Category: VAT

High Court Decision Confirms End of Channel Islands LVCR Abuse and Clarifies State Power to Exclude Mail Order Goods from LVCR.

On the 15th of March 2012 the High Court in London finally ended the abuse of LVCR from the Channel Islands. You can download the full Judgement here : Judgement LVCR Guernsey 15.3.12 RAVAS (Retailers Against VAT Avoidance Schemes) intervened in the hearing at the last moment in order to submit information to the Court that […]

RAVAS intervenes in Channel Islands attempt to overturn LVCR Legislation

RAVAS, the group of UK retailers that successfully campaigned to convince the Government to end the VAT avoidance arrangement known as ‘The Channel Islands VAT Loophole’, has intervened in the judicial review of the UK Governments legislation that ends the loophole. The judicial review has been initiated by the Governments of Jersey and Guernsey who […]

It’s over! The final word from RAVAS Spokesman Richard Allen.

At the bottom of this posting is the song I listened to when I had to close my mail order company The Freak Emporium, in December 2007, after 16 successful and enjoyable years in business. By 2007 it was simply no longer possible to compete from the UK mainland as a result of a major […]

Guernsey Minister Responsible for ‘Fulfilment’ Industry Claims Island did not Encourage LVCR Abuse and that UK Retailers did not Move to the Island to Avoid VAT

Richard Allen spokesperson for RAVAS confronted Deputy Carla McNulty Bauer Minister for  Commerce and Employment in Guernsey who worked in the Fulfilment industry and was involved in HMV’s move to the Island in 2004. During the exchange Deputy McNulty Bauer stated that she did not encourage companies to set up their internet operations in Guernsey […]

UK Government Vows to Prevent the Abuse of LVCR “Regardless of the Location” as Channel Islands Blame other Jurisdictions for the Problem.

HM Treasury have tackled businesses and politicians in the Channel Islands who claim that the Islands are being ‘picked on’ by the UK Government. In a statement a UK Treasury official said  “The overwhelming majority of cases where companies are deliberately supplying goods from outside the EU to UK consumers in order to benefit from […]

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