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

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  1. 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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    12th October 2018 09:45 Go to last post
  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: 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    Updated 23 June 2016 - This got out of date so am doing a bit of rehash.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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    2nd October 2018 21:16 Go to last post
  4. 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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    26th September 2018 14:13 Go to last post
  5. 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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    11th July 2018 20:48 Go to last post
  6. 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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    4th June 2018 14:46 Go to last post
  7. 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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  8. 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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    6th December 2017 11:36 Go to last post
  9. 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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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    13th October 2018 12:16 Go to last post
  4. Hammond looking to reform pension tax relief

    2018 Autumn budget and pension tax change speculation | Wells Gibson More budget leaks and hints of a tax grab from Spread-sheet Phil.

    Started by Yorkie62, 12th October 2018 08:02
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  5. 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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    12th October 2018 18:01 Go to last post
  6. Newbie - Inside/Outside IR35 - Help!

    I am currently as an Umbrella, But I thought about going down the LTD company route. (which I am new to). Got a quote from an accountancy firm explaining payment breakdown with in/outside IR35, Outside has a more take home pay. I am still can't work out which one I should go for, or should I...

    Started by snk888, 8th October 2018 17:49
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    11th October 2018 22:13 Go to last post
  7. Moved: Hammond plans tax crackdown on 'synthetic self-employed'

    Started by legal, 11th October 2018 10:16
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    11th October 2018 12:30 Go to last post
  8. Inter-company loan: how to avoid becoming an 'investment company'

    This is with regards to planning for liquidation in the midterm future. Potentially this is a stupid question but I'm going to ask anyway. Assume your IT company makes a loan to a connected company, and receives interest on that loan. Does the 20% investment limit for ER include the loan or...

    Started by ChimpMaster, 10th October 2018 16:11
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  9. Reducing the day rates

    Hi, I have been contracting with a client through an agency for the last 3 years. Though I actually work for the clients client with whom I have very good relations. Around in June I agreed to a 5% cut in day rates. I asked for a new contract for that to be in effect but they never got back...

    Started by ash007, 10th October 2018 16:02
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    11th October 2018 10:34 Go to last post
  10. Recruiters and real estate agents are same

    Here is my story of hiring process with COMPANY-X. 1) The agency advertised the job with the rate range 500-575. Also still have job confirmation in my inbox though its been removed from Jobserve. 2) I applied for a job and agreed the rate of 550/day with the AGENCY-Y. Also have this...

    Started by ifti12, 29th September 2018 18:45
    contract, interview, java, real estate, recruiters
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    9th October 2018 12:15 Go to last post
  11. Angry Loss due to delayed start date

    I signed a DocuSign contract with my agent, that has a start date of September 1st, 2018 for a big corporation in Barcelona. I relocated from the UK on August 27th, 2018. I rented an apartment and turned up for work on September 1st. When I got to the office, the receptionist kindly informed me...

    Started by Charlesr1971, 6th October 2018 06:49
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    9th October 2018 09:32 Go to last post
  12. Sell existing rental properties to Ltd with large(ish) warchest - opinion please...

    I've read most of the threads on here around B2L/Ltd ownership, and just musing over the following approach and would appreciate people's opinions. Background: - I have a number of rental properties that are owned outright and through a combination of PPR and Lettings Relief currently would not...

    Started by Crossroads, 4th October 2018 09:49
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  13. 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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    8th October 2018 20:48 Go to last post
  14. MVL and speed of capital distribution

    I'm looking to emigrate having wound up trading activity on my company. The country I'm moving to taxes all foreign income when you become a tax resident (ie the day you step foot there). This creates a timing problem with the liquidation of my company and when capital is distributed - I was...

    Started by Ret, 5th October 2018 09:13
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    8th October 2018 09:42 Go to last post
  15. FreeAgent practicality - best way to record Per Diem allowances?

    I've just got FreeAgent, and have been spending the past few days uploading my data and getting to grips with it. I travel for work a lot, and have entered all my receipts/expenses ok, but wondering what the best way of allowing for the Per Diem 25 overnight allowance is on FreeAgent? Note...

    Started by kryten22uk, 5th October 2018 11:24
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    5th October 2018 14:26 Go to last post
  16. UK statutory residence question

    Trying to better understand UK tax residency. Tax year 2017-18 I was resident in the UK, working via my UK limited. Uncomplicated. Tax year 2018-19 (so far) I have not been in the UK at all, and my UK limited has been dormant. Due to an inheritance this tax year (on which the tax was already...

    Started by xara, 4th October 2018 10:50
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    5th October 2018 10:04 Go to last post
  17. Closing down Ltd Co. - Pick-up leased through Ltd Co.

    After 6 years of contracting I've accepted a perm role. While I've enjoyed contracting the stress of long distance commuting and being away from home, combined with too many gaps between roles, convinced me (or more accurately, my wife convinced me) to go back to perm. On issue I will need to...

    Started by Gaza, 4th October 2018 10:27
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    4th October 2018 14:07 Go to last post
  18. WWYD? Business options when moving to France and continuing work in the UK

    No longer needed - thanks

    Started by Lam, 4th October 2018 08:19
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  19. Standard insurance

    Apart from indemnity insurance, any other types viewed as necessary to a first timer? I get the impression some of it should be left to IPSE coverage.

    Started by deeter, 3rd October 2018 10:42
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    3rd October 2018 12:34 Go to last post
  20. Accountant Issued incorrect payment

    Hello All, Wondering if you can help me with some advice on the below situation - My accountant issued me with a CT rebate refund (large amount) in February of this year. I deposited the cash into my company account and used the funds for my use. Subsequently, in July, accountant calls me...

    Started by contractDudeUK, 26th September 2018 19:50
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    accountancy, issues, legal
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    2nd October 2018 10:42 Go to last post

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