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Morgan Davies

VAT registration threshold no longer due to those not established in the UK

A decision in the European Court of Justice has confirmed that only businesses established in a Member State can benefit from its domestic VAT registration threshold.

Changes to VAT online services

HMRC have announced various changes to their online services including the introduction of the VAT online registration service which was promised earlier this year.

Simpler Health and Safety guidance

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has launched an online 'Health and Safety Toolbox' aimed at smaller, low-risk businesses. It is hoped that the Toolbox, which can be accessed from the right hand side of the HSE’s home page, will make it quicker and easier for small businesses to find the information that applies to their industry. This should enable them to manage health and safety issues themselves, without the need to use health and safety consultants.

VAT: Amended certificates of registration

HM Revenue & Customs is updating their VAT systems. If you are currently VAT registered then HMRC may need to make a small change to the way they record your address. This is to ensure the data HMRC holds is consistent and is not a cause for concern, but you may receive an amended certificate of registration (VAT 4).

VAT penalties - Directors made liable

Between 2008 and 2012 the VAT penalty rules were reconsidered by HMRC. But in order to ensure everyone pays the right amount, the old rules may still be applied under the following criteria:

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