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  1. Thank you everyone for your help. i admit that it’s somethint that I naively haven’t even heard of before (or perhaps paid any attention too maybe) so a lesson to be learnt. I agree with above comment regarding bumping the quote up by 20% minimum. still undecided as to whether I should re-invoice to include the separate items, plant hire etc or Whether my cash flow is happy enough to keep the original invoice as it then gives me a larger amount of ‘paper money’ to pay off my tax bill at Christmas time! Cheers
  2. Ok thanks for that. i will re-invoice then as have a fair bit of hired in plant for the job. Cheers gentleman
  3. Ok I will get that sorted. i still find it bizarre (I probably don’t understand enough) as to why they have taxed me? I pay my own taxes etc and haven’t signed up to the scheme. it has taken all the profit out of the job and made it not worth it!
  4. Hi all, quick wiestion, completed a job and sent the invoice to the construction company, they have since sent back the remittance advice, and have deducted £1600 under the CIS tax. how does this work? i am not registered for it myself, and £1600 is a lot to underpay on a quote that was submitted and agreed on for a much higher figure. Is it possible to claim it back?
  5. Just starting to come to terms with this. Its quite unsettling as I am only 25 and been running my business since I was a school leaver. The stress and worry to grow the business and succeed, earn a profit, pay the rent etc all off my own back in an industry where people are undercutting and haggling for scraps of work is unsettling. ive been battling anxiety and depression for about 2 years, pains in my stomach for weeks on end, loss of appetite (no doubt related) constant being wound up, stressed, unmotivated and tired. I used to love work and climbing and now it is for most days a chore, I no longer climb as too busy sending emails and dealing with clients on the ground. my business has grown and for that I am proud of myself, no hand outs or anything, just pumping every penny I earn back into, hopefully what is to be my future. But this has come at the cost of my social life, family relationship, romantic relationships, overall health and well-being. When you do everything that you can to provide for your other half, when they are the reason you get up and pull those 12hr days followed by an hour in front of a laptop at night, and then those relationships fall down due to the stresses that your mild depression over 2 years has caused... it all starts to get a bit much! i am only 25 and consider myself lucky compared to some of the stories shared by the posters on here, but as much as I enjoy running my own ship and the flexibility it brings, I can’t help thinking if it is worth it. I am in talks to starts some counselling sessions, so fingers crossed this is the beginning of the end 👍🏼
  6. Brother in law does a fair bit of milling with his Norwood, in West Devon. Seems to do alright with it. Big firewood supplier but picks the nicer lengths out and keeps them safe 👍🏼
  7. Morning all, due to increase in work, I’m looking for another self employed climber/groundy for domestic Arb work in and around South Devon. the usual tickets and equipment will be need. www.southhamsarborists.co.uk 07814376119 thanks, Ben
  8. Evening all my skidster has a log grapple, and the grab has started to ‘slip’ when lifting heavy lumps of wood, by this I mean that the grapple opens itself when a higher pressure is put on it to clasp. My question is: why? It never used to do this, whatever it grabbed, it grabbed and held it. it has a small couple hydraulic leaks here and there, but I do try and keep on top of keeping the oil topped up (although I don’t always succeed at this)... is it a case of that there isn’t enough oil being pumped around to deal with the pressure? Or is there a possibility that the pump is packing up? cheers
  9. Morning All, i am a small, one man band with no direct employees, but a list of independent subbies that I regularly use. They are covered under my employee insurance Yadar yadar yadar...... when filling out forms for work, and they ask for the amount of employees that I have, should I list 0, or can I list the number of regular subbies? As far as the work goes, we regularly go out as a 2 or 3 man team so seems silly (in my head) to potentially under sell and limit myself if I have to say it is just little old me on my own. thanks
  10. A nice crown re-shape and thin carried out down in Salcombe today. 19 degrees and silky work 👌🏻
  11. Yes, and then a bit of a long haul after lunch to Newton Ferrers for second job.
  12. Gentle crown tickles down on the coast, felt like summer!
  13. They’ve left a tidy site though! Was down there the other day
  14. Ah crap I’ve already bought a new one 🙁 I could always send it off to spud and then keep the new one for spares.
  15. Saw is still working, but a repair bill would be well over half the cost of the saw, he said.


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