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    It could be different in England&Wales, but in...

    It could be different in England&Wales, but in Scotland the prosecution service progress cases based upon the merit of the case and level of evidence. The wishes of the victim or perpetrator aren't...
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    Who was this?

    Hopefully a member here has knocked this website up. Much like your mum.


    No Rights Employee
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    Reminds me of: No Rights Employee...

    Reminds me of:

    No Rights Employee
  4. Not true in Scotland. You can provide 4 weeks...

    Not true in Scotland. You can provide 4 weeks notice at any time on a rental and know you can leave. Some contracts include a 1/2/4 week notice period for reasons I don't understand. I prefer 0 day...
  5. If you haven't already met the team you'll be...

    If you haven't already met the team you'll be moving in to and the surrounding teams and managers then do that first at the new place. Trust your gut feeling after meeting everybody. Do this before...
  6. Thread: Economy

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    Probably the best way. I just have an...

    Probably the best way. I just have an overwhelming suspicion that the last financial crash and its suppressed aftermath will result in a real issue further down the line due to an unexpected event.
    ...
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    One thing that's clear is is that the number of...

    One thing that's clear is is that the number of gold bond issues and custom gold funds can't possibly exist. It's a bit like manuka honey:
    10 times more is sold than is factually produced. Why? It...
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    The incubation period and need for people to take...

    The incubation period and need for people to take time off will affect the economy. Normal colds, illnesses and flu may be mistaken for this and people will be encouraged to stay at home and rest...
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    Misinformation. There are indeed protests in...

    Misinformation.

    There are indeed protests in China and have been for many years. They are suppressed and very difficult to report on due to it being easy to limit VPN/TOR traffic from known...
  10. Thread: Economy

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    Economy

    It seems that the nCov19 virus spread and economic impact hasn't been priced in to financial markets to the full extent it should be.

    Not the black swan event, certainly, but if something else...
  11. Are you aware that the pension rules are likely...

    Are you aware that the pension rules are likely to imminently change?

    The 40% relief is likely to be abolished. Relief will be limited to the 20% band but, crucially, with other changes at play...
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    Thoughts? Don't buy one yet. If you can't...

    Thoughts? Don't buy one yet.

    If you can't afford it with your own savings, don't buy it. We are on the cusp of a change in the contractor world and also major change in the world of transport....
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    Dus this mean I can get diagnozed...

    </pscont mode>
    Dus this mean I can get diagnozed with flu in a train terminal and get meh pension early??? Then route it via Isle of (wo)Man to ensure no tax liability????
    </pscont mode off>

    ...
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    It'll take more than just 'incognito mode'. If...

    It'll take more than just 'incognito mode'. If you're using your broadband at home then DNS entry is often specific to your customer ID at the exchange; this is how your location is targeted via your...
  15. As if on queue, see today's Financial Times...

    As if on queue, see today's Financial Times article from the Professor of Engineering and Environment at Cambridge University:

    Subscribe to read | Financial Times

    "The only way to hit net zero...
  16. I think a balance is required between the two...

    I think a balance is required between the two extremes. Some people prefer routine, some prefer new experiences that challenge their perceptions. Having children is a major negative impact on climate...
  17. Thread: The end

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    I was under the impression that the off-payroll...

    I was under the impression that the off-payroll rules, depending on what is actually added to (from feedback) and implemented, could potentially mean a contract cannot be outside IR35 unless it's...
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    No, you're wrong. I was mis-advised by...

    No, you're wrong.

    I was mis-advised by NixonWilliams of this, as were many of their Scottish residents. I only realised their mistake last year when another NW customer in Edinburgh mentioned it...
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    NorthernLadetteUK: Are you sure your contract is...

    NorthernLadetteUK:
    Are you sure your contract is going to be ok?

    My understanding is that there is a shift for private and public sector towards removal of T&M (Time and Materials) to SoW...
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    If you don't understand compound charges or basic...

    If you don't understand compound charges or basic mathematics then go open an HL account.

    Otherwise open any account from the well known providers excluding HL. Why: high charges and costs over...
  21. Absolutely. The very definition of a place with...

    Absolutely. The very definition of a place with 99% permietractors.

    Pre 2008 there was much less of that, although I would describe the atmosphere as completely toxic. If RBS disappeared entirely...
  22. As were I and my team when we walked out of two...

    As were I and my team when we walked out of two banks a month ago when they decided to go down the bully-boy alpha male "you have no choice" route.

    To be fair, as per one of GoTarbera's recent...
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    HSBC systems are just one above RBS' in terms of...

    HSBC systems are just one above RBS' in terms of sprawling legacy undocumented fare.

    I lost access during the financial crash to my trading accounts at two well known institutions, apparently a...
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    Acquiring a new smartphone with the same phone...

    Acquiring a new smartphone with the same phone number isn't a 3 minute process, so the point remains. I can tell you don't work in the Security field, as the interface for the site via an app is...
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    I echo the £85k sentiment, as it's something I...

    I echo the £85k sentiment, as it's something I worry about too when shifting money to a main account in lieu of it being sent onwards to savings accounts.

    I need to move from HSBC due to their...
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    I think this poster may be in the bucket of...

    I think this poster may be in the bucket of people, such as myself, who have problems viewing past payments in the HMRC portal. We were all advised to wait until mid January, but I see it's still not...
  27. Another useless post from BR14. This isn't...

    Another useless post from BR14. This isn't General; why derail an otherwise useful thread?

    Mods...?
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    "More and more less?" A moreless future for us...

    "More and more less?"

    A moreless future for us all!
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    They don't pay the appropriate amount of tax...

    They don't pay the appropriate amount of tax based on profit, given that their profit calculations are based on fancy offshore 'services' deductions and the like. They treat their warehouse staff...
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    My understanding is that if you've had a pension...

    My understanding is that if you've had a pension opened in the last 4 years then that's all that matters; if push comes to shove I could put the money in the existing pension and then transfer it all...
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    Pension Contributions - Closing Company

    I thought it may be a wise idea to post this query as I suspect it could be a better option for many over MVL.

    I'm a Director of multiple companies in the UK but have £200k in one particular...
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    How much money is involved in this MVL? For...

    How much money is involved in this MVL?

    For service and cost balance Maslins seems the obvious choice to me. I've only heard good things.
  33. I suppose the main question is: are you currently...

    I suppose the main question is: are you currently invoicing this day rate or are you on the bench? It's going to take a stroke of luck to get people on this rate and above off the bench in the near...
  34. Until you get unwell, as you are wont to do as...

    Until you get unwell, as you are wont to do as you age. It's a young persons country in this respect and especially so for incoming workers without the financial capital of the US baby boomer...
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    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...
  37. 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?
  38. 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...
  41. 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...
  45. 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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