HC Deb 24 February 1975 vol 887 c28W
Mr. Gould

asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection whether she will introduce legislation to make all advertised prices inclusive of VAT.

Mr. Alan Williams

Any supplier of goods who quotes a VAT-exclusive price, without making it clear that VAT is to be added to the price, risks prosecution under Section 11(2) of the Trade Descriptions Act 1968. The Director General of Fair Trading is collecting information about the practice of quoting VAT-exclusive prices for goods and services, with a view to possible action to regulate it under Part II of the Fair Trading Act 1973.