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    Sticky: I transferred 3 schemes to II two were ok, one...

    I transferred 3 schemes to II two were ok, one was a pita

    My view, it is very dependent on the paperwork required by the existing plan holder, the people at III seemed unable in one instance to...
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    Sticky: @Maslins You summed it up spot on III is...

    @Maslins

    You summed it up spot on
    III is cheap as chips but perfectly ok for the basics which is all I need at this time.
    The secure messaging is all a bit crude or rather it was prior to the...
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    How did you know that? I was with AC to be...

    How did you know that?

    I was with AC to be precise back in 1996 but I left to do a stint at Fedex long before it all went tits up.
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    I have a DD setup with II Last thing I want is...

    I have a DD setup with II
    Last thing I want is them messing about with my investments
    Cos that would totally bugger up the nice round numbers I have in lovely graphs in umpteen spreadsheets to...
  5. Points taken everyone especially @woohoo There...

    Points taken everyone especially @woohoo
    There was not an issue with any deliverable.

    My 'Mate' tells me this turned out to be a bit of a failed power grab coinciding with her becoming aware in...
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    An interesting thread Humour me, under what...

    An interesting thread

    Humour me, under what scenario would any client agree to regularly pay a full day rate knowing the compactor is only working half a day.
    That seems an act of folly or...
  7. Contractor "in charge" or thinks she is.............

    Here's an interesting quandary.
    Happy to accept tongue in cheek + serious opinion :)

    Short of a polite "Foxtrot Oscar you ridiculous cock womble" type response.

    Hypothetically speaking 'my...
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    I think I am on my third or fourth one in...

    I think I am on my third or fourth one in eighteen months at Gorilla as well.
    It is a tad irritating but as long as the level of service stays the same it's not a problem.
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    Sticky: @tinfed I thought I had posted this here...

    @tinfed
    I thought I had posted this here somewhere but perhaps not. Go to the langcat site and download their reports

    They provide a good comparison of sipp providers and the variations in cost...
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    Sticky: Ps Did you pick that fund out of a hat? Looking...

    Ps
    Did you pick that fund out of a hat?
    Looking at Morning Star It has performed poorly against the Sector and pretty much matches the FTSE benchmark over the last 5 years or so.

    The fees are...
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    Sticky: @tinfed Depending on your age you probably have...

    @tinfed
    Depending on your age you probably have plenty of time to get this right. Talk to an IFA for advice not a bunch of IT contractors. You don't have to follow that advice nor maintain a long...
  12. This A 4 year sentence and seemingly no...

    This

    A 4 year sentence and seemingly no homework done first if he hasn't asked an expert already then Eeeek!
    Might be better if OP actually shared what research he has already done

    He has...
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    Seconded I have also have had 100% success with...

    Seconded
    I have also have had 100% success with JS since around the mid nineties both perm and contract.

    Clearly YMMV
  14. Semi off topic A, £12k is a stupid amount of...

    Semi off topic

    A, £12k is a stupid amount of money to pay for any motorbike if not primarily a fancy weekend toy.

    B, I am a high mileage rider and have been for over 40 years now, one of the...
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    On another forum I have been following a thread...

    On another forum I have been following a thread about a Tesla Model X being totalled by another driver
    Not a cheap claim (about 80k) and £300 per day for a loaner Model X supplied by the accident...
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    Thanks for the replies I am still none the wiser...

    Thanks for the replies I am still none the wiser re if the world is going to end but perhaps PCP won't be the initiator after all :)

    Thinks, better recheck the WW3 imminent thread......
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    PCP the next toxic debt threat or is it?

    A lot in the press re the massive amount of money tied up in PCP car plans.
    Propped up by presumed high final values which relies heavily on high used car prices

    I don't see where the risk or...
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    @ATW and other victims, I hope some of the off...

    @ATW and other victims, I hope some of the off topic banter here has been entertaining at a probably unpleasant time.
    I have myself been burgled once, well twice if I include my ex Wife, but I was...
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    I use a single shot, sprung Webley Xocet .22...

    I use a single shot, sprung Webley Xocet .22 almost daily.
    I have a basic scope with an illuminated reticule for dusk.
    I use a red light mounted on the scope for lamping.
    I have never tried any...
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    I have a Strong Stable as well It has a broody...

    I have a Strong Stable as well
    It has a broody Cart horse in it at the moment

    HTH
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    Or maybe not, mine does have a seriously bright...

    Or maybe not, mine does have a seriously bright set of Blue flashing lights on it that light up the entire drive at night when charging so if it was plugged in and they were off it either isn't...
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    Don't you have any Perimeter security, a good...

    Don't you have any Perimeter security, a good Firewall is ...............

    Oops wrong, rewind

    I have two sets of gates the ones nearest the road have noisy furniture, we sell eggs at the gate so...
  23. Testing seems to be a bit of a dying art I spent...

    Testing seems to be a bit of a dying art
    I spent 4 years training and 13 years as an Avionics test engineer in a highly regulated and controlled environment, after all we don't want aircraft falling...
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    +1 my thoughts exactly, if outside IR35 go now...

    +1 my thoughts exactly, if outside IR35 go now because this behaviour could risk bringing you inside.
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    No but they screwed me over a change to my Car...

    No but they screwed me over a change to my Car insurance policy recently...

    HTH.
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    I just straw polled the masses: The bloke...

