Yippee! That is such good news. If HMRC wanted the earlier decision to relate to Dutch barges only, then they should have said so. I am a bit perplexed by not being able to publish the decision. I know it relates to xxxxxxx that it would “open the flood gates”. I will now press from this direction for an update of the HMRC document so it is clear to all. They may, of course, stipulate Dutch barges only but I always thought that was suspect as more are used for pleasure purposes than commercial these days, and xxxxxx boat certainly was designed for pleasure not commercial.
Congratulations on the great comments from xxxxxx and the tribunal judge. I tend only to get people complaining about members and it was really refreshing to hear such good feedback. You clearly did an excellent job. An interesting situation as well with some entrenched positions around you. HMRC need to say what they mean if they don’t want to be challenged!
Jane Gentry Chief Executive
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