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  1. As others have said... how can a webdesigner be...

    As others have said... how can a webdesigner be facing bankruptcy on £80k turn over?

    That implies you spend more than £80k on servers and hosting(or staff?) , or more likely - took £80k out of...
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    I only just started reading this thread. As the...

    I only just started reading this thread. As the original post is over a year old I presume imminent means "sometime never" and can be ignored.

    Isn't it a bit like the millenium bug, or ebola....
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    Plug in hybrid...

    Mitsubuishi Outlander.

    Do the maths on corporation Tax, fuel duty, BiK, VED and the £5k grant and you'll realise why.

    Being an ultralow emissions vehicle menas you can write off CT under the...
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    Most of what I would say is posted in here... ...

    Most of what I would say is posted in here...
    http://forums.contractoruk.com/accounting-legal/100815-business-acc-cash-over-above-slush-fund.html


    FWIW since I posted that I found out...
  5. I forgot to mention the other one... depending on...

    I forgot to mention the other one... depending on how much you have in the pile .. buy yourself an EV as a company car.

    I've just ordered an BMW i3-REX due in February. Although the list price is...
  6. What about investing in a new company? Just found...

    What about investing in a new company? Just found your thread whilst searching to get an answer...

    I've got about 4 ideas for companies I want to start. Might have to post a new thread though as...
  7. I've got Aldi and Lidl in walking distance from...

    I've got Aldi and Lidl in walking distance from my new house. Had never considered them before but wouldn't go elsewhere now. They cover all the essentials at cheaper prices than Asda/Tesco etc, but...
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    I did this about a year ago. Invited friends...

    I did this about a year ago. Invited friends around and said that's the ingredients Let's experiment.

    Cocktail that was voted best of the night was invented by a friend of a friend who was only...
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    Me to. It's amazing how biased the unbiased BBC...

    Me to. It's amazing how biased the unbiased BBC is when you compare to AJ. It's like comparing the Daily Mail to the Guardian.
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    I train it a few days, drive a few days and stay...

    I train it a few days, drive a few days and stay over 1 night every couple of weeks when i go out for afew beers withthe rest of the folks. Train is ok. Get a good pair of sennheiser ear buds for...
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    Its the most stupid idea I've ever heard of. ...

    Its the most stupid idea I've ever heard of.

    Just in case it ever happens here, I've just set up 2 dozen accounts on a social lending site, lent myself all my own money via one of those social...
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    One thing to bear in mind - according to the new...

    One thing to bear in mind - according to the new points based business entity test - if you have another employee who brings in at least 25% of the turnover you get an extra 35 points, putting you...
  13. This might help... ...

    This might help...

    http://www.uk.capgemini.com/insights-and-resources/by-success-story/hm_revenue__customs-business-intelligence-technology/?d=06F0B775-45AF-580D-A3BC-70873BEB36BE

    I left 5...
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    Before you do that ask yourself "what are the...

    Before you do that ask yourself "what are the benefits to marriage and what are the pitfalls". As I'd shelled out over £1500 in legal fees (just for 1 day) to have both a barrister and solicitor in...
  15. Thread: SAP

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    I wouldn't own up to it - I hate SAP it's the...

    I wouldn't own up to it - I hate SAP it's the worst pile of nonsense I have ever had the misfortune to use. Never devleoped in it just as an end user. It's the most unintuitive over complicated lump...
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    Baked Sea Bream or Sea Bass with a genereous...

    Baked Sea Bream or Sea Bass with a genereous topping grated ginger, garlic, a bit of chilli (scotch bonnet if you dare) and some "fish seasoning powder" available in all good local indian/ethinic...
  17. Thread: Really?

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    Like 'erbs?

    Like 'erbs?
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    Subcontracting a piece of work...

    Hi all,

    I'm currently on a project doing testing and my pl/sql is a bit rusty. I used to be a devleoper but that was over 5 years ago. Anyway I've got a chunk of testing to do which requires some...
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    Easy budget cut of 10% - (actually loads more) ...

    Easy budget cut of 10% - (actually loads more)

    Sack anyone who only collects metrics or manages people.

    Their posts can be absorbed by people doing real work.

    As far as I know if you are...
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    Don't bother chanign to Barclays either. I'm...

    Don't bother chanign to Barclays either. I'm about to swtich for the same reasons. Reason no 1 being an address change triggered a reset of my preference for letter based statements instead of...
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    I find the train helps a lot, despite taking a...

    I find the train helps a lot, despite taking a bit longer and costing a bit more than the fuel, I get to sleep an extra hour in the mornings, and on the way home use me ipad to get through my mails...
  22. Ive looked at setting up a real CIC in the past...

    Ive looked at setting up a real CIC in the past (both for a credit union and an energy saving community group). The tests on whether you are a CIC are quite srtict. From what I understand of your...
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    I was about to say the same, but then I dont self...

    I was about to say the same, but then I dont self bill. I know exactly what payment Im expecting once Ive sent the invoice. Too much money at stake to let someone else try and get it right. As the OP...
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    I'd suggest you take all your fees out, buy gold...

    I'd suggest you take all your fees out, buy gold and then if you ever get a letter from HMRC move to a country where the weather is good and there's no extradition treaty with the UK. At least thats...
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    You missed my point - they don't seem to care if...

