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    Very simple. Use a proper, non-dodgy umbrella...

    Very simple.

    Use a proper, non-dodgy umbrella company. Contractor Umbrella has a very good reputation here from people who have used them.
  2. Absolutely no idea, those TLAs are more for the...

    Absolutely no idea, those TLAs are more for the immigration forum than here I think.
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    Dagnabit! That twice! Sorry folks. :(

    Dagnabit! That twice!

    Sorry folks. :(
  4. Thread: Underpaid tax??

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    The only suspicion I have is that contractors are...

    The only suspicion I have is that contractors are going to drop their accountants for their ‘employers’ but still have to deal with the nuance of tax. Let’s face it - agencies will never see...
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    Today you are, which is why you should get every...

    Today you are, which is why you should get every contract checked by QDOS or B&C to confirm that it's outside IR35.

    It's also up to you to show that you are outside IR35 while in contract.
  6. Thread: Underpaid tax??

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    Ooh, this could be a problem that raises it's...

    Ooh, this could be a problem that raises it's ugly head next year. It's one I hadn't really thought of.

    What does it say in your .gov tax portal? I'll take a look at mine but keep us posted on the...
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    Sticky: Big Blue Plymouth. Trolling Professional...

    Big Blue Plymouth.

    Trolling Professional forums.

    We're looking at you, don't make us take more of an interest than we have already.

    7 day ban.
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    Contact HMRC directly find out from them - go...

    Contact HMRC directly find out from them - go back to your previous correspondence and find the contact details there, don't use anything from the letter.
  9. I think that a deep breath is called for on all...

    I think that a deep breath is called for on all sides....
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    Good luck with that - even I would undercut you...

    Good luck with that - even I would undercut you and still be happy for less than that.

    Really, there are an awful lot of contractors who are going to be benched while they find that 'golden'...
  11. I would imagine that in real life your appeal...

    I would imagine that in real life your appeal will only take you as far as the client's termination of your contract.

    There'll be others out there happy to pick up where you left off, just inside...
  12. Thread: Friend Request

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    Only in the Brexit Forum, Dear... :hug:

    Only in the Brexit Forum, Dear...

    :hug:
  13. Thread: Friend Request

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    Good grief, really? That was a 'thing' about 8...

    Good grief, really?

    That was a 'thing' about 8 years ago. I have a few friends (shown by '+' against their names) but many have wandered off CUK and have real lives.
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    You posted this in General. In General. In...

    You posted this in General.

    In General.

    In General.

    No poster is going to be banned for forthright opinions here.
  15. Public Sector contracts are only worth it if...

    Public Sector contracts are only worth it if there's a short commute involved.
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    Have you thought about what you will do if they...

    Have you thought about what you will do if they deem you inside IR35?
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    And that's before you see this mythical contract...

    And that's before you see this mythical contract - God knows what would have been in it...
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    OTOH I had an old fashioned dentist who took one...

    OTOH I had an old fashioned dentist who took one look at my X-rays, stuck me with a needle, cracked both teeth with something resembling a nut cracker instrument of torture and pulled them out then...
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    Although I wonder about the word ‘likely’...

    Although I wonder about the word ‘likely’...
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    I’ve investigated further and you are correct. ...

    I’ve investigated further and you are correct.

    The horse’s mouth is here Rules for off-payroll working from April 2020 - GOV.UK

    And the official definition of a small company is 50 employees or...
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    The small company still has the onus of the new...

    The small company still has the onus of the new IR35 legislation, the same as agencies.
  22. A reasonable number I reckon. Let’s hope it’s as...

    A reasonable number I reckon. Let’s hope it’s as high as 10% outside.
  23. Thread: IR35 Myths

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    Sticky: Thinking further though, how many agents will be...

    Thinking further though, how many agents will be happy knowing that they will only get a part of the contractor, not the whole 37.5 hours?
  24. Thread: IR35 Myths

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    Sticky: But agents are using this as the sole reason for...

