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  1. 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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  2. 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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    21st November 2018 09:03 Go to last post
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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. 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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  2. QDos TLC35 product - do I invalidate it by not getting a CoWA document at each gig?

    I've had the TLC35 product for many years and it is renewal time. I have noticed that we are now asked if our circumstances have changed in the last 12 months before proceeding to renew. On this occassion, my circumstances have changed several times. I'm in a different gig to the one I was in...

    Started by 7specialgems, 30th March 2016 22:03
    • Replies: 3
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  3. Retrospect with client manager?

    My contract is running to an end soon and I was thinking to ask the Client Manager to retrospect on the last few months that we worked together. From my side this contract was a bit **** and also my collaboration with the CM. I'm sure from his side, it's sort of the same. But in your experience,...

    Started by dogquoteplus, Yesterday 09:37
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  4. Private GP - anyone use?

    After complete NHS usual shambles last week, seriously considering it. Left client early to go to appointment. Waited and waited, eventually they told me there was almost a 90 min delay. So I bailed. Always seems to happen at my GP. Cheeky cow receptionist after I'd waited 45 mins told me I...

    Started by psychocandy, 17th December 2018 13:20
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  5. 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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    17th December 2018 12:48 Go to last post
  6. Question handcuff clauses: Client introduced to 3rd party by Consultant

    The only handcuff clause that I'm aware of between Agents and Clients is that once a Consultant is introduced by the Agent, the Client can't form a direct commercial relationship with that Consultant (to avoid cutting out the Agent). Has anyone ever seen a clause where a 3rd party was prevented...

    Started by Contractor101101, 16th December 2018 12:26
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    17th December 2018 09:20 Go to last post
  7. Best IT Job hunting websites

    Hi there Can you recommend me please the best current IT job search websites. Thanks

    Started by Weegee, 13th December 2018 00:57
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    15th December 2018 13:27 Go to last post
  8. Crystal Umbrella Gone Bust

    Apparently Hope nobody is going to be hit too hard

    Started by CoolCat, 26th November 2018 10:31
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    14th December 2018 15:40 Go to last post
  9. Help! What do I do when I have not received contract renewal the last week before fur

    Hi, I work for an organization that has communicated that they will be extending my contract. It was due to end in November 2018 and despite chasing from November with the agent I still have nothing. I spoke to my line manager and she said it's out of her hands. She has communicated her...

    Started by BrandNewOne, 11th December 2018 21:01
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    14th December 2018 09:45 Go to last post
  10. BPSS Employment history

    Hi, I have graduated in July (just under 5 months ago), during these 5 months since graduating I have attended a 6-week training course, the training contract mentions the following: "The Trainer and the Delegate agree that nothing in this agreement shall give rise to a relationship of...

    Started by kmo1993, 14th December 2018 02:54
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    14th December 2018 06:31 Go to last post
  11. Help Please!

    Hi. Looking for any advice please! I've been offered a job working in the UK for an American based company (l'm in sales). They have no base or infrastructure in the UK and l would be the only employee in the UK. They want me to invoice them each month for my salary/expenses and arrange to pay...

    Started by rob20042004, 12th December 2018 18:28
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    12th December 2018 21:49 Go to last post
  12. I got an extra 25 on day rate via recruiter, why?

    Hello all, I'm not complaining but... I interview and got offered a new contract last week. I had quoted my fee which was fine. But when the recruiter came back with the offer he said that he got me day rate with an extra 25. Obviously this is great. Why did that happen though. I though...

    Started by password, 1st December 2018 19:57
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    12th December 2018 00:54 Go to last post
  13. German Accountant recommendation

    Looking for a recommendation on German accountant : 200 - 300 EUR / month desired cost.

    Started by gooddayall, 12th December 2018 00:08
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  14. Christmas money off?

    Hi all, long time no post hope everyone well. Probably posting in the wrong place (soree in advance, please move if needed) but does anyone have experience of asking for money off a Monday to Friday rental arrangement? I'll be away two weeks over Xmas. I'll leave my clothes there but wondered if...

    Started by Elliegirl, 10th December 2018 15:48
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    11th December 2018 12:28 Go to last post
  15. Restriction Clause help needed

    I read on the forum of another individual who has a similar problem under what was called a handcuff clause. My situation is this. I am presently contracted to a sub contractor of a major contractor to a particular large Business client. Up until now any time the contract was renewed it was a...

    Started by themindseye, 7th December 2018 09:22
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    restriction
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    11th December 2018 08:33 Go to last post
  16. What to say to "Are you interviewing somewhere"?

    I am not sure what to say if Agent or interviewer asks "Are you interviewing somewhere? So far I have said No because agent wouldnt consider anyone who may not be available during the interview process.Is it true? But what to say if interviewer asks the same question.would you say the truth...

    Started by Kprad35, 30th November 2018 06:13
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    10th December 2018 14:05 Go to last post
  17. Contract extensions and rate rises

    Hi all, My contract is coming to an end on the 31th of December 2018 - I have just been granted a 3 month extension. A little bit of background - I was initally supposed to be on this contract short term for 2 months since May but each time they have extended as they are happy with my work -...

    Started by ChristyP, 4th December 2018 18:09
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    10th December 2018 14:04 Go to last post
  18. Client won't put a statement of work in schedule or sign confirmation letter...

    Hi, I'm aiming to ensure/confirm that my contract and working practices are line with IR35. Client refuses to put a statement of work in the contract (activities and deliverables for time period) and wants to simply include a job title. Also unwilling to sign a confirmation of working...

    Started by Untouchable1, 5th December 2018 13:14
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    9th December 2018 12:14 Go to last post
  19. Recruiter says "maximum daily rate is... "

    Do you know of any good negotiation techniques when a recruiter says (the 500 is an example) In regards to rate, we will have to agree a figure as I am not able to submit a range unfortunately. The top end would be 500 please let me know what you would like to go over at. 500 may be a...

    Started by Skag, 5th December 2018 10:55
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    7th December 2018 15:30 Go to last post
  20. Good news

    Hi all Firstly, thanks for all the information on this site, it has been a massive help. I've signed my first contract and start on 17 Dec. I'm very excited to get cracking on a big national project as a Lead Business Analyst. Thanks again Mark

    Started by Morgraal, 28th November 2018 09:59
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,143
    7th December 2018 10:47 Go to last post

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