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    Inside IR35... then Outside IR35?

    My determination came back Inside IR35. Hiring manager has told me he wants me to stay on and get an extension past my end date 28 FEB. If the working days on the contract were variable, say 3 or 4...
  2. Take on role left by permie BA but outside IR35?

    As far HMRC in concerned is it possible to take on role left by permie BA if they left becuse of illness, but still be outside IR35?
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    Vote Brexit Party then.

    Vote Brexit Party then.
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    Farage mentioned TBP would protect the 5 million...

    Farage mentioned TBP would protect the 5 million self employed during the tv debate. Thats a lot of votes up for grabs:-

    5 million votes: parties must listen to the self-employed at this election ...
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    True dat, but on the flip side they can also go...

    True dat, but on the flip side they can also go bust leaving work unpaid.

    OP still makes a good point IMHO. Agencies by and large are placing bums on seats, providing an "IR35 Compliant" contract...
  6. Thread: Contract Spy

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    I signed up to their 'daily digest' and they do...

    I signed up to their 'daily digest' and they do seem to have quite a lot of contract job posts, but are from all over the UK, and looks like scraped job posts:-
    ...
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    Why would they do that if it compromised their...

    Why would they do that if it compromised their existing model? Which agencies?
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    I'm BA/Tech BA/Product Owner, things seems to be...

    I'm BA/Tech BA/Product Owner, things seems to be picking up a bit. Getting more calls. But still hard work.
  9. Thread: Contract Spy

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    I guess if they were even mildly successful in...

    I guess if they were even mildly successful in the past three years they would be a known quantity on here so I think I will save time looking into them.

    There are project bidding sites like...
  10. Thread: Contract Spy

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    Contract Spy

    Has anyone tried Contract Spy out? There is one thread about them on the forum back in 2016. If they are still going then it shows they have at least some longevity. Could be a jobserve direct...
  11. Sticky: Thanks. Right so the Brolly makes a 'company...

    Thanks. Right so the Brolly makes a 'company pension contribution' of 40K and then I pay what's leftover (40K) as PAYE salary. So the only difference in that sense from my normal Ltd is that I pay...
  12. Sticky: So, if a contract paid the equivalent of 80K/year...

    So, if a contract paid the equivalent of 80K/year I could pay 40K into the brolly pension and at set the salary at 40K to avoid Higher Rate Tax?
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    Take all of the good advice on the thread, but in...

    Take all of the good advice on the thread, but in the meantime:-

    * Work 8 hours then down tools and FORGET about work.
    * Log all your time against specific tasks, including time spent talking BS...
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    meaning?

    meaning?
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    Those longer running threads tend to split into...

    Those longer running threads tend to split into sub threads and then its harder to get clear engagement though.
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    I don't believe its brexit as much as the new...

    I don't believe its brexit as much as the new IR35 rules that appear to have put the frightners up the entire contract market.
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    How long is taking to secure a contract...

    ... if at all? Has anyone caved and gone back to perm :bang: ?
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    So in the space of 6 months the industry and...

    So in the space of 6 months the industry and commerce in the UK have ditched BA and PM roles? :rolleyes:
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    How did you find the wfh contract?

    How did you find the wfh contract?
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    The BA contract market has fallen off a cliff....

    The BA contract market has fallen off a cliff. replying constantly for days... two calls from pimps... one was for a permie role :tumble:
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    Didn't know about ATS. I did need to make some...

    Didn't know about ATS. I did need to make some adjustments but my CV wasn't that far away. Will see next week once I've updated it all platforms.

    Not One call today
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    This is now my third day applying like there is...

    This is now my third day applying like there is no tomorrow... WTF... never seen this before!
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    Where have all the pimps gone?

    Normally, when I start my extensive regime of replying to tons of job ads on all of the main IT job portals as well as submitting CVs to a ton of individual agencies, I least get a few phone calls....
  24. Sticky: ditching QA Accounting

    After months of pain having to deal with unanswered emails, me, chasing QA about accounting issues they should have been chasing me about, and a dreadful portal I have come to the decision to ditch...
  25. Yes I agree Its not about removing...

    Yes I agree Its not about removing responsibility. Just saving time. I went with qdos accounting in the end as they offer this style of hands off accountancy. "Simply email expenses and timesheets to...
  26. Not at all. I was with crunch before and it was...

    Not at all. I was with crunch before and it was pretty time consuming. Freeagent maybe be better but if I can save time not having to learn it then after what i went through with crunch, its...
  27. Accountants - No FREEAGENT OR ACCOUNTANCY SYSTEM

    I am interested in accountants that do all of the bookkeeping etc rather than learning complicated systems like crunch or even freeagent (which I believe is more user friendly). Just want to email in...
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    So what would you say is a reasonable length of...

