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    So which one are actually lies then? And, more...

    So which one are actually lies then?

    And, more to the point, where is the list from the Labour side or the Scots Nats or the lib Dems? Actually, forget the Lib Dems, they don't have a clue anyway....
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    Actually, I think he may be an honest politician....

    Actually, I think he may be an honest politician. His personal relationship car crashes can (or at least should) be ignored. His ideas on the big policies are at least achievable and he recognises...
  3. Erm, no, they are the Police Service these...

    Erm, no, they are the Police Service these days... :wink

    But otherwise, exactly right.
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    Not it's not. If you believe that, welcome to the...

    Not it's not. If you believe that, welcome to the ranks of the undead who really don't understand what's at stake.
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    It's fascinating reading the comments on FB...

    It's fascinating reading the comments on FB around various posts on the election. The number of presumably brain-dead people who think Corbyn is an honest politician and whose populist policies are...
  6. The rate advertised to the contractor inside IR35...

    The rate advertised to the contractor inside IR35 l must be net of ERNICs and App. Levy. That is the law(Chapter 10 of IETPA to be a little more specific). It's being ignored because nobody is...
  7. You're on £500 a day. Suddenly, with no other...

    You're on £500 a day. Suddenly, with no other changes, including in the work you're doing, that contract is binned and you're offered one on £450 a day. How easy will it be for the client to defend...
  8. Of course it isn't. Too many sheep...

    Of course it isn't. Too many sheep...
  9. And exactly why there is a law against it... ...

    And exactly why there is a law against it...

    If anyone does get caught like this, they should consider taking the umbrella to court. That's because the umbrella is supposed to bill the agency (and...
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    Unfortunately, yes it is.

    Unfortunately, yes it is.
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    Actually, no we don't. But we wouldn't/couldn't...

    Actually, no we don't. But we wouldn't/couldn't tell you anyway.

    You can only get progress reports from the vetting agency. "Completed" means the vetting people have done their bit, it's now...
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    Probably not - but if you are an entrepreneur...

    Probably not - but if you are an entrepreneur looking to acquire something*, shouldn't you be starting with the corporate structure rather than the minions...?
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    Perhaps they are simply ensuring the contract...

    Perhaps they are simply ensuring the contract aligns to reality? That said, I wouldn't trust SJD to run a whelk stall these days. Go to the experts.
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    Sigh... :tumble:

    Sigh... :tumble:
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    Well yes, I would agree that their playing...

    Well yes, I would agree that their playing strength and determination and refusal to lose is probably better than anyone. What they don't have is the strength in depth of the other three, who have...
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    Good umbrella companies will adhere to the law...

    Good umbrella companies will adhere to the law which means the only possible variation on your net income is the amount they charge in fees, which is a few quid either way. If you get any more than...
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    Ahem. Some Welsh, please... Personally,...

    Ahem. Some Welsh, please...

    Personally, given the loss of key players and the overall lack of resources, I think Gatland and the squad did bloody well, only beaten by the three strongest teams...
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    There you go again. What was that about woods and...

    There you go again. What was that about woods and trees?
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    Not being under direction and control and not...

    Not being under direction and control and not having anything other than a bare minimum of Mutuality while delivering agreed outcomes for a third party is a fairly accurate description of being in...
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    Of course it is, and has been for about six...

    Of course it is, and has been for about six months... :happy

    I'm seeing a lot of people new to the whole IR35 issue offering "expert" services. IPSE, QDOS and a few others have been doing this for...
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    OK, I'll bite one more time, just in case someone...

    OK, I'll bite one more time, just in case someone is listening to you...
    No, it was caused by the transfer of liabilities up the "employment" chain which in turn is a consequence of tax legislation...
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    It isn't. IBOYA is still the only valid defence...

    It isn't. IBOYA is still the only valid defence to IR35. It's taken most contractors 20 years to work that one out. Snag is, (a) they don't know how to do it, (b) they won't be happy with the...
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    How NOT to let IR35 ruin your business...

    How NOT to let IR35 ruin your business is probably the best available summation.
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    Yes, I know that, oddly enough. But it's only...

    Yes, I know that, oddly enough. But it's only part of the point, in the same way that agencies won't take us on as sole traders (thanks to another stupid piece of tax legislation that assumes...
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    It's difficult to save a large percentage of your...

    It's difficult to save a large percentage of your income. On the bench I would take the bare minimum salary to pay the bills for the duration, with a balance sufficient to keep that up for a year....
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    Rubbish. Ignore your particular world view for a...

