393 posts • joined Wednesday 28th February 2007 12:25 GMT
All the inward investment funds are doing is paying bribes to companies in the hope they can recoup more in taxes
Re: Debt after death
They became legally recoverable under the Gambling Act 2005, with the relevant provision enacted on 1 Sept 2007
From November last year
Hodge claimed in a grilling by Michael Crick earlier this month that “I am a tiny, tiny, tiny shareholder”. Her direct shareholding is 1.26% which, given that Stemcor paid out £4,519,000 in dividends last year, means she received some £56,939. That shareholding alone is worth £1.8 million. Hardly a tiny amount.
What’s more Stemcor confirmed yesterday that this figure “excludes shares held in trust or in her children’s names”. The company share register shows that Hodge holds several million pounds worth of shareholdings in trusts, including for members of her family. As Polly Toynbee helpfully explains, this is a clever way of minimising future inheritance tax liability:
“The big sell is trusts, special ones devised for this company’s clients, guaranteed to protect almost all your wealth from inheritance tax. They are right, it can be done easily. Put all moveables and all cash and investments into a discretionary trust, and it passes to your heirs without tax as soon as you die, not even waiting for probate. It counts as a gift so the beneficiaries need pay no tax either.”
Re: He'll probably/hopefully get sued
And again, the same fella has used a credit card nicked at the same time to sign up to the porn site. I think that's called bang to rights, so get off your moralising high horse
Re: Taking Bets
I'll take that bet, given he's used a credit card stolen at the same time to get his wank on
Re: How to LIE witih selective STATISTICS
You do know there are 1.2 Billion people in India, with the largest growth in Millionaires outside China.
Ten years from now, they will be far better placed than us in terms of market value
Re: Ok here we go again
1) Who mentioned the NHS?
2) Whats wrong with having targets for patient treatment?
3) If the NHS is so good why did 1200 people die and no-one said a word till years later?
Re: Not nearly enough
Bonus points for all 3 at the same time?
supports my recollection of being told that U.S. casinos bar people who seem to be winning by remembering the order of cards. They may be actually counting cards, or doing something else. Either way, apparently it cuts into casino profit."
Card counting is more useful in Blackjack and in that game you are playing the house - in Poker you are playing other people on your side of the table, the house takes a fixed cut of turnover
You could re-write that without the party political point scoring?
At what point does a person sit down and think, this is a good use of my companies money?
Re: Dear Customer
You should only be charged an exit fee if you are within the original contract terms, which also introduces a cap on how much they can bump the bill by without allowing you to walk without penalty
Or he can't get a move and look after himself in short order.
There is no glory is hanging around, the perception rightly or wrongly, will be that the good guys saw the signs and legged it.
Been there, done that
Re: WTF is it with Brits and Open Plan?
You should try working in an open plan office with several L1 support desks right behind you.
I can hear every sniff, snuffle, fart and cringworthy piece of bad advice.
GET TAE F#CK YOU BUNCH OF AUTHORITARIAN TWATS
That is all
Re: Balmer the Dr Evil villain
Sounds like he was doing the job he is paid to do - defend his company against any perceived competition and deliver maximum value to his shareholders.
I wouldn't trust any phone with my online banking.
3/10 for making me reply to the troll
Re: How does the metaphor hold up...
Mega isn't selling the product, they are selling the storage space - the metaphor here seems to have got out of hand and ended up talking talking about something other than the proposition at hand.
The guy is selling the equivalent of a safety deposit box, the bank doesn't know whats in it, it just provides the box and gives you a key
It's not a supermarket, it's closer to a bonded warehouse
Re: 50GB dropbox?
Some of us got it with an HP touchpad in the firesale :o)
Re: Windows Server is obsolete except as an exchange server
Dirty tricks, pretty much par for the course in any modern business, doesn't mean we should like it, but it's a fact of life like taxes.
