A reminder to prospective customers in the UK and European Union that the UK rate of VAT increases from 15% to 17.5% on January 1 2010, so our prices will rise accordingly on that date. As an example, an Analyser Pro will increase from 256.91 GBP to 262.50 GBP. If you are thinking of purchasing from us, place your order in good time so that we can despatch before January 1 - in practice that means well before Christmas! We are obliged to use the higher rate of tax on orders despatched after December 31, irrespective of when the order was placed. This change does not affect customers from outside the European Union who do not pay UK tax.