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    Communal dog shower. Hot water is extra.

    Communal dog shower. Hot water is extra.
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    Jobs boom!

    Jobs boom!
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    Scootie's crying into the shower in his Thistle...

    Scootie's crying into the shower in his Thistle Hotel room. Wait until he realises that he can't claim it on expenses...
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    Pretty standard, I think. I mean, borrowing for a...

    Pretty standard, I think. I mean, borrowing for a deposit? That is going to impact affordability, obviously. Effectively, (up to) 100% of the house is financed by a loan of one kind or another.
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    Agree with your accountant.

    Agree with your accountant.
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    There is no particular magic. A dividend, I...

    There is no particular magic. A dividend, I suppose. A large director’s loan comes with interest and withholding tax implications and will count against your LTV too - generally not sensible. Speak...
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    For an overseas entity with no UK presence, it...

    For an overseas entity with no UK presence, it would still be the OP’s company deciding (and carrying the liability) from next year too.
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    You'll be inside IR35 unless the facts on the...

    You'll be inside IR35 unless the facts on the ground change substantially.

    You have a few options in terms of the mechanics:


    Contract inside IR35 (probably doesn't make sense)
    Register as...
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    Well, yeah. :laugh But that warning hasn't really...

    Well, yeah. :laugh But that warning hasn't really stopped since early 2009.

    Eventually, something bad will happen, you won't see it coming, and you will lose money.

    You just need to ensure...
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    Like a seized spring.

    Like a seized spring.
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    No, he's just resting.

    No, he's just resting.
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    Made a tidy profit in recent weeks. The...

    Made a tidy profit in recent weeks.

    The connection between the markets and the real economy has been FUBARed for some time. Looks like that hasn't changed and may even double down. It's stupid,...
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    This isn't really about "objectivity" -...

    This isn't really about "objectivity" - journalists are people and have perspectives, obviously. It's more about motivation, substance, presentation.

    I think their definitions are perfectly fine,...
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    No worries. It's mostly a grey area without much...

    No worries. It's mostly a grey area without much case law relevant to contractors, but "trade" will be interpreted broadly. Employment of any kind should be fine.

    Some useful discussion around the...
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    No, it includes the "same or a similar trade or...

    No, it includes the "same or a similar trade or activity" (condition C). Self employment is not OK, unless you can somehow meet condition D w/r to tax not being a primary motivation (very doubtful)....
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    This would be clearly caught, in my view. The...

    This would be clearly caught, in my view. The TAAR talks about "the same or a similar trade or activity". Self employment meets the definition of a trade. You could use an umbrella and that probably...
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    He's not disagreeing with them, he's telling you...

    He's not disagreeing with them, he's telling you that they're not your savior when applied to an individual on a spectrum (a bit like you :laugh). If you want to convince us otherwise, you're going...
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    It almost feels unfair to continue this torture....

    It almost feels unfair to continue this torture.

    No one said that journalists are confined to writing in newspapers. This isn't about the mode of publication, it's about the substance of the...
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    Does a dictionary drive usage or reflect usage?...

    Does a dictionary drive usage or reflect usage? Try comparing a recent edition with an edition several decades ago. Is a dictionary a simple tool or an infinitely complicated analysis of all possible...
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    According to a dictionary, all journalists...

    According to a dictionary, all journalists publish and, since Nigel Farage publishes, Nigel Farage is a journalist. That is basically your argument. It isn't that the dictionary definition of a...
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    It isn’t enough to read a dictionary. You’re...

    It isn’t enough to read a dictionary. You’re being tripped up by an elementary logical fallacy. A dictionary won’t help you to avoid non sequiturs, you need an education for that.
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    I am a journalist because I sometimes publish...

    I am a journalist because I sometimes publish fluff on the internet.

    I am a chef because I sometimes cook dinners.

    I am a racing car drive because I sometimes drive my car in a racy way.

    I...
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    Indeed. :D

    Indeed. :D
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    Sure, you can say anything. :D I think we can...

    Sure, you can say anything. :D

    I think we can objectively say that Trump is the 45th President because it's an Office and he took the Oath, so that is a piss-poor analogy.

