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  1. Best contractor forum by far. Appreciated by...

    Best contractor forum by far.

    Appreciated by many of us, like me who find it invaluable.

    Acknowledge that there are some rude with verging on nasty posters. However, the benefit far outweighs...
  2. Thread: Laptop Battery

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    First bit is definitely true. :happy

    First bit is definitely true. :happy
  3. Thread: Laptop Battery

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    Thanks. Have that on an open tab and tempted if...

    Thanks. Have that on an open tab and tempted if nothing else found by end of today. Appreciated.
  4. Thread: Laptop Battery

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    Laptop Battery

    Mods - If in the wrong section please feel free to move, apologies.

    Does anyone know where to get hold of genuine or recommened replacement battery please.

    HP will not sell me a battery, as...
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    Mine still worked yesterday. So another 10K+...

    Mine still worked yesterday. So another 10K+ accrued.

    Missed the changeover/sign up deadline ie ignored it. Suspect that come the 31st that the old card will cease to benefit me.
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    Thanks - you also linked to the SPG/Amex a couple...

    Thanks - you also linked to the SPG/Amex a couple of pages back. Do I need to put you down as referral? (Have almost a million SPG points and apply/use of this card will take me over).

    Suspect...
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    Useful thread and information share :) Never...

    Useful thread and information share :)

    Never paid VAT or CT via credit/charge/debit card.

    Interested in the "CoT" @£249/annum.

    Could someone kindly indicate the "fee" that HMRC charge for...
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    Very much depends on the person and sector of...

    Very much depends on the person and sector of work plus personal preference.

    I am more productive and enjoy being on site rather than work from home (okay sometimes I do WFH on Fridays...
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    Approving Timesheets

    Would like to check others view on this........

    Have a reasonably responsible role and end up in 2 scenarios

    placed at a client through a PM company with co-colleagues and as the "senior"...
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    Live in Cheshire whilst work all over. Last 3...

    Live in Cheshire whilst work all over. Last 3 years comprises USA, Germany, Cambridge, Newcastle and now Lincoln.

    Mon thro' Thu in decent hotels and then at some stage fly/drive Fridays.

    As a...
  11. OP - did the agency have the first conversation...

    OP - did the agency have the first conversation over the role with client or yourself?

    Appreciate that you have now appointed the agency to represent you and so "should not" direct approach.
    ...
  12. What is the budget. What are the key needs -...

    What is the budget.

    What are the key needs - other than petrol SUV.

    There is no better interior than the new RR. There is no better 4x4 than Landcruiser. When it comes to PPP (Pose Per Pound)...
  13. Thread: Halal tulipe food

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    What a top thread. Some contractors on here...

    What a top thread.

    Some contractors on here may have built a slaughter house or three in their career!

    It is clear that some posters have some knowledge of livestock and how "animals" are...
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    205 1.6GTi (even better than the 1.9 that I owned...

    205 1.6GTi (even better than the 1.9 that I owned or the Renault 5 GT Turbo or the Escort RS Turbo.......there was a theme years ago!).
  15. Thread: The next car

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    You know that the only option is the Audi. X5...

    You know that the only option is the Audi. X5 5.0d follows a close second

    Mercedes lacks oomph within this trio. The ML63 is petrol and so out of contention.

    Left field choice is Levante. XC90...
  16. Thread: Lexus or Jaguar

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    Greenlake :yay: OP - E63 now close to your...

    Greenlake :yay:

    OP - E63 now close to your budget. Leaves the Pikeys with their "red powered" E class behind.
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    Spend a lot of time in manufacturing biased...

    Spend a lot of time in manufacturing biased businesses and supply chains........

    Virtually every HR office is full of female rather than balanced staff. Matters not if it is a SME or Global mega...
  18. OP - congrats. Nice to see that you went with...

    OP - congrats.

    Nice to see that you went with black rims.

    What is black between sunroof and top of front screen - a wrap?
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    Then = MALE Standard silver AMG rims = FEMALE....

    Then = MALE

    Standard silver AMG rims = FEMALE.

    Are you ready for 15MPG

    But, boy can it hussle.

    :D
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    This can only be answered if we know Model...

    This can only be answered if we know

    Model W166 or W164
    Interior colour
    Wheel style and colour
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    :rollin: I was tempted but did not. Have...

    :rollin:

    I was tempted but did not.

    Have crazy ideas - come on here - somebody points out the "stupidity" of my suggestion and I take their advice.
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    May I ask.......... If 1x Director (55%...

    May I ask..........

    If 1x Director (55% shareholding) with additional 3x shareholders (each with 15%) (technically known as "loans to participators" - thanks to TheCyclingProgrammer), would they...
  23. The letters "E63" on the bootlid (or tailgate)....

    The letters "E63" on the bootlid (or tailgate). ;)

    Seriously, never owned or driven the latter versions. Supposed to be great bits of kit but I guess you are either a "Merc Man", "BMW Boy" or...
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    OP - you either want a 4x4 or SUV. If 4x4 then...

    OP - you either want a 4x4 or SUV.

    If 4x4 then the XC90 is not a bad choice. If you like a dressed vehicle, go with R-Design. The diesels a perfectly fine and you seek a D5. The only real petrol...
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    Is a 996 Trubo S Cabriolet in Black with Black...

    Is a 996 Trubo S Cabriolet in Black with Black okay :smile

    The 996 is unloved and I could not afford a 997 so ended up in something that I liked and many hated.

