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  1. Sorry didn't read all your email, I'm in such a...

    Sorry didn't read all your email, I'm in such a rush sometimes. Sorry to hear about your situation, i was carer also i worked and basically cared for my sick father, 7 days a week, very nearly burnt...
  2. HHMM startinhg tom become clear. So my...

    HHMM startinhg tom become clear.

    So my question was, 1st up why do so many people on a contractor forum have such strong anti contractor sentiment and actually what business of theirs is it how...
  3. Seems to be quite a lot of contradictions with...

    Seems to be quite a lot of contradictions with Worty, works 50 weeks a year, now wait 2 days a week.

    Back to my original question why are there so many anti-contractors on here, Why are they so...
  4. Dreadful article let's dispel some myths in this anti contractor environment

    Recently came across this god awful article on contractors and the magic money tree.

    The Slow Death of an IT Contracting Career - Beware


    Dreadful article, couple of things

    - Who works 50...
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    First up this is a contractor forum, the clue is...

    First up this is a contractor forum, the clue is in the name.

    Second up, to my original point why are there so many anti-contractors on here, either they are bitter and twisted or just plan sad...
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    boring.

    boring.
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    When you say bucket loads, no, I was working hard...

    When you say bucket loads, no, I was working hard and doing ok after many many years in the industry, count 20.

    In terms of tax receipts i've put in a substantial amount, 20% through LTD company,...
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    Must have mate, yeah, wobble wobble. dead funny.

    Must have mate, yeah, wobble wobble. dead funny.
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    Ahahah gold blend or regular, imagine it, eating...

    Ahahah gold blend or regular, imagine it, eating a whole jar, he would be off his face on caffeine yah for sure this is very funny. A whole 200g jar this is very big no, i mean this is madness. You...
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    BBC is a Tory mouth piece and has been for a...

    BBC is a Tory mouth piece and has been for a while now, unless Gregg decides it isn't off course. Common Gregg inane boring comment or something meaningful.
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    Interesting, so IR35 doesn't apply if your...

    Interesting, so IR35 doesn't apply if your domiciled in Ireland? Gregg why don't you bring something valuable to this forum instead of your inane comments.
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    If you are all so apposed to contracting why...

    If you are all so apposed to contracting why don't you set up an anti contracting site. There is nothing wrong with contracting, we forego regular steady incomes, we pay our own holidays, invest out...
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    First of all I've done incredibly well over the...

    First of all I've done incredibly well over the last 10 years, I contracted invested money in properties and pensions Sipps.

    What I'm annoyed about Greg is that very avenue is being cut off to for...
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    Banal

    Hahahah that's so funny not in anyway just inane sh*t, it's so funny I'm literally going explode, it's a mug with "don't be a little whiny mini on it" like something a middle aged kids camp...
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    Old Gregg and other Anti Contractors

    There seems to be an inordinate amount of anti contractors on here, which given this is a contractors forum seems a bit of a contradiction, question is are these guys being paid to push anti...
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    Dude there is no way you are in a relationship,...

    Dude there is no way you are in a relationship, married to this forum yes but a real life civil partnership no way.
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    OOOhh get yourself a mug why don't you, maybe it...

    OOOhh get yourself a mug why don't you, maybe it could say stay calm you lost get over it.

    or maybe bend me over im good for it.
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    Are you 60 years old or something that's...

    Are you 60 years old or something that's seriously not very funny kind of thing an old failed 80's children's TV presenter would say. ooohhh you whiny pole choker, you ooohhhh.

    Maybe get a...
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    Any thing to say with substance Gregg?

    Any thing to say with substance Gregg?
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    You could write a book on how the British have...

    You could write a book on how the British have been done over, especially over the last ten years.

    Seriously Grayling phantom ferries, phantom PPE to the tun of £150m, phanton track and trace to...
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    In fact it's the polar opposite of victim...

    In fact it's the polar opposite of victim complex, it's a hey I have a spine and refuse to be a victim. I have balls, I'll be dead soon but at least I lived.
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    Typical spinless response

    Yup i like to accept things at face value and not question them, typical spinless British response.

    There is plenty of things that a great about this country but it is slowly being eroded away. A...
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    OK I'll give you that but we did own our own gas...

    OK I'll give you that but we did own our own gas and electricity, we the tax payers owned it and benefited massively.

    To make matters even worse we sold it off to companies like EDF who are state...
  24. Benched for over 4 months and counting

    Sorry hate to go straight in with such a negative statement but as they say you can't polish a turd, it's dire out there.

    Until offices start to open up it's going to be the same story. The whole...
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    Why are the British such Mugs

    It seems to me that the British are the biggest mugs on the planet, every where you turn we pay the most and just blindly accept everything at face value.

    Raising the retirement age to 75 won'''t...
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    Eek why are you so eager to support IR35? Feels...

