The Import One-Stop Shop (IOSS) for EU VAT

Under EU VAT rules applicable up until 1 July 2021, no import VAT had to be paid for commercial goods of a value up to €22. The new VAT e-commerce rules abolished this provision from 1 July 2021 and since that date, all commercial goods imported into the EU from the UK, are subject to VAT irrespective of their value. Registration with the IOSS may simplify the VAT position.

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Employee-Ownership Trusts

The Employee Ownership Trust (EOT) was introduced by the Coalition Government in 2014 with the aim of promoting employee ownership in the UK, similar to the John Lewis model. The 2014 rules provide an incentive for owners to sell a controlling stake in their business.

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