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    The siren is keeping them away at the moment but,...

    The siren is keeping them away at the moment but, if they come back, the gloves will be off.

    From what I've read, it's quite hard to poison them because they only eat live worms and grubs.
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    Further evidence that HMRC deemed the year...

    Further evidence that HMRC deemed the year closed.

    I'm pretty confident you'll get the whole amount back. :smile
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    DavidA can't have received an APN because it was...

    DavidA can't have received an APN because it was a closed year settled by voluntary restitution and, besides, he did say "I'm not sure what an APN is". I think you'd know what an APN was if you'd...
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    Maybe the person, who is now dealing with it,...

    Maybe the person, who is now dealing with it, isn't aware of the "payment query" whatever that was.

    I'd just leave them to it and keep your fingers crossed that you get a refund.
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    Yes, but also very difficult for HMRC to re-open.

    Yes, but also very difficult for HMRC to re-open.
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    Open (protected) means HMRC wrote to you, after...

    Open (protected) means HMRC wrote to you, after you filed your tax return, opening an enquiry or raising an assessment. If the scheme was registered under 'DOTAS', they could also issue an APN for...
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    The Rodenator

    This looks like fun. :devil


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgztUzqaL3E
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    Classic!

    Classic!
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    We've got a cat, and there's a cat flap, but he's...

    We've got a cat, and there's a cat flap, but he's a wimp and hardly ever goes outside other than to pee and poop. It took us ages, after we got him, to ween him off the litter tray. On the plus...
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    IR35 Cold Call

    In the late noughties, one of the biggest ones R*** was directing people into schemes. I know of a couple of first-time contractors and foreign workers who ended up in the shyte as a result. They...
  11. I'm no longer contracting but if I was I think...

    I'm no longer contracting but if I was I think I'd just accept the situation, go with a brolly, and use pension contributions to reduce the tax.

    Btw, just out of interest, apart from making...
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    This week, I 'ave been mostly eating ... ...

    This week, I 'ave been mostly eating ... All-Bran.

    Look out moles!
  13. Sticky: Ask HMRC. :laugh Other than cases which are...

    Ask HMRC. :laugh

    Other than cases which are pretty clear cut (eg. DOTAS number on SATR), I would expect HMRC to reject claims of full disclosure.

    If you think you have a good argument then...
  14. "Son of IR35" is going to spawn a lot of this...

    "Son of IR35" is going to spawn a lot of this type of crap.

    It's a gift from the Gods to the scam merchants.
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    I'm thinking of leaving but not because of...

    I'm thinking of leaving but not because of Brexit. Just fecking sick of the miserable weather in this country. Don't know about other parts of the country but this winter, down here in the...
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    One swallow does not make a summer. :tongue If...

    One swallow does not make a summer. :tongue

    If I was inclined to speculate on BTC, I'd wait for a golden cross. This way, although you would miss the bottom, you're less likely to get a false...
  17. I tried active management of my pension fund...

    I tried active management of my pension fund (SIPP), and it did have life-changing results... :ohwell
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    At my age, shouldn't be a problem. :grin

    At my age, shouldn't be a problem. :grin
  19. Sticky: I think you'd only have a strong case for full...

    I think you'd only have a strong case for full disclosure if the DOTAS number was on your tax returns.
  20. Sticky: The review would only benefit you for A, B & D*...

    The review would only benefit you for A, B & D* if you fully disclosed the loans in those years.

    HMRC still have time to open D.
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    Fake news

    Don't believe anything unless you see it on the side of a bus.
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    I forgot to mention, last summer I tried what's...

    I forgot to mention, last summer I tried what's known as a "bucket trap" to catch the mole alive. This was recommended on a few forums.

    Basically, you dig a hole under a tunnel and put a plastic...
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    I doubt one of those would be able to negotiate...

    I doubt one of those would be able to negotiate all the collapsed mole tunnels in my lawn!
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    Getting rid of moles

    I've been having an going battle with the buggers making a right mess of the lawn. It's not just the molehills, they dig tunnels near the surface which collapse.

    The missus doesn't want to kill...
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    Do you have an exit plan? A price target to sell...

    Do you have an exit plan? A price target to sell or scale back?

    If AMD represents a significant % of your net worth, I'd have a plan. If it's small change, then no worries.

