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British Jewellery and Giftware International announce workshops to help ecommerce businesses adjust to new VAT rules from 1st July.  

The EU’s incoming One Stop Shop (OSS) VAT return for e-commerce aims to simplify VAT obligations for companies carrying out cross-border sales of goods and services (mainly online) to consumers. 

To advise on the new rules, British Jewellery and Giftware International (BJGI) a specialist division of the British Allied Trades Federation will hold two one-hour interactive workshops  featuring VAT specialist Kevin Hall from Wright Hassall LLP and International Trade specialist David Hooper from Hooper & Co International Trade Consultancy.

When:             Monday 7th June  and Wednesday 16th June (times to be confirmed) 
Where:            Online 
Duration:        1 hour per session

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Taran Sahota, International Services Manager at BJGI said, 

“With such a change in policy it’s important we provide the relevant support for businesses to understand their responsibilities. We’re receiving more and more calls to the BJGI advice line on this topic.” 

The exclusive session will help business leaders understand the changes they will have to make to comply, such as the removal of a long-standing requirement for businesses to have multiple VAT registrations when turnover exceeds a particular threshold. 

Included in the workshops will be: 

  • Key responsibilities for businesses from 1st July 
  • What businesses can do to prepare for EU VAT OSS 
  • Associated post Brexit VAT issues including imports, exports, margin scheme and Northern Ireland 
  • Question and answer session (participants will have the opportunity to submit questions prior to the event) 

About the Speakers

Kevin Hall is a VAT specialist and has a reputation for providing clear and practical advice to businesses and their advisers to help them navigate the complexities thrown up by awkward tax.  

Kevin advises a wide variety of clients on VAT issues, including property deals and construction works, international and cross-border transactions, schemes for small businesses, HMRC investigations, partial exemption and margin schemes. Kevin also writes and lectures on VAT and he has contributed to HMRC’s VAT Manuals, specifically in relation to financial advisers. 

David, Managing Director of Hooper and Co International Trade Consultancy Ltd, specialises in providing advice and consultancy to businesses involved in international trade with a particular focus on customs compliance and logistics. David is also Director and founder of Independent Freight Solutions Ltd a Midlands based freight forwarder and Customs Broker. In addition to this he is an approved training provider for the Department of International Trade and the Chamber of Commerce. With his extensive knowledge in international trade, he has been asked to provide comments on various issues including Brexit and has also appeared on Radio 4, Local BBC Radio and Channel 5 news.

Fees and Funding 

Places on the online workshop are limited to maximise interaction, enabling all participants the opportunity to engage and have their question(s) answered. 

  • British Jewellery & Giftware International members – free of charge 
  • Members of associations belonging to either the British Allied Trades Federation or Independent Retailers Confederation - £50.00 +VAT 
  • Non-members - £85.00 +VAT 

Did you know an annual membership to BJGI starts at £89+VAT and is inclusive of unlimited advice line access?

The cost of BJGI workshops and memberships can be covered by the SME Brexit Fund for eligible companies. For further details on how to apply for the grant to have the cost to this and other workshops covered email or call 0121 237 1114/9.

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