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    The number you need is 101 from any phone. ...

    The number you need is 101 from any phone.

    This will connect you to the Police non-emergency incident line.

    Here you can ask them how they can help get those compromising nudes the "foreign...
  2. I so remember the ice-rink and the inebriated...

    I so remember the ice-rink and the inebriated office workers (me included) - happy days!
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    I've never personally used a Director's Loan so...

    I've never personally used a Director's Loan so this is from theory not experience.

    It is my understanding that whilst a DL repaid within 9 months of the company year end doesn't need to incur...
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    Seems like an unnecessary and difficult task ...

    Seems like an unnecessary and difficult task

    Assuming they where under 41, had worked for their company for 10 years and paid in line with usual contractor rates the maximum stat redundancy is...
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    Whilst I broadly agree with the other comments...

    Whilst I broadly agree with the other comments about creative accounting and playing fast and loose with tax rules, isn't this all actually irrelevant given the statement "hence provided her a P45"
    ...
  6. Thread: Payroll query

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    Absolutely correct; my question for the OP is if...

    Absolutely correct; my question for the OP is if you didn't know this I'd suggest that even taking into accout your previous education you probably aren't up-to-date enough with accounting rules to...
  7. I'd argue that advice has to be given (or else it...

    I'd argue that advice has to be given (or else it isn't advice it's just knowledge they know that you haven't been given)

    So if you have been getting this for 18 months and not querying it /...
  8. Yep - Oil all the way (with the occasional other...

    Yep - Oil all the way (with the occasional other natural resource exploration gig)
  9. I can't say that I'd noticed. It's been a busy...

    I can't say that I'd noticed. It's been a busy time in my industry all the way through this process and we can't hire contractors quick enough. Have you thought maybe it's not the market, maybe it's...
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    The bigger question is how did you think the Oil...

    The bigger question is how did you think the Oil business was "winding down" - I work in that area and contracting has been white hot since 2014/5
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    You've got your figures wrong. So how it works...

    You've got your figures wrong.

    So how it works for us
    So let's take a typical contrator PAYE salary at £792/month.
    - Get the scheme with 33% of the time worked. So get £261/month from LTD
    -...
  12. We don't know that they haven't got another GIG...

    We don't know that they haven't got another GIG lined up already, they don't say...

    Of course if eberyone takes the "little man" option and says well "ok, you can give me a rate cut and I'll just...
  13. Thread: Salary Change

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    You don't need to pay a salary, but if you do it...

    You don't need to pay a salary, but if you do it will require a contract of employment (payments from a company without an employment contract are either drawings or dividends).

    If you do pay a...
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    It would be rather pointless if the vetting...

    It would be rather pointless if the vetting process for an SC contract (that no-one is supposed to know you hold technically) left a marker on your accessible credit file.

    They do a search but it...
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    Take some legal advice as well around taxation,...

    Take some legal advice as well around taxation, the fact you are taking share options in lieu of salary means there are tax implications due at the point of award, regardless of whether the options...
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    Cool - if you know the potential pitfalls and...

    Cool - if you know the potential pitfalls and your main employer doesn't have an issue then that changes it.

    Normally it would be pointless to do a LTD company for 30K yearly income as the whole...
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    Does this side-gig have any resemblance to the...

    Does this side-gig have any resemblance to the work you do in your day job? If so I would suggest you have a very good word with your companies HR and employment lawyers, they are likely to go mental...
  18. Thread: 120/B7008

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    It isn't a tax code for the employee, its the...

    It isn't a tax code for the employee, its the PAYE scheme number for the employer paying your wage (company, umbrella or your limited co. depending on how you get paid)

    In the olden days the...
  19. I can already tell you the outcome, anyone who...

    I can already tell you the outcome, anyone who completes the process gets added to the framework, which makes it pretty useless as a portal. There are about 30 providers that 90% of the work goes to,...
  20. Just not true, almost all DMP awards got to the...

    Just not true, almost all DMP awards got to the big 10 players (Big 4 plus TCS, G4S, Detica etc...)

    An independent without lots of training in how to write DMP bids will almost certainly never get...
  21. Because in his case maybe the wife is entirely...

    Because in his case maybe the wife is entirely fictitious and he assumes we are all like him?
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    Also depends on the likeliness of a marriage...

    Also depends on the likeliness of a marriage breakdown, passing 90% to essentially the "silent partner" in the business means they get 90% if they decide to wind it up
  23. Thread: Rate question

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    I'm shocked people are saying £750 p/day for...

    I'm shocked people are saying £750 p/day for Docker, it's a commodity skill that a decent first year could pick up in about 2 weeks (I've seen many do it).

    A perm equivalent rate for a docker...
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    I've had work from the framework, it helps if you...

    I've had work from the framework, it helps if you can frame your services in the way a consultancy would and if you can offer more than just a bum-on-seat programmer or analyst resource. You need to...
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    In answer to the question "when will I get paid?"...

