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    Or they are the ones who have made the decision...

    Or they are the ones who have made the decision to learn how to continue as before, with proper contracts where appropriate...?


    Agency Idiocy 101. The new rules will apply if you get paid after...
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    This. Apart from it not being 2001 any more, it's...

    This. Apart from it not being 2001 any more, it's about time the IPSE sceptics realised that membership is about a hell of a lot more than IR35.
  3. And pay 20% or so more taxes than you actually...

    And pay 20% or so more taxes than you actually owe plus losing the relief on expenses... :wink
  4. Slight disconnect here. My first reply to your...

    Slight disconnect here. My first reply to your otiginal post still stands. However if you have actually been given clearance, somthing has changed. That said it makes f*** all difference. Your new...
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    Sticky: There's two way to take this - bung in a few quid...

    There's two way to take this - bung in a few quid towards what ultimately will be a likely six-figure bill or bring it to the attention of people who can do something about it if the case is actually...
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    Hold on. Not a grain of truth in it. Written by...

    Hold on. Not a grain of truth in it. Written by Gerry so not at all surprising. :happy

    Read the Queen's Speech properly and you will ot find anything to justify this article.
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    It's the year after the tax year in which you...

    It's the year after the tax year in which you close down the company. That is when HMRC can raise an inquiry on the closing year's accounts. After that, unless you've done something fraudulent, you...
  8. And one more time.... They are testing your...

    And one more time....

    They are testing your honesty. They will know the answers, they are checking that you're telling them the same ones. They may or may not matter ultimately, but you dont pass...
  9. Ignoring the trite answers, it matters if you are...

    Ignoring the trite answers, it matters if you are over one or more credit limits or have missed or underpaid a monthly statement.

    Two questions for clearance are "are you honest" and "can you be...
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    Sticky: It's been flagged to IPSE, who were already aware...

    It's been flagged to IPSE, who were already aware of this case. It looks on the face of it like one well worth pursuing. However, I'm not sure what he is pursuing - employement rights or...
  11. Sorry but that is total bollocks. Chris knows...

    Sorry but that is total bollocks. Chris knows more about contracting and IR35 - and, more importantly, the people behind it - than you ever will.

    As for IPSE being impotent, so is everybody else...
  12. Nor me, but ive been in a datacentre when the...

    Nor me, but ive been in a datacentre when the Halon was triggered by a sensor fault. Its not an experience i would want to repeat.

    Its also why i prefer water rather than gas to put fires out. It...
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    Perhaps, I don't follow QDOS that closely. IPSE,...

    Perhaps, I don't follow QDOS that closely. IPSE, as far as I know, have never refused one.
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    No, there is always a risk of an investigation....

    No, there is always a risk of an investigation. IPSE and QDOS haven't lost an IR35 case for years*, which says to me that doing it properly, keeping off the radar by not buggering up your official...
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    I would prefer to start from the position that if...

    I would prefer to start from the position that if you set things up correctly, you wouldn't need that level of cover beyond PEI to cover the costs of an unlikely investigation.

    For PEI only IPSE...
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    Apart from the minor detail that VAT is never...

    Apart from the minor detail that VAT is never part of your income, the agency and/or the umbrella will be charging VAT themselves for their services to the end client. So if anything, the total...
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    GAve up with HP. Costs a fortune or you use...

    GAve up with HP. Costs a fortune or you use non-OEM cartridges and it fails in a week or two, even if it actually starts in the first place.

    Now use a Brother MFC-6330DDW laser MFD which has been...
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    Most odd. Hasn't worked on the PC for a few days....

    Most odd. Hasn't worked on the PC for a few days. As of yesterday it doesn't work on the phone.

    However...

    Go in via www.contractoruk.com/forums/ on both and it's business as usual on both. So...
  19. Crap . PCG was built by a bunch of people using...

    Crap . PCG was built by a bunch of people using those forums. Where it went wrong was when the CC were allowed to choose not to use them, meaning there was no longer a route in to the management,...
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    All three of mine took less than three working...

    All three of mine took less than three working days, plus a bit of paperwork follow up giving HMRC permission to deal with the new team. Perhaps I've just been lucky? The first one - from SJD -...
  21. I asked that question around 20 years ago. I've...

    I asked that question around 20 years ago. I've yet to see an answer. HMRC won't tell us because "tax affairs are strictly confidential".
  22. OK, but you (and they) must start to distinguish...

    OK, but you (and they) must start to distinguish between manpower replacement/temporary resource and resources brought in for specific purposes. The former may be under IR35 (or may not, under some...
  23. Also speak to IPSE. They have some detailed...

    Also speak to IPSE. They have some detailed guides on how to approach the whole 2020 issue and how to avoid it properly.

    Briefly, it's always about the realty of the engagement. If your freelance...
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    I wouldn't describe that as "luckily". But then I...

    I wouldn't describe that as "luckily". But then I prefer coffee :wink
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    Just because Parliament isn't sitting, doesn't...