    Classifying someone...
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    There’s a spectrum of types and qualities of...

    There’s a spectrum of types and qualities of journalism, but there’s also a difference between journalism and publishing in general. You can’t call Farage a journalist although he has arguably...
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    I would call him the equivalent of a columnist...

    I would call him the equivalent of a columnist rather than a journalist. Maybe gonzo journalism at a stretch :D
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    Nope. I think it violates the NS&I terms even to...

    Nope. I think it violates the NS&I terms even to hold on trust (in your personal name) with a fully legal trust agreement in place. However, I wouldn't screw around with the latter for other reasons.
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    He’s a very naughty boy.

    He’s a very naughty boy.
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    Seems to have blown over. Can't see any secondary...

    Seems to have blown over. Can't see any secondary coverage of this. Even the Mirror seems bored of their story now.

    Personally, I think he should've gone, but he isn't going now...

    They won't...
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    https://www.contractoruk.com/forums/business-contr...

    https://www.contractoruk.com/forums/business-contracts/138502-working-customer-eu-paid-euros.html
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    Stocks are mostly boomed for the next few months,...

    Stocks are mostly boomed for the next few months, housing and housing stocks are mostly doomed in the next 6-9 months.
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    It was mostly a whiny rant about something or...

    It was mostly a whiny rant about something or other. Anyway, salary isn't discretionary. There are plenty of owner-directors claiming under CJRS for 80% of their salary up to 2.5k.

    If you have an...
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    Yeah. Punt to General...

    Yeah. Punt to General...
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    Pretty unintelligible post. Sure, you can...

    Pretty unintelligible post.

    Sure, you can furlough yourself and claim under the CJRS on any PAYE component of your income (80%, up to 2.5k per month). If you're not operating a monthly RTI, it...
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    Good call in hindsight; that is when it flipped....

    Good call in hindsight; that is when it flipped. I'm also long now, absent any evidence of a second wave (i.e., at least until later this year). The stock markets have been divorced from the real...
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    One of the adverse consequences of MVL is this...

    One of the adverse consequences of MVL is this thread.
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    We've noticed, scootie. The past and present too....

    We've noticed, scootie. The past and present too. You invent everything.
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    Yes it is.

    Yes it is.
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    Fake news in Samoa.

    Fake news in Samoa.
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    Says the massive nationalist cretin. :laugh

    Says the massive nationalist cretin. :laugh
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    You can either meet six individuals or one MF.

    You can either meet six individuals or one MF.
  42. The A1 form isn't a "travel" form per se. As I...

    The A1 form isn't a "travel" form per se. As I recall, it's the standard EEA form for "posted workers" to identify where they pay social security contributions. You could ask Sue@IPaye for further...
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    Tedious sockies interacting with tedious sockies...

    Tedious sockies interacting with tedious sockies in the professional forums. Great...
  44. OK, so your contract is with the agency and, in...

    OK, so your contract is with the agency and, in that case, probably not US jurisdiction and governing law - ties with your comment about being paid in Euros. Less to worry about then. Your standard...
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    As long as they're also immune from backwoods,...

    As long as they're also immune from backwoods, conspiracy theorist, cryptocretins.
  46. Agency involved? I assume not. If it's a US...

    Agency involved? I assume not.

    If it's a US client, the jurisdiction and governing law is probably a US state. You'll need special PI insurance (cheapest through Randel Dorling via IPSE membership...
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    True but, like nlady, I don't mind making money...

    True but, like nlady, I don't mind making money through clenched teeth.
  48. You've only gone and defamed his goodly...

    You've only gone and defamed his goodly reputation in charting, forecasting and investment advice.
  49. "$100k bitcoin this time next year, Rodney"...

    "$100k bitcoin this time next year, Rodney" :laugh



    I'm ~90% in cash and have been for more than a year. HTH. :D



    Oh, go on, I fancy a short position. :D
  50. At this point, I'm going long, but only in a...

    At this point, I'm going long, but only in a half-arsed way - another 40k in cheap index-linked funds, no individual stocks (some individual companies will fold, no doubt). I reckon the markets are...
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