Alan Bromley

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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 25

Alan Bromley

8:47 AM, 26th September 2019
About 5 months ago

Should I sell or risk tenants buying at undervalue price?

It's just one of the pottier policies that Labour are tossing around under Corbyn (like doing a raid on private schools and setting up a drug company). Partial confiscation of someone's personal investments (which is what this would effectively be) would fall under human rights legislation and they would have a fight on their hands, even where landlords have incorporated.

Realistically, the chances of Labour getting into power with an overall majority are nil. When he fails at the next election he will probably be tossed out by the party as there are already mutterings about this. Hopefully, it will swing back to the centre ground. Don't panic Mr Mainwaring!... Read More

Alan Bromley

16:15 PM, 4th September 2019
About 6 months ago

Just say NO to tax avoidance "schemes"

As someone who did a couple of contrived tax avoidance schemes back in 2004-5 I strongly advise you all never to do them. One of the schemes is still subject to final settlement. Needless to say, both scheme have resulted in me paying more tax than I would have done had I taken the money out of my company via accepted routes. If something sounds dodgy, it almost certainly is!... Read More

Alan Bromley

11:46 AM, 6th August 2019
About 7 months ago

If Students don't provide proof I'll have to pay Council Tax?

I had this with Portsmouth Council. They said that I was liable if the student did not provide what would be regarded as personally identifiable information. I would try the student accommodation office who should be able to help you if the students are being difficult.... Read More

Alan Bromley

17:14 PM, 30th March 2019
About 11 months ago

Abject Failure of the ICO is beyond belief

GDPR was brought in largely to create a framework within which the gathering, trading and subsequent use of personal data can be justified by commercial and non-commercial organizations. It's purpose is not primarily to protect the individual. Perhaps to biggest get-out for any organization is 'legitimate interest', a catch-all terms which allows an organization to use your data for virtually any purpose it wishes to provided it can justify a need for that data.

That justification can simply be for marketing purposes, as I found out earlier this year. For example, Royal Mail sells your personal details gathered via its redirection services to companies such as Experian which, in turn, sells it on to companies that request your whereabouts.

While companies have a duty to protect your personal details from hackers, they are perfectly able to pass them around and use them as they wish.... Read More

Alan Bromley

11:44 AM, 7th January 2019
About A year ago

Is the ICO fit for purpose?

My own, albeit limited experience of the ICO complaints system, suggests that commercial interests - and presumably government interests - override any desire to protect the personal information of UK citizen. GDPR is a box-ticking exercise, muich the same way as cookie 'approval' is on websites. There is no privacy in the UK if you have money or hold a position of power. Discuss!... Read More