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UK - HMRC Security Flaws

A researcher who spent fifty seven days trying to report a bug on HMRC’s online tax service site has said that the UK tax office must improve the way it handles website security problems - adding that finding the correct contact to report the issue to was even more challenging than actually finding the bug in the site.

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UK - Sports Direct Distance Selling VAT Ruling

In a decision which could have major ramifications for distance selling legislation the UK Upper Tribunal Court has upheld a ruling in favour of Sports Direct and against HMRC’s position that the retail company owed millions in EU VAT. This was because of alleged arrangements that enabled the company to avoid VAT distance selling rules for supplies to EU consumers.

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UK - Fulfilment House Due Diligence

As we have seen in a number of our bulletins today and in the last few weeks, tax offices across the world are stepping up efforts to try and obtain VAT and sales tax which is not currently being paid. In the UK the Fulfilment House Due Diligence Scheme is part of a package of measures that are intended to disrupt and deter abuse by some overseas businesses selling goods to UK customers via online marketplaces.

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UK - VAT Data for GDP Figures

Small businesses may no longer have to fill out time-consuming surveys about their activities in a shake-up to the way data about the UK economy is gathered. Britain's statisticians will rely less on what business have to say about their activities and more on what the taxman is collecting from them, in an attempt to improve how we estimate the strength of the UK's economy - and cut costs for companies.

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UK - Distance Selling Rule Change

HMRC have published a change to the VAT distance selling rules where a vendor has introduced or promoted a separate delivery service. 

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UK - BoE Cuts Forecasts

The Bank of England cut its forecasts for economic growth and wages as it extended keeping its benchmark interest rate at a record low.

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UK - Non-EU Roaming VAT

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has released guidance on a change to VAT rules to tax services used outside the EU by UK consumers.

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UK - Making Tax Digital Delay Applauded

The announcement from the UK Government that it will delay digital tax reporting reforms has been roundly welcomed by the tax industry.

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UK - 2017 Finance Bill

The UK Government has published an updated version of the Finance Bill 2017. Only a limited number of clauses from the original bill were passed earlier this year due to the early election they decided upon.

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UK - eBay VAT Changes

From August 1st 2017 eBay sellers living in the UK will be contracted and begin paying fees to eBay (UK) Limited instead of the Luxembourg based eBay Europe S.á.r.l. This legal restructuring will have noticeable VAT implications.

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