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    I’ve seen very mixed results. Partly from...

    I’ve seen very mixed results. Partly from expectations being high but partly because you’re replacing experienced people over here with cheap green’n’keen graduates offshore. Depends very much what...
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    Funnily enough I was going to suggest this - part...

    Funnily enough I was going to suggest this - part time contracts, work over the winter months, etc.
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    Central London - you can’t polish a turd but you...

    Central London - you can’t polish a turd but you can roll it in glitter.
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    Absolutely this. If handover and training isn’t...

    Absolutely this. If handover and training isn’t in either the contracted deliverables or any statement of work, then doing them is a bigger IR35 issue than training a permie up to replace you. Talk...
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    Not that I’m aware of. Have you asked your...

    Not that I’m aware of. Have you asked your accountant? You should be able to hunt around for an accountant that would manage it on a reduced rate too.
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    This is the way.

    This is the way.
  7. Thread: Well...

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    He can’t, he’s a dick-tid.

    He can’t, he’s a dick-tid.
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    :puke:

    :puke:
  9. Agree with both above. When I was contracting Mrs...

    Agree with both above. When I was contracting Mrs LM dealt with all post, was key contact for accountants, handled, expenses, cleaned the office, etc.
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    Mudchute aside, most of these planks probably...

    Mudchute aside, most of these planks probably haven't seen a farm.
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    Football. Oy vey.

    Football. Oy vey.
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    Managed to get down to the outskirts of Newquay...

    Managed to get down to the outskirts of Newquay for a week in September.

    It was busier than usual because many like us who had originally booked for June probably shuffled over to the other side...
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    Fee Mak: "Well there we go. A lovely, albeit...

    Fee Mak: "Well there we go. A lovely, albeit censored Christmas favourite from The Pogues and the late, great Kirsty McColl. And up next, Cardi B raps about her vagina."
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    Love going to Cornwall out of season when the...

    Love going to Cornwall out of season when the drive is a lot quieter. Nice not having to set an alarm to get on the beach car park that you want to.
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    My trainspotter friend committed suicide in a...

    My trainspotter friend committed suicide in a special way, by throwing himself in front of the Mallard steam train. He was chuffed to bits.
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    Probably busy cracking one off over the German...

    Probably busy cracking one off over the German kitchens advert and didn't notice the date.
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    YMMS. That's phobic against other kitchen...

    YMMS. That's phobic against other kitchen utensils.
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    And it should be assessed on circumstances. My...

    And it should be assessed on circumstances.

    My post is nothing like the NHS - the NHS provides a service, not money. :rollin:
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    Contractors are no different to humans though....

    Contractors are no different to humans though. They've paid their taxes (usually!) so they've paid into the pot that is designed to help everyone in times of need. Either that or we become the USA.
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    Poll: If you’re comparing PS games then you’re looking...

    If you’re comparing PS games then you’re looking at current though. Unless you mean Tekken 3 and other old PS2/3 stuff?
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    Say what you like, it’s realistic and scalable.

    Say what you like, it’s realistic and scalable.
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    Poll: So at £350 just for a graphics card to run the...

    So at £350 just for a graphics card to run the latest games well, how is it cheaper? :D
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    Always bothered me that they tried really hard...

    Always bothered me that they tried really hard with his head then gave up and gave him a stickman body. Poor Colonel. :(
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    Correct. Guess it comes down to how bombproof...

    Correct. Guess it comes down to how bombproof they feel. I'd be doing what's best for business, so long as it keeps the contract outside IR35. :D
  25. I think you've got to look at just more than pros...

    I think you've got to look at just more than pros and cons.

    The main part is the legal side before you look at the pros and cons. Is the perm contracted worded in any way that will prevent you...
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    I'd take that a step further and say that the...

    I'd take that a step further and say that the project manager should decide who needs to be onsite and when including themselves. They're managing the delivery of the project after all.
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    How can you shake someone up by winning the World...

