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  1. For the record: Fact check: Dominic Cummings...

    For the record:

    Fact check: Dominic Cummings does not have a sister working for the IT solutions company Idox - Reuters
  2. Search for "Cummings sister" and "Idox" on...

    Search for "Cummings sister" and "Idox" on Twitter and take your pick.
  3. Far left Twitter showing they're just as good as...

    Far left Twitter showing they're just as good as far right Twitter at spreading conspiracy theories and misinformation right now, in particular this gem: apparently Cumming's sister was made the...
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    “Apparently”. Absolutely no evidence for this...

    “Apparently”.

    Absolutely no evidence for this other than a number of bot-like Twitter accounts. Seems to have originated from somebody claiming to have heard it on LBC which it never was.
    ...
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    https://twitter.com/ClintJEdwards/status/126448492...

    https://twitter.com/ClintJEdwards/status/1264484927455793152

    :yay:
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    Rate confirmed here: Claim tax relief for your...

    Rate confirmed here:
    Claim tax relief for your job expenses: Working at home - GOV.UK
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    I don’t think many Rails devs have moved on to...

    I don’t think many Rails devs have moved on to Elixir - it looks interesting but not if you actually want to find work. It’s pretty niche.

    A lot of Rails devs have more likely moved on to “full...
  8. 😂 I knew about the 100 thing but that’s funny....

    😂

    I knew about the 100 thing but that’s funny. The welsh accent is the cherry on top.
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    I'm a very experienced Ruby dev. I'm not based...

    I'm a very experienced Ruby dev. I'm not based where you're looking but generally work remotely anyway. Happy to discuss if you want to send me a PM.
  10. Just to clarify, if you’re VAT registered you...

    Just to clarify, if you’re VAT registered you need to account for VAT on the sale of any asset.

    If you were on the FRS, how you account for VAT depends on how you accounted for VAT on the...
  11. Whether or not a company is issuing equipment for...

    Whether or not a company is issuing equipment for an employee to use under S316 is a matter of judgement, not a matter of fact. If a company decides that it's employee would be more comfortable...
  12. Be careful here. Firstly, there's no set rule...

    Be careful here.

    Firstly, there's no set rule as to whether certain assets should be treated as such or expensed. Generally anything that has a useful lifetime and retains value over several years...
  13. Dig deeper. There is a distinction between...

    Dig deeper.

    There is a distinction between additional household costs incurred as a result of working from home and equipment provided by an employer to their employee for use at home, as I stated...
  14. You're going to be waiting a long time...

    You're going to be waiting a long time...
  15. Also not true. You're doing really well here,...

    Also not true. You're doing really well here, well done.

    You can only claim the £6/week as tax relief on your tax return if you are required to work from home - BUT, this rule does not apply if...
  16. On that basis, any piece of office furniture at...

    On that basis, any piece of office furniture at home would not meet the test.

    You're wrong though, because there is a more specific rule that overrides the general "wholly, exclusively and...
  17. Yes, reviewed it. Not convinced they've found a...

    Yes, reviewed it. Not convinced they've found a workaround to make the iOS beacon/ranging work in the background reliably. I think the app will get shelved and they will continue with development of...
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    Poll: Planning on developing a new app for some reason?...

    Planning on developing a new app for some reason?
    #4. NHSX - Proximity (Contact Tracing) App: Mobile Delivery team contract with Zuhlke Engineering Ltd - Contracts Finder

    Edit - had to laugh....
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    Indeed. What exactly is this “effort”? Bank...

    Indeed. What exactly is this “effort”? Bank transfer (or credit directors loan account) once a year, explain transaction in FreeAgent as use of home, job done.
  20. Rubbish. Use of home allowance is not intended to...

    Rubbish. Use of home allowance is not intended to cover office equipment. It’s intended to cover an increase in living expenses like higher energy bills.

    When I had my garden office built (which I...
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    If you’re not self employed then the FreeAgent...

    If you’re not self employed then the FreeAgent article doesn’t apply. Read the HMRC link I posted. You can’t claim for a share of your rent as a director.

    There is a way around this involving a...
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    Poll: Could just be hedging their bets but I’ve been...

    Could just be hedging their bets but I’ve been predicting a u-turn on this since the news broke that they were rolling their own.
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    Poll: Bit more on my earlier post. As I stated iOS apps...

    Bit more on my earlier post. As I stated iOS apps can act as Bluetooth centrals and peripherals AND they can do both in the background but a background central cannot discover a background peripheral...
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    Poll: Not convinced by that article at all. Seems way...

    Not convinced by that article at all. Seems way off the mark. The app only notifies you to relaunch it if you manually kill it. That’s because killing the app will also kill any background processing...
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    Poll: I've been doing some testing with the iOS...

    I've been doing some testing with the iOS bluetooth APIs today because despite lots of people going on about how iOS apps can't run Bluetooth in the background, the documentation says otherwise. In...
  26. I wouldn't worry about putting any equipment for...

