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    Ackroyd's case was based on past income - my...

    Ackroyd's case was based on past income - my point was that having lost and lost the appeal there has been no news on what she did about it.

    It is arguable that the BBC should have coughed up as...
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    MyCo banks with Metro - I haven't been overly...

    MyCo banks with Metro - I haven't been overly impressed but can't bothered to change. They haven't made any actual errors. As I am not in that London I cannot visit them in a branch - not that I...
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    K codes are generally used to recover outstanding...

    K codes are generally used to recover outstanding tax from previous years or for people with huge amounts of taxable benefits in the current year.

    There is (little known) statutory limit so even...
  4. MP Costs (http://www.theipsa.org.uk/mp-costs)

    MP Costs
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    Personal Banking recommendation

    I am going to move my personal banking away from HSBC in view of their contractor ban.

    Would like some recommendations please.

    I need a very occasional overdraft, and online banking, a few...
  6. I suspect the whole thing is just due to the...

    I suspect the whole thing is just due to the merry-go-round of senior civil servants and consultancy firms.

    They swap "good ideas" - in this case a great way to ensure the tax system is as complex...
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    HMRC has some very very expensive lawyers - and...

    HMRC has some very very expensive lawyers - and still they keep losing.
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    I've been wondering what happened to Christa...

    I've been wondering what happened to Christa Ackroyd - have the BBC quietly paid her back NI and penalties for her?

    At the time I saw a report saying she'd have to sell her house.

    It's all gone...
  9. Linky?

    Linky?
  10. That is not as hyperbolic as it sounds - one of...

    That is not as hyperbolic as it sounds - one of the proposed versions of the RTI changes was for companies to remit gross pay to HMRC and let them pay the workers - this was proposed as a serious...
  11. Micheal O'Leary's on the case already. He...

    Micheal O'Leary's on the case already.

    He sounded pretty convincing this morning (as he often does) on why Flybe is a basically unprofitable and unsustainable outfit that will fail anyway soon.
    ...
  12. I agree about D&C - in my niche The customers...

    I agree about D&C - in my niche The customers have decided to buy new fangled cloud based tiles and are relying on my knowledge of cloud based grout etc not that HMRC can see any of this


    Sent...
  13. I have heard similar at current Clientco...

    I have heard similar at current Clientco (hilariously from a Mr Billy Big Bollocks in procurement who was wandering around the office shouting into his phone about how he was going to get a lot of...
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    Or send a nudge letter to every match on their...

    Or send a nudge letter to every match on their list per GSK?
  15. Quit now (subject to whatever notice) and start...

    Quit now (subject to whatever notice) and start looking for an outside gig.
  16. Depends how long the gig is - up to April (with...

    Depends how long the gig is - up to April (with note about payment dates) it's your funeral.

    Anything running beyond then surely the client needs to supply an SDS? (assuming it's private sector).
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    Some what? Sharp rise? from a few thousand...

    Some what?

    Sharp rise? from a few thousand contractors?


    Almost no-one - especially not red-top newspapers (as an aside which red-top other than the Mirror do you consider "lefty"?) will be...
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    Inside IR35 - keeping LTD

    I've been talking to a pal who reckons he's going to be able to use HMRCs deemed payment calcs to continue to run his Ltd post April taking on inside IR35 work and reckons he'll still be getting paid...
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    These papers have to be appealing to and audience...

    These papers have to be appealing to and audience way beyond the "gammons". It's amazing how many people slag the papers considering how many must be buying and reading them.
  20. Hard to do since we will never know the truth.

    Hard to do since we will never know the truth.
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    :banana:

    :banana:
  22. I suspect this is what happened - but I have no...

    I suspect this is what happened - but I have no actual clue, much less any evidence.

    I feel sorry for Brenda in all this - she is probably the last one left doing it according to the rules, but...
  23. You make that sound like a bad thing.

    You make that sound like a bad thing.
  24. How much experience do you have of investigating...

    How much experience do you have of investigating air crashes? Just asking.
  25. Slightly concerned as a current client of SJD -...

    Slightly concerned as a current client of SJD - but I am not sure what exactly the above is supposed to mean?
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    If I have understood the IR35 thing properly,...

    If I have understood the IR35 thing properly, clientco in the USA should make an IR35 determination - however I doubt they know about it - and I don't think it's really a good idea to stir up that...
  27. My understanding is yes they will (in theory). ...

