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View Seagles's Profile Seagles Flag Croydon 02 Mar 21 3.34pm Send a Private Message to Seagles Add Seagles as a friend

Originally posted by The Dolphin

Business Interruption loans are a major scam as well.
I won't bore you with the whole thing here but I was offered one - didn't need it I might add but thought I would look into it.
I didn't take it on moral grounds really.
The Government won't even be counting their losses there yet because they currently have no idea what they will be but unscrupulous lenders and borrowers should be ashamed of themselves!
For those that needed one and who will pay it back then fine - the rest - watch this space - it will be a loss of billions when the time comes.

The Dolphon I agree with your opinion that the govment stand to lose out big time on this scheme. I've heard a number of stories of tradesmen that have used the loan to do up their own house and then boasting that they will declare themselves out of business so they don't have to pay it back. All the while continuing to work. I don't know any of them first hand but have come across it from a number of different places.

 

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View cryrst's Profile cryrst Online Flag The garden of England 02 Mar 21 4.32pm Send a Private Message to cryrst Add cryrst as a friend

Originally posted by Seagles

The Dolphon I agree with your opinion that the govment stand to lose out big time on this scheme. I've heard a number of stories of tradesmen that have used the loan to do up their own house and then boasting that they will declare themselves out of business so they don't have to pay it back. All the while continuing to work. I don't know any of them first hand but have come across it from a number of different places.

As they may but hmg will be using all methods including spying which invariably will catch these people. Lots will get caught and sent to court so not only will they have to pay back but will be advertised in the press. Not good for business.
Receipts will need to be shown and where the goods went. They might think they're clever but 100s of inspectors will be pursuing this so accountants will also be in the cross hairs.

 

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View robdave2k's Profile robdave2k Flag 02 Mar 21 5.39pm Send a Private Message to robdave2k Add robdave2k as a friend

Originally posted by Seagles

The Dolphon I agree with your opinion that the govment stand to lose out big time on this scheme. I've heard a number of stories of tradesmen that have used the loan to do up their own house and then boasting that they will declare themselves out of business so they don't have to pay it back. All the while continuing to work. I don't know any of them first hand but have come across it from a number of different places.

And decent accountants will have shopped any clients doing this.

Iím a taxpayer, why the f*** would I want to work for people who do this. It isnít clever ďaccountingĒ - itís being bent and morally bankrupt. That and they will get their bollocks removed as itís all traceable.

 

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View cryrst's Profile cryrst Online Flag The garden of England 02 Mar 21 8.29pm Send a Private Message to cryrst Add cryrst as a friend

Originally posted by robdave2k

And decent accountants will have shopped any clients doing this.

Iím a taxpayer, why the f*** would I want to work for people who do this. It isnít clever ďaccountingĒ - itís being bent and morally bankrupt. That and they will get their bollocks removed as itís all traceable.

Once you sign your accounts off irrelevant how dodgy they are or accountant 'assisted' they are, its you in the frame. Loads are probably crapping it right now; 4 bed house, two cars,3 holidays....
On 35k a year, yeah right explain that away.
Maybe this scheme was actually run parallel to a sting operation and there will be some stupid people who thought they were actually clever. Touche!

 

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View cryrst's Profile cryrst Online Flag The garden of England 02 Mar 21 8.31pm Send a Private Message to cryrst Add cryrst as a friend

Lesson no 1
Don't touch the governments money.

 

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View Seagles's Profile Seagles Flag Croydon 02 Mar 21 10.03pm Send a Private Message to Seagles Add Seagles as a friend

Originally posted by cryrst

As they may but hmg will be using all methods including spying which invariably will catch these people. Lots will get caught and sent to court so not only will they have to pay back but will be advertised in the press. Not good for business.
Receipts will need to be shown and where the goods went. They might think they're clever but 100s of inspectors will be pursuing this so accountants will also be in the cross hairs.

