follow us on twitter to keep up to date @ondemandBL.

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