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View kingdowieonthewall's Profile kingdowieonthewall Flag glorious Goring by sea 30 Jul 20 1.54pm Send a Private Message to kingdowieonthewall Add kingdowieonthewall as a friend

Ironically, Paint (in particular, masonry paint) has been in very short supply.
Painting is a very common DIY job, so loads of punters furloughed from office jobs etc, have been painting at home.
I had my entire bookings schedule wiped out over 2 days just before the lockdown was announced.
(phone & email, everything was cancelled or put on hold by customers)
With exception of a 2k deposit paid a week before had no income for nearly 3 months, but did receive 3k grant.
I wont be claiming the 2nd grant in August as since I've been back I've been busiest than Ive been for many years, so dont need it & I believe not entitled either.

 


Kids,tired of being bothered by your pesky parents?
Then leave home, get a job & pay your own bills, while you still know everything.

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View Tom-the-eagle's Profile Tom-the-eagle Flag Croydon 30 Jul 20 1.59pm Send a Private Message to Tom-the-eagle Add Tom-the-eagle as a friend

Originally posted by kingdowieonthewall

Ironically, Paint (in particular, masonry paint) has been in very short supply.
Painting is a very common DIY job, so loads of punters furloughed from office jobs etc, have been painting at home.
I had my entire bookings schedule wiped out over 2 days just before the lockdown was announced.
(phone & email, everything was cancelled or put on hold by customers)
With exception of a 2k deposit paid a week before had no income for nearly 3 months, but did receive 3k grant.
I wont be claiming the 2nd grant in August as since I've been back I've been busiest than Ive been for many years, so dont need it & I believe not entitled either.


Iíve always liked you but your attitude here p@sses me off.

Take the grant man, itís the least you deserve after a life time of paying in to the system.

 


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View martin2412's Profile martin2412 Flag The Big Wide World 30 Jul 20 2.44pm Send a Private Message to martin2412 Add martin2412 as a friend

Originally posted by kingdowieonthewall

Ironically, Paint (in particular, masonry paint) has been in very short supply.
Painting is a very common DIY job, so loads of punters furloughed from office jobs etc, have been painting at home.
I had my entire bookings schedule wiped out over 2 days just before the lockdown was announced.
(phone & email, everything was cancelled or put on hold by customers)
With exception of a 2k deposit paid a week before had no income for nearly 3 months, but did receive 3k grant.
I wont be claiming the 2nd grant in August as since I've been back I've been busiest than Ive been for many years, so dont need it & I believe not entitled either.

I take my hat off to your morals Bob, but take the money.

This country is now so full of ponces that put nothing in and take everything, that you might as well join the fu(kers. I would.

I've always been PAYE and have paid proper tax unlike you self employed and I'd rather you had it than some illegal immigrant who rocks up at Dover and is given a handout.

Perhaps if everyone like you takes it, then we'll have nothing left to send to India to fund their space programme. Win win.

 

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View Forest Hillbilly's Profile Forest Hillbilly Flag in a hidey-hole 30 Jul 20 4.22pm Send a Private Message to Forest Hillbilly Add Forest Hillbilly as a friend

I find it difficult to criticise self-employed workers who have exploited furlough.
Mega-rich people , such as Jamie Oliver, furloughing house-keepers, and the like.
The taxman ain't gonna chase a few cash-in-hand jobs for self-employed (you would hope), when m/billionaires have been furloughing staff all over the place.
the only thing that would be of concern to me, is that builders who've been working in lots of other people's houses , might be bringing Covid-19 to your home.

You pays your money, you take your chances

 


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View Rudi Hedman's Profile Rudi Hedman Flag Caterham 30 Jul 20 5.56pm Send a Private Message to Rudi Hedman Add Rudi Hedman as a friend

I was also talking about builders who thought fvck it Iíll put my feet upon £2,500 a month like everyone else in the heatwave and didnít do any undeclared work. Why not. Thereís now plenty of work.

 


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View cryrst's Profile cryrst Flag Chatham 30 Jul 20 6.16pm Send a Private Message to cryrst Add cryrst as a friend

When taxes go up, which they will I'm sure some have taken the raise in advance to afford it. I'm sure everyone will be made up to pay back what's been given; even fraudulently.

 

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View Casual's Profile Casual Flag Orpington 30 Jul 20 7.28pm Send a Private Message to Casual Add Casual as a friend

Some of my blokes were moaning that they couldnít claim , I said to them they hadnít missed a days work , the pubs are shut and they couldnít eat out. Should be the most flush theyíve ever been.
I havenít had anything off the government personally, although I have been able to furlough my wife (she loves a good furloughing!)

