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    you do know that Brexit has already happened? Or...

    you do know that Brexit has already happened? Or have u woken up from a rather long nap?
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    That is rubbish. The fact that you (and i suppose...

    That is rubbish. The fact that you (and i suppose others) went in for an interview at 40% below previous rate means that rates have gone down by 40%.
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    Good idea. If there is much sun in the nick

    Good idea. If there is much sun in the nick
  4. no one forced you to abandon anything. you are a...

    no one forced you to abandon anything. you are a free person like everyone else. VAT depends on a simple factor. Do they charge VAT to their clients? Banks typically dont unless they have advisory...
  5. 45% cut from WHAT?? A theoretical contract which...

    45% cut from WHAT?? A theoretical contract which you think you will have at some point in the future. The role is paying you 100% more than what you have now, which is 0.
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    Leeds was rated the best city in England to live...

    Leeds was rated the best city in England to live in in 2017. Friendly people and cheap beer. Also its got an international airport and close to Manchester so well connected. Leeds are back in the...
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    are you a businessman or a ranter? When someone...

    are you a businessman or a ranter? When someone calls you later evaluate them as a client and the rate they are offering THEN. Not what they were offering NOW.
  8. why would be plead to anyone? They have an 80...

    why would be plead to anyone? They have an 80 seat majority. what else could any MP have done?
  9. Eh? Why should the contract say that it is...

    Eh? Why should the contract say that it is inside? As someone else said, the client does not care. It is for you to determine. Nothing to do with the contract.

    You should have a word with the...
  10. Why would he want to change something that is...

    Why would he want to change something that is already established since 2017? Of course he 'could' have. But he did not bring in this policy and the conflict issue is bulltulip. If you cant...
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    why do people need recruiters anyway? Just use...

    why do people need recruiters anyway? Just use LinkedIn and job boards
  12. tough

    tough
  13. The IR35 policy was announced by not the...

    The IR35 policy was announced by not the chancellor before Sunak, but the chancellor before that as well. Philip Hammond. He just happens to be chancellor when the due date arrived.
  14. there is not going to be any travel or...

    there is not going to be any travel or accommodation for a while. Even more so in technology.
  15. Fair point

    Fair point
  16. These clients and gigs are not YOURS. They will...

    These clients and gigs are not YOURS. They will hire whoever is the most cost effective solution. You can fight beck by doing better. If the can get one guy to do the work and bill for 11, whats...
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    Poll: Thats nonsense. Unless you have large commuting...

    Thats nonsense. Unless you have large commuting costs your gross income is still normally 40% higher as a contractor. If its inside IR35 how is permanent better? permanent is like inside IR35 in...
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    then how will they be contractors?

    then how will they be contractors?
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    i thought they will need a sponsor?

    i thought they will need a sponsor?
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    why not? why dont you actually add 'training...

    why not? why dont you actually add 'training their staff' into the contract? And ask for a premium? Everyone is a winner.
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    if your skills are superior, then the client must...

    if your skills are superior, then the client must be thinking the same and you are safe. No? Or is it only you that thinks you are better? If that is the case you are stuffed. Find something else to...
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    With remote working becoming more and more...

    With remote working becoming more and more normal, any remaining jobs will be gone too. Shape up or ship out. No one is required to provide you with a gig at rates YOU consider good enough for your...
  23. Catchment area??? :laugh

    Catchment area??? :laugh
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    I was paid 50% higher

    But never did work a weekend or holiday. The client themselves put in the 50% premium clause. Good old days.

    Although why should the same work cost more is beyond me. I would generally choose to...
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    These are questions from the House of Lords, not...

    These are questions from the House of Lords, not Commons. The Lords have no authority on money bills. HMRC isnt answerable to the Lords. It can disregard such queries entirely.
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    Build the stomach for that again. We are facing...

    Build the stomach for that again. We are facing the biggest recession ever known to man. Something to dwarf the 1940s depression into insignificance. If you need to travel the length and breadth...
  27. This train has left the station

    If there are no changes in the committee stage then there will be no report stage.
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    they have the right not to work there.

    they have the right not to work there.
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    you might not be joking. But the recruiter will...

    you might not be joking. But the recruiter will have a good laugh when you quote this.
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    Niche skills are niche for a reason. While there...

    Niche skills are niche for a reason. While there is not much supply there's not much demand either. If there was a lot of demand then it wouldn't be niche, it would be mainstream.

    There will be...
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    This is crap. I have worked in Canada. Canadian...

    This is crap. I have worked in Canada. Canadian salaries were always lower than the UK. Of late they have caught up somewhat to be sure. Of course some particular skills will always have different...
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    why not ask if you could do the 'face to face' on...

    why not ask if you could do the 'face to face' on SKYPE or something? Its not that you are going to shake their hands.
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    Since you pay yourself dividends to reduce your...

    Since you pay yourself dividends to reduce your tax bill and not pay NI, don't expect anything back from the state.
  34. as in, we will all be dead?

    as in, we will all be dead?
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    Have you ever negotiated a permanent position...

    Have you ever negotiated a permanent position from contract? If you had you wouldnt be posting this crap. everyone here knows the f*****g maths. No one translates like that while hiring
  36. What b0ll0cks. Unless you have been asleep for...

    What b0ll0cks. Unless you have been asleep for the last 3 decades you would know that entire countries are surviving (thriving)on the outsourcing industry. There is a constant net flow of work...
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    congratulations. Good to see some companies still...

    congratulations. Good to see some companies still hiring. 75k is a very good deal for 450 a day. Normally 450 a day doesn't equate to a perm salary as high as that.
  38. Then you should be worried more about Sunak than...

    Then you should be worried more about Sunak than monthly invoices
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    Try to get the best offer you can. It's not as if...

    Try to get the best offer you can. It's not as if there will be any contracts out there for a while. Unless you specialise in ventilator or mask design. Keep employed.
  40. Great news

    Great news
  41. THIS

    THIS
  42. If team is full of contractors with no perms,...

    If team is full of contractors with no perms, then you are all perms. No team of genuine vendors can deliver if there is no client to deliver to. Also, if you have hired 20 people to do a job and...
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    BT U turn after initial blanket ban?

    Anyone with first hand info?
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    Without nay prejudice or being judgemental,...

    Without nay prejudice or being judgemental, HMRC's KPI is raising tax. The more money they raise the better their performance. This will then be doled out to various departments who will need to...
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    When did they say that?

    When did they say that?
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    I am guessing each can do 5 a day based with the...

    I am guessing each can do 5 a day based with the right tools. Thats 100 a day. Thats 2000 a month. 24000 a year.
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    HMRC Insider News

    48 hours before Rishi's budget.... HMRC announce a recruitment blitz in Newcastle for what are basically tax evasion investigators. The IR35 Customer Service Unit is based in Newcastle.

    20...
  48. I have been inside IR35 since 2017 in the public...

    I have been inside IR35 since 2017 in the public sector. I refused to join permanent.

    Only last October did I get a 6 month outside gig. Dont fall off your chair. You will still earn more than...
  49. How can you 'fight' the decision? What tools /...

    How can you 'fight' the decision? What tools / options do you have? Most people look at contractors as tax dodgers. To be fair more than half of the contractor community (especially the herds working...
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    Well done. One of the best posts yet

    Well done. One of the best posts yet
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