Member Since: 6th Dec 2013
8th Feb 2021
Ian McTernan CTA wrote:
Dividends are taxed at a minimum of 26.5%, rising to 51.5% as soon as you hit the higher rate band: hardly low rates of tax.
Your attitude smacks of someone very ill informed.
Minimum of 25.075%, rising to 45.325% at HR and a maximum of 49.861% at super-tax rate, actually. Your maths smacks of someone very ill informed ;)
23rd Dec 2020
"Im a naughty accountant" just doesn't have the same ring to it.
22nd Dec 2020
I'm not in complete agreement with iReallyShouldKnowThisBut - in that i dont consider your post completely 'horrendous' BUT, you did kind of suggest in your post that squeezing some strange woman's [***] whilst she was asleep on a plane was hardly the crime of the century, compared to (say) travelling outside of Tier four.
I'm not going to get into which is worse, whether in fact there's no harm done, etc. For the record I'm not convinced it's quite a 'get kicked out of The Institute and (probably) lose your job as a result' offence, particularly when it has already been dealt with by the legal system. It is, however, more serious than your casual comparison makes it out to be. Furthermore, I'm not sure why you are aiming your comment at Rebecca and comparing hypothetical actions which i don't imagine she has taken, to this case. Fair enough reply to her indicating your disagreement with her suggested course of action.
21st Feb 2020
To be fair, according to 'cowspiracy' it takes 2,500 gallons of water to produce 1lb of beef.
I'm not sure how true that is - online it appears to vary from 1/5 of that to 3 times that.
21st Feb 2020
Assuming I was sent out of my area far enough that a subsistence claim was valid, I would purchase some lunch, obtain a receipt for the amount I had spent and present that to my employer for reimbursement.
Perhaps I should have written 'employees will simply' rather than 'I would'. In honesty, I'm more likely to tell them in advance that I have no intention of adhering to such a ridiculous policy, and as such the situation would never arise. Either they'd agree in advance I was exempt, or somebody else would be going.
That isn't to say that I insist on every single thing I eat having some sort of meat content. It is entirely possible that I could agree an exemption and then end up ordering something veggie anyway!
21st Feb 2020
I doubt it could be classed as discrimination. Then again if an employee really disagrees with it, they may refuse to put themselves in a position where they incur an expense claim - or just find a decent employer who doesn't ram their own beliefs down employees' throats.
21st Feb 2020
I'd just carry on buying what I wanted, and putting it through on exes. If they refused to pay, then they can find someone else to travel - or I'd be getting the local pasty shop/restaurant/etc to put some veggie [***] on the bill but bring me something I actually wanted.
Similarly on the entertaining front. They might be able to dictate the canapes at corporate events but if I'm sat there entertaining a potential customer there's no way I'm telling them what they can or cant have off the menu - or paying for his choices out of my own pocket.
Actually it's probably not all that relevant to me though, to be fair. The vast majority of my expense claims over the course of my career have been for liquid sustenance anyway! Do finings (fish swim bladders, usually) count?
12th Jun 2019
So FA and QBO have (or will soon have) Lloyds feeds - yet Xero, once a leader in this area, have been saying "soon" for almost two years now.
3rd Jun 2019
Fitting gates must be lucrative for a sole trader to reach (or want to reach) the VAT threshold!
They're a little more expensive than I'd realised to be honest. I assumed it would be about £5k or so - and you probably can get a small/lightweight one for that, or a paid of automated swinging gates which seem to be much cheaper than sliding gates. Round here, (based on quotes obtained about six months ago) a rolling metal driveway gate of reasonable sturdiness to plug a 12 foot gap, with remote controls from the house, car key fobs, and a phone number for dial-in/text access for visitors will cost anywhere between £8k and £15k, supplied and fitted. £12k gets you a very nice one (or I think so anyway) and if someone was selling a few of those a year, plus doing off bits of repairs and maintenance work, they could easily turn over far more than the VAT threshold
28th May 2019
Thanks for taking the time to respond Ian.
The demos at Synergy didn't make it clear that it would only be tracking the active window - but equally, I didn't bother to stick my hand up and ask :)
I'd imagine the only way to tell if the feature fits a user's working style is just to use it. At the very least, it could act as an aide memoire at 5pm when i'm having one of those 'what the hell did I do today' moments (even if the answer ends up being "spent too much time on BBC news and Aweb").