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    If you are looking at both web and mobile...

    If you are looking at both web and mobile development I would focus on react and react native for mobiles development. Market for flutter probably isn't mature enough yet.
  2. Thread: Finding Devs

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    Freelancers.net?

    Hi,

    You could check out Freelancers.net. Not sure what the quality is like but used to be very good. Can search for a skill then go through and look at locations. Better than Upwork / People Per...
  3. It depends on your budget, but I think if you...

    It depends on your budget, but I think if you could smart phones it would be better. Will probably be less complicated than a tablet, can have whatsapp for making easy video calls / group chats, plus...
  4. What is the internet speed like in your village?...

    What is the internet speed like in your village? Would sharing wireless work with the people that are already connected? Obviously there would need to be a level.of trust there. But if they don't...
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    How many mail boxes do you need? I use...

    How many mail boxes do you need?

    I use gandi.net for my domains and you get a couple of mail boxes with the domain purchase / transfer and Netlify: All-in-one platform for automating modern web...
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    Outside IR35 rates coming down

    I haven't really been keeping an eye on the market as I am in a role, but occasionally have a look and still get a daily email from Jobserve from a search I have done previously. I did a quick search...
  7. Thread: Warchests

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    Happens more often than would think. Worst case I...

    Happens more often than would think. Worst case I worked with was someone similar to who NLUK mentioned, spent every penny he earned including the VAT. His attitude was, he would use the months...
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    There are some interesting products out there....

    There are some interesting products out there. Have you looked at interest rates yet or got any costings? I haven't got that far as it's still quite a way off for us.
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    I think the really simple answer here is you pay...

    I think the really simple answer here is you pay for everything. The main costs to you being income tax, employees NI, Employers NI, Brolly fee, Apprenticeship Levy (if applicable) and anything else...
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    my wife and I are about 15 / 20 years away from...

    my wife and I are about 15 / 20 years away from being able to make use of it, but had had a look at it for planning for our future. It's certainly something we are considering. The only thing I don't...
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    Thanks for the replies. I agree about keeping it...

    Thanks for the replies. I agree about keeping it going until after the probationary period. The issue is my year end is September, and my probationary period ends in December. I don't really want to...
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    Thanks for the reply. I don't really want to just...

    Thanks for the reply. I don't really want to just have it sitting there open with no transactions, as I would still need to file accounts / have insurance etc, so would be costing me money to have it...
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    Close company or make it dormant

    Just wondered what the general consensus was about closing down my ltd vs making it dormant for a year or 2.

    I have had my company for over 10 years now, so well established etc. I have recently...
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    Should have explained better, but was on my phone...

    Should have explained better, but was on my phone so wanted to type as little as possible, whilst trying to explain to OP. This was the reasoning behind just taking everything out as a final...
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    Am in pretty much the same situation. Spoke to my...

    Am in pretty much the same situation. Spoke to my accountant and they said its pretty easy. Just do a normal end of year (mine is coming up anyway). Pay any outstanding corporation tax, vat etc if...
  16. 1 - I think the depends on a couple of things. Is...

    1 - I think the depends on a couple of things. Is the contract between the client and yourself, not the client and a corporate entity (Ltd Co / US equivalent)? If you are going to be based int he US...
  17. Thread: Training

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    If you are not sure what you want to study have a...

    If you are not sure what you want to study have a look at Pluralsight and see if they have anything relevant. It's less than £300 for the year, but has a wide range of topics. Might not be as in...
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    Thanks for the replies. I'm also thinking about...

    Thanks for the replies. I'm also thinking about the hiring bod at the client too. Getting to the stage now, where I started work before the last few finished junior school. Hasn't been an issue once...
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    Removing 1st 10 years off CV?

    Just wondering what the general consensus is for this.

    Bit of background - I'm a front end developer, been contracting for 11 years now, had a mixture of perm / contract roles before this, back...
  20. Thread: Jobsite

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    Footer on the jobsite website say :- ©...

    Footer on the jobsite website say :-

    © Copyright and database rights Totaljobs Group Ltd 2019

    Merger or rebranding at some point recently?
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    Traditionally it is quiet around Christmas. A lot...

    Traditionally it is quiet around Christmas. A lot of companies, particularly finance related, have a contractor furlough around Christmas. Tends to pick up after the new year and then I would expect...
  22. The agency also will lose revenue though as they...

    The agency also will lose revenue though as they won't be able to bill the end client, so will lose their margin. But seems like OP is cutting their nose off to spite their face a bit?
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    Sorry fella, I'm not sure what else to say on...

    Sorry fella, I'm not sure what else to say on this. You sound like you've got a really complicated set up, swapping from your own limited company to another company, which you won't be a director of...
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    [QUOTE=themindseye;2606146] OK, are you a...

