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TesarRacing last won the day on January 10 2017

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  1. TesarRacing

    European Union - In Or Out?

    Thanks Wealdstone - you have a good memory!!
  2. TesarRacing

    European Union - In Or Out?

    Glad you find it is all a big joke. I am now winding up my flower import business that has been trading successfully for 34 years. It has been a real struggle to keep the business going over the last 4 years but it has gone up another level now not being able to get produce, customers screaming at me and not to mention the VAT issues. I kept the business operating in the vain hope that HMG would negotiate a deal that would help importers such as my company employing 30+ staff and would at the very least support the businesses financially with the extra burden of paperwork and VAT issues that all importers seem to be experiencing. We still have not received the 'doubled up' VAT duty that we had to pay back in January to get HM Customs to release the produce that our customers had ordered and were waiting for. My bank has been very supportive but the company cannot keep loading up debt that it will struggle to pay back in the longer term and at my time of life I just don't need the extra worry. It is my loyal staff that I really feel for as I know it will very difficult to get another job locally for similar pay.
  3. TesarRacing

    European Union - In Or Out?

    I don't know about Ploppy but I definitely look like Worzel with my mop of hair at the moment!!
  4. TesarRacing

    European Union - In Or Out?

    We have our country back. Surely we can remove this requirement if it helps British businesses to export and grow!! I keep getting emails and webinar invites from the DTI to advise me on where I am going wrong!!
  5. TesarRacing

    European Union - In Or Out?

    I do agree with your comments as I have had many florists close down over the years for the reasons you have explained. However, we are an import business and not a retailer which I am sure you agree is very different and we have plenty of good customers who want our produce but it is getting increasingly impossible to trade and no-one from the DTI, HMRC, Chamber of Commerce or our accountants are able to help us. I feel completely lost and the 36 staff are all worried for their jobs.
  6. TesarRacing

    European Union - In Or Out?

    Tell me about it. I had a lengthy meeting with my accountant yesterday as I am probably going to to have to close my business as a flower importer for 30+ years. 3 of my competitors closed down within 6 months of the referendum in 2016 with the loss of 320 jobs. Their businesses became unprofitable over night with sterling weakened and very thin margins as they mainly supplied the supermarkets and they could not get the contracts renegotiated. We only had some small contracts with small supermarkets and concentrated on supplying chains of florists. It has been a real struggle to keep the business going over the last 4 years but it has gone up another level now not being able to get produce, customers screaming at me and not VAT issues hence my meeting with the accountant. The accountant contacted HMRC but was unable to get any clarity on the 'doubling up' over the the payment of VAT and they just suggested I pay the duty if I want the produce!! HMRC will not allow the duty to be 'deducted' from the VAT return so i have no idea when i can get VAT back. Desperate times.
  7. TesarRacing

    Covid-19 Are we being told the truth ?

    Where does it say Matt Hancock? If Hancock gets sacked tomorrow will he still hold his (75%???) stake? Who on earth reads this rubbish and takes it in?
  8. TesarRacing

    European Union - In Or Out?

    Oh dear, completely shot down there then EI!!!
  9. TesarRacing

    European Union - In Or Out?

    Latest: EU tells Macron to back down on ports chaos.
  10. TesarRacing

    Covid-19 Are we being told the truth ?

    Could be collecting children for Christmas from seperated parents. That is allowed.
  11. TesarRacing

    European Union - In Or Out?

    That was exactly my position at the time too Steve. I remember hearing a group of 20 or so students from Manchester University being interviewed a few days after the referendum and it was about 50/50 voting leave/ remain but nearly all the students that voted leave said "what have we done"!!
  12. TesarRacing

    European Union - In Or Out?

    You can add me to that list too Steve.
  13. TesarRacing

    European Union - In Or Out?

    Works both ways...............
  14. TesarRacing

    European Union - In Or Out?

    I don't with your point that the majority of the country being against brexit is a busted flush. It is pretty clear that the political system has just worn them down and for a lot of people anything is better than the political and economic uncertainly that we have experienced for the last 3 years.
  15. TesarRacing

    European Union - In Or Out?

    Project Fear Ver 2.1.03
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