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    to add to the other comments, the vetting people...

    to add to the other comments, the vetting people at your current company, if they are the sponsor, may well get to see your application.
    Whether the vetting people tell HR or not is a matter of...
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    you seem overly concerned about 32.5% tax....

    you seem overly concerned about 32.5% tax.
    That's an absolute bargain compared to what you'll be paying when you are forced inside IR35.

    You can only avoid tax for so long. You are massively...
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    Why 65? Why not 55? Why not 50 on savings and...

    Why 65? Why not 55?
    Why not 50 on savings and take pension at 55?
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    You mention 20% tax, and in the next sentence...

    You mention 20% tax, and in the next sentence dividend tax.
    You need to sort your tax understanding out if you're intent on ignoring your accountant's advice.

    You also need to have a clear view...
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    1) savings account. Bad return but simple and...

    1) savings account. Bad return but simple and less likely to become problematic later. As you've already realised. It's not worth it. Just pay the tax, use a pension, or accept a tulipty rate from a...
  6. Thread: Moving to Dubai

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    Bitcoin....

    Bitcoin....
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    don't get yer knickers in a twist. I wasn't...

    don't get yer knickers in a twist.

    I wasn't disagreeing, just adding a thought around contracts being written/altered to meet expectations of one or both parties.
    If you want to be definitely...
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    If of course the contract had been altered to...

    If of course the contract had been altered to include a fee for termination of the contract then something could potentially be claimed.

    This is not uncommon in some business areas, although I...
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    at least it wasn't all the time. Did the client...

    at least it wasn't all the time.
    Did the client notice though? You only have to be one page ahead of them and you're brilliant.
  10. Thread: Cryptocurrency

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    not really. Bitcoin is very public, and very...

    not really.
    Bitcoin is very public, and very secure at the same time.
    Full visibility of every transaction is very public. Who has the private key for each wallet is very private.
    The exposure...
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    my thoughts and prayers are with you.

    my thoughts and prayers are with you.
  12. you need to be really careful with VAT for...

    you need to be really careful with VAT for foreign customers. I don't know much about it but I know enough that I would double check for each country.
    Until Jan 1st the UK/EU VAT rules were clear....
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    Department of Plague

    Hmmmmm..

    1/6 people in the uk have COVID as I understand.
    DVLA has 500 cases from 6,000 workers. Sounds like it’s pretty safe.

    Slow news day....
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    All good points but all based on being bum on...

    All good points but all based on being bum on seat contractors rather than running a real business.

    This dilemma is a microcosm of LTD company contractor.

    It did used to be that if two earners...
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    Two contractors - One LTD ??

    I’d go the opposite way to eek.

    If you are sure of continuity of business post April then I’d do the one LTD. with you both as directors and equal owners.

    Talk to an accountant though. And...
  16. Why wouldn’t you charge VAT to a business? It’s...

    Why wouldn’t you charge VAT to a business?
    It’s not an optional thing. You still charge it, but they, if registered, can claim it back.
  17. Prime contractor fee (subcontractor found the job but wants to use my SW license)

    Doubling revenue will have no affect on tax, other than VAT.
    Your company is taxed on profit.

    Insurance might go up, but you need to check your policy to see.

    Not being funny or owt, but why...
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    Music industry DOOM

    Fish, the former Marillion singer, wrote this on his Faceache site.

    tl;dr? - fooked


    1/2
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    Santander own Cater Allen, but that's it. Cater...

    Santander own Cater Allen, but that's it.
    Cater Allen don't even share the same regulator number.
    ...
  20. Just see what ebay charge for the same items with...

    Just see what ebay charge for the same items with the same age.
    The fact you have expenses a laptop rather than treating as an asset doesn't materially affect the fair value. It's just an accounting...
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    yes it is clear cut. If you claim any business...

    yes it is clear cut. If you claim any business miles you should have business travel on your insurance.
    You don't need business insurance for a commute, but a commute is not business travel. It's a...
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    A "normal" place of work is covered under...

    A "normal" place of work is covered under commuting for insurance purposes.
    What else could it be?
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    Couple of points. If the OP isn’t claiming...

    Couple of points.

    If the OP isn’t claiming expenses on his mileage to the client, then it could very well be considered a commute as it’s not a temporary place of work.

    There’s no way the...
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    Paying £8 a month when I have no need to is...

    Paying £8 a month when I have no need to is what's wrong.
    OK I don't care that much, if at all, but why pay for something when there's no need?
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    I wouldn't call them emerging. It's still...

