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  1. Poll: Been listening to the chat down at 'spoons?

    Been listening to the chat down at 'spoons?
  2. The financial sector is already borked by IR35...

    The financial sector is already borked by IR35 mark 2.
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    No. You should not trust them.

    No. You should not trust them.
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    A New Guinea tribeswoman, with one leg, who...

    A New Guinea tribeswoman, with one leg, who identifies as a gay man.
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    I though it common knowledge that Boris has...

    I though it common knowledge that Boris has regular Ugandan discussions.
  6. Our grooming technique does need work.

    Our grooming technique does need work.
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    FTFY.

    FTFY.
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    It's kind of you to visit Minestrone.

    It's kind of you to visit Minestrone.
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    Starting on the Swisskies now.

    Starting on the Swisskies now.
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    The Magic Flute. Austrian Philharmonic. Ha ha...

    The Magic Flute. Austrian Philharmonic.

    Ha ha ha.
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    Blair Athol Hic.

    Blair Athol

    Hic.
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    Yum. Talisker Storm.

    Yum. Talisker Storm.
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    The Dell I got is great. Pin sharp, and I can...

    The Dell I got is great. Pin sharp, and I can have three code listings vertically parallel.

    I've ordered a second monitor that's not quite so wide.
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    Round at my son's place while he and his missus...

    Round at my son's place while he and his missus go out for the evening. My wife looks after the sprog (who is currently running around while occasionally saying 'grandad' and laughing hysterically....
  15. Thread: Doomed

    by NotAllThere
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    Mistook it for a banana, did they?

    Mistook it for a banana, did they?
  16. I understand it's hell on earth. Almost as bad as...

    I understand it's hell on earth. Almost as bad as working with them.
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    https://scontent.fzrh1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/84...

    https://scontent.fzrh1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/84074036_10156472689556059_7401564780974047232_o.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_oc=AQlgViXowSMeeD8h4r7Anj8VDEq_ZDD6vxJGjx55ROq8dFfIUlU1bMxBKp3k4fl1VfgQR5oNM2PnPd0Q...
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    If i'm doing video editing, the video is open on...

    If i'm doing video editing, the video is open on one screen, the editing software on another. When developing, I have the editor on one, and whatever reference I might be using on the other. This...
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    It's arrived. Jolly nice it is too. I need...

    It's arrived. Jolly nice it is too. I need another one.
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    That's not xenophobia, it's the final part of...

    That's not xenophobia, it's the final part of stage 4 'spoons.
  21. It's not information they need until April. It...

    It's not information they need until April. It does not relate to the contract until then.
  22. Aha. His ltd co failed to notify his other...

    Aha. His ltd co failed to notify his other employer - so it's the ltd. co's fault. So it must pay.
  23. According to this...

    According to this, if your employer causes you to pay more tax than you should and it's their fault, they have to pay the tax due.

    It seems in this case, it isn't CU's fault.

    OP should ask HMRC...
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    My desk isn't Brobdingnagian. Still... tempting. ...

    My desk isn't Brobdingnagian. Still... tempting.
    Just the monitor. In common with many suppliers in Switzerland, my supplier doesn't take Amex. I just paid in advance yesterday, so the payment was...
  25. The tax is due, regardless of your tax code. Have...

    The tax is due, regardless of your tax code. Have you talked to HMRC and requested time to pay - or even if the debt can be collected via your tax code, or at least some of it. It obviously won't...
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    I've gone for Ladymuck's suggestion. Financial...

    I've gone for Ladymuck's suggestion. Financial director approved.
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    Carpet? It took us ages to roll it up.

    Carpet? It took us ages to roll it up.
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    Where are you tax resident? And have you...

    Where are you tax resident? And have you considered setting up a Dutch ltd?

    I have worked for UK companies, via an agency from Switzerland, with my Swiss ltd. IR35 is utterly irrelevant to me,...
  29. Thread: £ 30,000

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    Should just change it so that certain professions...

    Should just change it so that certain professions are exempt. IT not being one of them - for that it should be raised to £250K. (Vote NAT)
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    Mine is L-shaped - from IKEA. We don't have a...

    Mine is L-shaped - from IKEA. We don't have a huge amount of choice here - it was either Ikea for a few £100 or something in the £1000s that still wasn't quite suitable.
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    I remember when Spring were called Myriad....

    I remember when Spring were called Myriad. :oldgit:
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    It's also what I've done if I've not been logged...

    It's also what I've done if I've not been logged into client site for a month.

    As a hiring manager, I've twice had people tell me from the off that they're not available for a specific date - one...
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    Coffee. Meet keyboard. :rollin:

    Coffee. Meet keyboard. :rollin:
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    I think I'll just ask my Financial Director...

    I think I'll just ask my Financial Director whether she's happy with it. The monitor I mean.
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    Oh I know, but...

    Oh I know, but...
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    My desk is standup, but it handles two monitors...

    My desk is standup, but it handles two monitors quite happily.

    I'm wondering if I can justify a Dell U4919DW (49", 5120 x 1440 pixels).
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    At times I have to use two different video inputs...

    At times I have to use two different video inputs at the same time. The Dell looks cool - £685 from my local supplier.
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    And a huge amount of money.

    And a huge amount of money.
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    New monitors

    I'm thinking of upgrading my two monitors. I want something that is "eye friendly". 20"-24" and at least 1920/1080 resolution. Any recommendations?

    What should I be looking for that'll make it...
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    Because Brexiters without any exceptions...

    Why?
    [/QUOTE]Because Brexiters without any exceptions whatsoever are all superbly intelligent? Only let the thickos into Europe.
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    No, it's because it's fake news. Tommy isn't a...

    No, it's because it's fake news. Tommy isn't a patriot. He's a self-obsessed, self-promoting, rather stupid, far right prat.
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    Not really. The UK isn't, officially, a secular...

    Not really. The UK isn't, officially, a secular country as there is no separation between church and state. Secularisation didn't step in until the 1960s.
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    Following the last General Election ever, you'll...

    Following the last General Election ever, you'll be lucky to be able to move to the next town without a passport. Oh, wait... Corbyn lost. Sorry. As you were.

    As for communicating with the French,...
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    Scenario 4. Confront the idiot who thought this...

    Scenario 4. Confront the idiot who thought this was a good idea in the carpark.. And 'explain' .

    Working for morons is brilliant when you kniw how to use them.
  45. No. That's child's play in comparison!

    No. That's child's play in comparison!
  46. I do. Read Yes Minister. The ministers are...

    I do. Read Yes Minister. The ministers are house-trained. There used to be continuity between cabinets - a mix of new and old hands. The old hands had the measure of the civil service and could...
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    Makes the common mistake of assuming his...

    Makes the common mistake of assuming his experience is the same as everyone else's. A certain hug-averse northerner sometimes makes that error.
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    Ah. I see. Just "left-curious".

    Ah. I see. Just "left-curious".
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    The highlighted bit is where you made your...

    The highlighted bit is where you made your mistake. The correct phrasing is "so I won't be available on this date". or "so I will have to start on...".

    From the point you asked if it was alright,...
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    Yes. Why wouldn't it? Based in the UK, Indian law...

    Yes. Why wouldn't it? Based in the UK, Indian law is irrelevant to you, and self-employed people in the UK don't have companies and issue invoices to get paid.
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