fencingsculptor (fencingsculptor) wrote,
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Decidng a matter of Law is a Piece of Cake !

On doctorwhoforum (http://www.doctorwhoforum.com/showthread.php?t=162221&page=25) following the deletion of the promotional pictures of up-coming Classic Doctor Who figures by the Mods and an attempt to ban any discussion of said pics (see below in earlier post if your interested) conversation turned to biscuits. It was a sureal turn for the forum.

However I see today that Biscuits are big news !
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7340101.stm

The UK Treasury is facing a £3.5m bill, because it wrongly chose to impose VAT on Marks and Spencer's teacakes, deciding that they were in fact Biscuits.

UK tax rules mean that Cakes ('bakery' products such as bread, cakes, flapjacks and Jaffa Cakes ) are free from tax - while biscuits are subject to taxation (Bourbons Custard Cremes jammy Dodgers etc). I'm guessing here that cakes incl bread are a dietry staple while biscuits are regarded as a luxury.

Which is taking the Biscuit if you ask me...
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