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  1. Don't let them search any further back or...

    Don't let them search any further back or Hartlepool will get in trouble for hanging monkeys.

    The Hanging of the Hartlepool Monkey
  2. Check all the wishing wells.

    Check all the wishing wells.
  3. The IR35 rules don't change, just the whose...

    The IR35 rules don't change, just the whose responsibility it is to work out if it is inside or outside. Whats inside after April is inside before April.
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    At January this year I took a FTC for a year to...

    At January this year I took a FTC for a year to then review what I do after that. Due to the PoA from last year and the PAYE tax for Jan-Apr I had a tax bill of £20 which was nice. That SA/PoA...
  5. I still know how to locate the student unions :)

    I still know how to locate the student unions :)
  6. I would have though it’s affecting TFL and rail...

    I would have though it’s affecting TFL and rail companies a lot more. Not sure about others and obviously excluding you fancy zone 1 residents. To work in central London I would spend £50 on travel...
  7. Disappointed you aren't 'Shawshank Redemptioning'...

    Disappointed you aren't 'Shawshank Redemptioning' it out in the yard.
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    And therefore supressing a possible spread of...

    And therefore supressing a possible spread of Coronavirus from him. Sounds like it works better than a lot of masks.
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    Make sure you copy the image address not the page...

    Make sure you copy the image address not the page and put it in IMG tags


    https://i.imgur.com/lXVcA3L.jpeg
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    I was not aware this wasn’t standard, been...

    I was not aware this wasn’t standard, been completing the ‘taking your card abroad’ bit of HSBC online for at least a decade now and never had issues.
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    As others said there are plenty of options for...

    As others said there are plenty of options for banks. When I started I foolishly thought as my personal banking was with HSBC, setting up a business bank would be quicker as they already knew me. In...
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    I’m bored with the summer holidays, will be much...

    I’m bored with the summer holidays, will be much better when there’s nobody loitering around in my house while I’m WFH.
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    Personally. we just started a 2 year fixed just...

    Personally. we just started a 2 year fixed just over a year ago. I am currently on a FTC so plan to remortgage to a 5 year once I can so have more options while PAYE. In addition, the mortgage rate...
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    Sticky: Hi, What are people watching in the current...

    Hi,

    What are people watching in the current landscape, personally I moved a chunk of my pension over to tech at the bottom which has offset any other losses but not really watched anything else.
    ...
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    It looks like an alcoholic’s bathroom rather than...

    It looks like an alcoholic’s bathroom rather than a bar.
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    It’s not for sharing that’s for sure and there’s...

    It’s not for sharing that’s for sure and there’s more kegs prepped in the fridge
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    I’ve had one of these for almost 2 years: The...

    I’ve had one of these for almost 2 years:

    The SUB | The ultimate home draught beer tap | Beerwulf

    They have struggled with beer stock recently when I have looked. This just holds 2L kegs so you...
  18. Thread: R&D Relief?

    by Ploptimus
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    I’ll hold your beer NLUK while you reply to ‘I...

    I’ll hold your beer NLUK while you reply to ‘I refuse to give you any detail relating to my query but I disagree with your answers so far’
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    Can I trade you some handles for forks?

    Can I trade you some handles for forks?
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    But you could have spent 4 hours developing and...

    But you could have spent 4 hours developing and testing a word macro to generate them then only 14 mins a month debugging issues, you are missing a trick :p
  21. I believe they usually use the previous 5 year...

    I believe they usually use the previous 5 year average for week number X. Next year we will be able to celebrate months of consistent 'under average death rate' though!
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    It will very much depend on the agent/contract. I...

    It will very much depend on the agent/contract. I was Very fortunate that my last contract I could submit timesheet on the first day of the month for the previous, it got approved by lunch, I sent an...
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    I tend to put bits of money in EIS/SEIS via...

    I tend to put bits of money in EIS/SEIS via Crowcube and Seedrs throughout each year with a plan that once I have done that for 3-5 years I may start getting some returns that I will also reinvest to...
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    Looks great for efficency: Cooking - Can...

    Looks great for efficency:

    Cooking - Can still reach keyboard
    Sleeping - Can still reach keyboard
    tuliping - Can still reach keyboard
    Solid wifi signal all round
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    I guess I have this email to look forward to...

