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Orchestra FRS%

Any ideas?

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I can't see 'orchestra' or 'musicians' or any such on the FRS list. However, I wouldn't say that they fall into 'business services not elsewhere listed'.

What rate would you / should I give them?

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By lionofludesch
17th May 2019 10:58

I'd say Entertainment, 12½%.

Unless they're really carp, obviously.

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By Duggimon
17th May 2019 12:11

A proper professional orchestra or a part time hobbyish orchestra doing it for the fun of it? You could perhaps argue recreation at 8% for the latter but it's probably entertainment at 12.5%.

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By lionofludesch
17th May 2019 12:43

If you're charging the orchestra members, you could maybe argue recreation at 8½%.

But if you're charging folk to listen, I'm not seeing that argument.

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By andy.partridge
17th May 2019 12:50

Don't agree to artificially define their business. It'll look like they're on the fiddle.

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By doubletrouble
17th May 2019 13:20

I was going to give an answer but did not want to blow my own trumpet

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By andy.partridge
17th May 2019 13:26

Alright, alright, no need to harp on about it.

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By atleastisoundknowledgable...
17th May 2019 13:52

They’re pro’s (although my mum’s choir falls into the ‘recreational’ category)

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By sijolees
17th May 2019 14:20

Probably limited cost trader, so 16.5%. Usually professional musicians are better off avoiding the FRS.

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By lionofludesch
17th May 2019 15:13

Good point.

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By WhichTyler
17th May 2019 15:30

Or possibly culturally exempt, depending on governance structure...

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