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Comment: Re:just what we all love (Score 1) 238

by jonbryce (#49764513) Attached to: Amazon Decides To Start Paying Tax In the UK

The VAT MOSS rules came in on 1st January this year, and since then, Amazon has had to charge UK VAT on sales of electronic goods (ebooks, mp3s, apps, videos, etc). They have always had to charge UK VAT on sales of physical goods.

The change here is that since 1st April, they are now paying UK Corporation Tax on their UK profits rather than Luxembourg corporate tax.

Comment: Re:How About (Score 1) 224

by jonbryce (#49308221) Attached to: Chevy Malibu 'Teen Driver' Tech Will Snitch If You Speed

They will likely get their first car in about 10 years or so time. Will self-driving cars be ubiquitous by then? I don't think so, because the car development lifecycle doesn't move that quickly. There will be some self-driving cars in 10 years time, as a premium option, but it won't have made its way down to the budget range of models.

Comment: Re:It's about cutting labor (Score 1) 238

by jonbryce (#48859849) Attached to: Google Thinks the Insurance Industry May Be Ripe For Disruption

In the UK, the vast majority of insurance policies are sold through web-based comparison services, and Google is by no means the only one, or anything like the most popular one.

We have for example comparethemarket.com , gocompare.com , moneysupermarket.com , uswitch.com , moneyfacts.co.uk and loads more of them.

Comment: Re:Time to abandon normal phones? (Score 1) 217

And 07624 is Isle of Man mobile (01624 is Isle of Man landline). Those calls get charged at international rates.

It is correct to say that mobile numbers begin with 07. As you pointed out, it is not always correct to say that numbers beginning 07 are mobile numbers.

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