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rob s
30th January 2017, 09:41
Is there any mileage in having a storefront for PS clients to buy consultancy days in advance?

MrMarkyMark
30th January 2017, 09:53
Is there any mileage in having a storefront for PS clients to buy consultancy days in advance?

Mileage in what way?
Please elaborate..

rob s
30th January 2017, 10:02
I wondered if it would help better fit or evidence a consultancy / deliverables type contract.

LondonManc
30th January 2017, 10:18
I wondered if it would help better fit or evidence a consultancy / deliverables type contract.

Makes little difference if you're under the direction and control of the end client.

b0redom
30th January 2017, 11:43
I don't really see where you're going with this TBH. Assuming that you don't have an army of consultants the end clients are going to have to call you up to schedule work anyway, so what's the value add?

In fact given that you'll have to pay some sort of transaction fee for online payment processing, surely you'll be worse off?

rob s
30th January 2017, 11:50
I guess it's the same as having some form of call off work order. I always thought they carried more weight than a traditional bill for days but I can't find anything now so maybe I just imagined it.

LondonManc
30th January 2017, 12:30
I guess it's the same as having some form of call off work order. I always thought they carried more weight than a traditional bill for days but I can't find anything now so maybe I just imagined it.

Are you thinking purely in terms of putting yourself outside IR35?

If so, and you've got confirmed payment, you're making the financial risk element worse!

northernladuk
30th January 2017, 12:38
You also need to understand the frameworks the PS use to get work. Digital Specialist, Contingent Labour, NMNC, GCloud. They all have a specific way of working and if you are one then certain options are just not available. No way can you do this on a standard CL1 contract and possibly others. You might have to look to GCloud for that type of contract.

Need to understand your situation and make reasonable decisions based on that. Just throwing random, ill thought out guesses in to the pot helps no one.

rob s
30th January 2017, 16:35
You also need to understand the frameworks the PS use to get work. Digital Specialist, Contingent Labour, NMNC, GCloud. They all have a specific way of working and if you are one then certain options are just not available. No way can you do this on a standard CL1 contract and possibly others. You might have to look to GCloud for that type of contract.

Need to understand your situation and make reasonable decisions based on that. Just throwing random, ill thought out guesses in to the pot helps no one.

You left out OJEU.

And if the question hadn't already been asked, then it will help anyone else considering the same thing, which is several other contractors near me as I type.

northernladuk
30th January 2017, 16:39
You left out OJEU.

And if the question hadn't already been asked, then it will help anyone else considering the same thing, which is several other contractors near me as I type.

Yup. Quite a few of them kept coming to me with harebrained ideas when I was in the PS as well. A couple of them knew what they were doing and went away to do business with people that had influence though. I wonder who's going to come out on top ;)