WITNEY-based author Juliet Souch met David Cameron last week to campaign against tax changes that could put thousands of kitchen-table entrepreneurs out of business.

The mother-of-two, who writes under the name Juliet McKenna, spent 25 minutes with the Prime Minister at his Witney constituency office on Friday discussing the new EU value added tax (VAT) laws, which came into force last month.

She said: “It was a positive and constructive meeting with every indication that the Prime Minister understands the seriousness and complexity of this issue.

“He was already aware of it, was keen to get key points clarified and shows every commitment to looking for workable ways forward.”

Ms Souch, 49, is part of campaign group EU VAT Action fighting the changes aimed at forcing internet giants such as Amazon to pay more.

Before January, VAT was charged at the rate of the country where the supplier was based but is now charged according to where the customer is.

And anyone selling digital services, such as downloadable knitting patterns and ebooks, abroad must register for VAT, even if their turnover is under the £81,000 threshold.

Campaigners fear the costs of complying will force many traders to shut-up shop.

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