Member Since: 18th Aug 2000
8th Sep 2021
matthew pennifold wrote:
Nothing on class 4 ?
According to the official document it will apply to the self employed also.
17th Nov 2020
That is better than a reply I had from my MP. A 2 page generic letter telling us how much help the government has given businesses during the pandemic.
Nowhere did he address my question so big up your MP for reading your email and acting upon it.
12th Jun 2020
it's all well and good bemoaning the salaries at the top level and harking back to a bygone age but they bygone age was a time where the people who deserved the reward were not rewarded. United under the Edwards were happy to take their dividends annually whilst the players were, quite literally, underpaid for entertaining 50,000 fans each match. Market forces dictate how much players are paid and nobody is holding a gun to the head of owners forcing them to pay these wages.
By all means the sport is no longer structured to ensure fair competition, with the big clubs ensuring they retain as much of the income as possible whilst watching clubs who used to be their feeder clubs fall by the wayside.
If it is so easy to earn millions for kicking a bag of wind around then why isn't everybody doing it?
You don't see Americans bemoaning the salaries of top sports stars in the same way we do however at least the US draft systems help to allow decent competition.
26th Nov 2015
Buy to Lets
With George Osborne's continued attack on buy to let owners do we think he had a bad landlord whilst studying in Oxford?
I think the payment of CGT within 1month of a transaction is crazy - why not just have it done at the same time as the completion and have the tax deducted and paid by the solicitor?
12th Mar 2012
Missing the point on the EBT
It is no secret that Murray was pressured by players agents into emailing clarification on the tax arrangement. In it he explained that the loans were 'not really loans and would never require repayment'
This correspondence alone caused the scheme to fail.
14th Oct 2011
No Problems for me
I have had no problems with my Blackberry - emails coming through as normal all week.
Not a great fan of the iPhone myself - insecure, prone to viruses and easy to hack.
1st Jul 2011
JC, this was all addressed nearly a year ago with One's response:
We can all criticise what he does, and many love doing it, truth is at least he gets off his jacksy to do something. Who's to say that the £m's saved in tax is not directly put back into community projects and therefore cutting out the middle man.
I dare say his pontifying does get on some people's nerver, but I'd sooner have it that way than, say Phil Collins, or worse still, the walking cash machine band The Rolling Stones - I remember about 5 years ago Mick Jagger fell ill and they couldn't reschedule because he had had his 182 days in the UK that tax year!
6th Dec 2005
Yes, it is conveniently selected data, but selected by an independent body (independent to the non cynical anyway!).
I was merely making the point that as a perception the things you buy most are those by which the average person measures inflation.
As for spin, we have followed the Americans here. We now have so many professional marketing people advising the politicians that spin will no longer go away.
I have always believed that politicians should be monitored by the Advertising Standards Authority. I am sure that would create extra jobs aswell as the workload would be endless!
6th Dec 2005
The reason that inflation feels higher is that food, petrol and other items regularly purchased have gone up by more than 2%.
On the other hand electrical goods are going down in price, but these items are purchased about every five years so you don't notice the drop as much.
This has always been the case.
6th Dec 2005
The trouble is.....
....that what the man on the street is bothered about is whether they have a job and then how much money is in their pockets.
Most of the economic problems currently stem from the Iraq war - not GB's fault.
Unemployment is low, interest rates low and it is over 10 years since interest rates were high.
This is what bothers the man on the street and therefore, for all the current failings, GB will go down in history as one of the most successful chancellors ever.
I am no fan of New Labour but GB is the main reason that Tony has kept his job, without the economis seccess (relatively speaking) New Labour would never have won the last election.