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    Sticky: In this scenario, if you paid £50k into your...

    In this scenario, if you paid £50k into your pension (given you haven't contributed in previous years), your profit would then be £0 so no CT to pay ?
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    I am not sure that my question has been answered....

    I am not sure that my question has been answered.

    What is the correct answer when using the CEST tool ?

    "Does the Hirer have the right to reject a substitute?"

    HMRC guidance suggests the...
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    Are CEST and HMRC Guidance contradictory ?

    Maybe some one can advise on this:

    1. HMRC Guidance
    The HMRC guidance says:
    "Where the hirer can only reject a substitute upon grounds that they are not qualified to perform the work, this would...
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    Thanks. Unfortunately they are quite adamant that...

    Thanks. Unfortunately they are quite adamant that this is the list following their own due diligence.

    I am not too concerned about the actual take home pay because, as you say, they should all be...
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    Which Umbrella from PSL (again !)

    I have been through the site and seen other similar questions but they don't quite answer mine. Many other PSL questions seem to have included Paystream which is recommended but not on mine.

    My...
  6. Thanks, so not being an FCSA member does not...

    Thanks, so not being an FCSA member does not restrict an umbrella from offering pension schemes and other salary sacrifice schemes ?
    It is just about adhering to a set of standards and having a body...
  7. What does FCSA get you?

    Hi all,

    I am rapidly trying to educate myself on Umbrella companies due to IR35 changes.

    I have read a heck of a lot of threads. I understand that some schemes have flexibility on salary...
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    Thanks. Great to hear. With respect to the...

    Thanks. Great to hear.

    With respect to the insurance, are you the registered keeper with the legal owner being your company ?

    Did you specify this on insurance quotes.

    Out of 33 companies,...
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    OK, this is confusing. I understand the VAT...

    OK, this is confusing.

    I understand the VAT and margin VAT issue, that is not an issue. If the invoice lists VAT, then it is potentially claimable. If it does not list VAT (eg under the VAT...
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    1) Is anyone doing this ? 2) Can I claim VAT...

    1) Is anyone doing this ?
    2) Can I claim VAT back on a used bike, assuming I have a VAT invoice ?
    3) if it is for business use (even if you say 95% to get around the availability issue), do you...
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    Thanks. At the moment, I am not caught by the...

    Thanks.

    At the moment, I am not caught by the 24 month rule but could be in 23 months time so would need to take a view nearer that time and either sell the bike or stop claiming the 24p per...
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    Also, in relation to the insurance mentioned...

    Also, in relation to the insurance mentioned above, where you are not claiming any personal use for the bike, does it have to be Business Insurance or can you just take out Social, Domestic incl...
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    Interesting thread. I didn't know that motorbikes...

    Interesting thread. I didn't know that motorbikes could be bought through a company and be financially better than a car.

    I was looking at purchasing a 125cc scooter for commuting to work. No...
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    I think that is a little unfair. Don't get me...

    I think that is a little unfair.

    Don't get me wrong, there are many agents/agencies who don't have a clue but I have worked with a few agents that did know their tech and know exactly the type of...
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    Experience probably depends on the individual you...

    Experience probably depends on the individual you deal with and/or the dealership.

    It is the same with other marques. My worst experience has been with a BMW dealer who were totally disinterested...
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    I have driven both a 911 Turbo (996) and a...

    I have driven both a 911 Turbo (996) and a Panamera Diesel.

    The 911 is a true sportscar with breathtaking acceleration (at least on the Turbo) and great handling.

    The Panamera is a family...
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    Thanks. I have read a bit more and think I...

    Thanks.

    I have read a bit more and think I understand the pros and cons.

    BTW, @malvolio I wasn't suggesting you didn't have a good grasp on the legislation so thanks for your help.
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    Sorry if I am being a bit of a PITA. No, I...

    Sorry if I am being a bit of a PITA.

    No, I haven't read all 59 pages of this thread but have read a fair few pages of it.

