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    Quote Originally Posted by cojak View Post
    True, it did slip by a year or two but the end result is as expected.

    At least one or two of us made the most of contracting during that slippage, but I don’t regret my planning or ultimate decision.
    My Plan A worked amazingly well. I even think I am grateful for what has unfolded the last number of years. It got me off my butt and doing stuff I wouldn't have missed for the world. Even better, I get more money while HMRC get nothing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BolshieBastard View Post
    Sadly, I think you start from a false premise:And that is that many contractors are not of the contractor mindset. They are really permies working on a contract basis.
    Good point! If only that would help a legal case somewhere.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by cojak View Post
    Even my 'Should I stay or should I go' thread has most newbies asking how can they can stay.
    Oh how true. And how incredibly sad. "I'm a proper bizniz" was never going to save anyone once the end game arrived. It's only a surprise how long it took.
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    Hmm.

    Well, to be clear, I was offered PAYE Umbrella and I politely declined. I will be leaving.

    I do not want to be part of any message to the HMRC that what they are doing has been well thought out and well implemented. And much less to offer them an increase in revenue earnings - even if in the short term, that does shoot me in the financial foot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonMac View Post
    Something is better than nothing, the number of contractors with a warchest who can be choosy is dwarfed by the people who are pay-check to pay-check even then that pay-check is bigger than most
    Then you shouldn't really be that surprised.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonMac View Post
    Something is better than nothing, the number of contractors with a warchest who can be choosy is dwarfed by the people who are pay-check to pay-check even then that pay-check is bigger than most
    What is a pay-check?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred Bloggs View Post
    My Plan A worked amazingly well. I even think I am grateful for what has unfolded the last number of years. It got me off my butt and doing stuff I wouldn't have missed for the world. Even better, I get more money while HMRC get nothing.
    What is/was your plan A?

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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    What is a pay-check?
    Something very Septic, along with 'gotten' earlier in the thread.

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    Default Its been coming

    I have seen a lot of contractors do the same and say they have enjoyed the ride but they know it wont be the same. Some of my clients switched from Contract to perm 12-18 months ago as they saw it coming so "got ahead of the curve" to quote them. From what i have seen and can forecast based on experience from whence this occurred on the public sector, most lower skilled roles will be perm only moving forward and it will be the really niche skill sets that remain outside IR35. Companies will still need the skills but they will probably use a consultancy (rather than PSC) to get them.

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    It was always going to be the permitractors within or ranks that would do-us-in. Like civil servants bogging the country down in useless goo.

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