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    I'd say the comparison is particularly pertinent....

    I'd say the comparison is particularly pertinent.

    Both typically involve taking something and dumping it somewhere else :D
  2. Thread: FactcheckUK

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    This. A significant number of people now...

    This.

    A significant number of people now readily and wilfully have their opinions dictated to them by the people they have already decided to vote for (based on an entrenched position), rather...
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    FTFY :D

    FTFY :D
  4. You're already paying an accountant - you should...

    You're already paying an accountant - you should ask them this.

    But, yes, while the company is alive (whether "dormant" or not), it will still incur fees (unless your accountant decides to do...
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    Yes, very true. Setting aside the impact to...

    Yes, very true. Setting aside the impact to individuals, and the disingenuous approach by which HMRC forces through its policies, its hard to argue that this shake-up is not needed.
  6. Would this not also be the case for people going...

    Would this not also be the case for people going via Umbrella because their client will no longer engage with PSCs? So, not just inside IR35 determinations, but anyone that goes via an Umbrella?
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  7. Exactly, which is why I was wondering what cojak...

    Exactly, which is why I was wondering what cojak was referring to when he said "HMRC approved in writing."



    I'm not one to defend HMRC, but I'm not sure it is their responsibility to advise...
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    Yes, I think a number of the major financials...

    Yes, I think a number of the major financials have said that they'd still engage PSC on an ad-hoc basis, for critical roles. Nice position to be in as a contractor.
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    I did't say that :D

    I did't say that :D
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    Thanks for confirming they are not a big business...

    Thanks for confirming they are not a big business :p It's no surprise that SMEs will take some effort to get individual contractors on Outside IR35 contracts.
  11. Anyone got a link for this?

    Anyone got a link for this?
  12. Is it legal to write that?

    Is it legal to write that?
  13. I heard a similar story about one agency who...

    I heard a similar story about one agency who presented to their contractors in the bank. The options were: An Umbrella from their PSL, a new agency Umbrella or direct via PAYE via the agency (also...
  14. +1 I've yet to see one piece of evidence from...

    +1

    I've yet to see one piece of evidence from anyone that an Umbrella provided them with *anything* that showed HMRC had approved their scheme.

    Its the first thing I'd ask for if an Umbrella...
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    I was skeptical too. I didn't get an answer to my...

    I was skeptical too. I didn't get an answer to my question on number of employees.

    When a big business with hundreds or thousands of contractors starts making case-by-case determinations, then...
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    Congrats. I asseme you didn't stress what they're...

    Congrats. I asseme you didn't stress what they're signing themselves up to :)

    AndI suspect the bit I've bolded above has something to do with this decision.

    How big is the business with only 1...
  17. You're saying that handing out names of clients...

    You're saying that handing out names of clients you've previously worked will lead to opportunities that otherwise would not be available?

    How does that work?
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    Have you read this? ...

    Have you read this?

    https://www.contractoruk.com/forums/ir35-reform/134604-ir35-planning-april-2020-should-i-stay-should-i-go.html
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    Wow, that's incredible, Why has no-one ever...

    Wow, that's incredible, Why has no-one ever thought of that before!!!

    Oh, wait, they have:

    Google Search

    Alternatively:

    TLDR;
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    Potentially, yes, but I suspect 85% (+/- 10%) of...

    Potentially, yes, but I suspect 85% (+/- 10%) of roles that are filled on-shore today will continue to be filled by someone locally. The perhaps won't get the best candidate compared to what they...
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    You really think that Deloitte's clients are...

    You really think that Deloitte's clients are going to do that? I'll be very surprised if its anything other than blanket inside, or policy decision to go via Umbrella, in all but a few highly...
  22. Thread: IR35 Baby

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    Just identify the child as gender neutral and...

    Just identify the child as gender neutral and have them wear what you already have!
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    This is exactly where I think we'll end up for...

    This is exactly where I think we'll end up for all the standard roles (PM, BA, design and development, test etc, including lead roles) unless specific niche market skills are required.
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    +1 The client will put forward their day rate,...

