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    Not a sausage here - I have applied to Tesco for...

    Not a sausage here - I have applied to Tesco for temp delivery driver to try to keep active :)
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    Yes I am worried

    Yes I am worried
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    Eh???

    Eh???
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    The trouble is, for all the bravdo, big companies...

    The trouble is, for all the bravdo, big companies just cheap out at every turn. Limit the supply of cheap workers coming here and they will just offshore even more work, not magically start paying...
  5. Isn't that only if you're using Entrepreneur's...

    Isn't that only if you're using Entrepreneur's Relief?
    Pretty sure it won't apply if the remaining funds are paid as dividends.
  6. No-one has a clue about what may or may not...

    No-one has a clue about what may or may not trigger an investigation - anyone who says they do is just engaging in person in the pub "wisdom".

    I personally would only consider Outside IR35 using...
  7. Yeah, Ok, all that "perfectionism" and "attention...

    Yeah, Ok, all that "perfectionism" and "attention to detail" doesn't extend to proof reading any of his tulipe, evidently.

    I certainly don't intend to "come in a meet" with him.

    :winker:
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    Unfortunately due to the Mafia-style stitch up, I...

    Unfortunately due to the Mafia-style stitch up, I lose access to vital stuff (Cloud product) when not working via the Consultancy so I can't do all the stuff they need done - although I did have a...
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    Too right. I've had my last remaining contract...

    Too right. I've had my last remaining contract canned this week. The "ecosystem" for the product I work with consists mainly of consultancies and they occasionally hire in contractors for skills...
  10. 5 of the glowing reviews on Google are from...

    5 of the glowing reviews on Google are from people with the same last name as Danny - imagine that? What are the chances eh?

    This thread (and UWD) have really made me chuckle though.
  11. He's like Grant Shaps only using his actual name.

    He's like Grant Shaps only using his actual name.
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    But they are also not an employee - they are a...

    But they are also not an employee - they are a worker without rights.
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    Isn't he dead?

    Isn't he dead?
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    Linkedin is a total disaster for gigs/jobs.

    Linkedin is a total disaster for gigs/jobs.
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    Eh?

    Eh?
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    No it isn't.

    No it isn't.
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    I have seen quite a few permietractors buckle and...

    I have seen quite a few permietractors buckle and go inside in the great shake up of Jan/Feb 2020.

    Companies have seen they can trample all over most folk so I expect at least 90% of contract...
  18. Is this Rishi Sunak?

    Is this Rishi Sunak?
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    Doesn't B&Q run on SAP?

    Doesn't B&Q run on SAP?
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    Been WFH for at least the last 7 years - it's the...

    Been WFH for at least the last 7 years - it's the rule rather than the exception for me and that even included 4 years of permiedom.

    Swings and roundabouts innit?
  21. If it's anything to do with Spring/Addeco group,...

    If it's anything to do with Spring/Addeco group, my pimp openly admitted their inbound phone system didn't work to me - he actually seemed quite proud of it.
    When I pointed out that the published...
  22. I am currently billing in US Dollars - I just...

    I am currently billing in US Dollars - I just wait until an invoice gets paid before recording it in SJD then the Sterling amount is the value invoiced. This may or may not be the correct way of...
  23. Dunno about anyone else but I am with SJD and use...

    Dunno about anyone else but I am with SJD and use the online portal.
    It updates automatically from my bank account but I have to (not unreasonably) allocate transactions.

    They upload details of...
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    Absolutely.

    Absolutely.
  25. I am not a pension adviser or a lawyer but I am...

    I am not a pension adviser or a lawyer but I am 99% sure that even if you couldn't contribute as a director later on, you could get the pension cash out and put it into a suitable scheme either...
  26. Partially depends on how close to 55 (57 soon)...

    Partially depends on how close to 55 (57 soon) years old you are.

    Personally having passed both of those milestones but not yet taking any pension, I'd join the scheme.

