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  1. This is false. I have the form in front of me. Q1.1-10: address/name/NI number/phone./sex/residence Q1.11-12: disability Q1.13 - partner incapacitated Q2 - children details Q3 - childcare Q4 - work details Q5.1 - incomesupport/jsa/esa/pension Q5.2 - taxable benefits q5.3-5.5 - earnings from employment/self-employment q5.6 - other income including foreign income q5.7 is income estimated q6 payment arrangements (weekly/monthly/bank) that is all. there is NOTHING about assets.
  2. Yes I mean because I need to book his tickets and if he's abroad over 8 weeks it will complicate things.
  3. Yes that does seem the way to go, I do need to figure out about the 8 weeks for my son as well.
  4. I think you need to stop posting irrelevant stuff tbh. Tax credits are based on income, no regard to capital. Building a house in the UK or anywhere else doesn't have anything to do with that. I think this was an ideological thing by Labour, to give as many people TCs as possible (but that's a digression), as UCs have a capital limit.
  5. The issue here is this: 1. based on her income, our children, and her working hours, if I didn't exist, wife would get tax credit award 2. based on our joint income, children, and working hours, we are entitled to a joint tax credit award of a similar amount (not identical probably, but close) 3. if you go outside the UK then your tax credit entitlement will at some point end. According to this document: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/605628/WTC-FS6_0417-internet.pdf "If you’re going abroad permanently but your partner and child or children are staying in the UK, your partner should contact us straightaway" "If you, your partner, your child or children or all of you go abroad temporarily (by temporarily we mean an absence that’s unlikely to last for more than 52 weeks from the date of leaving the UK), you can continue to get tax credits for a short period of time. For up to: • 8 weeks, whatever the reason for your absence" So the implication is that if I'm going abroad for say 10 months (which is likely to be the case), then I'm 'temporarily' abroad. However the language used is 'continuing' to get tax credits, it doesn't refer to a NEW application. However the actual legislation seems more useful: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2003/654/made "(1) A person who is ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom and is temporarily absent from the United Kingdom shall be treated as being in the United Kingdom during the first— (a)8 weeks of any period of absence; (2) A person is temporarily absent from the United Kingdom if at the beginning of the period of absence his absence is unlikely to exceed 52 weeks." So in fact it seems that for the first eight weeks it would have to be a joint application, even if I was already out of the country. Also the entitlement could change again, as my son is doing his GCSEs in May/June and could potentially come to see me after those, and be out of the country for 10 weeks, therefore losing his child benefit AND tax credit entitlement (albeit that the loss only occurs AFTER 8 weeks, so you still get full CB and TCs for 8 weeks - but a bit of a pain administatively).
  6. Yes that is correct. We dont have a claim come currently, so this would be a sole claim after I left the country. From what I read, the normal rules in the case of separation are that a couple temporarily separated cannot be treated as separate claims. However you can't be on a tax credit claim if you are overseas. It seems that the corollary of being ineligible if overseas is that you should be treated as separated immediately.
  7. You've obviously not looked at company accounts before. P&l's are not required to be submitted to Companies House unless your company turns over more than £10.2 million So nothing to see.
  8. I'm not sure what part of this is hard to believe. Lots of people inherit money or give up 'the rat race' after being a high earner. I have six+ years of bank statements showing my savings, it's not really hard to verify.
  9. my wife earns something like £7k, I earn around £3k from my Ltd company (which doesn't pay any dividends, as it doesn't turnover much or make much profit - I only get a salary). She works 24 hours a week so I think in joint we would qualify for the 30 hour element, but as a single applicant she obviously doesn't. So in terms of the amount of any award it would be pretty similar in single or joint names.
  10. we have children + savings. Low income, as interest rates are
  11. Hi, We are a married couple. We are entitled to tax credits but not universal credit (due to savings). However next week I am going abroad (out of the EU) where we are building a house. We are still a couple but as I understand it with me being out of the country I cannot be on a tax credit claim (even if this would reduce the amount we can claim). I'll probably come back to the UK in September, but that's not yet certain - it could be later but not earlier. Wife will come to see me in August for a month (she works in school so no problem) Apparently UC is being rolled out in our area in late 2018. So is it correct to apply for TCs now (or as soon as I leave in the country) in wife's name? (Money will go into joint account) When I return to the UK then would that be a new TC claim (so potentially going onto UC)? Or just a modification (we'd still be entitled to TCs if I'm here, it doesn't make too much difference to our income)?
  12. I have a limited company which I fully control, there are no shareholders, or physical assets. Due to late filing of accounts The Registrar Of Companies For England And Wales has filed suit against me for £460 (£375 penalty plus fees). I was not in the UK when this was filed, and judgement was granted in default about 2 weeks ago, again when I was still not in the UK. They have added on a further £22 in costs, which I am not sure what it is for. So £482 in total. What is likely to happen next and what can I do? Should I (a) just pay up or (b) wind up the company and set up another? © something else?
  13. Travel is going to take place, again I am not asking about whether travel is advised or incredibly stupid or whatever else, it's how to deal with her decision, no matter how ill-advised it may be. If they want to claim it is gross misconduct, than that's something I will look to dispute, obviously it's not ideal. No, a different person (the person who has declined the request is the manager of the person who is causing the problem, who in the meeting today said she should take a break, i.e. resign). I don't think the grievance is fully addressed as such, my view in the long term is that she would need to be found a different place of work (which is not that difficult as there are many schools), or the other person would. As I understand it the immediate line manager (who was bullying her) was screaming at her for not doing X, now today the manager of the line manager has come in and said 'you should be doing Y, why are you doing X that is not your job'. So there is a failure of management I think at both a line management level and above that, which has led to this situation, however I think my wife is seeing this as 'I can't take any more of this', whereas my view is more that 'They should not cause you to suffer any more of this'. Obviously this current situation (where she is taking a week off unauthorised) plays into the employer's hands rather a lot in that it gives them some ammunition if she wants to say 'you need to find me a new job with the same terms and conditions where I am not being bullied', and they don't want to deal with that and would prefer to say 'you are fired'.
  14. I'm sorry, what is the lie here exactly? She is sick, that might not be equivalent to being fit for work, however you have no business saying she is not sick, that is quite the statement about someone you have never met. I'm not sure what contractual conditions you are talking about since you, er, have no idea what the actual contract says. But do continue to reply saying how she is going to get sacked if you wish. I will endeavour to report back in due course about what ACTUALLY happens.
  15. She is sick, that is not a lie at all, the issue is whether she is fit to work. Evidently she is, however she is somewhat less fit than she should be for various reasons - it's not about telling the truth or not, it's 'I'm going because of reason X, Y and Z', there is presumably a difference between a well-worded letter and turning up on Monday and being asked where you last week 'Oh I was getting smashed in Ibiza with my mates'. If you feel that it's all the same and it doesn't make a difference whether her doctor says she is suffering from a work-related stress illness and that her mother is dying or she's going on holiday to Ibiza, then ok I'll just tell her to say 'eff off I'm going on holiday', if that's apparently the best advice on offer here.
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