    +1

    The client will put forward their day rate, and those from farther afield will not apply. The client will chose from those that do apply and will be blissfully unaware that there are other...
  25. It would also be good to find out if your client...

    It would also be good to find out if your client (and/or agency if one is involved) will accept payments going via your PSC (Ltd company) for an inside IR35 gig. In doing so, they're effectively...
  26. People who run large private sector companies...

    People who run large private sector companies don't worry about such details - this is taken care of by people much further down the corporate food chain, people who follow the crowd, people who...
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    Will you also be pushing for equality in...

    Will you also be pushing for equality in take-home pay?
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    If they determine you inside, they have to give...

    If they determine you inside, they have to give you the determination.

    Are you sure it's not just a policy change to no longer engaged with PSCs?
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    I was waiting for someone else to come along and...

    I was waiting for someone else to come along and chime in here too, as I seem to be the only person who is skeptical of this.

    But I was hoping it would be someone who doesn't regularly post...
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    And as I've already said, TygerTyger has said...

    And as I've already said, TygerTyger has said they are going PAYE, not inside IR35, so there is no role determination so there is no information for HMRC to get.

    The increased risk would be if...
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    There's a running theme here.

    There's a running theme here.
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    duplicate

    duplicate
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    I can see the London market being hit the hardest...

    I can see the London market being hit the hardest here. People who currently commute and expense will simply find the cannot afford to do so. I suspect in other parts of the country where expenses...
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    Isn't this being removed?

    Isn't this being removed?
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    Would that niche be PeopleSoft? ;)

    Would that niche be PeopleSoft? ;)
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    Ok, so the question to TheCyclingProgrammer still...

    Ok, so the question to TheCyclingProgrammer still stands. Can you reclaim travel expenses if:

    "You work for an umbrella over multiple assignments and are not caught by the "supervision, direction...
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    What sort of expenses were these?

    What sort of expenses were these?
  38. If you want to protect yourself, this is the kind...

    If you want to protect yourself, this is the kind of scenarios you'd need to make sure your contract covered. This is very difficult to do thoroughly.

    And even if the contract covers it (eg, you...
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    I've never seen this before (have never been via...

    I've never seen this before (have never been via Umbrella). Can you clarify? So if you're via an Umbrella but not under SDC, you can still claim expenses? How does that work and does it actually...
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    If they're asking you to give your interpretation...

    If they're asking you to give your interpretation of the contract, then, yes, throw it back at them - it sounds like that what they're mean to be doing.

    But if they're asking what your daily...
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    I doubt you could argue (in law) that asking for...

    I doubt you could argue (in law) that asking for 5-10 years experience is age discrimination. Asking for an upper range is a bit weird, but it could be, for example, that they have a salary scale...
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    Sounds like BS to me.

    Sounds like BS to me.
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    Ah, Rangers Tax Case. Takes me back a few years...

    Ah, Rangers Tax Case. Takes me back a few years when I was more active on Twitter and spent my time winding up Rangers* fans.

    The blog is right that it was not that specific tax bill that cause...
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    Not directly related, but I thought this might be...

    Not directly related, but I thought this might be of interest to some.

    Rangers tax case: HMRC blamed for downfall of club | Scotland | The Times

    Paywalled, but a search of the first sentence...
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    Not sure what you're hoping for - HMRC will say...

    Not sure what you're hoping for - HMRC will say (and have pretty much already said) that genuine contractors can already operate outside IR35.
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    Ha, I wish I could say so! Leaving it as is as...

    Ha, I wish I could say so!

    Leaving it as is as it fits quite well :D
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    Not really.

    Not really.
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    What did you accountant actually say? Since...

    What did you accountant actually say?

    Since 19% is the corporation tax level, I wonder if there's simply some confusion over words going on here?

    And, do you realise that saying "for every...
  49. Is there any evidence that lack of written...

    Is there any evidence that lack of written evidence will increase the like hood of HMRC taking this approach. eg, from the Public Sector.

    The "IR35 expert" at the agency advising my client on...
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    Are you assuming that writing off a loan would...

    Are you assuming that writing off a loan would mean HMRC would drop the claim that it was income?
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