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You have probably never noticed, but on the back cover of the Phonebox we have a small printed comment that says Sale Price: £1. We have to put this on our magazine to provide a customs value for the publication when we send overseas to expats. Unfortunately this small notice has now got us, or in fact you, into a spot of bother. A recent VAT inspection has brought to light that you, the public, should have been paying VAT on the notional value, even though we give it away for free. Rule 10.314 states that value-added-tax is due on the stated value of a publication that carries advertising and useful information. We have therefore been landed with a VAT bill back dated for 6 years totalling £252,000. (20,000 copies, 12 times a year, 6 years, at £1 per copy).
We are currently in negotiations with the VAT office to see if the amount can be reduced. Unsurprisingly it is too big a bill for us to pay, but even if we could, the inspector has advised that the monies should be paid by the readers. The amount equates to £12.60 from every reader. We do have two months to raise the amount for the bill and after that, if we don’t get the cash together, I am not yet sure of the outcome. Let’s not think about that. I am sure you will rally round to save the Phonebox and pay your bill promptly. To make it easy, I have set up Please go online now and settle your debt. Meanwhile we will continue to negotiate on your behalf and keep you posted right here. More news next month.
Ron Hall.
Dear Editor
Table Top Sale
Could you please include the following in any editorial content for Lavendon in the Villages section of the next edition of The Phonebox?
Lavendon Village Hall is trying to raise funds for it’s upkeep and this Spring it is holding a Table Top Sale on Sunday May 8th at 2pm. Tables can be booked by phoning Val on 01234 241960 or 07933 350171.
Many thanks.
Val Freeman Dear Phonebox
I just wanted to comment on your article in your March 2011 issue. I normally do not comment on articles but found this article extremely biased. I know Tesno have their own valid opinions but don't you think this type of article should be presented from both sides.
There are also several people in Newport Pagnell that don't just want a Tesco's but need one. I just hope your articles in future share the views of both sides.
Kind regards
Well, what are your views about Tesco? If you are in favour please write in and tell us your views. We have had very few in favour so far!
Dear Editor
There is to be a CRAFT FAYRE on
Saturday 9th April
from 10.00am to 2.00pm at Lovat Hall, Silver Street, Newport Pagnell.
We will have ample free parking and admission is free. Refreshments are also available with Cakes, Cards, Home Made Gifts, Plants, Arts, demonstrations, hands on and much more
For more information or to book a stall, please contact Lisa on 01908 217429.
Animals in Need Rescue Home
If you have any old towels, blankets or food that would be suitable for Animals in Need, please telephone Maggie on 01933 663313 who is happy to collect them from you and deliver them to the home in Little Irchester.
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