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  1. Something to be aware of is that you can give a donation of any amount you wish, what you cannot do is gift aid it as that requires being a British taxpayer, and is why they ask for a postcode. The theory is that a taxpayer can only gift aid up to amount of tax that they have paid (cannot remember if income tax or national insurance) and if the total gift aid exceeds the amount of tax that an individual has paid, HMRC could ask that taxpayer to pay them the excess. (whether this has ever been enforced I am less certain...and many charities frontline staff don’t seem particularly well trained on the rules around it and simply encourage everyone to gift aid it all regardless.)
  2. Looks like you should try refreshing the firmware https://forum.creality.com/topic/122/ender-5-pro-tmc-connection-error/41?lang=en-GB
  3. There’s some comments in the eBay annoyances thread, and a few on the eBay community, https://community.ebay.co.uk so I don’t think you are alone.
  4. If a business rates replacement I suspect it needs to be a percentage or two on all sales, treated separately to VAT. This is because there are a lot of zero rated items out there, but the business rates overhead is currently calculated into selling prices.
  5. Looks like a class 24 is 8’ 10” wide (per Wikipedia), and the middle photo shows a small overhang on the visible side.
  6. quick google turns this up https://www.2d53.co.uk/llanfairpg/caravan.htm
  7. It’s an area I am watching with interest, working for a specialist wholesaler who operate b2b nationwide to small retailers via carrier...will we get caught up in such legislation if poorly written, passing on charges to small businesses. Will out competition who sell b2c and b2b in the same way as Hornby get caught up, having to pass charges to small retailers as well to make their retail (and higher margin!) offering more appealing.... In reality business rates have surely got to be replaced by a percentage sales tax to become much fairer all round.
  8. Sadly the hall where the two shows that normally happen in Didcot are held, is currently the local vaccination centre.
  9. Track it this morning and see if there are any later scans recorded in the detailed tracking. Not sure on the ups scanners but on the fedex ones the touchscreen button for “customer unavailable “ is right next to the “ delivered” button and the drivers have fat fingers..... Failing that call ups on 03457 877 877 and ask if their log shows further details. If it doesn’t then ask them to contact the local depot, ask the driver where he left it, and call you back....drivers are normally very goods for a couple of days after the event but after that newer delivery’s start to push data from their memory’s. once you have exhausted these options it is the sellers responsibility to chase or claim as they hold the contract with UPS.
  10. Nah if you want frustrating tactics and games there was a photography bookazine I looked at in WH Smith’s for £18 yesterday, then looked three titles to the left to find if I bought a related magazine for £6 then I could download said bookazine as a free ebook.... Personally I like the bundled titles and if it’s a title I have previously bought I share it with my brother.
  11. There is the equivalent procedure for businesses, and I would be amazed if there wasn’t the equivalent for consumers as the EU regulations are generally strong on enforcing consumer rights such as warranty’s, but I am not well versed in the fine workings of the Dutch import rules. https://www.belastingdienst.nl/wps/wcm/connect/bldcontenten/belastingdienst/customs/customs-processes/special-procedures/special-procedures-for-goods/outward-processing-procedure
  12. Except of course in the Uk you can get import tax relief on items temporarily imported, particularly if they are for repair. They do need to be clearly marked as such on the accompanying paperwork and if an electronic carrier booking there is normally a field to indict this (with our main carrier you chose from Sale, repair or replacement, or gift when making the booking on their online system). You do need to keep very clear records of the consignments coming in and going back out of the uk in case of an inspection. I have also used the same routine for items sent back to Turkish factory’s for repair in the past.
  13. Nah if they have any sense they bond the UK warehouse so they don’t pay import taxes on arrival, pick and pack all the EU orders in the UK (including the foreign courier label). Then transfer in bulk to the EU subsidiary at cost price, so that the EU import taxes are calculated on cost price and then make the sales from the EU subsidiary to the EU customer....and the NL warehouse is just a cross dock operation for uk outline models....
  14. In the perfect world it would be rolled into the payment gateway (e.g Barclaycard, PayPal, Sagepay etc) as they have the size and well established website connector protocols to roll it out.....but the sheer volume of commodity code and tariff rates makes it a minefield.
  15. For the projects I am planning on playing around with the solder tags and small format may make it a better option than the pins of an arduino.
  16. It’s an interesting one because a similar obligation was created several years ago for digital services (mp3 music, pdf documents etc etc) a few years ago (VAT MOSS) but I didn’t really see anything on how it worked out as I don’t work with such sales in my industry.
  17. There is a magazine called Hackspace (intended for makers), currently in WH Smith for £6 with a free Pico stuck on the front.
  18. Just discovered today that our carrier appear to be emailing and texting customers their customs fees as soon as we book a consignment, and only forwarding from the uk when settled or returning to us if not paid within 72 hours. This would have been fine if they had made it clear this is what the process would be/is, so we could coach our customers.
  19. The problem we have found is that the Government advice and guidance in the run up was not clear to non-specialist or fragmented, and every bit of advice from the freight industry was nuanced in terms of “subject to a deal”. As only a certain percentage of our business goes to Europe it was a question of how much resource do you throw at something that was subject to change and deal or no deal, and how much do you spend reacting to the reality once the situation was clear. We have sufferered more from the meltdown of our courier than our own lack of preparation. Even now I am authenticating EORI numbers only for them to claim they are invalid 6 hours later....
  20. The other area that has changed over the last 10-12 years, in the area of retail goods I work in, is that credit accounts from manufacturers and wholesalers are less common and credit card limits to businesses are substantially lower (I am aware of of one bank that has offered new limited companies credit cards with a £50 credit limit....). This means the retailer needs the cash to buy the replacement stock up front rather than paying in arrears after it has sold.
  21. Even better as am importer of branded items from around the world we now have to approach various suppliers and request they amend their packaging for a compliance mark relevant to a market that may only make up 2%-5% of their total sales.....given the deadline of 2023 for the ukca mark being “permanently attached” suggesting a sticker on the outer plastic wrap or equivalent is a no-no.... If the uk regulations change will they pay for the compliance checks (as they do for the larger whole of EU market) or try and pass it to us as only relevant to our much smaller market.
  22. Yes the link in the post from Mikeb is the gov.uk advice on it.
  23. Even the CE mark itself won’t be valid in the UK from January 2022....this year is a transition year for companies to replace it or add a CA make for items on the UK market...
  24. The other minor detail is it’s approx £300 worth of items per person. (For example you couldn’t claim the allowance for a single o gauge loco worth £899 across three occupants in the car...).
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