[sclug] sclug Digest, Vol 78, Issue 7

Simon Huggins huggie at earth.li
Mon Mar 22 16:39:28 UTC 2010

On Mon, Mar 22, 2010 at 12:30:09PM +0000, Neil Haughton wrote:
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> >
> >
> > 3 years is a standard accountancy write-off period for computer hardware
> > though.
> >
> So what? It doesn't mean you have to buy new stuff - it just means
> that the asset value is considered to be zero (usually for tax
> purposes IIRC). 


> Actually RBC could make a big thing about spending local taxes wisely
> if they chose not to spend this absurd amount of money on unnecessary
> kit now that it has (apparently) been written off - making best use of
> expensive resources etc etc. Personally I think the presence of MS (a
> large employer) in the borough could well have rather more to do with
> this decision than any considerations of need.

Well, depends if maintenance < maintenance of new kit + new kit over
time really.

I keep meaning to buy http://badscience2.spreadshirt.co.uk/i-think-you-ll-find-it-s-a-bit-more-complicated-than-that-A8097896


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