How to dispose of batteries

20 November 2020

Like any business, we throw away a small number of assorted batteries. If they are not officially classified as hazardous waste, can we dispose of them in the general waste bin? We do not manufacture or sell any batteries as part of our business.

Emergency arrangements in the pandemic

19 November 2020

I have been asked to review our emergency planning arrangements in light of the current pandemic situation. Are there any changes I need to make to existing procedures?

Exclusion appeal meetings

19 November 2020

We are about to hold an exclusion appeal meeting and the parent has asked to bring someone to the meeting. Should we agree to this?

Importing Turkish goods transported across the EU

17 November 2020

We purchase product from Turkey. It comes by road across Europe. Currently it’s cleared for import into the UK and we pay UK VAT only. After the end of the transition period, will the goods need to be cleared as they travel through the EU?

Changes to VAT rules after the end of the transition period — exports

12 November 2020

We make distance sales of low-value clothing to individuals within the EU. All goods are shipped from the UK and they are not currently required to be registered in any other member state for distance selling. How will we be affected by changes to VAT rules after the end of the transition period?

Changes to VAT rules after the end of the transition period — imports

12 November 2020

We are a French VAT registered business selling kitchen utensils across the EU, including to the UK from France. All sales are made via an online e-commerce platform. We currently submit a UK VAT return as our sales into the UK from France are currently above the UK distance selling threshold. How will we be affected by changes to VAT rules after the end of the transition period?