9am Lowdown: VAT fraud, HMRC & Brexit

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Good morning and welcome to the 9am Lowdown. 

News round-up

Amazon and eBay are profiting from online VAT fraud while HMRC is failing to use its powers to launch a crackdown, according to parliament’s spending watchdog. (The Guardian)

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Buyers in the midst of house purchases are being forced to wait up to 40 working days for official advice from HMRC on the increasingly complex rules surrounding stamp duty. (The Telegraph)

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The UK must seek the “closest possible” economic relationship with the EU to minimise the damage that will be caused by Brexit, according to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. (Financial Times)

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