Julia wants to:

Abolish VAT on ebooks

The UK government is discouraging the practice of reading and damaging the UK's publishing industry
by continuing to charge VAT on ebooks. An increasing number of people are reading books in digital
format, but with VAT such a significant extra cost, the books are often little or no cheaper than
their print equivalents. The admirable sentiment that books are a necessity, not a luxury, is being
quietly abandoned in favour of extra tax revenue. The EU has removed barriers to equalising VAT on
ebooks but the UK government doesn't seem to be making any moves towards adopting this - indeed,
with VAT having just gone up ('permanently' according to the government) the situation has got
worse. We should be proud of not taxing people to read - let's keep it that way. Petition the
government to abolish VAT on ebooks.