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    I use a hosts file (MVPS) that redirects all the...

    I use a hosts file (MVPS) that redirects all the known adservers and other dodgy sources to a localhost IP address, so I just get whitespace instead of the adverts. Presumably the website (including...
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    If ADSL is too slow and fibre too expensive then...

    If ADSL is too slow and fibre too expensive then it may be possible to use a 3g/4g/5g mobile broadband purchased in the company name, and if it works as good as it can (depending on signal and...
  3. IR35 relates to Personal Service Companies (PSC)...

    IR35 relates to Personal Service Companies (PSC) so the liability initially rests with the Ltd and the director(s) is protected by the limited liability nature of a Ltd.

    The caveat is that unless...
  4. There would still be a risk to the Ltd and...

    There would still be a risk to the Ltd and therefore the director(s) if HMRC decided to investigate any previous contracts and decided additional tax was now due.

    If it was me I'd assess the...
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    Negative: First get the work then while in the...

    Negative: First get the work then while in the initial planning phase you can spend the effort getting the resource to deliver it.

    Positive: On face value the approach would be IR35 safe in that...
  6. Obvs. Boris will 'get b****t done' (:rollin:)...

    Obvs.

    Boris will 'get b****t done' (:rollin:) so no worries, trade tariffs all round. :cheers:
  7. Quite. The UK could roll back civilisation to a...

    Quite. The UK could roll back civilisation to a handful of knuckle draggers and the World's climate would barely notice.

    To tackle the real issue the UK should put trade tariffs on the worst...
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    Poll: The net contributor aspect is just a simple way...

    The net contributor aspect is just a simple way of saying that the EU need countries to pour more into the project than other countries take out or the whole thing sinks. This covers aspects other...
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    Poll: So Labour are going to go back to the EU to...

    So Labour are going to go back to the EU to negotiate a new deal on the premise that it will be put to the people against 'remain' in a new referendum.

    :rollin::rollin::rollin::rollin::rollin:
    ...
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    This has reminded me to use a Virtual Machine...

    This has reminded me to use a Virtual Machine sandbox for browsing so I can accept all the crud and restore back to original snapshot at end of each session so all cookies are cleared next session....
  11. DIY is so easy now it's all online. No more...

    DIY is so easy now it's all online. No more faffing around with reams of paper forms and the backing rules on how to fill it in then calculate the amount owed or not.

    I just dig out the relevant...
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    Poll: Exactly. Boris tried to fast track his deal...

    Exactly. Boris tried to fast track his deal through so scrutiny could be reduced/avoided. When that failed he knew his lame deal was a dead duck and dropped the process.



    That's the problem...
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    Poll: No idea. I have plenty of bog roll so not got any...

    No idea. I have plenty of bog roll so not got any use for any manifestos and their 'promises'.

    The initial stance on Brexit for Labour appears to be to give the public a second referendum. So no...
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    Poll: They'll bounce back to at least where they were...

    They'll bounce back to at least where they were before Nick Clegg sold them out in his coalition.

    They don't need 300 seats, just more than the red and blues to get a minority government with...
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    Poll: It's like the 'fight against terrorism' where...

    It's like the 'fight against terrorism' where it's 'ok' to bomb kids in foreign countries. They're not someone's children, they're 'collateral damage'.

    To remain on topic, that is partly why...
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    Poll: She doesn't need to try hard, just mimic that guy...

    She doesn't need to try hard, just mimic that guy that lives outside Parliament shouting "STOP BREXIT!"

    Job done. :smokin

    All the election waffle by all the parties is not worth listening to....
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    Poll: Lib Dem victory!

    Lib Dems: The only party fully behind cancelling brexit by repealing Article 50. That's all the remoaners on their side, about half the public, and more will have moved from the original 52% leave to...
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    Blame the cretins designing the websites. Plenty...

    Blame the cretins designing the websites. Plenty of sites do it less obtrusively, so find alternative sites for whatever you're looking for and boycott the crap. :smokin

    The real solution as shown...
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    The civil servants in the Treasury and elsewhere...

    The civil servants in the Treasury and elsewhere that make up these rules for MPs to sign off, guided by government policy, will still be in place whatever happens with a GE, so unless there's a...
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    Young Sheldon season 3, and Supergirl season 5. :o

    Young Sheldon season 3, and Supergirl season 5. :o
  21. That's how it should be otherwise a change to...

    That's how it should be otherwise a change to CEST applied retrospectively would make things worse in terms of client confidence in a determination, as it would allow HMRC to time travel back and...
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    For that scenario I would check if the 4g router...

    For that scenario I would check if the 4g router or device being used as a gateway from the Windows PC/laptop to the internet allows blocking of named services (the Windows update service endpoints)...
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    Same with The Game...

    Same with The Game. :tongue
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    Does it also cover the contractor from liability...

    Does it also cover the contractor from liability being shifted from client to agency to contractor, seeing as the contractor is paying for the client's insurance, if my understanding of your wording...
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    Can't get cheaper than Three's 321 PAYG,...

    Can't get cheaper than Three's 321 PAYG, according to them. 3p/minute for calls, 2p/text, 1p/MB data.

    PAYG | PAYG SIM - Three

    Top-ups don't expire if you avoid converting them to the to...
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    The idea was more like the construction/craft...

