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Business from home? Half your g&e bills

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pauleon
pauleon Posts: 5 Forumite
edited 22 June 2009 at 9:40PM in Energy
If you run a business from home and you use over 50% of your household energy doing so, you then qualify for business rates. 2 good things about going from domestic to biz utilities is that you will half the price of your gas and electric rates and also be able to raclaim your vat!
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  • anniecave
    anniecave Posts: 2,443 Forumite
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    reported as spam
    Indecision is the key to flexibility :)
  • kippen_noedel
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    and make your home liable for CGT & Business Rates to the local council at the same time.. what a great idea. Save £300 on utilities and pay £000s in tax instead.
  • pauleon
    pauleon Posts: 5 Forumite
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    anniecave wrote: »
    reported as spam

    how is this spam?
  • pauleon
    pauleon Posts: 5 Forumite
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    and make your home liable for CGT & Business Rates to the local council at the same time.. what a great idea. Save £300 on utilities and pay £000s in tax instead.

    Thats rubbish mate!
  • Antispam
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    Dare say you original were promoting a company which you later removed
    pauleon wrote: »
    how is this spam?
  • kippen_noedel
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    pauleon wrote: »
    Thats rubbish mate!
    Really ?

    I must go ask my accountant why I was assessed for 18% CGT on 28% of my previous home when I sold it.

    I paid a proportion of business rates there and I do so again here.

    Jokingly he did suggest I become an MP and could side step it that way. But now you're here you can tell me how to claim this all back.
  • pauleon
    pauleon Posts: 5 Forumite
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    really ?

    I must go ask my accountant why i was assessed for 18% cgt on 28% of my previous home when i sold it.

    I paid a proportion of business rates there and i do so again here.

    Jokingly he did suggest i become an mp and could side step it that way. But now you're here you can tell me how to claim this all back.

    ok then "do not reclaim your vat" and just benifit from half price rates!
    Simplez!
  • kippen_noedel
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    :huh: so your great idea is for people that don't run a business from home to lie to their supplier and say they do..

    and damn the consequences......

    great advice, thanks......
  • pauleon
    pauleon Posts: 5 Forumite
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    :huh: so your great idea is for people that don't run a business from home to lie to their supplier and say they do..

    and damn the consequences......

    great advice, thanks......

    Not once have i mentioned lying to your supplier! Your Energy Company will perform a business credit check anyway, Its not just a strait forward process.
    Now stop making out this is a bad idea when SME businesses can benefit from this in these hard times.
    I have worked for a major energy company for over 7 years now and would like the educate people that who are unaware of this money saving tactic!
  • ColinAllCars
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    pauleon wrote: »
    I have worked for a major energy company for over 7 years now

    Dont the site rules require you to declare an interest when posting?
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