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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Security Clearance (SC) Q&A Read first before asking questions

    Please find below an accumulation of questions that have featured on some of the many reptitive questions about SC. Maybe by putting them in a stickie and adding when we get new ones we can bat some of the drudgery off. I have given canned answers from what I read on the forum but you know how...

    Started by northernladuk, 23rd March 2010 23:38
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    security clearance, security cleared
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Public sector contracting

    Just received this from an agency that some regard as being a bit Crap.

    Started by DaveB, 6th August 2012 12:49
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    16th October 2018 09:03 Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: I just need to get two references ...

    Been out now for 3 months - 1 month was moving house and sat on my hole for the last 2. Usual story, Jobserved to death, and now dealing with the cretins. Over the last month, nearly every agency has asked for two references before they will "put me forward". Now I didn't come down in the last...

    Started by fitzy73, 5th August 2008 15:30
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    agency, references
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    15th October 2018 13:17 Go to last post
  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: The 4 Styles of CVs for Contractors Ė which one is for you?

    Our latest ‘must see’ webinar will be providing leading-edge advice on the different styles of CVs for Contractors and the specifics of how to put them together. The webinar will delve into the science and psychology behind a Contractor CV with very specific guidance on how to write each section. ...

    Started by administrator, 21st September 2018 16:02
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  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Opt out of Conduct of employment agencies 2003 act?

    Having read the leaflet I'm assuming this is a good idea because it seems not to do would harm you;re case with regards to IR35?

    Started by psychocandy, 22nd May 2011 12:56
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    5th June 2018 17:10 Go to last post
  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: Moving to Germany. Who to inform, P85?, NHS?

    Hello IT Contractors, I shall be moving to Germany next month and spending 14 months on a contract. I was reading up and apparently I need to fill out a P85 form and let the NHS know that I shall be moving etc? Even though I shall still be maintaining a home here in the UK is there any...

    Started by themeditator, 7th April 2010 10:13
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    contracting overseas, germany
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    2nd February 2018 23:12 Go to last post
  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: Behaviour in the Professional Forums

    I have noticed an increase in squabbling and bickering in the Professional forums of late. I am not amused. I do not care who starts the squabbling. I will finish it by banning all participants. The more persistant the squabbling the longer the ban. Feel free to disagree and correct but...

    Started by cojak, 10th June 2011 08:29
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    10th January 2016 21:25 Go to last post
  1. Agents advertise contract roles but ask you if you will take permanent roles

    Hi, im currently on the third month of my first contract and I am looking for potential opportunities because I don't want to be stuck if they don't extend I applied for a role on Jobserve and the agent from Randsand called me. He said the role in contract and asked if I would be interested in...

    Started by BrandNewOne, Yesterday 06:18
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  2. Paying for your own background check

    I've been offered a new contract and have been asked to pay for my own Experian background check. It's 54.99. I've always worked in Finance and so have always had to go through these checks, but never have I had to pay for them myself. Is this new or have I just been lucky so far?

    Started by JRCT, 18th October 2018 16:45
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 411
    Yesterday 12:38 Go to last post
  3. Tips of finding overseas contracts?

    Hi. Does anyone have any advice on finding contracts based overseas? Anywhere in the world really - although I imagine I will need some sort of visa outside the EU. I just need a short term contract (3-6 months) and could do with a change in scenery. I've tried the usual job boards but nothing...

    Started by kgx, 17th October 2018 12:51
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    18th October 2018 15:34 Go to last post
  4. Leaving contract early

    A few months in my current contract, it's a very decent gig and interesting project. However, got another one offered for 20% more because my niche skills is rare on the market. Should I take it?

    Started by Syd, 19th September 2018 23:17
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    17th October 2018 20:31 Go to last post
  5. contractor car insurance claim

    Hi guys, I am new to contracting and have been contracting for a few months. Unfortunately had a recent accident. And after checking my insurance policy I realised that my insurance is not for business or commuting purposes. It is only for social/personal purposes. Did not realise that I will...

    Started by HardCop, 16th October 2018 07:50
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    claims, contractor, social use
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    17th October 2018 12:56 Go to last post
  6. Moved: Salesforce Integration

    Started by Andy Hallett, 16th October 2018 14:37
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    16th October 2018 19:12 Go to last post
  7. Agencies to avoid....

    I am sure I am not alone in getting previous contracts via agencies that I would rather not work with again. Generally I've been ok but had a recent bad experience with Lorien / VerticalIT: - lengthly payment terms; 30 working days from last friday of month ie. this is a min term of 6 weeks from...

