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    One of the only ones that is actually worth...

    One of the only ones that is actually worth contributing to IMO. Watch for the result of UTT due soon. If HMRC loses, which there is a good chance and therefore binding, it will need the ability to...
  2. Please name the scheme you are in. You will...

    Please name the scheme you are in. You will likely get a more definitive answer. But I echo the other sentiments here. Leave now and find a full PAYE umbrella if possible.
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    Pretty much identical to me. The fact they...

    Pretty much identical to me. The fact they disappeared, even if naively/legally/whatever, seemed logical. Loans that existed forever would have been less appealing.

    I didn't even want to be...
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    Answered by professional

    Answered by professional
  5. Those systems that were wide open to fraud and...

    Those systems that were wide open to fraud and duly defrauded. Hmm, low expectations seem to be required all round these days.
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    There are a number of people who seem to think...

    There are a number of people who seem to think that nothing is valid unless it helps them. This JR is to help the people that are in this category and are prepared to fund it. Nothing more. So what...
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    Please go and pay for professional tax advice or...

    Please go and pay for professional tax advice or deal with it.
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    Call them and ask what it means. Or try one...

    Call them and ask what it means.

    Or try one of the tax advisors. It is interesting as you say.

    If you are in LCAG ask on the forum, I guess the settlement letters have been rolling out...
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    And ironically the ones that can't afford to pay...

    And ironically the ones that can't afford to pay probably make up the meat of any revenue the Treasury hopes to gain.
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    Can't help thinking that the Govt have dug in so...

    Can't help thinking that the Govt have dug in so deep on this that they won't change.

    Apparently, on the IR35 amendment, the PM personally intervened to ensure MPs didn't vote yes to it. I have no...
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    Yes. They ought to know. I am sure many of their...

    Yes. They ought to know. I am sure many of their clients are aware of that option so why wouldn't they be. Surely questions have been asked.
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    The trouble is that there are no real facts or...

    The trouble is that there are no real facts or common sense. The BG strategy may work but the strategy and advice has morphed over the 5 years or so it has been running. I myself have received vastly...
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    That panel, as you well know, is HMRC asking HMRC...

    That panel, as you well know, is HMRC asking HMRC for permission. IIR I think the LC has penalties for non-payment built in.
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    I believe it is based on some RVQC opinion. On...

    I believe it is based on some RVQC opinion. On his track record very high risk. It will involve litigation too.

    If you were part of the LCAG JR you get the info for free from the % of loans cost...
  15. What a crock of utter BS. Making up stuff to...

    What a crock of utter BS. Making up stuff to justify your indignant world view.

    You said "Money is just money and is never worth ending a life over". So appreciate it or not that is what you said....
  16. Jesse Norman was named in one note. Some people...

    Jesse Norman was named in one note. Some people end up in trouble because of bad decisions. Some might say joining one of these schemes was just such a decision. However, given it was pretty...
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    It won't be easy. A lot of the younger MPs will...

    It won't be easy. A lot of the younger MPs will be heavily pressured in the unique way the Treasury do. However, I don't know how the voting works and whether many will abstain rather than actually...
  18. You need to run the numbers. In most cases LC...

    You need to run the numbers. In most cases LC will be more expensive.

    Please note: Paying the Loan Charge does not mean you have settled your tax issues. Settlement does. They are not the same...
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    Ditto, you published it too :-)

    Ditto, you published it too :-)
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    I just think it is best to point them at public...

    I just think it is best to point them at public information and not publish private emails. Sure, there's other crap goes on but I would rather not make it easy for those that wish harm.
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    Please delete this email post.

    Please delete this email post.
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    What as. Do you have a link?

    What as. Do you have a link?
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    I know someone that has had debt collectors round...

    I know someone that has had debt collectors round for APNs. He doesn't have anything, so they can't get anything. Doesn't stop them trying.
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    This is an aside and taken from ETCtax's...

    This is an aside and taken from ETCtax's submission to the Finance Bill evidence. It is not saying IHT will not be charged it is an argument as to why IHT shouldn't be charged. For others to comment...
  25. You've had your free taste now it's time to pay...

    You've had your free taste now it's time to pay like everyone else :-)

    I don't think ETC are scammers at all, at some point action costs money. What I find strange is how often it's a percentage...
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    Maybe, or that they are really lazy and...

    Maybe, or that they are really lazy and incompetent and would much prefer to shortcut due process with some form of parliament approved extortion measure.