    Eek why are you so eager to support IR35? Feels to me like all we are doing is supporting big business who don't pay any tax anyway. It's a national scandal.
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    Regardless the House of Commons raised some...

    Regardless the House of Commons raised some serious concerns.

    It seems to me that the Tories are doing everything in the power to ensure small business and enterprise cannot succeed.
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    Which ones?

    Which ones?
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    Stiff upper lip and spineless

    We are an island, let's not sugar coat it. We are in decline helped along by excuse makers and the classic roll over and take it, spineless British spirit.

    Anyway back to IR35 and state of the...
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    Interesting, not a single bit of blame here. He...

    Interesting, not a single bit of blame here. He was simply pointing out that Trump was an absolute idiot. Only an idiot would argue otherwise, right?

    If anything this proves to me you can dupe...
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    House of Commons - Letter to HMRC - IR35

    There seems to be quite a lot of talk on here on life post IR35 however there where some very serious questions raised in the house of commons.

    IR35 'riddled with problems' and should be scrapped,...
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    All the big 5 run and outsourcing model, it works...

    All the big 5 run and outsourcing model, it works a lot of the time if you throw money at the problem, and for any of the big 5, and I mean a lot of money, rarely have I seen it work from a cost and...
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    eeerrrrr

    This was a direct quote, doesn't matter if it's the BBC, Fox, the bloke in the pub which it wasn't. Do you have a point or is your brain trying to engage itself.
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    Boris and Bojo

    I think this absolutely describes Trump to the letter, it was by Steve Schmidt who ran John Mcains campaign. Brilliantly sums up Trump and scarely our very own Bojo the clown. We to where a country...
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    Absolute tosh, i worked for 2 off the big 5 in...

    Absolute tosh, i worked for 2 off the big 5 in canary wharf, a tiny minority had 6-7 year contracts and it was the talk of contractors. in Telecoms when we launched EE there was 1 on one of the...
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    Do you people not feel like you dis-empower...

    Do you people not feel like you dis-empower yourself when you come up with comments like this, to me it feels like you are fighting and quibbling over scraps. A majority of wealth is locked away in...
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    When you say contractors working in the same job...

    When you say contractors working in the same job for years what do you mean, it's very very rare. 10 years of contracting and I've had 2 contracts over 1 year and never over 2. Multiple contracts...
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    You mean agencies and consultancies like Rishi...

    You mean agencies and consultancies like Rishi Sunak's daddy inlaw, billionaire owner of Infosys.

    The double whammy here is when you get into bed with any of the big five agencies the writing is...
  39. And should get same "Paid Holidays, protection,...

    And should get same "Paid Holidays, protection, pension contributions, employment rights, someone to organise our accounts, pay for periods when we don't work. In fact the bruden on society for...
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    IR35 What's in it for the Tories

    I think not abandoning IR35 will be utterly disastrous for this country, at a time when this country now more than ever needs flexible work and less bureaucracy, continuing with this flawed idea and...
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    I have the same doubts about going full time, i...

    I have the same doubts about going full time, i always struggled with working at a company beyond 2 years MAX, I used to think it was me until i landed into contracting and it occurred to me it...
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    Really that bothered about Tax Payers Money

    If you;re not a contractor why are you on here. Also it's a loan backed by the government not using government money.

    If you're that bothered about tax money let's talk

    Transport, subsidies...
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    Yes agree, flexibility has always put us at the...

    Yes agree, flexibility has always put us at the forefront. However it doesn't serve the Tories. They will continue to hammer contractors, they will continue to dismantle services. We will become a...
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    More self serving Tory Lies

    HMRC don't want a slice of it,

    HMRC get
    Onward value to economy, reduced administration, reduced pension over head. Revenue when you finaly wind up your company and over course they already get...
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    eeeyyy why can't ye just be appy fer im, I didn't...

    eeeyyy why can't ye just be appy fer im, I didn't like Boris at first because he's failed at just about everything, but now the papers have started to use WW2 rhetoric it's woken in me some long dead...
  46. Take away there sound bites and they are nothing

    No explanation needed.
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    Leave the poor guys alone

    Leave the poor guy alone, he's just had a baby with a woman he was cheating on whilst his wife was recovering from cancer.

    All of his other six shoulder by different mothers including the one he...
  48. Not sure we can count that Dim Prawn, pretty much...

    Not sure we can count that Dim Prawn, pretty much saying "you lefties"

    I'm not classing that as your opinion as you've basically changed the wording slightly to say the exact same thing even...
  49. Good point maybe I should have used a town in...

    Good point maybe I should have used a town in Deepest Essex as more indicative of Tory voting back watersville.

    It could really be anywhere and not meant to be literal.
  50. Have your own opinion, be brave, be unique stop hiding behind sound bites

    One thing which has become apparent over the last few years post referendum is people without a mind off there own piping up with the same old tired slogans they've lifted from tabloid newspapers...
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