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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Free ContractorUK Webinar on winning work in 2019

    With all the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, IR35 and the Off Payroll rules, the next couple of years are going to be interesting to say the least, but one thing is for sure…. NOW is the time to make hay while the sun is still shining! With that in mind, we are hosting a webinar for...

    Started by administrator, 9th November 2018 16:48
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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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  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: 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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  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. Fees plus bonus

    Quick question: If instead of a standard day rate, I accept a decreased day fee and a "top up" bonus for successful completion, amd I more or less likely to fall foul of IR35 Thanks Jim

    Started by Jimbo54, 9th November 2018 15:24
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  2. Programming Contracting Jobs: What is the interview/hiring process like?

    Hi, I've been freelancing for years (mostly php, but other related languages/technologies too), and am thinking of moving to London to get some contracting jobs. One thing that I can't find much info on is what is the hiring/interview process like? I can find lots about 'normal' interviews....

    Started by ukcontr, 6th November 2018 12:44
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  3. BBC Presenters chased by HMRC

    An interesting topic to watch unfold as "A National Audit Office report revealed that 800 BBC presenters could potentially be asked to pay back tax and suggested the HMRC is investigating about 100 BBC freelance staff." due to their "use of Personal Service Companies enforced on them by the BBC". ...

    Started by andyg, 15th November 2018 15:48
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  4. Dispute over contract terms regarding lunch

    Deskside Engineer Assignment details state: Hours of work: 09:00 – 17:00 - 30 minutes lunch - Monday to Friday When were discussing the terms over the phone the agent never mentioned that lunch break is unpaid. I have been working here for over a month now and got 5 separate timesheets...

    Started by CYPER, 13th November 2018 12:28
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  5. Anyone Contracted Through Accutor?

    New contract for UK-based client which goes: client -> large Indian Outsourcer -> Accutor -> my limited. Haven't seen a contract yet, but thought I'd ask. Thanks.

    Started by BillHicksRIP, 18th September 2018 17:23
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    17th November 2018 11:11 Go to last post
  6. Lightbulb 2 offers: Accepted Lower Rate Public Sector (out ir35) vs Higher Rate Private Sector

    Hi all! I have 2 offers on the table at the moment: 1) Public Sector Outside IR35 - Initially I said yes verbally. contract not signed yet, waiting to be signed. Documents provided. Rate: 300 This would be my first contract in public sector - is there any risk even if it's confirmed by...

    Started by Kotelki, 14th November 2018 19:42
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    17th November 2018 08:37 Go to last post
  7. Moved: Permanent Resource Impeding Pogress

    Started by Marge On The Barge, 16th November 2018 09:05
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    16th November 2018 09:24 Go to last post
  8. A dumb question around CRB/DBS and Spent Convictions

    (Yes, I was a naughty boy and got myself a criminal conviction many years ago) Got some security vetting to do - very exciting! It's got a long questionnaire (two actually) about previous convictions and such and kindly makes very clear that I don't need to disclose spent convictions which...

    Started by vwdan, 15th November 2018 10:18
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  9. Can I work for the same client when contract of my current agency ended with client?

    Hi I have learnt last week that the contract arrangement between my agent and the client has ended. So my agency won’t be able to provide any resources. My client is happy to accept me in the same role through a different agency. But I have signed the contract through an umbrella company...

    Started by Sporadic, 11th November 2018 09:13
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    15th November 2018 17:45 Go to last post
  10. Contract Choice

    So having had a choice of 2 contracts, the second being offered slightly too late after the first one being offered for me to hold out for (even though I did buy some time), I am happy with the first contract. However it makes me think that I may have been happier with the second, as it would have...

    Started by kaiser78, 11th November 2018 15:25
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    14th November 2018 09:50 Go to last post
  11. Leaving a contract very early

    Started a new contract 5 weeks ago, it very quickly became apparent that I've been sold a bit of a lemon and the project is a bit of a nightmare. Apparently this is the 6th time they have attempted the project. I've decided that I want out ASAP, but I'm not sure how to treat this role when I...

    Started by TomK, 13th November 2018 09:30
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  12. Another IR35 Indemnity Clause

    Saw the other thread sort of got resolved, so figured I'd post my own although it's very very similar. Found this clause in a Private Sector contract: I pushed back before taking it to QDOS and they changed it as follows:

    Started by vwdan, 12th November 2018 11:32
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  13. Two contracts in parallel for same end client??

    Hi there, I have been lurking a while but find myself in a position of wanting to ask something. I suspect I know the answer but wanted to sanity check with all my fellow well oiled contractors! I have am about to start working with a digital agency type company let’s call it Norway and was...

    Started by Boomer, 10th November 2018 14:20
    agent, client, contract advice
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  14. Contract indemnifies agency (at my expense) against HMRC enquiries

    Previous contracts have stipulated that the supplier is responsible for any PAYE and NICs that arise for supplier staff. Fine. New contract has no less than eight paragraphs about this issue. Supplier is responsible. Supplier indemnifies agency against any future claims from HMRC (because...

    Started by zerosum, 3rd November 2018 09:11
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    11th November 2018 17:57 Go to last post
  15. Setting up Limited company in DUBAI or Emirates

    I' ve got a new gig in Barcelona through UK agency. I want to setup a Limited Company in Dubai or Emirates, and use it for invoicing my UK client. I would like to know about what taxes/others I will need to pay in the following cases: -Digital Nomad (I am not resident in any country since I...

    Started by bul, 8th November 2018 20:47
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  16. Renting apartment - bills, council tax etc

    I have had a brief trawl but haven't come u with an answer to the question - are council tax and utility bills allowable expenses on a property you rent for the purposes of Mon-Fri accommodation? This chap asked the same question but didn't seem to get the answer. I know all the potential...

    Started by Evanses Elevenses, 9th November 2018 10:42
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  17. Video Application / Profile

    One of the things we are looking at deploying is video applications / profiles. Potentially we could embed video of you beautiful people answering a question set / explaining your skills. As a general principle would you take part or not?

    Started by Andy Hallett, 10th June 2017 13:56
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    9th November 2018 12:27 Go to last post
  18. Billhop?

    Anyone used this at all? Colleague I know pays his C/Tax & VAT using his personal 0% credit card to get points/miles. Never heard of it myself but having taken a look it seems legit. Seems HMRC stopped allowing use of psnl credit cards to pay taxes c.Jan 2018, but this is a way around that,...

    Started by SteelyDan, 7th November 2018 13:51
    • Replies: 7
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    9th November 2018 09:39 Go to last post
  19. Why are so many contractor CVs still so badly written?

    Given all the sensible advice available on forums such as this, I was staggered at how bad many contractor CVs were that I reviewed whilst trying to recruit PMs. For example: CVs up to 10 pages long - who is going to read all that waffle? CVs that list dozens of bland sounding responsibilities...

    Started by edison, 6th November 2018 19:14
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    8th November 2018 17:19 Go to last post

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