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by Pete the Pong
Wed Jul 12, 2006 7:03 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Excluding and banning traders
Replies: 72
Views: 13709

Re the Tewkesbury pitch fee. You friend had it slightly wrong. the fee was 10% of take, regardless of stall size. Exactly the same as it has been for many years. Where the confusion arose is that the organisers based there ADVANCE payment on the size of the tent. So the principle was that if you had...
by Pete the Pong
Wed Jul 12, 2006 1:13 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Excluding and banning traders
Replies: 72
Views: 13709

My personal take on this one is that by agreeing with an organiser to take a pitch at their event as a Historic Trader, you are implicitly agreeing to be part of that event, and to provide that event with extra colour and spectacle. Ie yourself and your tent. Although we often complain, the fees cha...
by Pete the Pong
Thu Jul 06, 2006 12:48 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: PENSTHORPE MEDIEVAL SPECTACULAR - INVITATION
Replies: 3
Views: 1363

Pan's Pantry will be there!
And despite the fact that it's a small event, our take last year was much the same as the average Herstmonkey without the hassle of a heavily commercial event, expensive food and the grinding eyesore of blue and yellow crimpolene,
by Pete the Pong
Wed May 31, 2006 12:13 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 21
Views: 4099

Steve Stocker wrote:I can heartily recommend the NMTF. All problems of insurance and liability solved with one very reasonable payment per year and they are recognised by most event organisers. :)
Wrong. We are accepted by ALL event organisers
(otherwise Duke Henry sends in our personal militia)
by Pete the Pong
Tue May 30, 2006 1:47 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Event:- Tudor Weekend 1st-2nd July Eastbury Manor, Barking
Replies: 3
Views: 1586

Have just had a word with Michelle, and yes it is a no-fee event, but there is limited space so she would like to know full set up details. Demonstrators can have an inside pitch, and a small (Local Council) fee is possible, but will have to be negotiated. Also the time period is "Tudor-ish" ie late...
by Pete the Pong
Wed May 24, 2006 1:12 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Health n Hygene,duty of care etc !
Replies: 8
Views: 2365

Martin, Only just seen this thread. If you haven't done it already, I'd agree with David cancel your cheque. Write them a letter saying why (ie the facilities that you were in effect paying for were not as expected) -and remember that you have the full backing of the NMTF in any reasonable arguement...
by Pete the Pong
Mon May 15, 2006 7:14 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: traders links
Replies: 1
Views: 1112

If any of the traders links on www.historictraders.co.uk don't work, just pm me and I'll sort it out. (And if any members are not on there and want to be, equally just give me the details!!!!!)
by Pete the Pong
Sat Apr 22, 2006 12:16 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Excluding and banning traders
Replies: 72
Views: 13709

This may sound very odd coming from me, but I fully respect the right of any organiser to decide who should, or should not, trade at their events. David is quite right in saying that many "banning" decisions may well be potentially commercial suicide, and I've always personally taken the (I hope pro...
by Pete the Pong
Mon Apr 03, 2006 9:58 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Trader's Websites
Replies: 22
Views: 5118

Just to remind NMTF members that if you have a website, please let me know and I'll put a link to in on http://www.historictraders.co.uk
by Pete the Pong
Thu Mar 30, 2006 11:06 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Tax and VAT
Replies: 9
Views: 14301

By the way, TaxCalc is no longer published by Intuit. However it's still available (and just as good)
The URL is http://www.taxcalc.com/
by Pete the Pong
Thu Mar 30, 2006 10:50 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Tax and VAT
Replies: 28
Views: 6214

Thanks David.
I've taken the liberty of quoting this in the T&V sticky at the top!
You can send the invoice to my ancestor:
Sir Robert DeWigley
Secretary, HM Black Prince
c/o Canterbury Cathedral
Knet
by Pete the Pong
Thu Mar 30, 2006 10:46 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Tax and VAT
Replies: 9
Views: 14301

Re: Tax and VAT

Capital Expenditure, like most areas of accountancy and tax is rather a grey area, and open to as many interpretations as there are tax inspectors and accountants. BASICALLY You have to keep track individually of Buildings and Property, Vehicles, and lump everything else into Equipment. It's going ...
by Pete the Pong
Wed Mar 29, 2006 7:19 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Tax and VAT
Replies: 28
Views: 6214

