Member Since: 23rd Jul 2005
17th Apr 2020
16th Apr 2020
Does anybody remember back in the bad old days when we used to have to speak to people on a thing called a telephone ?
26th Mar 2020
Finally found out then. From HMRC "Those who pay themselves a salary and dividends through their own company are not covered by the scheme but will be covered for their salary by the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme if they are operating PAYE schemes."
26th Mar 2020
I was wondering if that sentence meant that...but why didnt anybody ask the question we all want the answer to ? It's not like BBC/TV journalists dont know about small companies ffs !
26th Mar 2020
Why can't there be an accountant there who can ask about small companies, why are they all ignoring it ?
21st Mar 2020
Let's hope they are still sending bills out in July so they can be paid if they want to, or people are going to get a very nasty surprise in January.
19th Mar 2020
How are HMRC going to deal with millions of people claiming universal credits ? A very high percentage of my clients and their employees have zero income indefinitely and all I can do is advise them to apply for UC. I had heard that UC was struggling to cope, but with an extra 5 or 10 million or more signing up in April and May, how on earth will they train staff and cope ? I havnt even heard HMRC workers being on the list of 'key workers' but without UC being paid out, I dread to think what will happen when people start going hungry, especially where I am in London. Rents etc are so high here, most people don't have savings. I have a horrible feeling that the government's answer to this is the 200,000 army personnel being brought in.
17th Mar 2020
£330 billion in cheap loans to enable employers to keep staff on. What on earth is the use of that ? The businesses I'm dealing with will be going further into debt with no income at all. And no idea how long it could last for. And their last 'cheap loans' (student) are 6.5%. And so the government will be making money from it, and saving the universal credit pay outs. Same as mortgage interest holidays - it just decreases potential universal credit pay outs.
I'd like to hear some commitment to making sure the welfare system will be able to function because I reckon there will be millions more claiming, especially from the start of April. But presumably HMRC staff will be discouraged from working, or not working at all maybe. It's going to be omni-shambles!
10th Mar 2020
I thought they agreed to every penalty appeal a year or two ago, they didnt have the staff to read/reply to the appeals and they said as such. And I just had a similar one for £1,600 re 2017-18 overturned last week.
19th Feb 2020
Really ? Is that the rule ? Too late now though, I've paid the 7p.