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    Quote Originally Posted by ChimpMaster View Post
    All these people saying "leave" - I can emphasize with the sentiment but do you think it's reasonable to advise contractors to leave their clients without having any other role to fall back on? If all PS contractors left then how would the private sector soak them up? And that's assuming the contractors can actually get contracts in the private sector.
    I'd say stay if you're okay with the 35% rate cut and are 100% certain you won't suffer a retrospective tax grab.
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    I would leave. 3 things got me down about contracting :

    The ever increasing shopping list of skills, being inversely proportional to rate.
    The dumbing down of agents - new influx of green wet behind the ears thick numpty bastards.
    The increasing tendency of clients to treat you as a temp.

    I rather suspect Her Majesty's government have started a skills drain in the public sector and things have to get worse before they can get better. A few high profile cluster****s ought to do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BradMcA View Post
    If your day rate was £300, working in the public sector happily satisfied your Ir35 status is outside, contracted for two years up until 31/march this year with all invoices and payments made before 6/April.

    But the client you do project work for would pay £400 a day to keep you for 2+ more months... Almost certainly putting you within IR35 due to their lack of understanding of the issues would you renew or leave?
    If inside IR35 you will also be responsible for Employers NI as well, which is uncapped above about 150 quid, so gets very expensive, all of the calculations I have seen suggest double the rate when you take into consideration the increased taxes, Employers NI , Employees NI and Expenses. The 20% UK gov has suggested is based on you being inside IR35 before and after but even then doesn't make sense above 350 per day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by motoukenin View Post
    If inside IR35 you will also be responsible for Employers NI as well, which is uncapped above about 150 quid, so gets very expensive, all of the calculations I have seen suggest double the rate when you take into consideration the increased taxes, Employers NI , Employees NI and Expenses. The 20% UK gov has suggested is based on you being inside IR35 before and after but even then doesn't make sense above 350 per day.
    If you're inside IR35, surely you aren't the employer but the employee?
    FTC sounds a better option than inside IR35.
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    Quote Originally Posted by suityou01 View Post
    I would leave. 3 things got me down about contracting :

    The ever increasing shopping list of skills, being inversely proportional to rate.
    The dumbing down of agents - new influx of green wet behind the ears thick numpty bastards.
    The increasing tendency of clients to treat you as a temp.

    I rather suspect Her Majesty's government have started a skills drain in the public sector and things have to get worse before they can get better. A few high profile cluster****s ought to do it.
    Given the very low starting point, this shouldn't take long...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mordac View Post
    Given the very low starting point, this shouldn't take long...
    To be fair they also seem to deliberately try and annoy those permies with skills and actually do some work so they end up leaving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suityou01 View Post
    I would leave. 3 things got me down about contracting :

    The ever increasing shopping list of skills, being inversely proportional to rate.
    The dumbing down of agents - new influx of green wet behind the ears thick numpty bastards.
    The increasing tendency of clients to treat you as a temp.

    I rather suspect Her Majesty's government have started a skills drain in the public sector and things have to get worse before they can get better. A few high profile cluster****s ought to do it.
    Could'nt have put it better myself ! Well done.

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    I'm not au fait with the new rules but the big issue is that if you stay, they may deem your past work to be inside IR35 or otherwise penalise you?

    Is there a 3rd option to consider: work with them via an umbrella for a couple of months or so NOT through YourCo Ltd? Would that distance things enough to avoid the potential problems? I have absolutely no idea how umbrella take-home compares to inside-IR35 though.

    edit: ps mods maybe better this in a more serious sub-forum?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LondonManc View Post
    If you're inside IR35, surely you aren't the employer but the employee?
    FTC sounds a better option than inside IR35.
    Not so, most agencies are asking you to cut rates by 13%, this is for Employers NI and the apprentice levy

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