TIMS BX BLOG

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Tim Leech
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My Cars: 1963 VW BEETLE 1200 KGJ413A
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL BFA720L
1979 Rover SD1 3.5 V8-S TSL 982
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav Auto R40TSL
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirt S TAL 91S
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
x 45

Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tim Leech » Wed Jan 14, 2015 3:10 pm

Well it's all change in 2015, I have packed in my job at VW after 10 years, huge new site, huge target, new staff and new regime with lots of rules and regulations, more hours for not enough money means it's time for a change.

Plus I'm 40 and I'll let the newbies work themselves into the ground!

New venture starts soon, yes I have my own business!
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
1998 Rover 75 2.0V6 Connoisseur Auto
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirit S Special
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Mothman » Wed Jan 14, 2015 4:29 pm

Good luck bud, what will you be doing? Selling motors? Its something you are good at.

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Tim Leech
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Joined: Tue Apr 15, 2008 11:12 am
Location: Burton on Trent
My Cars: 1963 VW BEETLE 1200 KGJ413A
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL BFA720L
1979 Rover SD1 3.5 V8-S TSL 982
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav Auto R40TSL
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirt S TAL 91S
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
x 45

Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tim Leech » Wed Jan 14, 2015 4:44 pm

Hi Andy

Actually I will be working for my old firm as there stock buyer and trade car disposals guy, but self employed (it will save me lots in tax) plus I will be overseeing the old used car site which is now empty as it turns into a general used car site to remarket (trade speak for selling the part exchanges) for older VW and non franchise cars we would have previously just sent to auction. The old nails will still go there but the nice low mileage stuff we will have a go at .

I'll be in charge of my own destiny and get to do it my way to a degree !
Last edited by Tim Leech on Mon Apr 06, 2015 2:05 pm, edited 1 time in total.
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
1998 Rover 75 2.0V6 Connoisseur Auto
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirit S Special
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by mds141 » Wed Jan 14, 2015 6:02 pm

Good luck Tim. 60 hours a week for peanuts is a mugs game. Glad you've seen the light. Ironically, my Dad's just ordered a new Golf. :-)
Mark Smith

Is it just me or is everything shit?

1989 BX GTi 16 valve. Blanc Alpine. Completed the Citroen Classic Challenge Ecosse and 1337 miles without a hitch.
2000 XM VSX 2.1 td Auto. Rouge Magenta.
TGD saloon many years ago.

1990 Swift 'Corniche' 12/2 aka BXClub HQ.
Honda Firestorm. Gone, but not forgotten.
2015 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC.

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Post by Mothman » Wed Jan 14, 2015 6:05 pm

Thats great Tim, well done you. I have been self employed for the last 20 years and its great being your own boss. Whenever iwanted a day off, i asked the boss, and he always said yes, every time!! You will be able to claim a lot of allowances against tax too. Good luck bud.

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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by mds141 » Wed Jan 14, 2015 6:13 pm

One word of advice Tim. RECEIPTS!! Keep them, no matter what it's for. Always handy at the end of the financial year. ;-)
Mark Smith

Is it just me or is everything shit?

1989 BX GTi 16 valve. Blanc Alpine. Completed the Citroen Classic Challenge Ecosse and 1337 miles without a hitch.
2000 XM VSX 2.1 td Auto. Rouge Magenta.
TGD saloon many years ago.

1990 Swift 'Corniche' 12/2 aka BXClub HQ.
Honda Firestorm. Gone, but not forgotten.
2015 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC.

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Tim Leech
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Joined: Tue Apr 15, 2008 11:12 am
Location: Burton on Trent
My Cars: 1963 VW BEETLE 1200 KGJ413A
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL BFA720L
1979 Rover SD1 3.5 V8-S TSL 982
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav Auto R40TSL
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirt S TAL 91S
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
x 45

Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tim Leech » Wed Jan 14, 2015 6:46 pm

I've a good accountant lined up, and as I will be using my own car/s I am hoping I can offset the insurance and most of the fuel against tax.

Well done on the Golf Mark, they are great value on the Motability scheme right now.
Last edited by Tim Leech on Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:11 am, edited 2 times in total.
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
1998 Rover 75 2.0V6 Connoisseur Auto
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirit S Special
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by mds141 » Wed Jan 14, 2015 6:57 pm

Any 'business' mileage is tax deductible, so you will get the VAT element back. Just keep all your receipts in a safe place for the years end. It's surprising what you can claim for as self employed. Creative accounting is the name of the game. ;)

Yes, the Golf is cracking value. Mum & Dad have ordered a Golf 'Match' TDI in Pacific Blue. :)
Mark Smith

Is it just me or is everything shit?

1989 BX GTi 16 valve. Blanc Alpine. Completed the Citroen Classic Challenge Ecosse and 1337 miles without a hitch.
2000 XM VSX 2.1 td Auto. Rouge Magenta.
TGD saloon many years ago.

1990 Swift 'Corniche' 12/2 aka BXClub HQ.
Honda Firestorm. Gone, but not forgotten.
2015 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC.

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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Jan 14, 2015 6:59 pm

Excellent Tim. If you need a business card/logo/letterhead designing just ask :)
• 1992 Citroen BX TZD Turbo Hurricane
• Xsara Picasso 1.6 16v
• COMING SOON... 1998 Citroen Xantia 2.0 16v auto Exclusive

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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Mothman » Wed Jan 14, 2015 7:54 pm

Er, you dont want to go and register yourself for VAT if you dont have to. All you will be is an unpaid tax collector. Only do that as a last resort if you have to.

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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by bxzx16v » Wed Jan 14, 2015 9:01 pm

Good luck with the new job Tim.

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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Gary » Wed Jan 14, 2015 11:14 pm

Good luck with your new job Tim .
1992 BX GTi Hurricane x2
1991 BX Meteor 1.9d
1993 BX TXD Turbo, Ice blue
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Tim Leech
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Joined: Tue Apr 15, 2008 11:12 am
Location: Burton on Trent
My Cars: 1963 VW BEETLE 1200 KGJ413A
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL BFA720L
1979 Rover SD1 3.5 V8-S TSL 982
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav Auto R40TSL
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirt S TAL 91S
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
x 45

Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tim Leech » Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:13 am

I won't be paying VAT as I will be under the threshold, thanks for the offer Phil, I ordered some of vista print for £5, I won't need many really as I will be working for VW mostly but it's nice to have.
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
1998 Rover 75 2.0V6 Connoisseur Auto
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirit S Special
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Tim Leech
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Posts: 15073
Joined: Tue Apr 15, 2008 11:12 am
Location: Burton on Trent
My Cars: 1963 VW BEETLE 1200 KGJ413A
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL BFA720L
1979 Rover SD1 3.5 V8-S TSL 982
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav Auto R40TSL
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirt S TAL 91S
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
x 45

Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tim Leech » Thu Jan 15, 2015 8:54 pm

Picked up a copy of this months classic car mart as there was a GS and 75 on the front and this was on page 36

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1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
1998 Rover 75 2.0V6 Connoisseur Auto
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirit S Special
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Jaba » Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:24 pm

Good luck Tim. You have done the right thing . I changed careers at your age too and never ever looked back.

Be careful though with some of the advice.

Fidel Expensios.
The Joy of BX with just one Citroën to my name now. Will I sing Bye Bye to my GTI or will it be Till death us do part.