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Message 82824 - Posted: 9 Nov 2017, 8:56:02 UTC
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Message 82833 - Posted: 9 Nov 2017, 10:34:35 UTC - in response to Message 82819.  

I remember the introduction of IR35, except for a very few high profile cases I'm not convinced that it brought in more than it cost to implement and run. I'm also convinced that many inside the HMRC don't understand IR35 and its many tweaks, the latest came out recently.
IMO it is a perceived problem by HMRC, and because it isn't getting in more taxes then it needs to be tweaked, which only raises more cases where HMRC gets it wrong and on appeal they lose >95% of the time. Resulting in more lost money for the general coffers.
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Message 82838 - Posted: 9 Nov 2017, 10:52:01 UTC - in response to Message 82836.  

I agree, it is all in the public domain and it's old news that it started 25 years ago. But of course it was the Independent article that said "The Queen has been forced into paying taxes". The Royal family were willing to volunteer to pay taxes THAT THEY DIDN'T HAVE TO.

I'm pleased that you are happy knocking Britain whilst enjoying the lifestyle that being an official tax haven gives you. I might just pop into The Convent in Main Street, next Spring and have a cup of tea with Lieutenant General Ed Davis. I'm sure he'd be delighted to hear about some of the residents.
I will let him know you are coming, Mr S. :-)))
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Message 82842 - Posted: 9 Nov 2017, 11:30:01 UTC - in response to Message 82837.  

It's best to have IR35 than not, but I agree, it's not very effective. But on the other hand all these people using one-man-one-emloyee companies may save on tax, But the drawbacks are, no sick pay, no holiday pay, no pension, late for wok, don't get paid. No 35 years for State pension.

Needs to be balanced out to see if it's worth it in the long term.

Buy health insurance, there are policies that cover one-man-bands.
Plan to only work x weeks/year.
Buy private pension, can be done monthly/yearly/lump sum.
I worked from home and visits to clients, so never late, always got paid.
Pay full NI, it is an option, depending how you are set up. Listed company (pay both employer and employee contributions) or self employed. The last begging letter I had from Newcastle basically said you haven't paid for x months, if you don't pay, you might not get full pension, the minimum period is 30 years, you have contributed 49 years 8 months.
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Message 82847 - Posted: 9 Nov 2017, 14:00:13 UTC - in response to Message 82845.  

Firstly you are correct it is 30 qualifying years not 35, I was wrong. But that of course is this new pension. Us older ones had to pay for 44 years, and get a smaller pension. Of course it is an option to pay full stamp, if it costs in. If I ever get a stupid letter from Newcastle I'll copy it to the Mail, they would likely name & shame them. Nothing like public humiliation to get action, as Ms Patel found out.

I've dug the letter out and like you I am on the old pension basic + SERPS, and does give the new 30 years ruling. An older letter sent when I took a 2 month holiday, stated the original 44 year ruling. The 44 year ruling was why I back paid the NI contributions when I returned to the UK as the 8 year period of non-payment would have decreased the State pension considerably.
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Message 82860 - Posted: 9 Nov 2017, 19:59:24 UTC - in response to Message 82819.  

All the while you choose to make these kind of statements I will remind you of this
So with your "proud upstanding" behaviour, I will remind you of this:

1: In this country, you have the right to face your accuser. 2: You are innocent until proven guilty
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Message 82865 - Posted: 9 Nov 2017, 21:29:46 UTC

Which one is the dummy?

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Message 82953 - Posted: 14 Nov 2017, 17:04:23 UTC

Hope this cop ...
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/13/us/politics/roy-moore-alabama-senate.html
WASHINGTON — An Alabama woman accused Roy S. Moore on Monday of sexually assaulting her when she was 16, the fifth and most brutal charge leveled against the Republican Senate candidate. Senate Republicans are now openly discussing not seating him or expelling him if he wins the Dec. 12 special election.