    I wouldn't worry about putting any equipment for use in a dedicated home office (unless its clearly something intended for personal use) through as a business expense. Admittedly its easier to make a...
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    Poll: The app asks for the first half of your postcode...

    The app asks for the first half of your postcode and can presumably use that to analyse data and discover potential outbreaks. Ultimately, the goal here is to notify those who have been contact with...
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    HMRC guidance is pretty clear on this: under...

    HMRC guidance is pretty clear on this: under Section 316A employees/directors cannot claim a proportion of fixed costs like rent as an employment expense. They can only claim for reasonable...
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    Poll: Spent some time looking at this today including...

    Spent some time looking at this today including the detailed technical design doc. There's so much tulip information about this flying around on social media and as per usual the government have done...
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    £6 a week (no evidence required) or additional...

    £6 a week (no evidence required) or additional costs incurred as a result of working from home, e.g. extra utility costs (evidence and calculations required) only.

    Your rent and other fixed costs...
  31. Director loan balances up to £10k can be interest...

    Director loan balances up to £10k can be interest free without incurring a BIK charge. But if you want to charge yourself interest anyway.

    1. None, but interest charged is taxable income for the...
  32. Our new neighbour who only moved in a month ago...

    Our new neighbour who only moved in a month ago at the beginning of the lockdown has received two emergency food parcels that they don't need so far. He contacted somebody to let them know the...
  33. Poll: 10 I think. Unsure if my TV has a browser built...

    10 I think. Unsure if my TV has a browser built in to it, but I don't think it does (but I've never used it's "smart" features). 1 iMac, 1 MacBook Pro, 2 iPhones, 3 iPads, 2 Kindles, 1 Mac mini.
    ...
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    Whilst I'm sure one of the side-effects of...

    Whilst I'm sure one of the side-effects of everyone working from home is some businesses realising that it can work for them, it would be a mistake to evaluate the experience and productivity of...
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    No. You're taxable on any income earned whilst...

    No. You're taxable on any income earned whilst working in France from day one. The 183 day rule relates to tax residency which only determines where you're taxed on your worldwide income. You will...
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    From a settlements point of view I don't think...

    From a settlements point of view I don't think so. Possibly from a capital gains point of view but as gifts between spouses don't attract CGT anyway probably a moot point?
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    Whilst I wouldn't recommend frequently changing...

    Whilst I wouldn't recommend frequently changing shareholdings, I'd say the risk of gifting her 5% now carries no more risk than gifting her 45% in the first place. Businesses do not generally have to...
  38. For interim dividends it’s the date the dividend...

    For interim dividends it’s the date the dividend is paid which is important for tax purposes, not the date it’s declared. A dividend can be deemed paid whenever it’s made available to a director...
  39. Just to be clear, the rule about choosing or...

    Just to be clear, the rule about choosing or having to work from home is only relevant if you want to claim the £6/week as a tax deductible cost on your tax return.

    It’s not relevant if your...
  40. That article is rubbish. You cannot claim a...

    That article is rubbish. You cannot claim a proportion of fixed costs like council tax in this way as an employee or director. Only the self employed can use this method.
  41. You can claim additional costs you have incurred...

    You can claim additional costs you have incurred if you can reasonably show how you calculated them. This has to be additional costs, not a proportion of fixed costs like rent. If you can’t then...
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    I couldn't tell you about any specific VAT rules...

    I couldn't tell you about any specific VAT rules for the Channel Islands but from the perspective of a UK business *receiving* services from a non-VAT area, where the supply falls under the general...
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    A common misconception. If the extra dividends...

    A common misconception. If the extra dividends would not result in a tax liability (e.g. they are within any unused personal allowance or the £2k dividend nil-rate band) and she has no other reason...
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    An interim dividend falls into the tax year on...

    An interim dividend falls into the tax year on which it becomes due and payable. This would be the date you receive the payment, however a dividend can also be deemed paid by crediting it to the...
  45. Capital gains are not income. They are taxed...

    Capital gains are not income. They are taxed entirely separately.

    Dividends are taxed as the top slice of income however it is possible to allocate your tax free personal allowance to income in...
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    Very likely that heart failure would have killed...

    Very likely that heart failure would have killed him at some point but probably also a good chance that COVID-19 pushed it over the edge.
  47. The £2k dividend allowance applies to the first...

    The £2k dividend allowance applies to the first £2k of dividends that aren't already covered by the personal allowance. That means you could potentially have up to £14.5k of tax-free dividends if you...
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    Employers are allowed to provide one mobile phone...

    Employers are allowed to provide one mobile phone for personal and/or business use to their employees - there's no stipulation on what said device may or may not cost. If you already have a company...
  49. Evidently you don't have the right to remain...

    Evidently you don't have the right to remain silent (unless you don't want a fine):

    York woman fined for breaching coronavirus rules - BBC News
  50. You have the right to remain silent.

    You have the right to remain silent.
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