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    Desperate for new membership fees to fund the...

    Desperate for new membership fees to fund the impending raft of claims for agents going bust without paying and retrospective IR35 investigations?
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    Hurrah for sanity

    Hurrah for sanity
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    The "official" MS exam courses are a waste of...

    The "official" MS exam courses are a waste of time and money. They are aimed at permies who are not bothered by time wasting and expense.

    Plenty of free or cheaper resources on the internet if you...
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    Remind me again who is leaving the CU? I...

    Remind me again who is leaving the CU?

    I don't understand why people expect the EU to rollover and accept whatever trade deal terms the UK wants. The EU warned you there is no way for a...
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    Pray tell, how do they plan on increasing their...

    Pray tell, how do they plan on increasing their market share 5 fold?
  6. Thread: Streatham

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    That makes no sense, if they new about the vest...

    That makes no sense, if they new about the vest this should have only expedited the arrest. I understand how buying a kitchen knife could be taken as non-terrorist related activity and the...
  7. Thread: non-EU trade deals

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    non-EU trade deals

    Now that we are out of the EU and have reclaimed Sovereignty and can make trade deals with the whole world on our own terms.

    Where are all the promised amazingly fantastic trade deals, that would...
  8. I understand that fisheries are a hot topic....

    I understand that fisheries are a hot topic. Still don't get it how anyone in their right mind would let this which forms like 0.05% of GDP jeopardise other areas like financial services with 15%+ of...
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    You hit send all, then someone replies all,...

    You hit send all, then someone replies all, warning you not to reply all, then someone else replies all scalding the other person for starting an e-mail storm.

    Then the messaging admin comes to...
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    I have seen it working properly with intra-Co...

    I have seen it working properly with intra-Co e-mails from the same Exchange/O365 server/organisation.

    As you said cross-organisations it's a hit and miss. I have only used it once or twice within...
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    UK had a lot of influence within the EU and in...

    UK had a lot of influence within the EU and in turn the EU have a lot of "clout" worldwide.

    Post Brexit we are on our own. The first trial will be trying to negotiate trade deal with our 2 biggest...
  12. It's even worse in the "real world". The regulars...

    It's even worse in the "real world". The regulars here tend to be more clued on average.



    You can't, but why risk it?

    The fact is that it would be too good of an opportunity for HMRC to miss.
  13. No one has experience with that as it's still not...

    No one has experience with that as it's still not in force until April. With the "old" IR35 rules the advertised rate has always been gross with YourCo/Umbrella paying the erNI out of it.

    I assume...
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    They just need to adapt, Inside/outside IR35...

    They just need to adapt, Inside/outside IR35 makes no difference to their cut. If anything it's getting better for some of the larger ones that are starting/expanding Umbrella capabilities...
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    Because thanks to Brexit everyone and their dog...

    Because thanks to Brexit everyone and their dog throughout the world has been exposed to the omnishambles UK politics for the last 3-4 years.

    Add a dash of foreign policy failure in relations to...
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    You can get a new phone and regain access in...

    You can get a new phone and regain access in minutes you know.

    No internet banking via website is a good thing in my books - less vectors of attacks.

    I have been using Starling as a main...
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    That his classic car collection is not going to...

    That his classic car collection is not going to devalue as a result of EU regulations, but a sovereign UK regulation.
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    It's rather stupid to keep over £85k in one...

    It's rather stupid to keep over £85k in one banking group, yet alone in a current account.

    So most people won't even notice your issue with Tide, but thanks for sharing.
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    Pro-tip No.2: Filing your SATR early doesn't mean...

    Pro-tip No.2: Filing your SATR early doesn't mean you will have to pay the tax early. It's still due by 31.Jan
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    From what I read, there aren't that many...

    From what I read, there aren't that many ClientCos that make actual blanket determination. Most of the big names are simply stating they are not going to engage with ltd. contractors - only Umbrella,...
  21. Last man standing at current ClientCo, everyone...

    Last man standing at current ClientCo, everyone else got binned before x-mas. They only kept me to wrap up the tail end of the project until end of February, then there will be no more contractors...
  22. Thread: Amazon Prime

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    Just have your butler flogged for missing the...

    Just have your butler flogged for missing the delivery, jeez...

    Anyway, it all depends on your location and luck of the draw, some delivery guys are great, others are tulip.

    Overall the Amazon...
  23. Thread: WAZE - GPS issues

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    Have you tried another app like Google maps for...

    Have you tried another app like Google maps for instance (uses same data as Waze) to confirm it's the app's fault and not the hardware - your phone/car?

    Last time I had similar issues it was the...
  24. Seriously? I get it that gun violence and other...

    Seriously? I get it that gun violence and other violent crime levels can be mitigated by choosing some specific areas of this fast country. But how would you handle their healthcare system and lack...
  25. Thread: Mortgage question

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    Do this: Instead of this: And you will...

    Do this:


    Instead of this:


    And you will be fine. There are lenders that will lend based on your day rate (that's how I got my mortgage) and/or company accounts, not on your self assessments....
  26. The question is not whether there are top notch...

    The question is not whether there are top notch Indians in IT, there are plenty of those. But most of them are not cheap or at least not for long.
  27. Thread: Inside IR35

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    I would suggest to read up on IR35 pronto. The...

    I would suggest to read up on IR35 pronto.

