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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    Updated 23 June 2016 - This got out of date so am doing a bit of rehash.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: 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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  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: 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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    25th October 2018 14:10 Go to last post
  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. 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, Today 13:48
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  2. 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, Today 08:55
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  3. 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, Yesterday 20:35
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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Question How to handle client process Re "requesting" WFH/Time off (IR35 warning bells)

    Hi folks, I've been searching/reading the forums for the past couple of days and just wanted to see if anyone else has had to attempt to coach clients with their ways of talking about their 'process'. I've started a new contract, had my QDOS IR35 review and had contract amended by the agent...

    Started by Boomer, 8th December 2018 15:34
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    ir35, sdc, wfh
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  8. When will this IR35 Nightmare end?

    So, I've been on the same project for over 3 years, and at the start of the Public sector IR35 business I got caught by it. Rate up... Carry on. But my god, it's been over thing after the other. Kept my limited company because I will avoid IR35 like the plague when this is over, and I'm vat...

    Started by IAmContractor, 8th December 2018 09:17
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    9th December 2018 23:08 Go to last post
  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. I am way outside IR35 - I think

    I work direct for end Client. There is no Contract/PO. I (Ltd Company) Invoice every month - roughly same number. I have occasionally done other work for other Clients. It is a large organisation. I work on various IT Projects within the Organisation and have complete control, timing etc. I make...

    Started by ravenscroft, 4th December 2018 14:09
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  11. MVL

    Good afternoon, I will be starting a permanent job early next year, and I want to start the process to liquidate my company. I have checked with my accountants and they provide the service (via a 3rd party) and it costs around 2,000 (+VAT + disbursements...). I was checking online and found...

    Started by carlosLondon, 5th December 2018 15:47
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  12. PAYE and contracting on top

    Hi, I work full time at a PAYE job but I also do some contracting on the side through my own company (keeps me busy). I am into the 40% tax band with my PAYE job, and I have so far not taken any money from my business, partly because I don't really need to, and partly because I don't want to...

    Started by pintofale, 4th December 2018 16:33
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  13. Second Laptop Expense

    Hi all, I've got a limited company which provides IT consultancy services (Software Testing). I am the only director and employee in the company. I've already purchased a company laptop 9 months ago. I am looking into purchasing a second laptop to be used as a replacement in case the first one...

    Started by rodor, 22nd November 2018 18:30
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  14. 24 months clock reset

    Office 1 on the left, Office 2 on the right. 14 miles between them, different towns. Journey time and distance similar. Moving from Office 1 to Office 2 after 24 months. Would you start claiming expenses again? Journey

    Started by zonkkk, 29th November 2018 15:01
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  15. 1stOnline - Gone Out of Business?

    1stOnline appear to have gone out of business which I'm not particularly happy about. My calls go straight to voicemail. Emails weren't responding to and are now being bounced back. Does anyone know any details of what has happened? Their website is still up 1st Online | Contractor Accountants....

    Started by ninjamouse, 15th November 2018 10:56
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    6th December 2018 06:28 Go to last post
  16. Clever accounts?

    Hi I am new to this forum and starting up in contracting. I am wondering if anyone has had any dealings with a company called clever accounts. they provide on-line accounting service etc. I am just interested to know if people have had good or bad experiences to give me some baseline options. ...

    Started by pelergoniumlady, 25th January 2018 10:23
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    6th December 2018 00:16 Go to last post
  17. IR35 risk advice

    Hi all, long time lurker first time poster. I'm not looking for free legal advice, just an opinion from anyone in a similar position I got diagnosed with a chronic illness 3 years ago and 12 months later I left a C level position to go freelance, exclusively to control my work schedule. I wanted...

    Started by BlackCoffee, 4th December 2018 09:29
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    ir35
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    5th December 2018 17:30 Go to last post
  18. Tax and NI in Norway

    Hi, I am writing this message to request a few clarifications regarding my Norway Contract. Please review the point below and advise. Your soonest response would be much appreciated. I have a UK LTD Company and am working in Norway since June 2018. My Norwegian accountant had asked me to get...

    Started by Norway2210, 5th December 2018 09:14
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  19. Prosecution of Loan Company adviser

    This is just a thought not sure about the legal side. Can you sue the adviser for not giving you advice for future consequences about this whole loan scam? I mean in the last couple of years if you signed up? As a lot of the companies are no longer, I have their names of the ones i was...

    Started by snk888, 4th December 2018 21:35
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    5th December 2018 09:18 Go to last post
  20. Working in Norway!

    Hi All. I run a Limited Company here in the UK. I have been offerered what seems like a lucrative 3 year contract in Norway. Can i operate my Limited Company there? Can anyone advise what is the best (most tax effecient) way of operating there? How much of my day rate can i expect to...

    Started by harrison, 18th October 2013 14:27
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    5th December 2018 09:13 Go to last post

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