Sole traders, digital products, and EU VAT reform

2014-11-17_103619Over at Everyday Designer I’ve written about the imminent EU VAT reform which affects you if you sell e-books, themes, plugins, icons, tunes, digital downloads, or any intangible digital products online IN or TO the EU. If you are a sole trader or a microbusiness you have until 1 January 2015 to make some very difficult decisions.

Trigger warning: taxes, paperwork, bureaucracy, headaches, completely freaking out

Julian Huppert, Ewen MacAskill, and Eric Metcalfe

Notes from the Open Rights Group debate: Surveillance, RIPA reform, and civil liberty

On 5 October I attended a fringe event at the Liberal Democrats’ annual conference in Glasgow hosted by Open Rights Group. Entitled “Surveillance: how do we reform RIPA & protect civil liberty?”, the event was part of ORG’s Don’t Spy On Us campaign.

The speakers were -

  • Julian Huppert MP
  • Ewen MacAskill, The Guardian
  • Eric Metcalfe – Barrister, Monckton Chambers
  • Jim Killock, ORG

As I ran late to the event I did not catch the moderator’s name.
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