    The fact that you don't realise the IR35 determination is separate and independent for each individual contract, points that you don't have much clue...
  28. ClientCo might have as much opinions as they...

    ClientCo might have as much opinions as they want. As long as it's different from the opinion of the judge if it comes to a court case with HMRC and/or you have an insurance why do you care?

    Or do...
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    5 years ago, how many times have HMRC...

    5 years ago, how many times have HMRC successfully claimed Loan charge?

    Even if ER has been low on their radar thus far, the sweeping changes on the market and a wave of MVLs they will surely...
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    In the current climate I would go for whatever...

    In the current climate I would go for whatever rate I can get as long as it's outside IR35 and ride the wave for the next 6 months or so. As long as it's not less than what I can get as perm.

    Gone...
  31. Thread: You lost

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    The match haven't even started yet, we spend...

    The match haven't even started yet, we spend nearly 4 years trying to set the ball for the kick off. Imagine how long it will take to play the whole match...
  32. To begin with, you can still work in the EU with...

    To begin with, you can still work in the EU with UK passport until the end of the year. Also there are plenty of UK residents with either EU passports or valid visas or other EU countries already in...
  33. Thread: Apple TV

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    Then play the Apple arcade games on them. Even...

    Then play the Apple arcade games on them. Even less reason to buy the apple TV. Of course you are free to spend your money as you see fit :)



    "Stuff just works" is the main reason why Apple is...
  34. Thread: Apple TV

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    If it's for games mostly XBOX One S is £150 vs....

    If it's for games mostly XBOX One S is £150 vs. ATV £180 and you can get XBOX game pass ultimate for £35-40/year (first 3 years) vs. Apple Arcade £50/year.

    The quality and quantity of the games on...
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    Keep taps on them in 3-5 years when the estimated...

    Keep taps on them in 3-5 years when the estimated costs turn out to be quadruple and contracts expire, so they come to their senses and look for talent to move the services back on-prem.
  36. Thread: "Smart" homes

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    My experience shows that this happens when the...

    My experience shows that this happens when the WiFi connectivity to the doorbell is poor. In my case when someone has knocked or switched off the downstairs extender and it goes to the main router...
  37. Thread: Apple TV

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    I have the 4gen 32GB, not even close to filling...

    I have the 4gen 32GB, not even close to filling it up. It's basically a screen-less tablet with modified OS. The memory is to store apps. As above, if the difference between the 32GB and 64GB is only...
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    I was too busy when I got the call and missed the...

    I was too busy when I got the call and missed the chance to have some fun with the available options :(
  39. Fortunately for use HMRC/IR35 is not looking for...

    Fortunately for use HMRC/IR35 is not looking for the RoS to be exercised in order to get you off the hook. Just for it to be existing and genuine.

    I haven't heard of anyone having to exercise it...
  40. Thread: Home NAS with SSDs

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    Exactly I got 3 gen.8s, 2 of them are in...

    Exactly I got 3 gen.8s, 2 of them are in operation the 3rd one is sitting in the box for spare parts. Got them for like £70 after cashback, which is the price of a decent case alone.

    If you are...
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    Or you can buy a cheaper property that you would...

    Or you can buy a cheaper property that you would be able to afford on a perm salary...

    Even if you go for a mortgage fraud and get the higher mortgage now, will you be able to afford £3k+ payments...
  42. What kind of job/task did you envision that would...

    What kind of job/task did you envision that would last days/weeks, but can't be done with the already existing resource in a company?

    The reason why the contracts are 3m+ is that usually there is...
  43. Forget about contracting in the current market in...

    Forget about contracting in the current market in your circumstances. Best case scenario you will get inside IR35 gig at lowish rate, little better than a perm net pay. Only to find the second...
  44. Thread: HP 3PAR and SSD

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    How big is the array? The 3PAR inForm OS works...

    How big is the array? The 3PAR inForm OS works with chunklets, not disks so essentially your "RAID" spans the whole array, not just 10-12 disks which is the usual number of disks you will see in a...
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    Poll: It's due or die for the Tories. If they don't get...

    It's due or die for the Tories. If they don't get a majority to move on with Brexit, It will be a 2nd ref. and very likely Remain win.

    At which point their only appeal to a population fed up with...
  46. Thread: Tories panicking!!

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    Oh I know that, was just curious if there would...

    Oh I know that, was just curious if there would be a bun fight or someone gets automatic first dibs. Sounds like the current PM does.

    I wonder how the Tories will claim there is still clear...
  47. Thread: Tories panicking!!

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    If Tories and Labour have exact same number of...

    If Tories and Labour have exact same number of MPs. Who gets first dibs on forming a government?
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    Got to be this guy for me: Kailash Trivedi for...

    Got to be this guy for me:

    Kailash Trivedi for Greenwich and Woolwich in the UK Parliament elections | Who Can I Vote For? by Democracy Club

    Such a confidence inspiring mug.
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    Being niche is a double edged sword. On one hand...

    Being niche is a double edged sword. On one hand you have less competition for jobs. On the other hand there are less jobs to begin with.

    If there is shortage of people in that skill set, just ask...
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    If you are only getting into contracting I would...

    If you are only getting into contracting I would suggest don't bother opening a ltd. and go with Umbrella. At the very least until the storm blows a bit next year. You will find it next to impossible...
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