At present staff have to check VAT returns and it seems a great waste of time, for a company to have to pay VAT, only to then be entitled to claim it back. This current needless arrangement results in small business having to tie up money for a time, until they can claim back the VAT paid on an invoice.
At present a VAT reg. business has to add VAT to an invoice to another VAT reg.company.
The VAT on the invoice has to be then claimed back from C&E.
If a EU VAT reg business exports to a U.K. reg. VAT business they are allowed to invoice net of the VAT
Surely it will save huge amounts of admin money from C&E and also free unnecessary paperwork from a small business if U.K. invoices can be sent without VAT added to an invoice for a VAT reg business.