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    I don't think being unable to cope with the...

    I don't think being unable to cope with the unexpected cost of extra meals is a budget failure. Some people don't have the luxury of having spare money to put aside for the unexpected.
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    Sticky: I need to make my steak and ale pie. Had the...

    I need to make my steak and ale pie. Had the ingredients since Sunday and I'll be narked if they go off due to my laziness.

    Crunchy nut cornflakes for tea.

    Watching the most recent UC and then...
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    Poll: Kissy kissy children, it's just general, no need...

    Kissy kissy children, it's just general, no need to get all het up
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    Sticky: I have set up as much as I'm going to for now....

    I have set up as much as I'm going to for now. Still more to do but nothing significant.

    Forgot to have dinner.

    Just remembered I need to trundle the bins. Maybe I'll leave it to Tuesday's...
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    Sticky: :hug:

    :hug:
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    Sticky: Decided to make the switch from Sage One (or...

    Decided to make the switch from Sage One (or whatever they rebranded to) to Xero so I've spent since about 5.30pm tinkering around with setting my new accounts up.

    Is it sad that I really enjoy...
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    Poll: Fair way is to review all taxes and design a tax...

    Fair way is to review all taxes and design a tax system that works
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    Poll: It's not so much middle management - it's more...

    It's not so much middle management - it's more the cronyism that sees contracts awarded on tenuous grounds to mates of mates or companies utterly unsuitable for the task. You'd think HMG would have a...
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    :banana:

    :banana:
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    Why do old assembly programmers get Halloween and...

    Why do old assembly programmers get Halloween and Christmas confused?

    31 Oct is the same as 25 Dec.
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    I'm thinking of opening an anal bleaching salon...

    I'm thinking of opening an anal bleaching salon that specialises in different shades
    I'll call it Ring Tones
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    An Englishman, an irishman and a scotsman walk into a bar

    and the barman says "what'll it be gents"
    Englishman - 'I'll have a pint of fisted goblin, 4.6 ABV, golden colour with citrus undertones"
    Irishman - "I'll have a pint of Guinness and a Bushmills...
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    There's also a whole heap of people who simply...

    There's also a whole heap of people who simply never learned how to cook. You may say it's simple stuff but there's a lot of people for whom even the basics are hard to fathom. I think a lot of...
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    Sticky: They all say the videos are private so I can't...

    They all say the videos are private so I can't watch the snufflings
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    Sticky: Lunch has been some duck and pork gyoza from the...

    Lunch has been some duck and pork gyoza from the freezer (I did cook them before eating). They're from Itsu and were on offer so worth trying, I thought.

    Tasty enough for a snack.
  16. Thread: One of ours?

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    It's not me! I did wonder why NLUK wasn't...

    It's not me!

    I did wonder why NLUK wasn't outside my gaff as usual...
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    Poll: Everyone. We all need to chip in. Sadly, poor...

    Everyone. We all need to chip in.

    Sadly, poor management will mean most of the contributions will be frittered away on nonsense.
  18. Very good fizz coming out of Cornwall

    Very good fizz coming out of Cornwall
  19. Sticky: My accountant charges c. £500 +VAT for EOY...

    My accountant charges c. £500 +VAT for EOY accounts and CT calc/filing. I just supply a TB and closing bank statements.
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    Sticky: Mum is in Sussex by the Sea, so yes I'd expect...

    Mum is in Sussex by the Sea, so yes I'd expect her to be much better off than me.

    Except...

    My brother is insisting on travelling to Czech soon because Ryanair won't let him cancel his ticket...
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    I'm actually concerned that my search did not...

    I'm actually concerned that my search did not return that link. I may report that to StartPage and see if they can do better.

    EDIT: I did report it. Search engines have a responsibility, IMO, to...
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    All the sources for this seem to be less than...

    All the sources for this seem to be less than reputable. I call #fakenews

    The comments on this are funny. Maybe somewhere worth visiting for half-term break?
    Is this leaked info really Trudeau's...
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    I think this seems pretty clear to me: ...

    I think this seems pretty clear to me:

    Corporation Tax: trading and non-trading - GOV.UK

    If you're engaging in business related activities, then you're trading.
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    :wave:

    :wave:
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    Your friend can register with HMRC as...

