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  1. FTFY Sent from my CLT-L09 using Contractor UK...

    FTFY

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  2. A bit of both I think. A 50% win rate is pathetic...

    A bit of both I think. A 50% win rate is pathetic and wasteful. HMRC certainly don't care.

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  3. She put it in starker terms. She said it was...

    She put it in starker terms. She said it was unlawful. Also this is clearly affecting the NHS in a negative way. You couldn't have picked a better time to roll out the private sector reforms, just as...
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    Now now, there's a good lad. Sent from my...

    Now now, there's a good lad.

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    Bingo. The socialists haven't quite cottoned on...

    Bingo. The socialists haven't quite cottoned on yet. It will be Rebecca to the rescue in 2024?

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  6. In time, after we have been through the ensuing...

    In time, after we have been through the ensuing recession, and the IR35 private sector debacle has eroded workers rights enough to make the news HMRC will get a good shoeing. It will happen. Not this...
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    Me too bud :D Sent from my CLT-L09 using...

    Me too bud :D

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    I used to feel like this until I learned CI...

    I used to feel like this until I learned CI pipelines. Now I'm a devops convert. There is a certain point of diminishing returns for smaller projects, but if you have a boilerplate CI pipeline for...
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    Market forces always drive day rates. If supply...

    Market forces always drive day rates. If supply outstrips demand its baked beans for tea.

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    You are so right. I think however the market may...

    You are so right. I think however the market may be feeling wary of hiring at all until the result of this review is out. A lot of chat with agents about how things will play out and businesses have...
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    Thanks for the feedback PSB. I guess my post...

    Thanks for the feedback PSB.

    I guess my post is here for posterity. Let us revisit in 12 months time.

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    This is kind of what I wanted to do some napkin...

    This is kind of what I wanted to do some napkin war gaming about.

    Firstly there will be a sharp rise in unemployment figures, and a sharp drop in tax take. Presumably the government has forecast...
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    Same. I am loath to take perm as the bullying in...

    Same. I am loath to take perm as the bullying in my last perm role has caused me to be on the scrap heap at the mercy of the snake oil therapists bleeding the NHS dry with their glib alchemised form...
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    I think you might also find it difficult to find...

    I think you might also find it difficult to find permie work. The glut of ex contractors that beat you to it that have been benched since last year are testimony to that I'm afraid.

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    An agent told me this morning that their client...

    An agent told me this morning that their client was only prepared to do contract to end of March, then they had a ban on contractors. Period. I think it's got a lot to do with IR35. I think this will...
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    When the dominoes fall it will affect everyone....

    When the dominoes fall it will affect everyone. Sorry I should have been clearer. That's what I meant by dumpster fire. It will teach me not to fling Americanisms around on a UK forum.

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    Could IR35 become Boris's Poll Tax?

    Strikes me that this is a dumpster fire that Mr Javid isn't going to extinguish.

    It seems to have all the hallmarks of a fledgling economic crisis.

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    The final arbiter being the client. I do wonder...

    The final arbiter being the client. I do wonder sometimes why a client would want to hire a contractor and for them inside IR35. Why not just hire a permie, or a contractor outside IR35? What is the...
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    I shall pick up the mantle :smokin: Sent from...

    I shall pick up the mantle :smokin:

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    So close. Let's try and get this one over the...

    So close.

    Let's try and get this one over the line. If I take 2 beans, and add 2 more beans, what does that make?

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  21. Sticky: Off-payroll review launched - GOV.UK...

    Off-payroll review launched - GOV.UK



    A very thorough review :eyes



    Glad they have that bit completely clear now. Only taken 20 years.
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    I am trying to be more accommodating this year. I...

    I am trying to be more accommodating this year. I figure most contractors would indeed take this question this way. Another way to see a vague question is to dazzle them with your brilliance :
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    OK that's a pattern. Perhaps my post was unclear....

    OK that's a pattern. Perhaps my post was unclear.

    Let's have another go...

    Not every client uses this tech. If the job market reflects that it does then perhaps the job market is to some extent...
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    Why don't you understand my post? Sent from...