In terms of poor quality software, the article is attempting to show examples of how Microsoft are addressing this, perhaps you could give examples of where it still falls short rather than generalities?
Yeah, if you can remember the name, some of us tend to click the icon.
Yes, I should know better
Re: @PhilipN: What Dylan thinks
It might be selling for $1000 a copy, but it'll appear on a torrent site soon enough
How many fart apps does a mobile phone need?
Last time I had to brave the Job Centre they were determined to make me apply for a access development job in Devon - I live in West Central Scotland with a career in ITIL and support
Re: Just let it die already.
Yet again another success for Dave's law "Blokes will do anything if they think they might get their hole"
Well given this is a large company who have been trying to offload staff, with some dubious practices, who have now demanded staff complete mandatory training in the next week and a half (allowing for public holidays), I'd say it falls in the sites remit.
Of course you may not see it this way and good luck to you as you try and reduce your headcount
Re: Further marks down
And Danni Minogue in that Summer Bay uniform
Re: It's over?
Can we please stop with the alien hunting line? He defaced systems he got into and deleted log files, and admitted to doing so.
Re: Child's Play
So if I have a shitty lock on my front door it's ok if someone comes in and spray paints on the walls?
Re: And how much so far
So access to the courts should be limited by your ability to pay?
Re: Not so good for Charities
If you run a charity that cannot run without hand outs from the state I would suggest that a) you need to re-evaluate the operating model and b) you are essentially no more than an arms length offshoot of the state.
Re: Going for the FHM demographic?
"It's insulting (it suggests that readers click links to see titillating pics, not to, you know, read the article)."
How would the reader know there was a picture of a lady in a short skirt prior to opening the article?
"It's irrelevant (unless you're seriously suggesting that she's either carrying out a stress test, or is correctly attired to carry out such tests)."
It's a stock photo of someone expressing anger at a piece of tech.
"it's another brick in the wall of mindless Page 3/Daily Mail/Heat/Closer/etc objectification of women"
I hate to tell you but people have been using 'sex' to sell things for a very long time, oh and thanks for pointing out that we are all incapable of treating half the species as nothing other than eye candy.
Re: And I thought the UK was bad?
From 1949 until 1982 all persons born in the United Kingdom were both British Subjects and UK Citizens, unless they had inherited citizenship of another country, so you are both partially right.
Re: Remember this was a PCSO which isn't a copper
Traffic Officers at least are full police officers, but specialise in traffic enforcement, PCSO's are shopping centre security guards with the same legal rights of arrest and detention as a packet of crisps
Seriously, what idiot focuses on someone's gender rather than their career history and abilities?
Show me a solid piece of stand up evidence that categorically says it is entirely man made?
Re: Why all the secrecy?
It's not about climate change, it's about the amount of weighting you put onto the man-made element.
The BBC appear to have decided it must be man made and that is the only explanation to ever be given airtime.
Re: Oh and what's this?
Captialism, it's great. If someone is prepared to give me their money just now rather than hang on a couple of weeks, why not take the money?
Same with the Touchpad, I had no interest at the apple-esque prices initially charged, but when Argos accepted reservations in the firesale I got myself one and eventually slapped Android on it.
Re: Keep a 10 year old handy
Should have been at School imho
I feel it's immoral to demand a proportion of my earnings via threats against the person, to then demand another cut when I happen to spend that money, and another cut on any savings I might have. If I can take any measures to minimise my exposure to this shakedown racket I will, and I fully encourage anyone else to do the same.
If you don't like the current system, change the law, don't sit there squealing like a 6th form debate team on the morailty of the matter, do something about it or shut the fuck up
Re: This is the same organsiation that accused an innocent man of being a paedophile
Actually they didn't name him - we now have the weird situation where people have resigned over Twitter speculation about a report they aired, based on the word of a man who apparently hadn't seen a photo of the bloke he accused for nigh on 25 years, and then clarified his position once said bloke said he was lawyered up.
Would he risk scratching his nuts with it?
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