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Cost of apps set to rise

By Herald Express  |  Posted: April 10, 2014

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DOWNLOADS of your favourite apps online look set to become more expensive.

This is because at the moment companies can sell digital downloads through other countries, where the amount of tax charged on them is lower.

This makes them cheaper to buy but the government wants to stop that happening.

Research suggests that between 2008 and 2014, the UK was losing more than £1.5billion a year because tax on songs and apps wasn't being charged at the full UK rate. The government plans to impose the new law from January, 2015.

Meanwhile, social network giant Facebook has announced it is buying Oculus, a virtual reality company, for a whopping £1.2billion. Their big product is a headset where users enter a virtual gaming world!

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