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speed limits for accountants?

speed limits for accountants?

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So apparently the government are consulting on who should be allowed to break the speed limits, and HMRC want a piece of the action.  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-20511424

Can anyone think of circumstances where accountants might benefit from such an exemption?

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By ShirleyM
29th Nov 2012 13:37

Nope

We are not emergency lifesavers, or firefighters (in the strictest sense of the word), nor are we out to apprehend some criminal (expect maybe unintentionally).

There isn't anything I can think of that couldn't be planned ahead, or anything that would suffer from waiting an hour or two (apart from some tempers!)

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By Constantly Confused
29th Nov 2012 14:05

Wait

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The proposals would see the law changed to require emergency drivers to complete high-speed training before they are able to drive over the speed limit.

Wait, you mean they don't have to do that anyway?!?  I always assumed they did!

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By Old Greying Accountant
29th Nov 2012 20:00

I think they mean ...

Constantly Confused wrote:

Quote:
The proposals would see the law changed to require emergency drivers to complete high-speed training before they are able to drive over the speed limit.

Wait, you mean they don't have to do that anyway?!?  I always assumed they did!

... those in any new classification of drivers permitted to so do, so they are in line with those currently able to do so!

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Chris Caspell CTA TEP
By ccaspell
29th Nov 2012 14:11

HMRC Speed-limts

With HMRC taking six weeks for Self Assessment registrations (among other things) are we in any real danger of speed limits being broken?

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By memyself-eye
29th Nov 2012 14:51

My son

Has just completed his 'blues and two's' driver training with the fire service. He failed it due to..err......speeding!

Or, in the jargon: 'failing to make progress' in a timely and safe manner'

When I look at the progress I'm (not) making with some of my work, I think I sympathise!

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By runningmate
29th Nov 2012 20:59

I rather fancy it

I rather fancy driving around with flashing blue lights and hee-haw sirens going.  Would make me feel very important.  Added to which it would be a life-saver 'cos if I get home late for tea the wife will kill me!!

RM

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