    Started by bikeman, 9th January 2012 10:13
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    • Replies: 377
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    16th October 2018 14:48 Go to last post
  8. Consultancies - Friend or Foe?

    Hi all, First time poster here. I've been contracting for about six years, in data analytics (SAS programming) for financial services companies, mostly big banks. I've never had any trouble getting work and generally work around nine months a year. I've started to find that when I'm...

    Started by DunkirkPie, 12th October 2018 08:30
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    • Replies: 21
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    16th October 2018 12:30 Go to last post
  9. New contract - advice please.

    Been offered a role through an agent based in EU and client's office is also located in same country. Already have a UK Ltd setup. Intention is to WFH and travel as required to Client's office, subcontractors office in UK, and subcontractors manufacturing facility outside EU. Initially...

    Started by kermitt, 16th October 2018 12:00
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    16th October 2018 12:21 Go to last post
  10. Contract mess - advice needed please!

    Hello everyone. I am new to contracting and hoping someone could shed some light on a situation I found strange. I was hired by a large fashion company (very reputable, large brand in Europe) in London and offered a day rate of $430 for a 6-month contract. The role was posted calling for a Data...

    Started by jubial, 15th October 2018 16:41
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    • Replies: 11
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    16th October 2018 11:13 Go to last post
  11. QDOS IR35 insurance

    Hi, I'm new to contracting, started in October on a 6-month contract, and it's been extended WEF next week to end of September. QDOS do provide my public liability insurance. What I don't understand is the time period IR35 insurance covers.. does it back-date to October, when I started...

    Started by SmartieDriver, 18th April 2018 11:31
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    16th October 2018 09:35 Go to last post
  12. Getting paid in advance

    I haven't been able to find a thread on this. I have just spoken to a contractor who apparently has an opportunity for me. He wants pay to go through him (yes I know he would take a cut) and I explained that I had an issue with determining his credit worthiness, etc. The usual. He offered to...

    Started by Contractor101101, 15th October 2018 11:50
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    15th October 2018 13:14 Go to last post
  13. Moved: FREE webinar on 2018 Budget and surviving IR35 reform

    Started by administrator, 15th October 2018 10:00
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  14. Taking a day off

    Ok I know I'm being a bit pedantic about this but I didn't go in to work one day because of dreaded man flu. yes I know as a contractor you have to be on deaths door to take a day off! Anyway I informed the client I wouldn't be in and also the contract stipulates I inform the agency. I did not...

    Started by checkerman, 1st October 2018 09:35
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    • Replies: 22
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    15th October 2018 09:44 Go to last post
  15. UK Ltd company contract in France

    I have the opportunity to have a contract in France, potentially up to 4 years. What do I need to do? Main areas of concern are: Tax NHS Insurance Banking Any help greatly appreciated

    Started by Nocaster, 14th October 2018 15:00
    • Replies: 1
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    14th October 2018 17:45 Go to last post
  16. Anyone doing interim management roles?

    Anyone here doing interim management roles as opposed to pure contractor roles? Say, CIO/Head of IT/IT Director level? Be interested to hear your experiences. Market seems buoyant. Iím having a lot of fun in a new interim Head of IT role. Sounds strange but Iíve effectively been Ďpromotedí 3...

    Started by edison, 9th October 2018 18:42
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    • Replies: 14
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    13th October 2018 17:46 Go to last post
  17. Moved: £7,000 day rate - how the other half live

    Started by edison, 13th October 2018 14:14
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    13th October 2018 16:57 Go to last post
  18. State of the Market

    Anyone else finding it very quiet out there? This is the quietest I remember it for the last 6 years. I finished my last contract at the end of April and now going back to an old client, but if that work wasn't there I'd be struggling to get a sniff of anything. Feels like some lean times are on...

    Started by JoJoGabor, 20th May 2016 10:29
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    • Replies: 1,606
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    13th October 2018 07:51 Go to last post
  19. UK Limited company contract in Sweden - Tax implications

    Hi, I have a UK limited company and have been offered a contract in Sweden. I will be paid in UK limited company, however have a rate agreed in SEK....and the initial contract is for 6 months... What are the tax implication I should be aware of? Do I need to register with Swedish Tax...

    Started by vmm, 10th October 2018 13:11
    • Replies: 6
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    12th October 2018 18:00 Go to last post
  20. Contract to Perm: IR35 Investigation Trigger?

    A bit of a moot point as I know the contract I've been in for the past 3 years is outside of IR35 but if I accept an offer to go permanent with my current client, could it raise my head over the parapet, so to speak?

    Started by Unai Emery, 10th October 2018 13:41
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    • Replies: 18
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    12th October 2018 12:45 Go to last post

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