    I think the law is increasingly being...
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    The reporting stage is where it will happen...

    The reporting stage is where it will happen AFAIK. I know people are working hard on it, I don't know what the suggested amendments might be. There are lots of hurdles and barriers to negotiate.
  28. If you are genuine then I wish you all the best....

    If you are genuine then I wish you all the best. If not, well...getting people to fight rather than ignore or capitulate has been a problem. Simply put the more people fight the greater than chance...
  29. It is necessary because this sort of nonsense is...

    It is necessary because this sort of nonsense is no different to previous schemes, it is playing with the letter of the law which no longer matters where tax is concerned. There is no wiggle room or...
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    I don't know how many times it has been repeated...

    I don't know how many times it has been repeated that removing the Loan Charge doesn't resolve underlying tax issues ie open enquiries but it's a lot. So please, if you don't know this then you...
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    Think there is a problem with creating...

    Think there is a problem with creating expectation like this person has. Yes, things are being worked on but to put timelines and expectations out there is asking for a fall. Westminster politics...
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    6 years IIRC. But that is also the point. WTT are...

    6 years IIRC. But that is also the point. WTT are only just attempting to go to court. Draw your own conclusions.
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    I agree. I almost joined BG but something didn't...

    I agree. I almost joined BG but something didn't feel right. Maybe it was speaking to 3 different WTT people and getting 3 different answers. Maybe it was all the jawjaw, while what was needed was...
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    I believe all the trusts that held the loans had...

    I believe all the trusts that held the loans had a duty to report them to HMRC last year. I suspect most did ( mine did ), a few maybe didn't.
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    No. People learn the tax trade within HMRC and...

    No. People learn the tax trade within HMRC and then go off to make some money out of their knowledge of the goobledygook tax system. I doubt HMRC breeds any loyalty.
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    There seem to be some, on both sides, that now...

    There seem to be some, on both sides, that now have an anarchic state of mind.
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    Firstly, I would temper optimism. This is...

    Firstly, I would temper optimism. This is politics what is said and what is done are usually very different.

    Should the result above happen though, there are plenty of people to thank and the two...
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    Not exactly. Phil has done massive amounts of...

    Not exactly. Phil has done massive amounts of stuff for free in the interests of people affected.
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    Not sure can assume that. It had a timeframe....

    Not sure can assume that. It had a timeframe. Have not heard anymore of it. The only thing that could happen now is HMRC challenge, and that doesn't appear to have happened yet.
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    It happened.

    It happened.
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    I would like to not have to agree but sadly I do....

    I would like to not have to agree but sadly I do. Shame, there is a lot of knowledge in that company but the reluctance to fire any shots made me sceptical.

    Which is why I commend Saleos, despite...
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    I will give him credit. He is fighting it. He is...

    I will give him credit. He is fighting it. He is walking the talk and, IMO, he knows his stuff.
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    From what I have heard in the twitter vine all...

    From what I have heard in the twitter vine all appeals have been denied.

    Does this case have any further legs to run on? What does it say about anyone trying the legal route. It seems like the...
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    There are a lot these that have exactly the same...

    There are a lot these that have exactly the same template/examples. They simply seem to be sales funnels to get people to call a number.
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    I think part of the problem in these is that the...

    I think part of the problem in these is that the judge too a subjective approach rather than a law approach. Some of her judgements flew completely in the face of legal precedent. She simply made up...
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    I believe he is a hugely unpleasant ****....

    I believe he is a hugely unpleasant ****. However, the alternative was to just do nothing via legal route unfortunately. Just like other HMRC weapons such as APNs, once given any legal recourse is...
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    I'm not sure what you are inferring ( very highly...

    I'm not sure what you are inferring ( very highly paid? ). I have met one of the parties and they will be bankrupted.
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    I was thinking more about this than the legal...

    I was thinking more about this than the legal remit.

    "This legislation puts beyond doubt the taxable nature of these loans. It comes nowhere near fundamentally undermining the financial position...
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    The above statement seems incredibly far from...

    The above statement seems incredibly far from reality ( even if it seems like RVQCs argument and preparation were pants ).
  50. Sticky: From the quick scan that I have read. Robert...

    From the quick scan that I have read. Robert Venables QC did not construct any kind of solid, evidenced case. Surely regardless of views, he should have at least been able to counter some of the more...
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