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    Not at all I enjoy giving sanctimonious lectures...

    Not at all I enjoy giving sanctimonious lectures on climate change, a great justification for not travelling into the office.

    I very much suspect however that the world won't be extinct in 10...
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    I must admit I'm quite impressed with the latest...

    I must admit I'm quite impressed with the latest trend of linking forest fires and pandemics to climate change, it gives the whole thing a nice biblical touch. A sanctimonious lecture is much more...
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    I didn't realise scientific exploration was...

    I didn't realise scientific exploration was democratic (majority).

    Notice you didn't say all climate scientists. So to summarise there are climate scientists with career in climate science behind...
  4. Well maybe the Sun shouldn't publish articles...

    Well maybe the Sun shouldn't publish articles where they name an individual a "Lycra lout" simply because he was on a bike and in an accident.

    This is all part of the culture of selling newspapers...
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    It's true I don't share the views of the "green...

    It's true I don't share the views of the "green loonies".

    I won't be chaining myself to a bridge.
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    A debate with a Trump supporter is less a...

    A debate with a Trump supporter is less a political exchange than a consultation.

    i.e. trying to understand what "issues" he has.
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    Trump supporters having now noticed that Biden...

    Trump supporters having now noticed that Biden isn't senile and have now switched their argument.

    Biden isn't senile he's a liar

    Watch out now for completely new criticisms of Joe Biden and all...
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    A social insurance enquiry will generally cover a...

    A social insurance enquiry will generally cover a several years, provided you don't have 5/6 of your income from one client over 3 or 4 years you will have satisfied the criteria. My accountant told...
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    Contractors don't pay insurance in Germany so...

    Contractors don't pay insurance in Germany so sayeth the law.

    I was sent an enquiry as to why I hadn't paid social insurance so I ticked the box of being self-employed on the form they sent me and...
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    Did he rant about fake news? Hopefully you...

    Did he rant about fake news?

    Hopefully you persuaded him not to inject himself with Dettol.
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    Have you ever held an intellectual debate with a...

    Have you ever held an intellectual debate with a Trump supporter?
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    The political divide in the US is based on IQ...

    The political divide in the US is based on IQ levels.

    Will low IQ prevail?
  13. You'll be taxed whereever you work, so if your...

    You'll be taxed whereever you work, so if your intention is to pay UK tax you need to be actually working there. If you work in another country then you need to tax yourself there. If you divide your...
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    Well it worked for a few weeks in 2016. ...

    Well it worked for a few weeks in 2016.

    Doesn't look too hot now.
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    Even if Biden turns up to the debate and...

    Even if Biden turns up to the debate and demonstrates he has advanced dementia that won't be an issue. The Republicans have a much bigger problem.
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    Looks like you overpaid your tax. In Germany...

    Looks like you overpaid your tax.

    In Germany Social Insurance isn't actually a tax.
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    It's not compulsory. That was your choice or...

    It's not compulsory.

    That was your choice or the client probably.
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    I paid German tax and no insurance at all. Saved...

    I paid German tax and no insurance at all. Saved me even more.

    :D
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    That's because a freelancer in Germany pays no...

    That's because a freelancer in Germany pays no "compulsory social insurance".

    :D
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    Not it's a lot less than that. The tax rates in...

    Not it's a lot less than that. The tax rates in Germany are slightly higher than in the UK.

    30-35% depending on how much you earn.
  21. Not sure about Amazon, it isn't Google, sounds...

    Not sure about Amazon, it isn't Google, sounds like it would simply be system management, being on call 24 hours a day.
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    https://youtu.be/C-6OpkqNn4M ...the airports.

    https://youtu.be/C-6OpkqNn4M

    ...the airports.
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    https://media3.giphy.com/media/ASzK5wWjMtc6A/200w....

    https://media3.giphy.com/media/ASzK5wWjMtc6A/200w.webp?cid=ecf05e4795g39499hd0j6pjj861rbou6cs4lm3iu39iu3y2a&rid=200w.webp
  24. You could invest in a bond fund.

    You could invest in a bond fund.
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    First of all it looks like you will be resident...

    First of all it looks like you will be resident in Spain. However UK non-residents also pay tax on UK income. You should enquire about a virtual office, i.e. a company that will send on your mail to...
  26. The main legacy of environmentalism will be the...

    The main legacy of environmentalism will be the disappearance of the world's forests.

    World forests rapidly disappearing biofuels a major driver – People's World

    Sad really and in the end...
  27. You need to make it a condition that you use an...

