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    But it has a bearing on if they'd bother pursuing...

    But it has a bearing on if they'd bother pursuing you.
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    If you really are close to retirement ( and to...

    If you really are close to retirement ( and to 55, and have enough off a wad to live off ) then start paying £40K into a SIPP. It'll take that chunk out of any potential NI clawback and you can...
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    So you told them you didn't require their...

    So you told them you didn't require their services anymore, stopped your DD at a year end and they prepared your final accounts in a timely manner ? ie. it would be after the year end. When I closed...
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    Does anybody know how much SJD/NW charge you to...

    Does anybody know how much SJD/NW charge you to move over to another accountant ? I presume there has to be some contact between them and a new accountant !?
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    The pension contributions are a real winner if...

    The pension contributions are a real winner if you are not long off being able to get your hands on them. If IR35 caught then you are saving both lots of NI and potentially the difference between...
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    They are unless something has changed, one of the...

    They are unless something has changed, one of the reasons I made the post, but I'm pretty sure on that one. If my understanding is correct it is just the NI on the dividend portion ( + penalties of ?...
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    It's probably too cushy to give up, I'd possibly...

    It's probably too cushy to give up, I'd possibly opt inside IR35 and pay the NI rather than travel/commute by choice. The reserve is there but it's just heading into painful territory if I understand...
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    IR35 fast track catch up

    I'm a long in the tooth contractor who was clued up on IR35 once upon a time. I went Perm and after a few years as a Permie I was made redundant and did a Friday to Monday switch to start a contract...
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    IR35 fast track catch up

    Posted in the wrong place !
  10. Are Nixon Williams starting to pick up any flak ?...

    Are Nixon Williams starting to pick up any flak ? I've been happily tootling along in year 2 back in contracting and they've been OK so far but I have noticed the Point of Contact has changed quite a...
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    I know but they have to somehow keep up the...

    I know but they have to somehow keep up the illusion that the tax rate never rises. It'll start off at 1% and then creep up.
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    I wouldn't be surprised if there is eventually a...

    I wouldn't be surprised if there is eventually a move to charge some form of NI on payments out of pensions. The government have gradually become more reliant on NI over the years and are a bit...
  13. Doomed !

    Doomed !
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    WSS. Plus try and get a one line email from the...

    WSS. Plus try and get a one line email from the client saying 'we no longer deal with ....'.
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    I recently had a similar scenario. Yes you are...

    I recently had a similar scenario. Yes you are IR35 caught and would very likely lose any sort of investigation. But if you are the gambling type and can handle the worry you would be very unlikely...
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    That's how I have got round lots of short...

    That's how I have got round lots of short contracts on my CV, I get the words such as 'returning', 'for the 3rd time', etc in as quick as possible. Pretty sure it does put some clients off ( and a...
  17. Contracting in the 90s :cool3: and Y2K :cool2:...

    Contracting in the 90s :cool3: and Y2K :cool2: and having a nice gloat with your colleagues at the salaries being offered for Finance Directors in the FT :popcorn:
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    As suggested by others, pocket the 2 weeks and...

    As suggested by others, pocket the 2 weeks and move on. A contractors fall from grace can be sudden and often without logic. Don't pore over it on here and change your Username before you reappear....
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    Nah, some people are actually into it :facepalm: ...

    Nah, some people are actually into it :facepalm: ( like that smilie )
  20. Thread: Pm fao nluk

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    Email Emoticons & Smileys...

    Email Emoticons & Smileys
  21. Tell the agency you'll send it tomorrow, then...

    Tell the agency you'll send it tomorrow, then don't buy any. Cheapest on the market ;)
  22. Quote the numbers to the agent, but they won't...

    Quote the numbers to the agent, but they won't think 20% is excessive, so I'd be surprised if they don't go to the client manager for more to cover your increase. I'd defo talk to the friendly client...
  23. +1 with knobs on, you always think you can...

    +1 with knobs on, you always think you can correct a ropey rate later, but rarely can



    Best not mention that group with a letter and number in the name as I think I have seen someone lurking on...
  24. WHS/WSS - if it gets even remotely messy then 9...

    WHS/WSS - if it gets even remotely messy then 9 out of 10 client managers don't want to know. Be very selective about when you are going to try it on.
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    So same as always. So if in theory the agent can...

    So same as always. So if in theory the agent can chase the contractor for loss of earnings, so could the contractor when terminated by the agent ? I was under the impression that the wording/meaning...
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    Well done, I suspect some soft touch clients pay...

