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  1. https://www.facebook.com/benny.lawrence.395/videos/1659721230746813/
  2. Probably because you have had too little sleep and too much Night Nurse I'm not about to bore everyone with the differences in how duty and VAT are handled. Let's just say that charging yourself duty when you do not need to is remarkably stupid.
  3. With respect, you are making it a bit complicated. If we are talking about the USA, you don't charge them VAT on your exports anyway. The forwarder gives you a 'certificate of shipment for VAT purposes' and you use that to claim the VAT back. The US shipper does the same so on imports, you pay duty and VAT on arrival at the UK port/airport or at an ICD. It just needs a great customs computer, lots of experienced customs officers and a load of people who know what they are doing paperwork wise. If we go down that route for the EU too, my tip would be to get the franchise for burger vans on the M20
  4. Here's a novel idea. Impose duty and VAT on imports from the EU. But whoever came up with this wonderful idea seems to have overlooked something - it is the UK importers who will be paying the duty and VAT. Which means that ultimately, the UK consumer will be paying for it. That will teach Johnny Foreigner not to mess with the UK! http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/08/15/britain-threatens-impose-vat-customs-duties-eu-imports-no-brexit/
  5. Not sure about current models but it sounds like the bonnet release - insert key and turn
  6. Slightly OT. Nice team photo with suitable backdrop
  7. I cannot speak for bmwmike but it is pretty clear that certain newspapers have a certain bias. So quoting from the same one - which just happens to have a Brexit bias - three times doesn't really add weight to an argument. TBH, I didn't even bother with the links
  8. Where is your sense of humour? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kE186w91YVU
  9. You try to be positive and look what happens. You get accused of laying a trap I don't know the people who own BMW. But I do talk to people over there. Germans are pragmatic. If they see an opportunity, they will take advantage of it. (They may well think the UK will be a cheap source of labour. It is worth remembering that EU regs do permit inward and outward processing relief). And so are the Swiss. They are opening branches here so the rich have somewhere to salt away their cash
  10. Remainers are always accused of being negative. My comment was very much tongue in cheek and you are of course correct. In the absence of any real positive news about Brexit, I thought I might invent some
  11. These have got to be worth a call. Probably someone around all weekend too: http://www.pirtek.co.uk/liverpool
  12. ''The fall in consumer and business confidence is having a knock-on effect on demand in the new car market and government must act quickly to provide concrete plans regarding Brexit,” said Mike Hawes, chief executive of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, which published the figures. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/aug/04/brexit-uncertainty-blamed-as-uk-car-sales-fall-for-fourth-month Just because new car sales have fallen for the fourth month in a row and the July figures are 9.3% down on the same period last year, there is no need to be so negative. Think of the benefit. Less new cars means less pollution, less traffic, safer roads ..er.. doesn't it?
  13. Good news doesn't sell newspapers. The markets are all about confidence and there isn't much of that around these days. So I thought I would do my bit and confirm that I read that the electric Mini will be made here in the UK. Woohoo!
  14. ^This
  15. In my experience, banks require probate before you get full access to bank accounts. But they are generally willing to pay funeral expenses direct to a funeral director. Have a word with them. They may be willing to pay the debt in a similar way. That would also get round any question of money laundering.