Share this content
20

Light relief from the Man Down The Pub

It never stops

Didn't find your answer?

This cropped upped up in the pub yesterday

Customer moaning about the fact that his tax had gone up after he changed job

MDTP - You should phone HMRC on this number and they'll sort it out

C Do I have to apply for a refund ?

MDTP - yes but I'll help you with it

C- Thanks would you like a beer ?

At this point the barmaid pointed me out to C and said ask him

Me - Did you get a P45 from your last employer 

C - yes

Me - have you given it to your new employer

C- No

Me If you do that he'll adjust your tax

MDTP drank his free beer and left 

No C didn't buy me  beer but got the hump

 

Replies (20)

Please login or register to join the discussion.

avatar
By Roland195
05th Feb 2020 13:09

I can't believe what I am hearing - what steps did you take to ascertain his identity cross referenced against a data base of PEPS? , at what point did he sign an engagement letter?

How often does MDTP dispense unregulated tax advice in exchange for pints - at £3.67 average then any more than 5 times a week would exceed his trading allowance - you'd better report him to be on the safe side.

Thanks (0)
Replying to Roland195:
Hallerud at Easter
By DJKL
05th Feb 2020 13:30

Bernard is okay, he gave free advice as he did not get a beer- MIP,on the other hand. he has an issue.

Not sure Bernard needs to report MIP as Bernard did not stumble across anything in the course of his regulated activities; where is David Winch when you need him.

Thanks (1)
Replying to DJKL:
avatar
By WhichTyler
05th Feb 2020 13:53

MDTP only received the beer after offering the advice so it was a non-contractual gift not a fee. If the advice is wrong the recipient would struggle to prove liability

Thanks (1)
Replying to WhichTyler:
Hallerud at Easter
By DJKL
05th Feb 2020 14:00

Was it an implicit drink?

Thanks (0)
Replying to WhichTyler:
avatar
By atleastisoundknowledgable...
07th Feb 2020 08:37

WhichTyler wrote:

MDTP ...offering the advice ... If the advice is wrong

“If”. Love your optimism.

Thanks (0)
Replying to DJKL:
avatar
By whitevanman
05th Feb 2020 13:58

So, Bernard's drinking is not regulated (expression of concern!).
What about using this barmaid to tout for business - are we happy with that?

Thanks (1)
Replying to whitevanman:
Hallerud at Easter
By DJKL
05th Feb 2020 13:59

Is she regulated?

Thanks (0)
Replying to DJKL:
avatar
By justsotax
05th Feb 2020 14:08

Is she an introducer….did she get a kick back.....?

Thanks (1)
Replying to justsotax:
Hallerud at Easter
By DJKL
05th Feb 2020 14:11

Depends if, say with a round, Bernard said, "Have one for yourself"

Thanks (1)
Replying to Roland195:
avatar
By memyself-eye
05th Feb 2020 14:34

£3.67!
Three quid in my local and that's without the advice

£15 with it, mind.

Thanks (0)
Replying to memyself-eye:
Hallerud at Easter
By DJKL
05th Feb 2020 14:49

My fishing club currently does a Malt whisky for £2. (We are going to be reviewing our pricing) Given the cheap pricing it is probably not the best place to go for reliable tax advice, well certainly not after say 7.00 pm.

Thanks (0)
Replying to DJKL:
avatar
By memyself-eye
05th Feb 2020 15:41

Single malt?

Sounds a bit fishy to me.....

Thanks (0)
Replying to memyself-eye:
Hallerud at Easter
By DJKL
05th Feb 2020 16:07

We have about 10 different ones- all £2; well seeing we are a club and not for profit (the bar GP is typically about 33%)

Thanks (0)
Replying to memyself-eye:
avatar
By Mr_awol
05th Feb 2020 16:26

memyself-eye wrote:

£3.67!
Three quid in my local and that's without the advice

£3.67 did seem a little steep for half a pint of beer. £3 is more like it.

Thanks (0)
Replying to Mr_awol:
avatar
By memyself-eye
05th Feb 2020 18:23

Half a pint?
Only namby pamby, brought up on Perrier and G&T's blokes, drink halves!
Eeeh by eck; only a pint will do or I'll set my whippet on thee.

Mind you, last year at Wetherspoons in Morecombe the (real) ale was £1.39 a pint...

Thanks (0)
Replying to memyself-eye:
avatar
By Mr_awol
06th Feb 2020 10:22

True, but the original comment seems to have priced it in halves, so I just went with it.

£1.39 might get you a pint of water - or, if in Wetherspoons, a pint of Ruddles etc (which is kind of the same thing, but with soapy bubbles on top)

Thanks (0)
Replying to Mr_awol:
avatar
By legerman
06th Feb 2020 12:43

Mr_awol wrote:

£1.39 might get you a pint of water - or, if in Wetherspoons, a pint of Ruddles etc (which is kind of the same thing, but with soapy bubbles on top)

You can't beat a pint of Ruddles County. Not seen it for years then spotted it in a pub I recently visited and there it was. Still a decent pint.

Thanks (0)
Replying to memyself-eye:
avatar
By legerman
06th Feb 2020 12:37

memyself-eye wrote:

£3.67!
Three quid in my local and that's without the advice

£15 with it, mind.

£2 where I'll be drinking tonight.

Thanks (0)
By SteLacca
06th Feb 2020 11:34

What are these "halves" of which you speak?

Thanks (1)
Replying to SteLacca:
Hallerud at Easter
By DJKL
06th Feb 2020 12:04

The things that go with nips.

Thanks (0)
Share this content