Member Since: 23rd Jan 2007
26th Oct 2020
Or advising genuine working director paid through PAYE salary, but no written contract?
15th Oct 2020
"fraud losses of up to £23bn ". Government negligence hands up to £23bn to organised crime. You could buy an entire political party and an election with than kind of money.
2nd Sep 2020
If HMRC are so determined to push ahead with MTD, they should produce free basic software which does the job properly. Having seen a few MTD vat implementations; Sage (annual cost, arm and a leg please) to modest middleware, (clunky and more work than logging into HMRC the old way), there is a large cost overhead for smaller companies. At the moment MTD is a tax on businesses in order to tax them. MTD is currently the TicketMaster and Ryan Air of tax systems, being charged a fee in order to make a payment.
17th Apr 2020
For people who went the "Low salary, high div ratio" route, it's difficult to feel too much sympathy. They made a choice that resulted in them being quids in at the time, now the situation has changed, and it turns out that avoiding tax and NI has consequences. For the record I also take dividends, but only after paying myself a proper salary through PAYE, not an artificially low one.
16th Apr 2020
3rd Apr 2020
Am I missing something? Why not use 80% of salary furloughed scheme? Surely Grant Thornton have enough cash available to pay staff until HMRC money comes through? This sounds like another large, cash rich firm treating staff very badly to maintain their cash reserves.
26th Mar 2020
Heavy bandwith usage is going to be from Netflix and similar on demand services and TV catchup services. There is a case for Oftcom regulating the times of day these are available. No one ever actually died from boredom.
23rd Nov 2018
If MTD is poorly implemented, that means a potential loss of VAT revenue to HMRC, the consequences of which would be felt very quickly! All that in the same year as Brexit. Genius!
22nd Nov 2018
"not wise to alert employees to the fact they can opt-down ahead of the April 2019 increase". Hmm, I wonder how some employees will feel that their employer has failed to inform them of information which has a material impact on their take home pay? Could they seek legal redress or compensation?
3rd May 2017
If online platforms, specifically Ebay and Amazon, are the platforms enabling these operations to trade illegally, perhaps the time has come to recover the losses from the sales platform rather than near impossible to trace overseas traders.