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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2020 8:44 pm 
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StuartW wrote:
Apparently boss of HMRC will be on Martin Lewis's Money Show tonight asking questions about self-employment, and any extension of the grant scheme will be discussed (although I doubt the HMRC boss will have anything to say about an extension - he'll leave that to the politicians).

ITV, 8pm tonight.

Well that was largely a waste of time, and a bit discouraging - Martin Lewis doesn't sound as optimistic about an extension than he was, and now thinks it's 50/50 :sad:

And the HMRC chief predictably said that any extension is up to the chancellor :?


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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2020 4:52 am 
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These comments made by the chancellor were reported when the scheme kicked off a few days ago:

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In an interview with the BBC, Mr Sunak was asked if he would extend the grants, and replied: "We're looking at the best thing to do but... the reason for that is slightly different in that many of those self-employed people are not in sectors which are necessarily closed or have an employer who has reduced their hours.

Therefore encouraging that he hasn't ruled out an extension completely.

But he's obviously acknowledging that some people who haven't been affected that much will be cashing in.

So I suspect that if there is an extension then it'll be in a modified and less generous form. Maybe just a decrease from the 80% of profits currently on offer, or maybe tightening up the eligibility criteria somehow :?


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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2020 7:48 pm 
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I would settle for 60% ,better than nothing and we are all going to need something to help us through it sounds like the government Are going to need to be shamed into doing it


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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2020 7:45 am 
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Grant money landed in my account this morning, eases the pressure a little.


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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2020 10:50 am 
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x-ray wrote:
Grant money landed in my account this morning, eases the pressure a little.


Mine did too, yes it eased the pressure but not the long term concern about what'll be the future of the trade.


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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2020 12:59 pm 
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bloodnock wrote:
x-ray wrote:
Grant money landed in my account this morning, eases the pressure a little.


Mine did too, yes it eased the pressure but not the long term concern about what'll be the future of the trade.


I don’t even want to think about the future! #-o


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Sadly not mine :sad: they have decided to further check my claim which means although approved I will have to wait another week

But I have received a form from the council to apply for business rates relief which I thought they were already deducting :roll:

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Sadly not mine :sad: they have decided to further check my claim which means although approved I will have to wait another week

But I have received a form from the council to apply for business rates relief which I thought they were already deducting :roll:

Is that for the bounce back or grant?

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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2020 8:31 pm 
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Sussex wrote:
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Sadly not mine :sad: they have decided to further check my claim which means although approved I will have to wait another week

But I have received a form from the council to apply for business rates relief which I thought they were already deducting :roll:

Is that for the bounce back or grant?

In a thread about applying for bounce back loans, Edders wrote:
not bothering am scratching around for whatever money I can scrape together and have tried to eliminate as much business costs as I can just hope can get enough from self employed scheme to get me through. It's all very well borrowing money but it has to be paid back so i'd rather try and not borrow any


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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 5:53 am 
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StuartW wrote:
Sussex wrote:
edders23 wrote:
Sadly not mine :sad: they have decided to further check my claim which means although approved I will have to wait another week

But I have received a form from the council to apply for business rates relief which I thought they were already deducting :roll:

Is that for the bounce back or grant?

In a thread about applying for bounce back loans, Edders wrote:
not bothering am scratching around for whatever money I can scrape together and have tried to eliminate as much business costs as I can just hope can get enough from self employed scheme to get me through. It's all very well borrowing money but it has to be paid back so i'd rather try and not borrow any



yes, I had a conversation with a legal advisor, who, suggested that I probably won't get a bean and that the bounce back loan is my ONLY option !

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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 5:10 pm 
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yes, I had a conversation with a legal advisor, who, suggested that I probably won't get a bean and that the bounce back loan is my ONLY option !

Any hints as to why that is?

The eligibility criteria seem quite straightforward, unless you have other significant sources of income or are a high earner :-o


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because I applied for both which apparently is a big no no :sad:

so now i will get neither but have the right to appeal the descision

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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 8:23 pm 
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because I applied for both which apparently is a big no no :sad:

so now i will get neither but have the right to appeal the descision

So HMRC rejected your self-employment grant application because you've applied for a bounce-back loan?

Utter nonsense.

And a solicitor has confirmed this?

Utter nonsense. Again.

Either you or your solicitor has got the wrong end of the stick [-(


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StuartW wrote:
edders23 wrote:
because I applied for both which apparently is a big no no :sad:

so now i will get neither but have the right to appeal the descision

So HMRC rejected your self-employment grant application because you've applied for a bounce-back loan?

Utter nonsense.

And a solicitor has confirmed this?

Utter nonsense. Again.

Either you or your solicitor has got the wrong end of the stick [-(

I agree with you...…...and he can get the loan...

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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 10:00 pm 
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StuartW wrote:
edders23 wrote:
because I applied for both which apparently is a big no no :sad:

so now i will get neither but have the right to appeal the descision

So HMRC rejected your self-employment grant application because you've applied for a bounce-back loan?

Utter nonsense.

And a solicitor has confirmed this?

Utter nonsense. Again.

Either you or your solicitor has got the wrong end of the stick [-(

I agree with you...…...and he can get the loan...

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