Yearly Archives: 2011

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 […]

Guernsey Retailers Threaten Legal Challenge to UK’s ‘Discriminatory’ Removal of LVCR

A group of retailers headed by a Health supplement mail order company is threatening to take the UK Government to Judicial review over the removal of LVCR from the Channel Islands. It is not understood exactly what the challenge would be but since the UK not only has the option to allow or disallow LVCR but also […]

Channel Island VAT Loophole Finally Closes

RAVAS, welcomes the Coalition Government’s action to remove the European import relief that underpins the VAT avoidance arrangement known as ‘The VAT Loophole’. The Channel Islands mail order industry has been enjoying an unfair advantage for many years, an advantage reliant upon the avoidance of VAT that has been facilitated by the exploitation of an […]

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