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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: 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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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: A Step-by-Step CV Authoring Workshop for Contractors.

    Join The CV & Interview Advisors; international speakers and thought-leaders on all things related to winning work in the Contract market. Learn the most effective CV framework for Contractors, Interim Managers and Consultants, with detailed step-by-step instructions on how to create each key...

    Started by administrator, 8th January 2019 14:36
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  4. 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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  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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  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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  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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  1. Experienced SQL Server Developer poss 1 months work - start asap

    Hello there. Client here is looking for SQL Server Dev for poss 2-4 weeks work. Start asap, hit the ground running to rewrite 4000 line stored proc that has come from Oracle and has been butchered by SSMA and placed everything in nested cursors, and a lot more besides, so performance has...

    Started by quackhandle, Yesterday 09:50
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  2. Start contracting now or later?

    Hi all long time lurker here , fantastic site for insight on contracting Im at a point where I would need seasoned advice on what I should do at the moment? I'm in a complex situation - its doing my head in!! if I can list it out where I am - and I am keen to get back on the contracting wagon...

    Started by majestic579, 8th January 2019 18:16
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  3. Working away from home

    All my gigs so far have been commutable from home, usually 5-10 mins and occasionally a short drive 20-30mins. Am considering taking a 6 month contract further afield, because it's a great opportunity to improve my skills and a decent rate. 2 days WFH. Commute is around 2.5 hours. I'm...

    Started by FIERCE TANK BATTLE, 22nd December 2018 17:36
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  4. Swiss Client UK Based Contract

    Hi, I have just been offered a role by a Swiss client for X00 a day. The role if fully remote (UK home based) except 3 days in Zurich to start the contract. The contract I have received from agency has address of client's UK office and has no reference of Swiss office what so ever. I have...

    Started by NoviceContractor, 9th January 2019 22:06
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  5. New to Contracting

    Hello all, Long time lurker, first time poster here to a lovely bunch. Apologies in advance if this is the wrong board. So I'm due to begin working as a contractor, in the private sector (banking) and would like some advice on how to go about accepting a contract and miximising my...

    Started by nads123, 15th January 2019 15:51
    • Replies: 8
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  6. Forming Ltd company - kind of Dormant

    I'm looking to form a Ltd company which will have 2 sides to it, 1 IT Contracting (Networks and Security) the other Smart Home/Smart Business. I'm currently in education and as such for the next 12 months all this company would do is buy an initial smart home's worth of equipment to setup and...

    Started by marksmarthome, 7th January 2019 13:52
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  7. 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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    14th January 2019 17:21 Go to last post
  8. 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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    • Replies: 32
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  9. Vector Resourcing - Any experience of them?

    Hi Guys, first time poster, long time lurker :) I have been planning my exit from the permiehell which I found myself in, and while I have resisted posting some inane questions like "how do I know if I would make a good contract working type person" I now find myself posting the very obvious...

    Started by spudgun, 9th January 2007 06:32
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  10. 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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    10th January 2019 16:09 Go to last post
  11. Spouse contract thru MyCo or NewCo - MVL implications?

    Hi all Long time lurker, first time poster. Looking some for advice/if anyone has been in a similar position. My wife started contracting through my company last year, initially 1 day per month but increasing to 3 days a week from Feb. Shes a director, also a shareholder and this is her...

    Started by PBandJ, 10th January 2019 08:54
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  12. Is this an Ir35 issue?

    I have been offered a senior architect role where my contract would be with the recruitment agency. The agency would have a contract with Cognizant who in their turn deliver a project for Police forces (end client). With this arrangement and an end client being a governmental organization does...

    Started by Fernando5, 10th January 2019 02:59
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  13. 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 January 2019 19:10 Go to last post
  14. Old School and Recommended IT Contractor Agencies ?

    Hi Guys, After a long period in Canada I have just returned to the UK and need to find a short term contract position while I look for full time work. I've been supporting businesses of different sizes from less than 10 to more than 4000 users for many years, am ITIL Certified, and a good team...

    Started by mickboyle, 7th January 2019 13:55
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    9th January 2019 16:27 Go to last post
  15. Agency question - is infoplus a reliable for work

    Hi, I would like to ask for some Infoplus reliable. I tried to use the Agencies to avoid thread but i could not see any definite complaints about their service per se. Keen to get thoughts..still a new contractor

    Started by BrandNewOne, 9th January 2019 14:01
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    9th January 2019 15:01 Go to last post
  16. Sourcing talent

    I would like to ask whether someone has experience with sourcing candidates using the associate model with a per day rate (I charge my markup on top of the associate's rate). I would like to expand my business slowly by doing that. If anyone has done it, can you point to some general...

    Started by Skag, 9th January 2019 12:29
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  17. QDOS CV Review Offer

    Had an offer from QDOS to use an outfit for free to review my CV. Promises to highlight issues and provide feedback to improve. Anyone else taken up this offer.....where is the catch (cynic in me)?

    Started by Manic, 8th January 2019 08:09
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  18. Help!

    I need somebody! Sorry is this POF?

    Started by whirlpool, 7th January 2019 21:36
    • Replies: 2
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    8th January 2019 11:43 Go to last post
  19. Renting a property as a contractor

    I have been living in the same rented property for a few years now. As the end of the tenancy is coming, I started thinking about renting elsewhere. Since I moved in to my current flat, I left permanent employment and started working as a contractor (ltd). I've been in business for almost a...

    Started by it guy, 11th June 2017 20:44
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    renting a property
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    7th January 2019 21:50 Go to last post
  20. SC Clearance & Arrest Records

    Hi, I have made a subject access request and received my PNC history from ACRO, i have put down all of the details that are on there onto the SC application form, however, I am unsure if I was ever arrested for any other matters that may not be on there. I was wondering if the ACRO PNC report...

    Started by jolio, 28th December 2018 04:59
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 926
    7th January 2019 21:28 Go to last post

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