Would you believe it - the dvds I ordered from Play.com [they've got very tempting offers]arrived today- only 2 days behind schedule. After all that time with nada thro the letterbox. Renews one's faith in the system, postmen and everything!
For a small business like mine, VAT is regarded as something of a burden. I have put it that way as FE would not be that keen on my views of HM Customs & Excise and might not treat my postings in such a favourable light in the future.
The Sorting Office at Southend on Sea was one of the first to come out, and that is the VATman's home office.
I have no personal opinions as to the rights and wrongs of the affair.