    This US bull market...
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    Yes, of course, HMRC carry a share of the blame....

    Yes, of course, HMRC carry a share of the blame.

    They could have done a lot more eg.

    taking schemes to tribunal more quickly (AFAIK, Sandfield [the Boyle case] is the only contractor loan...
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    Debt of gratitude

    Everyone here owes a huge debt of gratitude to the folks who campaigned tirelessly to change the LC. I don't know who these heroes are but I take my hat off to them.

    Personally, I'm not affected...
  28. Sticky: See above.

    See above.
  29. Fake News

    The Q is actually the Q in LGBTQ.
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    It should be safe to do this, this month. You've...

    It should be safe to do this, this month. You've got until September to declare loans for the LC anyway.

    No harm in sucking and seeing.
  31. Breaking news

    It was Colonel Mustard in the library with a candle stick.
  32. Just because they're conspiracy idiots, doesn't...

    Just because they're conspiracy idiots, doesn't mean there isn't a conspiracy. :laugh
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    Likewise, for your view on Gold. :smile Of...

    Likewise, for your view on Gold. :smile

    Of course, nobody knows, so we've both got a 50% chance of being right or wrong.

    Never confuse luck with skill. :wink
  34. But that's what they want you to believe. :laugh

    But that's what they want you to believe. :laugh
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    Maybe, although to me it's too early to have...

    Maybe, although to me it's too early to have confidence that the down trend since July has been reversed.
  36. Clearly they'd have preferred a flight with...

    Clearly they'd have preferred a flight with Americans on it but I guess you don't get too many of them in and out of Tehran. Canadians are the next best thing; after all, it's next door to America....
  37. This. Unfortunately, honesty wouldn't work for...

    This.

    Unfortunately, honesty wouldn't work for me because I quit because I was sick of the office environment and most of all the people. :laugh
  38. No, wait a minute

    I've got it.

    There was enriched ukranian on the plane. That would explain why they got the diggers in pdq to scour the crash site.
  39. Simples

    I wouldn't be surprised if there was someone on that flight who the Iranians wanted to assasinate.

    It's the perfect cover. Shoot down the plane, killing the individual, and then claim it was a...
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    Here's a challenge for you. See if you can work...

    Here's a challenge for you. See if you can work out what the "obvious" is. (NB. this applies to all forms of speculation in the markets, not just day trading.)
    ...
  41. The Russians got the Iranians to take it out...

    The Russians got the Iranians to take it out because it was Ukranian. :glasses
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    By who? The Iranians?

    By who? The Iranians?
  43. Yes, that works. If the Americans hadn't...

    Yes, that works.

    If the Americans hadn't killed our General.
    We wouldn't have launched a rocket attack.
    And we wouldn't have then been on high alert for a counter-attack.
    So we wouldn't have...
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    He got lucky with Crypto in 2017 but I'll give...

    He got lucky with Crypto in 2017 but I'll give him this, he had the balls to press his advantage and make a killing.

    The moment when you open your eyes and realise "I know nothing", and nor does...
  45. Coincidences do happen but planes don't crash...

    Coincidences do happen but planes don't crash very often and for one to crash in a country which has just launched a missile attack is a bit too much of a coincidence.

    Whoever had the itchy...
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    If only that were true, we could all get rich...

    If only that were true, we could all get rich simply doing the opposite of what you say.

    Unfortunately, on average, about 50% of the time, you'll get lucky and guess right. :laugh
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    I'm looking a bit further back than that. Gold...

    I'm looking a bit further back than that.

    Gold Prices - 100 Year Historical Chart | MacroTrends

    Silver Prices - 100 Year Historical Chart | MacroTrends

    In inflation adjusted terms, silver...
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    Inflation it is then. Inflation is probably the...

    Inflation it is then. Inflation is probably the only way they've got of eroding the debt.

    And I'm therefore betting that gold & silver are in a new bull market.
  49. I think most people on this thread said they were...

    I think most people on this thread said they were going to file a SATR this month, excluding loans, and then amend in September.

    Strictly speaking (in law), until any legislation is passed to...
  50. I'm a bit surprised planes weren't grounded...

    I'm a bit surprised planes weren't grounded during the missile attack and for several hours afterwards. I'm not sure I'd have fancied flying while that shyte was going on.



    I'd put my money on...
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