Gordon Brown has seen fit to cause the whole country extra work just before christmas. Not sure it will achieve much except a lot of confusion and extra work for retailers, accountants and IT departments alike.
IpPatrol's systems have been updated and will automatically charge the new 15% rate as from the 1st December 2008. Not sure why he choose the 1st January 2010 as a date to switch back. New year's day doesn't seem the best day to choose!