    I wouldn't call them emerging. It's still Natwest, and like I say don't stash your cash there.
    Virgin Business Savings, CaterAllen both are free and do have FSCS protection. So you've got £170k...
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    exactly my point. So why do you need an ISA?...

    exactly my point.
    So why do you need an ISA? ISAs are for safe long term savings not speculative gambling on a bubble.

    I did OK. I put £600 in in 2013 and cashed out £10k when it got to around...
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    If you have sufficient BTC such that you are...

    If you have sufficient BTC such that you are committing tax evasion DON'T PUT IT IN YOUR OWN ACCOUNT

    like I said. The platform is a dream for money laundering. So why go and ruin that.
    If you...
  28. well he's a prize twat then isn't he?

    well he's a prize twat then isn't he?
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    I use Mettle and it's fine. Limited to £10k...

    I use Mettle and it's fine. Limited to £10k transfers but if I plan ahead that's fine. No FSCS protection though so if you have pots of cash use Mettle just for transactional stuff rather than...
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    with a German road crew and equipment hired from a German company.
    The British touring industry is dead. What was probably the world's best is now ruined entirely.

    This was an industry I was very...
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    it was at that point at post #2 It is...

    it was at that point at post #2

    It is unanimous.
    Only some doughnuts Radish found on the internet disagree. Who'd have thought you could find people on the internet who are wrong?
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    not if you don't declare it. How they gonna know...

    not if you don't declare it. How they gonna know you've got it?

    And if you want to cash out enough such that a large tax bill might be a problem then you exit BTC to an offshore bank.
    The biggest...
  33. just a load of willy waving to show the...

    just a load of willy waving to show the Brexidiots what they want to see rather than the ruinous sh1tshow it is
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    same was any any money. Div, salary or capital....

    same was any any money. Div, salary or capital. And yes taxed as appropriate. This is pretty basic stuff.

    Or are you thinking yo can just take £4k from your company's bank account and trouser it?
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    I'd say they did follow the government...

    I'd say they did follow the government guidelines. Anyway this is a professional forum so wind yer neck in.
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    let them eat salami

    let them eat salami
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    they always say this Just sign it. It's not...

    they always say this

    Just sign it. It's not worth the paper it's written on.

    Caveat: IANAL and know even less about Middle East law (Halal and haram is as far as I got).
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    *MODS* do the needful......

    *MODS*


    do the needful......
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    you been banned a few times. That's not SFA...

    you been banned a few times.
    That's not SFA :happy
  40. Thread: Vaccine passport

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    Given that vaccines work by training antibodies...

    Given that vaccines work by training antibodies to seek and destroy, giving the effect that the virus enters the patient and is killed off fairly quickly, it is almost guaranteed that transmission...
  41. you need to ask a Cayman accountancy/legal...

    you need to ask a Cayman accountancy/legal specialist. And a Timbuktu/Mali specialist (although bribery works well I imagine in those places).

    PS. It's not basic as Cayman is a tax haven and they...
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    How often do you moan about never finding the...

    How often do you moan about never finding the outcome?
    In the future maybe that should be ban worthy....
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    people who eat jelly, and get their gravy out of...

    people who eat jelly, and get their gravy out of a packet deserve this outcome.
    They're almost certainly Brexidiots
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    The premise of using an ISA is a bit irrelevant....

    The premise of using an ISA is a bit irrelevant.
    For a start it’s so volatile that tax isn’t going to have much factor on your profit (or loss).
    And seeing as it’s an unregulated money laundering...
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    The withheld money in its own right won't affect...

    The withheld money in its own right won't affect your IR35 status.
    It could be argued that you are accepting a financial risk, but I'm not sure that would hold up to any real scrutiny unless it's...
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    vaguely interested....
    It's the only part of this that is interesting. I cannot understand why anyone would be obliged to do a paper return.
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    My thoughts would be that a shed with power and...

    My thoughts would be that a shed with power and heating would cost less than a van kitted as you describe. Even after any tax benefits have been considered.
    Get some roofing insulation from B&Q and...
  48. why are you obliged to do it on paper? Did you...

    why are you obliged to do it on paper?
    Did you not get your UTR in time?
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    start here Belgium travel advice - GOV.UK...

    start here Belgium travel advice - GOV.UK

    then go here Visa for Belgium | Belgium in the United Kingdom

    then here Immigration Office

    Note that...


    you might struggle with a UK Ltd. if...
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    BS...... HMRC don't recognise personal preference...

    BS...... HMRC don't recognise personal preference when it comes to tax. There's law, and there's legislation.


    Like I said earlier. It's not income personally as it's not your money. So is not...
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