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    Thanks all - I did send a message simply thanking...

    Thanks all - I did send a message simply thanking the interviewer per some of the advice on here and received a connection request, so now time to move on.

    I've been around a bit and played the...
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    That's a brilliant idea - thank you. Slightly...

    That's a brilliant idea - thank you. Slightly passive-aggressive, but ultimately it's a thank you note for the opportunity, but flags up that I gave my stance from the outset.
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    WWYD? - Recruiter misbehaving

    Treading cautiously on this board, but thought I'd canvas opinion on what to do about a recruiter that I think may have misrepresented my application for a permie role.

    I've recently been flirting...
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    I cannot see the government letting company...

    I cannot see the government letting company directors walk away from a bounce-back loan unpaid. Otherwise it seems wide-open to abuse (or more open to abuse than it already has been!).

    However,...
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    Anyone else bought into the hype that is SYME...

    Anyone else bought into the hype that is SYME (Supply@Me Capital)?

    Wouldn't normally touch penny stocks, but the noise got me overexcited and bought at .26p - worked out well so far, although now...
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    Varies slightly by industry, but insurance it's...

    Varies slightly by industry, but insurance it's £60-70k perm, £500pd, assuming London-based.

    However, outlook for contracting is pretty bleak. Based on current market conditions, I wouldn't be...
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    Quick - time to transfer your house ownership...

    Quick - time to transfer your house ownership into the limited company....
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    Currently in contract until November, but Perm is...

    Currently in contract until November, but Perm is look very appealing in the current climate.

    Already starting to look at the market and apply to the odd perm role that appeals. Would like to...
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    Thank you - I will give the course a go. ...

    Thank you - I will give the course a go.

    Indeed - no interest in moving into a more technical role or become a SQL magician, just some of the BA roles I would ordinarily apply for are now more...
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    Now you lost me.

    Now you lost me.
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    I see what you did there.

    I see what you did there.
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    Learn SQL - Recommendations?

    Can anyone give me recommendations for online courses to learn SQL from home? Bonus points if on completion it carries some form of accreditation I can put on my CV.

    Currently in a very good...
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    BBL is giving me serious FOMO (Fear of Missing...

    BBL is giving me serious FOMO (Fear of Missing Out).

    Read this thread with interest. I am in a contract until end of November, which will take me to 18 months, and has gone very well, thank you. ...
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    Furlough my Wife?

    Time to consider furloughing the wife, who's an employee of my limited company.

    Where do I claim? :banana:
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    I've been in the same gig since May last year,...

    I've been in the same gig since May last year, and was determined as outside IR35 in January. However, company has been dragging it's feet on the contract, and I'm still awaiting a revised contract...
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    Outrageous. Fail to see how this helps anyone...

    Outrageous. Fail to see how this helps anyone given the damage has already been done...

    All I see is prolonged uncertainty for contractors and more months of in/out shenanigans.

    I guess it's...
  17. BA, London Insurance Market, current outside IR35...

    BA, London Insurance Market, current outside IR35 gig which is remaining so for the foreseeable. (Contractors assessed individually, and I was determined outside).

    Watching from a distance...
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    - What is the typical property purchase process...

    - What is the typical property purchase process timing?
    How long is a piece of string... Anywhere from 3-9 months is typical timescale (but has been known to be quicker, and take longer. All...
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    218.5 days - first full year contracting, and...

    218.5 days - first full year contracting, and quite possibly my last...; two contracts - one I'm enjoying, one I loathed with a passion (boredom).
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    I hope I don't sound arrogant if I say I am...

    I hope I don't sound arrogant if I say I am crucial to the current project I am on - ideal skillset, and very much a key man dependency on me. That hasn't always been the case - my last contract was...
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    As stated, that's assuming outside. Now add to...

    As stated, that's assuming outside.

    Now add to that, the permie gets a bonus, gets paid if he's sick, gets paid holiday, gets a pension contribution and has guaranteed work even in quiet periods....
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    IR35 Questionnaire

    Another contractor here being asked to complete a questionnaire regarding current engagement so that my client can make an accurate IR35 determination (the email cutely signed off with: "Any...
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    My rate is 5-600 per day. I'd bite someone's...

    My rate is 5-600 per day.

    I'd bite someone's nadgers off for £80k PAYE.

    The rate you are considering is an effective paycut once all factors taken into consideration.
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    They don't. The Financial Ombudsman Service is a...

    They don't. The Financial Ombudsman Service is a fantastic service, and is a free, impartial adjudicator that we are lucky to have.

    Their reviews will inevitably be skewed as only those receiving...
  25. Thread: IR35 Baby

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    Thank you both. Does sound as if she'd be...

    Thank you both.