    You need to make it a condition that you use an umbrella that sets up PAYE in your country of residence, some umbrellas do. If they don't there is no point persuing this.

    Try Sue at IPAYE.
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    The catch is you pay them for any clicks on your...

    The catch is you pay them for any clicks on your ad. If your job is a "fake" there could be an awful lot of clicks.
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    I'm not convinced that once the pandemic is over...

    I'm not convinced that once the pandemic is over everyone gets back to the office.

    67% of Companies Expect Work From Home to Be Permanent or Long-Lasting
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    Experience at our company is very good. Our...

    Experience at our company is very good. Our departmental management was waxing lyrical about WfH. Management have noticed productivity improvements due to sick days being significantly down, which...
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    https://youtu.be/ZCnCKCFhKBc

    https://youtu.be/ZCnCKCFhKBc
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    https://images.contentstack.io/v3/assets/bltf04078...

    https://images.contentstack.io/v3/assets/bltf04078f3cf7a9c30/blt6ad49f2c76f94d5c/5f62098cf972ad4f3941e656/cover-19082020-landscape.jpg?format=jpg&width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds
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    I agree with LondonPM1, this is not tax evasion....

    I agree with LondonPM1, this is not tax evasion. In any year you can make a reasonable assumption about the number of billable days based on your contract rates and provided it's within a range...
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    Here is the link: VAT registration: Purchases...

    Here is the link:

    VAT registration: Purchases made before registration - GOV.UK
  35. It looks to me as if, if you charge the UK client...

    It looks to me as if, if you charge the UK client directly from your Lithuanian company there is no VAT to charge, but if you charge from a UK company there is.

    Cross-border VAT rates in Europe -...
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    OH is a term meaning a partner or wife eg. I...

    OH is a term meaning a partner or wife eg.

    I took the Old Hag out to the restaurant.
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    It is correct that you should be paying tax in...

    It is correct that you should be paying tax in Portugal. You shouldn't remain an employee of an Irish based umbrella, and there should be no tax implications in Ireland, unless you were to commute.
    ...
  38. Speech to Conservative Group for Europe (opening...

    Speech to Conservative Group for Europe (opening Conservative referendum campaign) | Margaret Thatcher Foundation
  39. Oh dear.... ...

    Oh dear....

    https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/139/590x/secondary/brexit-news-US-UK-trade-deal-boris-johnson-letter-withdrawal-agreement-bill-vote-donald-2668937.webp?r=1600233868053
  40. From what I see there is no penalty because you...

    From what I see there is no penalty because you spotted it; just follow the procedure. There seems to be different ones for different amounts:

    How to correct VAT errors and make adjustments or...
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    The best way to earn in a bank is to take an...

    The best way to earn in a bank is to take an average paid job and earn through trading on the recommendations from the free access to the Corporate Client Equity Research portal.
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    If you want to earn in Investment banking you...

    If you want to earn in Investment banking you need to be a specialist in backend high performance low latency systems.

    eg.

    C++ Developer - Low Level Code/Quant Trading Platform - City of...
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    Nothing wrong in employing family members,...

    Nothing wrong in employing family members, however if a tax inspector does an audit he'll want to see the records and probably speak to the "employees", that's the point it might all go "pear-shaped".
  44. SNP now making a valid argument that a government...

    SNP now making a valid argument that a government that breaks international treaties can't be trusted.

    Difficult to find an adequate counter-argument.
  45. The UK can do whatever it likes, but so can the...

    The UK can do whatever it likes, but so can the EU, that's why they'll be targeting UK car manufacturing, agriculture and the finance industry with tariffs, quotas and regulations unless the UK backs...
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    Average salary is 30K, an average couple has an...

    Average salary is 30K, an average couple has an income of 60K most partners work these days, so yes if you're married and your wife isn't working you are only "slightly" better off than the average...
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    No it won't make someone wealthy who has a wife...

    No it won't make someone wealthy who has a wife and two kids and the wife has never worked, but then again London has always been like that.

    There are plenty of people who are happy to work for...
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    The title, should be "Why a 100K salary does not...

    The title, should be "Why a 100K salary does not make it worth it to work if you're already wealthy"

    Most City workers are in their 20's and 30's. The tax system works fine for them.
  49. Remote first companies employ freelancers who...

    Remote first companies employ freelancers who declare and tax their income in the country they work in. If you live and work in Lithuania you need to setup a company there declare your income and...
  50. Basically a company needs to be registered...

    Basically a company needs to be registered wherever it does business. It can be registered in multiple locations. This is outlined in all the double taxation treaties between the UK and most other...
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