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  1. The EA are buggers for doing this - we quote for a job and get it, and are then asked to spend half a day filling their various CDM forms. We now add that on to all quotes as a separate item. The point has to be made that this is an £80 pound job that has already been agreed, and that you have ready done the TO communication etc on their behalf. If they require any more then they should be expected to pay for the additional time etc (IMHO)
  2. red, green and black fuel cans?
  3. waterbuoy

    Gold Torc

    This may explain further: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/nov/28/spectacular-bronze-age-gold-torc-unearthed-cambridgeshire-field
  4. waterbuoy

    Honda GX25

    Nope but will do now!
  5. Two so far, third is really needed but slightly damp st present
  6. waterbuoy

    Honda GX25

    Interested to see how this one pans out - we have a similar engine on one of our generators which will run fine after we fit a new spark plug, but then won't restart after it has been stopped. Six plugs fitted so far but no lasting remedy!
  7. I think Steve was referring to the number of bomb disposal teams Edit - must type quicker!
  8. Discovery 3 loaded rarher too well at 4320 kg last year
  9. Avoid the wee Fords (Connect?) - heavy on fuel and tyres
  10. You should try living outside of 'mainstream' UK - we are less than 2hrs from Glasgow via A roads, yet many couriers/carriers will not even quote to deliver to us..
  11. Me bad - a year ago! Bl**dy BBC web site links took me straight there from the Scottish news somehow-apologies.:blushing:
  12. Ronnie Corbett passed away, good inning at 85 though. Fork Handles anyone?
  13. I'm with TCD - some of the heavy duty trawler engines sound sweet as a nut when tickled - my fav is/are probably the larger gardner units Mind, some pretty good examples here too: [ame] [/ame]
  14. Dio you not know of a friendly agri engineer TCD? Our (relatively) local guy will do a flow and pressure test for the price of a few beers if you can get the gear to him....
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    Might be worth a watch tonight - Ellie is looking at forestry operations in Inverness-shire
  16. Yes, welding will screw up the paint on the underside.. If you decide you do want to protect with a sacrificial layer 1 would consider a thin sheet of aluminium - say 2mm, that could be attached with rivets around the edge.
  17. The nature of the item means it has to be depreciated in different ways so be careful. 'Tech' such as computers etc can be written down in a single year, ie buy a PC for £500, capital allowance is £500. This is because such items quickly become outdated. Larger items such as vehicles and plant (new or second hand) are usually written down over a number of years. For example, you might 'write down' a van which cost you £8000 at 25% a year. This means that for year 1 you can claim £2000 (ie 25% of £8000) as capital allowances, but will still have an asset with a 'book value' of £6k. In year 2 the 'write down' is £1,500 (ie 25% of £6,000), allowing you to claim £1,500 in capital allowances and leaving you with an asset that is now wiorth £4,500. Yr 3 the write down is £1,125 giving Capital Allowance of £1,125 and a book value of £3,375 etc. The aim is to try and ensure that when you come to dispose/sell the asset it has a similar book value to that which you can reasonably expect to achieve. In the above example, should you sell the van for say £3,000 at the end of year 3 then you have an additional £375 that can be used as capital allowances. However, if you sell it for more than the 'book value' of £3,375 then you will have to pay tax on the difference (or claim a smaller capital allowance depending on the timing) This system is designed to allow a business to write down a number of assets (which may have been purchased in different years) at the same time. The 'book values' might be included on your balance sheet if that is prepared for your business - not a legal requirement for a sole trader, but useful if you are trying to raise capital from a bank etc.
  18. waterbuoy

    Solo Tree Work

    Agree - and that is what Reg seems to be saying in his video too. Bigger jobs merit subbies etc, but certain jobs can be tackled solo.
  19. Depends on when you passed your test - often referred to as grandfather rights. Just check your driving licence as that should confirm whether or not you need to take a test.
  20. All the feedback is as a buyer, not a seller (and mostly of female related stuff too including a size 24 wedding dress - pretty scary!)
  21. waterbuoy

    Solo Tree Work

    Couldn't agree more Reg - I don't 'do' tree work but rig wire rope cableways over rivers all over the UK and often work on my own. I have finally obtained permission from the necessary authorities (and insurers) to do this, but it has taken a long time and lots of paperwork. Better a competent lone worker who is looking out for himself rather than having to have a second person along who, at times, can be more of a distraction and hinderance than a help.
  22. Agree with this as a first 'fault finding' step
  23. Disco 3 if you are travelling long distances Take a look at DISCO3.CO.UK - Index there is usually a good range of cars for sale on there that have been well maintained.
  24. Nope In the example you give you'd be buying at £100+20% VAT (ie £120) and selling to end consumer at £200 +5% VAT (ie £210) so you would end up reclaiming £10 from HMRC


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