Posts Tagged by Mail Order

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 […]

LVCR drops to £15 but there are more changes to come….

Today LVCR dropped to £15 from £18 from all non-EU destinations into the UK. However this measure is not the end of the story, as some commentators have suggested. Firstly anyone in offshore mail order will know that whilst a drop to £15 is an inconvenience it still allows most products to enter the UK VAT free […]

Channel Island’s VAT Dodgers in Denial whilst UK and EU Prepare Measures to end LVCR Trade.

Despite George Osborne’s budget announcement that using LVCR to gain a VAT advantage in the UK is an abuse of European Tax legislation many Channel Island based LVCR abusing retailers and the infrastructure that supports them appear to be carrying on as if nothing has happened, apparantly assuming that the reduction in LVCR to £15 is the […]

Who says Record Stores are Dead?

With Record Store Day on the 16th of April having been a huge success across the UK and with the number of independent record stores increasing for the first time in many years, it looks like the end of the VAT Loophole could not have come at a better time for music retail and mail […]

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