Businesses to be hit by tough VAT rules following Brexit


Statement from Mary Honeyball MEP

8 January 2018 LONDON

Businesses to be hit by tough VAT rules following Brexit – The Government
need to commission immediate impact assessments”

More than 130,000 firms are expected to be hit when new rules, and red
tape, stipulating businesses must pay VAT upfront on imported goods come
into force, if Britain leaves the EU.*

As the UK Parliament today debates the issue, Mary Honeyball, MEP London,
warned:  “Everyday there is a new unforeseen consequence of Brexit which
is hitting small and medium size businesses, in particular, very hard.

“It’s only recently we discovered the Government has not done any impact
assessments or due diligence in this area (as well as many others). Even
at this 11th hour the Government should commission immediate impact
assessments across the whole range of industries goods and services.

“This is a huge shift which will have a massive and…

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