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    aplogies for putting the frighterners on. i4 does...

    aplogies for putting the frighterners on. i4 does look legit.
    Just the wording of your original post set alarm bells ringing.

    worth a look at other threads on here as some umbrellas are better...
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    Sounds like you're a bit stuck but in more ways...

    Sounds like you're a bit stuck but in more ways than you think.
    You will only be entitled to 80% of the base salary/minimum wage. And you will need to be furloughed completely to get that.

    More...
  3. Thread: Face Masks WTF!

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    What competition??? The rest of the world are...

    What competition??? The rest of the world are china’s customers. Nobody else builds anything.
    Not the dumbest conspiracy I’ve read about the virus, but it’s up there.
  4. If you want to walk why not just self-isolate?...

    If you want to walk why not just self-isolate?
    At the end of the day there is no slave trade. They can't make you work. They worst they can do is withhold payment.
    If you don't want to do something...
  5. got this today fropm Gorilla

    got this today fropm Gorilla
  6. Agree with what the others have said but also...

    Agree with what the others have said but also draw your attention to the highlighted bit.
    Your IR35 status has got sweet f*** all to do with your client. If you want to flounce then simply say it's...
  7. Well yes. Let's be clear though. The giovernment...

    Well yes. Let's be clear though. The giovernment may well declare the crisis over and stop all financial help after 6 months. We'll be suffering the economic damage for 20 years though. This whole...
  8. a real business, with employees and all the rest,...

    a real business, with employees and all the rest, will gain some help from the government. They will be able to retain their furloughed staff with an 80% wage subsidy. They will also get relief on...
  9. The point of substitution is about your right to...

    The point of substitution is about your right to put one in.
    The likelihood of you finding someone suitable is immaterial for the purposes of IR35.
    If you answered the question knowing (well...
  10. Is a lively hood where you go to party with...

    Is a lively hood where you go to party with gangsters?
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    I think Woohoo makes a good point. Here is a...

    I think Woohoo makes a good point.
    Here is a journalist who agrees mostly https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/The-evidence-on-Covid-19-is-not-as-clear-as-we-think

    In summary. We're a long way...
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    Fixed price... yes I agree.. Every time I offer...

    Fixed price... yes I agree..
    Every time I offer fixed price the client thinks (correctly) that I'll add more $$$$ to cover those additional risks. So they refuse it.
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    STOP THE PRESS: You can claim both.

    STOP THE PRESS: You can claim both.
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    What type exactly do you mean?

    What type exactly do you mean?
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    yes. But's a financial risk of the client/agency...

    yes. But's a financial risk of the client/agency going bust. Not a financial risk of you running your business.
    I'm just not sure that the financial risk element works for PSCs an in IR35 context.
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    I'm just not even sure why you'd think this was...

    I'm just not even sure why you'd think this was going to be a problem. Most businesses rent commercial property You run a business don't you?
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    the only "investment" I'd consider for my company...

    the only "investment" I'd consider for my company would be gold sovereigns.

    The reason being that they are legal tender and might possibly avoid any of the complications of yourCO becoming an...
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    financial risk requries to be at risk of losing...

    financial risk requries to be at risk of losing money (ie. negative profit), not losing revenue. And no, accountancy fees and salary don't count.
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    if you can prove that in a tax tribunal, and that...

    if you can prove that in a tax tribunal, and that it is "not being controlled" rather than ripping off your client then you're good ;)
    Wouldn't it be marvelous if all it took was to prove to the tax...
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    The thing about WFH is that it *could*...

    The thing about WFH is that it *could* demonstrate a lack of control, if the contractor chooses to work where he/she wants and the location is not dictated by the client.
    Arguably, now that everyone...
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    GDPR isn't much help when it's an assessment of a...

    GDPR isn't much help when it's an assessment of a business relationship.
    GDPR isn't much help when the client has a valid right to retain the information (which they do).
  22. Thread: Contract notice

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    yes, but as the contract will be terminated 20...

    yes, but as the contract will be terminated 20 days after notice served, the only reasonable period is within those 20 days.
  23. Indeed. In fact applying for credit as a...

    Indeed. In fact applying for credit as a contractor has nothing to do with a PAYE salary unless you’re lying about your status.
    Day rate and trading history is sufficient.
  24. Thread: Blanket ban

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    Keep us posted then. Is it in 2 weeks that you'll...

    Keep us posted then. Is it in 2 weeks that you'll know for definite?

    And less name calling in the profession forums if you please.
  25. Thread: Blanket ban

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    Hope is all you've got. They're far too busy with...