You specifically cannot claim 100% for clothing if it is worn as private clothing as well as for show. I asked this exact question of the helpful lady at the Inland Revenue office just up the road from me. I do a lot of talks and was told that unless I never, ever wear it for anything else I can't ...
by Pete the Pong
Wed Mar 29, 2006 7:13 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Tax and VAT
Replies: 28
Views: 6214

all foods etc consumed on show and business trip time is TD Correct me if I'm wrong someone, but I think that technically you can only claim for breakfast and an evening meal. Again I once explained to the tax office that on events we frequently eat from retailers who just take cash in hand, and th...
by Pete the Pong
Wed Mar 29, 2006 7:05 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: How do you define a trader?
Replies: 29
Views: 7707

david smith wrote:VAT Threshold is at least £55,000 Annual Turnover,.
I recently checked -it currrently stands at £60K as stated in the "Sticky"
by Pete the Pong
Wed Mar 29, 2006 12:32 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Tax and VAT
Replies: 28
Views: 6214

Tax and VAT

Hi there everyone As suggested by Neibelungen am starting a seperate Tax and VAT thread, as all the useful info seems to be gertting scattered around. Also I've asked for a "sticky" to be added which I'll try to keep edited with accurate information rather than the equally useful (but not necessaril...
by Pete the Pong
Wed Mar 29, 2006 12:22 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Tax and VAT
Replies: 9
Views: 14301

Tax and VAT

OK, here are the "facts" about tax and VAT, as I understand them. If I've got anything wrong, then please pm me (or email pete-at-petegreen.co.uk and I'll edit in the correct information. As this is a "sticky" it’s probably best not to add to the thread unless you have some extra info, otherwise it ...
by Pete the Pong
Tue Mar 28, 2006 11:02 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: USE OF THIS FORUM
Replies: 6
Views: 13351

Just to say I fully agree with Cal. And I for one will IMMEDIATELY pm him, or one of the moderators if I spot any personal attack that could potentially damage a trader's reputation -whether or not I agree with it! Having said that I don't want us to fight shy of discussing general policies, or bein...
by Pete the Pong
Tue Mar 28, 2006 10:54 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Thanks to Cal
Replies: 6
Views: 2529

This is fantastic!
Much as I love the "Fiends and Gossips" column, it can take some time to wade through for trader related nuggetts!
by Pete the Pong
Tue Mar 28, 2006 12:41 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: How do you define a trader?
Replies: 29
Views: 7707

Hi there everybody! Start with the "legal" definition. Anyone who sells anything to anyone else (even at a loss) is "trading", and in the eyes of the law any profit made should be declared on your tax return. Simple as that! In re-enactment terms you sort of tip over when you stop simply helping out...
by Pete the Pong
Mon Mar 27, 2006 12:41 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: You Want How Much ? !!!
Replies: 107
Views: 24082

Hi there everybody, I've only just come across this thread -maybe we should ask Cal to start a "traders" forum!!!!! Costing and time is a minefield. Sometimes a small simple job takes hours, then the one you though would take you all day turns out to take 10 minutes. I both make things (the books) a...
by Pete the Pong
Fri Mar 24, 2006 10:43 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Traders Pre-Show Ordering System
Replies: 11
Views: 4745

It would certainly help us personally, especially if anyone had any specific or unusual requests. It's very frustrating to be asked "have you any *****?" when we saw some in a souk a month previous and didn't bother to buy it because we didn't thing anyone would want any!!!! A good example of what d...
by Pete the Pong
Thu Mar 16, 2006 11:05 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Three more trading events for this year
Replies: 9
Views: 4135

Pete... would we fit in.. you have seen our set up... hope you are all well BTW and see you soon Gabbie, My impression is that she is trying to avoid having any "plastic" tents , so IMHO I'd say, yes you would be fine. After all, we sell our incense packaged in plastic bags, which is not exactly "o...
by Pete the Pong
Wed Mar 15, 2006 2:11 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Three more trading events for this year
Replies: 9
Views: 4135

Hey, Newmarket area! I'm in Cambridge, so thats just up the road!. Any more details? This ones at the wonderfully named village of "Snailswell". The organiser is very enthusiastic, and although it's an unknown quantity, it's free to "authentic" traders, so IMHO as it's a new area, there's not much ...
by Pete the Pong
Mon Mar 13, 2006 5:42 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Three more trading events for this year
Replies: 9
Views: 4135

Three more trading events for this year

I've been notified of three more possible trading venues for this year! Firstly, its short notice but over 13/14 May theres a new event near Newmarket,Suffolk. This is a medaeval event, and apparently the MSS are booked. They want AUTHENTIC TRADERS ONLY, but if you fit that category, then its a free...