    But agents are using this as the sole reason for putting a contractor outside of IR35* and I think that many contractors will believe this to be the case.

    (*Or more to the point, getting...
  25. We don’t know what the percentage will be and you...

    We don’t know what the percentage will be and you can’t use the Public Sector to judge the effect on the Private Sector, the Public Sector and HMRC have the same paymaster after all.
  26. A very good question. Quiet words in ears perhaps?

    A very good question. Quiet words in ears perhaps?
  27. Yep, I had. :emb

    Yep, I had. :emb
  28. Only for the tax post April 2020 I would think?

    Only for the tax post April 2020 I would think?
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    What did I say about keeping your nose clean and...

    What did I say about keeping your nose clean and not annoying the mods?
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    It’s an average rate for business analysts - we...

    It’s an average rate for business analysts - we don’t know what you do.
  31. There is anecdotal evidence that HMRC are going...

    There is anecdotal evidence that HMRC are going after contractors who switch from outside to inside IR35 with the same client, but there’s probably a load of contractors like that.

    So it’s...
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    She's right. I'll bet she's regretting...

    She's right.


    I'll bet she's regretting mentoring you now.
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    The ghosts in the machine of EBT schemes and all...

    The ghosts in the machine of EBT schemes and all the others were considered a little too real in 2005 (ooh look - I caught the glimpse of an apparition in 2010......
  34. Thread: IR35 Myths

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    Sticky: IR35 Myths

    Just had a rather alarming conversation with someone who has had advice from a client that is incorrect from a 'traditional' (pre 06/04/20) IR35 pov.

    So - myth No.1:

    No, just having multiple...
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    This is where my October post will be coming...

    This is where my October post will be coming from.

    I won't be telling people they should move to ensure that their last payment needs to be before 5th April 2020, but they need to be aware of the...
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    Well... that as well. But I stand by my...

    Well... that as well.

    But I stand by my original comment!
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    Rubbish accountant. When benched I use my...

    Rubbish accountant.

    When benched I use my laptop to improve the company documentation, training, sort out my company accounts (that the accountant should realise) and all that stuff.


    Idiot -...
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    This. December 31st comes from some people...

    This.

    December 31st comes from some people thinking that you will have been assessed between Jan and March, but my date would have been around the middle/end of Feb depending on timesheet...
  39. :laugh :popcorn::popcorn:

    :laugh :popcorn::popcorn:
  40. Thread: Wot I missed?

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    :yay: :hug:

    :yay: :hug:
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    Oh - and to the OP - treat like your own laptop...

    Oh - and to the OP - treat like your own laptop and make sure you don't damage it in the first place.

    (How many have you got through until now??)
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    What??? I would have logged an incident 2...

    What???

    I would have logged an incident 2 minutes after being given that pile of junk! What the hell was he thinking?!?
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    Just to be clear, you won’t be paid for the time...

    Just to be clear, you won’t be paid for the time you don’t work even if they keep you on.
  44. It certainly looks like it.

    It certainly looks like it.
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    *Wanders in* *Checks forum title* *Wanders...

    *Wanders in*

    *Checks forum title*

    *Wanders out*
  46. Thread: Day rate

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    Nothing unusual with that contract. You have to...

    Nothing unusual with that contract. You have to figure out your travel time before you sign and decide whether you want to commute or stay over (with WFH on Monday’s/Fridays if the client agrees).
    ...
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    And not only contractors but Permies/promotions...

    And not only contractors but Permies/promotions too.
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    I can't hit retirement soon enough.

    I can't hit retirement soon enough.
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    No negativity from me. I’m just here to enjoy...

    No negativity from me.

    I’m just here to enjoy the :popcorn::popcorn::popcorn:
  50. Thread: FOB Contract

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    Read this, particularly the 2nd post. ...

    Read this, particularly the 2nd post.

    https://www.contractoruk.com/forums/ir35-reform/129193-forced-into-contracting-read.html

    £100pd is minimum wage - literally, you'll be getting a little...
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