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    Clearly :laugh

    Clearly :laugh
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    Well, when you're referring to people of Indian...

    Well, when you're referring to people of Indian origin in your quip, it is easy to interpret as racist - indeed it made me squirm (although I did not report it, largely due to apathy)
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    My morning cuppa isn't the same these days.

    My morning cuppa isn't the same these days.
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    Indeed. Hence the use of the word "most". :)

    Indeed. Hence the use of the word "most". :)
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    Seems to make sense to me. Speak to traditional...

    Seems to make sense to me. Speak to traditional members about things they are interested in, and speak to the artisan cheese makers under a different banner.

    One of the criticisms has been the...
  6. I'm co-hosting a countdown event in London next...

    I'm co-hosting a countdown event in London next year if anyone fancies coming along :)

    Countdown in London (CO:LON)

    It's gonna be brilliant! :D
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    Agreed - one can argue with a determination, one...

    Agreed - one can argue with a determination, one cannot argue with a policy change.
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    No. You're basically in the same position as an...

    No. You're basically in the same position as an employee would be, for whom none of these things are tax deductible.
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    Maybe you are recalling a couple of years back...

    Maybe you are recalling a couple of years back when the new rules were introduced for Umbrellas - the test was "SDC" and at the time it was proposed that the same test would be applied to a ltdCo...
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    Yes, subject to the 24 month rule (i.e. you're...

    Yes, subject to the 24 month rule (i.e. you're not expecting to work in the same location for 24 months)

    I think it is just a confusion on wording - the 19% is the corp tax you won't have to pay....
  11. Every full moon.

    Every full moon.
  12. Well I think it's fair to say that because of the...

    Well I think it's fair to say that because of the early cases fought by PCG and others, we've all pretty much known how to operate outside IR35 for the last 20 years. I wouldn't call that...
  13. "Providing the newest, freshest & most responsive...

    "Providing the newest, freshest & most responsive candidates." - I've met you - they're clearly bulltulipting! ;)
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    I saw this on linkedin - there's scant detail of...

    I saw this on linkedin - there's scant detail of how it actually works, but yes, I think it is very likely that HMRC will consider this aggressive avoidance and a few years down the line its users...
  15. From the tools result page "HMRC will stand by...

    From the tools result page

    "HMRC will stand by the result given unless a compliance check finds the information provided is not accurate.

    HMRC will not stand by results achieved through...
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    16/18 is a weird anomaly. You can have sex...

    16/18 is a weird anomaly.

    You can have sex with your partner at 16, and marry them with/without parental permission depending where you live.

    You can drink (beer, wine but not spirits) to...
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    Last week, but deserves an honourable mention ...

    Last week, but deserves an honourable mention

    Joyce Cansfield obituary | Register | The Times

    Joyce Cansfield - first ever countdown champion and generally awesome lady.
  18. For contractor news, I'd recommend this site...

    For contractor news, I'd recommend this site rather than that clickbait, which is really opinion rather than fact.
    ...
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    Bascially, if more than 40% of your time over the...

    Bascially, if more than 40% of your time over the previous 24 months has been spent on site, you cannot claim.
  20. HMRC say a lot of things. They said there were...

    HMRC say a lot of things.

    They said there were no plans to roll out the public sector changes to the private sector.

    The temptation of 1000+ contractors who were operating outside IR35 but...
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    Being able to watch countdown :)

    Being able to watch countdown :)
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    My family has a genetic predisposition for...

    My family has a genetic predisposition for diarrhoea.

    It runs in our jeans.
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    Oh, he's very real.

    Oh, he's very real.
  24. There's always been a lot of negativity towards...

    There's always been a lot of negativity towards IPSE.

    IPSE made some changes to their governance last year, which was unpopular with many of us, but hasn't fundamentally affected what IPSE do.
    ...
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    Yes - they will consider that what she charged...

