Anybody who tries to make it trading online, selling via eBay or Amazon will testify that by the time you strip out fees and VAT there’s no icing left on the cake and sometimes there’s so little cake you wonder who’s really profiting. Why aren’t we seeing an OFT enquiry into online fees and charges levied by this duopoly? And what about HMRC enquiring into the invisible traders selling online out of their bedroom? Let’s give those who are properly registered businesses the best chance of fair competition with transparent pricing. I declare an interest as I am a partner in two online trading companies – and yes they are both legit and operate from a warehouse not a bedroom.