    Well done, I suspect some soft touch clients pay up. So I assume the contractor didn't get the money either, various threats were chucked around, and that was the end of it.
  27. You could try the softly softly approach but in...

    You could try the softly softly approach but in practice when dealing with agents ( who have similar requests all the time and are used to fobbing you off ) I think you have to play hardball, just...
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    Faced with that situation I would itemise the...

    Faced with that situation I would itemise the work and give some estimates and put it in an email. And ask them what do you want me to do first please.
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    Out of interest what is the story in reverse, if...

    Out of interest what is the story in reverse, if said contractor walks out mid contract. For the sake of an example, on a PCG recommended contract, if they still have one that is.
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    Not something I've ever had to look into, the...

    Not something I've ever had to look into, the only contract I have baled out of was pre the agency regs, and even IR35 if I remember correctly, so different looking contracts. I covered myself with...
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    It's tulip but it could be a lot worse. Your...

    It's tulip but it could be a lot worse. Your payments aren't in arrears, and I can't see any reason why you won't get paid for the work you have done so far this month. ie. the agency are already...
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    I'd start at a fiver, and settle for a tenner,...

    I'd start at a fiver, and settle for a tenner, not so sure I'd want the late paying client on my books.
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    Well done, sounds like you are on top of it, and...

    Well done, sounds like you are on top of it, and the client is happy with you, and I assume will keep signing your timesheet. So I think the agent has to effectively terminate your contract to get...
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    The agent hasn't said don't go in, it was a...

    The agent hasn't said don't go in, it was a maybe, and I'm guessing verbal only. So a tulip situation for AntiqueGeek, but contract wise I don't think that constitutes a DO NOT go in. It's up to...
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    AntiqueGeek said "the agent are advising that I...

    AntiqueGeek said "the agent are advising that I 'may not' need to go onsite on Monday", subtle difference to me. Sure AntiqueGeek will sort it out.
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    Bollards, hack off the client and its dead, no...

    Bollards, hack off the client and its dead, no MOO and all that. I've had long running contracts and renewals were the relationship with the agent was shot to bits, but never had one of those with a...
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    You are possibly correct but I meant go in and...

    You are possibly correct but I meant go in and discuss the situation with the client, not to try and get paid for the day. But I suppose a phone call could do the job just as well, if not better. It...
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    Well done. If you have nothing better to do, and...

    Well done. If you have nothing better to do, and its not awkward on site, then maybe go in and discuss the situation with the client on Monday regardless of the agent instructions ? Are they are big...
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    Going fishing this afternoon, permie perks, wfh...

    Going fishing this afternoon, permie perks, wfh and an early finish :smoking

    And then family stuff for the rest of the weekend. :ind
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    Sounds like its BOOMED to me with all those...

    Sounds like its BOOMED to me with all those interviews. Frustrated is when the market is tulip and you haven't had an interview for months. Mow the lawn, read a book, etc etc
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    The rumour was he'd got visa problems.

    The rumour was he'd got visa problems.
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    So it sounds like its not even late yet then. If...

    So it sounds like its not even late yet then. If you haven't been paid tomorrow then try a polite phone call and ask when you'll get the money. If they stick with 'not until we get paid by the end...
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    Have you got a signed contract with the agency...

    Have you got a signed contract with the agency covering the period you are not getting paid for ?
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    Good to hear Bob is still about. Where's he...

    Good to hear Bob is still about. Where's he working ?
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    A bit of a disclaimer in that I haven't dealt...

    A bit of a disclaimer in that I haven't dealt with this for a few years, but it sounds like if you haven't opted out ( and it doesn't sound like you have ), and you have your signed timesheet from...
  46. Roughly the equation you mention £420 - £480 a...

    Roughly the equation you mention £420 - £480 a day versus 70K ( and a good location ) and its tempting.
  47. My line to any agent ringing with a permie job...

    My line to any agent ringing with a permie job was always it has to be on the door step, no travel and top end pay, agent phone call No 8,367 resulted in a permie job. :eek: So never say never. Just...
  48. I've heard .Net ;) is booming

    I've heard .Net ;) is booming
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    https://www.youinvest.co.uk/ These lot were...

    https://www.youinvest.co.uk/

    These lot were the cheapest SIPP ( and ISA ), free when I took it out for directly held shares, but some management fees now and I haven't checked the rivals since....
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    Split it up on a project by project basis if...

    Split it up on a project by project basis if that's possible, with bold header and dates against each chunk, select the more marketable ones if there are loads of them.
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