    Does sound as if she'd be better off starting new job regardless and claiming statutory maternity allowance - nothing to pay from ltd. company, and £139/week for 9 months -...
  26. Thread: IR35 Baby

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    IR35 Baby

    What are the rules around maternity pay for spouses who receive an income/dividends through a limited company? I do not want to ask my accountant at this stage for obvious reasons...

    My wife...
  27. Thread: The end

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    Youngsters have it hard these days, but...

    Youngsters have it hard these days, but presumably income support will boost him to an acceptable living wage...?
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    Unlikely to go under when they're getting Money...

    Unlikely to go under when they're getting Money For Nothing.
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    Thank you for the replies all - that's helpful. ...

    Thank you for the replies all - that's helpful.

    It's not a vast, vast difference in take-home, especially when consider the confusing IR35 burden is lifted, but I think it's enough to tip the...
  30. £18/month for use of a home office. +1 for an...

    £18/month for use of a home office.

    +1 for an accountant will be best to guide you on this, and definitely worth their monthly fee.
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    Afraid this is lost on me...!

    Afraid this is lost on me...!
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    IR35 - Tell Me What to Do!

    OK, slightly facetious title, but I've eyeballed a lot of threads recently all with the variation of the theme Option 1 - Perm role; Option 2 - Contract Role, an I've come to the conclusion that I...
  33. Thread: Boom! (I think)

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    Boom! (I think)

    Just had another 6 month renewal offered at current client. Contract was reviewed in May and deemed outside of IR35 (working practices would seem to be aligned in my opinion). Offer of renewal came...
  34. No - London number (020 3) - and it came across...

    No - London number (020 3) - and it came across well polished... not your usual blagger.
  35. You've probably already made up your mind, and...

    You've probably already made up your mind, and ultimately it's your call, but I'll share my experience as similar position to you:


    September 2018 - almost aged 32, left £60k perm job on my...
  36. Note to self: search forums before posting. In...

    Note to self: search forums before posting.

    In summary: annuity is a bad idea for contractors. Don't do it.
  37. Taking an Annuity rather than Dividends - Scam/Loan Charge mk2?

    A London number has been persistently phoning me for the last month and leaving messages from "Contractor Team UK".

    Answered the call today, and it was essentially a bit of a sales pitch for...
  38. Thread: Warchests

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    I think that's industry/location dependent. I'm...

    I think that's industry/location dependent. I'm a BA and seek a minimum of £500/day, and I'm not especially experienced/brilliant, but work in London in FS. I'm probably at the lower end of the...
  39. It's not a problem - I'm a PCP fiend and have...

    It's not a problem - I'm a PCP fiend and have financed some overpriced metal over the years, and never been any issues with acceptance, even when I've probably stretched myself to the limit (I've...
  40. £80k, and decent benefits package, and plenty of...

    £80k, and decent benefits package, and plenty of flexibility or based outside of London.

    Currently on £500 p/d, and happy doing what I'm doing, but I'm not wedded to being a contractor - if the...
  41. Thread: Casplus Chaos

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    Casplus Chaos

    Cashplus in absolute chaos at the moment: Challenger bank Cashplus hit with tech difficulties as customers locked out of accounts

    For anyone looking for a business banking provider, I would urge...
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    Interview them, just like you would a potential...

    Interview them, just like you would a potential employee... What matters to you most?

    When I first went contracting (by accident), I panicked and went with the recruiter's recommendation...
  43. What happens if current gig is not within cycling...

    What happens if current gig is not within cycling distance, but core part of my limited company's strategy is to find a gig circa 15 miles from home, which I might attempt to cycle if conditions are...
  44. I had the same dilemma in reverse at a similar...

    I had the same dilemma in reverse at a similar time of life.... Was in a cushy local perm role, but wanted to relocate and buy a bigger property to be in a nicer area, better schools etc. for my...
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    Strange, as mine are guessed correctly, unless...

    Strange, as mine are guessed correctly, unless I've never used the vendor previously....
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    Halifax love contractors. 48 * 5 * current daily...

    Halifax love contractors. 48 * 5 * current daily rate to work out the salary they will take into account for a contractor (yes, it's generous). The only proviso is you need at least a month...
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    Leave. At the earliest opportunity. My last...

    Leave. At the earliest opportunity.

    My last contract made me realise money isn't everything. I was in the same boat - no work, good money, although job was City-based. I was absolutely...
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    Insurable interest is going to be an issue here,...

    Insurable interest is going to be an issue here, in that you have none. If the client's equipment gets damaged, it's the client, not you that suffers the immediate financial loss, so I think this...
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    Is being a BA an exact science? It seems to me...

    Is being a BA an exact science? It seems to me from 7 years BA'ing that different companies just make up what they expect from the role on the spot....

    Personally I'd suck it up and keep...
  50. The money.

    The money.
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