Reply To: Renting out spare room through AirBNB

John Boxall

You talk about him being an 'ex doctor' I dont know why he isnt practising any more but it seems to me to be rather suprising that he hasnt got a pension or some kind of Income cover………..


I suggest having a look on WURTI/VEP if you havnt done so already


Adding to Peters comments though, I remember over 10 years ago now a Colleague had an appeal involving self employed earnings.  The claimant disputed our assessment but just before the hearing at my suggestion we Googled him and found his website that suggested more lines of business than he had declared to us.  The tribunal did not uphold the appeal. 

Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen and six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery. The blossom is blighted, the leaf is withered, the god of day goes down upon the dreary scene, and—and in short you are for ever floored.

Wilkins Micawber, Ch12 David Copperfield