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by supremetwo
May 23rd, 2019, 11:54 am
Forum: Taxes
Topic: Inheritance Tax - Surplus Income Gifts
Replies: 11
Views: 5964

Re: Inheritance Tax - Surplus Income Gifts

https://www.pruadviser.co.uk/knowledge-literature/knowledge-library/normal-expenditure-out-of-income-exemption/ Income is not defined in the IHT legislation but should be determined for each year in accordance with normal accountancy rules. It is not necessarily the same as income for income tax pur...
by supremetwo
May 20th, 2019, 9:40 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: DAK what the metal structure is at the background of this photo?
Replies: 10
Views: 869

Re: DAK what the metal structure is at the background of this photo?

If that is visible from the motorway, it is too much distraction for drivers. https://www.rospa.com/rospaweb/docs/advice-services/road-safety/drivers/driver-distraction.pdf Objects, events, or activities both inside and outside the vehicle can cause distraction. In-vehicle distractions can be caused...
by supremetwo
May 18th, 2019, 10:46 pm
Forum: Bank Accounts Savings & ISAs
Topic: Experiences of RCI Bank?
Replies: 8
Views: 583

Re: Experiences of RCI Bank?

Freedom Savings Account Make a Payment From the payments set-up page:- Is this a regular payment? How often would you like to make this payment? Date of first payment. Please select - weekly - monthly. Note that they do not yet offer fast payments, only BACS so there will be next 'working-day' delay...
by supremetwo
May 17th, 2019, 1:07 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: DAK what the metal structure is at the background of this photo?
Replies: 10
Views: 869

Re: DAK what the metal structure is at the background of this photo?

Google Earth - street view - click on the motorway.

This shows an advertising tower sticking up on the other side.
by supremetwo
May 16th, 2019, 6:28 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: BT upgrade to fibre options
Replies: 18
Views: 651

Re: BT upgrade to fibre options

It has to come from a local fibre cabinet and BT will not tee off an existing cable just for you, unless you pay ££££ for it. We have a fibre cable close by but that serves business premises - no local fibre cabinet is planned as yet. All the domestic properties in our area are FTTC around 0.75 mil...
by supremetwo
May 16th, 2019, 6:19 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: win 10 monthly update for 1809
Replies: 4
Views: 385

Re: win 10 monthly update for 1809

The latest update KB4494441 is installing twice - now 17763.503, last night it was 17763.475 https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/release-information/status-windows-10-1809-and-windows-server-2019#376msgdesc Resolution No action is required on your part. The update installation may take longer a...
by supremetwo
May 16th, 2019, 5:50 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: BT upgrade to fibre options
Replies: 18
Views: 651

Re: BT upgrade to fibre options

There aren't any green cabinets in our village as we have a telephone exchange. This is about a mile away from me so I presume I will still use the copper cable from there, so what's the point of fibre if I have a long bit of copper at the end? There is a new fibre overhead distribution cable along...
by supremetwo
May 16th, 2019, 1:29 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: BT upgrade to fibre options
Replies: 18
Views: 651

Re: BT upgrade to fibre options

The options you have been given appear to be FTTC fibre to the cabinet rather than FTTP fibre to the premises. I have recently switched to NOW FTTC and no problems at all. £25 per month for Fab Fibre average 36 Mbps download speed, unlimited downloads and including line rental anytime phone calls (a...
by supremetwo
May 16th, 2019, 12:16 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Zoolz - Free Account Deletions.
Replies: 3
Views: 419

Re: Zoolz - Free Account Deletions.

30 days with no notice is a very short time to transfer elsewhere. I'm just moving my five email addresses with my ISP to my own domain (having done the reverse about seven years ago) and some of them work immediately and some don't or I don't know if they've worked or not, as many organisations (o...
by supremetwo
May 13th, 2019, 3:27 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Zoolz - Free Account Deletions.
Replies: 3
Views: 419

Zoolz - Free Account Deletions.

Zoolz will be deleting all 'free' lifetime accounts in 30 days.

