Loss of LVCR has dealt bulk mailers a ‘devastating’ blow
Wednesday 16th January 2013, 11:00AM GMT.
THE chairman of Guernsey’s Bulk Mailers Group has said that his members will bounce back from the withdrawal of LVCR relief last year.
As Play.com last week announced it was closing in Jersey, with the loss of nearly 200 jobs, Rodney Brouard admitted that the effect of the scrapping of LVCR on his sector had been ‘devastating’.
Mr Brouard said that personally, he believed the battle was over and the Bulk Mailers Group was set to disband.
Garrick Jones, pictured, from specialist pipe and tobacco retailer EA Carey, which has operated out of Guernsey since the 1970s, said the LVCR impact was undeniable.
Mark Fletcher, chairman of the Guernsey Flower Postal Association, and owner of Fletcher’s Freesias, accused the States of allowing too many businesses into the island who just exploited LVCR. He said that it was inevitable that action would be taken by the UK.
- A longer version of this article is featured in this month’s Business Brief magazine, out now and which includes a number of articles on the ‘State of Guernsey’.