Member Since: 7th Nov 2019
14th Dec 2020
The business has failed due to Covid. They closed because there is no trade as hardly anyone is going out locally or further afield. The decision had to be made as the rent & staff wages would outweigh any sales. The owner of the property has a shop alongside and decided as the cafe was closing due to Covid, they would utilise the cafe for Coffee & cakes, which can be managed by shop staff. For other reasons, the owners decided that as my client couldn't afford the rent, they would continue in this manner and not rent out the cafe anymore.
14th Dec 2020
Thank you all for the responses, it has been really helpful. No she hasn't given the staff notice yet & I have advised her to go to ACAS Scotland for TUPE advice.
5th Nov 2020
I had a client who many years ago got a virus on his computer and the virus was uploaded to his Dropbox and so he lost everything. It was a long time ago and it may be different now.
I know this discussion is about Dropbox v Google but seeing the comments about GDPR etc. I use Livedrive, which I can use anywhere I am situated. It is fully compliant with EU privacy laws, it uses transfer encryption & the data is stored in the UK.
I know it is a bit more expensive & I was thinking of changing to Googledrive once my subscription came to an end, but after reading these threads, I think for peace of mind, I will stick with them.
8th Oct 2020
Have a look at Absolute it was developed by Tim Good & Giles Mooney. Tim Good is involved with helping HMRC & they look to him for software advice. You can tweak the software to what you need without paying an extortionate price. I can't comment on the support as I am just starting to look around myself but I have downloaded Absolute to have a look at. I have used TaxCAlc in the past and I remember I found it ok. I was self employed previously but after a long period of employment, have just started out on the self employement route again! Hence why I am just looking out for tax software again.
17th Aug 2020
I have a brother all in one ink jet printer and compatible ink cartridges work perfectly well and last me ages. I usually buy my ink from cartridgsave. Never had any problems.
However, I also have an HP laser printer and if I try and use compatibles it is not long before an annoying message comes up every time I print to say I need to change the cartridge when they still have plenty of life in them.
Also an office I go to have a brother laser printer and they use compatibles no problem. I think a lot of it is down to the printer manufacturer, some make it difficult.
22nd Nov 2019
Thank you all, for confirming this for me, does anyone know of a link through to HMRC for this one. I searched everywhere and couldn't find it.