I am going to devote this blog to the developing investigation of low impact loopholes.As more info comes in from different sources it will be added in chronological order.
It would most likely be cheaper in both the immediate and longer term -
immediate as EA permit applications cost money to process and to complete (consultancy fees, etc.)
and in the longer term they might avoid reporting and inspection costs, etc.
of course there may be more to it, as all of these costs are relatively marginal (UKWIN,6.4.10)