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Financial and legal issues affecting IT contractor companies, including IR35.

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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Share Investment, Discussion & Tips

    I guess a few of us on here have a more than casual interest in the stock market, I have a few quid in the banks as I still think they are massively undervalued long term, but I like what I am hearing from US Oil & Gas PLC (USOP), not openly traded as they are on GXG but a solid investment recently...

    Started by SimonMac, 11th July 2012 15:18
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: FREE webinar on 2018 Budget and surviving IR35 reform

    Join Orange Genie at 7PM, 30th October for expert analysis of the budget and how to protect your income. Register now to reserve your place: FREE Webinar on the Budget 2018 and Surviving Private Sector IR35 Reform

    Started by administrator, 15th October 2018 10:00
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: DIY Pensions Advice for a Limited Company!

    Hello, This is my first post - so be kind please!!! Has anyone here used an online pension manager, like Nutmeg, for a private pension? By this I mean contributing funds straight from a ltd company tax free? I've met two Independent Financial Advisors who manage pensions for ltd...

    Started by lumalist, 20th February 2017 21:54
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    advice, pensions
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Accountant recommendation threads inc local requests

    Updated 23 June 2016 - This got out of date so am doing a bit of rehash. I've added any new ones, taken off some that seem to have disappeared and given a nod to some of the Accountants that are actively giving good advice on the forums but don't seem to have been recommended by posters. Updated...

    Started by northernladuk, 16th August 2011 20:59
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  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Contracting in Belgium - A Short Guide to Tax and Social Security

    Introduction OK so it's not so short any more. This information has been compiled based on experience, and expert advice. In response to the numerous emails and PMs I get concerning the fluid and uncertain environment for working in Belgium, I have tried to summarise the issues and pitfalls,...

    Started by nodric, 17th November 2009 13:33
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    belgium, umbrella company, umbrella recommendations
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  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: The 24 Month Rule in a nutshell

    How many more times.... a) It's about the journey, not the client and not why you are there b) Go to the known (or anticipated) end date of your current gig. c) Count back 24 months by the calendar. d) If between those two dates you have spent less than 40% of your time at that...

    Started by malvolio, 14th January 2014 15:58
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  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: Why you need a written contract

    Would never have agreed to half payment; full payment or court action. OP, you might want to watch this. qh

    Started by quackhandle, 1st June 2018 15:04
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  8. Sticky Thread Sticky: Loans from EBTs and other Trusts

    Welcome to the Loans thread. To date loan arrangements have been discussed in many threads on CUK, regularly appearing in the BN66 thread diluting that thread and losing the concentration of information to those associated only with loans and not with S58 FA2008. Its time that loans had its own...

    Started by Emigre, 21st January 2011 15:42
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  9. Sticky Thread Sticky: Working In Europe - A Brief Guide

    I can use my UK Personal Service Company when working overseas. Whilst it is possible, in most European Countries it is inadvisable, as the use of a UK Personal Service Company does not offer the benefits that the company would enjoy for UK Assignments. There are many issues to consider,...

    Started by Sue at IPAYE, 1st December 2017 13:28
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  10. Sticky Thread Sticky: Basic advice when running your own Contractor business

    Here is a place for those 101's that people seem to forget/not know. Try and make the title easily searchable. This thread is stuff that we have learned over the years. But we expect people using this forum to do their own due dilligence - we point them in the right direction, it's for them...

    Started by cojak, 20th January 2013 11:32
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  1. Exclamation Client requesting LI profile changes, employee style signature, etc

    I recently started at a new client on a project (a consultancy and an end client), and I've received some odd requests from the consultancy that are causing me a little bit of concern as I haven't encountered them before anywhere I've been: 1. They want me to update my LinkedIn profile to say I...

    Started by man, Today 16:48
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  2. NEST pension - should I do it???

    I have been thinking about sorting my pension for a while now but cant make my mind up which way to go! I have been thinking of the using the NEST pension set up by the government for self employed people. Not sure what peoples experience is with it and/or if anybody can share any advice? Much...

    Started by pbContract, Today 15:05
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  3. Invoice Refactoring

    Can any of you guys recommend any invoice refactoring companies you've used before? thanks

    Started by johndc31, Yesterday 18:24
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  4. Is a SIPP pension with HL safe?

    Hey guys, compared to a typical pension you'd get with an employer, Is a SIPP pension with HL safe?

    Started by Sambola, Yesterday 11:40
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  5. HMRC / Qdos

    Hi, Has anyone used the insurance services provided by QDOS to deal with HMRC enquires? How was the experience? Also does QDOS insurance policy (TLC35) pay the tax amount demanded by the HMRC or does the policy only conver the professional fees required to deal with the case? Thanks in...