    The idea was more like the construction/craft based guilds where membership means you are of a suitable quality and professionalism, so no need for individual client references and feedback as this...
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    You would likely have two PAYE employments, one...

    You would likely have two PAYE employments, one with your Ltd and one with whatever approach the client/agency allows to ensure their liabilities are covered in ensuring the correct tax is paid for...
  28. I suppose phablet refers to the super sized...

    I suppose phablet refers to the super sized 'plus' versions, so the SE2 is rumoured (no facts yet from Apple) to be the smaller size of the non-plus versions with 4.7" screen.

    Not sure I'll be...
  29. Contractor Umbrella. Found after reading up on...

    Contractor Umbrella. Found after reading up on brollies and recommendations via the dedicated sub forum
  30. I presume the 6se meant the iPhone SE that was...

    I presume the 6se meant the iPhone SE that was launched between the 6s and 7 according to wikipedia and is the same size as the 5.

    Soon to be replaced with the SE 2 out next year for those of us...
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    Maybe there should be a CheckATrade type service...

    Maybe there should be a CheckATrade type service accreditation process for contractors where client feedback is used as an anonymous reference to agents for roles that require some proof of skills...
  32. The big game changer from outside to inside IR35...

    The big game changer from outside to inside IR35 contracts is that inside ones mean you can't claim travel and accommodation expenses, which makes a lot of marginal rate away from home contracts not...
  33. I had that, using a brolly and keeping my Ltd on...

    I had that, using a brolly and keeping my Ltd on ice in case needed for further outside IR35 contracts.

    The brolly was around £100/month in fees but charged only when invoices were raised, so...
  34. The scenario I described and worked to for a good...

    The scenario I described and worked to for a good few years prior to 2016 divi tax changes did mean that a 'warchest' was built up inside the company, either through profit not yet declared as...
  35. Nope. I want the excuse that I left the business...

    Nope. I want the excuse that I left the business phone at home when I don't want to be contactable so don't have to do the 'drug dealer ignoring phone in Pulp Fiction' impression when I'm out and...
  36. Size definitely matters. I like a phone that fits...

    Size definitely matters. I like a phone that fits in a front jeans pocket when I'm down the pub and doesn't give me a hernia when I sit down.

    This also requires that the phone isn't too precious...
  37. Obviously their Venn diagram has you in the 'no...

    Obviously their Venn diagram has you in the 'no match but the CV may be out of date so we'll take a punt that a match would occur if we had an up to date CV' segment. :smokin

    Alternatively, they...
  38. Yep. Declared as divi to max basic tax threshold...

    Yep. Declared as divi to max basic tax threshold each tax year then in some cases withdrawn immediately or left in Ltd as a director loan (back to company) for other purposes.

    Point being that...
  39. There are far cheaper and easier ways of getting...

    There are far cheaper and easier ways of getting burners than to even contemplate paying the Apple tax. :tongue

    As it is I've had two phones for years now. Ever since I realised the merit of...
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    I didn't really notice and I rewatched the whole...

    I didn't really notice and I rewatched the whole BB earlier this year.

    So it's only an issue for those that firstly put any weight (:igmc:) behind such trivia as consistent appearance and...
  41. That's where reality, certainly in my case, made...

    That's where reality, certainly in my case, made a difference. I was able to only need divis up to basic tax threshold so never paid the higher tax rate in a tax year, and back then there were divi...
  42. Sweet spot for refurbished iPhone as second handset for business use?

    My second handset is due for replacement and having an Android based one as my primary (personal) smartphone I'm thinking of getting a refurbished iPhone for business use.

    Main thing I'd want to...
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    I wonder if any re-review with guidance from HMRC...

    I wonder if any re-review with guidance from HMRC will also uncover contracts blanket deemed inside that should be outside. I won't hold my breath on that.

    At least the retrospective aspect of...
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    Ah ok, I was thinking of the scenario where...

    Ah ok, I was thinking of the scenario where consultancies take on contractors for short term resource rather than to convert them to permie, or where contractors are being offered the option of...
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    Well, [again spoiler alert for those not yet got...

    Well, [again spoiler alert for those not yet got round to watching Better Call Saul] each season has a flash-forward of Saul in that Cinnabon shop lifestyle, so they'll likely keep the show going...
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    :facepalm: This is why there will always be a...

    :facepalm: This is why there will always be a need for contractors/consultants to come in and rescue the mess the client management create.

    On one contract my first task was to reverse engineer a...
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    Same reason buying and paying off before...

    Same reason buying and paying off before retirement is usually a better idea than renting ... the state pension or pension provision of a large percentage of the UK population would mean they'd...
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    The best part of El Camino was [major spoiler...

    The best part of El Camino was [major spoiler alert!] the radio broadcast that confirmed Mr White was dead, as that was left a little ambiguous at the end of Breaking Bad and there was the usual...
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    Yes it was just like an extended episode to give...

    Yes it was just like an extended episode to give an epilogue of Jessie's story. Some nice cameos and there was a radio announcement that gave definite closure to one main character.

    Not sure why...
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    The bonus being this new role can be classed as...

    The bonus being this new role can be classed as consultancy and tailored to be outside IR35 in anyone's eyes. :smokin

    At least this client recognises the importance of domain knowledge. A client I...
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