Member Since: 29th Jul 2009
12th Jul 2019
Yes but sounds too sensible and straight forward for HM Treasury.
12th Jul 2019
How much is way too much? I'd rather work full time for £150k as long as full time was no more than around 40 to 50 hours per week. And how much do pharmacists earn?
20th Jul 2018
Miguel is very good at basketball apparently. Wonder what his personal carbon footprint is?
29th Jul 2016
I agree. It's likely to be a rough ride for a time but none of us know the future which depends on so many things. To me it doesn't sound like Brexit will change the fundamental problems the business has now and perhaps the investment is needed now more than ever. Should pause and reflect on what the impact might be but not a reason on its own to stop. Trouble is if everyone acts like this it'll become self-fulfilling. KBO I reckon!
8th Jul 2016
I'm not sure increasing the rate of CT would be a good idea. Up to a point the lower the tax the more money seems to flow. Up to a point.
What Osbourne's comment does do is say we want businesses to come here which must be right. But rather than tinkering and giving more allowances here and there why not take the oppportunity to get the broom out and get serious about overhauling the tax system. My shelf is on its 3rd set of supports with the weight of tax books (and poor DIY skills). May be MTD could work if the regs are designed to fit in with that rather than the other way round. There are opportunities as well as threats and perhaps this could be an opportunity.
3rd Aug 2015
I'd like a fourth party involved - the uber agent
I'm an agent - sole practitioner - and I'd pay for the servies of an uber agent for any time I have to actually get in touch with HMRC. They would always know the appropriate number to ring, which department, what the right answer to the automated phone systems was, etc. And when I did phone HMRC, they would also put the intital call in and call me back when someone had actually answered the phone - putting HMRC on hold obviously!
26th Jun 2015
Lack of ambition
There does seem to be a slight lack of ambition if HMRC aim to answer 80% of calls and ignore only 20%. If you aim low that's where you'll hit!
19th Aug 2014
An opinion is an opinion...
I have not read the full details of the case, my response being an emotional one. The public read headlines in papers (The Times as well as the Daily Mail) not the detail so that is how they will react to judgements such as this. HMRC may be correct technically but I don't think it helps their cause nor ours. I do object to your personal comment about God helping my clients as this is unnecessary and you do not have all the facts - something I know is important to you.
18th Aug 2014
This is disgusting, utterly stupid and saddens me greatly.
HMRC slam people entering into tax planning arrangements because they are against the letter of the law but do they really think Parliament intended penalties to be used for cases such as this? Perhaps HMRC see this as the ultimate tax planning arrangement. (Is it in the spotlights page yet?) Is there really no-one left at HMRC with the intelligence or wit to have withdrawn this before it got to this stage?
This is at the same time as HMRC want to have the power to take funds out of people's bank accounts without the oversight of a court.
No matter the detail; justice should be done and should be seen to be done. Can't see that here at all.
HMRC is not fit for purpose.
14th Jul 2014
Letters received irrespective of Y/E FPS/EPS
I received these reminders despite ticking the box to say P11D's weren't due. Called HMRC to double check and they agreed record said none due so I should ignore. This is stupid. It wasted my time and made me double check my own records and returns, but it is also in danger of turning all HMRC mail into another form of junk mail. If letters are sent by HMRC and I'm told to disregard them - by HMRC - why should I bother taking account of other letters and reminders? Crazy.