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  1. Office 365 - the professionals choice ;)

    Office 365 - the professionals choice ;)
  2. Ooh, neat idea!

    Ooh, neat idea!
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    I do like a custom wedding vow.

    I do like a custom wedding vow.
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    I dunno - so embarrassed by it, that she chucks...

    I dunno - so embarrassed by it, that she chucks it all over the Internet and does an interview with a tabloid. I suspect shes not easily shamed.

    Though PC could still be pushing that, of course.
  5. I did have a quick look but couldn't see anything...

    I did have a quick look but couldn't see anything - i remember neardesk from before. But I found a 20 percent off code anyway.
  6. Cheers all - found a voucher for WeWork so I've...

    Cheers all - found a voucher for WeWork so I've signed up to their monthly subscription for £30 quid or something I think, which includes a free day. Will try it out and cancel!

    Would usually be...
  7. Hotdesking for one day in London recommendations?

    Looking for somewhere professional-ish to work for a one off day in London. Need guaranteed decent internet, coffee and to make calls. Ideally near/in The City

    Anyone got any recommendations?
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    Can't see why being self employed is a particular...

    Can't see why being self employed is a particular issue?

    What issues are you having, precisely? Is it the fact you're residing elsewhere - in which ase, I guess getting some kind of ex-pat...
  9. Thread: Building survey

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    Agree 100% with this, though do take it all with...

    Agree 100% with this, though do take it all with a reasonable pinch of salt because they can only check things they can see/get to etc.



    Should I tell him about that time we brought a 30's...
  10. Thread: Hotel costs

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    Maybe he'll feel differently now he's had a few...

    Maybe he'll feel differently now he's had a few years to mull it over.
  11. I'm on Business Premium - you can add 'unlimited'...

    I'm on Business Premium - you can add 'unlimited' (I'm assuming there's a limit!) domains to your account. You can then add aliases to a user account, or create a shared mailbox. Shared boxes don't...
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    Sticky: Well done MS! Haven't watched todays yet, but...

    Well done MS! Haven't watched todays yet, but will grab it on 4OD when I get a chance.

    Seriously impressive work.
  13. There's only a couple of reasons to avoid VAT: ...

    There's only a couple of reasons to avoid VAT:


    Avoid extra hassle and paperwork (This is frankly minimal if you have a proper accountancy service)
    If most of your trade is to other non-VAT...
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    Absolutely outstanding. Cognitive dissonance at...

    Absolutely outstanding. Cognitive dissonance at its best (worst).
  15. Perfect timing.

    Perfect timing.
  16. Likewise. I totally get why people don't like it,...

    Likewise. I totally get why people don't like it, but I've had some really really fun times contracting in London - it's definitely something a career driven person should try at least try once.
  17. I love working in London, but expect to spend...

    I love working in London, but expect to spend some cash. Like, real, serious cash. Seriously.

    I've done stays in both hotels and AirBnBs. Personally, I take the view that life is too short to...
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    Sticky: Never watched so much bloody countdown in my...

    Never watched so much bloody countdown in my life. Come on MS, I signed up to watch one or two episodes- not a whole season!
  19. Well, RAID protects you (mostly) from disk...

    Well, RAID protects you (mostly) from disk failure - but little else. You're still going to be boned if you break something on a VM, or accidentally delete a critical file etc.

    Biggest limitation...
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    I've been given the green light to start a DIY...

    I've been given the green light to start a DIY extension, so need to do lots of prep for that before I can knock down the existing one.
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    Edit: I was wrong, sorry - got confused with...

    Edit: I was wrong, sorry - got confused with having to destroy the paper counterpart.
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    Mate, you posted the bloody thread - don't come...

    Mate, you posted the bloody thread - don't come the innocent party here. You've gone out of your way to find what she posted and put it here - in general - what did you think was going to happen,...
  23. Bloody Hell NLUK, I'd get that mounted on the...

    Bloody Hell NLUK, I'd get that mounted on the wall.
  24. I've given quite a bit to Ronald McDonald and the...

    I've given quite a bit to Ronald McDonald and the Childrens Hospital via my Ltd Co. I just make it clear it's from a company and don't do the gift aid thing.

    I'm not particularly fussed by the CT...
  25. Yeah, it's a UK entity with a UK VAT number. ...

    Yeah, it's a UK entity with a UK VAT number.

