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    Quote Originally Posted by Mordac View Post
    Has nobody thought to take this muppet round the back of the car park for a good kicking yet? I can't believe you lot, leaving him to the Mods, who are probably pissing themselves (in some cases quite literally) that they finally have something to put on expenses...
    why don't you do it, hard man?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lance View Post
    it takes les than a month to get SC in the first place. The agent is lying...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BR14 View Post
    why don't you do it, hard man?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mordac View Post
    Has nobody thought to take this muppet round the back of the car park for a good kicking yet? I can't believe you lot, leaving him to the Mods, who are probably pissing themselves (in some cases quite literally) that they finally have something to put on expenses...
    Just beware when you kick me in the bollocks. They're made of steel.


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    Quote Originally Posted by moneybags View Post
    Just beware when you kick me in the bollocks. They're made of steel.

    Arnie's gone all soft in the new one

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    Quote Originally Posted by moneybags View Post
    Just beware when you kick me in the bollocks. They're made of steel.
    Breaking news. Those aren't bollocks...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ladymuck View Post
    Arnie's gone all soft in the new one
    Old age is a real bitch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moneybags View Post
    I'm a disabled contractor so I'm eligible to claim Personal Independence Payment (PIP) as a non means tested benefit. I'm currently claiming out of work benefits for 6 weeks in the run up to my contract work starting in the New Year. The enhanced rate of PIP is approximately £4550 a year and my out of work benefits will amount to £500 approx. I also get £1800 of Child Benefit.

    I look at benefits as an offset for tax. I posted a thread where I calculated that my take home for this year should be about 86%. See:

    https://www.contractoruk.com/forums/...lly-legit.html

    No one has said anything to the contrary other than the fact I didn't account for a small amount of corporation tax (£285).

    If I account for the corporation last but deduct the benefits from my personal tax bill then that brings my take home up to 92% for the next 12 months or £8549 of tax on £108500.

    I've got three questions if you'd be kind enough to respond:

    1) Can I claim anything else as a disable contractor?

    2) Should I feel guilty for not putting more into the system to fund the NHS etc?

    3) Once I have set up as Ltd, can I claim out-of-work benefits between contracts as a company director if I have no income from the company?

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    Time to put my hard hat on but, in the past it may have changed now:-

    3. yes you can claim JSA depending on savings etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ladymuck View Post
    I could be wrong but I always thought you couldn't claim JSA while employed by your LtdCo. You'd have to either never run a payroll or stop the payroll scheme and issue yourself a P45 every time a contract ended.

    An accountant would be better placed to advise
    No need for P45. Obviously you can't pay yourself inc dividends.

    You are "laid off with no work".
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    Quote Originally Posted by moneybags View Post
    Thanks ladymuck

    I've not set up yet because I don't want to miss out on my £500 if it turns out you can't claim but I would really like to set up asap. I spoke to a woman today at the job centre and she said the decision on self employed JSA/ESA is made by a specialist panel and you might have to open your books for the period that you are claiming. In my case, for the initial period I wouldn't have even started trading so there would be no salary to issue a P45 against.

    I've written to the DWP to formally ask the question but they will probably take ages to get back to me.
    When I claimed JSA the job center staff were clueless. Had no idea how it all worked. I explained and they said "yeh ok then".
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