EU VAT Campaign Next Steps – And How YOU Can Help!
Dec 10, 2014 — Dear Supporter
Thank you for your patience and restraint this week. After the disappointment of Vince Cable’s response, we had discussions with a senior member of Vince Cable's team throughout the past few days and were told that the Department was sympathetic towards our cause and that progress was being made on our behalf.
We were promised that HMRC would be putting out a further statement, which would clarify things and update us on some real concessions which would make life much easier for us. For those of you who haven’t seen it that statement was released today and can be found here: http://bit.ly/1yA7Uyl .
Unfortunately, as many of you are rightly commenting this does not solve the issue for us at all. In fact, it would appear that despite such a positive meeting with HMRC, HM Treasury and David Gauke MP last Thursday, and our best efforts since then, there is still a significant gap in understanding of our situation on the part of HMRC and no meaningful progress has been made.
We, like you, feel hugely disappointed that last week's HMRC meeting promises were presented to us again today, apparently as 'new news'.
And they have still singularly failed to grasp that, far from not wanting to comply with the legislation, we simply CANNOT, due to the requirements for the proof place of supply.
We are hearing, daily, of businesses that will close their doors at the end of this month. We understand how you feel. We are not giving up though!
We need to ramp up the campaign to a new level and we need your help to do so. Please come and sign the new EU-wide petition we have started http://chn.ge/1wyXUtU and then please come and visit our new EU VAT Action website http://euvataction.org/ to see how else you can help!
There are only 7 working days until Christmas, and we understand that the EU Commission closes for Christmas on 18 Dec – so please do continue to help us fight at this crucial time as every second counts!
On behalf of the EU VAT ACTION TEAM