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  1. Yes for the £30 a month you pay an umbrella, they...

    Yes for the £30 a month you pay an umbrella, they will be fighting each other off for your business

    Mate of mine runs a umbrella company and is about to ban permietractors like mjcp as they just...
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    Requirements were gathered over a 4 pint lunch...

    Requirements were gathered over a 4 pint lunch mostly


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    You misunderstood Less than 5 bug fixes in...

    You misunderstood

    Less than 5 bug fixes in all my projects not per project


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  4. Where ? Sent from my iPhone using Contractor...

    Where ?


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    And back in the day we did not have Product...

    And back in the day we did not have

    Product owners
    Project managers
    Test managers or testers
    Scrum idiots
    Infra guys
    QA

    We did all those jobs ourselves, And it all seemed to work, I...
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    You would not have survived in core banking days...

    You would not have survived in core banking days or cobol and RPG - code still running 85% of all banks world wide


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    10000 was fully optimised Sent from my...

    10000 was fully optimised


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  8. Permies need to be a tad thick to stay in same...

    Permies need to be a tad thick to stay in same role and wait to get made redundant or sacked or reapply for there job on tuliptyy wages for past 20 years while permietractors were getting double the...
  9. What expenses? You can’t claim any now ...

    What expenses? You can’t claim any now




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  10. Zzzzzz snoooze fest thread now Sent from my...

    Zzzzzz snoooze fest thread now


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  11. “If you want to keep that money, all of it, just...

    “If you want to keep that money, all of it, just give it to your wife. See, HMRC allows you a one-time-only gift to your spouse. It’s good up to £60,000…Tax-free. HMRC can’t touch one penny.”

    This...
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    They then check who in EY can replace you before...

    They then check who in EY can replace you before giving the answer


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  13. Contract in Netherlands via French Agency

    Indeed, fine if you like sharing a jail cell in Holland with a chap called bubba

    Fire away, expense some lube via your Uk limited company

    If Dutch HMRC stop you at the airport as flagged as...
  14. EY advised most of the big players and gave them...

    EY advised most of the big players and gave them all the same advice

    No conflict of interest there !!!!


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    Because you pay in for 50 years then die a few...

    Because you pay in for 50 years then die a few years before or after you cash in, and don’t need much money when you are 70 anyhoo, and if you pay in nothing the state will provide everything free...
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    What news? Sent from my iPhone using...

    What news?


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  17. Exactly this it looks simple as chips to me also...

    Exactly this it looks simple as chips to me also :) unfortunately it’s for another team next to me so can’t cover for gin :)


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  18. If someone can do the job well top doller will...

    If someone can do the job well top doller will be
    offered, if minor (I can’t do blah blah) rate will be reduced

    Budget is signed off, and can start tomorrow if they like

    If they are tulipe...
  19. Jira/atlassian expert wanted (3 month) - top rate central London (some WFH)

    If anyone knows a jira/atlassian with jira service desk experience (must have).

    Build functions
    Workflows
    JQL
    Reporting, dashboards
    Etc

    Give me a PM
  20. Best approach is to find a contract 1st then...

    Best approach is to find a contract 1st then decide based on circumstances


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    Sounds like a great wheeeze Sent from my...

    Sounds like a great wheeeze


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    Remember to hold your additional tax owed for...

    Remember to hold your additional tax owed for this inside contract in an separate account or just pay up now


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  23. Exactly same risk you have now Sent from my...

    Exactly same risk you have now


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  24. I hear the clunk of the penny dropping Sent...

    I hear the clunk of the penny dropping


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    What’s the rag status ? Sent from my iPhone...

    What’s the rag status ?


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  26. Unlikely as you are a permie now Sent from...

    Unlikely as you are a permie now


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  27. Unemployed Britons ‘will take place of low‑skilled migrants’

    So unemployed who are perfectly happy being unemployed Will suddenly apply for jobs they could apply for today anyhoo??

    What am I missing here?


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  28. Think contracting as a swimming pool You have...

    Think contracting as a swimming pool

    You have been hovering above a nice swimming pool full of naked girls and cocktails for 8 of those years, the ninth year the girls were replaced with naked...
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    Yes you will swap from being a permietractor to a...

    Yes you will swap from being a permietractor to a Temp (well paid one)


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  30. At least it will keep the jockos out when they...

    At least it will keep the jockos out when they get independence


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  31. I also concur Sent from my iPhone using...

    I also concur


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    Not really, the state will provide Sent...

    Not really, the state will provide


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    Can I invest in bitcoins ? Sent from my...

    Can I invest in bitcoins ?


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  34. Another IT contractor whinging it in another job

    IR35 Contractor News. Is Dominic Cummings an IT Consultant Inside IR35


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    Contractors fighting back

    Subscribe to read | Financial Times

    I suspect there bluff is about to get called
  36. What you have right now is a dream of 100 eur an...

    What you have right now is a dream of 100 eur an hour, Amsterdam contractor market is as dead as London, why would someone hire you? Rather than a local resource ? Where agents are getting 1000’s of...
  37. RBS see 95% on contractors roll over and accept...

    RBS see 95% on contractors roll over and accept umbrella companies on effectively 30% cuts in rates (10% in summer also) - they must be thinking - how low can we go


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  38. Have RBS announced the 20% rate cut yet across...

    Have RBS announced the 20% rate cut yet across the board, heard from chap at the top was happening before April ? Hopefully they will see sense


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  39. New to contracting, what would you do ?

    Established contractors will not have a choice if inside IR35 by agent/client as forced to go umbrella


    The other option is to turn down the contract



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    Stuck in a luxury boat is hardly leaving them to...

    Stuck in a luxury boat is hardly leaving them to rot


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    David Abel, the British tourist who has provided...

    David Abel, the British tourist who has provided updates while quarantined on the Diamond Princess cruise ship, says he and his wife Sally have been tested positive for coronavirus.
    The passenger...
  42. Plus don’t hand in your notice until you have...

    Plus don’t hand in your notice until you have passed all vetting and credit checks

    I would chance my arm and ask for expenses if I was you


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  43. Claim mileage from who? Sent from my iPhone...

    Claim mileage from who?


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  44. First time contractor - Decisions to make

    Get it written into your contract that end client will pay your traveling and accommodation expenses - job done

    If they say no (most likely) then raise your rate by expenses amount + tax (as you...
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    From HMRC Sent from my iPhone using...

    From HMRC


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  46. If HMRC took you to court and interviewed you...

    If HMRC took you to court and interviewed you client (as they do) would your client say you were defo outside IR35 ? As they now say you were inside


    So in the office every day working on an...
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    Cost of a losing an IR35 case?

    Must be around the 20% (of gross rate) mark with no expenses and no div splits etc a lot more if expenses taken or paying the wife (up to 40%)


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  48. Length of time is minor issue if your have taken...

    Length of time is minor issue if your have taken steps to ensue outside, if permietractor won’t maker if 1 month or 10 years


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  49. Any clue how many of your fellow contractors are going inside?

    What was you salary / div / expenses split ?

    I see a leak in your assessment, would your client agree if they were challenged ?


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  50. Indeed top plan I watch zero on BBC (used to...

    Indeed top plan

    I watch zero on BBC (used to watch top gear and dr who, but both are tulipe now so don’t)

    Let people subscribe like I do for Netflix and prime


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