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  1. Oh dear. :eyes

    Oh dear.
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    I'm actually wondering what Scoots has actually...

    I'm actually wondering what Scoots has actually ever contributed to the contracting community on CUK.

    All I recall seeing from him are posts in General, nothing related to contracting. Perhaps he...
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    Well the markets are certainly playing out...

    Well the markets are certainly playing out exactly as you advised they would... :eyes
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    FFS Scoots, that's an accounting method. Look at...

    FFS Scoots, that's an accounting method. Look at any company (MSFT, Saleforce, Ford whatever) and you'll see the balance sheet assets and liabilities are always "on par" … that's why it is called a...
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    No, you have given advice - not opinion. So...

    No, you have given advice - not opinion.

    So you ask if you're wrong - well for sure you're not correct. A significant trait of a permabear is to scream "crash" over and over again until one day...
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    Scooter I've had enough. How much effort have...

    Scooter I've had enough. How much effort have people here tried to educate you on reality - and still you take conspiracy theory as truth and age-old information as current gospel. This week your...
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    He has a really bad habit of doing this. He is...

    He has a really bad habit of doing this. He is deluding himself but dangerously he is dishing out investment advice on a public forum based on dated and inaccurate information that he randomly finds...
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    Yup exactly. And the EU told insurers last week...

    Yup exactly. And the EU told insurers last week to stop paying out dividends, for the same reason. UK insurers will surely follow in the next week or 2. Doesn't mean they are in trouble. It makes...
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    Yes and nothing to do with the Great Depression...

    Yes and nothing to do with the Great Depression era of the 1930s - but I suppose it's like all of Scotty's investment research: he just Googles a topic and takes the first one he finds as gospel.
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    There has only ever been one occurrence of an 80%...

    There has only ever been one occurrence of an 80% fall in stock markets, over a period of years, during the Great Depression. They didn't have the same financial weaponry back then to put a floor...
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    Permabear mentality. They wish for the end of the...

    Permabear mentality. They wish for the end of the world just so that they can make a bit of money out of the misery and pain inflicted on everyone else.

    It's like shorting shares in airlines and...
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    Very few corporations in the world are not in...

    Very few corporations in the world are not in some kind of trouble right now.

    I suppose you also believe that C-19 is caused by 5G and the one-world army is about to implement the New World Order...
  13. We've pulled out of a move that was all agreed...

    We've pulled out of a move that was all agreed and in place up to the point of pre-exchange. The purchase would have meant a much larger mortgage for us, which prior to recent events would have been...
  14. Ughh the number of numpties I know that have...

    Ughh the number of numpties I know that have finally got around to watching Contagion and they come out with rubbish like "Oh my God it's just like what's going on in the world today!"

    FFS a...
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    I'm sure Scotty will be here in a moment to...

    I'm sure Scotty will be here in a moment to "correct" your analysis. An upside-down chart makes this a golden cross - time to liquidate all other assets and put ALL your cash into Crypto!
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    Yes but this is already covered by Off Payroll...

    Yes but this is already covered by Off Payroll changes (now) coming into effect 2021. I damn well hope he isn't going to introduce yet another tax on us.
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    I'm sure all the people losing their contracts...

    I'm sure all the people losing their contracts and jobs will appreciate your views.
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    Damn. This is looking bad. Friends I know...

    Damn.

    This is looking bad.

    Friends I know also losing contracts and losing jobs.

    I hope things turn around soon. Best of luck guys.
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    Wow this is really news: a virus that attacks...

    Wow this is really news: a virus that attacks Royalty as well as the plebs?
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    Can't see it happening. Again, not in any...

    Can't see it happening.

    Again, not in any position right now but everything is ready when I feel it's time to begin drip feeding in. Will be using an ISA for long term investment - currently...
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    Fed announces unlimited QE and sets up several...

    Fed announces unlimited QE and sets up several new lending programs - MarketWatch

    It's done, over.
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    I will also add that a market bear will always...

    I will also add that a market bear will always hope for something horrible happening in the world to bring down markets or to bring down world order or to collapse economies or to crash house prices...
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    Incorrect. The stock market always looks 9 to 12...

    Incorrect. The stock market always looks 9 to 12 months ahead of the actual economy. This is why stock markets boom in the good times, because forward P/E guidance is, as the name suggests, forward...
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    Very improbable. The market will hit it's...

    Very improbable.

    The market will hit it's bottom tomorrow or very soon. It's 33% off its peak, which ties in with previous sharp corrections.