$14.99/year is being offered to upgrade the 'free' account to 1TB of storage (1 user).
by supremetwo
May 12th, 2019, 6:03 pm
Forum: Pensions - Practical Problems
Topic: Public Sector High Earners
Replies: 5
Views: 604

Re: Public Sector High Earners

There needs to be a fund cap otherwise the lack of affordability of public sector pensions will escalate. (I believe judges have manoeuvred an exemption for them.) Should anyone get further pension contribution tax relief once the £million allowance is reached? https://www.pensionsadvisoryservice.or...
by supremetwo
May 12th, 2019, 2:52 am
Forum: International & Expat Investors
Topic: Leaving UK to avoid a Corbyn government!?
Replies: 59
Views: 5026

Re: Leaving UK to avoid a Corbyn government!?

A friend looked at Guernsey some 18 months ago.

No IHT and properties then were similar in price to the south of England. Now the property prices are escalating.
by supremetwo
May 11th, 2019, 1:44 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Please take a GOV.UK survey
Replies: 2
Views: 487

Re: Please take a GOV.UK survey

For the past two weeks or so I have been receiving emails from GOV.UK inviting me to participate in a government survey (I previously agreed to take part and have done one over the phone as well as on-line). The wording is: Thank you for your participation so far in the GOV.UK user research panel. ...
by supremetwo
May 10th, 2019, 7:41 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Win 10 - 1809 Update
Replies: 1
Views: 299

Re: Win 10 - 1809 Update

Maroochydore wrote:Can anyone shed any light as to what is going on here.
I should state that everything works as was prior to 'updates', I'm just curious why I have all these messages regarding restarts after I've restarted a few times and whether I have 1809 or still 1803.

Just type Winver in the search box.
by supremetwo
May 9th, 2019, 2:00 am
Forum: The Natural World
Topic: Slug Patrol
Replies: 3
Views: 401

Re: Slug Patrol

I'd happily adopt a hedgehog, and we do have a few frogs, Hedgehogs eat frogs, though it would probably need to come across one accidentally. And last year, I placed a couple of slugs in front of a visiting hedgehog's nose. It sniffed and then totally ignored. Was it a residual smell of human inter...
by supremetwo
May 5th, 2019, 2:00 am
Forum: Brokers and Share Dealing
Topic: "Source of wealth information" requested
Replies: 66
Views: 4130

Re: "Source of wealth information" requested

The real issue for me (and my wife) regarding "details of the origin of the source of wealth" is in the amount and completeness of evidence required, and how much common sense is applied to assessing it. They want to avoid further fines. https://www.step.org/news/barclays-fined-heavily-du...
by supremetwo
May 4th, 2019, 1:34 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Independent politicians
Replies: 4
Views: 330

Re: Independent politicians

Climate change protests have probably influenced the increase in the number of Green councillors.
by supremetwo
May 4th, 2019, 1:08 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Removing Shortcuts from Desktop
Replies: 7
Views: 522

Re: Removing Shortcuts from Desktop

unless you actually installed it onto the desktop, in which case you probably want to un-install it and reinstall into program files. I think that must have happened. I had such a problem getting Quicken to work I don't think uninstalling is an option. Guess I better leave things as they are. There...
by supremetwo
April 25th, 2019, 6:19 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Exterior gloss paint - any recommendations?
Replies: 8
Views: 640

Re: Exterior gloss paint - any recommendations?

I just use the same ordinary Leyland trade exterior gloss, important of course to lightly sand all surfaces first. I am following my Dad's advice who retired as a painter & decorator aged 80. Which is oil-based. Avoid water-based - needs frequent re-painting on outdoor items - a gift to the pai...
by supremetwo
April 25th, 2019, 6:00 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Green Balls in my Plants
Replies: 7
Views: 747

Re: Green Balls in my Plants

I was repotting some shop bought plants and found small bright green balls in the soil. Other plants had yellow balls, and I also found a single blue ball. Twice the size of cous cous, half the size of petit pois. Is it plant food, slug repellant, weed killer or something else? Slow release fertili...

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