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Shop for less with the government’s VAT reduction

On 23 July as part of the July Stimulus package the government announced a reduction in the 23% VAT rate to 21%. M&S has decided to pass this saving onto our customers. The VAT reduction applies online at checkout at It can be used in conjunction with any other promotion, offer, or discount code. Offer does not apply to delivery charges. Any refunds will take into account the discount.

VAT Reduction

  • The reduction is effective from 1 September 2020 until 28 February 2021.

  • Yes, the VAT reduction will also be in store – on applicable products.

  • All adult clothing, home and beauty, and selected kidswear and food products will be included.

  • Yes, certain sizes in kidswear are VAT exempt so do not qualify for the reduction.

    Within food there are VAT-exempt products and products at 13.5% VAT – these are also excluded as the reduction only applies to 23%-rated products.

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