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by Charlottesquare
June 26th, 2019, 3:05 pm
Forum: Taxes
Topic: Tax Advice on a Discretionary Trust
Replies: 23
Views: 1021

Re: Tax Advice on a Discretionary Trust

5. I read somewhere that the life of a discretionary trust is 80 years. It would be helpful to know 6. Is it normal that my father’s discretionary has powers to make distributions to anyone? (the text seems to say it is for the benefit of his offspring and their further offspring etc. but the trust...
by Charlottesquare
June 26th, 2019, 2:28 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Brexit all over?
Replies: 2089
Views: 39797

Re: Brexit all over?

Not convinced he is, if the UK crashes out of the EU with No Deal then right now sentiment in Scotland seems to be that it will vote to leave the UK. Now if that event takes place maybe the mood up here by then will have changed, a week is a long time in politics, but I would certainly not dismiss ...
by Charlottesquare
June 26th, 2019, 9:24 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Brexit all over?
Replies: 2089
Views: 39797

Re: Brexit all over?

Brexit: Survival of UK in doubt, Gordon Brown warns https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-48756810 In my opinion, more scare mongering nonsense. (Wasn't he the chap who sold our gold and told the markets first that he as going to do so!) Not convinced he is, if the UK crashes out of the EU with No...
by Charlottesquare
June 25th, 2019, 7:44 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Brexit all over?
Replies: 2089
Views: 39797

Re: Brexit all over?

Xfool, Once again, you present your opinions as facts. If leaving the EU is as impossible as you say it is, then why did the vast majority of our MP’s vote to hold the Referendum, and why did they also vote to trigger Article 50? If we were not members of the EU today, would anyone in the UK be cla...
by Charlottesquare
June 24th, 2019, 8:52 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Brexit all over?
Replies: 2089
Views: 39797

Re: Brexit all over?

The Country will choose Boris over Corbyn any day. He must, however, do a deal with Sir Nigel Farage. Owen. Why is it a binary choice? A lot of the country will vote for neither ( and a fair few will certainly not vote for The Conservatives if they have snuggled up to Nigel) and in a four horse rac...
by Charlottesquare
June 24th, 2019, 8:06 pm
Forum: Taxes
Topic: Capital Losses
Replies: 2
Views: 216

Re: Capital Losses

Hi folks, Just doing my self assessment, I recorded a capital loss last year which may or may not ever be used to offset against a future gain. My question is do capital losses have to be carried forward each tax year on the return, or are they just recorded the once and that's it? Thanks. Only the...
by Charlottesquare
June 24th, 2019, 10:47 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Mark Field
Replies: 81
Views: 1620

Re: Mark Field

Eeek - it looks as if I am walking to Tenerife in the future. More seriously though, Mr Hammonds comments appear to be ambitious at best and down right misleading at worst. Having mentioned air travel as one area where we cannot directly reduce our footprint and will have to rely on "offsettin...
by Charlottesquare
June 23rd, 2019, 9:33 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Mark Field
Replies: 81
Views: 1620

Re: Mark Field

I don't think so. When Phillip Hammond completed his speech he made comment about the irony of the Greenpeace interruption referring to the recent Conservative Governments announcement to make the UK zero carbon by 2050. I would like to understand how they propose to deal with the carbon emissions ...
by Charlottesquare
June 22nd, 2019, 3:06 pm
Forum: High Yield Shares & Strategies - general
Topic: HYP Buying For End of Oct
Replies: 22
Views: 1767

Re: HYP Buying For End of Oct

Gengulphus makes a very good point about maximum uncertainty. I think this uncertainty will evidence itself in the strength or otherwise of the pound so, perversely, maximum uncertainty - causing a low £ - is likely to lead to a higher market (certainly the FTSE100). Best wishes, Steve Certainly wh...
by Charlottesquare
June 22nd, 2019, 12:22 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: The Brexit Party
Replies: 35
Views: 442

Re: The Brexit Party

Perhaps some people believe in their goal so much that they are prepared to make considerable sacrifices to achieve it. Possibly even regardless of all the as yet unproved "ludicrous" hype and fearmongering about things like ruining their own country. Also bearing in mind that sometimes i...
by Charlottesquare
June 21st, 2019, 11:21 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Tory Leadership candidates
Replies: 96
Views: 2263