    Once you hit the above...
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    That didn't work so well for me. Consultancy...

    That didn't work so well for me.

    Consultancy is still working for the client, project continuing, but I have to hand over to permie at the consultancy so they can keep them occupied.

    I still...
  28. I can't recall if I got this from Nick F or...

    I can't recall if I got this from Nick F or somewhere else but I couldn't stop reading....

    The Hunt for the Death Valley Germans
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    Sharpening the saw is one of the seven habits of...

    Sharpening the saw is one of the seven habits of highly bollockspeak people propounded by Stephen Covey (dead).
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    :rollin::rollin::rollin::rollin::rollin::rollin:

    :rollin::rollin::rollin::rollin::rollin::rollin:
  31. Eh?

    Eh?
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    Hmmm, let's think about that for minute.

    Hmmm, let's think about that for minute.
  33. He's been snogging Nadine Dorres behind the HoC...

    He's been snogging Nadine Dorres behind the HoC bike sheds.
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    Apparently there will be fewer episodes of the...

    Apparently there will be fewer episodes of the ******* Archers - none would work for me, but it's a start.
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    Most useless pimp award?

    Just had an email from a pimp who has obviously just spammed his whole contact list.

    He has "helpfully" attached a guide to the new IR35 rules due to take effect from April :)

    Then he asks if I...
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    Thanks all - I know this is a "lazy" question -...

    Thanks all - I know this is a "lazy" question - but anyone know the Mac equivalent of home and end when navigating in Excel?
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    Anyone using Excel on Mac?

    I hate wrangling data in Excel but it is paying the bills.

    Navigating in Excel sheets in Mac is frustrating me as recent Mac convert - is there an equivalent to page up and page down keys? I...
  38. Web and e-mail hosting recommendations

    Currently with Ionos. My website is very basic as it is really just for marketing.

    I am getting rinsed by them - I wish to move my domains and webmail - who is a good bet?

    Ionos have mucked...
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    Been offered a couple of outside IR35 roles...

    Been offered a couple of outside IR35 roles recently, one 3 months, one six. Some clientcos seem to have realised they are fishing in a small pool.
  40. Eh? half of these people with "exotic sounding...

    Eh? half of these people with "exotic sounding names" ARE brexiteers.
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    Thanks this is interesting - this looks (as quite...

    Thanks this is interesting - this looks (as quite a few people have observed) like the source of the next loan charge style fiasco.
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    OK so this gang reckons they have a "solution" to...

    OK so this gang reckons they have a "solution" to keeping your LTD PSC but they seem a bit cagey about saying what it is

    /wwwdotpayeworx.co.uk/ir35/ - IR35. What does it actually mean?
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    "Secondly, make no bones about it, this was all...

    "Secondly, make no bones about it, this was all about Ir35."

    Ha ha ha It really wasn't. It was about D Cummings running everything.
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    I am.

    I am.
  45. I'd thought of this but not sure how to make any...

    I'd thought of this but not sure how to make any money - no-one I know wants to pay for this stuff.
  46. You are of course welcome to make this...

    You are of course welcome to make this observation and I am not under any illusion. I've decided not to do business with outfits I don't like, is all.
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    Thanks I was beginning to think it was me - how...

    Thanks I was beginning to think it was me - how can people not grasp this simple stuff?
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    OK I have come across another muppet who thinks...

    OK I have come across another muppet who thinks they will get paid net of the deemed employee taxes but carry on running his Ltd and even pay corporation tax.

    Just in case it is me who's the...
  49. Not sure I see the point of this - the statutory...

    Not sure I see the point of this - the statutory deductions (including tax based on gross pay for the year so far) can be done using the HMRC online calculators - the rest is according to the...
  50. Clientco was only offering FTC (and then not to...

    Clientco was only offering FTC (and then not to everyone) or PAYE via Agency so I quit (had only been there 4 months anyway - most of my gigs are short).

    Have some remote work with a foreign...
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