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Jeremy Poulter

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  • Comment on: Brexit provides the opportunity to rebalance anti-retrofit VAT rules

    Jeremy Poulter's comment 8 January, 2019 5:01 pm

    Yes, they are perverse, but my understanding is that they could always be changed despite EU Regulations. They do prevent Refurbishment work becoming zero rated, but there is nothing preventing a reduction to a lower rate. In fact a sensible suggestion that was often put forward was that both Refurb and New Build become 5% rated.

    See https://ihbconline.co.uk/newsachive/?p=6869

    Just another example of blaming the EU for something we could have chosen to do ourselves!

  • Comment on: May's Brexit speech: UK to leave single market and curb immigration

    Jeremy Poulter's comment 18 January, 2017 9:43 am

    We should also ask what this means for architects wishing to build in the EU. Generally a Free Trade Agreement covers goods but not services. So post Brexit we should be asking what access we will get to the EU? (probably none unless you set up an office in an EU Country) and will our professional qualifications be recognized in the same way? ( probably not, and likely that one will have to jump through many hoops to practice as an architect.)

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