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  1. No. You'd be in breach of contract which could...

    No. You'd be in breach of contract which could open you up to being sued for the agents lost revenue and costs to replace you. If it affects the clients business they could pile in as well.

    Why...
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    What is the Ir35 situation around your renewal?

    What is the Ir35 situation around your renewal?
  3. I would totally agree with you but with a 22 and...

    I would totally agree with you but with a 22 and an 18 year old ive learnt it just doesn't happen now. I was staggered to see the number of kids coming to the end of their A levels without a clue...
  4. Definitely the way I'd go. I did thst and both my...

    Definitely the way I'd go. I did thst and both my kids are so that would be my advice as well.
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    They still have a legal requirement to look after...

    They still have a legal requirement to look after anyone on site. If you pass out and have some sort of fit that you have regularly and injure yourself they are on the hook. Health and safety on site...
  6. And bench time and no benefits It's getting...

    And bench time and no benefits

    It's getting very close so a well paid permie gig starts becoming an option.
  7. A level student thinking of becoming a coder.

    A friends son has ideas of becoming a developer but he's only on his first year A levels. Can you experience coders (or parents of budding coders) give me some advice how to take the first steps?
    ...
  8. Probably fairly easy to learn. Very difficult to...

    Probably fairly easy to learn. Very difficult to get the many demonstrable years of experience to even stand a chance against 100's of highly skilled contractors.
  9. FTFY.

    FTFY.
  10. That's a nice summary of the past. Now consider...

    That's a nice summary of the past. Now consider the future with most roles inside and a very dry market. How do your figures look now?
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    You don't mention what percentage but lets assume...

    You don't mention what percentage but lets assume 600 quid a day, that's about 15% or so percent which isn't out of the ball part. An agency supplying a lot of contractors to a client with lower...
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    That made oi larf.

    That made oi larf.
  13. Not sure you've read most of the replies above...

    Not sure you've read most of the replies above properly.
  14. +1

    +1
  15. Or having too much money and not caring about the...

    Or having too much money and not caring about the transactions.
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    Just thankful she didn't say up the Oxo Tower

    Just thankful she didn't say up the Oxo Tower
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    Only if you enjoyed it.

    Only if you enjoyed it.
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    6 months at Her Majesty's pleasure at one of her...

    6 months at Her Majesty's pleasure at one of her Manchester properties.
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    Poll: Should have said. You could have worked at my...

    Should have said. You could have worked at my place for the day. Much better benefits.
  20. RBS let's you do it. Has as long as I can...

    RBS let's you do it. Has as long as I can remember.
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    No. I sound like your wife when you haven't a...

    No. I sound like your wife when you haven't a clue what you are doing and diving directly in to a car crash.

    You must have a few wives in the car as I am not the only one saying it. But hey, don't...
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    Not listening to people and continuing down this...

    Not listening to people and continuing down this road when it's abundantly clear you shouldn't be.
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    Not a problem. It doesnt make you a threat when...

    Not a problem. It doesnt make you a threat when working with sensitive data.

    Just get on with it.
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    I applaud you commitment but I'll repeat, if your...

    I applaud you commitment but I'll repeat, if your experience boils down to reading a few articles and are having to ask for free ir35 advice then I, and I am sure many other experienced contractors,...
  25. Do KUATB...

    Do KUATB please
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    Is that with your tinfoil hat on or off?

    Is that with your tinfoil hat on or off?
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    Speak to Chris Maslin. He runs MVL Online and is...

    Speak to Chris Maslin. He runs MVL Online and is also an accountant so one stop shop for you. He posts a lot on here or get him at his company Maslins Accoutants.
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    I'd be a little wary of that approach. Send...

    I'd be a little wary of that approach. Send client information to your personal email may land in you more hot water. Need to check the IT policy and contracts to see what the score is around company...
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    Not quite. That's a different area of law. It...

    Not quite. That's a different area of law. It might look the same but it's not.
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    And if they have any clue about Ir35 they'll only...

    And if they have any clue about Ir35 they'll only listen if your argument is clear and correct. Start getting it wrong and they'll just switch off and could even crystallise any opinion they may...
  31. Just to add. Working with consultancies is...

    Just to add. Working with consultancies is different to agencies. Agency routes will just be on what the client wants to pay. Dead money out of a massive pot. With a consultancy they have to make a...
  32. You've done exactly the right thing. You are...

    You've done exactly the right thing. You are worth full rate from day one. Your skills and knowledge won't change in 3 months so why take less. Who says they'll up it anyway? How do you know he's...
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    And there is no need to really. I think people...

    And there is no need to really. I think people being so precious about the gig they are in is a mistake and they are not thinking forward. There are going to be many many gigs released once...
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    I'm fine thank you but have to ask, as you aren't...

    I'm fine thank you but have to ask, as you aren't a contractor yet, how can you have a detailed agenda about something that is going to affect your career, past and present? Do you really know enough...
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    10 mins a week tops. Fire and forget.

    10 mins a week tops. Fire and forget.
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    That's Darren-Test screwed. What's he going to do...

    That's Darren-Test screwed. What's he going to do with all those pound coins and envelopes now?
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    You're wasting your time. You've obviously got...

    You're wasting your time.

    You've obviously got a personal agenda throwing disabilities in to the mix so if it makes you happy go for it.
  38. Ask them whe the client will be making a...

    Ask them whe the client will be making a determination on roles. I expect they will give you bluff and bluster just to sign this gig knowing full well you are going inside.

    In fact, if it's six...
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    I could have taken it up to the Sas comparison....

    I could have taken it up to the Sas comparison. That was low!
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    Unlike his dad who's happy to stand in the queue...

    Unlike his dad who's happy to stand in the queue in the pissing rain outside the job center. You must be disappointed he hasn't learnt anything from you.
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    Erm. Well... I might have put it on mudksippers...

    Erm. Well... I might have put it on mudksippers tab because she was too drunk to notice..

    :igmc:

    Anyway, shhh about this buying drinks business. I've got a reputation to keep.
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    So it's a fight for bottom spot between you, your...

    So it's a fight for bottom spot between you, your nephew and your brother. I'm starting to see a family trait here.
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    I said something kinda similar to that and you...

    I said something kinda similar to that and you negged me... Grrrrr
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    I'm not sure why? Many permies have their pots...

    I'm not sure why? Many permies have their pots spread out as they change jobs. Just check the exit fees but transferring it in to you main pot is a doddle.
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    But we can't do that. If you think the term...

    But we can't do that. If you think the term 'Office holder' has anything to do with an office then clearly you haven't so difficult to make that assumption going forward.

    It was sarky and probably...
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    That's rich coming from Simes and you of all...

    That's rich coming from Simes and you of all people.
  47. Thread: Newbie

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    Terrible time to start. Every experienced...

    Terrible time to start. Every experienced contractor and his dog will be going for your roles right now and whatever advice we give now will likely be completely wrong in 3 months and you are going...
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    You are still a contractor even if you are...

    You are still a contractor even if you are inside. Type of questions may change but there will still be contractor related goings on.

    If anything, looking at the number of meercat contractors...
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    They do? OMG whodathunkit. Try googling the...

    They do? OMG whodathunkit.


    Try googling the term office holder. Refer. To an office? Jesus.
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    No. You've picked a bloody awful time to go...

    No.

    You've picked a bloody awful time to go contracting if you don't mind me saying.

    Are you fully up to speed with that is happening in 4 months time?
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