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just wondered if any of this sounded familiar? #London #BOE #houseprices #inflation

February 26, 2014 Leave a comment

So here we are again, the Bank of England isn’t worried by the rise in house prices, the FTSE is at a 14 year high, Taylor Wimpey are about to become part of the elite FTSE 100 index and this 5 bed flat will cost you £45,000 a MONTH to rent.

No need for a rise in interest rates then?
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World Cup 2022: FIFA executive committee debates Qatar heat, workers – CNN.com

October 7, 2013 Leave a comment

Location map of Qatar Equirectangular projecti...

Location map of Qatar Equirectangular projection, N/S stretching 110 %. Geographic limits of the map: N: 26.3° N S: 24.4° N W: 50.3° E E: 52.5° E (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

World Cup 2022: FIFA executive committee debates Qatar heat, workers – CNN.com.

 

If you need some help debating the weather, I can save you a lot of time and money and confidently say that it won’t rain and it will be between 40-50C in June and July.

 

Common sense, just common sense!

 

Sepp Blatter #commonsense #weather #money #yahoo #app

September 12, 2013 Leave a comment

 

Sepp Blatter in Warsaw, 2007

Sepp Blatter in Warsaw, 2007 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Sepp Blatter says FIFA may have made mistake in awarding Qatar 2022 World Cup | Football News | Sky Sports.

Hi Mr Sepp, give this a try next time

http://www.komonews.com/news/tech/Yahoo-tunes-into-mobile-video-with-new-application-222985691.html

or check out average weather conditions over the past 200 years on The Weather Channel, so as to avoid any nasty shocks or surprises.

Common sense!

HM Revenue & Customs: Tackling tax avoidance: Spotlights #QE #BOE #HMRC #tax #taxpayer #saver #pension #hypocrisy

September 9, 2013 Leave a comment

HM Revenue and Customs seen from Parliament Sq...

HM Revenue & Customs: Tackling tax avoidance: Spotlights.

Interesting article from HMRC on tax avoidance.

Go towards the bottom of the page…

Further information, tax planning to be wary of:

Tax planning to be wary of

  • It sounds too good to be true.
  • Artificial or contrived arrangements are involved.
  • It seems very complex given what you want to do.
  • There are guaranteed returns with apparently no risk.
  • There are secrecy or confidentiality agreements.
  • Upfront fees are payable or the arrangement is on a no win/no fee basis.
  • The scheme is said to be vetted by a top lawyer or accountant but no details of their opinion are provided.
  • The scheme is said to be approved by HMRC (it does not follow that this is true).
  • Taxation of income is delayed or tax deductions accelerated.
  • Tax benefits are disproportionate to the commercial activity.
  • Offshore companies or trusts are involved for no sound commercial reason.
  • The involvement of professional trustees is claimed to guarantee that the arrangements succeed.
  • A tax haven or banking secrecy country is involved without any sound commercial reason.
  • Tax exempt entities, such as pension funds, are involved inappropriately.
  • It contains exit arrangements designed to sidestep tax consequences.
  • It involves money going in a circle back to where it started.
  • Low risk loans to be paid off by future earnings are involved.
  • The scheme promoter lends the funding needed.
  • There is a requirement to take out insurance against the failure of the tax planning to deliver the tax benefits.

is it just me, or do some of these sound like the definition of QE?

Common sense?

Westminster City Council’s 9-inch double yellow lines thought to be UK’s smallest | Metro News

September 2, 2013 Leave a comment

Double Yellow Line and Kerb

Double Yellow Line and Kerb (Photo credit: Dominic’s pics)

Westminster City Council’s 9-inch double yellow lines thought to be UK’s smallest | Metro News.

Have you ever wondered why the world is in such a mess?

I’d love to know how much money Westminster Council paid the contractor?

Is there ANY hope for future generations?

Common sense, just common sense.

sound advice from the #FCA #interestrates #0 #banks #economy #pensions


Goldman Sachs New World Headquarters

Goldman Sachs New World Headquarters (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Over 1 million Brits will face interest-only mortgage shortfall.

Interesting and no doubt sound advice from the FCA (Financial Conduct Authority, not the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, I assume)

Although sadly it’s a bit like Goldman Sachs not paying any tax, a failure by authorities to understand who is paying for the mess of the past few years.

Yes its middle England mug taxpayer AGAIN. This is the guy who works for 8-10 hours a day, pays all his taxes on time not to mention his inflation capped energy bills (NOT), fines, council taxes, road taxes, school fees, airport departure taxes, airport landing taxes, health care bills, insurances….the list goes on.

So thanks for the thought from the FCA, my advice would be to save a little more each month to pay off your mortgage.

What? You haven’t got any spare cash left at the end of the month?

My advice would be, stay at home on the dole, watch TV all day and get all your bills paid for you.