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  1. About to subcontract some work for the first time - query on contracts

    Greets

    Got the business into a position where I have won some work direct with a long standing client. I can't do the work myself so have lined up someone to do this. Just after some pointers to...
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    I hope were not referring to the same thing. ...

    I hope were not referring to the same thing. This hasn't been advertised as far as I am aware...
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    Accommodation - Croydon

    Shortly embarking on some bits of work for large Govt client in the area. Can anyone share any accommodation recommendations? Just don't know the area at all.

    Criteria are:
    1. Will need to...
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    I should have added that its for my daughter :-) ...

    I should have added that its for my daughter :-) I'd never buy any Apple product for myself! I've tried to stop my kids turning into iSheep but I've had to give in to the pressure. I've even...
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    IPSE Currys/PC World rewards

    Anyone used these before? I'm trying to save a chunk on a Macbook. Do they only have a limited number of vouchers or something? When I try and order some, site says there are "not enough vouchers...
  6. Thread: Skiing

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    I did a long weekend in Solden about 4 years ago...

    I did a long weekend in Solden about 4 years ago on a lads trip. Bit of a party town. Skiing was pretty good also from what little of it I remember! The skiing/snow scenes in Spectre (Bond) were...
  7. The situation finally got sorted out. I've...

    The situation finally got sorted out. I've managed to sign a new contract with the original client B so no problems.
  8. Trouble is, Client B will continue to be doing...

    Trouble is, Client B will continue to be doing work for big client A and have been doing work for them for many years. If I went back under client C, I would probably end up sitting with Client B...
  9. Restrictive covenant in contract and tricky situation

    Hi All

    Found myself in tricky situation through no fault of anyone's really:-

    Been working for client A (large multinational) since May through client B (reasonable sized consultancy). Work...
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    Pembrokeshire, SW Wales. Work in Somerset and...

    Pembrokeshire, SW Wales. Work in Somerset and Berkshire. Don't ask why but put it this way, I know the M4 pretty well. Not away all week.
  11. Thread: Cryptocurrency

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    Wagerr

    Doesn't seem to be any posts in this thread about Wagerr coin. Anybody got any views on this? Seems like a great application. People will always be betting and nobody really likes bookies.
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    :rollin::rollin::rollin:

    :rollin::rollin::rollin:
  13. If its of any benefit, I recently needed to look...

    If its of any benefit, I recently needed to look for a room and the first place I went to was spareroom.com. Worked well for me. I went to see several places before I decided as there are all...
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    I went for Hikvision. Just got one of the bullet...

    I went for Hikvision. Just got one of the bullet cameras. Has been very reliable in a year and half of use. PoE is great way to go. Just make sure you get up to date firmware as Hik have had some...
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    All good advice. I forgot to add that I have...

    All good advice. I forgot to add that I have checked it myself thoroughly. It was just the IR35 check that I was referring to.
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    Contracts with 'Reply' group

    Close to starting a contract with part of the organisation above. Contract that has been sent through only yesterday all looks to be good from an IR35 POV (Master agreement, schedule of work,...
  17. Sticky: 10 years is coming to an end. Apols. Should have...

    10 years is coming to an end. Apols. Should have clarified that. I've just had a long conversation with large agency who are putting me forward for a role. They say they can actually hold the...
  18. Sticky: I've trawled through this thread as best I can...

    I've trawled through this thread as best I can but can't really find a suitable answer to the query I have.............

    I'm just out of contract and am applying for new contracts. I have a valid...
  19. Nope. Even if it was payable, I don't think I'd...

    Nope. Even if it was payable, I don't think I'd need to pay any as the place is vacant.
  20. I had to pay the surcharge anyway because I...

    I had to pay the surcharge anyway because I didn't sell my other house. Paid the surcharge on the whole value of the new place I bought which amounted to a lot of stamp duty! Thanks for the link.
  21. Houses with an annex - Multiple Dwellings Relief

    Just found out I can get a load of stamp duty back on the place I bought last year because it has an annex. Knew nothing about this relief until recently and certainly knew nothing about it at...
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    Inside/Outside IR35 comparison

    ...so not an easy thing to do judging by previous discussion. Many variables. I am trying to weigh up £670pd outside (caught by 24 month rule) against £800pd inside. Both can be considered to have...
  23. I think you mean Wales v France. Wales Ireland...

    I think you mean Wales v France. Wales Ireland this weekend.
  24. You may wish to take a look at this hot off the...

    You may wish to take a look at this hot off the press: https://www.contractoruk.com/news/0013428ir35_reform_coming_sooner_not_later_says_hmrc.html?utm_source=NL&utm_medium=News&utm_campaign=IR35
    ...
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    Many thanks for this. It seems that 'Bed and...