    Why don't you understand my post?

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    I have noticed there do seem to be a lot of roles...

    I have noticed there do seem to be a lot of roles looking for cloud and data science. Which is odd because I have never seen a client that exists that uses either. I'm not saying they don't exist,...
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    Fake news Sent from my CLT-L09 using...

    Fake news

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    I ticked the box to remain anonymous. This cannot...

    I ticked the box to remain anonymous. This cannot be.

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    IR35 Petition

    Seriously, it's a thing.

    Petition . Abolish IR35 and Halt IR35 reforms due in April 2020 . Change.org

    Posting in General for maximum exposure.

    Could it hurt to sign it?

    All the best,
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    I've seen numerous reports of Windows 10 updates...

    I've seen numerous reports of Windows 10 updates recently stuffing up systems. The quality is down, and worryingly there are unanswered questions on the Ms Forums spanning several months.

    Firstly,...
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    I'm with eek. Have Christmas off. Sent from...

    I'm with eek. Have Christmas off.

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    If you want there to be a mutuality of...

    If you want there to be a mutuality of obligation, then you would be better off being employed.

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    You retard? :confused:

    You retard? :confused:
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    I read (I think in this thread although I'll be...

    I read (I think in this thread although I'll be darned if I can find it) about folks finding more and more interviewers using the gattling gun quick fire question and answer method to do the...
  34. 2nd rate? I am based in Luton. I found an...

    2nd rate?



    I am based in Luton. I found an office for much cheapness in the town centre. I'm taking my 4g dongle thingy and a cafetiere and going to hope for the best. 150Meg broadband...
  35. :wave: :hug:

    :wave: :hug:
  36. Why is poor service now the acceptable norm?

    People readily take your money or go to work expecting a wage, but fail to grasp someone may actually expect something in return.

    Everything I try to do seems to quickly become a thorn in my side....
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    See sig :smokin

    See sig :smokin
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    Working on new company web site. Bit of DIY...

    Working on new company web site.
    Bit of DIY (weather permitting).
    Might put something in the new Kamado grill.
    Running repairs to the mountain bike, possibly taking it for a spin.
    Learning Kali...
  39. :laugh :hug:

    :laugh :hug:
  40. All of these questions were raised after I did my...

    All of these questions were raised after I did my due diligence. :o
  41. What is the pragmatic business like approach to IR35?

    Given that it's happening what does this mean in real terms for business planning?

    Update your rate card with a column for IR35 in? How does one price in IR35?

    Given that the IR35 status is per...
  42. Yup :bang:

    Yup :bang:
  43. You are a dinosaur Owlie, this is a new fad...

    You are a dinosaur Owlie, this is a new fad called "Devoops". ;)
  44. I had a brief spell managing the team for the...

    I had a brief spell managing the team for the first 6 months of this year after the previous PM got promoted. I was adamant that if I took on the role and did a good job then the job should be mine,...
  45. Thanks DP

    This thread has cheered me right up. My work has rolled out JIRA and announced we are now agile.

    My main problem these days is that experience tells me fairly accurately what comes next, and...
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    It sounds smoother than the last upgrade of CUK...

    It sounds smoother than the last upgrade of CUK to be fair. :smokin
  47. Thread: US mid terms

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    Like the Bret Kavanaugh witch hunt? Where is...

    Like the Bret Kavanaugh witch hunt? Where is Blasey Ford now?
  48. Thread: US mid terms

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    In all cases where he was banned and or...

    In all cases where he was banned and or "deplatformed" no reasons were given.

    Note, "Breaking our terms of service" is not a reason.

    HTH
  49. Thread: US mid terms

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    And de-platforming. The Mueller probe has...

    And de-platforming.

    The Mueller probe has spent oodles trying to prove the Russians influenced the last one, and yet direct interference from "the valley" is blithely touted as fine. :laugh
  50. Thread: Paranoia

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    The same metalwork that prevents microwaves...

    The same metalwork that prevents microwaves escaping would also prevent the phones from beaconing, or being contactable from a cell. It's not so dumb.
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