    Just because Parliament isn't sitting, doesn't mean the Treasury cannot plan a budget. It will follow the Queen's Speech rather closely I suspect.
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    Ignore GoT. He knows lots but delights in...

    Ignore GoT. He knows lots but delights in misleading.

    As of now it is your decision as to status. That changes next year unless something serious happens to stop it. There is enough information...
  27. Thread: Canon 1000D

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    On your menu display will be a little icon like...

    On your menu display will be a little icon like three bars in a quarter circle. That's the image quality option. Don't know if the 1000D does touch screen, but on my 650D you just click on it
  28. Thread: Canon 1000D

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    Yes, that works as well, and it's what I do to...

    Yes, that works as well, and it's what I do to pass on photos that are otherwise too big.

    It all depends what eventual limage quality is required. If I'm photoing a Sea Eagle at 300 yards with a...
  29. Thread: Canon 1000D

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    The menu option to define what size image you...

    The menu option to define what size image you want is there, if you look. Three sizes and three densities as I recall...
  30. As I've said many times, notice periods are...

    As I've said many times, notice periods are meaningless for contractors. If they won't give you work, you don't get paid, regardless of what state you think your contracted work is in.

    Also, if...
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    We all know why it was prorogued, and what the...

    We all know why it was prorogued, and what the Queen was told was the reason - and I suspect that als includes the Queen herself. I still don't accept that it is the duty of the courts to rule on...
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    The House is in recess now. How do you suppose a...

    The House is in recess now. How do you suppose a non-scheduled recess is created...?

    Anyway, that is irrelevant. The Scottish ruling is based on the judges' interpretation of the reasons Boris...
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    Context is everything... That law was passed...

    Context is everything...

    That law was passed by James II, and probably initiated by Charles II, both of whom got exiled when Parliament executed their father and handed power over to Cromwell's...
  34. Thread: Bercow quits

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    If you dont understand the basics, probably best...

    If you dont understand the basics, probably best to stop arguing.
  35. Thread: Bercow quits

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    The Government proposes a planned action of some...

    The Government proposes a planned action of some kind. It is presented to Parliament - which includes most but not all of the Government of course - so their plan can be debated, criticised,...
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    Although when it suits his particular purpose, he...

    Although when it suits his particular purpose, he will go back to 1607 to find a precedent that allows his desired course of action.

    The Speaker is supposed to be neutral. That's where Bercow has...
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    Not a rant, not irrelevant. But hey...

    Not a rant, not irrelevant. But hey...
  38. Thread: Bercow quits

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    Do pay attention. Bercow was elected primarily by...

    Do pay attention. Bercow was elected primarily by a Labour party intending to stitch up the Tories by putting the Labour-supporting Squeaker in the chair ahead of several far more qualified (and...
  39. Fought and funded by his IPSE membership,...

    Fought and funded by his IPSE membership, incidentally...

    Agreed its a single case, but ut does throw GSK's blanket approach into doubt
  40. Thread: IR35 Myths

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    Sticky: True but the test is "an irreduclible level of...

    True but the test is "an irreduclible level of Mutuality of Obligation", not its absence (or presence). It is accepted that there is always some mutuality in any contract else there would be no...
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    But worth every penny of course... :smokin

    But worth every penny of course... :smokin
  42. Those companies aren't "badly managed". Quite the...

    Those companies aren't "badly managed". Quite the reverse; they are saving loads on their revenue budgets. However a lot of those "agency workers" are in entertainment, the media, tourism, social...
  43. It rather depends who you think is the villain...

    It rather depends who you think is the villain here. If you do the sums properly and understand corporate budgets, every "contractor" costs their client roughly the same as the equivalent permie role...
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    Bad thinking, imho. Compare a couple of hundred...

    Bad thinking, imho. Compare a couple of hundred quid against the earned value of the average gig - somewhere around £25k - and it is hardly significant. And there is a lot more to a contract than...
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    Don't delude yourself, it's not going away. Learn...

    Don't delude yourself, it's not going away. Learn to manage it.
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    Well it's a nice thought. Snag is, your top rate...

    Well it's a nice thought. Snag is, your top rate is driven by the least informed of your peers and the market rate is driven by people working for fourpence an hour. Unless you have something quite...
  47. Certainly Bechtel and BP who are reliant on...

    Certainly Bechtel and BP who are reliant on contractors and a viable flexible resource pool will be paying attention. IME they are two companies who manage employees and contractors separately and...
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    Not everything is about IR35. By the same...

    Not everything is about IR35.

    By the same token, if something is available to everyone, it is irrelevant for IR35.

    So the answer is...?
  49. But are GSK paying sums to individuals? After...

    But are GSK paying sums to individuals? After all, the contract will be via an agency in 90% of cases, so the chain is GSK to Agency to PSC (or an umbrella which his out of scope for IR35), which is...
  50. Just a thought - but going to your advisor for an...

    Just a thought - but going to your advisor for an opinion and acting on what they tell you is not ignoring the letter. There's a difference between ignoring the letter and not responding back to...
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