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by Bouleversee
February 14th, 2019, 10:02 pm
Forum: Share ideas
Topic: WH Smiths SMWH
Replies: 6
Views: 285

Re: WH Smiths SMWH

SMWH has been one of my best performing shares, having given me a decent income and gone up 331% since I bought at the end of January 2011. Unfortunately, they are not in an ISA and my non-ISA divs. are way over the new £1000 allowance so I should have sold them by now but they had a bit of a drop a...
by Bouleversee
February 14th, 2019, 9:46 pm
Forum: Taxes
Topic: The Probate Tax is back
Replies: 32
Views: 1302

Re: The Probate Tax is back

I understand from the Law Society that if an MP objects, it will have to be voted on but will still not get debated in Parliament. How ridiculous!
by Bouleversee
February 13th, 2019, 4:40 pm
Forum: Portfolio Management & Review
Topic: OLTB's Small-cap Portfolio
Replies: 8
Views: 704

Re: OLTB's Small-cap Portfolio

Lootman said:

"My best small cap investment was sold when it had increased 25-fold."

Am curious to know what that was. Do tell, please. Also why you sold the lot at one fell swoop.
by Bouleversee
February 12th, 2019, 11:36 pm
Forum: Share ideas
Topic: RPC Group
Replies: 16
Views: 745

Re: RPC Group

There is an argument running on the ADVFN BB as to whether Apollo could increase their bid or not if Berry came up with a higher offer than they had made, which they said was their final offer. Any expert views here? Does it make any difference that the Apollo bid was by means of a Scheme of Arrange...
by Bouleversee
February 11th, 2019, 8:56 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Petrofac ( SFO)
Replies: 27
Views: 1191

Re: Petrofac ( SFO)

Understood and am inclined to agree and sit tight, as I did with CLLN & IRV :cry:
by Bouleversee
February 11th, 2019, 7:45 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Petrofac ( SFO)
Replies: 27
Views: 1191

Re: Petrofac ( SFO)

I think in the end Tesco only paid out £101m if I remember correctly which was a lot less than originally claimed, don't know how to check this though and I may be wrong. I have just checked the short positions on short interest tracker and Petrofac are 6.18% shorted as of today against Marks and S...
by Bouleversee
February 11th, 2019, 6:59 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Petrofac ( SFO)
Replies: 27
Views: 1191

Re: Petrofac ( SFO)

I was rather hoping you would say that, Mon. On the other hand, I seem to remember that the Tesco action was successful though it didn't benefit me. I don't know about the VW one.
by Bouleversee
February 11th, 2019, 6:05 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Petrofac ( SFO)
Replies: 27
Views: 1191

Re: Petrofac ( SFO)

I can never get my head round this sort of legal action. Would it be by shareholders who bought before the SFO investigation was made public and sold at a loss afterwards, and so compensation would effectively be paid by those who bought after that date and are still holding?. But what if you did bo...
by Bouleversee
February 10th, 2019, 3:04 pm
Forum: Taxes
Topic: The Probate Tax is back
Replies: 32
Views: 1302

Re: The Probate Tax is back

I totally agree. How many times do they want to tax the same money. I had just received an email from my daughter with the following link and might as well post it anyway. https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/article-6356603/New-death-tax-hit-grieving-families.html. I do despise this sneaky behaviou...
by Bouleversee
February 8th, 2019, 11:10 pm
Forum: Taxes
Topic: over 80 income tax...
Replies: 16
Views: 502

Re: over 80 income tax...

