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    No idea. But GoT has been proclaiming his status...

    No idea. But GoT has been proclaiming his status as a PM for several years now... :laugh
  2. Sticky: Previously, having to manage company income and...

    Previously, having to manage company income and IR35 taxable income simultaneously, I changed my company salary to equate to my IR35 gig and let the company payroll sort out the tax side of things....
  3. Thread: Moon Landings

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    Let me guess. He wasn't in... :wink

    Let me guess. He wasn't in... :wink
  4. Thread: Moon Landings

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    Me too. Followed the whole thing, start to...

    Me too. Followed the whole thing, start to finish.

    Not as gripping as Apollo 13 though, that transfixed the whole damned world.
  5. I'e broached one potential solution with various...

    I'e broached one potential solution with various agencies over the years. Only one was willing to give it a go, but promptly went into liquidation... :igmc:

    However, the solution is actually...
  6. Not a lot you can do, sadly, you will be someere...

    Not a lot you can do, sadly, you will be someere a long way don the list of creditors for the failed (deliberately or otherwise) company. You could try approaching your client, but since you and they...
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    Don't mess about with rates, that just introduces...

    Don't mess about with rates, that just introduces complexity. I would go (and have gone, several times) with a one off cost for the whole exercise plus expenses,, billed on completion.
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    Well said, and I totally agree with the above.

    Well said, and I totally agree with the above.
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    Poll: Is it worth pointing out that hooking your kit to...

    Is it worth pointing out that hooking your kit to a remote access portal and proxied access like Citrix is not using your own kit on site, even if you're sat at one of their desks.

    The original...
  10. Yeah, because he will replace them with a whole...

    Yeah, because he will replace them with a whole new set of land, property and income grabs all of his own. Perhaps you should read his manifesto and related papers. Anyone who thinks his concept of a...
  11. The other argument that might sway the client's...

    The other argument that might sway the client's FD is the financial one. Moving people to inside IR35 will cost the client at least 15% extra since they will have to pay ErNICs and Apprentice Levy or...
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    You are totally missing the point. You have to...

    You are totally missing the point. You have to adhere to the client's AUP requirements. They will almost certainly bar "foreign" kit from connecting to their network, or impose other restrictions...
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    Bollocks. You can write code on your own PC of...

    Bollocks.
    You can write code on your own PC of course, but rarely can you then plug that PC in to the client to test it. Or you can use your PC to connect to a client extranet. Any sensible...
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    It's an excellent idea, but I fear the problem is...

    It's an excellent idea, but I fear the problem is the market, not the service. Too many contractors take no notice of little things like due diligence or understanding the environment in which they...
  15. Sticky: Can't see why it would - unless you took a...

    Can't see why it would - unless you took a holiday in somewhere off the beaten track, such as Syria or Pakistan, or go broke waiting. And if you do, you will need to update your application.

    As we...
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    No it hasn't. Nor has the point that most of...

    No it hasn't.

    Nor has the point that most of the benefactors from IR35 are the clients such as the BBC who by offloading staff and rehiring them as contractors are avoiding 14% of so immediate...
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    Do get real. He's now Leader of the House - so...

    Do get real. He's now Leader of the House - so hardly likely to be castigated for anything.
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    Even if it is the only certain way to step around...

    Even if it is the only certain way to step around the off-payroll rules?

    As i said, no point arguing. You are wrong and i, along with some serious well-informed players like IPSE, REC, CIOT and...
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    TL; DR There's no point in discussing if you...

    TL; DR

    There's no point in discussing if you aren't listening. "Changes" have been proposed for at least ten years, supported by rigorous and independent research into the damaging effects of IR35...
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    If you actually listen to what you were told over...

    If you actually listen to what you were told over the last few years, nobody is going to get anywhere by attacking IR35, the government simply isn't interested in it any more.

    The focus has to be...
  21. Just remember that the substitute takes over the...

    Just remember that the substitute takes over the current contract for the duration, they are not a sub-contractor working for you. That means that they have to hit all your agreed targets and...
  22. Conventional wisdom is that £40k salary is about...

    Conventional wisdom is that £40k salary is about £40 an hour outside IR35...
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    Clarke's passion is to keep us in the EU, so hes...

    Clarke's passion is to keep us in the EU, so hes not going to support any Brexiteer. Apart from that most of his contributions to anything over recent years have been at odds with policy or common...
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    Sorry but Clarke is only marginally less...

    Sorry but Clarke is only marginally less believable than Cable and Widdicombe. Should have gone when Thatcher did, he's achieved nothing since.
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    I may not be working but MyCo is... :spank: ...

