_Club News and Jottings 2021

January 2021


First, on behalf of myself and the members of the Committee and other members Happy New Year.

Due to Corona virus our celebration weekend was initially postponed until this summer. Due to the uncertainty at the moment we have had to take the difficult decision to cancel the event for the time being. If you have booked rooms at the Mercure Hotel please cancel them.

We hope to rebook our event as soon as we can and will update the website with new dates when we are able to,

With kindest regards.

Robert Richmond-Jones (President)


The UK has now left the EU and this has and will result in many unforeseen problems. Our government in the UK has changed the way goods can be imported in a very negative way. see below from a Dutch company.

Britain in 2021

Unfortunately, we will not be able to send parcels to the UK from mid December 2020 onward. Quite apart from uncertainty due to Brexit surrounding the shipping cost, taxation etc. after that time, there is also a problem caused by the British government deciding to impose a unique taxation regime which will require every company in the world in every country in the world outside the UK which exports to the UK to apply and collect British taxes on behalf of the British government. For providing this service they intend to charge a fee to every company in the world in every country in the world which exports to the UK. Clearly this is ludicrous for one country, but imagine if every country in the world had the same idea. If every country decided to behave in the same way then we would have to pay 195 fees every year, keep up with the changes in taxation law for 195 different countries, keep accounts on behalf of 195 different countries and submit payments to 195 tax offices in 195 different countries, and jump through whatever hoops were required to prove that we were doing all of this honestly and without any error.
Therefore from mid December 2020 onward we ship to every country in the world... except the UK.
We have many customers within the UK and would like to be able to trade with them. Not being able to send parcels to the UK does not work in any way in our favour and it is not what we wanted. We are forced by British policy to stop dealing with British customers. If you're angry about this, and you may well be so, please contact your elected representative in the UK.


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