ECJ

Golf clubs around the UK got an extra present just before Christmas when the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that

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The right of UK sports clubs not to charge VAT on fees for non-members will have to be decided by the European Court of Justice following a referral from a upper tier tax tribunal.

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HMRC has reacted, with admirable rapidity, to the ECJ’s decision in the case of Lebara v HMRC, reports Matthew Arnold & Baldwin associate Shimon Shaw.

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Phone card suppliers and other users of face value vouchers could be in line for VAT rebates after the European Court of Justice ruled against HMRC’s treatment of telephone cards in the Lebara VAT.

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France and Germany would have totally ignored the ECJ ruling on Abu Qatada and bought him a one way ticket to Amman .  But of course the British play by the rules because that's what we do isn't it