    Of course, I could be wrong, and I often am, but...
  25. Indian offshore centres will soon take all your jobs

    India is up there with the best of them in controlling C-19.

    How India is responding to COVID-19: quarantine, travel limits and tests | World Economic Forum

    Soon the UK will be in chaos, no...
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    Welcome to the benefits of Brexit. A...

    Welcome to the benefits of Brexit.

    A demolished currency, great for exports but at a time when we could do with imports.
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    And if you look really close - no one is buying.

    And if you look really close - no one is buying.
  28. What I learned from the past few months and in...

    What I learned from the past few months and in trying to help so many of my fellow contractors is that most of them are within IR35 and thoroughly deserve to be. Not because they are thick or...
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    Well now it really does feel like the world is...

    Well now it really does feel like the world is ending. No way HMRC would have allowed this otherwise.

    In Iran they released 85,000 prisoners. The world must be ending.
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    What shares are you buying now - if any?

    It's been years since I bought shares, but I have opened an ISA and will be filling it with cut-price UK shares. I would buy US shares but can't through Barclays so for now am content with UK.

    I...
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    Yes I have to agree that the reasoning is very...

    Yes I have to agree that the reasoning is very weak.

    But if the client accepts it, then the risk is on them and not on you. Unless perhaps you're carrying any retrospective risk at this client.
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    Spread your dividend payment over this tax year...

    Spread your dividend payment over this tax year and next tax year. Easy to do seeing as you only have £8k income this year and next FY is just around the corner. Bob's your uncle. Or your accountant....
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    Congrats! Can you detail the reasoning behind the...

    Congrats! Can you detail the reasoning behind the Outside determination? Would be good for everyone to get a better understanding.
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    It is amazing when that happens.

    It is amazing when that happens.
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    It's been doing the rounds on WhatsApp all...

    It's been doing the rounds on WhatsApp all morning :rolleyes:
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    Exactly, in times of hyperinflation, buy assets....

    Exactly, in times of hyperinflation, buy assets. Real assets, things of value and utility - good businesses, properties - not stupidcoins.
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    A thousand point reversal on the Dow. Well who...

    A thousand point reversal on the Dow.

    Well who would have thunk it :tongue
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    OK I'm going in. Just waiting to see what...

    OK I'm going in.

    Just waiting to see what price the Dow circuit break releases at.
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    SS please for your own sake, get out of the...

    SS please for your own sake, get out of the permabear mentality and open your mind up to the wider macro-economic environment. Don't focus only on coins, but have them as a small % of your investment...
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    ETH was all of $2.50 4 years ago. After today's...

    ETH was all of $2.50 4 years ago. After today's 30% fall it's still at $140, so it's got a long way to fall yet before it begins to look oversold.

    Of course, my logic above is rubbish, but I've...
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    Euphoria and panic are 2 sides of the same coin.

    Euphoria and panic are 2 sides of the same coin.
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    ETH is down around 10% since SS placed his bet an...

    ETH is down around 10% since SS placed his bet an hour or so ago.

    And that's the unleveraged movement.

    I feel your pain SS. :tired
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    Bah, laptops?! I use a powerful desktop with...

    Bah, laptops?!

    I use a powerful desktop with an ultrawide screen, in my own office. This should help answer Yes to the question above :smile
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    I was assuming you would be a HRT payer in the...

    I was assuming you would be a HRT payer in the year but maybe not.
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    20% CGT unless you are claiming ER@10%. Seems...

    20% CGT unless you are claiming ER@10%.

    Seems pointless doing what you're doing. Get the Company funds down to £25k and life will be easier.
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    Yes I agree. Another thought, if you have 2...

    Yes I agree.

    Another thought, if you have 2 shareholders then they each get £1m. So if it's a husband/wife business then the family get £2m lifetime allowance.
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    I wonder if the £1m limit introduced today,...

    I wonder if the £1m limit introduced today, includes previous claims for ER.

    For example a business owner who sold with say £300k funds in 2012 (or whenever) and claimed ER on this amount. Does...
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    ER available up to £1m - so you pay 10% / £100k...

    ER available up to £1m - so you pay 10% / £100k tax on this amount.

    Anything above would be at 20% CGT rate.

    A very fair amendment if you ask me, seeing as the majority of the relief was used...
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    Yes, you missed it.

    Yes, you missed it.
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    ER - not scrapped

    Lifetime limit reduced from £10m to £1m.

    Phew.
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