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Why are the So-Called BBC such arseholes?

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27 minutes ago, Popuplights said:

Stop listening. It's bad for your blood pressure.

This. As said earlier, just listen to Steve Allen, like having a cuppa with your mate. If you are not an insomniac, you can podcast his show. 
 

no politics whatsoever and as such is incredibly refreshing. 
 

im not on a commission btw. :)

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4 hours ago, Sgt Hartman said:

Mock the Week is probably the televisual equivalent.

Absolutely hilarious when it first started then gradual descended into a left wing Tory/Trump bash...which is fine as long as that doesn't comprise your entire show, and the one after that, and the one after that.

It's also responsible for Frankie Boyle's appearance from the SJW intestinal tract and that alone should tell you all you need to know.

'Would I lie to you' is probably the only comedy programme left that makes me laugh out loud.

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Preamble  - takeaway delivery people have been getting robbed n turned over since the invention of the moped.

The dangerous life of food delivery drivers

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-50238811

Sonya King was hoping for a bumper payday when she logged into her DoorDash driver account in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, on 5 May last year, as public holidays like Cinco de Mayo were usually some of her busiest shifts.

But she only managed one order that day, and it almost cost her life.

As Sonya, a Muslim, left her first delivery, her customer, Rick Painter, attacked her from behind and tried to strangle her with her hair and niqab. The 31-year-old mother of four eventually managed to escape when she found her car keys and used them to stab Painter repeatedly in the face and head.

Heres sonya

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And for balance

"The delivery driver is the most vulnerable person on the street," says UberEats driver Shajidur Rahman. In August the 31-year-old was attacked in east London as he returned home about 9pm.

Drivers say the companies could do more to protect and help them. Because Mr Rahman is classed as a self-employed contractor rather than an employee, he's not eligible for any sickness cover - although he was told UberEats' insurers would pay out one month's income protection.

"My family was completely dependent on me. Now I have become dependent on them - I don't know how I will cover all of this."

Do weve amuzzer takeaway driver, raising  family .....

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13 minutes ago, spygirl said:

Drivers say the companies could do more to protect and help them. Because Mr Rahman is classed as a self-employed contractor rather than an employee, he's not eligible for any sickness cover - although he was told UberEats' insurers would pay out one month's income protection.

another self employed tax credits earner? But I guess dog walking is out of the question for for some.

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Not my exact area of knowledge but the proposed IR35 tax rules planned for the private contractor might see some changes.

Filling up at a petrol station recently I heard the guys behind the till talking of their accounts ect.

Got me thinking there must be a large number working this way for a sole proprietor.

 

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48 minutes ago, The Grey Man said:

Not my exact area of knowledge but the proposed IR35 tax rules planned for the private contractor might see some changes.

Filling up at a petrol station recently I heard the guys behind the till talking of their accounts ect.

Got me thinking there must be a large number working this way for a sole proprietor.

 

The new changes are an absolute joke and may well end up leaving HMRC with less revenue. 

The only groups likely to benefit from this are the big banks and big consultancies. How surprising.

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1 minute ago, ccc said:

The new changes are an absolute joke and may well end up leaving HMRC with less revenue. 

The only groups likely to benefit from this are the big banks and big consultancies. How surprising.

 An accountant friend on Friday told me HMRC really has become an attitude place with cut n pastes on letters sending out others details on to the wrong folk ......with idiots...I mean dumb and blaggers on the front line.

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15 minutes ago, The Grey Man said:

 An accountant friend on Friday told me HMRC really has become an attitude place with cut n pastes on letters sending out others details on to the wrong folk ......with idiots...I mean dumb and blaggers on the front line.

The amount I currently pay in tax - some from my end supplier - is vastly more than I would pay if I had a similar permanent role.

I really don't know where HMRC got it's numbers from. 

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Turned on Radio Four in the car the other night, as I'd run out of pre-recorded podcasts to listen to.

Within three seconds, a black man was talking about how he goes into prisons to 'talk about socialism to the mandem'.

(I think 'mandem' is some sort of black word for other black people, but not sure).

I then realised he wasn't actually talking, but was 'rapping' with a load of feeble rhymes and poor scantion.

You know the kind of thing (or should that be 'ting').

'We're talking to da population about da integration of da nation and fings like inflation' etc.

 

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Just got in the car and the radio came on, left on Radio 1 by the kids.

In the 2 minutes that I listened Zoe Ball read out an item about words or expression that had become mainstream in 2019: “Climate Strike” and “Milkshaking” (throwing a milkshake over a politician).

So of a big list BBC, you pick on an organisation operating outside the accepted norms of society and the other a process of assault.

And they wonder why I won’t pay to fund them.

Edited to add: now reading the paper and the item refers to words added to the Collins dictionary, and include also “non binary”, according to the Daily Telegraph.

So maybe I’m being a little unfair on the So-Called BBC, and Collins Dictionary and the DT have been subverted by lefty wankers too.

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On 03/11/2019 at 17:46, ccc said:

The new changes are an absolute joke and may well end up leaving HMRC with less revenue. 

The only groups likely to benefit from this are the big banks and big consultancies. How surprising.

And the employers, always the employers and their wealthy owners.