    You missed my point - they don't seem to care if you have £100k in the bank and still want a loan as the £100k is your warchest - there in case you need it. Might not seem to make sense - but I've...
  26. I'd avoid using those words in the same sentence,...

    I'd avoid using those words in the same sentence, given the ambiguity of meat products the last thing we need is people getting their words mixed up too. Either you'll get half of the internet search...
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    Eh, good on you - finally worked out why you...

    Eh, good on you - finally worked out why you should be a contractor - its not to earn more - it's to get more time off without having to get permission [and because you have more money]!

    I've not...
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    Yes if I knew they were an IT Contractor - and...

    Yes if I knew they were an IT Contractor - and could maybe show me a savings acounts with several tens of Ks in in ;-). I've never understood this attitude of the banks. Had the same problem once...
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    Sod the bank, sod buying, just lease something....

    Sod the bank, sod buying, just lease something. They don't care if you are ltd co, self employed or whatever. Stop paying and they do a repo on the car anyway.

    You can get much more car for the...
  30. Personally, id stay till the end, and then take 8...

    Personally, id stay till the end, and then take 8 weeks off when the work finishes. dont look for a job and go on hoilday. Befre the 8 weeks are up. someone usually has rang with a contract thats...
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    Poll: Ill agree... think of a datawarehouse that looks...

    Ill agree... think of a datawarehouse that looks for dodgy things in your submitted accounts. The more dodgy things you have the more likely you are to get to the top of the list of people to take a...
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    I bought a pair of TP Link 500 Mb powerline...

    I bought a pair of TP Link 500 Mb powerline network plugs from Maplin. You don't really get that speed, but it's fast enough to stream netflix over my Virgin cable (which is stuck at 60Mbit/s).

    I...
  33. Good point - we are all to eager to slag...

    Good point - we are all to eager to slag companies off. but sometimes yuo find a gem. I recently leased a car from a company probably small sized as I thikn they have about 3 or 4 sales staff. I...
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    No. People been there years. 5+. Maybe if you are...

    No. People been there years. 5+. Maybe if you are a nurse it might apply, dunno though.
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    I think these numbers are thrown around willy...

    I think these numbers are thrown around willy nilly without anyone actually checking them. I'm sure if you sit in a test room with a mpeg screen test running on the best kit, you night spot pixels....
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    Poll: actually after reading the link, the premise is...

    actually after reading the link, the premise is that weve lost our compass becuase of pollution.

    Seriously, Id say we are must more aware these days and are trying to reduce it. The black country...
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    Poll: No. Theres one built into the ipad. What you...

    No. Theres one built into the ipad.

    What you alluding to is we dont know its wrong to steal.

    Is it wrong to screw your neigbours wife? Only if hes not there to join in.

    Ie morals change over...
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    Ipads have less trouble with compatability issues...

    Ipads have less trouble with compatability issues (like typing in text into CUK threads) but cost more. The transformer has some good features and works fine (bought my ex missus one of the first)....
  39. Not true. I've worked at two and both had had...

    Not true. I've worked at two and both had had customer retention as their main business focus. The number of consumers isn't going up, so the only way to increase revenue is to gain market share....
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    I remember a study a few years back that also...

    I remember a study a few years back that also showed thicker people were likely to overstate their intelligence, whilst clever people would understate it. Something to do with trying to normalise...
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    Its a lot cheaper than private schooling - you...

    Its a lot cheaper than private schooling - you can sell the house when the kids have grown up and move back somewhere cheaper - or out in the sticks. Plus you can stilkl do all the extra partenting...
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    My son goes to a CofE junior school (not cos our...

    My son goes to a CofE junior school (not cos our beliefs, but becuase we thought it would be better). It just failed its offstead as they were letting the kids idle. As in they get the best intake...
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    Function points. Did a course once. Useful....

    Function points.

    Did a course once. Useful. Some companies price their contracts using them.

    They are language independent. But you have to work out how to convert function points to pounds...
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    Maybe he'll ask you to explain the inconsistency...

    Maybe he'll ask you to explain the inconsistency in the genealogy of Joseph mentioned in two books of the bible, all of which is irrelevant anyway as he isnt the father, Mary was a virgin. They may...
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    Far from it, its the exact opposite. I spent most...

    Far from it, its the exact opposite. I spent most of my life a non believer. Something happened a couple of years ago that I now put down to coincidence, but it got me to truly look into religion,...
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    Well it was actually from memory from "Stuff"...

    Well it was actually from memory from "Stuff" i've watched or read over the years (and it wasn't monty python). By googling roman empire and christianity this came up.

    State church of the Roman...
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    I don't really need any burden of proof to know...

    I don't really need any burden of proof to know it is all make believe. And I mean know. You only need to look into the history of the religions to know they were created by people to control others....
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    Freecycle? I've got rid of some right old carp I...

    Freecycle? I've got rid of some right old carp I thought no one would want. Can it be unset? Ground up and used again? I'm not sure of the processes involved. But it may be knacked.
  49. Simple way to stop cat leaving tulipe around the...

    Simple way to stop cat leaving tulipe around the house...

    http://funnycrave.frsucrave.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/kitten_in_blender.jpg
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    Very helpful, but :eek: Is that a random google...

    Very helpful, but :eek: Is that a random google or big brother?

    I was about to say something about waste, but I'll keep it to myself. I'm a confirmed eco worrier petrol head so do like to recycle....
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