I see that the export of manufacturing allows the supplier contracting the manufacturing to avoid at least some of the environmental controls applied in the UK. It is probably fair to say that there are some controls involving product…"
I have no idea as to the rate levied. It might be worth contacting Liz Upton for the specifics:
I had not considered that there may be charges related to manufacturing and the environment. Are you…"
Do you know what the rate of this import duty is? I have had a look at the HMRC site but it was not clear where this information was held.
Although the rate of the duty is a factor, it seems quite odd for there to be a tax on components…"
This seems to be what the Raspberry Pi Foundation are suggesting, yes. It's caused quite a "Twitter storm" amongst many technical people, and even many outside the UK. I have not contacted HMRC but I believe the…"
The Raspberry Pi project that has been much in the news of late raised a very worrying issue with regards manufacturing in the UK:"Simply put, if we build the Raspberry Pi in Britain, we have to pay a lot more tax. If a British company imports components, it has to pay tax on those (and most components are not made in the UK). If, however, a completed device is made abroad and imported into the UK – with all of those components soldered onto it – it does not attract any import duty at all. This…See More
I just tried accessing Huddle Workspaces, got a message about the service being retired in March, clicked through to Huddle and then got the error pasted below. Logging out/in of rsafellowship.com made no difference, and I assume that…"
I'm new to this platform, and realised that a more appropriate place to post would be a new topic in the forum and so I've moved my previous post there. Also clarified that my disappointment with decline of interest in manufacturing…"
All,I have just caught up on the group discussion and I am excited to see that momentum is gathering. Over the years I have become increasingly concerned at the way that manufacturing—be that in a classical sense or in an area such as software engineering—would appear to have become something that is seen as not high enough up the value chain the UK, and perhaps even the West, and to be done elsewhere where it can be done for less. Or at best as part of our past, a legacy activity and not to be…See More
Where have you gone, 'manufactures'?I know there are changes in the way the RSA positions itself through the new vision, but I really was interested when I joined in the manufactures side of the full title of the RSA. Anyone feel the same?See More
Journalist and trend forecaster James Wallman explains why more and more of us are suffering from “stuffocation” – where instead of feeling enriched by the things we own, we are stifled and overwhelmed by them.