    In answer to the question "when will I get paid?" I can't give a better answer than two you have already had.

    1) It depends
    2) What does the contract say

    I can give some examples though:
    ...
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    You are right - most inside roles are farmed out...

    You are right - most inside roles are farmed out to hayes or something like that and so hit the monster/jobserve route instead
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    Have you been on G-Cloud before? I have been for...

    Have you been on G-Cloud before? I have been for 4 years through my own limited company and for 3 years before that I managed the G-Cloud sourcing and application for one of the Big-4 (as well as...
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    I've always found it quite ironic that the...

    I've always found it quite ironic that the Government seems determined to shut down contracting and force everyone down the IR35/inside route; yet the official job-board of givernment and the public...
  29. Based on what they say about it being a Big 4...

    Based on what they say about it being a Big 4 they won't.

    It sets a huge precedent - he will have to dispose/purchase the car legally as soon as possible
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    It's the most mind numbing task imaginable

    It's the most mind numbing task imaginable
  31. Having done exactly what you are doing contractor...

    Having done exactly what you are doing contractor -> big 4 (and now back contracting again after 10 good years in the firm) I can guarantee they will be all over you to close down the company, so...
  32. And in your description of the process you are...

    And in your description of the process you are correct, the poster said they "paid" the employer NI, that makes them an employer not the employee (hint - it's right there in the name of the deduction)
  33. No - if you are paying employers NI you aren't an...

    No - if you are paying employers NI you aren't an employee, you are a contingent resource using their payroll processing service. If you were an actual employee they would pay the employers NI as...
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    Your definition of early days and mine must...

    Your definition of early days and mine must differ. TOGAF came out in 1995 and the version you got certified in was published in 2006 so hardly "early days of TOGAF" - just the first you'd heard of it
  35. Unless you've got some big plan to appeal to the...

    Unless you've got some big plan to appeal to the "man on the street" and sell to thousands, I think you are over-thinking it, no-one in a B2B relationship really cares what the company is called,...
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    Maybe it does, but unless you take it out as...

    Maybe it does, but unless you take it out as salary, you would still be required to either service the loan until paid (and after 12 months interest is due as well) or pay back the loan before you...
  37. They aren't allowed to charge for these things if...

    They aren't allowed to charge for these things if you are on furlough - it's in black and white in the rules.
  38. They could have, but it costs them to process...

    They could have, but it costs them to process payroll and they have other costs like apprentice levy that the furlough doesn't pay. So they'd be paying out of their pockets to allow them to furlough...
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    It isn't really any effort, I work from home all...

    It isn't really any effort, I work from home all the time. I just claim the amount every 6 months. I'd rather have 300 quid a year in my pocket tax-free rather than 240 quid and 60 quid taken off in...
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    You are obviously doing it wrong, plenty of...

    You are obviously doing it wrong, plenty of people make a profit on providing services. Maybe you meant "you won't necessarily be able to make as much profit"???
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    If you are a more traditional company that...

    If you are a more traditional company that requires more than just you to make money this spending it on payroll makes sense. You can't get out of COVID cash-constraints because you can't pay your...
  42. You are missing the point, its a contract and...

    You are missing the point, its a contract and they've terminated - they are legally allowed to so.

    You are missing the point, the furlough scheme is for employees the employer wishes to retain but...
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    Or given you are now furloughed why not spend the...

    Or given you are now furloughed why not spend the time learning accountancy - 3 months should give you enough of a grounding to be able to do simple accounts yourself in future.
  44. Thread: IR35 is bad

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    They would, because they existed before the...

    They would, because they existed before the Arctic Case (which is pretty much the start point of IR35 give or take)

    There were always schemes that promised to pay you more than you'd get as a...
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    Have to agree, it's that sort of thinking that...

    Have to agree, it's that sort of thinking that makes the general population keep thinking we are all tax dodging, money-grabbing a-holes
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    It's becoming a standard response to any post...

    It's becoming a standard response to any post now...

    At least NLUK was brief with his stock "what did your accountant say" responses. These IR35 ramblings are just sooooooooo long and boring
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    I don't think the person you replied to is...

    I don't think the person you replied to is actually eligible because as a landlord he actually has to be "working" in order to resolve issues/queries from his tenants or agents.

    So unless he's...
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    Are they, because they are exactly my current...

    Are they, because they are exactly my current real world example having taken many months of this year. How about you try to stop thinking that everyone is like you :)
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    I think you are focussing on the wrong part here,...

    I think you are focussing on the wrong part here, Limited Companies do still get an advantage through DIV instead of PAYE

    To make calcs easier I've assumed you paid a base salary of £12,500 and a...
  50. What time was your run? A lot more people went to...

    What time was your run? A lot more people went to school today as many parents who qualify for key worker status would already have taken time of to cover Easter School Hols, but are now back at...
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