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    Can't see that lasting long in this day and age....

    Can't see that lasting long in this day and age. Someone is going to be outraged and complain and it will get dropped.

    When it happens they can hire a Morris Dancing troupe to help them bid...
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    Totally get that but there surely has to be...

    Totally get that but there surely has to be something about that set up that can be challenged. It's not how the rules should be used.
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    You are showing a rather worrying lack of even...

    You are showing a rather worrying lack of even the basic knowledge of what is going on. You really shouldn't be asking questions like that with only 9 weeks to go.

    Time to pull your finger out,...
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    We need JTB here. One person to take one of these...

    We need JTB here. One person to take one of these on, be made redundant and then taken it to a tribunal to end this once and for all.

    Surely its going to be easy to win. Creating a permanent...
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    I don't think this one is about HMRC. After April...

    I don't think this one is about HMRC. After April the client has state to agree to accept a sub to provide an outside contract. Before they are making that decision they want to know if the...
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    Employee for 6 months ?!?!?!

    And to counter the thread about the possibly positive request for a managed service on jobserve I get this steaming pile in my inbox.

    6 month gig as a perm employee of an Addecco subsidiary...
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    Indeed but delivering a work package that is...

    Indeed but delivering a work package that is managed then the end clients determination is irrelevant. Unless you were just pointing the client out for interests sake?
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    And many contractors will think that's easy to do...

    And many contractors will think that's easy to do and completely miss the mark. The agent/client will most likely be looking for a decent sized setup that has an existing employee they can draft in....
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    Sounds a very poor state of affairs to me. The...

    Sounds a very poor state of affairs to me. The client is letting the agency make a determination in their behalf when they will know nothing about what the client will accept and the working...
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    So a company that offers managed services is...

    So a company that offers managed services is looking for a managed service offering. Very interesting indeed.
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    Managed Service advert on Jobserve

    Very interesting mail from jobserve this morning. All this talk of offering fixed price managed services instead of bodies recently and lo and behold we have one.

    Hopefully more companies are...
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    You are applying some one dimensional thinking...

    You are applying some one dimensional thinking here. It would all be done above board with the proper contracts including dates, payment terms and the lot so it will be very clear when and to what it...
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    We had a post asking exactly this yesterday. It's...

    We had a post asking exactly this yesterday. It's in the IR35 section of the forums.
    ...
  14. It depends on his expenses really but I thought...

    It depends on his expenses really but I thought there was a cap at around 30k where umbrella was a better bet below this and ltd better above.
  15. Much of it depends on your personal...

    Much of it depends on your personal circumstances. How much is in the business and what the best way to deal with it is. Could MVL but this has been discussed to death. Many posts on here at the...
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    To be fair I'd bet a vast majority of contractors...

    To be fair I'd bet a vast majority of contractors don't understand the nuances of substitutes either.
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    This. Pretty pointless really.

    This. Pretty pointless really.
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    You won't be in same trade. You were an IT...

    You won't be in same trade. You were an IT consultant/director, now you are a perm employee. Sorted :)
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    Possibly but many perms can work offsite...

    Possibly but many perms can work offsite nowadays. I don't think it's the flag it might have been back in the day.


    Indeed. This is, in fact, one of the only examples given during the public...
  20. You need to sort this out with the agency. Have...

    You need to sort this out with the agency. Have you asked them about this? Most agencies are paying before the 5th to get around it. It happened in the public sector and at least one agent on here...
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    Should I have responded with a soft fluffy...

    Should I have responded with a soft fluffy Internet hug instead?
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    Thanks for that. Useful.

    Thanks for that. Useful.
  23. You could but its not likely to work. Its how the...

    You could but its not likely to work. Its how the client wants to pay you, not the other way around.

    Fixed price is the way to go but you are going to have to do battle with your clients processes...
  24. Why did you set up a limited company if you don't...

    Why did you set up a limited company if you don't want to use it for freelance work??
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    He didn't did he?? OMG lol

    He didn't did he?? OMG lol
  26. Because they are swingers.

    Because they are swingers.
  27. I don't think they tell you the provider but it...

    I don't think they tell you the provider but it will tell you the address of the course so just google it and you'll find out.
  28. Use them all the time. Booked my entire ITIL...

    Use them all the time. Booked my entire ITIL qualifications through them. They just front up training from a group of providers so ended up on courses from QA, knowledge academy and some smaller ones...
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    Yawn....

    Yawn....
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    I'm having a deja vu moment.

    I'm having a deja vu moment.
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    You can't. You are already at risk as it's...

    You can't.

    You are already at risk as it's there on paper you've been working inside all along. The only option to mitigate is to leave, quickly. If you don't you are in the lap of the gods....
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    I wasnt talking about anyone. Just you.

    I wasnt talking about anyone. Just you.
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    How much money do you have in it?

    How much money do you have in it?
  34. Let someone else deal with your negotiations so...

    Let someone else deal with your negotiations so it doesn't become clear to the agent and seller you're completely clueless and they put the price up again.
  35. You need to give us the whole picture and not...

    You need to give us the whole picture and not just drip feed. The above is there to stop you going to a different part of the business under a different agent. If the client wants you to work...
  36. Who has asked you to move and do the work? ...

    Who has asked you to move and do the work?

    Sounds very much like D&C if they are asking you to do other stuff but can be worked around with paperwork in this instance but if they have are using...
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    Half a million quid to restore some old clapper?...

    Half a million quid to restore some old clapper? Typical PS project then. Might have it finished in time for next time we rejoin the EU.

    I belive quasimodo is short something to do at the moment...
  38. Filed under 'don't touch with bargepole' then.

    Filed under 'don't touch with bargepole' then.
  39. Sounds like you are working in the same way as...

    Sounds like you are working in the same way as one of her employees so just a temp for her not an independent contractor so you've got a problem if you are self determining.
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    Add 30% to cover the loss or find another gig.

    Add 30% to cover the loss or find another gig.
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    It's easier to ask for forgiveness that it is...

    It's easier to ask for forgiveness that it is permission.

    Full tank of acetylene down there, light, run like f**k, no moles. Sorry love.
  42. The evidence we have so far isn't backing that up...

    The evidence we have so far isn't backing that up :D
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    They need to check the bottom of Admins wallet....

    They need to check the bottom of Admins wallet. I'm sure there is something older in there that hasn't been disturbed for eons.
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    Never ceases to amaze me how much common sense...

    Never ceases to amaze me how much common sense and facts professional benefit scroungers are willing to ignore when there is a chance of claiming something.
  45. Type in pension carry forward in to google and...

    Type in pension carry forward in to google and the very first link that comes up explains it in great detail and f me! There is an example of exactly what you are asking at the bottom.

    Carry...
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    Interesting point and slightly off topic but I'd...

    Interesting point and slightly off topic but I'd imagine you still have a responsibility to make sure your working practices match your contract. You will still need to understand what IR35 is and...
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    Freelancer Financials have done 3 for me and are...

    Freelancer Financials have done 3 for me and are just renewing one of my BTLs.

    I'm surprised you can't find much though. Mortgages are discussed regularly as you'd expect.

    Best way to search...
  48. Erm.. But as soon as the determination lands...

    Erm.. But as soon as the determination lands inside you've admitted you've been inside all along surely?
  49. Yes it's true. Just means you make your own...

    Yes it's true. Just means you make your own determination as usual.

    Just luck if you get investigated.

    You won't be working for you old boss by the way.

    Oh... Re-reading...consultancy...
  50. Might be better spending some time looking at the...

    Might be better spending some time looking at the state of the market before second guess how you will be remunerated.

    But either way, you need to a lot more reading up first. None of this is new...
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