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  1. Hmmm, I looked at it as them offering me a...

    Hmmm, I looked at it as them offering me a contract of x days at a daily rate which I accepted, and them forcibly removing then right for me to be paid for those days. I took this as an indication of...
  2. I keep a copy of a mail that states that...

    I keep a copy of a mail that states that "contractors (good starting word :-)) are not required between xx Dec and xx Jan and are to submit non billable invoices for this period. Permanent staff can...
  3. Sticky: The risk with going permie with the current...

    The risk with going permie with the current client is that HMRC could see you as going from outside to inside at the same client/in the same role. I think the majority view is that this may well...
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    Well that's not what I was hoping to hear to be...

    Well that's not what I was hoping to hear to be honest.

    And yet the permies claim expenses for their company car trips from home to wherever.

    To be honest, this is now a big worry.
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    Thanks..you've just increased my anxiety levels...

    Thanks..you've just increased my anxiety levels no end. :)

    The way this works is I'm given a list of sites to do technical surveys on. I get the sites which are scattered all over Scotland, work...
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    Job interviewer: Where do you see yourself in 5...

    Job interviewer: Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

    Me: I would say my biggest weakness is listening.
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    Yeah, I haven't claimed since I found out I was...

    Yeah, I haven't claimed since I found out I was going to break the initial 2 year period, and realise I haven't been away for long enough. One question I've never asked really is can I claim for...
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    And yet both of those things are on the HMRC page...

    And yet both of those things are on the HMRC page that takes you through your deemed payment. :ohwell

    The expenses are for travelling to and from sites to carry out work and not a place of work.
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    Yeah, I go to up to 4 unmanned sites a day for...

    Yeah, I go to up to 4 unmanned sites a day for tech upgrade visits, and I determine the schedule to suit me and just tell the design guys to turn up then. I can be out all 5 days a week or as little...
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    My wife came into the bedroom absolutely starkers...

    My wife came into the bedroom absolutely starkers after her shower.

    She said to me, “Babe, shut the curtains, I don’t want the neighbours to see me naked.”

    “Don’t worry” I said. “If the...
  11. If it's a good enough gig then surely it's at...

    If it's a good enough gig then surely it's at least worth trying to reach a compromise with the client. Explain that as far as you are concerned the position was sold to you as 1730 finish. I'd be...
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    Deemed payments

    Hi,

    Contacted a couple of contractors in the same sort of role as me, and apart from 90% of them having absolutely no knowledge of Aprils IR35 legislation - and I mean none at all -we started...
  13. Sticky: Thanks. The problem I have I suppose is that I...

    Thanks. The problem I have I suppose is that I have to work up until the end of December so I need to keep it open until then. With the time to close down that will , I believe, take it past April...
  14. Thread: IR35 Myths

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    Sticky: yes, apologies. I got caught up in the MoO, and...

    yes, apologies. I got caught up in the MoO, and the Control aspect, and am torn between thinking that the mail they sent out clearly shows they class me as a contractor not a permie, but also shows a...
  15. Thread: IR35 Myths

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    Sticky: How does this relate to: "There will be no...

    How does this relate to:

    "There will be no requirement for (job role) to work the non-bank holidays between 25th December to 1st Jan. Contractors will be expected to submit timesheets as...
  16. Sticky: I'd hope that HMRC would see any increase in the...

    I'd hope that HMRC would see any increase in the closing of Ltd Co's as a natural response to the fact there will be no point in having them come April 2020 as opposed to any deliberate evasion...
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    HMRC contract investigations

    Hi,

    My end client is "working on" its determination status and should be issuing something out in the next "weeks or months". I currently have a contract since August that's been checked as...
  18. Are the interest and penalties discretionary,...

    Are the interest and penalties discretionary, based on if HMRC think you were being deliberately misleading or very very naughty? Have there been any penalty cases?
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    Hi Hobosapien. Is this true as it seems...

    Hi Hobosapien.

    Is this true as it seems opposite to what I thought? I could be totally wrong but I thought if HMRC wanted back taxes, it's the difference in between tax on what you have already...
  20. I have the same response. Green ticks throughout...

    I have the same response. Green ticks throughout or the odd Neutral on the contract side of it but WP failure.

    I'm in the process of drafting a reply as of the 5 red X signs I got at least 2 of...
  21. I'd be quite happy to leave if I thought leaving...

    I'd be quite happy to leave if I thought leaving on 31 March would be good.

    Leaving now. whilst there is work on offer, and long term work, even at reduced pay is better than none. Unfortunately,...
  22. Hi, asking for a friend :tongue In a...

    Hi, asking for a friend :tongue

    In a hypothetical world, my friend who's been contracting for a long time, took a contract 2 months ago through an agency and considered himself outside IR35. He...
  23. Yeah, I get that but I'd have thought that as he...

    Yeah, I get that but I'd have thought that as he interviews and agrees terms/rates for the contractors in his department (70% of which are contractors) then he might have been a little more clued up...
  24. I grabbed a very rushed 3 minutes with my "Line...

    I grabbed a very rushed 3 minutes with my "Line Manager" today (I'd hoped it would be longer) and asked him about what the company are doing ref IR35 status come April? His answer, although not...
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    Hmmm... suddenly my £141 a month using FreeAgent...

    Hmmm... suddenly my £141 a month using FreeAgent with Trafalgar seems quite steep
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    Hi, I 'm curious to what happens after April...

    Hi, I

    'm curious to what happens after April 2020 if you are deemed by the client to be inside IR35, on an existing contract. I understand, well as much as one can, the consequences of the changes...
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