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16 May 2022

Millions of people across the country will benefit from cleaner air and cheaper ways to travel and keep active, thanks to £200 million of government funding for new walking and cycling...

12 May 2022

Local Bike Shop Day 2022 was a great success across the UK, with online platforms thriving as well as a surge in the physical footfall seen in-stores!

12 May 2022

We Can, You Can is a celebration of the many faces of cycling. The way we move is changing. And the people leading the change are like me and you. We can, you can.

10 May 2022

The speech sets out the government’s agenda for the upcoming Parliament, outlining proposed policies and legislation. An overview of the main announcements relevant to independent shops is...

28 Apr 2022

To celebrate Local Bike Shop Day on Saturday 30 April, BetterPoints are offering QUINTUPLE points and the chance to win a £55 bike service by choosing to travel on two...

26 Apr 2022

Wheels for Wellbeing is a Disabled people’s cycling organisation who campaign for equal access to cycling...

26 Apr 2022

The annual celebration of bike shops across the nation is fast approaching! Be sure to pop down to your local bike shop this Saturday to get a taste of the passion, knowledge and personalised...

21 Apr 2022

On Local Bike Shop Day 4 lucky customers that purchase a bike through Cyclescheme will be awarded a £250 cycling voucher for the store they collect the bike from! In addition to offering a...

21 Apr 2022

Cytech are attending the Cycle Show and will be demonstrating key practices in bike maintenance that are useful for both the trade and public. Alongside the show we're offering...

21 Apr 2022

The Scottish Government retail division are looking for input with regards to the recent adaptations in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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IRC Survey: Rule changes for businesses selling products to consumers in EU countries

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News

On 1st July 2021, rules changed for businesses selling products to consumers in EU countries.

The EU has introduced an EU E-Commerce VAT Package - allowing businesses to charge the relevant country's VAT at point of sale and for reporting/remit to be actioned via an IOSS (Import One Stop Shop) intermediary to all 27 EU countries in one simplified return.

The VAT Exemption for the sale of goods below €22, where the goods have been stored outside of the EU was removed from 1st July 2021.

Whilst IOSS is designed to make remittance simple, the changes have impacted upon retail businesses in a number ways, resulting in many simply ceasing the sale of goods into EU countries.

The Independent Retail Confederation (IRC), a group of industry associations representing over 100,000 Indie Retail UK businesses, are seeking urgent input from their members impacted by the recent changes to provide us with valuable information we can present to Government.

As total UK exports to the EU in May 2021 were buoyant we fear that Government has lost sight of the impact upon the Independent Retail sector and we need to address the seriousness of this issue in a quantifiable manner.

If you sell products, plan to sell or have recently stopped selling into the EU due to the recent change in processes, please take a few minutes to complete this important survey.

Entries must be submitted before close of play on 09/08/21 in order to ensure we can get your views included in our presentation to Government.

If you know of any other Independent Retail businesses that export to the EU, please feel free to share this survey request with them, the more contributions we have the stronger our representation will be.

 

Take the survey now

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