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  1. Question for everyone if you're income is over...

    Question for everyone if you're income is over £50K and you've got kids and not cancelled the child benefit
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    OK, so back to the original thread.... Anyone...

    OK, so back to the original thread....

    Anyone else have to take this to tribunal like I did?

    Like I said, won the case but not heard a dicky bird from DWP. Would have thought they'd be in...
  3. Child benefit repayment - Pay off or add to tax code?

    Must admit wasn't aware you could do it via tax code.....

    Yes, I know some of you manage to not have to pay this back. (I used to by sharing divs with the mrs so we both went right up to the...
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    Ha ha used to visit north wales a lot with work...

    Ha ha used to visit north wales a lot with work years ago. They were horrified I couldnt speak Welsh (this was caernarvon mind) and you could see the look in their eyes.

    Mind you took daughter to...
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    Amy McDonald - never heard of her before but...

    Amy McDonald - never heard of her before but heard one song on the radio.

    Not generally keen on female soloists but she is VERY good/
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    Yep thats it. To be fair, I'm not born and bred...

    Yep thats it. To be fair, I'm not born and bred in newport Im a proper valleys taffy, I live right on the outskirts in a slightly nicer part, and we only moved here years ago because it was closer to...
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    Posh new shopping area now near passport office....

    Posh new shopping area now near passport office. Train station was modernised too a few years ago (for the Ryder Cup).
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    Ha ha you are now the new forum benefit claimer....

    Ha ha you are now the new forum benefit claimer. The king is dead, long live the kind :-)
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    Permiedom redundancy was the worse. Smallish...

    Permiedom redundancy was the worse.

    Smallish IT company. Called me in to speak to HR and a senior manager. Told me there'd been complaints about me from customers. Some story, from one of the many...
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    Although born with good, pure valleys blood in my...

    Although born with good, pure valleys blood in my veins I live in newport. Sheep are not as nice mind.
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    ESA - sort of like carers allowance? Can you get...

    ESA - sort of like carers allowance? Can you get this temporariliy then?
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    No queuing outside for the jobcente matey. You...

    No queuing outside for the jobcente matey. You show the security guard your card and wait inside. Never on time mind.
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    Yeh same with us. Hes 16 now and moans like ****...

    Yeh same with us. Hes 16 now and moans like **** about the heat so no chance of him queuing EVER. Even less chance of queuing to see princesses that his little sister wants to see!

    Hes got a lot...
  14. I find usually when you mention to some permies...

    I find usually when you mention to some permies about contracting when you tell them no sick pay, no job security they go "oh no I cant do that!"

    Yes I know job security is a con. Been redundant...
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    Merthyr?

    Merthyr?
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    Thank you mb but im ok at the moment. Its been a...

    Thank you mb but im ok at the moment. Its been a few years since I claimed JSA so I guess it may have changed a bit...
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    Classic. Post of the year....

    Classic. Post of the year....
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    Are you new to this forum?

    Are you new to this forum?
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    Bloody English coming over here taking our...

    Bloody English coming over here taking our benefits!
  20. Tell them you don't do morals.... And the only...

    Tell them you don't do morals....

    And the only time you ever did was when you decided it was a bit off when you were thinking of shagging the cat.
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    Tale from wales about benefit claims

    For those of you who think I'm the devil for claiming JSA years ago - story about my own family.

    I've got a nephew. Mid-20s. Right lazy scrote he is. Failed all his exams at school and pretty much...
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    **** that. I'd rather keep rinsing the public...

    **** that. I'd rather keep rinsing the public sector.

    25 years contracting off and on (18 years contracting) and never had to take a gig I had to stay away overnight. And I live in wales.
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    Yes you're probably right. People like me and...

    Yes you're probably right. People like me and others on this forum who appeal and win are probably in a minority.
    OK, DWP have got to pay out a nice sum in backpay to me now but its small change...
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    Fortunately, son is in mainstream. He struggles...

    Fortunately, son is in mainstream. He struggles though. They have special needs specialist at school so they make allowance. Well if they werent so fricking lazy and useless. It amazes me when I got...
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    worth looking in to.... I know we can get a...

    worth looking in to.... I know we can get a reduction on water rates. Son uses a LOT of water..... Long story,
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    Tis indeed a nightmare. Took two years..... ...

