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  1. I like the way he's convinced is CEST result is...

    I like the way he's convinced is CEST result is right and the clients isn't.
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    And that is what I would expect most seasoned...

    And that is what I would expect most seasoned contractors would have done, dependant on some other factors of course.
  3. I think you need to read this thread again....

    I think you need to read this thread again....
  4. Doesn't like chutney so has no use for the spoon.

    Doesn't like chutney so has no use for the spoon.
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    If you want something to be a sticky it's got to...

    If you want something to be a sticky it's got to be useful information that is thorough and correct. As helpful as maybe to some people it just isn't those.

    For example. This isn't right at all. ...
  6. I use Freelancer Financials and am, as we speak,...

    I use Freelancer Financials and am, as we speak, filling in their fact find to move away from BM whose renewal rates are terrible. With no fees I seem to remember some obscure lenders are down at...
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    I think you are mixing up ir35 status with...

    I think you are mixing up ir35 status with methods of getting paid. Inside is the determination and from that gives you some different options of getting paid.. It's not a payment option as such.
    ...
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    I'd imagine he'd have to claim BiK a percentage...

    I'd imagine he'd have to claim BiK a percentage of everything that now becomes personal use rather than business from the time he's inside in his end of year accounts no?

    But if his attitude is as...
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    You ask the client if they meet the criteria for...

    You ask the client if they meet the criteria for a small company. They say yes or no. Simple.

    How do you know if they are going to move from a small to medium in the time you are there? You are...
  10. You can thank all the mercenary contractors that...

    You can thank all the mercenary contractors that are happy to jump ship to a gig for £20 a day more or closer to home for this type of carry on.
  11. I don't think making up unrealistic scenarios and...

    I don't think making up unrealistic scenarios and firing off one line questions is helpful at all. You are completely missing all the stuff going on in the background at the client and the agent and...
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    Can't see that lasting long in this day and age....

    Can't see that lasting long in this day and age. Someone is going to be outraged and complain and it will get dropped.

    When it happens they can hire a Morris Dancing troupe to help them bid...
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    Totally get that but there surely has to be...

    Totally get that but there surely has to be something about that set up that can be challenged. It's not how the rules should be used.
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    You are showing a rather worrying lack of even...

    You are showing a rather worrying lack of even the basic knowledge of what is going on. You really shouldn't be asking questions like that with only 9 weeks to go.

    Time to pull your finger out,...
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    We need JTB here. One person to take one of these...

    We need JTB here. One person to take one of these on, be made redundant and then taken it to a tribunal to end this once and for all.

    Surely its going to be easy to win. Creating a permanent...
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    I don't think this one is about HMRC. After April...

    I don't think this one is about HMRC. After April the client has state to agree to accept a sub to provide an outside contract. Before they are making that decision they want to know if the...
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    Employee for 6 months ?!?!?!

    And to counter the thread about the possibly positive request for a managed service on jobserve I get this steaming pile in my inbox.

    6 month gig as a perm employee of an Addecco subsidiary...
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    Indeed but delivering a work package that is...

    Indeed but delivering a work package that is managed then the end clients determination is irrelevant. Unless you were just pointing the client out for interests sake?
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    And many contractors will think that's easy to do...

    And many contractors will think that's easy to do and completely miss the mark. The agent/client will most likely be looking for a decent sized setup that has an existing employee they can draft in....
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    Sounds a very poor state of affairs to me. The...

    Sounds a very poor state of affairs to me. The client is letting the agency make a determination in their behalf when they will know nothing about what the client will accept and the working...
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    So a company that offers managed services is...

    So a company that offers managed services is looking for a managed service offering. Very interesting indeed.
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    Managed Service advert on Jobserve

    Very interesting mail from jobserve this morning. All this talk of offering fixed price managed services instead of bodies recently and lo and behold we have one.

    Hopefully more companies are...
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    You are applying some one dimensional thinking...

    You are applying some one dimensional thinking here. It would all be done above board with the proper contracts including dates, payment terms and the lot so it will be very clear when and to what it...
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    We had a post asking exactly this yesterday. It's...

    We had a post asking exactly this yesterday. It's in the IR35 section of the forums.
    ...
  25. It depends on his expenses really but I thought...

    It depends on his expenses really but I thought there was a cap at around 30k where umbrella was a better bet below this and ltd better above.
  26. Much of it depends on your personal...

    Much of it depends on your personal circumstances. How much is in the business and what the best way to deal with it is. Could MVL but this has been discussed to death. Many posts on here at the...
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    To be fair I'd bet a vast majority of contractors...

    To be fair I'd bet a vast majority of contractors don't understand the nuances of substitutes either.
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    This. Pretty pointless really.

    This. Pretty pointless really.
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    You won't be in same trade. You were an IT...

    You won't be in same trade. You were an IT consultant/director, now you are a perm employee. Sorted :)
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    Possibly but many perms can work offsite...

    Possibly but many perms can work offsite nowadays. I don't think it's the flag it might have been back in the day.


    Indeed. This is, in fact, one of the only examples given during the public...
  31. You need to sort this out with the agency. Have...

    You need to sort this out with the agency. Have you asked them about this? Most agencies are paying before the 5th to get around it. It happened in the public sector and at least one agent on here...
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    Should I have responded with a soft fluffy...

    Should I have responded with a soft fluffy Internet hug instead?
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    Thanks for that. Useful.

    Thanks for that. Useful.
  34. You could but its not likely to work. Its how the...

    You could but its not likely to work. Its how the client wants to pay you, not the other way around.

    Fixed price is the way to go but you are going to have to do battle with your clients processes...
  35. Why did you set up a limited company if you don't...

    Why did you set up a limited company if you don't want to use it for freelance work??
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    He didn't did he?? OMG lol

    He didn't did he?? OMG lol
  37. Because they are swingers.

    Because they are swingers.
  38. I don't think they tell you the provider but it...

    I don't think they tell you the provider but it will tell you the address of the course so just google it and you'll find out.
  39. Use them all the time. Booked my entire ITIL...

    Use them all the time. Booked my entire ITIL qualifications through them. They just front up training from a group of providers so ended up on courses from QA, knowledge academy and some smaller ones...
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    Yawn....

    Yawn....
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    I'm having a deja vu moment.

    I'm having a deja vu moment.
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    You can't. You are already at risk as it's...

    You can't.

    You are already at risk as it's there on paper you've been working inside all along. The only option to mitigate is to leave, quickly. If you don't you are in the lap of the gods....
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    I wasnt talking about anyone. Just you.

    I wasnt talking about anyone. Just you.
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    How much money do you have in it?

    How much money do you have in it?
  45. Let someone else deal with your negotiations so...

    Let someone else deal with your negotiations so it doesn't become clear to the agent and seller you're completely clueless and they put the price up again.
  46. You need to give us the whole picture and not...

    You need to give us the whole picture and not just drip feed. The above is there to stop you going to a different part of the business under a different agent. If the client wants you to work...
  47. Who has asked you to move and do the work? ...

    Who has asked you to move and do the work?

    Sounds very much like D&C if they are asking you to do other stuff but can be worked around with paperwork in this instance but if they have are using...
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    Half a million quid to restore some old clapper?...

    Half a million quid to restore some old clapper? Typical PS project then. Might have it finished in time for next time we rejoin the EU.

    I belive quasimodo is short something to do at the moment...
  49. Filed under 'don't touch with bargepole' then.

    Filed under 'don't touch with bargepole' then.
  50. Sounds like you are working in the same way as...

    Sounds like you are working in the same way as one of her employees so just a temp for her not an independent contractor so you've got a problem if you are self determining.
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