    Your friend can register with HMRC as self-employed and complete a SATR each year for their permie and SE income. This will allow them to also claim back some costs incurred in delivering the SE...
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    Why sovereign credit downgrades no longer matter...

    Why sovereign credit downgrades no longer matter as much as they used to
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    Sticky: Thanks! My mother's family get to cling on for a...

    Thanks! My mother's family get to cling on for a while longer then :D
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    Sticky: :wave: Morning all It was dark in a sun not...

    :wave:

    Morning all

    It was dark in a sun not fully ris type way when I got up. There seems to be blue sky with some light cloud cover. Currently 13 degrees with a forecast high of 16 later....
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    Sticky: Does that include Woking and local environs? :eek:

    Does that include Woking and local environs? :eek:
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    Yes you can quit, of course you can. The whole...

    Yes you can quit, of course you can. The whole point of a probation period is for you to try out the company just as much as they're checking you out.

    Before you do quit, consider:
    - if they...
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    Sticky: GBBO all caught up on Bored now. Think I'll go...

    GBBO all caught up on

    Bored now. Think I'll go to bed and listen to the radio for a bit.
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    Sticky: :yay: Made all the better by NF's interjection...

    :yay:

    Made all the better by NF's interjection to off the timing of the post :D
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    Sticky: I always have eggs. They're the most versatile...

    I always have eggs. They're the most versatile food stuff to have about.

    My recipe is an adaptation of a Nigella Lawson one that I pulled out of the Mail on Sunday supplement about 20+ years ago
  34. Thread: Like her

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    I think the second quoted comment is right. BLM...

    I think the second quoted comment is right. BLM is a political movement and needs to be separated from the very important issue of equality and challenges to the white skewed way history is...
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    Sticky: Catching up on GBBO. Can't believe none of them...

    Catching up on GBBO. Can't believe none of them could produce a decent chocolate brownie.

    I couldn't produce anything else they do on a weekly basis but a brownie is a piece of piss
  36. Thread: wear a mask

    by ladymuck
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    very few masks observed there

    very few masks observed there
  37. :rollin:

    :rollin:
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    These are the rules for cars supplied to...

    These are the rules for cars supplied to employees:

    Expenses and benefits: company cars and fuel - GOV.UK

    And Aviva have two very clear categories for company car insurance:

    Business Car,...
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    Just more evidence that recruiters shaft both...

    Just more evidence that recruiters shaft both sides of the transaction if they think they can get away with it.

    I like the note to the interviewers via LI suggestion. It's well worth subtly...
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    Sticky: Will there be a drivel war?

    Will there be a drivel war?
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    So you need a pension adviser, not a tax adviser?

    So you need a pension adviser, not a tax adviser?
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    That's a complicated business model that requires...

    That's a complicated business model that requires two accountants.

    What exact question(s) did you ask and what did they reply with? Are you comparing apples and pears, as in you asked accountant...
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    Ah so you're self-employed and not operating via...

    Ah so you're self-employed and not operating via a Ltd Co?

    Perhaps, as eek infers, you need to look a bit harder for the right manual to get the information your accountant could supply you with.
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    What is special about your circumstances that...

    What is special about your circumstances that means they can't help? You're a contractor moving to perm, yes? I guess if you had a huge property portfolio, loads of shares and other investments and...
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    Sticky: I could also make some if I felt so inclined.

    I could also make some if I felt so inclined.
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    Sticky: Raining. Lunch is Heinz Beef Broth with a...

    Raining.

    Lunch is Heinz Beef Broth with a wholemeal pitta as I forgot to buy bread.
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    HWMBO is offering Avios on my payments :rollin:

    HWMBO is offering Avios on my payments :rollin:
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    Where's the original image source - I want to...

    Where's the original image source - I want to know what's been blurred out that's too salacious for the Fail
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    Sticky: Another classic from the architect with 20 years'...

    Another classic from the architect with 20 years' experience of using Excel:

    Them: "requirement abc123 should be removed but I can't see anywhere in your master list where this is reflected"
    ...
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    The Heathrow test (according to their website...

    The Heathrow test (according to their website) is only for travellers to Hong Kong.

    I suspect you *must* get something to prove that you've tested negative (or positive) or else anyone could just...
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