    Many thanks for this. It seems that 'Bed and Breakfasting' is the practice of taking a loan, repaying it and then taking it out again. This is not my intention. It would be purely to take it out...
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    No. I should have made that clearer. It would...

    No. I should have made that clearer. It would be a "loan to participators" as the CyclingProgrammer pointed out earlier in the thread.
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    Reading this whole thread with interest. I'd...

    Reading this whole thread with interest. I'd like to make a loan to my spouse who is also a shareholder but not a director. My accountant seems to think there will be BIK and NI issues doing this...
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    I did CISSP with Firebrand nr Cambridge. Not...

    I did CISSP with Firebrand nr Cambridge. Not cheap but got the qual in 7 days of hard slog. The exam was like voluntary hanging.
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    Totally agree with this. Even better than BTL is...

    Totally agree with this. Even better than BTL is holiday let if you are in area of the country where it is decent to do this. I have holiday let a place this year for the first time. Got punters...
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    I'll try next time! Must try harder. This is the...

    I'll try next time! Must try harder. This is the second time you've picked me up on this.
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    One thing thats been overlooked here are the...

    One thing thats been overlooked here are the financial risk type questions that are asked. Providing evidence of financial risk was the difference betwen in and out on a contract that I am involved...
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    Wizball - Commodore 64 circa 1986/7 ish Echo the...

    Wizball - Commodore 64 circa 1986/7 ish
    Echo the Dolphin - Sega Megadrive late '80's.
    Skool Daze 2 - Spectrum 48 mid 80's.
  33. Thread: Cheeky Welsh

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    I'm Welsh and have no idea why people in Wales...

    I'm Welsh and have no idea why people in Wales voted to leave. I also work in the SW of England and have no idea why they did either.
  34. I still don't get how these public sector clients...

    I still don't get how these public sector clients can be happy making accurate determinations of status without understanding how the potential supplier operates (financial risk generally). It must...
  35. Boom - just had confirmation from client that...

    Boom - just had confirmation from client that they assess the engagement as outside IR35. It was itchy bum time for about 3 weeks waiting for this. Good to know that you can be outside IR35 if you...
  36. Yep! I'll remember next time too :-)

    Yep! I'll remember next time too :-)
  37. Yep totally agree. I've already told the client...

    Yep totally agree. I've already told the client that I am willing to provide my copy of the tool output completed prior to starting the engagement but you've given me the impetus to spell it out a...
  38. Interesting post and the situation you find...

    Interesting post and the situation you find yourself in is one that I am hoping that I don't also find myself in shortly.
    I am waiting for a decision from the end client on the status of my...
  39. Contract review - still necessary for PS gig?

    Potentially signing a contract in the PS tomorrow. Client has agreed that gig is outside IR35 but not formally stated this yet. What's the view on getting contracts reviewed independently now? ...
  40. I had a similar situation with this one. I was...

    I had a similar situation with this one. I was fortunate enough to be working with the client to answer the questions (the way it should be) rather than let them do it by themselves.

    So the...
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    I don't think this is a good news story. Through...

    I don't think this is a good news story. Through my current contract based away from home I have become good friends with a Greek dentist who has moved to the UK to begin to carve out a new life for...
  42. Thread: Paying Salary

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    You can't do that. Salary belongs to you,...

    You can't do that. Salary belongs to you, business savings belong to the Ltd company. Do what NLUK suggests....
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    Interesting post. I would hope Google would...

    Interesting post. I would hope Google would patch this quickly. SMB quite topical right now.
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    Yep total agree after reading up a bit about this...

    Yep total agree after reading up a bit about this yesterday. 'Spousal exemption' conditions seem to be firmly in place and not going anywhere.
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    Thanks for the clarification. The blog seems to...

    Thanks for the clarification. The blog seems to have disappeared this morning. Perhaps if was out of date information published by mistake. If I get any more news, I'll update.
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    Section 660A - Changes on the horizon?

    Is anyone aware of what is happening with respect to Income Shifting legislation? My accountant has blogged about this recently but its unclear to me what is changing and when any changes may come...
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    I've found some earlier threads about them (from...

    I've found some earlier threads about them (from 2013 ish). Just wondered if anyone has more recent experience.
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    Contractor Mortgages Made Easy

    Hi

    Does anyone have any experience of using the above either good or bad? Just after some feedback from someone who has used their services. Looking into getting a mortgage sorted. Happy for a...
  49. Thread: DSTL

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    I can second this. I haven't worked for DSTL but...

    I can second this. I haven't worked for DSTL but I did used to work for QinetiQ (and DERA before this). DERA split into QinetiQ and DSTL. Probably very interesting work, very smart (but...
  50. Thread: Working at risk

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    Just thought I'd provide an update to close off...

    Just thought I'd provide an update to close off the thread. Not going in on Monday until everything is sorted out. Client understands, I'm happy. I can get to do some work on the house now :-) ...
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