Philip Jones considers the impact that EU finance ministers' decision to reduce VAT rates on digital books will have on publishers.
Barely two weeks into 2015, and already the year is shaping up to be a humdinger. Booksellers are back! The print book... Read more
The Publishers Association (PA) has expressed its disappointment in Brussels' inability to resolve a dispute with the Czech Republic preventing VAT on e-books from being reduced in the European Union.... Read more
Publishers are urging the UK government to support measures that would allow VAT to be removed on e-books, audiobooks and online newspaper and magazine subscriptions in the UK.... Read more
There has been a delay to progress on the planned measure to allow VAT on e-books to be reduced, after the members of the EU's... Read more
The European Court of Justice has said VAT on e-books cannot be reduced to that of printed books.
European publishers and booksellers have welcomed the decision of the European Commission to allow VAT to be reduced on e-books, with sales now bound to go... Read more
A public consultation has formally been launched by the European Commission to address the inconsistency in VAT rates on print and electronically supplied publications. ... Read more
An online bookshop selling exclusively adult colouring books has said it is likely to be put out of business should government proposals to remove their... Read more
Johanna Basford’s publisher Laurence King has decided to VAT-rate adult colouring books “for the time being” while it awaits the result of discussions with HMRC... Read more