Steve Melnikoff

United Kingdom

Age: 37

I'm an embedded software engineer for a technology company.

Sep
16
revised If Scotland had become independent, what would have been its political system?
Grammar, etc.
Sep
13
comment as you will - meaning
It can mean that, but not in this context.
Sep
12
awarded Editor
Sep
12
revised What do I lose by not booking flights through a travel agent?
Typos, etc.
Sep
8
comment What is the oldest law still in force?
As mentioned in a comment above, I'm limiting this to states' specific, written statutes. In particular, that means laws definitively made by people, rather than handed down by a deity.
Aug
20
revised UK Contractor with Limited Company
Added UK tag.
Aug
20
comment UK Contractor with Limited Company
Also, with your current scheme, it's not quite true that you would pay 45% after the first £37k, as corporation tax is paid on the company's profits after any salaries have been deducted. So if you take an amount of money as income, you'll pay income tax on it, or if you leave that amount in the company account, you'll pay corporation tax on it - but not both. (See, for example, here.)
Aug
20
comment UK Contractor with Limited Company
"I would pay around 20% tax on 32k then about 40% thereafter": no you wouldn't. You would pay nothing on the first £10k (personal allowance), then 20% on the next £32k (or the remaining £27k in your case).
Aug
18
comment How do I determine how much rent I could charge for a property or location?
Agreed. Letting agents have a vested interest in letting out properties at the maximum price that the market will support. Too high, and no-one will rent it; too low, and they get less commission (and you get less rent). Also, ask a few lettings agents; hopefully you will get similar numbers from them.
Aug
18
comment Can I back out from the lease before signing the contract
+1. To clarify: "email amounts to a legal agreement". Is that true even if no money has changed hands? Also, the e-mail was to a potential joint tenant, not to the landlord, which is relevant as typically a tenancy agreement is between (a) the tenants and (b) the landlord, not between multiple tenants (sub-letting is typically not allowed).
Aug
18
comment Can I back out from the lease before signing the contract
Also, any eventual tenancy agreement will be with the landlord (or his/her letting agent), not with any other tenant. Either way, until a tenancy agreement is signed, you haven't committed yourself to anything, so you can freely withdraw (though as others have mentioned, letting the other tenant know quickly would be the courteous thing to do).
Aug
13
awarded Yearling
Aug
13
awarded Yearling
Aug
7
awarded Yearling
Aug
7
awarded Yearling
Jul
31
answered Difference between a mortgage and buy-to-let in UK
Jul
28
awarded Pundit
Jul
18
comment How do parties justify a chief whip?
@SamIam: indeed; opposition parties have whips too, and they're certainly not in government. The same is true for both parties in the US Congress, which is entirely separate from the Executive.
Jul
18
revised How do parties justify a chief whip?
Typos, etc.
Jul
17
revised How do parties justify a chief whip?
Typos, etc.
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