    I guess I have this email to look forward to imminently. Just had a look on TSB and they are already stating 0.5% from July so probably all will follow suit.
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    Big Issue partnered with iZettle recently, maybe...

    Big Issue partnered with iZettle recently, maybe they are reasonable for charities.
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    Can I apply for one? Since CV19 I am getting too...

    Can I apply for one? Since CV19 I am getting too much business that I have to turn it down or do a lower quality job, adversely affecting my business' reputation.
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    https://i.pinimg.com/564x/cf/b8/dd/cfb8dda6364e630...

    https://i.pinimg.com/564x/cf/b8/dd/cfb8dda6364e6301c131fecf4bbad949.jpg
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    I can see these making a comeback: ...

    I can see these making a comeback:

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61YzCwsvCKL._SX300_.jpg
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    You are in luck, there is a filter on 'Snap...

    You are in luck, there is a filter on 'Snap Camera' (by Snapchat) where you can be a potato for your meetings :)
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    As all other stated it should be clearly...

    As all other stated it should be clearly documented so is not really up for debate.

    The thing that sticks out thought to me is the specific mention it was paid to a joint account which encourages...
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    Never watched it myself but my partner had just...

    Never watched it myself but my partner had just finished rewatching S1 so watched S2E1 last night and said it was the funnier than any of S1.
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    I too used CMME and have no complaints about the...

    I too used CMME and have no complaints about the service and products they could offer.
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    Based on what everyone else is saying I would...

    Based on what everyone else is saying I would call them up. Maybe they are waiting for something from you when you are waiting for them.
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    222 via main contract and about 50 hours of...

    222 via main contract and about 50 hours of random small bits for other clients.
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    House warming/cocktail making party Saturday...

    House warming/cocktail making party Saturday night. Either side of that cleaning/buying booze and recovering.
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    I noticed that on mine today too while checking...

    I noticed that on mine today too while checking my balance before paying my VAT.
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    Panda

    NSFW


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2m1bquFaNEY
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    I did this one for funzies, sad I know, but feel...

    I did this one for funzies, sad I know, but feel I cheated myself by just reverse engineering the trigger rather than solving :(
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    9 days in a row of looking after a 9 month old a...

    9 days in a row of looking after a 9 month old a 10 and an 11 year old while my partner swans off to a wedding in the Caribbean as she is a bridesmaid. I'll be going back to work for a break...
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    I got the same email so paid off my CT this month...

    I got the same email so paid off my CT this month with it.
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    I noticed while on the tube today Paypal are...

    I noticed while on the tube today Paypal are advertising their Mastercard Debit with 0.5% cashback which may be useful for paying VAT/CT once the CoT one switches.

    Business Debit Card - Mastercard...
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    You don’t include CapEx in the low-cost business...

    You don’t include CapEx in the low-cost business calculation so this won’t make a difference.

    https://www.tax.service.gov.uk/check-your-vat-flat-rate/cost-of-goods
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    I am now in my second year, vat registered since...

    I am now in my second year, vat registered since the beginning. Similar scenario to you on the numbers, majority of expenses is mileage/train where there is no Vat. Did flat rate for the first year...
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    I opened up a CoT last month, It will still be...

    I opened up a CoT last month, It will still be value for this year I guess but may have to revise for next year without the 1st 3 month signup. At least I can pay one 1/4 VAT and my CT from last year...
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    Thanks, used your link so you should get the...

    Thanks, used your link so you should get the bonus.

    To the other comments, I'll give it a go for a year and review, theres other benefits which should just about cover the cost for me.
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    IPSE referral

    I am about to sign up for IPSE+, anyone want to send me a referral link? I'll sign up on the first one to post here. If it needs an email address to send the referral the first person to request that...
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    I have just used CMME, no issues and great...

    I have just used CMME, no issues and great service, I'm sure there was less than a month on the contract, once renewed they said they would add £100k onto what they would give me but it was enough...
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    I took voluntary redundancy then went consulting...

    I took voluntary redundancy then went consulting about 1.5 years ago. Voluntary was marginally above statutory, so considerably less that other numbers being discussed. I would say if you have the...
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