    Tis indeed a nightmare. Took two years.....

    Like I said, Im sure they just reject you anyway based on the form. The people in the tribunal/court included a doctor and a asd specialist so it was a...
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    Thanks NAT - so same for JSA claims?

    Thanks NAT - so same for JSA claims?
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    All of it - nah. Just remember though the JSA...

    All of it - nah.

    Just remember though the JSA is to pay for the Florida holiday.
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    I can assure you both myself and son would do...

    I can assure you both myself and son would do without the money if he didn't have to put up with being ASD....
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    Expert mun - when the time is right I'll pass on...

    Expert mun - when the time is right I'll pass on to him all I know!
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    FFS dont read it then!

    FFS dont read it then!
  32. I agree with NLUK - its obvious. If contractor...

    I agree with NLUK - its obvious. If contractor lives 200 miles away they're more likely to find a closer one and bail. Its obvious....

    And come on - we all know contractors who we've worked with...
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    Yeh. We go to Disney every year. They do a fast...

    Yeh. We go to Disney every year. They do a fast pass thing so we don't queue. He wouldn't cope otherwise.
    Coming home this year on the plane was "challenging". We usually do premium economy but it...
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    Yeh maybe. He got lower rate mobility and middle...

    Yeh maybe. He got lower rate mobility and middle rate care allowance. Works out about £82 a week. Few quid backdated two years.

    Been a long old fight. Two years in a few weeks. Got turned down,...
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    DLA for son - OK I do feel a bit guilty

    Teenage son has Aspergers. Applied for DLA 2 years ago and got turned down. It dragged on and on and we had court case yesterday.
    YAY got awarded last 2 years. Good few £K.

    OK its not means...
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    When I saw the Labour manifesto I actually shat...

    When I saw the Labour manifesto I actually shat myself at the thought of paying extra tax.

    Anyone want to see the video?
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    Ummm you might not agree. I dont agree with this...

    Ummm you might not agree. I dont agree with this poster either. But is there any need for the name calling?
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    What I "hope" will happen:- 1. Client not...

    What I "hope" will happen:-

    1. Client not really understanding how it works or how much it will cost contractors says "everyone is inside".
    2. Contractors on important projects throughout client...
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    Trouble is leaving company open means you still...

    Trouble is leaving company open means you still have to do annual returns etc so still need an accountant on board pretty much.

    After 6 months on my public sector inside IR35 role working through...
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    Yes thats the problem. If EVERYONE says "no...

    Yes thats the problem. If EVERYONE says "no raises" then contractors wont have much choice. But then a lot more will got back permie employement as well. After all, not worth contracting when the pay...
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    Alas it looks that way....

    Alas it looks that way....
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    Some of us have already experienced this...

    Some of us have already experienced this "blanket" approach in the public sector.....

    Heres what will happen:-

    1. Client will say "No more and we're not raising rates"
    2. Contractors will...
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    Sure when I last used ltd it was something like...

    Sure when I last used ltd it was something like 82%.

    Low salary, split divs with mrs (neither of us going into 40%), 100 mile a day expenses......
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    Im with brolly now..... Get one that allows...

    Im with brolly now.....

    Get one that allows pension contribs out of gross. Its saves A LOT of tax/NI.

    Basically, you're saving on employer NI, employee NI, tax so its over 50%. Better to chuck...
  45. WRONG

    WRONG
  46. When I claimed JSA the job center staff were...

    When I claimed JSA the job center staff were clueless. Had no idea how it all worked. I explained and they said "yeh ok then".
  47. No need for P45. Obviously you can't pay yourself...

    No need for P45. Obviously you can't pay yourself inc dividends.

    You are "laid off with no work".
  48. Time to put my hard hat on but, in the past it...

    Time to put my hard hat on but, in the past it may have changed now:-

    3. yes you can claim JSA depending on savings etc.
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    Ha Ha - I like English people generally. Just not...

    Ha Ha - I like English people generally. Just not the english media.
  50. Yeh right.

    Yeh right.
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