Brexit could see 40% price hikes for online purchases

Clothes bought on a UK website for €167 would cost Irish customers €236.32

Research shows that while numbers shopping online from the UK are falling, only 1 in 10 consumers plan to pay more attention to where a website is based after Brexit. Photograph: iStock

Research shows that while numbers shopping online from the UK are falling, only 1 in 10 consumers plan to pay more attention to where a website is based after Brexit. Photograph: iStock

The price of some goods bought by people in Ireland from UK-based websites could increase by over 40 per cent from January 1st after post-Brexit taxes and charges are added to the list price, Revenue has warned.

Consumers will not only face substantial price increases when shopping with UK-based companies but they could also see a substantial reduction in the rights they have when it comes to returns or seeking redress in the event that products are faulty on not as described, the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has said.

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