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DELAYS TO VAT REGISTRATION

EDM (Early Day Motion) 382: tabled on 26 November 2007

Tabled in the 2007-08 session.

This motion has been signed by 23 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes that the current delay of up to four months for VAT registration is causing considerable problems to a number of businesses due to suppliers being unable to provide credit, imported goods being unable to be cleared and business customers refusing to pay invoices without VAT registration; further notes that the Government has said how important growing businesses are to the UK economy; is concerned to note that it is small firms who will continue to suffer without prompt and swift action; and calls upon the Government to resolve the computer and management failings at HM Revenue and Customs as quickly as possible.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.