September date for £3.3bn 3G opinion
Advocate general will give view on colossal 3G licences case next month
Mobile phone giants attempting to claim back £3.3bn in VAT on 3G licences
will discover on 7 September whether they are likely to be successful in their
The five licencees – Hutchison 3G, mm02, Orange, T-Mobile and Vodafone – are
awaiting a ruling on the issue from the European Court of Justice.
ECJ diaries released this week suggest that the advocate general, whose view
is followed in most cases, will give a view on 7 September.
The five paid £22.5bn for the licences to operate the new mobile phone