    How can you shake someone up by winning the World Cup if you’re the best team?

    Up there with Thin Lizzy’s “tonight there’s going to be a jailbreak somewhere in this town.” That’ll be at the jail,...
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    The only way for Boris to survive is for him to...

    The only way for Boris to survive is for him to hire Kayleigh McEnany asap.
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    Having a nice police force is partly down to them...

    Having a nice police force is partly down to them being hamstrung about what they can do. Watching videos of police controlling lockdown in other countries was quite the eye opener.
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    Pay more tax? Are you counting the VAT that...

    Pay more tax?

    Are you counting the VAT that you are simply passing on? ;)
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    I've heard of Staines - home of Ali G innit. ...

    I've heard of Staines - home of Ali G innit.

    Never heard of Spelthorne though, not really a council I've ever needed to concern myself with.

    Again, prime example of why Scooty shouldn't be on...
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    If it's the state, then we're all being targeted...

    If it's the state, then we're all being targeted surely?
    If it's individuals, how do you achieve that acurately?
    If it's corporate entities, they'll find a way of passing the costs on or lawyers...
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    Never heard of them. Thinking more about councils...

    Never heard of them. Thinking more about councils who spend shedloads on flowerbeds where only a few people visit but would probably ruin their vehicles on the countless potholes in the roads.

    Or...
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    Enjoy the bench. :cool:

    Enjoy the bench. :cool:
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    Think yours skipped a generation. :tongue

    Think yours skipped a generation. :tongue
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    What next, sentencing someone to do time because...

    What next, sentencing someone to do time because their parent died before they were convicted?

    Pretty much what’s being asked for here.
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    It doesn’t surprise me. Local government aren’t...

    It doesn’t surprise me. Local government aren’t the best businesses people. Too many vanity projects get signed off.
  38. Northern Ballet will find themselves in a...

    Northern Ballet will find themselves in a significant minority on this one.

    There are other parts of culture than ballet and football though.
  39. You can imagine jayn200 gambling someone else’s...

    You can imagine jayn200 gambling someone else’s money on a fruit machine then commiserating with them £50 gone later.
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    Well, yeah. That’s what the PM should have done....

    Well, yeah. That’s what the PM should have done. Mitigate risks and remove issues. We’re you abused by a project manager as a child or something?
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    That’s the job of the issue log and risk register...

    That’s the job of the issue log and risk register which the PM manages in Waterfall. Horses for courses and all that.
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    Thinking about it, the client will have better...

    Thinking about it, the client will have better lawyers to defend a claim from HMRC as well.
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    Well maybe. There are other options - outside and...

    Well maybe. There are other options - outside and we can use a contractor or very well paid FTC. Inside, umbrella route.
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    Or aren’t good enough/don’t have good enough BAs...

    Or aren’t good enough/don’t have good enough BAs to determine business requirements and rules and describe what they want. This is why I’d personally suggest that it would be easier for a good PM to...
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    Up to contractors to build the outside case then....

    Up to contractors to build the outside case then. Get a substitute used, turn work down, etc.

    Or be a bum on a seat and take your medicine.
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    How will they know how to engage a contractor and...

    How will they know how to engage a contractor and what to pay without having made a determination?
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    My experience in a northern town too. Cricket...

    My experience in a northern town too. Cricket doesn’t really become a thing until high school at which point the Pakistani and Indian lads we played football with switched choice of sports. We asked...
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    Out of contractor hands

    HMRC tipped to leave contractors alone under IR35 reform, but end-users told, ‘be prepared’

    Looks like the HMRC won’t be pestering you at all about the IR35 status of a contract in future and will...
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    Antifa in Portland seemed to have the same...

    Antifa in Portland seemed to have the same happen.

    Sadly the USA is a nation divided. The press have done their job and friendships are now being ended because nobody respects the rights of others...
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    No, I was thinking something a bit more recent...

    No, I was thinking something a bit more recent than nearly 30 years ago:


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