Re: Tory Leadership candidates

Seems highly suspect, Boris trying to torpedo his own election perhaps. Irrespective of the reality (which we will likely not really know unless in years to come we get a kiss and tell expose) it is hardly reassuring that such a story is reported, I frankly doubt it will make too much difference to...
by Charlottesquare
June 21st, 2019, 11:10 pm
Forum: Company Analysis
Topic: Some analysis of Microsoft Corp (MSFT)
Replies: 8
Views: 442

Re: Some analysis of Microsoft Corp (MSFT)

"Impacts to Previously Reported Results Adoption of the standards related to revenue recognition and leases impacted our previously reported results as follows:" Above is in the notes to their accounts, there is no page numbering or note numbering that I can see so I cannot direct you wher...
by Charlottesquare
June 21st, 2019, 8:42 pm
Forum: Cycling
Topic: Bankrupcy for cycling.
Replies: 15
Views: 467

Re: Bankrupcy for cycling.

Whilst I suspect none of us can really comment on the court's verdict if we have not heard all the evidence led, one factor may be that the woman struck was apparently not a single person crossing the road without observation but, if the paper is to be believed, one of a "throng" of people...
by Charlottesquare
June 21st, 2019, 5:31 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: The Conservatives and Momentum - 2 sides of the same coin?
Replies: 19
Views: 561

Re: The Conservatives and Momentum - 2 sides of the same coin?

But it's my right* to title my posts as I see fit. It is of course the site owner's right to censor as they see fit. Don't confuse free speech with freedom to abuse another's property. As for the current Tory membership, my concern is that they will continue their lurch to the right because that is...
by Charlottesquare
June 19th, 2019, 8:20 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Rory Stewart - 007 ?
Replies: 29
Views: 732

Re: Rory Stewart - 007 ?

Stewart

Do you expect me to back you?

Johnson

“No, Mr Stewart, I expect your challenge to die”
by Charlottesquare
June 18th, 2019, 6:57 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Private Education Thread
Replies: 65
Views: 900

Re: Private Education Thread

Whereas in the UK private universities are fairly rare. In terms of funding, but all universities in the UK are private in the sense that they are not owned by the state. If the government funds them and regulates them tightly, then the difference is not that significant. I don't actually know what...
by Charlottesquare
June 17th, 2019, 10:01 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: 70% for Rory Stewart
Replies: 59
Views: 1144

Re: 70% for Rory Stewart

It is frankly pretty scary the number of those who one now meets who were avowed No voters in 2014 but who would/could now be tipped over the edge to a Yes vote in a second Indy Ref by a No Deal outcome. If the UK left the EU with "no deal" and then Scotland left the UK and attempted to r...
by Charlottesquare
June 17th, 2019, 9:58 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: 70% for Rory Stewart
Replies: 59
Views: 1144

Re: 70% for Rory Stewart

If the UK left the EU with "no deal" and then Scotland left the UK and attempted to rejoin the EU, doesn't this introduce all the land border problems that they've being trying to avoid in Ireland? Big mistake.... applying cold hard logic to IndyRef. Emotions will rule the day, not facts....
by Charlottesquare
June 17th, 2019, 9:57 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: 70% for Rory Stewart
Replies: 59
Views: 1144

Re: 70% for Rory Stewart

It is frankly pretty scary the number of those who one now meets who were avowed No voters in 2014 but who would/could now be tipped over the edge to a Yes vote in a second Indy Ref by a No Deal outcome. If the UK left the EU with "no deal" and then Scotland left the UK and attempted to r...
by Charlottesquare
June 17th, 2019, 9:52 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Private Education Thread
Replies: 65
Views: 900

Re: Private Education Thread

Or stop blaming the schools and take a closer look at the parents. Both my children went to local state primaries then secondaries, both got accepted to St Andrews, both graduated with strong 2.1 degrees, daughter currently finishing her Msc son earns more than I do age 27 (Computer Science-self emp...

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