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  1. Start with the basics. HMRC won't allow you to...

    Start with the basics. HMRC won't allow you to close a company that owes them money. So your advisor is either an idiot or a shark...
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    Since CT is levied on profits per company year, i...

    Since CT is levied on profits per company year, i regret I fail to understand why this is a question. No sales equals no profits equals no CT. And losses can be carried forward to offset CT the next...
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    Don't forget that the rules apply as soon as you...

    Don't forget that the rules apply as soon as you know you will exceed 24 months, not when you actually do. So signing a 6 month extension after 20 months puts you in scope.
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    Because they can quite feasibly be different...

    Because they can quite feasibly be different people?

    OK, it's your call. Don't have an accident though, just in case you find you aren't insured
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    You really don't understand what a BIK is, do...

    You really don't understand what a BIK is, do you... :smile

    Put it this way - would you expect Tesco to reimburse you for the costs of driving to their store to do your shopping?

    And I assume...
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    But he's not redundant since he made the decision...

    But he's not redundant since he made the decision to close...

    Oh never mind, like eek said, it doesn't matter a damn anyway.
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    I agree. Or a bloody poor accountant. A director...

    I agree. Or a bloody poor accountant. A director cannot make himself redundant, only appoint a new one to replace himself. Posts are made redundant, not people, and the post has to persist; it's the...
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    More to the point - how does an officer of the...

    More to the point - how does an officer of the company, which is a substantive position defined in the Companies Act, make themselves redundant? Simply not possible.
  9. Thread: LTD vs PAYE

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    WHS. And WIS... :wink

    WHS. And WIS... :wink
  10. Thread: LTD vs PAYE

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    Quick answer? No, we can't. Too many variables...

    Quick answer? No, we can't. Too many variables and nowhere near enough information.
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    Why is a car better than a mountain bike? Suppose...

    Why is a car better than a mountain bike? Suppose you want to take some bags to the dump, which would you choose?

    Your list only does payroll. There's rather more to running a company than that....
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    Probably because they are a cloud accounting...

    Probably because they are a cloud accounting support service that includes a payroll module, rather than a dedicated payroll supplier.

    Also remember that software is usually worth as much as you...
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    Happy to do research. My usual retainer and daily...

    Happy to do research. My usual retainer and daily fees will apply of course, and I would require a detailed requirement.

    Or, on second thoughts, no. Why waste my time.
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    Don't be silly. It's all in the relevant taxation...

    Don't be silly. It's all in the relevant taxation laws. And has been tested in court many times.

    At its simplest, just for your sake, you can be made redundant if you have a position in an...
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    Of course you can. But the specific post in the...

    Of course you can. But the specific post in the org chart that has performed those tasks can be removed - that's what redundancy means. What you can't do is make someone redundant then put someone...
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    Ok. But having run redundancy programmes I'm...

    Ok. But having run redundancy programmes I'm fairly confident I know the relevant legislation. It's not about people leaving, it's about how they are compensated. And how they are taxed on their...
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    You make jobs redundant, not people. Giving the...

    You make jobs redundant, not people. Giving the work to someone else invalidates the basis of redundancy pay.
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    Don't, that's possibly a bad idea unless they can...

    Don't, that's possibly a bad idea unless they can explain in some detail both IR35 and its latest iterations, can demonstrate they understand the nature of your business (which is not like a local...
  19. And the 20p is liable for CT of course... ...

    And the 20p is liable for CT of course...


    Sorry - :)
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    The criteria for FCSA approval appear to be more...

    The criteria for FCSA approval appear to be more about protecting existing members than regulating the industry. In other words, worse than useless.

    But I wasn't being entirely serious. After...
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    That depends on who is insuring for what,...

    That depends on who is insuring for what, surely...

    For example, will the umbrella assure the agency that they will not play games with the fees they receive so that the agency isn't stuck with a...
  22. It's been said many times. If everyone has to do...

    It's been said many times. If everyone has to do it, it has absolutely no effect on your IR35 status.
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    So creating ever longer queues of stationary...

    So creating ever longer queues of stationary traffic waiting for a green light improves air pollution how, exactly...? Trucks and buses tend not to have stop/start engines, after all.

    Also, since...
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    You do talk crap sometimes, do try and keep up....

    You do talk crap sometimes, do try and keep up. IPSE hasn't failed, it's going in a different market. Given that ours is rapidly disappearing I don't find that anything other than good sense. And I...
  25. Nonsense. Why are they still being sold in the...

    Nonsense. Why are they still being sold in the guise of "compliant" umbrellas? The people buying into them are not long-term UKContractor buddies, but newbies and low paid pseudo contractors.

    Go...
  26. If a scheme is to provide tax relief for the...

