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  1. Probably as good a reason as any for not...

    Probably as good a reason as any for not following my stock market tips. :D
  2. Stock Market battle - when the little guys fight back

    Gamestop: Failing firm soars in value as amateurs buy stock - BBC News

    I'm not sure I'd put my money into it, but if there's a quick buck to be made from it...
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    EU opens up to US clearing houses in blow to City...

    EU opens up to US clearing houses in blow to City of London : CityAM

    (but not that quote re dodgy Russians)
  4. All though I'm not sure what to do regarding the...

    All though I'm not sure what to do regarding the Umbrella side of things.

    If anyone wants to post about that I'll copy it over to the linked post above.
  5. Oh Dear. Well, we have a sticky for just this...

    Oh Dear.

    Well, we have a sticky for just this situation... What to do if you are using a dodgy umbrella
  6. I would also expect those contractors who are...

    I would also expect those contractors who are outside to keep rather quiet about it for fear of rocking their boat.
  7. Thread: Hello

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    Welcome to CUK. :)

    Welcome to CUK. :)
  8. No-one will really know until April. And...

    No-one will really know until April.

    And you're welcome to create a list but we aren't going to bother, it will probably be easier to ask who won't be bringing in a blanket ban.

    (and where have...
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    But it's been less than a month. During a...

    But it's been less than a month.

    During a pandemic when people can't travel.

    And in January when people are paying off Christmas and haven't yet bought anything from Europe, and if they have...
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    I don't know if it works with a business, but I...

    I don't know if it works with a business, but I have an Experian account set up that will tell me if anyone has set anything up in my name - personal credit and address changes would send alerts out...
  11. The 5% will be out of date on the 6th April (I...

    The 5% will be out of date on the 6th April (I think).
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    Ditto a beer drinking contest with a group of...

    Ditto a beer drinking contest with a group of Germans at the end of a Le Mans 24 hour bike race.

    They had de-camped and rode off on their bikes before we had stirred from our sleeping bags.

    My...
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    This used to irritate me until I heard that...

    This used to irritate me until I heard that Tacitus complained about exactly the same thing with British Roman soldiers (I think that carousing and singing was involved as well, if I remember...
  14. Yes, you could find yourself with problems, I...

    Yes, you could find yourself with problems, I remember a similar situation where a contractor was being used just for his certification/software licence- it was not to the contractor’s benefit.
    ...
  15. The simple answer is yes - HR is allowed to do...

    The simple answer is yes - HR is allowed to do this.

    There is a policy that many companies have, that they do not re-employ people who have left the company (for any reason).

    So I'm afraid that...
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    Be careful what you wish for...

    Be careful what you wish for...
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    Yep, I have business cover - and don't forget the...

    Yep, I have business cover - and don't forget the same is needed for RAC/AA/Green Shield cover as well...
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    Our pleasure! :happy

    Our pleasure! :happy
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    Your question is why many companies have stopped...

    Your question is why many companies have stopped using PSC's (might as well use the term now).

    See above replies, otherwise...

    1) Employer NIC is paid by the umbrella from your day rate before...
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    ITjobswatch.co.uk...

    ITjobswatch.co.uk is the website to look at for that sort of thing.
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    :facepalm:

    :facepalm:
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    ...and BA average salaries for that matter.

    ...and BA average salaries for that matter.
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    Moved to the correct forum. If you have a read...

    Moved to the correct forum.

    If you have a read of the threads you'll probably find your answer.
  24. :laugh I didn't add the word ALLIGATION...

    :laugh

    I didn't add the word ALLIGATION (unless that was NAT), I added the phrase '1st dose' - as per your own link!

    You simply twisted the facts a little with that omission...
  25. Thread: Trumps Diary

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4aTjeCP0Lo

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4aTjeCP0Lo
  26. I changed the title to reflect reality.

    I changed the title to reflect reality.
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    Yep, I'm working closely with an English manager...

    Yep, I'm working closely with an English manager living in France. I asked him about how the French are reacting to the stricter lockdown they have over there, considering the French are touchy...
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    I did this on Sunday, but as I'm a beginner with...

