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    To be fair, this is actually Trump's doing. Had...

    To be fair, this is actually Trump's doing. Had he not banned the Chinese using US chips as part of his childish trade war, meaning they have switched to their own brand ones, they could then...
  2. Well if that's what you believe, who am I to...

    Well if that's what you believe, who am I to argue.
  3. However her record on running Scotland, its...

    However her record on running Scotland, its health service and schools has been utterly appalling.

    Westminster are furious because she is popular despite being a failure and also deliberately...
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    Don't think a Niro would meet the OP's business...

    Don't think a Niro would meet the OP's business or personal needs and aspirations, tbh.

    Jag I-Pace is well regarded as about the best of the EVs. If you need a hybrid (not sure the OP does), then...
  5. It is scary that the Scots haven't twigged...

    It is scary that the Scots haven't twigged Sturgeon's actual intentions. Nothing to do with devolution or independence, all to do with her being in charge. Even Salmond is looking to get her out of...
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    I haven't promoted IPSE for some time now, or...

    I haven't promoted IPSE for some time now, or hadn't you noticed...

    But that said, most of the bitching is from the usual suspects, who can safely be ignored, ex-members who think they are the...
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    Well if we're into the arcana of accounting, have...

    Well if we're into the arcana of accounting, have you allowed for the non-refundable membership income figures which have to show as a debt in the accounts even though they are not one in reality?
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    Over recent years. Roughly when the CC and the...

    Over recent years. Roughly when the CC and the BoD went their separate ways...

    Of course, they do have other reserves. Let's hope they are still there.
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    PCG* became IPSE became government advisor, to be...

    PCG* became IPSE became government advisor, to be slightly more precise. Although that doesn't mean that the government is listening to them - or anyone else, come to that. IPSE's remit now is far...
  10. Why do you keep asking questions that have...

    Why do you keep asking questions that have already been answered? Why are yo ignoring the advice that's been given already?

    Have fun.
  11. Calculators are unrealistic 90% of the time....

    Calculators are unrealistic 90% of the time. Treat with great caution. Look for around 70% retention via Ltd or 55% via umbrella, depending also on your particular tax position and coding.

    Ignore...
  12. Go umbrella. You can always switch to LtdCo later...

    Go umbrella. You can always switch to LtdCo later if it proves advantageous which, right now, it won't. And it will give you time to read and understand what the first timer guides are telling you.
    ...
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    It was 5% wen it was introduced...

    It was 5% wen it was introduced...
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    Oooh look. VAT has gone down... :igmc:

    Oooh look. VAT has gone down... :igmc:
  15. Labour have got into the habit of simply...

    Labour have got into the habit of simply protesting anything the government says - often before they have even said it. I would disregard them until they present something rather more concrete as an...
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    So, can we have a new rule?

    Nobody answers threads that start with "So..." :tantrum:
  17. That's an edge case. There is zero point in using...

    That's an edge case. There is zero point in using a Ltd Co for an inside gig under these new rules, in fact it wold be more of a liability trying to keep the accounting straight.

    And if your...
  18. What company? Do pay attention. If you are...

    What company? Do pay attention.

    If you are being paid net of taxes by an intermediate brolly or agency and deemed to be inside IR35, the end client remains your "employer". YourCo almost certainly...
  19. Until a nother Susan turns up and sues their...

    Until a nother Susan turns up and sues their "employer" for all the accrued back pay...


    But they all do that already, don't they? Oh, hang on...

    Inside IR35 is easy. It's outside that causes...
  20. And...? :violin:

    And...? :violin:
  21. IME it depends on where the funding comes from....

    IME it depends on where the funding comes from. If it is filling a permanent role in the organisation there will be money allocated in the revenue budget for the year. If it is on a project, then...
  22. Interesting view on how public sector funding...

    Interesting view on how public sector funding works... they don't risk next year's funding lightly.

    Nevertheless, a year of WIPRO's inadequacies or of PwCs vastly overpriced services or of seeing...
  23. Diffidult to fight when the other side is simply...

    Diffidult to fight when the other side is simply ignoring not only your arguments but also all the evidence from all directions...

    Rather than pointless bitching about who lost what, the next step...
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    Good news. Whatever happened to testing!!

    Good news. Whatever happened to testing!!
  25. Was I? Don't remember that. But answer NAT's...

    Was I? Don't remember that.

    But answer NAT's quite valid point, to understand the basics is not a big ask, because it gives you a bit more of a basis to challenge your advisor's proposed solution....
  26. As many as you like. But if you don't know that...

