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 Posted: Mon Aug 11th, 2008 02:55 pm
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KevG wrote: True, But Ive just bought a new Visor for my Bike Lid and there is VAT on them. So they can bend the rules when they want to.

(But not when you buy it with a helmet. )

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I thought if it was kite marked then it vat vat exempt?? If you buy a simpson helmet they're not kite or euro marked so you pay vat on them! Had a "disagreement" with local plod as to the legality of my £500 Simspon and they couldn't get the point of the the snell standard that the helmet is made to is higher than the euro standard? Also couldn't understand it was made for racing and racers don't buy crap kit!:cool:

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True, But Ive just bought a new Visor for my Bike Lid and there is VAT on them. So they can bend the rules when they want to.

(But not when you buy it with a helmet. )

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David wrote: Why is it VAT exempt anyway?

David:D

Safety related items are exempt from VAT.

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I wonder if the vat will be on the full price even if you discount?????

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Why is it VAT exempt anyway?

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KevG wrote: How long before VAT goes on the test? I will bet its within 2 years.

Kev

shhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!

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How long before VAT goes on the test? I will bet its within 2 years.

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David wrote: If VOSA fixed the test fee every twelve months would the majority of test stations agree with it?

Why do test stations cut price anyway, look at the recent oil crisis, tell me one garage that reduced its prices at the pump to gain more customers?

It seems to me that MOT stations go into panic mode when work starts to reduce in quite periods, therefore start ringing round finding out what evrybody else is charging and then cutting the price down, it is really silly to do that, no other type of business cuts off their income and then spends their lifes complaining about it.

What is wrong with you all?

David:D
I can name one : The haulage business they invented cutting rates to get the work then complaining about it.

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SN 05-2008 now available on VOSA website

http://www.vosa.gov.uk/vosacorp/repository/Special%20Notice%2005-08.pdf

Much easier to print from there rather than using VTS device

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If VOSA fixed the test fee every twelve months would the majority of test stations agree with it?

Why do test stations cut price anyway, look at the recent oil crisis, tell me one garage that reduced its prices at the pump to gain more customers?

It seems to me that MOT stations go into panic mode when work starts to reduce in quite periods, therefore start ringing round finding out what evrybody else is charging and then cutting the price down, it is really silly to do that, no other type of business cuts off their income and then spends their lifes complaining about it.

What is wrong with you all?

David:D

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B****dy ridiculous paltry increase. Expected it to go up to about £55-£58.

Each test slot is also going to cost us an extra 14p each,wages have gone up, cost of electric etc. has gone up and they want to go to 4-2-2.

 Will drive smaller garages out of business.

 

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martins wrote: Not to be nit picky, but should Class 5 be £57.65? (as per VOSA Test Fee Maxima document issued a few months ago).

Well spotted!

It was my mistake. I rushed typing the information & didn't proof-read before hitting the send button.

Class 5 will be £57.65

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Weetabix wrote: SN05-2008 has been released & outlines the increased test fees.

eg Class IV - £53.10

A Massive Increase of Less than Three Quid over Two Years! WOW!:X

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Not to be nit picky, but should Class 5 be £57.65? (as per VOSA Test Fee Maxima document issued a few months ago).

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KevG wrote: Does it mention classes 1 and 2?

 

Cheers

 

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Class 1 & 2
£28.65 Motor bicycle
£36.55 Motor bicycle with side car

Class 3
£36.55

Class 4
£53.10
£55.50 (9-12 passenger seats)

Class 4A
£62.00

Class 5
£57.55 13-16 Passenger seats
£78.15 More than 16 passenger seats

Class 5A
£78.00 13-16 Passenger seats
£120.70 More than 16 passenger seats

Class 7
£56.75

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Does it mention classes 1 and 2?

 

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SN05-2008 has been released & outlines the increased test fees.

eg Class IV - £53.10

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