    And to be honest, part of this is if UK VAT is being applied then I want to claim that back!
  26. Yeah, I fear I'm opening Pandoras Box here:

    Yeah, I fear I'm opening Pandoras Box here:
  27. Yep! Had the same problems - HSBC and my...

    Yep! Had the same problems - HSBC and my experiences were:


    Seemed to be marked as down/unavailable more often than it worked
    Took absolutely forever for it to go through using my one time...
  28. Company being fishy about VAT - sanity check

    Hi All,

    I pay a subscription for some online software (It's like a document management thingy). It's an American company, but they use PayProGlobal to process it - so I actually pay PayProGlobal...
  29. Doubt it. And why would they pay 3x - 5x the...

    Doubt it. And why would they pay 3x - 5x the price, for tuliptier service, just to avoid a smidge of IR35 aggro?

    Like I say, there aren't suddenly going to be magical extra people with my skillset...
  30. Ah, but it's not an outbuilding!

    Ah, but it's not an outbuilding!
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    Well, you joke, but where there's fire there's...

    Well, you joke, but where there's fire there's water! It's part of why fires can be some insanely damaging, as even relatively small contained fires can see the firefighting causing lots of damage.
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    It's clutter, and lots of receipts fade. PLus...

    It's clutter, and lots of receipts fade. PLus they'd get lost in the event of a fire or flood.
  33. Oh, there's going to be a sudden flood of...

    Oh, there's going to be a sudden flood of expertise into the country? My skills are suddenly no longer going to be required?
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    Do not take money out of the company that isn't...

    Do not take money out of the company that isn't yours. It's really that simple - it's utterly foolish to do so. In every legal sense that CT liability and/or VAT belongs to HMRC and they will come...
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    You may aswell do the course - as above, while 3...

    You may aswell do the course - as above, while 3 points alone is fairly minor you've already been caught once so why even let them start?

    I will say, though, I went in with a relatively open mind...
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    Early Bay, straight and solid. SHould fetch a...

    Early Bay, straight and solid. SHould fetch a good £13k that!
  37. Thread: new tax

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    Well, you can say that again

    Well, you can say that again
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    Honestly, I'll tackle it when it comes. The world...

    Honestly, I'll tackle it when it comes. The world tends to sort itself out and while it may not be great news, the demand for specialist skills on a temporary basis isn't going to magically disappear.
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    Chance it and return it if it's more than you're...

    Chance it and return it if it's more than you're happy with?
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    Think the cheaper stuff is in the world of...

    Think the cheaper stuff is in the world of £350pcm, so similar ballpack to your current deal. They used to sting you a bit on delivery and that's what put me off them in the end, but they're only a...
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    Less about the mileage really, it's 9 years old...

    Less about the mileage really, it's 9 years old and stuff will start to fail - especially electronics etc. I've got a slightly older runabout and despite being fairly low mileage (Think it's about...
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    If he's the first person to ever beat me in...

    If he's the first person to ever beat me in interview I'll be right upset!
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    There isn't one - all others pale in comparison....

    There isn't one - all others pale in comparison. Just pay for it, it's pennies and what you get for the money is excellent - brand new version of office, full Exchange etc.
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    Depends on your definition of expensive - you...

    Depends on your definition of expensive - you want to look decent, but no, I don't think it makes a huge difference in this day and age.

    My suits are normally about £250 and I've got all the jobs...
  45. Can't believe I forgot the Premier Leage Football...

    Can't believe I forgot the Premier Leage Football club/stadium I worked at for a while. I'm not remotely into football, but even so it was an interesting experience and assisting finance was somewhat...
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    PrePay Solutions | Alternative banking...

    PrePay Solutions | Alternative banking



    Sounds like exactly the sort of thing that may get abused for stuff like this.
  47. I did some work on a historical site - think like...

    I did some work on a historical site - think like a castle. Was a pleasant couple of days on an otherwise crap project!

    Will probably doxx the location now, but it also inspired me to get my...
  48. Well, yeah, but what else are they going to do...

    Well, yeah, but what else are they going to do all day because it's sure as tulip not anything useful.
  49. Perhaps. Probably easier if people could express...

    Perhaps. Probably easier if people could express themselves properly over textual mediums, too.

    (Yes, I'm having a bad day. Yes, I'm stroppy!)
  50. Not really sure I grasp your desperate need to be...

    Not really sure I grasp your desperate need to be sarcastic about it. You're both the manager and the deliverer, that's the only real difference between a company. Just because there's nobody else to...
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