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    #76
    I recently visited the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul...trying haggling with a credit card in your hand..
    And a bracelet I bought my OH in Venice was tax and receipt free also..cash rules over card in this instance.

    Regards
    Garfield

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      #77
      I don't think anyone is arguing that the best way to avoid paying tax is cash

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        #78
        Just celebrated our Grandsons 16th Birthday at the weekend, he certainly preferred cash to gift cards when opening his birthday cards, as do my other two grand children. I wonder if there will come a day and at what age when they prefer cards to cash.

        At my age all I ever get is gift cards, never cash.
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          #79
          Originally posted by Delboy, Essex View Post
          Just celebrated our Grandsons 16th Birthday at the weekend, he certainly preferred cash to gift cards when opening his birthday cards, as do my other two grand children. I wonder if there will come a day and at what age when they prefer cards to cash.

          At my age all I ever get is gift cards, never cash.
          Without exception all of my nieces and nephews prefer cash every time

          Annie

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            #80
            Originally posted by Mrs M View Post
            It's always a card payment for me as I never carry enough cash to settle my hairdresser's bill!
            Tips are always cash though.
            I know what you mean Mrs M as most of my clients have to pay by credit card or they sign the cost to their hotel room where they can add the extra tip. We get 4% taken off. We also have to wait till a week after the end off the month to receive them. So we all prefer cash!
            For me, it is not such an issue as I am not reliant on tips, but many of my younger colleagues are.
            Best to leave a cash tip!

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              #81
              Originally posted by jc, liverpool View Post
              Hi all
              Read the article that Pizza Express workers are demonstrating against the company for docking 8% from their tips paid on CC's,,,,,,
              These workers are only earning the MW to start with.
              The company say it's to pay for the admin of the 'tronc' system.

              Is this another scam by companies to reduce the cost of the planned rise in the MW.

              While this government takes away workers rights,,,these hardworking people will never win.
              What weasel words do the government say about this,,,,nothing,nil,zilch.

              Do you think this company will reduce the CEO's bonus by 8% to admin all the prks he gets.

              What did Babs say on another thread about spoon fed socialist keeping people on benefits,take the blinkers off Babs,this is the real reason,this is real life.
              JC
              Is this a serious comment?

              For someone who claims to be a knowledgeable political commentator any restaurant owner, from Fred's Kebab House in Skipton to Petrus in London, could drive a bus through it.

              I realise facts aren't jc's strong point but here are some to negate this trash.

              Gratuities paid via a credit card go through the restaurant books, they cannot be hidden from HMRC. Restaurants operate a 'tronc' system to ensure gratuities are distributed fairly amongst all staff ( same as cruise lines)

              Two costs to the business. First is average of 2% charge made by credit card company. Second is Employers NI contribution now 11% after the last labour government put it up by 10%. (Explanation for the not so bright socialist, NI was 10% , Gordon Brown increased it to 11%' an increase equal to 10%)

              So for every £10 gratuity paid on a credit card the cost to an employer is 13% - that's £1.30 for our socialist friend.

              Personally I think the Pizza Express workers are getting a good deal if their bosses are only docking 8%, it means PE are carrying a cost of 5%.

              Moral of this thread? Tip in cash, it won't go near the tronc in most cases.

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                #82
                Employers NI is 13.8% and have been for a number of years

                Also the 2% is on the full amount and the 11 would be on the net to the employer.

                £10 so £20p If it was 11% would make the net payment to the employer from the £9.80 that is left £8.83

                The total cost to the employer is £1.17 not £1.30

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                  #83
                  I find myself using cash a great deal. I give my girls cash on a Monday morning to pay for the week's lunches and any subs such as netball club, gym fees etc. I give them cash for train/bus fares too. I don't think a week passes without someone at work selling raffles or asking for sponsors and I like having a few £5 notes and some £1 coins in my purse for them. We also do the lottery at work (but we don't actually play the lottery - everyone has a number and there's a £15 prize if your number comes up on the Thunderball - a great way of building up a fund for leaving presents, big birthdays, etc). Then there's tea and coffee money at work. Also cash for charity collections. Pupils often ask for sponsors too (guides, scouts etc) and my policy is to sponsor the first one to ask each time.

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                    #84
                    Employers NI is 13.8%.

                    Don't think I've ever known it different, so it's not a party political point.

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                      #85
                      Originally posted by Max, Warwickshire View Post
                      Employers NI is 13.8%.

                      Don't think I've ever known it different, so it's not a party political point.
                      Just a point of information it is not on all earnings that NIC is chargeable.

                      Annie

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                        #86
                        Originally posted by Max, Warwickshire View Post
                        Employers NI is 13.8%.

                        Don't think I've ever known it different, so it's not a party political point.
                        Just correcting the previous poster(said it was 11%) and the calculation of cost to employer which they got wrong.

                        it went up to 13.8% in 2011, prior to that it was 12.8% back to 2003.

                        Originally posted by annie, Glasgow View Post
                        Just a point of information it is not on all earnings that NIC is chargeable.

                        Annie
                        Agree for some employees the total including tips might not go over the Secondary threshold £156 pw(2015/16) that employer NI get charged on.

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