Member Since: 19th Nov 2002
15th Dec 2019
Watched it up until about 1am, saw that the first results were generally in line with the exit poll. Not entirely surprised by the result but mightily relieved we've avoided having a hard line marxist government. I'm a Londoner born and bred and living in London which is still surprisingly loyal to Labour, but understand that traditional Labour voters in the North and Midlands felt totally disconnected from the current Labour party.
I personally believe the seeds of Labour's devastating loss were sown when they appointed the wrong Miliband brother to lead them into the 2015 election. If Labour have any sense, they will arrange for David Miliband to be swiftly returned to parliament at the first available by election and bring him back as leader.
The next election in 2024 will be interesting as the Conservatives will be judged on how (or if) they delivered on their promise to get brexit done and the impact it has on the country. There won't be (or at least shouldn't be) a Brexit party to take the Labour votes like they did yesterday.
1st Nov 2018
Don't think so. My wife worked at the time for one of the large US tech companies and was compelled to go into work on 1 January 2000 in case the skies did fall in. They didn't and it was a complete non-event and a total waste of time for everyone. It was completely over-hyped by everyone.
My wife wasn't happy at having to miss out, while the rest of us went out for a lovely new year's day walk.
16th Oct 2018
You'd have to watch out for the National Minimum Wage threshold to ensure that the salary doesn't drop below that level
17th Sep 2018
If it's any help, I raised a question on this a few years ago here https://www.accountingweb.co.uk/any-answers/furnished-holiday-let-days It may not answer your question exactly, but might help.
And no, I can't tell you what the outcome was as I no longer work at the same firm and the outcome has long since disappeared into the dim recesses of my memory! Sorry
6th Jun 2018
Thanks again for all your valued contributions over the years. Enjoy your retirement, Euan
16th May 2018
I must confess that if HMRC are at fault about anything, I'd be near the front of the queue to tell them so, but in this case, I think it's totally unfair to pin the blame on HMRC for this one. Child Benefit has been around for so long now and I would imagine it would have been mentioned in pre-natal groups or by their doctor's surgery. Sorry, can't see any mileage on this one.
2nd May 2018
The triviality rules relate to the cashing in of small pension pots only. I believe you are allowed to cash in up to 3 small pension pots provided they are each less than £10,000. However, the pension payments remain taxable income (subject of course to the first 25% being taken as a tax free lump sum).
So I would say that your software appears to be correct.
20th Apr 2018
Thanks Paul, something else I've learnt today!
20th Apr 2018
Now wouldn't that be wonderful, almost as good as Southern Rail or TFL saying "There are no delays or cancellations today"... Oops, just seen a herd of flying pigs outside the office.
28th Feb 2018
I submitted three corporation tax returns in quick succession on Monday. Had acknowledgements for the first and third but never received anything for the second. So it does seem a bit hit and miss.