I'm headed to the Best of Southern England tour in April, so I waited to order my tour kit until this month to make sure I received the hot of the press (Feb 2023) guidebook with all of its updates. The book has over 988 pages so I imagine updating it can be a challenge. However, I found myself a bit disappointed when I found the following language under "Getting a VAT refund" on page 898.
" Process your VAT document at your last stop in the European Union...." Should someone tell the guidebook editors about Brexit? (Note: for those of you that are about to suggest I notify RS regarding error, I have)
Is it a really big thing? Not really, except it made me wonder what other items were missed in the update. I know that they have been under a lot of pressure to update, particularly with covid impacts. I just wonder if editors are just stretched too thin. I didn't pay anything "extra" for the guidebook, but I'm not sure I would be willing to pay $26 for it right now.
Edited to Add: A few of the comments caused to me to explore VAT a bit more. The error is much larger than I originally thought. Refunds of VAT have not been available in England since January 1, 2021. There is almost an entire page of misinformation here.