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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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  2. 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    Updated 23 June 2016 - This got out of date so am doing a bit of rehash.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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    9th November 2018 08:06 Go to last post
  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: 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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    6th December 2017 11:36 Go to last post
  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. XERO Bank Feeds

    Evening all. Im in the process of setting up XERO, specifically the bank feeds. It looks like Xero use the third party service "Yodlee" to do the bank feeds from TSB and the site is asking me for mt user name, password and memorable information - Which I am loathed to hand out. Just...

    Started by Snarf, 18th November 2018 21:38
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  2. Good public tax spreadsheet for contractors

    Does anyone know of a good spreadsheet for modelling various income/corp tax scenarios from a contractor's perspective? I'm looking to test out various combinations of dividend, salary, expenses and pension. I googled and searched here but so far I've only found simple calculators that only...

    Started by friday, Yesterday 19:20
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  3. Euro Bank Account (Cater Allen absolutely shocking)

    Hey guys, Hope you can help me. I switched from RBS after they sent a letter introducing fees (then a month later saying it was a mistake) to Cater Allen (after I read lots of reviews saying they were good). Did an account switch, however they don't do any computerized transfer of direct...

    Started by Crocket, 21st December 2016 09:38
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  4. Agency withholding percentage of money.

    A friend had an agency ring him up about a role; he was told there had been a high turnover of contractors at the client, mostly leaving early therefore the agency would withhold 10% of invoiced money which would then be paid upon completion of the contract. He ( rightly imo ) told them to do...

    Started by perplexed, 8th November 2018 18:50
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  5. Question Enforced Leave while under Contract

    My wife has been unwell in Hospital which forced me to take a few days off from my current contract at an investment bank. I am now ready to return to work but need to do this remotely (for 2 weeks) from home while she recovers. After an initial agreement with my client key contact(as per contract...

    Started by Jazzblogz, 6th November 2018 15:11
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  6. Contract extension notice period

    Morning. I am wondering if someone can give me a little advice. My current contract is due to end 30th November. A few days ago I signed an extension, starting 3rd December but have since found out that there is not much work in the pipeline. My agency have told me that I must give 4 weeks notice...

    Started by Cjm681, 16th November 2018 11:41
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    17th November 2018 17:40 Go to last post
  7. Advice regarding transfer of contract.

    Hi. I've been the IT support for a manufacturing company for the last five years. I currently work for them via an agency who I'm very happy with. The parent company recently sold us to another company, who used a managed services company for their IT. They want to keep me on, as I know the...

    Started by Eddie79, 16th November 2018 15:00
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    17th November 2018 12:24 Go to last post
  8. Personal Sim Only Plan in a Business phone?

    I am just about to replace my iphone purchased via the ltd co. 4 yrs ago. I will also be ditching the existing (business) sim only plan for a personal plan which will be paid personally. Can I use a personal plan in a business purchased mobile or the plan needs to be business as well? Will...

    Started by css_jay99, 13th November 2018 15:06
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    16th November 2018 10:31 Go to last post
  9. Extract Capital as Entrepreneur's Relief - Advice

    Hi, I'm shutting down my ltd. company after moving into full term employment. There is around 60k distributable profit in the business, and I'd like to exit this with entrepreneurs relief (@ 10% capital gains, so assume 54k net). When do I take this 60K out of the business, and what do I...

    Started by Hisco1954, 13th November 2018 14:43
    accountant, closing limited company, entreprenuers relief
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  10. 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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  11. Online Accounting Question

    So im with a well known online accounting firm, I pay 75 a month. I run a limited company. I haven't updated their portal in a year. Am I asking too much by sending them the statements and telling them to sort it? Surely its their job? They want me to import my statements then go through each...

    Started by mlc2009, 7th November 2018 17:02
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    15th November 2018 13:34 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. Pan-EU Contract, Short term gigs, Different client locations . Moving Residence to CH

    Hi, I'm about to start a new contract with a consultancy that involves lots of short term assignments at different client locations all over Europe, Middle East and Africa with durations varying from a few days up to a month. Initially I'll use my UK Ltd but I plan to change my country of...

    Started by ktyak, 13th November 2018 18:46
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    15th November 2018 03:31 Go to last post
  14. putting aside the money used for income tax

    I've been advised that i need to put aside a percentage of any dividends taken for income tax when self-assessment comes along. I was wondering what people do with theirs? For my own part i was thinking of putting the money in an easy access cash isa.

    Started by frustin, 14th November 2018 12:49
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  15. MVL... ER... 2 years

    Hello, Another post about MVL, ER and the 2 year resurrection. I have had a search on the forum and cant find a definitive answer to my query, so can I ask the consensus of the board. I'm currently staff, and have been made redundant. My last day is 21st December 2018. Went the MVL route...

    Started by sfr, 12th November 2018 20:32
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    13th November 2018 23:03 Go to last post
  16. PAYE/Divs

    I have recently taken a contract that although initially sold as being outside IR35 has been deemed inside IR35 following professional review of working practices etc. At present I am on the fence with this decision and can see both arguments purely due to the vagueness of IR35. I have...

    Started by jaybro, 9th November 2018 08:12
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    13th November 2018 13:32 Go to last post
  17. DBS Checks - Banking

    Hi, I've just got my first contract role with a Bank in accounting. Received a police caution recently - silly argument escalated, but nothing violent or fraud related etc. Just wondering if the big banks do Basic or Standard DBS checks..i.e. will a caution show up on my criminal record checks....

    Started by j12, 12th November 2018 20:35
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    13th November 2018 12:24 Go to last post
  18. Tax Efficient Way to close Ltd

    Hi All I want to close my ltd which has less than 25k remaining and my final trading week and end of year is next week. It's just been used for IT contracting, has no assets besides cash. I read something about Entrepreneur relief & not sure if possible? I'd prefer to avoid dividends if...

    Started by RajaStyle, 1st November 2018 17:11
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  19. Continue running UK Ltd from abroad

    Hi, So, I've been "contracting" via Ltd for several years. My current model is actually "consulting". I agree pieces of work, I invoice, I get paid. End of story. No daily rates, etc. etc. The opportunity has arisen for me to move back to Italy and keep working for my current and only client,...

    Started by enzoru, 12th November 2018 11:40
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    12th November 2018 14:52 Go to last post
  20. TUPE vs IR35

    Hi, I am working as permanent staff for an IT company. I have been based on client site with civil servants on a public sector contract my company won for the last 5 years working with niche technology stacks. This year my company lost the contract as of summer 2019 a new company takes over. ...

    Started by spook050, 9th November 2018 21:26
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    12th November 2018 13:08 Go to last post

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