    So what would you say is a reasonable length of time to be looking for a BA contract in London?
  29. Thread: Day Rates Down

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    Ive notices a number ob BA roles that have really...

    Ive notices a number ob BA roles that have really low rates...300 or below. But also quite a few on the £300 - £375 range (London) So they must be cofident that they will get takers at these low...
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    I am limiting my search for a BA contract. Its...

    I am limiting my search for a BA contract. Its been a month now. 3 telephone interviews which resulted in one face to face yesterday. Still waiting to hear. Market seems slow....and talk but little...
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    teksystems references

    I am being hassled by a female recruitment agent at TekSystems for two references as part of the 'screening' process. The script is:-

    We are responsible for all of the placements at X company (a...
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    Sticky: Seena few posts about transfers on this thread. I...

    Seena few posts about transfers on this thread. I have a number of frozen pensions from previous employers. Is it best practice to transfer into one pension? I have an AJBell SIPP that is my main...
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    Sticky: You're SIPP is your own. Your company then makes...

    You're SIPP is your own. Your company then makes employer contributions into your SIPP.
  34. Thread: Day Rates Down

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    I think companies milked the Financial Crisis as...

    I think companies milked the Financial Crisis as much as possible with regards to stopping pay rises. This was either deliberate to cut costs or through elevated levels of fear. But profits and the...
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    Thanks. What is the main way that you get you...

    Thanks.

    What is the main way that you get you BA CV viewed as the wheat?

    DO you search (and find) contracts just on the main portals? (jobserve/totaljobs/cwjobs etc)
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    Not entirely convinced about that. It depends on...

    Not entirely convinced about that. It depends on the role. For an out and out dev....yes, but for a BA where there simply aren't as many contracts as there are for perm, then interchanging between...
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    BA Contract vs BA Perm?

    I have been searching for a BA Contract for about 2.5 weeks now and just had two recent telephone interviews. There are more BA Perm roles on the market for sure (some have horrendous salaries),...
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    My recent roles...flooded with EU and non EU...

    My recent roles...flooded with EU and non EU alike....both perm and non perm
  39. Legal Pension Payment to Temp Current Account ?

    Is it possible to make a pension payment to a personal/current account first whilst a decision is made as to where( in which pension wrapper and how) the money will be invested?
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    I thought about that, but the TA's I have worked...

    I thought about that, but the TA's I have worked with recently were mostly working on API design and figuring how to use an existing API. So not sure I want that, but also my...
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    20+ Years experience understanding and...

    20+ Years experience understanding and implementing requirements. Some of that was spent defining requirements too (although more recent years mostly dev tech as a contractor).
    With that comes an...
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    Moving on from dev advice

    After 20 odd years as a developer I have made a decision to move on from it.
    In short, I don't want to spend the rest of my working career chasing the latest javascript framework and the technical...
  43. But say its something like a serious lung...

    But say its something like a serious lung condition, or Cancer ... no evidence for this in the medical history and unknown to the patient... on that first diagnosis say 6 months after taking out the...
  44. private health insurance pre-existing condition

    What happens if you take out PHI then go for a checkup and something significant is diagnosed?
    As I understand it PHI companies may have 'pre-existing conditions' clauses (which are no doubt hidden...
  45. But the speil is going to have to be listened to...

    But the speil is going to have to be listened to whether its via a filter message first or as a first time conversation...doesn't make too much of a difference.

    I just don't agree with the...
  46. I understand its a game we have to play but that...

    I understand its a game we have to play but that doesn't mean we can't improve the way that game is played.

    The whole point of what I am saying is that the more serious "horses for courses"...
  47. But its too much extra info to fit on the CV. ...

    But its too much extra info to fit on the CV.

    So leaving the answers as the missed call message should achieve the above rather than leaving a transcript on linked in....
  48. thx...see what youre saying .... but just because...

    thx...see what youre saying .... but just because other industries have their nightmares doesn't mean that we should not attempt to improve our lot does it?

    Yes, finding contracts is indeed my...
  49. fair comment ... but its not just a few calls...

    fair comment ... but its not just a few calls lasting a few munites is it ... its all day long, repeating the same conversation by and large, and often lasting for 10 munites or so. How many phone...
  50. How To Avoid the Soul Destroying Agency Based Contract Search

    So once again I am faced with the nightmare process for finding a contract....70% fishing calls, permy roles that agents are struggling to fill, roles clearly not in the locations specified on my CV,...
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