Stop HMRC killing antiques, collectors, craft and other fairs
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The UK’s antiques, collectors, vintage, craft and other types of fairs are under jeopardy by HMRC’s proposed enforcement of a draft EU regulation and a revised interpretation of the way current regulations have been applied, in a desperate attempt to scrape together a relatively small amount of VAT from organisers.

The bottom line is that organisers who are VAT registered should have been charging the full rate of VAT (currently 20%), from November 2012, which would directly increase stallholder costs to attend most of the fairs held in the UK.

For a more detailed overview of what is happening, please click here.

We believe that this change of interpretation and new application will dramatically affect the fairs industry by driving out many stallholders, who already work on small margins, and cause organisers to out price themselves in the marketplace, as well as having to account for VAT potentially owed from November 2012, at a considerable financial burden

Nelson Events & IACF, two major organisers of antiques & collectors fairs, are putting a traditionally competitive relationship to one side to fight this situation, at considerable costs, however, due to the nature of HMRC tribunals, there will be no conclusions until well into 2014, which means there is too much uncertainty in the market.

We therefore ask for all parts of the industry – organisers, stallholders, dealers, specialist media and public visitors to join together and help us fight this ridiculous situation.

Please show you support by signing our petition, which will be passed on to Government Ministers, HMRC and our tribunal judges, calling for HMRC to maintain their previous interpretation of the regulations.

Please Sign Our Petition

Please show you support by signing our petition, which will be passed on to Government Ministers, HMRC and our tribunal judges, calling for HMRC to maintain their previous interpretation of the regulations.

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by Matthew Abel, ,

by xxxxxxxx, UK,
Please do not spoil the pleasure of so many people who enjoy beautiful things and do not have the funds to buy them in expensive shops.

by xxxxxxxx, South Yorkshire,

by xxxxxxxx, South Yorkshire,

by Rachel Midgley, Oxon,

by xxxxxxxx, London,

by xxxxxxxx, B80 7PA,

by xxxxxxxx, Derbyshire,

by Lauren Bott, Suffolk,

by Mick Skelding, Cambridge,

 

 

 

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