UK Budget 2020: Has VAT on UK porn membership sites been scrapped?

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced the 20% tax on e-books and online newspapers, magazines and journals will be abolished on 1 December.

The Publishers’ Association had called it “unfair and illogical”.

And a letter calling for it to be axed was signed by more than 600 authors and presented to Parliament in October.

Physical books and periodicals are already exempt – and the EU let member states drop sales taxes on electronic publications back in October 2018.

Is it not the case that porn membership sites are electronic versions of adult magazines? If so, will they be now be VAT free?

I see no difference with a online newspaper that charges membership fees and that of a online membership site. Both contain text, pics and vids, and updated on a regular basis.

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