The UKWA is asking its members to visit its web site to download and comment on the HMRC’s Fulfilment House Due Diligence Scheme, which aims to tackle fraud in online retail. The association will put forward the comments and concerns to the treasury.
“UKWA and its members welcome any measures that help the Government clamp down on fraudulent activity that is depriving Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs of considerable revenue,” said Peter Ward, CEO of UKWA. “As the leading trade association for the UK logistics industry, we are glad to have the opportunity to consult with the Government on this very significant issue.
“Industry feedback is essential and we would ask any company that is, or has been, involved with the fulfilment of online orders, to take the time to send us their thoughts so that UKWA can put the industry’s concerns to the Treasury.
“We plan to collate the feedback we receive and present a thorough and wide ranging response to the Treasury to ensure that the logistics industry is not penalized by the Government’s plans for a fulfilment house register.”