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    Sticky: Showing your age there! It was one of those...

    Showing your age there!

    It was one of those things where I gave my brain something to do while carrying out a physical, repetitive task.
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    Sticky: 1 metric tonne of 10mm pea shingle is 12...

    1 metric tonne of 10mm pea shingle is 12 wheelbarrow loads, each load being about 11 shovels full, thus each shovel was about 7.5kg.
    The distance from where the bag was left to where I’ve now piled...
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    They don't call you John Wayne Bobbit for nothing.

    They don't call you John Wayne Bobbit for nothing.
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    Go on, ban him MF, you know you want to... oh,...

    Go on, ban him MF, you know you want to... oh, wait... :laugh
  5. Thread: Word associations

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    Lough

    Lough
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    Sticky: Not a pali, but pleasing none the less, a double...

    Not a pali, but pleasing none the less, a double Ted Rogers, if you will.
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    Sticky: Went out to start moving 1,000kg of 10mm pea...

    Went out to start moving 1,000kg of 10mm pea shingle from the end of the drive round to the back of the house (from memory it's 15 trips).
    As I brought the wheelbarrow up the back garden, I felt a...
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    Dark

    Dark
  9. Thread: WAZE - GPS issues

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    Are you using the app on your phone, or is it on...

    Are you using the app on your phone, or is it on the car?
  10. Put in a low offer, then be prepared to...

    Put in a low offer, then be prepared to negotiate.

    It's not a scenario where you only get one chance!
    If you go in at your maximum, then you've got nowhere to go if/when they reject it.

    So,...
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    :eek I wish to doubt the marital status of...

    :eek

    I wish to doubt the marital status of your parents at the time of your birth.

    Tayla and Jamie are not for pie filling
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    Sticky: Morning all :wave: Heavy rain overnight meant...

    Morning all :wave:

    Heavy rain overnight meant a filthy dog walk this morning.
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    Sticky: TFBSZ :wave: Annoyed The Wife (tm) earlier...

    TFBSZ :wave:

    Annoyed The Wife (tm) earlier when she asked me again about birthday presents and I replied with “I want something that in 10, 15, 20 years time, I can point to it and say “this is...
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    Sticky: Morning all :wave: Murky out. A pleasant walk...

    Morning all :wave:

    Murky out. A pleasant walk has been completed, now time for breakfast followed by tidying up the garden from yesterday’s chicken fencing extravaganza.
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    Sticky: TFBSZ :wave: No closer to present ideas...

    TFBSZ :wave:

    No closer to present ideas (although the picture thing was nice, last year I was given a present of a portrait of Millie)
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    If it’s traveling to and from the place of work,...

    If it’s traveling to and from the place of work, they can’t pay it. If it’s a journey to a different location, then they can pay some or all of it.
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    Sticky: Using [ s ] and [/s ] does it (without spaces in...

    Using [ s ] and [/s ] does it (without spaces in the brackets)

    But in certain devices it doesn’t show properly
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    Sticky: Morning Zeity Dr. :wave: S’murky out. Need to...

    Morning Zeity Dr. :wave:

    S’murky out. Need to walk the dog and avoid cyclists.

    Hilariously, though there is a cycle race (sorry “sportif”) going round the lanes near me today. What they don’t...
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    Sticky: OK ladies and gents of the collective...

    OK ladies and gents of the collective intelligence that is TPD...

    I have been asked the dreaded question by The Wife (tm)...

    No, not that one, Brillo!

    It was “what do you want for your...
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    I agree on Newark over JFK. Not sure about JFK...

    I agree on Newark over JFK. Not sure about JFK being the worst - have you ever flown through Luton or Stanstead?
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    Sticky: Did I leave my webcam on again?

    Did I leave my webcam on again?
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    Thanks for asking. Finishing the chicken fence...

    Thanks for asking. Finishing the chicken fence (no, it's not fence made of chickens, that's considered cruel. I learned that lesson already). Walking The Dog (tw). Apart from that, not much.

    What...
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    A man has been accused of breaking into Currys...

    A man has been accused of breaking into Currys and sticking a broken USB cable up his arse.

    He was arrested, but not charged.
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    It's funny how the UFO sightings have reduced...

    It's funny how the UFO sightings have reduced drastically since mobile phone cameras became better.
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    Villain: ok we've injected you with truth serum ...