    As many as you like. But if you don't know that all of your income less your personal allowance is subject to at least 20% income tax so you have a dim understanding of how much might be owed, that...
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    Improved security apparently. Which works, if you...

    Improved security apparently. Which works, if you can't get to anything... :wink
  28. And if you'd read mine, you don't need to...

    And if you'd read mine, you don't need to understand the finer interpretations of the relevant legislation or the details of the logical interpretation of those details, merely that the advisor can...
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    Change your default DNS server * from whatever it...

    Change your default DNS server * from whatever it is at the moment to the Google pair, 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 and restart. There is a bug in Chrome (and Edge) that takes forever to resolve the DNS...
  30. Accepting advice uncritically is why some people...

    Accepting advice uncritically is why some people are in a mess now. Easy to say after the event, of course...
  31. No. Make sure you understand what your advisor is...

    No. Make sure you understand what your advisor is telling you. It always has been your responsibility to get it right, blindly acting on advice is never a defence.
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    The classic reference is the guy who had a clear...

    The classic reference is the guy who had a clear outside IR35 contract for several years, got complacent and started doing whatever was asked of him and had the contract from that point on classified...
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    Generally speaking SC - or any clearance...

    Generally speaking SC - or any clearance requirement - can be ignored for IR35 since it applies to everyone. If you can offer a properly and currently cleared substitute that meets the client's...
  34. Surely the price is the current written down...

    Surely the price is the current written down value in your accounts plus £1... You're not buying on the open market, you're buying a company asset.
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    So? How many others are bought outright? Come to...

    So? How many others are bought outright? Come to that how many are multi-purpose?
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    The thing also still doubles up as an in-flight...

    The thing also still doubles up as an in-flight refuelling aircraft so I doubt it's all that luxurious inside. Bu it is slightly more impressive than a rented 737 or flight EZY 22 from Gatwick.
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  37. Never heard of them When in doubt, go to...

    Never heard of them

    When in doubt, go to Companies House and look them up. See if you feel comfortable with their officers and assets. These guys have around £300k in spare cash so should be a...
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    It's not actually two years, it's a year...

    It's not actually two years, it's a year following the tax year in which the company was closed, by which time all the necessary tax returns will be submitted and HMRC have had a chance to raise any...
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    FTFY :wink Given the vastly reduced risks of...

    FTFY :wink

    Given the vastly reduced risks of IR35 if you are through an umbrella, and assuming you aren't scared by some form of retrospective investigation into your previous IR35 status then I...
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    I've mostly wandered around between 380 and 650...

    I've mostly wandered around between 380 and 650 over the years with a couple of exceptions: once on £1200 a day on one short gig and another of £1150 over two parallel ones, plus one or two non...
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    Real men can feed themselves. HTH. BIDI

    Real men can feed themselves.

    HTH. BIDI
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    It's an opinion. Not one I share, since I pay...

    It's an opinion. Not one I share, since I pay little attention to idiots, but if it makes you feel superior then fine. I'll stick to arguing with people that can manage to do so without trying to...
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    Putting VAT back down to 15% would mean...

    Putting VAT back down to 15% would mean everything bar food costing appreciably less making it more affordable and so encouraging spending.

    Increasing VAT would make most people think things were...
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    Except the thinking seems to be to reduce VAT and...

    Except the thinking seems to be to reduce VAT and leave taxes alone, relying on increased spending to recover the economy...

    Macroeconomics seems to be beyond some people. You can't tax income...
  45. Important for those affected yes, but trivial in...

    Important for those affected yes, but trivial in allowing the export of many millions of pounds to countries and regimes that don't need or deserve it. Tying it to foreign policy would seem to be...
  46. Thread: White parrots

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    If you insist. Parrots don't have crests....

    If you insist. Parrots don't have crests. Cockatoos do.

    And by crest, that means a group of feathers on the top of the head that can be raised rather than a passive tuft. As the birds in the OP...
  47. Thread: White parrots

    by malvolio
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    No need. Parrots dont have crests...

    No need. Parrots dont have crests...
  48. Thread: White parrots

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    In the spirit of correcting every tiny little...

    In the spirit of correcting every tiny little error....

    Those aren't parrots (Psittacoidea) , they're cockatoos (Cacatuidae), although they all belong to the order Psittaciformes

    Similarly...
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    Sure thats not because VAT payments have been...

    Sure thats not because VAT payments have been deferred...?
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    I was keeping it simple for the hard of thinking....

    I was keeping it simple for the hard of thinking.

    If I started talking about ethnicity or religious affiliation or long historical belief systems yo would only get confused.

    And Judaism is a...
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