I have just spent the morning going round in circles on the .Gov and HMRC websites for an answer to a simple question. Big mistake! I am contemplating the purchase of a van in Ireland (Rep of) and bringing it back to the UK. It is over 6 months old, has done more than 6000km and was VAT paid as new by the current owner. My purchase will be a private sale which presumably will not attract VAT in Ireland. Will I be subject to UK VAT when I bring it in? Does anyone have experience of this?