Maps, whether paper, laminated or even framed currently have a VAT rate of 0%. However, gift items such as jigsaws, tableware, star charts have a VAT rate of 20%.
If you are purchasing Ordnance Survey data such as a PDF of a planning application site plan, then all PDF, DXF or DWG files are supplied manually and, therefore, the VAT rules for electronic services do not apply. If you are a consumer, there is no VAT charged regardless of the format you chose to receive it in. However, if you are a business, VAT is chargeable on the PDF version of this item; before your PDF can be generated or emailed to you, we must invoice you separately, and receive payment of, the VAT at the current rate.