The new accuser, Beverly Young Nelson, told a packed news conference in New York that Mr. Moore attacked her when she was a teenager and he was a prosecutor in Etowah County, Ala. Ms. Nelson was represented at the news conference by Gloria Allred, a lawyer who has championed victims of sexual harassment.
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Message 82994 - Posted: 15 Nov 2017, 16:32:13 UTC

My after all that screaming about the wall keeping out the criminals, he begs China to send some.
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Message 83000 - Posted: 16 Nov 2017, 8:32:38 UTC

That was a lot of news in one go. They've also popped Robert Mugabe under house arrest in a not-coup-military-takeover apparently. It would be nice if that made things better wouldn't it?

There was also something very iffy about a largish quantity of ISIL fighters being given safe passage out of Raqqa towards Turkey. Turkey's not happy at all. Whether the rumours of a US airlift of ISIL leaders late August are true I don't know either. They weren't detainees apparently. Maybe someone thinks they'll be useful somewhere else, who knows? Or maybe it's disinformation. I might have to look into it to stop my head niggling suspicions at me. But not today. Today is escort mother-in-law to hospital to see my other half. She doesn't believe in visiting hours because they clash with her imbibe-a-vat-of-wine-before-bedtime time. Yes.

But the saddest news of yesterday was the famine in Yemen :( Will there be any children left when Saudi Arabia is finished there?
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Message 83001 - Posted: 16 Nov 2017, 10:56:10 UTC

Several years ago now I worked with someone whose family had left Zimbabwe after Mugabe started to get a bit carried away, they were not white but still felt threatened.

Some of the things she told me were pretty bad and I have kept my eye on him ever since, I was surprised he has lasted so long.

I just hope this can be sorted without bloodshed. Zimbabwe needs a strong leader now not a 93 year old or his wife!.
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Message 83002 - Posted: 16 Nov 2017, 11:58:37 UTC - in response to Message 83001.  

The wife sounds fairly strong, but not in a good way - I wouldn't trust her to use her strength for the good of the rest of the country.
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Message 83044 - Posted: 18 Nov 2017, 16:46:52 UTC - in response to Message 83037.  

Resort back to biblical times? Some say they never left it.
If a bible exists, it is biblical times.
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Message 83062 - Posted: 19 Nov 2017, 16:02:14 UTC - in response to Message 83057.  

Sajid Javid the Communities Secretary is out of touch with his brief. He says

"Baby Boomers are blocking ways of solving the housing crisis facing the young because they live in another world and are not facing up to the reality of modern life".
Total unadulterated rubbish! If he took the trouble to get out from behind his comfy desk, he would find that the Baby Boomers, those who were born as part of the Post War Bulge circa 1950, are in their 60's, and they may well have paid their mortgage off, but more often than not, they still have children in their thirties living at home because they can't afford to get on the housing ladder.

Perhaps they'd like to downsize and retire to the seaside, and release property into the market, but they can't. Why? Because of Javid's government that has failed in mainstream education, so their children can't get a well paid job, and there is no government help to buy a house anyway.

That is the reality of modern live Mr Javid, learn it or resign.

Mr.Javid is more correct than you want to admit. Those boomers sucked on the government t*t$ so hard and long they created inflation so that house they bought for next to nothing they suddenly have a house worth 50 times what they paid for it and they didn't make it 50 times bigger and keep it brand spanking new. They made money worthless. The next generation has to pay 50 times more to live but the oligarch isn't paying 50 times as much! Oh and the government has to pay 50 times more to do education too.
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Message 83083 - Posted: 21 Nov 2017, 13:34:09 UTC
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Where Mr Sajid Javid may have erred, is in focussing on one area of responsibility only - for the plight in which the UK's younger generation find themselves. Where those contributing to the letter's page could be said to be mistaken, is in thinking they are disagreeing with the Communities Secretary. ;-)

It is my humble view they are not. They have achieved what he did not, however - a firmer foundation on which to point more vehemently at those he named and shamed, in a manner of speaking, and ask how, and which generation, can be held responsible for the very valid points they themselves have noted, and benefitted from. ;-)

But that is merely one view of many. Infinite factors and many fingers in pies affect every generation's legacy to future generations.

Wishing everyone here a happy outrage.
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Message 83085 - Posted: 21 Nov 2017, 14:41:28 UTC - in response to Message 83084.  

Could be a lot worse if Comrade Corbyn was P.M :-):-):-)
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