Hi, sorry but I can't release a test patch before Christmas. Apart from having to sort things out a bit for the family, for Christmas, one thing that knocked me off my feet for a while is the new EU VAT rules, coming into force on 1st January.
It's a set of complicated new rules for digital services (including ours) where VAT will be charged at the rate where the buyer is located. Sounds simple enough but signing up is not easy, specially as the government's website doesn't work and the technical support people have no idea what we are talking about. If you want to know more about it, just search for #EUVAT in Google. Apparently governments have known about this for a long time (6 years) but amazingly they did not inform us about it at all, and we only learned about it the other day by chance. Really odd, and very bad news for small businesses. We can deal with it, though it is a lot of trouble, not helped by HMRC's total incompetence. Many smaller businesses than ours are simply giving up because of the massive accounting and tax burden being imposed on them.