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    Quote Originally Posted by uk contractor View Post
    If you have nothing to hide what is the exact problem here?!
    Would you give them a blood sample too? A DNA sample?

    Let them come into your home and rifle through your belongings?

    I mean, if you've got nothing to hide, whats the problem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by billybiro View Post
    Would you give them a blood sample too? A DNA sample?

    Let them come into your home and rifle through your belongings?

    I mean, if you've got nothing to hide, whats the problem?
    What a moron.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snailwhip View Post
    What's with the attitude? I had genuine concerns about giving the details, never having had to before. Really don't understand what you have to gain by posting this. Does it make you feel better about yourself? You are showing yourself to be a bit of an arsehole to be honest. Next time you think about posting a reply which is essentially useless you should think about the person behind the post. When someone comes asking for help it is because that issue that means a lot to them. I certainly hope when you need help with something in your life you don't get the kind of response you gave to me.
    Most people are here are doormats who, like the agents that represent them, would sell their own grandmother down the river in order to secure a contract or would bend over backwards to any whimsical demand the agent/client may make of them.

    That fact remains, you have no legal obligation to provide your personal details to an agent just because they ask for them. (Or a client, if the contract is B2B).

    Sure, if the gig is something you really, really want and refusing the request of showing your personal details is likely to lose you the gig, then you may decide to simply show the personal details in order to ensure you retain the gig. BUT. Understand that this is your personal choice, and you're under no legal obligation to provide this at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    What a moron.
    Again with the ad-hominem.

    Precisely why is it moronic, or am I a moron? Have I presented you with a proposition to which you have no intellectual response? Perhaps you should duck out of this conversation and leave it to the grown ups?

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    Quote Originally Posted by billybiro View Post
    Sure, if the gig is something you really, really want and refusing the request of showing your personal details is likely to lose you the gig, then you may decide to simply show the personal details in order to ensure you retain the gig.
    Glad to see you've caught up with the rest of us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billybiro View Post
    Most people are here are doormats who, like the agents that represent them, would sell their own grandmother down the river in order to secure a contract or would bend over backwards to any whimsical demand the agent/client may make of them.

    That fact remains, you have no legal obligation to provide your personal details to an agent just because they ask for them. (Or a client, if the contract is B2B).

    Sure, if the gig is something you really, really want and refusing the request of showing your personal details is likely to lose you the gig, then you may decide to simply show the personal details in order to ensure you retain the gig. BUT. Understand that this is your personal choice, and you're under no legal obligation to provide this at all.
    It's also a fact it's legal to chop your own cock off but you'd be stupid to do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by billybiro View Post
    Again with the ad-hominem.

    Precisely why is it moronic, or am I a moron? Have I presented you with a proposition to which you have no intellectual response? Perhaps you should duck out of this conversation and leave it to the grown ups?
    You are a moron, because you have ignored the business reasons why a client might want to confirm a contractor's identity and right to work in the UK, and you have then gone down a reductio ad absurdum rabbit hole about DNA samples, where there are no equivalent business reasons.

    Sometimes it gets a bit wearisome pointing out the reason why somebody is being moronic, so it is simpler just to call them out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Greg View Post
    the business reasons why a client might want to confirm a contractor's identity and right to work in the UK
    To which a simple letter on your Ltd's letter head will suffice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    It's also a fact it's legal to chop your own cock off but you'd be stupid to do it.
    Now who's being the moron?

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    Quote Originally Posted by billybiro View Post
    Now who's being the moron?
    You, as usual.
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