    Hope is all you've got. They're far too busy with the imminent demise of their entire business model to worry about your personal tax situation.
  26. Because someone told them it makes an ir35...

    Because someone told them it makes an ir35 investigation less likely.
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    probably a bigger worry is anyone who has more...

    probably a bigger worry is anyone who has more than £85k in the same bank. No protection for anything over that.
    Anyone with a decent warchest will/should have multiple accounts.
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    surely moving bank is a lot less cost and easier...

    surely moving bank is a lot less cost and easier to do?
    I wouldn't consider moving my accounts as that's a right pain in the arse.

    I am in the same boat with Cater Allen. But I can download the...
  29. Thread: VDSL bonding

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    as eek says. You need both ends. ISPs used to...

    as eek says. You need both ends. ISPs used to offer muli-link PPP (MLPPP) for a premium price. Not seen it for years though as they'd trather sell you a 100Mb/s fixed circuit for a few £k per month....
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    apart from GAAR makes some avoidance illegal as...

    apart from GAAR makes some avoidance illegal as well. It's no longer as clear cut.
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    I had an interview for a cloud migration. The...

    I had an interview for a cloud migration. The description had agile on it. So I learnt about 10 agile buzzwords to then find out that they meant flexible working.....
    Bizarrely they wouldn't allow...
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    it's not as bad in infastructure/cloud as 'agile'...

    it's not as bad in infastructure/cloud as 'agile' means home working (no I don't get it either).

    So they still use traditional PMs (traditional PM being the sort who think that nine women can make...
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    The individual's opinion is now in contradiction...

    The individual's opinion is now in contradiction to the client's opinion.
    Fighting a case with HMRC without the client's backing is not wise IMO...
  34. Thread: IR35 Insolvency

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    FTFY

    FTFY
  35. fake news

    fake news
  36. Yes it is a real thing. It is notice of...

    Yes it is a real thing. It is notice of termination.
    It is not notice to contine paying even if no work is done.
    I provdie notice of termination of the contract. If that's one month, it means that...
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    as with most MS outages.... it very rarely...

    as with most MS outages.... it very rarely affects everyone. Their architecture is broadly distributed.
  38. All British Citizens Entitled to claim £100 pound a day to stay at home

    All British Citizens Entitled to claim £100 pound a day to stay at home to avoid spread of COVID-19 novel Coronavirus starting from March 17, 2020. The Government grant pay is accessible to all no...
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    GAAR !!!!!

    GAAR !!!!!
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    that is very specifically for equipment bought...

    that is very specifically for equipment bought for the purposes of that contract.
    Also note that it requires you (the contractor) to purchase itr before being paid by the client.

    This question is...
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    by the time you can do that again the market...

    by the time you can do that again the market might have corrected (probably not as the market's going to get fooked as well)
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    cobblers. When I left the NHS I was paid well...

    cobblers.

    When I left the NHS I was paid well above statutory minimum (approx eight times higher if I recall). Nothing to do with golden anything. Nothing exceptional. No toruble. No threat of...
  43. Thread: Holiday DOOM

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    Never mind your summer holiday. My last 2 weeks...

    Never mind your summer holiday. My last 2 weeks skiing of the season are now cancelled.
  44. Thread: Mods Delete

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    you'd be better off editing it to something...

    you'd be better off editing it to something informative, amusing, or ....




    EDIT: oops. just spotted it's NLUK. Ignore me. :laugh
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    stop messing about. You're over-thinking it. And...

    stop messing about. You're over-thinking it. And you seem to understand it.

    Pay the whole lot as dividends (minus any expenses, accountancy fees etc).
    You'll have to pay 32.5% tax on the top 6k...
  46. I'm not sure your second sentence is even...

    I'm not sure your second sentence is even remotely accurate.
    Possibly crooks, but not MSP. There's quite bit more to being an MSP that are beyond an unusual/unnecessary method of paying HMRC
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    pretty much this. There is no limit on what you...

    pretty much this.
    There is no limit on what you can offer as redundancy. The statutory minimums are just that, a minimum.
    the NHS pay a month for every year.

    I'd be asking the accountant...
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    I know a guy who does this. All you'll need is a...

    I know a guy who does this.
    All you'll need is a clean driving license and enough cash to get you train/bus fares.
    Pay is tulip but you get to see a lot of the country and drive some nice cars...
  49. Poll: can't change users' keyboards from home

    can't change users' keyboards from home
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    close the LTD and go direct with a new one. ...

    close the LTD and go direct with a new one.


    EDIT: just seen last update. Good luck. The agency will likely want the client to pony up something.
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