    Rubbish. Ignore your particular world view for a moment and listen to what I'm saying. It's not about the client-side or the exploitative employers. You want to neutralise IR35, then we need to...
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    And, incidentally, attacking the taxation aspect...

    And, incidentally, attacking the taxation aspect of contracting is a waste of time. Parliament simply aren't listening, and haven't been for several years.
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    Surely the whole point of using a limited Company...

    Surely the whole point of using a limited Company - and one that I've been saying for a long time - is that it allows you to even out an uneven income stream for times when you are not working? You...
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    The answer to that one is very simple. Look at...

    The answer to that one is very simple. Look at how many companies are owned by people whose market value derives from their day jobs rather than any intrinsic ability. There are quite a few "From the...
  30. The Labour seats could be interesting, especially...

    The Labour seats could be interesting, especially the marginals. People who would normally vote Labour and who would never contemplate voting Tory but who are pro-Brexit now have a party to go to....
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    Disagreed, totally. For one thing, the Supreme...

    Disagreed, totally.

    For one thing, the Supreme Court ruled that it is perfectly legal between spouses and an attempt to resurect it under a different guise was firmly defeated, largely on the back...
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    It's certainly not tinkering with the tax system....

    It's certainly not tinkering with the tax system. What's really needed is a clear distinction between employed and self employed, with the existing tax regime applied correctly to either one.
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    Poll: None of the above...? :igmc:

    None of the above...? :igmc:
  34. Of course you won't. If the average weekly income...

    Of course you won't. If the average weekly income goes up, more people will be below the poverty line.
  35. Yeah, that'll work out well... :igmc:

    Yeah, that'll work out well... :igmc:
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    Because they wer old enough to have voted IN in...

    Because they wer old enough to have voted IN in the 70s and smart enough to realise just how far the EU Programme has deviated from what they were voting for and how badly the UK has been affected by...
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    Not sure we disagree, actually, but it is all too...

    Not sure we disagree, actually, but it is all too common to focus on the absence of Mutuality when in fact the case law is about an irreducible minimum. Mutuality always exists, else we wouldn't get...
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    There was a key IR35 case between Rolls Royce and...

    There was a key IR35 case between Rolls Royce and one of its contractors, who was sent home without pay when the systems failed. that, according to the court, demonstrated that the test of an...
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    Poll: One small point. The self employed - all 5...

    One small point. The self employed - all 5 million of them - have been proven by academic research to generate £140-145 billion every year for the UK economy. So they probably do count as wealth...
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    Poll: Your quoted countries do not have national health...

    Your quoted countries do not have national health services but rely primarily on personal insurances. Several of them also have far higher social services costs. It is very difficult to compare like...
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    Unlike you I have a brain and read rather more...

    Unlike you I have a brain and read rather more widely than the Sun or Der Bilt or whatever. And I listen to history. And unlike you I'm not simply parroting uninformed opinion given me by others. It...
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    Yellowhammer was a worse case analysis, not a...

    Yellowhammer was a worse case analysis, not a prediction.


    So would I be. Sadly the choices on offer are not going to sub-par, they are going to be disastrous.,


    Apart form the sheer nonsense...
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    Sticky: Beat me to it. But that would have almost exactly...

    Beat me to it. But that would have almost exactly my own post.
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    Sticky: If you have no end date - which is possibly not...

    If you have no end date - which is possibly not wise vis-à-vis IR35 and MoO at the very least - then your expectation is that you will be there more than 24 months...

    Equally, if you take HMRC's...
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    Sticky: The rule is based on when you "become aware", but...

    The rule is based on when you "become aware", but as you say that is a bit nebulous (gosh...). However, since you never work without a signed contract and that contract will contain start and end...
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    If you seriously believe that, then there really...

    If you seriously believe that, then there really is no point in arguing further.
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    Really? I lived there for many years. It gained...

    Really? I lived there for many years. It gained Bath but the "new" electorate was mainly Labour and Dan Norris was a very good MP. As is JRM as it happens...

    Everyone bangs on about tactical...
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    So who do you want in charge: 1. A Marxist...

    So who do you want in charge:

    1. A Marxist throwback who supports terrorism and wants to wreck the economy in the interests of a failed political theory

    2. A deluded fantasist who thinks she...
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    AIUI each flat is supposed to be a...

    AIUI each flat is supposed to be a fire-containing structure, so staying inside it is safest unless the fire is in your flat. However if you wrap the building in a chimney into which the fire will...
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    He won a thumping majority in a historically...

    He won a thumping majority in a historically Labour-voting constituency and against a very good (if low profile) sitting MP, so I wouldn't write him off just yet.

    With hindsight he was probably...
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