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Increase on VAT for used cars exported from Britain to Northern Ireland is likely to have adverse impact on the trade here

Increase on VAT for used cars exported from Britain to Northern Ireland is likely to have adverse impact on the trade here

Increase on VAT for used cars exported from Britain to Northern Ireland is likely to have adverse impact on the trade here

Car dealers here are concerned their trade will be crippled by higher VAT for motors imported from Britain under the NI Protocol, as it will push up prices for the public.

There are around 600 local used car dealerships employing thousands of people. Many others also work in the trade, including in haulage firms who transport the vehicles over.

Ballymena dealer Malcolm Beattie is leading members of the trade here in lobbying politicians over the changes.


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