It's not an area I know much about but I certainly hope you are right

 

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View The Dolphin's Profile The Dolphin Flag 03 Mar 21 9.28am Send a Private Message to The Dolphin Add The Dolphin as a friend

You can take out a massive loan with little checking because the funders get 10% in fees.
They the get the interest paid for the first year by HMG and in the second year by the borrower.
A £250k loan will nett the lender £40k all guaranteed in case the borrower goes bust - and many have and will - on purpose!I
The lenders are trying to lend as much as possible - I was approved for £250k in 4 days - that included a weekend and all I had to do was fill in a form.
Well done HMG for doing it but shame on the lenders who don't give a fig about who they lend to.
My Business is totally without debt etc so an easy lend but I have heard of others who in normal times would not have been given a fiver getting tens of thousands.

 

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View stuckinbristol's Profile stuckinbristol Flag In the woodwork. 03 Mar 21 1.53pm Send a Private Message to stuckinbristol Add stuckinbristol as a friend

Originally posted by cryrst

Lesson no 1
Don't touch the governments money.

This is the first lesson my father gave me when I went self employed.

Pay your VAT and PAYE, or go to prison.

 

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View cryrst's Profile cryrst Online Flag The garden of England 03 Mar 21 3.03pm Send a Private Message to cryrst Add cryrst as a friend

Originally posted by The Dolphin

You can take out a massive loan with little checking because the funders get 10% in fees.
They the get the interest paid for the first year by HMG and in the second year by the borrower.
A £250k loan will nett the lender £40k all guaranteed in case the borrower goes bust - and many have and will - on purpose!I
The lenders are trying to lend as much as possible - I was approved for £250k in 4 days - that included a weekend and all I had to do was fill in a form.
Well done HMG for doing it but shame on the lenders who don't give a fig about who they lend to.
My Business is totally without debt etc so an easy lend but I have heard of others who in normal times would not have been given a fiver getting tens of thousands.

Yup but hopefully will have some explaining to do if they've done wrong. Don't forget also that rules can be changed to allow more browsing into company accounts.

 

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View orpingtoneagle's Profile orpingtoneagle Flag Orpington 07 Mar 21 10.30am Send a Private Message to orpingtoneagle Add orpingtoneagle as a friend

Originally posted by dreamwaverider

The biggest claimants by far of furlough is the public sector. Biggest scam ever. How do you do gooders all propose sifting through millions of stay at home beuros? It ainít gonna happen. There is no department in the government to chase any of these shmuzzlers. Just get over it and move on.

What a load of b#ll#cks.

Most of the public sector worked solidly through the last year from civil servants keeping the country running, doctors nurses and health staff keeping hospitals open to bin men keeping the streets clean.

Look elsewhere for issues. For example one of my daughters pals was laid off about a year ago along with about 20 others. When she tried to sign on turns out the boss claimed they were all furloughed and was pocketing the money.

Or the number of take aways and delivery food outlets making huge claims on eat ot to help out when they had no way of anyone eating in.

Any policy rushed through will however carefully it is worded will have certain people looking how to rip it off knowing its pay now check later.

 

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View cryrst's Profile cryrst Online Flag The garden of England 03 Aug 22 8.49am Send a Private Message to cryrst Add cryrst as a friend

It appears this and furlough is where CP gets his 47 billion figure from.
Itís gone from the news now. Loans were rushed out as poverty was being promised if they werenít given quickly. Imo covid happened so quickly that meetings about meetings about meetings werenít possible. Due diligence went south as time was of the essence and there were many genuine cases. Quite a few non genuine cases it appears though. Hindsight is wonderful but just look at the abuse hmg have got about the present world wide apparent cost of living crisis and now giving away another 17 billion to appease people. When taxes do go up I doubt many will remember the £400 and £800 payouts.

 

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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 03 Aug 22 11.34am Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

A few billion here, a few billion there. Seriously who cares anymore? Get the printers going, clever economists. Inflation? What inflation?

 


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