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Is Snowfactor in braehead still in business?

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Slope has confirmed it is reopening on Thursday. Initially only recreational skiing/boarding and only open 5 days a week (not Tuesday and Wednesday) so no lessons. Advance booking only and they are going to start charging for kit.
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Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Snowfactor reopened today. Fairly quiet unless you are Santa.
Due to open S,M,Th,F,S this week then every day apart from 25th over the festive period.
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Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Anyone any info on it opening?
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Unlikely to open before the autumn for a variety of reasons not least Covid, but will definitely reopen.
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@Ski lots, I'm one of the 5/5 doing BASI 1 at the end of Sept. Are you there for your DSUK?
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@GlasgowCyclops, I’m booked in for the Adaptive course (again), which is the middle of October.
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Yep 3rd time lucky for me.
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After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
@Ski lots, Just had my BASI for October cancelled (#4) and I can't keep taking weeks off for the course to be cancelled.

Unless BASI get real and start a fri-sun + sat- sun for their courses I imagine people will just get fed up and not bother.
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Heard they have lost a second tier tax tribunal appeal against being found guilty of £450,000 of VAT evasion. There will be costs and fines on top of that. Shocked
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@haggishunter, is that them applying a reduced VAT rate for a ski lift pass vs access to the slope at normal rate?
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@haggishunter, is that them applying a reduced VAT rate for a ski lift pass vs access to the slope at normal rate?


No, considerably more complicated than that one. HMRC lost the final tier of appeal with respect to the 5% reduced rate of VAT applying to indoor ski tows.

To summarise they created a non profit distributing limited by guarantee company called Snow Factor Training Limited and funnelled income through it claiming sales were exempt from scope of vat as it was for training. Staff were given contracts which implied staff were employed by both companies when all operations were carried out by the principle company not the training company.
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@haggishunter, perhaps they should just focus on running an indoor ski slope and not VAT avoidance schemes? Might be a better use of their time, and hopefully, of their expertise.
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