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    I'm on 10mg Ramipril with a side of 2.5...

    I'm on 10mg Ramipril with a side of 2.5 Indapamide for good measure. The Ramipril is fine, the Indapamide is likely to cause frequent trips to the toilet.

    I have a BMI of 33.5 and have had an...
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    The highlighted parts scream BOS permietractor...

    The highlighted parts scream BOS permietractor role which should be inside IR35 now, let alone Apr 2020. The end client is awake to the fact that they will be in the firing line so are getting their...
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    A primary surveillance radar is highly unlikely...

    A primary surveillance radar is highly unlikely to detect a drone. It just isn't designed to do that. It would only sweep past the drone every 4 seconds or so plus the size of the return would be...
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    A drone isn't made of muscle, skin and bone which...

    A drone isn't made of muscle, skin and bone which are fairly easy for an aircraft engine to survive ingesting. A Drone will have carbon fibre, some metal and a battery. All of which are far worse for...
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    :wave:

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    Even if inside IR35 I would still choose to...

    Even if inside IR35 I would still choose to contract. Yes I'll take a financial hit but will still be comfortable compared to the permies. There is a reasonable amount of work around where I live so...
  7. Objecting to neighbours planning application

    Recently been through this ourselves with the neighbours to our back, building a 2 story rear extension. Find your local councils building policy statements and check to see if the application...
  8. In both examples the VAT man gets £120. First one...

    In both examples the VAT man gets £120. First one £100 from contractor and £20 from agency. 2nd one £120 from agency. So makes no difference if contractor is VAT registered or not.
  9. Even if the end client can't reclaim VAT if you...

    Even if the end client can't reclaim VAT if you go through an agency they can (and will) reclaim the VAT, so it remains Tax neutral e.g.

    VAT registered contractor gets £500pd and add VAT £100,...
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    I would be a little surprised if it did not cross...

    I would be a little surprised if it did not cross HMRC mind. Contractor has been caught wrongly claiming outside IR35 on a contract, have they being doing the same on previous contracts for different...
  11. Have a look at ign.fr. Don’t have such blanket...

    Have a look at ign.fr. Don’t have such blanket coverage as OS but we got walking maps for the Lake Annecy area. Seem to remember getting the maps From specialist online retailer rather than amazon
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    That’s why I have taken out a critical illness...

    That’s why I have taken out a critical illness care plan.
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    So for an equivalent job a contractor would...

    So for an equivalent job a contractor would expect to get paid more e.g. pricing the risks into their rate AND a preferential tax treatment - income splitting, low salary, high dividends?

    For me...
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    For a role paying a permie 100K would would any...

    For a role paying a permie 100K would would any of you accept £500 pd for it?
  15. If an end client has lots of contractors in...

    If an end client has lots of contractors in similar roles and HMRC gets one on being inside IR35 then HMRC could easily argue the rest are also caught, after all they are likely to have the same end...
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    No. You're thinking of Kirkwall to Papa Westray

    No. You're thinking of Kirkwall to Papa Westray
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    Aeropress, make your coffee. Take the bottom off...

    Aeropress, make your coffee. Take the bottom off and fire the grounds and filter into the bin.
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    Well Overdue. As others have said its not a tax....

    Well Overdue. As others have said its not a tax. Take the bottles back and you get your money back.
  19. They wont be current on type. Need at least 3...

    They wont be current on type. Need at least 3 landings and takeoffs in the past 90 days
    ...
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    Sorry - yes I did misunderstand your comment.

    Sorry - yes I did misunderstand your comment.
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    Just because a someone has to fill in a form for...

    Just because a someone has to fill in a form for an X-ray doesn't stop them for asking for something that isn't needed.
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    Mrs Acme used to be a Radiographer in A&E. A lot...

    Mrs Acme used to be a Radiographer in A&E. A lot of the delay is caused by Patients being sent for X-rays that aren't clinically needed. Funnily enough the radiography department does the...
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    Can't remember the last time I was in the office...

    Can't remember the last time I was in the office at 4pm on a Friday. Contracting or permie
  24. Except: No-one has ever said replacement will...

    Except:

    No-one has ever said replacement will cost £200 billion.

    The figures quoted are for its 30+ year lifecycle so annually it would cost between 3 and 5 bln per year somewhat short of the...
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    According to quick google search,Germany has a...

    According to quick google search,Germany has a population of approximately 82.67 million. At 2.4 million students this means it has 2.9% of its population at university

    The UK has a population of...
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    Poll: I have 3 kids all entirely state educated. Eldest...

