Travelers shopping in the UK or buying from abroad could take advantage of the UK's VAT refund service saving around 20% on listed prices.
That will end at the end of this year.
Some retailers are trying to get this changed as Covid-19 is already hurting their businesses.
I know I took advantage of this a couple of months ago when I made an online purchase from Selfridges. Once they saw it was being shipped to the USA, the VAT disappeared.