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  1. I found this book very helpful. Understanding tax for small businesses, by sarah deeks. Cost 12quid.
  2. I tried to deal with network rail over a tree over the tracks they never replied to emails or phone messages. Gave up in the end. The client and I felt we had tried our best to deal with the tree and NR would be liable. I avoid those jobs now, total pita, possible fines for delaying trains are astronomical. Think carefully about it and charge accordingly!
  3. I used van compare.
  4. Just renewed 3.5t transit, £275, just me as driver, basically same as you mark but I am much younger (still in my 40s for another 6 months anyway)!
  5. Nfu do small holder insurance policies. I don't know if that would be suitable. Otherwise you could set up as a sole trader and get commercial insurance based on very low turnover and no employers liability should be less than £500.
  6. Sorry no idea, have you tried ringing a couple of the insurers, or nfu insurance?
  7. My mate had a black ar50, looked great. Especially in my fs1e rear mirror as I left him for dead!
  8. Tree has died. Not sure what would have caused it. Any mushrooms /fungi appeared near it?
  9. That's a crap wage for the required quals and experience. Can't see many quality candidates going for that.
  10. Hi, Adam riedi is based in Fife, and does picus for me. Look up his company blebo tree surgery. Cheers, Jan.
  11. That must have cost hundreds in plugs. Obvs not normal vandals, who stands to gain from it?
  12. Hi Mick, What's a cripple cut? I presume it is a partial cut that would leave it standing until the bigger one is brought down on top. cheers, jan.
  13. I use base ties sometimes but prefer to advance my tip as I ascend the tree. That way I can put it as high as needed. I don't do a lot of srt though and haven't established an absolute favourite system. Dismantling Connies doesn't require srt!
  14. OK, rescue line is recommended. I have learnt something new, thanks arbtalk! Makes sense in big trees.
  15. Who says? Steven says an instructor told him, can you show me where is it stated as best practice?


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