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    I live in the South West but tend to work...

    I live in the South West but tend to work somewhere near London.

    On my last contract i was in Sunbury and rented a room nearby and as luck has it the contract lasted 17 months. Up Sunday, Home...
  2. £5k for a months work. They'd rip your arm off...

    £5k for a months work. They'd rip your arm off for that price.
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    Long time no see.

    Been off since June, by choice.

    Just back in the saddle 3 weeks back.

    Hi All.
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    I'm on a rolling 3 monther, and told there will...

    I'm on a rolling 3 monther, and told there will be work until June 2018, still wont't give more than 3 months, but have previously been accustomed to 6m - 1year.

    About to sign up for my 3rd...
  5. Thread: BOOM!!!

    by Scrag Meister
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    BOOM!!!

    Another 3 months.
    5%
    1 months notice
    1 day WFH a week.

    Think I'll have a :banana:
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    I wont be touching them with a barge pole after...

    I wont be touching them with a barge pole after having been told that I had my CV put forward for a contract at an IB and then finding out my CV hadnt been loaded on the portal and therefore not seen...
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    Yes the local authorities in our area have a...

    Yes the local authorities in our area have a rates cartel so they don't try and out bid each other for resources.
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    My wife has decided to leave contracting and go...

    My wife has decided to leave contracting and go back perm.

    She is leaving her current local authority and has already been offered a new role in a different local authority nearer to home.
    ...
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    PSC still permitted?

    My wife works through a ltd and is coming under pressure from her agency to switch to an umbrella.

    Is a ltd no longer permitted or is it just the agency getting annoyed as they need to do the PAYE...
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    What is the name on the reservation. Nothing for...

    What is the name on the reservation. Nothing for CUK.
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    Luckily someone elsewhere was able to help. Be...

    Luckily someone elsewhere was able to help. Be there around 5:30ish.
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    I'm in, what time?

    I'm in, what time?
  13. This is the situation that Mrs Scrag Meister...

    This is the situation that Mrs Scrag Meister finds herself in, being a locum for a council.

    Her agency haven't said anything will change, so as long as her accountants process it all in line with...
  14. Thread: boom!

    by Scrag Meister
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    boom!

    Note the lower case.

    2 months into 3 monther and offered 2 more after that.

    What comes after that depends on budgetary clearance and the sign off on the extension of the scope.

    :banana:
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    Had an issue a few months back where my main...

    Had an issue a few months back where my main desktop kept crashing after a running for a while.

    Turned out to be that the GPU wasn't quite seated right, so I now have my case lying flat on the...
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    Not built an "invoicing/coding" PC build since...

    Not built an "invoicing/coding" PC build since 2011, and its still running Excel, Word, Visual Studio and SQL Server without any problems.

    The twin SSDs, i7 2600 and Nvidia 580 still perform well...
  17. I paid in over the allowance a couple of years...

    I paid in over the allowance a couple of years back.

    I got a letter from the pension provider pointing this out to me, so I rung them but they said it was fine, they were just making me aware.
    ...
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    Yes :D :p

    Yes :D :p
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    Anyone in the Sunbury-On-Thames area?

    Just started in Sunbury and looking to get out and say hi.
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    Nothing on my CV but explained to any agents or...

    Nothing on my CV but explained to any agents or clients I spoke with.
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    He was home within a couple of month bit needed...

    He was home within a couple of month bit needed assistance. Am now happy that he is safe and able.
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    Boom!!!!!

    Hi folks, not been around much recently.

    Having finished my last contract at the end of April, I've spent 6 of the last 8 months helping support my Dad after a stroke in May.

    He is now back...
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    Don't get me wrong I understand why, just really...

    Don't get me wrong I understand why, just really frustrating that they should pull such an underhand move.
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    Think I was sold out by the consultancy

    I have been working as a contractor to a "consultancy", fancy themselves but basically an agency.

    My contract is coming to an end and my ClientCo "manager" spoke to another manager mentioning my...
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    When I was emptying my house to be let, I stuck a...

    When I was emptying my house to be let, I stuck a load of furniture (beds, dining table, tv stand etc..) on our local community site and everything disappeared on the day, very effective.
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    I live on a main road in Devon, right on the...

    I live on a main road in Devon, right on the outskirts of a town and the pavement is about 2-3m wide and I cant remember the last time someone needing all that width walked by.

