There may be a price increase next year in Apple’s App Store and iTunes downloads when new UK laws take effect. According to The Guardian, the budget that was recently introduced closes a loophole that let digital downloads get away with UK taxes. The document stated:
As announced at budget 2013, the government will legislate to change the rules for the taxation of intra-EU business to consumer supplies of telecommunications, broadcasting and e-services. From 1 January 2015 these services will be taxed in the member state in which the consumer is located, ensuring these are taxed fairly and helping to protect revenue.
The change will take affect starting January 1, 2015, and will affect all digital downloads ranging from music to e-books and apps.
Source: The Guardian