    Villain: ok we've injected you with truth serum


    Tony the Tiger: they're fine
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    Sticky: Will that coding notice change only be generated...

    Will that coding notice change only be generated if HMRC are made aware that the circumstances have changed/the current one is incorrect?

    If not, how else would they know to send a change?
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    Your fella has left? :eek:

    Your fella has left? :eek:
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    You think they have, given the election result...

    You think they have, given the election result and that we're only about to finish phase 1 of Brexit?

    The country is divided and the divisions are set to stay and increase
  29. Thread: April off payroll

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    If he has an Irish Company as is working in...

    If he has an Irish Company as is working in Ireland, then he's not under UK jurisdiction when it comes to tax laws.
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    No. You'd need to discuss the rate with your...

    No.
    You'd need to discuss the rate with your chosen umbrella.

    e.g.
    You've not mentioned if £450 a day is gross or net pay - i.e. before or after tax & NI.
    You've not mentioned if the £450 is...
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    Since the OP has flounced, I'm moving this to...

    Since the OP has flounced, I'm moving this to general.

    The original post was a good idea, but needed refining to clarify and correct. Unfortunately the OP didn't like being challenged by others,...
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    FTFY

    FTFY
  33. Thread: Mortgage question

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    Have you got a healthy deposit? By that I mean >...

    Have you got a healthy deposit?
    By that I mean > 10%, and ideally >35%
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    Thanks for the correction - it's been a long time...

    Thanks for the correction - it's been a long time since I've been under an umbrella.
  35. If I were to move, it would be based on lifestyle...

    If I were to move, it would be based on lifestyle choice, not contract.

    As a contractor you tend to travel for work, one role in one place, a year later another role somewhere else (unless you're...
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    BTW, BA have a seat sale on until the end of the...

    BTW, BA have a seat sale on until the end of the month - if you're flexible on your dates, now might be a good time to book.
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    Yes.

    Yes.
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    https://www.thepoke.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/...

    https://www.thepoke.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/passport.jpg

    Look closely at the blue passport.

    It appears that the Express have used a picture that Terry Jones would have approved of....
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    I'm saying you're very good at taking topics way...

    I'm saying you're very good at taking topics way off topic, and claiming that you have legal knowledge of how things work, then when challenged you say that you proved the opposite.

    Very little or...
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    Are you saying that you 1. Took HMRC to court...

    Are you saying that you
    1. Took HMRC to court
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    2. Won the case
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    3. Got them to reopen closed tax years to allow you to resubmit your returns with different values on them

    I note you...
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    Wanna see a pic of Trump naked? ...

    Wanna see a pic of Trump naked?

    https://www.odt.co.nz/sites/default/files/styles/odt_square_extra_large/public/may_and_merkel_reuters.jpg
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    Sticky: Morning all :wave: TFIF, WFH, etc. Hold on,...

    Morning all :wave:
    TFIF, WFH, etc.

    Hold on, it's 9.13 and this is the first post in TPD?

    What is the world coming to?
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    Drink

    Drink
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    He hasn't, but he's read stories and likes to...

    He hasn't, but he's read stories and likes to talk as if he knows all the legal implications.
    He'll advise others to take legal action, but has never done so himself.

    Most of his posts should...
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    Is this based on your actual experience, or just...

    Is this based on your actual experience, or just the slippery slope of ideas?

    An umbrella will deduct a % to allow for holidays and sickness. They won’t lose out. You take more than they expect,...
  46. Walking distance to Vodafone. No need for car...

    Walking distance to Vodafone. No need for car parking at the office.

    3 bedroom property for sale Newbury, Berkshire, RG14
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    OK, back up a bit here, you mention being paid by...

    OK, back up a bit here, you mention being paid by an agency - do you mean being paid into your Ltd, or them deducting tax, NI, etc, before paying you?

    As for "full holiday entitlement", how many...
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    Nope, when HMRC backdate, you're not allowed to...

    Nope, when HMRC backdate, you're not allowed to either. It's the way that organisation operates, and has been considered perfectly acceptable by the government.
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    OK, you're skirting the problem. The code...

    OK, you're skirting the problem.
    The code doubled because whatever you did the previous year has been repeated on the next year. It will keep increasing.
    The money you have taken from your company...
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    You missed the third option. 1. Self Employed...

    You missed the third option.
    1. Self Employed
    2. Employed
    3. Self employed but taxed as if employed because it's considered you're not really a contractor.
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