UK Warehousing Association warns over “draconian” excise penalties


“Draconian” sanctions are increasingly being imposed on firms in the supply chain who make honest mistakes when dealing with non-duty-paid goods, the United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) has warned. The UKWA said “crippling” duty assessments and fines were increasingly being levied on firms who make any procedural error relating to duty-suspended goods like tobacco, alcohol and fuel by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), following new rules introduced in 2010. Alan Powell of Alan Powell Associates, UKWA’s advisor on excise matters, […]