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Pensioners' Railcards

Volume 892: debated on Friday 16 May 1975

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will zero-rate rail-cards issued to pensioners for concessionary travel purposes which are at present chargeable with value added tax at the standard rate.

Arrangements have been made for the supply of these Senior Citizen Railcards by British Rail to be zero-rated extracstatutorily with effect from 1st April when the scheme began. British Railways Board will refund the tax paid by present holders of the cards and Customs and Excise are issuing a Press notice today.