    My situation is slightly different to what appears to be 99% of the...
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    Thanks for the feedback. I will joing IPSE...

    Thanks for the feedback.

    I will joing IPSE anyway but wanted to compare the products, particularly when you also have B&C in the mix as well as the other two.

    Maybe I should have left IPSE out...
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    Correct/Incorrect ^^^ ?

    Correct/Incorrect ^^^ ?
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    This scenario should either be covered in your...

    This scenario should either be covered in your company Articles, a separate Shareholder Agreement or a Director's employment contract.

    If it is not specifically covered, then there may not be much...
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    Here are my thoughts on this based on many years...

    Here are my thoughts on this based on many years as a permie hiring contractors (and other permies) as well as an independent consultant.

    As a manager, I don't want to, have the inclination to, or...
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    I get it guys, you are all fans of IPSE+ I am...

    I get it guys, you are all fans of IPSE+

    I am trying to separate and compare the IR35/Tax services so they can be fairly compared to the other companies.

    The additional benefits of IPSE+ would...
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    I am not saying the other things are not worth...

    I am not saying the other things are not worth having, just trying to focus on the tax aspects for ease of comparison.
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    I can't see that on their site here:...

    I can't see that on their site here: https://www.ipse.co.uk/what-we-do

    It doesn't mention any other tax type benefits for Plus over Standard other than support for compliance checks and up to...
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    Thanks. To be honest, the "over £1k" package is...

    Thanks. To be honest, the "over £1k" package is only worth it if you actually want all those additional items - that's not to say they aren't recommended ;)

    I didn't realise the IPSE Standard...
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    Thanks. I already emailed them (so I can have...

    Thanks. I already emailed them (so I can have something in writing) but thought I would get other people's views in comparison to the other companies.
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    Ah, I missed this as I didn't take it through to...

    Ah, I missed this as I didn't take it through to checkout.

    So I guess £199 covers unlimited contract reviews +defence support + minimum (£25k) payout ?
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    Yes, I saw that IPSE+ offers some other benefits...

    Yes, I saw that IPSE+ offers some other benefits but in order to be fair, I looked at the cover that provides the IR35 support.

    QDOS have a single product (the one you and I mentioned - TLC35) for...
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    Which Supplier ?

    Hi all,

    I am new to the forum and trying to educate myself on everything I need to do.

    Although I have been consulting for a few years now, this is the first time I need to go through an...
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    Thanks read that. My take is that it is in my...

    Thanks read that.

    My take is that it is in my interest to Opt In - correct ?

    Irrespective of when and Intro happens etc, unless I sign an Opt Out, I will always be Opted In by default ?
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    Thanks. I tried the site search here but...

    Thanks.



    I tried the site search here but will now also try Google. Thx
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    I had better watch my wording then ;) ...

    I had better watch my wording then ;)



    Yep, that would be how it works if you are applying for a role through an agency. In my case it is direct so I guess the client has the option of...
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    Thanks. That is exactly how I assume it works. ...

    Thanks. That is exactly how I assume it works.

    When I was a permie, we had a similar arrangement with an agency. Main reasons at the time were off-loading the admin but also wanting a level of...
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    Thanks. Perfect explanation. Got it.

    Thanks. Perfect explanation. Got it.
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    Thanks to everyone for the welcome. I am...

    Thanks to everyone for the welcome.



    I am not a hater. Not sure how that would come across from my 'defecting' comment - no issue with either side, probably should have said "double agent" :D
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    What is MOO?

    I have been reading through the firms and seen he acronym MOO mentioned a few times but with no explanation.

    I tried the search but it doesn't bring anything back, I assume it is too short.

    I...
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    by Freud
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    New Veteran

    Hi all,

    I am new to this forum although I have dipped in to read stuff over the years.

    I was a career permie for a very long time and in that time employed many contractors but now I have...
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    Limited Company Opt-In ?

    Hi all,

    I realise this is a long thread and has probably been done to death.

    I have read a fair few of the posts on the thread and the article here: Opt-in, opt-out?Legal specialist Egos...
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