Gosh this is definately misleading. I spoke to someone at the VAT office and the guy said that since I am a UK business when I register for VAT all i need to do is charge 17.5% VAT to customers that are from UK and also issue them with a VAT invoice. Customers that are from another EU Member State are responsible for paying their local VAT for that purchase to their authorities. I was given the link to ht*p://www.hmce.gov.uk/forms/notices/741-11-12.pdf by the guy. This seems completely different to what has been discussed here.