    I did this on Sunday, but as I'm a beginner with yorkshires I grilled the sausages separately and added mashed potatoes after pulling out two respectable puddings from the oven.

    Still had onion...
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    You would need to look at the sociological...

    You would need to look at the sociological aspects of this as much as (if not more than) the NHS.

    The gig economy and the eroding of worker benefits like sick-pay, renting/living with parents...
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    The agency who arranged the contract should be...

    The agency who arranged the contract should be sorting this out for you - it's not something that I would expect the contractor to have to do. You don't have the knowledge to do it correctly, the...
  31. Only possible if HMRC pick up the phone. I...

    Only possible if HMRC pick up the phone.

    I have a straight-forward question that needs an answer but I get a recorded message along the lines of 'All of our agents are busy, please try again...
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    Mobile homes with laptop space aren't acceptable,...

    Mobile homes with laptop space aren't acceptable, but I would have thought something like this might be:

    Mobile Office Vans - Total Van Solutions Northern Ireland

    The point is that they must be...
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    Poll: Yep, I can't see how thy think that just saying...

    Yep, I can't see how thy think that just saying sorry is going to get them out of the tulip-hole they jumped into.
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    Poll: That's what overloading on steroids does to you...

    That's what overloading on steroids does to you...
  35. Let's be honest here. As everyone here says,...

    Let's be honest here.

    As everyone here says, the onus is on the agency and client.

    It sounds like the ONLY reason it's outside IR35 is to get contractors like you to sign up in the first place....
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    For me its a no-brainer, take the permie job. ...

    For me its a no-brainer, take the permie job.

    But let's say you actually want to stay a contractor - read this thread to understand your outside IR35 position.
    ...
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    Poll: This CUK poll is a big fat lie - only sockies and...

    This CUK poll is a big fat lie - only sockies and anonymous posters voted No.

    Says Hugebrain...
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    Yep - research Bona Vicantia before doing...

    Yep - research Bona Vicantia before doing anything you may later regret.

    Bona Vacantia - GOV.UK
  39. Thread: Parler CEO

    by cojak
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    They removed bots. Apparently you can pay to have...

    They removed bots. Apparently you can pay to have a lot of followers - imagine that! :laugh
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    Sticky: Bit of a odd question but I’m thinking of growing...

    Bit of a odd question but I’m thinking of growing chillis this year.

    Any recommendations on the type of chilli I should be looking at? I’m perusing seed websites at the mo.
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    Sticky: B&M is the place to go for The Pink Stuff - I got...

    B&M is the place to go for The Pink Stuff - I got both the paste and the spray from there.

    I find that it's just as good as Bar Keeper's Friend.
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    Sticky: Morning. I need coffee. Lots of coffee...

    Morning.

    I need coffee. Lots of coffee...
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    Refurbished Dells all the way... :cool:

    Refurbished Dells all the way... :cool:
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    For a four year old laptop? I would expect...

    For a four year old laptop?

    I would expect that depreciation would have reduced the capital to £0, but you’ll need to confirm that with your accountant.
  45. I doubt it.

    I doubt it.
  46. Thread: Parasol mess

    by cojak
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    I’m afraid so... Using an Umbrella? CHECK YOUR...

    I’m afraid so...

    Using an Umbrella? CHECK YOUR TAX CODE!
  47. Your bed is the continued use of your umbrella.

    Your bed is the continued use of your umbrella.
  48. But they didn't think it would get them killed....

    But they didn't think it would get them killed. There was no jeopardy if the only consequnce they saw was that Trump would get elected and they'd all be pardoned and held aloft as heroes.
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    Too late! :rollin: (I would taken more care...

    Too late! :rollin:

    (I would taken more care with Parler’s T&C’s but there you go...)

    https://twitter.com/salmeron_manny/status/1348604719934173185?s=21
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    Populated by desperate LinkedIn 'Influencers',...

    Populated by desperate LinkedIn 'Influencers', trying to give their sad, delusional lives meaning.

    God I hate LinkedIn...
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