Member Since: 15th Jun 2017
25th Nov 2019
Point 18 - great news for retailers, who will be able to pocket the additional net amount.
11th Nov 2019
I just can't believe Boris Johnson has promised something and hasn't followed through with it!
8th Nov 2019
16th Oct 2019
This is a unique problem to the UK due to the ludicrously high VAT reg threshold. Drop it to say £10k and this problem vanishes.
9th Oct 2019
I work in tax and I've always thought that the people who stay in the office all hours are either bad at their job or are trying too hard to impress management, and nothing in my 20 years has made me think otherwise.
If you can't get your work done during (reasonably) regular office hours then you need to re-think your role.
1st Oct 2019
I am surprised by how often I see this rent-a-gob quoted on this site. He is a self-proclaimed tax expert who only ever pops up to give his two-cents in media articles on tax.
I remember a few years ago he was promoting some crack-pot scheme for businesses to have a stamp to show they had paid their 'fair share' of taxes (as decided by him)
6th Sep 2019
The providers of these schemes (who I have first hand experience of) happily treated the whole thing as a game of cat and mouse with HMRC.
They always said that they played by the rules and it was up to the government to change the rules if they did not like them.
Well, the government did change the rules, but not in a way that the promoters expected or liked.
If anyone went along to the roadshows hosted by one of the 'more famous' providers of loan schemes, then you will know that they were a bunch of snake oil salesmen who you wouldn't trust to hold your pint. Unfortunately some advisers and their clients got blindsided by their bullsh*t and saw a way to make an easy buck.
25th Jul 2019
Most other EU countries have had this in place for years, but we do like to complain at every chance we get in this country don't we.
7th Jun 2019
Embrace the change and make it work for your practice, or don't bother and keep on complaining.
HMRC are a dream to deal with compared to most other tax authorities I have dealt with across Europe.
24th May 2019
Agreed, but in Manchester at least, Uber drivers often turn up in taxis with the name of a local cab firm on the side so it appears the drivers work for various firms.
This is of course a problem unique to the UK, which would be solved by lowering/abolishing the VAT reg threshold