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  1. New Draft IR35 Legislation Published

    Draft secondary legislation: off-payroll working rules from April 2020 - GOV.UK

    Draft legislation covering the changes has been published today for feedback.
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    I note this is 'total package', but this sounds...

    I note this is 'total package', but this sounds like a very senior role. What are you actually doing?

    Keep in mind permies have no security until the 2 year mark, and even then it's realistically...
  3. Er, because you can place the monies in a high...

    Er, because you can place the monies in a high interest fixed-term account and get a couple of hundred quid instead?
  4. I'm shocked anybody is still using NixonWilliams,...

    I'm shocked anybody is still using NixonWilliams, since they were bought out by a VentureCapitalist firm.

    Their service and quality of accounts deteriorated a few years ago. If you're paying good...
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    The unspoken truth about recession, whether...

    The unspoken truth about recession, whether within an industry, one country or the world: the ladder shifts and in a bad way.

    Having very experienced individuals take significantly lower level...
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    Let's face it, the reason many of us, our parents...

    Let's face it, the reason many of us, our parents or ancestors came to the UK was for better quality and more diverse working options.

    If we're stuck with no expenses and paying much higher taxes...
  7. Well done for doing some research on the new...

    Well done for doing some research on the new Economic Employer tax rules in Sweden.

    I received the usual bi-annual update from KPMG regarding this, although it doesn't add much to the previous...
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    Both a fantastically astute and prescient post. ...

    Both a fantastically astute and prescient post.

    I am not anti-Conservative&Unionist Party due to being anti prosperity, far from it. Instead I abhor their public relations skills to fool enough...
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    The issue with this type of thinking is that if...

    The issue with this type of thinking is that if you don't have a family nor dependents then you're better off widening your target market to: the world. If everybody lowers their rate and just...
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    This is what I was also getting at and mentioned...

    This is what I was also getting at and mentioned in another thread:
    Rates have been static for about 15 years. £500/day 15 years ago is £300/day in money today due to inflationary costs.

    My...
  11. This thread derailed rather quickly I see. The...

    This thread derailed rather quickly I see.

    The Financial Times closed comments on the story quickly, due to trolls spreading misinformation and conspiracy theories.

    The most recommended comment...
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    If even the idiots avoid the same rate but inside...

    If even the idiots avoid the same rate but inside IR35 due to such blanket approach then clients will up the rate. For £450-500/day you should be quoting minimum £700/day inside IR35, if not £750...
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    For facebook, instagram and browsing with...

    For facebook, instagram and browsing with websites that require a log-in, such as paywall newspapers, then Brave browser is probably the best of the moment.

    However for anonymous browsing, or...
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    In my usual blunt fashion: She/he's right. ...

    In my usual blunt fashion:
    She/he's right.

    Folk have been earning £400-450 a day as contractors, with 450 even being above average and median (according to itjobswatch stats), meaning year by...
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    Thanks for the input. SimonMacintosh, your...

    Thanks for the input.

    SimonMacintosh, your link didn't work. Each AWS session is per user when accessing government resources.

    There are multiple entities known as agencies, but this one seems...
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    "Aardvark Consulting"

    I viewed a contract in the EU posted by "Aardvark Consulting".

    Has anybody heard of this mob before?

    The trail seems to lead to:
    Aardvark Consulting

    The 'hot jobs' posted date from 2012 and...
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    They stated that a large material change of...

    They stated that a large material change of circumstances would be required to justify another independence referendum. The way brexit has been handled and the disingenuousness of the yet-to-appear...
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    As much as I think many of the swing voters in...

    As much as I think many of the swing voters in the EU referendum were misguided and lied to - which swung it - I think it shows a real lack of naivety, empathy and a disdain for the less intelligent...
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    Reeling folk in on a serious topic and then going...

    Reeling folk in on a serious topic and then going too far, followed by the "you don't have a sense of humour!" line is a classic old man trope. What type of person does this on a such a firey topic?...
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    It's called balance. There are many critics as...

    It's called balance. There are many critics as well as proponents within the education sector. From your many (many, manyyyy) posts on this forum it's obvious balance and clarity is not something you...
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    Not sure how you can ever win with this one. ...

    Not sure how you can ever win with this one.

    Grade attainment heads upwards, folk shout "exams are getting easier! It wasn't like this in my day!"

    Grade attainment heads downwards, folk shout...
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    Poll: The only argument for not charging above 80% is...

    The only argument for not charging above 80% is that it takes significantly more electricity to do so. It's relatively quick to get any device with battery charged to around 80%, but it takes almost...
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    Poll: Sadly, for most products, it's necessary to still...

    Sadly, for most products, it's necessary to still do this to a new piece of hardware.

    Why? Simple: software no longer simply registers the battery depletion throughout use but instead has complex...
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    Most of this is reasonable advice, but premium...

    Most of this is reasonable advice, but premium bonds pay less and less over the years due to government changes in the percentage of total held money then awarded as 'prize' money. It's basically, on...
  25. I think this might be a nonsense assertion, my...

    I think this might be a nonsense assertion, my dear BrilloPad.

