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Given what we have been "sold" - yes it's fair to complain I'd say. As for the EU being too inward thinking, I believe that all this has been about the EU being too outward thinking and wanting t

Aye, they red listings...... This is really bad news for those of us who stay in the Scotland since we were using EU sellers because so many eBay England based sellers won’t sell to us as it is.

The fishing business is a red herring (pun intended). Its all about oversight. Always was. The unfeasibly rich pulling the strings (not all even British citizens) want the freedom to launder thei

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Aye, tracking for safety.

One of my friends used to work for Bear Scotland and then Highland Council
with responsibility for putting out snow ploughs/gritters
He always had two men per vehicle which meant the wage bill was very large, 
his bosses always insisted on one man per vehicle but my friend told them they would
have to sack him as he wasn’t doing that.
He added that if he was dismissed his first port of call would be an employment tribunal.

At both companies it was never mentioned again........

 

 

Ian

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Renfrewshire Council are in on the act:

Name game: Tony Fitzpatrick, Eric Phillips, Councillor Natalie Don and Sean Batty with the gritters' titles

Some of tbose names are bit local for me to understand, but they are the result of anewspaper naming competition.

Better than Boaty McBoatface, anyway!

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I am SO GLAD I'm not in business, importing from the EU!      I'm considering buying  a new part from within the EU, and trying to work out how much import duty and VAT I'll have to pay!    The Gov.uk website clearly (!) syas that if its more tha £135 and less than £630, then VAT will be payable, buta at what rate, 20% or 15%?   Both are quoted.    Customs duty isn't as easy (!) it may be 2.5% (?) but which do you calculate first, and is either based on the purchase price, or on the total of price plus tax?

My head is whirling, and this is only one transaction!

John

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On 2/27/2021 at 7:52 PM, JohnD said:

I am SO GLAD I'm not in business, importing from the EU!      I'm considering buying  a new part from within the EU, and trying to work out how much import duty and VAT I'll have to pay!    The Gov.uk website clearly (!) syas that if its more tha £135 and less than £630, then VAT will be payable, buta at what rate, 20% or 15%?   Both are quoted.    Customs duty isn't as easy (!) it may be 2.5% (?) but which do you calculate first, and is either based on the purchase price, or on the total of price plus tax?

My head is whirling, and this is only one transaction!

John

Hi John,

Not sure if you are just having a rant or want some help:biggrin:

I'm not totally across any detail changes but my 'rule of thumb' for a ballpark estimate is that Duty is charged on the item itself and VAT is charged on the total transaction cost including shipping and insurance.  If the item is less than £135 in value (excluding VAT) Duty is not charged.  The HMRC Tariff for the item being purchased tells you the Duty and VAT rates applicable.

As a side issue, please note if the item is from Germany, I've noticed German Customs seem to be on a 'go slow' at the moment.  I can't say if this specifically is for goods destined for GB or more general.

Regards

Chris

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