    Started by neel9821, Yesterday 12:37
    hmrc claims, qdos, tlc35
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  6. Leaving SJD Accountants

    I'm a contractor using SJD and I'm not happy at all with the service. SJD put on their website that if we don't respond to you same day (provided email is before blah blah) we will refund you that months installment, great, but the response you get is an auto reply saying thank you for your...

    Started by JtotheD, 4th February 2014 08:43
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  7. retention from employment in Basel

    Can anyone share what a correct money retention should be in Basel, Swiss ? I am only getting 58 % retention, and seems 10% below what most internet sources say .... I am employed by a recruitment company locally.

    Started by gooddayall, Yesterday 19:26
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  8. traditional accountants vrs online accountants

    So i have managed to go freelance and secure my first contract. I have spoken with a couple of local accountants and the costs seem to be unclear and every increasing. a few hundred for this and a few for that and next thing we are talking about 3-4k a year. Even then its not entirely clear...

    Started by Cid, 11th October 2018 11:03
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    I am interested in accountants that do all of the bookkeeping etc rather than learning complicated systems like crunch or even freeagent (which I believe is more user friendly). Just want to email in expenses, timesheets etc Anyone out there using a good accountancy service that does all of this...

    Started by hgllgh, 16th October 2018 11:59
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  10. Student loan repayments - divident

    Do I have to take divident income into account when considering the student loan repayments? There is a lot of confusion around this. My accountant tells me that only salary comes into it and divident doesn't count. Another contractor that I know doesn't count the divident towards his student...

    Started by cannon999, 16th October 2018 11:46
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  11. Moving Accountants

    Hi All Just a quick question, how easy is it to move between accountants assuming both use FreeAgent? I'm not happy with my current and I'm thinking of moving. Just wanted to understand the level of pain involved transferring. Thanks in advance.

    Started by glenmore3685, 16th October 2018 11:10
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  12. Exclamation Unpaid Invoice - No Timesheet

    I started a new contract with a big end client, quite quickly found out that I had been missold the role by the agent (so clearly some lessons to be learned re. effective pre-contract questioning on my part - like double checking things with the end client), agreed with the end client to work a...

    Started by man, 16th October 2018 18:20
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  13. Corporation Tax quickie

    Ok I am sure a stupid question or a mind blank so apologies - if so I am asking for 'a friend' Just doing some calculations... Year End is Jan 18. Corp Tax changed from 20% to 19% in April 17. So is Corp tax 19% applicable to the whole year? Or do you apply 20% for Feb/Mar and then...

    Started by saptastic, 16th October 2018 12:19
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  14. Anticorruption, Bribery, Ethics training

    Hi I need an urgent help. I've been on a project for several month. My client is a global private company Suddenly we had an email circulation stating that "... mandatory for both permanent and temporary staff to complete a "Anticorruption, Bribery, Ethics training". I know that as a...

    Started by Goggy, 15th October 2018 22:45
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  15. Any experience with Redwood Bank? They pays highest interest for business saving

    Any experience with these guys ( Redwood Bank)? Bank seems to have start in 2017 and website says covered by FSCS ? Not sure their specific '95 day notice saving account' is FSCS covered? Not clear how long that FSCS coverage will last? They pays highest interest for business notice deposits it...

    Started by Darren_Test, 8th October 2018 17:56
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  16. SC Clearance lost due to agency fault - any legal redress?

    A recruitment agency offered me a contract with an SC clearance requirement. I accepted and worked from September to December 2017 for 2 end clients inside secure rooms/cages, where only people with clearance were allowed to enter. During that time I enquired my direct manager if my clearance was...

    Started by CYPER, 12th October 2018 11:44
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  17. Company Car Q

    Hi All, Wanted to raise a general query around company cars and get some insight into how you guys have handled this, aswell as a second opinion, so to speak. I spoke to my accountant about getting a car via the LTD, as mixed personal/business use. He said that I cannot re-claim any VAT as...

    Started by sira, 12th October 2018 22:26
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  18. How long after end of gig to keep paying IR35 insurance for?

    Last outside IR35 gig ended March 2017 - been doing inside IR35 PS via umbrella since then so no issues. Last year I paid for Qdos TLC35. Just wondering how long its wise to keep paying this for? 200 so not a huge amount. I know they probably CAN but realistically, are HMRC going to go back...

    Started by psychocandy, 16th October 2018 08:47
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  19. How do you repay director's loan with dividends?

    How can this be done? Do you only issue a divi voucher after director meeting, but never transfer the divi money out of ltd account? If it is say 50% of the loan when you repay the rest do you do anything special in the accounts to show where the difference is..

    Started by pscont, 15th October 2018 21:05
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  20. Retaining ltd co paper work after closing it down.

    Hi all, What are the requirements for retaining ltd company paperwork after the company is shut down. The company in question hasn't actively traded since 2008 although there are a few odd transactions since then for e.g. interest, final payment of expenses and such like. I presume I need...

    Started by doodab, 28th June 2011 12:35
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    14th October 2018 19:13 Go to last post

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