    If a scheme is to provide tax relief for the costs of stockholding for a used car salesman is used by someone who is not a used car salesman, then they are not the right person. EBTs are to provide...
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    Worth noting that IPSE do have a "run down"...

    Worth noting that IPSE do have a "run down" membership option - basic membership at a reduced cost just in case. You would need to call the office to discuss the ins and outs, but it does work.

    ...
  28. Don't confuse two separate things. Schemes such...

    Don't confuse two separate things. Schemes such as EBTs and various others have a real purpose and are perfectly sensible ways of tax mitigation for the right people. Problem comes when you aren't a...
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    Not any more... :tongue And anyway, when the...

    Not any more... :tongue

    And anyway, when the current generation of team leaders grow up in a few more years and start hiring, none of it will matter anyway and candidates will be wearing nappies...
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    Must admit I find this whole thread really...

    Must admit I find this whole thread really amusing. Surely the whole point is to sell yourself to your best advantage in a competitive situation?

    If you think a Def Leppard T-shirt and jeans is...
  31. The sole trader thins is why we have IR35. Go...

    The sole trader thins is why we have IR35. Go back enough in your tax history and you will discover one idiot government moved the liability for defaulted tax payments up to the first incorporated...
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    Rubbish. You're trying to impress old weirdos,...

    Rubbish. You're trying to impress old weirdos, remember...

    FWIW I haven't worn a tie to work for at least ten years - apart from interviews and initial client meetings.
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    You're selling your services to a client. Wear a...

    You're selling your services to a client. Wear a suit and tie for the initial interview (or at least, as much as they can see...:) ), then dress down to whatever level is suitable once you know what...
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    You can pay them when you like, but the date they...

    You can pay them when you like, but the date they are declared is the date the tax is due.

    Corporate taxation 101 :wink
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    Nor my earlier one either it seems... I was...

    Nor my earlier one either it seems...

    I was saying the NPPV vetting will be pretty stealthy. For some reason the police don't like any kind of financial irregularity or risk. So they probably...
  36. Faked expenses?

    Faked expenses?
  37. Poll: You failed, I presume... :wink

    You failed, I presume... :wink
  38. Poll: Riiiight... A BA then...:rollin: You do...

    Riiiight... A BA then...:rollin:

    You do realise some of us really are into strategic management with 8 figure budget responsibilities on their CV. And pretty good at spotting bulltulip.

    Still,...
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    Ermm The clients costs are unaffected by the...

    Ermm

    The clients costs are unaffected by the worker's circumstances and nothing to do with them anyway. The agency doesn't count it's margin in the advertised rate, so why include other overheads?...
  40. Not totally certain but income protection...

    Not totally certain but income protection possibly not - it is a personal benefit after all - but illness cover is. You really should be looking at key man insurance anyway.

    However there are...
  41. Don't even wait. Find a new one, engage them and...

    Don't even wait. Find a new one, engage them and let them work it out with the old ones. I assume you still have all the necessary records, so if needs be the new ones can always start from scratch....
  42. Why can't it be both? They are separate levies on...

    Why can't it be both? They are separate levies on your gross, so deducting them from the gross is entirely reasonable.

    That said, did you know that they would be taken from the advertised headline...
  43. Oops - Yes, I meant Network Rail of course -...

    Oops - Yes, I meant Network Rail of course - although they are the same people doing the same job in the same cack-handed way using the same contracts...:mad:

    Not surprising I didn't understand...
  44. Didn't understand a word of that. but just in...

    Didn't understand a word of that. but just in case you are hiding a sensible comment in there somewhere, (a) the railways are privatised, it's the rail network that's owned by HMG and run by...
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    He was a jazz drummer in the 60s. Try it...

    He was a jazz drummer in the 60s. Try it sometime, it's f***ing hard, compared to 4/4 rock.
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    Poll: None of the above, they were all hopeless in...

    None of the above, they were all hopeless in their own way. But at least Johnson has a sense of humour. :laugh
  47. Thread: NPPV3 Sponsor

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    Not 100% certain but I believe sponsors have to...

    Not 100% certain but I believe sponsors have to part of the primary client. I should talk to whatever security team holds your current clearance.
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    Just a wild thought. Do you suppose the police...

    Just a wild thought. Do you suppose the police have high level vetting so they can access confidential information at the source?

    HTH. 😳
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    Leave him to it. He'll be in jail in three...

    Leave him to it. He'll be in jail in three years...
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    Not confused at all, it's you that doesn't...

    Not confused at all, it's you that doesn't understand the actuality. Doing what you suggest will be picked up by HMRC and you will either get done for evasion or have to pay the taxes as though it...
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