Are you worried yet.

zagatoes30

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Here is a render of the unit I've been involved in developing. The electronics that I and five other guys designed are inside the box mounted on the side of the bed. I must say I'm very proud to be working on such a fantastic project.

The first prototypes are being built tomorrow and if all goes well, production will be begin immediately. Three weeks from inception to prototype is incredible for a medical device.

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Spooky some one on one of my Alfa forums has just posted a picture of this as a project they are working on
 

MarkMas

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Sorry, point of order I thought Mark had disputed the veracity and / or interpretation of said photos and was (from memory) pretty soundly lambasted....

Apologies (both in advance and after the fact) if my memory is not what it was ;)

C
Somebody said one of the pics was very old, somebody said one was not UK, and somebody said that one was on the A303 near Stonehenge. (I think).

I just pointed out that he A303 one showed teh convoy going West, not London-wards.

I don't recall anyone being lambasted (on that occasion) :) (Dammiit, now I have to look up the etymology of 'lambasted'.)
 

MarkMas

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......i am confused. Was there no ‘us’ initially!
I originally wrote: "Good to know someone is doing something useful while the rest of skulk at home being paranoid, complaining or making pointless spreadsheets."
I was trying to say: "Good to know someone is doing something useful while the rest of us skulk at home being paranoid, complaining or making pointless spreadsheets."
I definitely did NOT write: "Good to know someone is doing something useful while the rest of you skulk at home being paranoid, complaining or making pointless spreadsheets."

I think my error probably contributed to some people not getting that I was including me in that category (the skulking and spreadsheets at least). Sorry about that.
 

jayblue

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Being self employed myself I am not sure whether to feel happy or not over today's government support package.

I have always kept a "rainy day" fund and as such could have managed 3 months expenditure with no outside assistance. While it will be a relief not to dip in to those funds (and in my case more than likely receive a cash payment in June) I do worry that this is a short term gain but long term loss for the self employed. I don't cheat the system and declare my income and business expenses legitimately - I know many don't. I just hope this "bail out" doesn't come at the cost of a big tax hike, but I get the feeling I am hoping in vain. The whole situation reminds me of the short term VAT cut in the mid noughties and we all know what followed that!
 

D Walker

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You are correct. One of the reasons I folded my ltd coy when I went to Denmark. Dividend tax relief reduced, flat rate vat gone, Nat insurance up....it was only going one way.
It was mentioned that the difference in tax rates would be a subject for another day...
 

philw696

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They follow a well known Retail model.
Under promise and then over deliver.
There will be a load of backlash and then a new announcement that they have listened to the people and bring things forward.
 

alfatwo

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Being self employed myself I am not sure whether to feel happy or not over today's government support package.

I have always kept a "rainy day" fund and as such could have managed 3 months expenditure with no outside assistance. While it will be a relief not to dip in to those funds (and in my case more than likely receive a cash payment in June) I do worry that this is a short term gain but long term loss for the self employed. I don't cheat the system and declare my income and business expenses legitimately - I know many don't. I just hope this "bail out" doesn't come at the cost of a big tax hike, but I get the feeling I am hoping in vain. The whole situation reminds me of the short term VAT cut in the mid noughties and we all know what followed that!
Not sure how that's doing to work out, was talking to my sister tonight who is a tax inspector in Birmingham, HMRC has closed all its offices in Birmingham and Coventry and sent everyone home!

Dave