Archive for December, 2008

Happy New Year

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

Happy New Year to all our readers (hello Mum!)
and looking forward to the UPTURN…..

Scams have gone down market!

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

Just received a scam email from pretending to be from Abbey Bank, but unlike most of this sort of rubbish it was for only 190 pounds (thats pounds, not millions).

Hey if you are going to try to scam me please make it worth my while!

Seriously – we all know to ignore messages wanting to transfer silly amounts of money into our bank accounts, it is worth remembering that the amount is unimportant – what they want is for you to visit their website and enter your username and password and other details.

Be careful out there and have a good Christmas and lets all look forward to the ÛpTurn in the New Year.

PS – Just checked – the website has been closed down – well done for their quick action.

New VAT Rate of 15% now implemented

Monday, December 1st, 2008

All invoices issued today (Monday 1 December 2008) will be charged at the new VAT rate of 15% instead of the old rate of 17.5% giving our customers a total saving of a fantastic, unprecedented, unimaginable, generous, overhyped 2.5% !. In fact the actual saving is a bit less – concentrate carefully:

Old rate 17.5%:
Net total: £100.00
VAT @ 17.5 = £17.50
Toatal: = £117.50

New VAT rate 15%:

Net total: £100.00
VAT @ 17.5 = £15.00
Toatal: = £115.00

Total (post VAT saving) = £2.50
which is only 2.13% of the old total of £117.5 (try it on your calculator: 100*2.5/117.5