Here’s a discussion on Etsy re the new EU VAT regulations, and here’s HMRC being keen to appear to be helpful (in fact other national tax authorities seem to be going through the same motions, so presumably a user manual was mailed to them all) to all those people out there who make a couple of grand annually selling glove patterns to the benighted Bulgars and who will now need to rethink. Digital objects are to be whacked on 1/1/2015, and physical objects apparently on 1/1/2016, so that’s pretty big.
It looks like a quid pro quo from Brussels for Amazon etc: you’ll end up paying more tax, but we’re going to close down a lot of your smaller competition and drive the mum ‘n’ pop traders into your arms.
Curiously this is not news in Spain. Yes it is, e.g.. I haven’t looked at Germany, whose smallish traders export immense quantities of excellent junk, but I think they’re rather less smallish than the Brits, and they’re already VAT-regd.
It’s a shame, because the sale of knitting patterns was all that was separating a vast swathe of British society from the gin on Monday mornings in February.
This is really going to help the Tories, and Labour too. Well, not, obviously.
- More on the hack attack: Adolfo Daine/adol77dai51, Manchurian candidate?
More on the hacker who briefly brought baldie enterprises to a shuddering halt the other day. The problem is now fixed
- Sales of Catalan-language fiction in English translation on Amazon
Ferran Mascarell said a couple of months back that Frankfurt perseguia tres objectius: millorar la presència de la literatura catalana en el
- ¡España británica!
Why impose disastrous Spanish policies on thriving Gibraltar when British colonisation of Spain would have so many advantages?
- Do traders prefer blondes?
If the UK’s worse hit than Spain, how come there’s less fear in the markets of it defaulting on its sovereign
- Transport prices mail-order sale of Spanish cheese to UK etc private customers?
More delights from the lives of SME exporters in the EU.