    My understanding is yes they will (in theory).

    I have a similar situation where I am working for a US company.

    In theory they should make an IR35 determination. In practise they probably won't...
  28. What a load of bollocks. This is nothing new and...

    What a load of bollocks. This is nothing new and nothing to do with Brexit.

    Reagan did it in 1986 - he even launched some of the attacks from US bases in the UK.

    Spitting image did a hilarious...
  29. How do Samurai fare in the CEST tool?

    How do Samurai fare in the CEST tool?
  30. Yes - set up an app and/or website - you could...

    Yes - set up an app and/or website - you could call it gigadvisor or something. Be sure to be in the USA where the constitution guarantees free speech so you are actually allowed to have an opinion...
  31. Thread: Cats

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    Cash? "No one in this world, so far as I know ......

    Cash? "No one in this world, so far as I know ... has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people." - attributed to HL Menken.
  32. This is what I've done. Already made clear to...

    This is what I've done. Already made clear to both current clients that neither I nor MyCo will be undertaking any inside IR35 contracts. One customer is in the US so while IR35 still applies, it's...
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    I have and I've posted links to it on this thread...

    I have and I've posted links to it on this thread but no-one is reading them.
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    No idea - received wisdom on here is if you are...

    No idea - received wisdom on here is if you are talking to HR you are a permitractor (and therefore caught by IR35) anyway as real contractors (companies) talk to procurement.

    Being serious - you...
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    As I said upthread, IR35 Shield for Business -...

    As I said upthread,
    IR35 Shield for Business - IR35 Shield

    Says it is "Insurance-backed solution IR35 Shield is proud to be underwritten by leading insurers, giving you complete trust and...
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    sorry about duplicate post - tried to delete...

    sorry about duplicate post - tried to delete without success.
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    Probation is pretty meaningless really. You...

    Probation is pretty meaningless really. You don't get the right to claim unfair dismissal at a tribunal until you have been a permie for 24 months (unless it's on the grounds of discrimination), so...
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    1.Clients trying to drive rates down 2.Excuse to...

    1.Clients trying to drive rates down
    2.Excuse to use ICT because of "skills shortage"
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    2. IR35 Shield - Quickly assess and prove your...

    2. IR35 Shield - Quickly assess and prove your IR35 compliance

    This isn't a recommendation but the above claims to be insurance-backed.
  40. FTFY I'm not much of a tinfoil hatter...

    FTFY I'm not much of a tinfoil hatter conspiracist really but I do sense the malign influence of international capitalists in all this.
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    Short term "boomed" for me - extension until end...

    Short term "boomed" for me - extension until end of March, also seem to have landed two bits of work for a US company too - I have been very lucky, I reckon.
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    Worked most of the year - not sure of day count,...

    Worked most of the year - not sure of day count, but surprisingly decent.

    Possibly landed some remote work for a US customer next year which will be good if it happens as it's looking shaky for my...
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    I got around the ID verification thing by using...

    I got around the ID verification thing by using the Post Office service. You take your passport to the Post Office and the dude signs a paper to say it's you.

    It is ******* farcical but it was...
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    Is this for real

    Surely no-one is this ignorant, even on Twitter?

    Raj Kumar (@RajKuma82391441) on Twitter
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    Original reports from where? Twitter?

    Original reports from where? Twitter?
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    Not a US citizen and no requirement to travel for...

    Not a US citizen and no requirement to travel for the gig - but thanks.
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    Thanks all - I have completed a W8-BEN-E in the...

    Thanks all - I have completed a W8-BEN-E in the past - when I was a permie in the UK working for a US company so it's not entirely unfamiliar.
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    Do you charge VAT (I am VAT reg but doubt the US...

    Do you charge VAT (I am VAT reg but doubt the US client can reclaim VAT and I also doubt they are subject to it).
    Do you invoice in Dollars or GBP
    Are they decent payers?
    Any top tips (thanks for...
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    USA remote contract UK ltd

    I did a search and found some useful info about insurance.

    Is anyone currently doing this? (working for a US client in the UK) would love to compare war stories with an actual participant rather...
  50. I wonder if Boris has formed a...

    I wonder if Boris has formed a secret...er....pact with Jo Swinson?
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