    I have 3 kids all entirely state educated. Eldest got a 2.1 in Engineering from Cambridge, middle one is studying science at a Russell uni. Youngest one will struggle to pass his GCSEs.

    I have...
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    Wasn't at SWAC was it?

    Wasn't at SWAC was it?
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    Short sleeve shirt no tie, long sleeve shirt...

    Short sleeve shirt no tie, long sleeve shirt feels wrong without a tie especially if wearing cufflinks.
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    Is it a Sky Hub by any chance? If so they...

    Is it a Sky Hub by any chance? If so they have/had a nasty problem where wireless devices couldn't talk to wired devices and vice versa
  30. It's been a side on impact from the starboard...

    It's been a side on impact from the starboard side. The starboard side has caved in and cracked the front of the radome. The fuselage aft of the radome isn't damaged either. So the plane was...
  31. I'd be more worried why a fuse didn't blow, after...

    I'd be more worried why a fuse didn't blow, after all that's what they are for.
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    I believe you are entitled to do this, see this...

    I believe you are entitled to do this, see this page SJD Accountancy FAQ and Example 4 of this page Nixon Williams 24 Month Rule
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    The OP mentioned 2 End client sites, one in...

    The OP mentioned 2 End client sites, one in Scotland, one in South East England. The Scotland one is for 3-4 days a week and would be disallowed due to the 24 month rule. However the trips to the...
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    Been a couple of times to Barrow on Client...

    Been a couple of times to Barrow on Client business.

    Tried the fly to Manchester and drive the rest. As someone suggested earlier its not worth the hassle, by the time you have got out the...
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    Make space for a Bench Virgin

    After 20 years of permiedom and 6 years of contracting I find myself in the position of not knowing what my next bit of paid work will be.

    Bit of a strange feeling but the warchest is ok so no...
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    The kind of mutual agreement where he signed the...

    The kind of mutual agreement where he signed the letter of resignation they placed in front of him?
  37. Yes it does, but that is my point. If the...

    Yes it does, but that is my point. If the substitute had their clearance held by a 3rd party the 3rd party doesn't have to transfer it to your client co, if they are not going to be around long...
  38. You can get a flame less camping cooker. It's a...

    You can get a flame less camping cooker. It's a bag that goes in the bottom of a insulated tin to which you add water, this causes a chemical reaction which gives off lots of heat. You then put a 2nd...
  39. If the substitute is only there for a short...

    If the substitute is only there for a short period of time the clearance wouldn't even need to be transferred. As long as the security controller is satisfied the clearance is valid for the time they...
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    Given that WW2 ended 71 years ago the youngest...

    Given that WW2 ended 71 years ago the youngest people that fought in that conflict would be in their late eighties. How do explain the 65 year olds who weren't even born then?
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    Better still have the overhead lockers locked...

    Better still have the overhead lockers locked before pushing back from the gate and when preparing the cabin for landing. Stops all the idiots standing up and trying to get stuff out the moment the...
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    Embarrassed to say I can't remember a timescale...

    Embarrassed to say I can't remember a timescale being mentioned in my initial telephone call and no timescales mentioned in emails. Hence the question.
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    Time taken to transfer accountants

    I have changed accountants to one of the Contractor specialists.

    What are people's experience of how long it normally takes to have all the details transferred across? My last business year return...
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    I think the numbers intending to vote Remain is...

    I think the numbers intending to vote Remain is understated. Basically they are not willing to state they are Remain voters out of fear. I witnessed an incident in my town where an elderly lady for...
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    When eldest told me the Chekov actor had died I...

    When eldest told me the Chekov actor had died I immediately thought Walter Keonig. What a tragic accident
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    Replaced our 15 year old Bosch dishwasher with...

    Replaced our 15 year old Bosch dishwasher with another Bosch and have had no problems - after I remembered to take the bung out of the outlet pipe. Only replaced it because it was beginning to rust...
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    It looked and sounded so contrived and...

    It looked and sounded so contrived and cringeworthy that I was only able to watch up to the part where they introduced the Stig.
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    Yes I'm serious ...

    Yes I'm serious

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speed_tape
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    I think it is called speed tape and can cost...

    I think it is called speed tape and can cost several grand per roll. It's used to protect seals while they cure amongst other things
  50. My eldest is in his 2nd year at Uni but has...

    My eldest is in his 2nd year at Uni but has nearly £10K saved. None of it came from the BOMAD. He has had a couple of Summer and Christmas jobs and believes Uni is for learning rather than seeing how...
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