    Yes - they will consider that what she charged included VAT, so will calculate the VAT element. It won't be a further 20% on top

    (e.g if she charged £100, it would be £83.33 + £16.67 VAT)
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    And what I'm trying to say is that that is...

    And what I'm trying to say is that that is steaming male bovine excrement. IPSE do not make claim decisions - they simply pass on the claim to the insurer.
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    Aside from the lobbying and representation, does...

    Aside from the lobbying and representation, does being a 'properly outside IR35 business' mean you're immune from tax investigations, VAT enquiries, jury service, client going bust?
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    There is information on the IPSE fora for members...

    There is information on the IPSE fora for members on the case that they are supporting. Short version - it takes months, don't expect results soon.
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    That's just complete bollocks. The idea that...

    That's just complete bollocks. The idea that IPSE would maliciously or otherwise veto your claim is paranoid delusion. However, if your trust in them is that far eroded, it probably is best that...
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    :hug:

    :hug:
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    There have been and are ongoing cases where...

    There have been and are ongoing cases where contractors found to be inside IR35 in the public sector are claiming various employee benefits, but these things take an inordinate amount of time. Not...
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    Sticky: Evening all. Been a while. Anything much...

    Evening all.

    Been a while.

    Anything much happened in TPD?
  33. Added to the ever growing list of CUK tossers.

    Added to the ever growing list of CUK tossers.
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    Mental Health and suicide

    There's a lot of stuff about mental health on social media, and we see this reflected on CUK too.

    Rather than just retweeting/reposting, take half an hour out of your day to go through this...
  35. My most recent missive (a bit of a rant I must...

    My most recent missive (a bit of a rant I must admit) met with "Thank you for your further correspondence on IR35, the content of which has been noted." :laugh :cry2:
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    Poll: That was two years ago. Keep up.

    That was two years ago. Keep up.
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    I've just got a PhD in palindromes I'll now be...

    I've just got a PhD in palindromes

    I'll now be known as Dr Awkward
  38. Think that's a little harsh - can't see anything...

    Think that's a little harsh - can't see anything in that letter to take offence at.
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    Check out ziffit - I found that they both take...

    Check out ziffit - I found that they both take more of your stuff, and give you a better price for it.

    Never had a problem getting the money off them - think I had one book disallowed, but it...
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    Get well soon :hug:

    Get well soon :hug:
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    TBH, the people on CUK who like to present...

    TBH, the people on CUK who like to present themselves as alpha males usually come across as a a bit of a dick :)

    I think we all have unrealistic expectations of what "ideal" looks like and what we...
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    It's come on because of the smiling couples you...

    It's come on because of the smiling couples you see all over social media. It ain't real. :)

    But if you do want a relationship, then you do need to put yourself out there as tarbera says -...
  43. I agree with this. They are going for the...

    I agree with this.

    They are going for the hassle free route - they are not providing a determination at all (and therefore do not need to implement the appeals process) - they are "simply"...
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    One possibility is that they are happy to accept...

    One possibility is that they are happy to accept a substitute - that gives a straight outside determination on CEST.
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    Kirkton House Hexagon Wire Shelf - ALDI UK...

    Kirkton House Hexagon Wire Shelf - ALDI UK

    33% extra free!
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    Poll: I'll add a poll :)

    I'll add a poll :)
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    Poll: I suppose the problem is that some parents do go...

    I suppose the problem is that some parents do go too far (and clearly no-one's going to agree on what "too far" is - plenty think a slap on the leg is too far) but those parents that seriously beat...
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    Poll: Scotland bans smacking

    Scotland to be first UK country to ban smacking - BBC News

    A step too far in my opinion. Next they'll criminalise parents who feed their kids junk food, or let them stay up too late, or don't...
  49. Difficult to see how it would not be a BIK - your...

    Difficult to see how it would not be a BIK - your business mileage is no longer an allowable expense.
  50. Assuming the changes come into effect, the 5%...

    Assuming the changes come into effect, the 5% allowance disappears.
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