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Just now, Harley said:

And the employers, always the employers and their wealthy owners.

Well my end client will no longer be paying an additional 20% vat on top of my day rate and every other contractor they have. 

They will be delighted. 

I read on TOS the thread on this. Someone was saying oh well but they get all of that back anyway. Errr no they don't !!

Unless I've missed something very obvious. 

Might even have been spyguy but can't remember. 

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On 03/11/2019 at 18:07, ccc said:

The amount I currently pay in tax - some from my end supplier - is vastly more than I would pay if I had a similar permanent role.

I really don't know where HMRC got it's numbers from. 

Yes well, if you spent less of it on bevy and hookers and more on tax deductible investments then you'd have a more boring life.

No, hang on a minute.

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11 minutes ago, ccc said:

Well my end client will no longer be paying an additional 20% vat on top of my day rate and every other contractor they have. 

They will be delighted. 

I read on TOS the thread on this. Someone was saying oh well but they get all of that back anyway. Errr no they don't !!

Unless I've missed something very obvious. 

Might even have been spyguy but can't remember. 

And lower "rates", if you're lucky enough to work in a sector that was still paying contractors well.

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47 minutes ago, ccc said:

Well my end client will no longer be paying an additional 20% vat on top of my day rate and every other contractor they have. 

They will be delighted. 

I read on TOS the thread on this. Someone was saying oh well but they get all of that back anyway. Errr no they don't !!

Unless I've missed something very obvious. 

Might even have been spyguy but can't remember. 

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  On 01/11/2019 at 16:28, spyguy said:

As a contractor, I pay 24k vat, 16k corporate and about 5k income tax.

Moving to a permanent role, I will pay 15k income tax only.

Who is laughing now, mr chancellor?

Genius!

The 24k VAT you charged to the employer would be claimed back by the employer so net zero receipt for HMRC.

If your salary is the same as amount billed inc VAT you got a 20% raise, cost to employer is 20% more.

For the rest, HMRC will also get employers and employees NI so guessing total paid is fairly similar except you will end up with the income in your account rather than a ltd. which makers it easier to spend. Guessing you are now using pension contributions to mitigate tax due now [so that part not yet available to spend] since inc tax+NI is generally more than corp tax and that's why free-lancers used one-man-companies.

 

 

The point I made is that the contractor does not pay VAT. He bills for it then the employer claims it back.

 

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1 hour ago, ccc said:

Well my end client will no longer be paying an additional 20% vat on top of my day rate and every other contractor they have. 

They will be delighted. 

I read on TOS the thread on this. Someone was saying oh well but they get all of that back anyway. Errr no they don't !!

Unless I've missed something very obvious. 

Might even have been spyguy but can't remember. 

I think financial services are outside VAT so banks, etc never reclaim VAT from the government. Maybe you should split this cost saving?

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David Attenborough is lying to you.

 
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Footage of walruses driven to suicide by climate change broke the world’s heart last year, only for the story to be quietly revised. But if media lied about walrus suicides, what else are they lying about?

Renowned nature documentarian David Attenborough probably converted a few climate skeptics with his heartrending footage of walruses, their habitat decimated by climate change, throwing themselves off cliffs in despair in the 2018 Netflix documentary Our Planet.

Unfortunately, the story was untrue. Walruses regularly take to the water as part of their seasonal migration, and some plummet to their doom in their hurry to escape predators like polar bears, which sometimes hunt their prey by triggering a stampede off a precipice. 

Some eagle-eyed viewers noted that the placement of Attenborough’s camera crew might have also left his walruses with no choice but to jump off the cliff, since humans were blocking the beach. With polar bears menacing them inland, the walruses could have been caught between the proverbial rock and hard place.

Other sleuths found the filmmakers had engaged in some editing trickery to make it seem that the ‘desperate’ walruses going ashore to the dangerous cliffs were just around the corner from the packed 100,000-strong colony showcased in the documentary. In fact, the two locations were 400 hundred kilometers apart in Russia’s Far East.

 

 

https://www.rt.com/op-ed/472795-walrus-suicide-climate-change-lies/

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1 hour ago, Alonso Quijano said:

I no longer have any time for David 'Bloody' Attenborough. 

Became hard to enjoy a nature programme without having some agenda or cause rammed down our throats. With BBC it creeps into all its output.

Yep, I sat down with the family to watch His Dark Materials Sunday, and although so far it seems pretty good, there’s a subliminal SJW agenda going on with the ethnic diversity, most noticeable in the Gyptians, who are meant to be an inbred ethnic group in their own right, not the rainbow nation coalition.

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Not content with the licence fee, they are now launching a paid for steaming service. You can tell where there (very limited admittedly) good stuff will go. The licence fee payer will be subject to even worse shite 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7661755/BBC-ITV-launch-Britbox-fight-against-streaming-giants-Netflix-Amazon.html

The BBC and ITV announced BritBox, which they hope will counter the dominance of US giants, earlier this year.

Now they have said Channel 4 as well as Channel 5 are on board the service.

The digital subscription service is available to sign up to and offers 30 days free watching before charging £5.99 per month. 

BritBox has signed a deal with Channel 4 for British TV box sets from on-demand channel All 4 and British films from Film4.

 

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