Has she been notified how much state pension she will get? I ask because although I inherited my husband's state pension, I lost my own which was almost a full state pension for someone of my age (less than people now get on retirement) as I had paid a large sum in voluntary contributions many years...
by Bouleversee
February 8th, 2019, 10:40 pm
Forum: Taxes
Topic: Proposed hike in probate fee
Replies: 5
Views: 320

Re: Proposed hike in probate fee

Well, the committee voted for the proposal so it won't be debated at all and will go ahead unless anyone can persuade their MP to rise and object to it on the grounds that it is a tax not a fee and as such should be put to the House for a debate and vote. See article in Daily Mail today: https://www...
by Bouleversee
February 7th, 2019, 7:16 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Compass Group Trading Statement.
Replies: 8
Views: 427

Re: Compass Group Trading Statement.

Many thanks, Ian. Am I the only holder here? One of my better holdings, having bought at 625p in 2000 and 530p in 2001. Not a HYP buy now with a yield of only 2.14% but a very acceptable yield on what I paid, together with an excellent increase in price, of no interest on here, of course. :lol: I ha...
by Bouleversee
February 5th, 2019, 7:29 pm
Forum: Bank Accounts Savings & ISAs
Topic: Premium Bonds
Replies: 291
Views: 17513

Re: Premium Bonds

Yes, that's what I meant, inserting holder's number being equivalent to logging on.
by Bouleversee
February 5th, 2019, 6:54 pm
Forum: Bank Accounts Savings & ISAs
Topic: Premium Bonds
Replies: 291
Views: 17513

Re: Premium Bonds

It's very quick and easy to go onto their website and log in with your ns&i no. (asking your computer to remember it for next time). Have never had any delay or problem with that.
by Bouleversee
February 3rd, 2019, 2:41 pm
Forum: Taxes
Topic: Proposed hike in probate fee
Replies: 5
Views: 320

Re: Proposed hike in probate fee

Mine is pretty good, always passing on my letters to the relevant minister and forwarding their reply, as I believe they are obliged to do, and sometimes giving surprisingly forthright comments against a proposal, though hasn't given an opinion on this one. I really think quite a lot depends on how ...
by Bouleversee
February 3rd, 2019, 12:42 pm
Forum: Taxes
Topic: Proposed hike in probate fee
Replies: 5
Views: 320

Proposed hike in probate fee

According to the Sunday Times, the planned huge tiered increases in the probate fee (up to £6k on estates of £2m or more) may be debated next Friday if a meeting of MPs on Thursday decides to put the changes through to the Commons. Not too late to lobby your MP if you object to yet another stealth t...
by Bouleversee
February 2nd, 2019, 2:53 pm
Forum: Bank Accounts Savings & ISAs
Topic: Premium Bonds
Replies: 291
Views: 17513

Re: Premium Bonds

For an awful moment, I thought you were going to tell us that your brother/sister had won £1m, though they probably wouldn't have told you if they had. :lol: Agree they are not much good as an investment but a safe place to park money you are going to need to access quickly at some point in the futu...
by Bouleversee
February 2nd, 2019, 12:54 pm
Forum: Bank Accounts Savings & ISAs
Topic: Premium Bonds
Replies: 291
Views: 17513

Re: Premium Bonds

2 x £25 for me; not even what I would call a smattering. I read in today's Times that 10 children under 16 have won the £1m PB prize in the past decade. Imagine what trouble that would cause in a family if their siblings had won little or nothing with their bonds. Apparently they can get their hands...
by Bouleversee
February 1st, 2019, 11:57 am
Forum: Bank Accounts Savings & ISAs
Topic: Premium Bonds
Replies: 291
Views: 17513

Re: Premium Bonds

Sadly, that list doesn't include me. Mara Man: have you had a phone call and are you on the list. If so, I hope it was a big one.

I suppose I will now have to wait till the 4th to find out that I have won zilch again.
by Bouleversee
January 31st, 2019, 1:16 pm
Forum: Share ideas
Topic: RPC Group
Replies: 16
Views: 745

Re: RPC Group

kempiejon wrote:I see the price today has moved above that offered by Apollo, as you say this could improve the price. I'd still be sad to see a steady little earner nicked from my portfolio.


So will I but at least a decent price would be some consolation.

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