All Posts by William Buist

Lower oil prices – higher risk…

Low oil prices tend to lead to lower inflation because of the reduced costs of production and transport. Taking that into account the pressure on Economies like Britain’s to raise interest rates to control inflation will fall, and lower inflation may mean that the average voter will start to see living standards improve for the first time in a decade. Yet there are lots of risks, in the UK, in Europe and beyond.

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An open letter to all MP’s and MEP’s – VAT on Digital Products

There are changes afoot in EU VAT Legislation that will affect many small businesses selling digital products (ebooks, services and more) in Europe which are designed to stop abuses by large companies electing where to have their place of supply and shifting the onus on the place of consumption. So far so sensible.

The challenge is that for many of us that places an enormous burden of tracking the right EU state to apply tax rules from, and also the need for us to all understand what the VAT rules are in each state in which we transact business. That seems a big shift away from the principles of the past.

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Is Tsu going to change our social strategy?

There are many reasons to use social networks and membership of any of them must be aligned to your personal purpose. For many it’s the mutuality, for relationships, and/or as part of a marketing strategy. For others it’s the opportunity to market products and services, for some it’s about sharing their knowledge, and many other things. Should new network Tsu, change your strategy.

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