    Unsure how but 5 years later and...
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    Many buying the machine new and reclaiming VAT. ...

    Many buying the machine new and reclaiming VAT.

    The safety gear (£1.5-2K), insurance, servicing, etc all being paid by the company.

    Insurance interesting, as most seem to buy and register in...
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    Once you exceed the threshold and if you have a...

    Once you exceed the threshold and if you have a desire to stay in the FRS - need to manage how and when you bill to keep below the threshold (which may mean more holidays) - write to HMRC and they...
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    Own a decade old 911 aka 996 Turbo S Cabriolet so...

    Own a decade old 911 aka 996 Turbo S Cabriolet so when it goes in for servicing have a loaner.

    Modern "911" is a lovely car and has more modern feel/ride etc. The Panamera is a great car with much...
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    Apologies, bumping for views.

    Apologies, bumping for views.
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    Just drafted a similar question - thank god that...

    Just drafted a similar question - thank god that I checked and saw this thread running or NL would have "gutted me" :wink

    So the question - can a motorcycle be wriiten down/off over 12months...
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    Nearly bought a Discovery Commercial and tempted...

    Nearly bought a Discovery Commercial and tempted to fit seats - but too risky.

    So thought that would explore an alterantive avenue, seems unviable given the views of posters.
    ...
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    VAT Qualifying Car - Better Appreciation

    Searched but still unclear.....

    If purchase a preowned car (not van, commercial, etc) through a bonafide dealer, who issues and states "VAT Qualifying" and shows it clearly on the invoice. Assume...
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    Did actually read that from 2012 before posting....

    Did actually read that from 2012 before posting.

    Also googled this topic but also asked here as many have experienced right/wrong way to do these things.

    Have no desire to take the card due to...
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    Credit Card from ClientCo

    My ClientCo wants to issue me with one of their nominated company credit cards. Initial thoughts are not to take such an item.

    For the past few months my "ClientCo Manager" has paid for...
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    Sorry - trying to limit hours leading to things...

    Sorry - trying to limit hours leading to things not getting done.

    Northernladuk - sometimes you speak sense :smile ClientCo not Employer.:emb
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    First contract that I have worked hourly. ...

    First contract that I have worked hourly.

    Employer wanted me to try and average a 40/hour week. Started to pull it back to under 40hours/week to redress the numbers and now "I really needed it...
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    Mine is 4 pages but also have a single page...

    Mine is 4 pages but also have a single page version.

    Most times submit both simultaneously when dealing with a person. Their prerogative to read the single sheet and then move onto the detailed...
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    Respond in kind. Dear Agent I feel...

    Respond in kind.


    Dear Agent

    I feel confident that you could trim your percentage to make up any shortfall on the rate thereby placing a quality candidate with your client.

    Regards
    X
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    Similar but not same skillset in a different...

    Similar but not same skillset in a different sector. None of the existing clients.

    Spoke to 3 different accountants before embarking on this route who agreed "would be allowable".

    HMRC may view...
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    Thanks. People like me appreciate the help and...

    Thanks. People like me appreciate the help and experience/guidance/input/thoughts (plus what sounds once in a while like a bo11ocking) from the more experienced ones on here.

    As a Director of my...
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    Max Dividend If No Salary Taken 2015/16

    For various reasons may not take a salary until after April 2016.

    Have not received a salary (nor any other income) since March 2015.

    Wondering what is the maximum dividend I could "take"...
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    (7)In this section and sections 631 and 632— ...

    (7)In this section and sections 631 and 632—

    (b)“minor” means a person under the age of 18 years, and “minor child” is to be read accordingly, F3...


    Much appreciated. Think this is the...
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    Absolutely zero plan to take and use this money...

    Absolutely zero plan to take and use this money from the kids. Very much intended to be be theirs, to pay for University related expenses (accept it will include beer and probably...
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    Thanks - that 2nd link is one that I previously...

    Thanks - that 2nd link is one that I previously read through. My dilemma is the break points for the age ranges.

    Wanted to avoid trusts/etc and also resolve prior to the April 2016 dividend...
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    Dividend To Children As Shareholder(s)

    Trying to appreciate this item further as unsure even after the usual web trawl.

    Can a Director distribute/pass/transfer over a portion of shares to their offspring (via using Companies House...
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    Now that you know the threshold more accurately....

    Now that you know the threshold more accurately.

    If you can "mange" to keep it below - write to them and they will let you register again. In fact you do not even have to register - they will...
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    OP - assume you mean 530? The only popular...

    OP - assume you mean 530?

    The only popular 350's are Mercedes Benz or special BMWs that have been modded.

    I am a lover of the Volvo S60 D5 (5 cylinder diesel) as they blend in and do not put...
  48. Thread: Minimise tax

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    Apologies off topic - would our resident...

    Apologies off topic - would our resident professional colleagues think it reasonable to charge a client in their first year of trading (ie naive) £150 to give this advice. To add insult to injury an...
  49. Thread: FRS - Confused

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    Much appreciated....... Guess that I was...

    Much appreciated.......

    Guess that I was hoping to have my cake and eat it also. :ohwell
  50. Thread: FRS - Confused

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    FRS - Confused

    Somewhat confused and cannot find an answer thus asking here.

    All VAT liabilities upto date (to end of last quarter) - even though using the cash accounting approach.

    Have been asked to leave...
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