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US says ‘no free trade deal with UK unless digital tax scrapped’

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US says ‘no free trade deal with UK unless digital tax scrapped’

The US will not negotiate a free trade deal with the UK unless a new digital services tax is dropped, according to a newspaper report. The measure, which was proposed in 2018 by then chancellor Philip Hammond in response to fears that technology giants were not paying their fair share of tax, is due to come into effect in April next year.

The US will not negotiate a free trade deal with the UK unless a new digital services tax is dropped, according to a newspaper report.

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