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  1. 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    Updated 23 June 2016 - This got out of date so am doing a bit of rehash.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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  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. Mandatory security meeting request on behalf of client - advice please

    I work 100% from home about an hour away from a UK client, on a government project for another EU nation. I've received this email (redacted where needed): I definitely work on the project but as a contractor I'm unsure where I stand and how I should respond - even if I were on site - to...

    Started by d000hg, Yesterday 11:03
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  2. EU Client

    Hi, I'm new to the contracting side and therefore would be grateful for any assistance. I'm considering taking on a new client based in the EU. I will be primarily UK based and I have a UK limited company. I would be grateful if you name any obvious pitfalls or things that I should consider...

    Started by As100, 8th December 2018 21:32
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  3. Wife as a director/employee

    Hi I know that this has probably been covered multiple times, but I am getting confused by everyones "hypotheticals" so thought I would ask. I am looking at reducing my corp tax bill. Wife currently works as a Teachers Assistant, but is getting fed up with the school so is happy to leave as...

    Started by jamwelshtralian, 17th December 2018 12:49
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  4. Dip in Level of Service from Nixon Williams

    A lot of stuff coming from automated email accounts & still haven't been prodded for my 2016-2017 end of year accounts yet. Not so much of the personal touch anymore... Anyone else?

    Started by Pip in a Poke, 11th October 2017 14:07
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  5. 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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  6. Marriage allowance - details with dividends

    Just checking this out. My spouse didn't work this year and is able to transfer 10% of their PA to me under the Marriage Allowance. I intended to take out £702*12=£8424 as payroll, and then the rest of my PA + £2,000 div allowance this year. This brings me in just below being a basic rate tax...

    Started by booms, 16th December 2018 15:19
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  7. Set an impossible job that is outside my contracted role. Resigning before sacking

    I'm on the third contract extension with this particular client, but an now in a new project that is so incompetent and riven with internal politics and lies that that itís time to move on. I've been told to do something that is technically impossible and without any discussion. I'm being set up....

    Started by RustyWire, 16th December 2018 09:49
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  8. When will this IR35 Nightmare end?


    Started by IAmContractor, 8th December 2018 09:17
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  9. Restraint of Trade Clause

    Hi I have a query about restraint of trade clauses that I was looking for some advice on or anyone with previous experiences of them. I will be seeking some legal advice in the New Year but thought some knowledge in advance may help. I currently work as a permie for a supplier company based...

    Started by futurecontractor, 8th December 2018 10:01
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  10. Eaglecliff & Shell - Mandatory 3 week holiday

    Hi, Shell recently told all contractors they can not work from the 20 December 2018 until 7 January 2019. Our contract does not end until February 2019. Can Shell legally decide to cancel certain days in a fixed term contract? Per Employers must not treat workers on fixed-term...

    Started by mcltd, 12th December 2018 14:01
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    eagle cliff, eaglecliff, holidays, shell
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  11. IQ loan agreement 2015

    Sorry if this has already been covered in another thread... Is anyone able to help with providing a template for the loan agreement under IQ around 2015/2016? I stupidly lost it when I moved house last year. I imagine everyone that was signed up with them around that time had a standard...

    Started by Taxnovice, 14th December 2018 19:12
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  12. Advice Needed: Employer not paying previous work due to early departure

    Hi I am in a complicated situation and I am looking for some perspective. I started as a contractor at this company at the beginning of October. The first month of probation passed without any issues, and two weeks later (so one month and a half in the six month contract), I got news of an...

    Started by Mctribal, 12th December 2018 23:39
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  13. Making employer contributions to a pension as sole director of LTD

    Hi everyone, I am aware there is a lot of info on pensions on the forum & the web in general, but I'm a bit overwhelmed by the volume/specificity of it and am looking for some general clarification on where to begin, and am hoping some of you might be able to help me. Most of what I've found...

    Started by whiskers, 11th December 2018 13:48
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    14th December 2018 10:04 Go to last post
  14. MVL & Entrepreneur Relief

    I left the UK recently and closed my limited company through an MVL as I would qualify for Entrepreneurs Relief (still running with HMRC as it can take a long time). My intention was to move abroad and either setup a business doing remote work (Software Developer) from my new country or even get a...

    Started by fpinela, 13th December 2018 12:40
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    13th December 2018 14:14 Go to last post
  15. UK Contractor moving to New Zealand

    Hi All, I appreciate an accountant will be best placed to advise on this, however my current accountant was unable to advise so I am looking for another. In the meantime, I thought I would see if anyone here can provide any insight into my situation. I am the sole director of a UK Ltd company...

    Started by niai07, 11th December 2018 17:08
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    12th December 2018 10:06 Go to last post
  16. Contractor Limited Company and Divorce - Need advice

    It has been on the cards for a long time but now time has come up. We have been discussing what she wants out of the settlements and I never had any major issues with what she was demanding but lately she has been very agressive and everytime she has new thoughts from her web of advisors. Anyway...

    Started by punjabilad, 2nd March 2017 17:42
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    11th December 2018 13:37 Go to last post
  17. Advice Needed

    Hi guys, I was wondering if anyone could give me some advice on something. I recently secured a remote working job with an international company. I initially thought the role was full time permanent but when receiving the contract I noticed it was for an independent contractor. I have been...

    Started by dippyeggs, 11th December 2018 08:55
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    11th December 2018 12:04 Go to last post
  18. Contracting in Kuwait

    I have been offered a contract in Kuwait. Initially expected to be a 2 year contract and will be paid in dollars. I've been told that I can open up a bank account in Kuwait, but it's also up to me if i want to get paid in a UK bank account. My main question is, has anyone here worked in Kuwait...

    Started by Hits555, 10th December 2018 20:35
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    11th December 2018 09:12 Go to last post
  19. Moving company abroad?

    I work for a British agency now, but I'm outsourced for a German project that is partially remote and I'm going to be based mostly in Poland. Not sure how long will be the contract, but it made me think if I should move the company to Poland? Maybe, in this case, I could also move my company to...

    Started by qbait, 8th December 2018 14:55
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    10th December 2018 16:57 Go to last post
  20. Question New contractor - Should I start before April 2019?

    Hi, I'm a wannabe contractor. I was originally looking to start after purchasing a house as a permie in ~October 2019, but due to the IR35 changes I have been persuaded to potentially start earlier to get a year in outside of IR35, and buy a house 12 months after starting as a contractor...

    Started by dankmemes, 9th December 2018 14:58
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    10th December 2018 15:29 Go to last post

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