    I just straw polled the masses:

    The bloke downstairs servicing my Gas boiler says she will go so that's it done and dusted then.
    He also said Boris for President and Bring back spitting Image so...
  27. And the graphics used may well have been created...

    And the graphics used may well have been created by tiny a little outfit called Idonix working out of an old Bank in Much Wenlock High St.
    IDONIX > What We've Done
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    Considering the thread title, was that a faux pax...

    Considering the thread title, was that a faux pax or intentional?

    Advise or Advice
    Offense or Offence
    :igmc:
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    Have you tried exporting receipts out of FA yet?...

    Have you tried exporting receipts out of FA yet?
    Age wise I am the wrong side of the slide-rule so like to keep my own personal records just incase this new fangled internet thingy has a bad hair...
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    Bobspud describes a modern DC well. Diseasex may...

    Bobspud describes a modern DC well.
    Diseasex may be nearer the mark if indeed the site is positively ancient but I can't imagine why it would be.

    I am not convinced an "IT Engineer" would be...
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    Hmmm. I enter in FA appropriately for using both...

    Hmmm.
    I enter in FA appropriately for using both a Car and a Motorbike. i.e 45p & 25p
    I also track my expenses in a spreadsheet in order to keep track of the vat receipts etc.

    I noticed on my...
  32. I also use Vanguard (Vanguard LifeStrategy 80% )...

    I also use Vanguard (Vanguard LifeStrategy 80% ) but now might not be the right time to invest - my chosen fund has been pretty flat for a few months now since the big rises last year.
    I also have a...
  33. What would (did) Arthur Andersen do?

    What would (did) Arthur Andersen do?
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    Variation on the same theme ...

    Variation on the same theme

    https://bealers.com/2011/09/03/buying-land-with-a-pension/

    I was toying with that idea so I could run a bigger flock of rare breeds but since Karens illness we are...
  35. Thread: Car trackers

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    I occasionally watch the Youtube videos from this...

    I occasionally watch the Youtube videos from this bunch


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVwcNh6_pNo


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OM69MU0F8QU

    Dedicated or what!
    Their systems seem to...
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    Ok being the squeaky clean person I am, what is a...

    Ok being the squeaky clean person I am, what is a "default"?
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    Sticky: To date they have been pretty useless managing my...

    To date they have been pretty useless managing my two transfers
    One is finally complete after I had to take over the comms with the existing provider

    The 2nd is a farce iii only needed to sign...
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    My mistake is I treat Freeagent as a source of...

    My mistake is I treat Freeagent as a source of truth whereas in reality it is the mileage records and receipts I keep at home that matter to HMRC

    So on reflection I am inclined to agree with NLUK....
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    Freeagent & EV mileage claims

    Slightly off topic but relevant
    I have recently bought an EV.
    I intend to use it occasionally for the commute to client co.

    So on having a pog it is not clear how to 'correctly' enter EV mileage...
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    When I left school with my collection of CSEs...

    When I left school with my collection of CSEs there were still such things as proper apprenticeships
    I did a four year indentured apprenticeship with Marconi Elliott

    That was at a time when a lot...
  41. There you go she gave you the reason it just...

    There you go she gave you the reason it just hadn't sunk in ;)

    Now take the positive advice (or advise if you're that way inclined) the previous respondents have provided and move on.
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    ^^^ Experience ^^^ Plus I guess I could fall...

    ^^^ Experience ^^^
    Plus I guess I could fall back on my CSE in Woodwork if absolutely necessary.
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    OP is the contract dependant on you getting SC...

    OP is the contract dependant on you getting SC first?
    Is it normal SC, SC+BPSS or full DV?
    You might need to allow quite a few weeks/months for it to come through.

    At Rolls Royce mine took about...
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    AC was the best company I had ever worked for at...

    AC was the best company I had ever worked for at the time
    I was based out of Temple
    Great Lotus Notes based Knowledge Exchange
    Good salary
    Excellent management structure.
    Transparent pay...
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    Sticky: Some observations re II The IOS apps are a bit...

    Some observations re II

    The IOS apps are a bit flaky well mine bomb out regularly on both Phone and Ipad.

    The online secure messaging system is somewhat primitive.

    The two pension transfers...
  46. Yep I am going to play with DL later I agree I...

    Yep I am going to play with DL later I agree I like it when the buildings cover is just set at < £2M or whatever no chance of being under insured

    I just think last time I used it the quote was a...
  47. My house insurance is up for renewal next month...

    My house insurance is up for renewal next month so I have just run the figures through on the compare the monkfish site which oddly did not come close to my existing renewal price (that is a first)
    ...
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    Just for you, mine was the blue one. ...

    Just for you, mine was the blue one.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccEccPZAr7A

    And nope I am not buying a Tesla through My Co that is a bit too much but I quite fancy an Ionic but the...
  49. Thread: SDM Roles?

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    SDM > possibly Ex HP? or similar > Immeadiately...

    SDM > possibly Ex HP? or similar > Immeadiately available > so was that via CR or VR?

    Loads of people on the market now as a result of various mega and endless redundancy programmes.
    Get Linkedin...
  50. This The OP posted at 03:37AM So maybe not in...

    This
    The OP posted at 03:37AM

    So maybe not in the UK or so worried he is up to the small hours banging f5 on Jobswerve every few seconds! :eek

    Me I am always super positive not been benched...
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