    I may not be working but MyCo is... :spank:

    And unlike you perhaps i still support what they are trying to achieve
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    Bollocks. HTH :wink

    Bollocks.
    HTH :wink
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    The same points and criticisms were made over...

    The same points and criticisms were made over there as well... :igmc:
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    That's a 3.5% turnout. About par for any similar...

    That's a 3.5% turnout. About par for any similar organisation. But I'm not arguing about that, I was arguing that you can't blame the BoD if you elected them.

    But it's done now. No point blaming...
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    So not the last three CCs then... of which you...

    So not the last three CCs then... of which you were a part. :wink

    They are getting things badly wrong in some areas, but there are underlying reasons. However they were elected by a robust...
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    And who was it elected them...?

    And who was it elected them...?
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    Look at it this way: Your job is being a...

    Look at it this way:

    Your job is being a contractor. You are therefore selling your skills and experience in the open market, which means you are competing with people who have equal or often...
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    No idea. Why dont you ask them?

    No idea. Why dont you ask them?
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    So take them to court. Easy to say it. Far...

    So take them to court.

    Easy to say it. Far harder if you're looking at £1m costs and seven years or so of appeals...

    Organisations can't do it, they need a brave and determined person to get...
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    Obviously... Its not hard. All vetting is...

    Obviously...

    Its not hard. All vetting is about establishing how well you can be trusted. Doing anything like avoiding hard questions is not a good start, is it? They dont care what you've done,...
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    ...so setting the expectation that you will be...

    ...so setting the expectation that you will be paid when there is no (more) work to be done....

    Can you see the flaw in that approach? Apart from it making no sense business-wise, especially from...
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    Which blows any clauses about mutuality and puts...

    Which blows any clauses about mutuality and puts you well inside IR35 territory...

    FFS people, you dont want a notice period and it will not be honoured anyway. That will become even more...
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    Do you really think the clearance team wont take...

    Do you really think the clearance team wont take a look for any criminal records or similar information?

    Think about what they are testing you for...
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    Unnecessary and insulting. Do it your way since...

    Unnecessary and insulting. Do it your way since clearly l have no knowledge worth sharing.
  39. I would wish her luck but its probably a bit late...

    I would wish her luck but its probably a bit late now....:igmc:
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    So are you a proper contractor or not? Some...

    So are you a proper contractor or not?

    Some clients may want the scope to be malleable, but that's mainly because they're bad at resource management or want an employee without all the hassle of...
  41. Does not compute... Never heard of IR35? Going...

    Does not compute...

    Never heard of IR35? Going through an umbrella? Worried about the agency?

    Those three are mutually incompatible, even in Eire where there is no Intermediaries legislation,...
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    Longest - 23 months (twice, oddly enough) ...

    Longest - 23 months (twice, oddly enough)

    Shortest - 2 days (a quick report on a service failure)

    Shortest "proper" one - 3 weeks.

    Average income over 22 years has been pretty consistent, so...
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    You're a contractor. You are engaged to deliver a...

    You're a contractor. You are engaged to deliver a piece of work. Your client doesn't want you to bugger off without it being completed. However, they also want to be able to replace you quickly if...
  44. No. It is, however, a common misconception. ...

    No.

    It is, however, a common misconception.

    IR35 is tested end-to-end, so depending on where HMRC decide the fee payer lies in the chain the other intermediaries are ignored. So if they choose...
  45. It's possible. Get the contract checked by a...

    It's possible. Get the contract checked by a company that knows what they're talking about - B&C, QDOS, AbbeyTax or the like


    You can claim them from YourCo. Whether or not YourCo can claim them...
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    I have to say that "sit down and shut up" ishas...

    I have to say that "sit down and shut up" ishas not been an option in my case, since I'm there to either deliver something (usually something difficult) or change behaviours. But if you aren't in...
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    So? They aren't brave enough to work for...

    So? They aren't brave enough to work for themselves? They think you are out-earning them by several factors of ten - except you aren't, in fact they are probably better off overall? They think you...
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    You can still be outside IR35, the law itself...

    You can still be outside IR35, the law itself hasn't changed. However you will have to have the balls to challenge your "employer's" decision on your status, probably at an ET where you will be...
  49. So does IPSE membership which, if you take...

    So does IPSE membership which, if you take advantage of the other benefits it carries, won't cost you anything. :wink
  50. Thread: FTCs

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    But probably not that one... :laugh

    But probably not that one... :laugh
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