    Most contractors seem to have been ok with dividends + salary; in fact I myself am ok with the dividend tax and understand the need...
  26. Tax is what pays for public services and the...

    Tax is what pays for public services and the operation of democratic governments. The US-style obsession with low taxes but also tulip almost non-existent public services over there seems to be...
  27. I prefer to use Startpage.com - The world's most...

    I prefer to use Startpage.com - The world's most private search engine

    Unlike duckduckgo the website is good and by default it exclusively searches using google, unlike duckduckgo that also uses...
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    The main take away from the various articles...

    The main take away from the various articles seems to be that: Uber is set up as a tax evasion company.

    Officially, under international recognition rules of tax havens, the Netherlands and the UK...
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    This isn't permitted in Scotland, are you sure...

    This isn't permitted in Scotland, are you sure this is acceptable in England? They can't refuse any journey up here unless the passenger isn't sober enough to travel. Half of me thinks the rules are...
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    I think specifically focusing on the last decade...

    I think specifically focusing on the last decade is important. Just this morning in the FT (search for the link on google, if you don't subscribe, to view):


    UK north-south divide -
    UK region...
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    These pensioners will be receiving free or...

    These pensioners will be receiving free or heavily subsidised social care that is clearly worth from ten to a hundred times the figure stated.

    I'd be concentrating on what they'll be getting for...
  32. Thread: Man Flu!

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    It depends on severity of the condition, but...

    It depends on severity of the condition, but anti-viral medications are available in severe cases and are shown to reduce severity and duration of a viral illness, whilst preventing other...
  33. Thread: Man Flu!

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    A friend who is a GP part-time and works in...

    A friend who is a GP part-time and works in research as his main medical hobby said to me:

    "the gullible fools that buy this vicks stuff would be better using the same delivery method to spray a...
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    That's not what I meant at all. Private sector...

    That's not what I meant at all. Private sector IR35 decisions always existed, it's just who decides the determination is changing.

    If you're going to MVL, start it sooner rather than later
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    A more pertinent question is: What date do you...

    A more pertinent question is:

    What date do you expect the budget to be read out by the front man?

    This is the question that matters.
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    I have to second Cirrus in this case. The...

    I have to second Cirrus in this case.

    The frightening thing for me, who is registered in multiple countries but currently fully resident in Scotland, is that to a past foreigner it is obvious that...
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    Bingo.

    Bingo.
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    Lolz. It's definitely a different manifesto, the...

    Lolz. It's definitely a different manifesto, the summary points are different with quite a substantial focus on reversing the Conservative&Unionist's austerity package and continuous lies regarding...
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    The issue eluding you is that your comment is...

    The issue eluding you is that your comment is hierarchical and xenophobic on multiple levels, as it perpetuates the prejudice the visitors by ship had of them having found India. In addition it...
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    I purposefully avoided the personal slant,...

    I purposefully avoided the personal slant, preferring to call the opinion moronic and clearly misinformed.

    For clarification: A two-a-penny contractor is not simply an assertion of low day rate...
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    Well someone who works five minutes up the road...

    Well someone who works five minutes up the road cannot expense their bus fare so why should you!!!!!!!11111 Pay your taxis (sic) and stop milking it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111123456789
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    I'm not a Labour voter as I'm registered in...

    I'm not a Labour voter as I'm registered in Scotland, although I'm working in Norway and Austria for the most part now.

    The majority of the Labour manifesto changes are used throughout France,...
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    An utterly moronic example of the highest order;...

    An utterly moronic example of the highest order; congratulations.

    Contractors here don't work nearby to their home, they generally work away. The 2 year rule that applies to permanent staff,...
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    To become poorer you have to be poor first. You...

    To become poorer you have to be poor first. You aren't and you know it.

    I'm not a supporter of minimal taxes due to the fact we can see various public services crashing, but Tory public relations...
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    For clarity: I was reporting back what I was told...

    For clarity: I was reporting back what I was told by the individual and what they've been told by the MSP. Could be an agency-MSP fib, always difficult to tell in the circumstances.
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    It is generally the case that even with a very...

    It is generally the case that even with a very small majority Tory government the other parties won't arrange a coalition of multiple parties, even if the number would provide a large majority for...
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    The reason your approach doesn't work is because...

    The reason your approach doesn't work is because the get-out clauses for Cognizant, Tata, CGI and the other gangs are quite a lot of cash. Companies are signing 3/4/5 years deals with these people,...
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    And so it transpired: One person had already...

    And so it transpired: One person had already started working at Royal London in Manchester two weeks ago. They've been told this is their last day today.

    The other has been informed Royal London...
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    Some don't work, so you then allow certain...

    Some don't work, so you then allow certain scripts for that site. It's a one click effort to allow that sign. NoScript will still block CSS (cross-site scripting) and other nasties.

    You don't need...
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    Part of me thinks there is little need to worry...

    Part of me thinks there is little need to worry if you're a premium rate contractor.

    Clients don't want expensive contracts with WiPro, Tata, Cognizant, with complex lock-in terms and get out...
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