    The police however...
  27. Thread: Boomed!

    by Scrag Meister
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    :banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::b...

    :banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana:
  28. Mini BOOM with mention of a larger one.

    Just been extended at ClientCo for the grand uninspiring duration of 2 weeks to the end of the month, better than a kick in the cods.

    Agency also mentioned a couple of days ago, potential for...
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    Down to Devon this afternoon. Slow day tomorrow....

    Down to Devon this afternoon.
    Slow day tomorrow.
    Celebrating my Grandmothers 100 years on this earth on Saturday with a huge contingent of family.
    Early Personal birthday celebrations on Sunday...
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    After telling them that I wasn't interested at...

    After telling them that I wasn't interested at the rates they were offering and also that they need to pay more than peanuts, the agent has just contacted me and said that the rate is up by 25%.
    ...
  31. I am within the final month of my current...

    I am within the final month of my current contract and agency emailed me yesterday saying that they were discussing an extension with ClientCo later in the week and was I happy to extend. What a...
  32. Ha dee ha. Its the gift that keeps on giving, now...

    Ha dee ha. Its the gift that keeps on giving, now **** off.
  33. MyCo makes one off annual contribution to my...

    MyCo makes one off annual contribution to my pension via online banking but has to be backed up by paperwork as well, confirming amount,source etc..
  34. I contracted out of SERPS back in 1987,......

    .....I have a pension pot associated with this, current pot around 60k.

    What are the upcoming changes around contracted out pensions.

    This is the pension experts forum? Right ?? :D


    I...
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    £1500 per month + 1 off annual top up with as...

    £1500 per month + 1 off annual top up with as much as I can afford up to the limit, currently 40k.

    As I mentioned in another post didn't manage a full top up this year as fund are needed for work...
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    Thought it probably was.

    Thought it probably was.
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    Fill your boots

    George drops plans to cut tax relief on pensions

    Sorry if this is a case of KUATB, but couldn't find a mention.
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    I'm managing both quite well thanks. And the girl...

    I'm managing both quite well thanks. And the girl in the article is only 24, let her mature.
  39. Annual Pension Allowance after March and backfilling

    Over recent years the annual pension allowance has dropped down to £40kpa, with the ability to backfill up to 3 years if you didn't fully use that years allowance.

    I've just paid my annual top up...
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    :banana::banana::banana::banana:

    :banana::banana::banana::banana:
  41. I'm planning to do my annual pension top-up some...

    I'm planning to do my annual pension top-up some time prior to the 16th March budget, to ensure I make the most of the 40k allowance and the tax allowance against it

    Also be aware of the pension...
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    There used to be a MacD at the roundabout at the...

    There used to be a MacD at the roundabout at the east end of CW by the fish market, is it gone.

    2 Trafalgar Way
    London, E14 5SP
  43. I reckon I could give it a good go now, but would...

    I reckon I could give it a good go now, but would be bored, so am thinking somewhere between 55 and 60.
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    LBG Bristol

    Looks like the rate cuts have opened some roles up. :)

    Anyone worked at LBG in Bristol, rates are a bit sad and commute too.

    Would like to live at home in Devon, but finding a 30k drop, 15hrs+...
  45. Been with Lloyds personally for decades and...

    Been with Lloyds personally for decades and business-wise since I went contracting in 2007. Initially a free period and then a £5pm charge.

    Currently charge me £5.50 per month but has never...
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    I always start talking to the client a month out...

    I always start talking to the client a month out from the end of the contract.

    Actually I am currently 2 months out and already mentioned it as would be useful to know because I book my train 12...
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    I left HSBC last March and was a 2.5 year gig, 5...

    I left HSBC last March and was a 2.5 year gig, 5 x 6 month. Was much the same sort of environment as other IBs I have worked at.

    As others have said cuts are part of the landscape in IB. And HSBC...
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    Started watching Lucifer last night, the devil as...

    Started watching Lucifer last night, the devil as a crime fighter. 7/10 so far.
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    Wait or No, Samsung Galaxy Note 5

    Samsung announced the Note 5 in August 2015, however in their wisdom they decided to not release it in Europe, but try out the Galaxy S6 Edge+ on UK guinea pigs.

    I didn't want to be a guinea pig....
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    A matter of principle my arse. 90% of...

    A matter of principle my arse.

    90% of something is better than 100% of nothing while you're looking for the next one.
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