Did have a result though as halfway through doing my house and needed to borrow some money, was all agreed but the plug got pulled when lockdown kicked in. Got a bounce back loan (£50,000 which wonít finish the house , but has helped.
Got all my builders on the bounce back loan, that way they couldnít plead poverty when I put a bill in

 

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View robdave2k's Profile robdave2k Flag Corby 30 Jul 20 7.43pm Send a Private Message to robdave2k Add robdave2k as a friend

Originally posted by Tom-the-eagle


Iíve always liked you but your attitude here p@sses me off.

Take the grant man, itís the least you deserve after a life time of paying in to the system.

The fact they will check the claim may be a put off. You have to self-certify you were affected.

There will be checks, lots of them.

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View cryrst's Profile cryrst Flag Chatham 30 Jul 20 8.58pm Send a Private Message to cryrst Add cryrst as a friend

The system now, generally is so simple to take from its unreal. Aside from covid I mean. That's just a gift for all.
Back when I got repoed I had to go to the social 3 days running with affadavids bank statements, all proof I had nothing. Then got a £20 crisis loan for me the mrs and the chavvy. Forgot all about it and years later got a bill for £35 which included interest.
That may explain my bitterness and anger at fraudulent claims. I suppose some wont have any qualms but others may well have a few sleepless nights.

 

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View kingdowieonthewall's Profile kingdowieonthewall Flag glorious Goring by sea 31 Jul 20 7.53am Send a Private Message to kingdowieonthewall Add kingdowieonthewall as a friend

Originally posted by Tom-the-eagle


Iíve always liked you but your attitude here p@sses me off.

Take the grant man, itís the least you deserve after a life time of paying in to the system.

morning Tom.
I regard the initial 3k I got as a pleasent assist.
I could take Augusts 2nd grant & probably never be checked, however in july there has been about 30k of business gone through the books, so really wouldnt stand up to scrutiny & they will be checking people from all areas.
Its certainly not a moral high ground with me, more a quit while youre ahead as the 1st grant is kosher as only the 2k client deposit went in over 10-12 weeks.
I reckon a few firms wouldve ripped the arse out of it and those inspected will get slaughtered.
Theyve got to find a lot of money from somwhere next few years !
I can obviously appreciate those taking the 2nd grant as we dont get sick or holiday pay, wear ourselves out prematurely (2 painters that worked with me have died at 40 & 50 !) and risk all running our businesses.
Luckily mrs KD is a very well paid office Walla and can keep me in beers & curry

 


Kids,tired of being bothered by your pesky parents?
Then leave home, get a job & pay your own bills, while you still know everything.

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View Painter's Profile Painter Flag Croydon 31 Jul 20 9.36am Send a Private Message to Painter Add Painter as a friend

Originally posted by cryrst

The system now, generally is so simple to take from its unreal. Aside from covid I mean. That's just a gift for all.
Back when I got repoed I had to go to the social 3 days running with affadavids bank statements, all proof I had nothing. Then got a £20 crisis loan for me the mrs and the chavvy. Forgot all about it and years later got a bill for £35 which included interest.
That may explain my bitterness and anger at fraudulent claims. I suppose some wont have any qualms but others may well have a few sleepless nights.

The system will tighten up big time by the end of the year. It is now getting harder to spend cash, people are being pushed to use cards, which spending can be tracked and audited by the tax man. The days of doing jobs for cash and avoiding vat and income tax are coming to an end.

 

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View kingdowieonthewall's Profile kingdowieonthewall Flag glorious Goring by sea 31 Jul 20 12.54pm Send a Private Message to kingdowieonthewall Add kingdowieonthewall as a friend

Originally posted by Painter

The system will tighten up big time by the end of the year. It is now getting harder to spend cash, people are being pushed to use cards, which spending can be tracked and audited by the tax man. The days of doing jobs for cash and avoiding vat and income tax are coming to an end.

agree, all traceable.
The supermarkets are all pushing shopping aps for mobiles,so theyll knw how much you spend on food.
Years ago when Nectar card started I knew of a chap that got done by taxman because of his Nectar points being so high, equating to his real income spend!

 


Kids,tired of being bothered by your pesky parents?
Then leave home, get a job & pay your own bills, while you still know everything.

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