    OK, are you a contractor or a permie? You've said you are going to be a director in a new company from the new year, and have been offered more money and better terms and conditions, bonus etc. This...
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    Good for IR35 purposes though?

    Good for IR35 purposes though?
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    This is the confusing part. They have said they...

    This is the confusing part. They have said they want to renew your contract in the new year, with the same terms as the new agency, but they don't a contract with the end client for the work?

    So...
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    Had a quick skim read, I imagine your contract...

    Had a quick skim read, I imagine your contract contains a clause to say you can not work with the end client either directly or through a third party / other agency for a period of 6 months.

    Are...
  28. That's true for some but not all products. You...

    That's true for some but not all products. You can get equity release where you can also repay part / all of the payment you have received if you wish (so you have more equity for heirs etc). Also,...
  29. Looks like it could be used like a variation on...

    Looks like it could be used like a variation on equity release? Probably not the intention as I only had a skim read of the article. If that is the case though it's certainly something I'd look into....
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    Think this depends on how much you want the role,...

    Think this depends on how much you want the role, whether you would accept £500 per day, how rare your skillset is and whether not taking the role at £500 per day (if you get it) would incur any...
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    I'm not usually on the agents side, as I rate...

    I'm not usually on the agents side, as I rate them down there with estate agents, but I can understand why they were difficult to negotiate with. They were taking 12.5% of the contract value and have...
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    Sounds like you are outside from what you have...

    Sounds like you are outside from what you have said. How does your invoicing work though? You say there isn't a contract or PO or anything written down? I'd be changing that and also having the...
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    :igmc:

    :igmc:
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    As NAT said, get your contract checked by QDOS,...

    As NAT said, get your contract checked by QDOS, B&C etc, follow their advice as to amendments that you need to make to make to make the contract outside of IR35. From what you have said it sounds...
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    Yes, exactly. You are selling first before you...

    Yes, exactly. You are selling first before you own it. Therefore you have to borrow it from somewhere to sell. With the idea that you buy it back at later date at a lower price to return to the...
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    How do you go short on property? Wouldn't you...

    How do you go short on property? Wouldn't you have to borrow a property and sell it to go short?
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    SpongeBob SquarePants creator Stephen Hillenburg...

    SpongeBob SquarePants creator Stephen Hillenburg dies aged 57

    Maybe one for younger members?
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    Might be worth getting a quote to get the...

    Might be worth getting a quote to get the charging socket fixed and get some wireless earphones if it still does what you need? I've had the 3t for nearly 2 years now and can't fault it, long may it...
  39. Yet most British adults already have them with...

    Yet most British adults already have them with their driving licences anyway.
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    What server are you sat on? I think Wordpress is...

    What server are you sat on? I think Wordpress is probably the biggest at the moment. Lots of customisation available, including a lot of components already made by the OS community. Drupal is one of...
  41. That's probably not far off as they are handling...

    That's probably not far off as they are handling both a sale and a purchase. Have you had a breakdown of both. I imagine the purchase is most expensive as there are the extras like searches etc. You...
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    If you do go down the all bills included etc...

    If you do go down the all bills included etc check out https://www.studios2let.com/. They just advertised their own I think, but you could do the same. Depends how hands on you want to be....
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    Meant to add, if you have access to the .htaccess...

    Meant to add, if you have access to the .htaccess file or can add a robots.txt, this might be worth looking into too, but adding anything to the cache in the robots.txt file can have detrimental SEO...
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    You can add a ?v=x.xx to your css / javascript,...

    You can add a ?v=x.xx to your css / javascript, so it gets downloaded everytime you update it (as long as you change the version number). Angular does this when you build the distribution version of...
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    OK, using figures from listentotaxman, you would...

    OK, using figures from listentotaxman, you would need to earn £55K, to get £40K (based on it being your only PAYE income), these are just PAYE figures, so don't take into account the usual Umbrella...
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    Are you talking about about a personal...

    Are you talking about about a personal contribution, or a company contribution?

    Either way the government won't add anything over the the £40K. But if it is paid after tax has been paid (PAYE for...
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    Have you tried running in incognito mode? Will...

    Have you tried running in incognito mode? Will save time not having to clear cache etc. If a hard refresh doesn't work in Incognito, just closing down the tabs and restarting that mode will do so...
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    WMSS. You are asking for a high salary for a 100%...

    WMSS. You are asking for a high salary for a 100% remote position which can from anywhere. What do you have to offer that someone in Asia / Eastern Europe doesn't have, that will do the job for a...
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    Could they not just invoice you as a sole trader...

    Could they not just invoice you as a sole trader if it is a one off piece of work and you don't require them to be a ltd?
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    £74 per month including quickbooks for a local...

    £74 per month including quickbooks for a local accountant, service has become quite bad though, so will be changing after my year end later this year.
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