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    Ask yourself "would their plumber/electrician be...

    Ask yourself "would their plumber/electrician be able to avail themselves of it"

    Works for a lot of situations. And in that one they'd say "if you can get to XYZ station just hop on one of our...
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    Bouyant market in London at the moment. Good...

    Bouyant market in London at the moment. Good times!
  3. I've only known of contractors be criminally bad...

    I've only known of contractors be criminally bad to not be given their notice period to work out.

    Usually it's the contractor asking to go a bit quicker, not the client.
  4. Put it this way, at least you're probably outside...

    Put it this way, at least you're probably outside IR35 now :D
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    Is there a bit of confirmation bias going on...

    Is there a bit of confirmation bias going on here?

    Those cases that go to court, are the the ones the punter expects to win. Otherwise their IPSE/QDOS/legal advisor/themselves advises them to fold...
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    What can I say, I like to give people a chance...

    What can I say, I like to give people a chance...
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    Haven't had a peep off Nixon Williams for months,...

    Haven't had a peep off Nixon Williams for months, not even to offer new salary advice for 2019. Dividend requests not being replied to for days, accountancy taking a week... are they shutting up shop?
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    Nothing to stop them offering new contracts with...

    Nothing to stop them offering new contracts with increased dayrates, which is what I suspect will happen in some cases.

    As to HSBC themselves, well.... when you've got towers full of contractors...
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    Dreading an interview with yet another Scrum...

    Dreading an interview with yet another Scrum robot. Wish me luck.
  10. That or 'staff should do this, contractors won't...

    That or 'staff should do this, contractors won't be doing this' type emails

    The rules are for guidance, not blind adherence.

    I've known clients bring people back and ask them to do some work...
  11. But the deadline to pay is today, right?

    But the deadline to pay is today, right?
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    Sticky: Not only that, but it predates your time as a...

    Not only that, but it predates your time as a contractor and covers 'the area' the work is taking place in, not the client/office!
  13. Thread: Hello

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    I think you'll come to love being a bum on a...

    I think you'll come to love being a bum on a seat.

    It's certainly better than the alternative; when there's no seat at all.
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    Do it, shouldn't take you long to get an easy...

    Do it, shouldn't take you long to get an easy £50+ a month for stuff just sitting there
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    1) are you getting paid what you agreed to? 2)...

    1) are you getting paid what you agreed to?

    2) if yes, carry on.

    It's that simple. Don't get into this game if you're going to worry about who's on what while you're already in the lop 1% of...
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    Aldermore's easy access savings account pays...

    Aldermore's easy access savings account pays double - 1%. So you may as well bank it, as well as the rest of your company's cash, in there until needed.
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    Treat looking for a job as a job and the gig...

    Treat looking for a job as a job and the gig shall come
  18. Make up the deliverables yourself (make them...

    Make up the deliverables yourself (make them specific, but not too ambitious) and put them in the contract
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    I had an Agent who 'didn't promote' Gorilla but...

    I had an Agent who 'didn't promote' Gorilla but knew a lot of people in his network liked and used them, and to mention his name... ;)

    Private equity turns everything into poo - accounts or...
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    Get the Babylon Health app and have a...

    Get the Babylon Health app and have a consultation from your phone at a time of your choosing. I think that's the closest thing to private GP I know of.
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    What issue do you have with the products?

    What issue do you have with the products?
  22. On second read, as you do this 100% from home...

    On second read, as you do this 100% from home maybe you could make the ultimate sacrifice and go into the client's office for 2 days
  23. They're asking, not telling. Don't go in -...

    They're asking, not telling.

    Don't go in - that which they can't see, they can't fail you on.
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    Perhaps it should be an interview question for...

    Perhaps it should be an interview question for new accountants - "Have you had any experience with Nixon Williams migrations?"
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    The Christmas market has been kind - out of one...

    The Christmas market has been kind - out of one contract and straight into another, no gap :-) :banana: :cheers:

    Moral of the story? Play the numbers game. Hard.
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    Don't ask questions - just vote for IPSE!

    Don't ask questions - just vote for IPSE!
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    A group wants to remove Caroline Morgan as...

    A group wants to remove Caroline Morgan as director but the group has aroused my suspicion already by not explaining in their lengthy email why that should be the case
  28. The contract extension is like the initial one -...

    The contract extension is like the initial one - it's not real until you're sat at the desk with the paper signed off beforehand.

    I start looking about a month before any end of contract (or...
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    Sticky: I got asked for 2 references recently and, in...

    I got asked for 2 references recently and, in fairness, I have an interview booked. They've checked with me before going out to them.

    Just to say that it's not always a conspiracy.
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    You say your agent took the wrong tax - is it not...

    You say your agent took the wrong tax - is it not the case that they give you the rate still but it's incumbent on you to put it through the right calculations?
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    Given that they will get a benefit from you not...

    Given that they will get a benefit from you not being there as well, pick the phone up and see if that's mutually agreeable.

    If it isn't then accept it.
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    Depends what you've been doing 'In House' for...

    Depends what you've been doing 'In House' for years
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    When you begin a 6 month contract do you know...

    When you begin a 6 month contract do you know you're doing the full 6 months? Half of mine have ended before that time. Therefore, you may wish to wait until a month or so before as that's when...
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    If the method and cost stayed the same (i.e. you...

    If the method and cost stayed the same (i.e. you were driving there and using the same amount more or less of petrol) I'd say that's the same location.

    If you drove to one and got the train to...
  35. Thread: Good news

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    Congratulations! Look forward to 2 days of work...

    Congratulations! Look forward to 2 days of work before a mandatory 2 week furlough, possibly :-)
  36. "I'm going up to bed, don't be long" presumably

    "I'm going up to bed, don't be long" presumably
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    Every search I notice a new buzzword that...

    Every search I notice a new buzzword that seemingly everyone wants. This time round, it's "ServiceNow"
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    I've had stuff a week later or on the walk home...

    I've had stuff a week later or on the walk home from the interview, depends on how keen they are and whether you end up being 2nd place

    Keep hammering the apps and interviews until you're sat down...
  39. Agents will lie, so lie back. They want sure...

    Agents will lie, so lie back. They want sure bets, so not someone who has 3 interviews next week that the client might really like.
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    Maybe in theory, doesn't happen all that often in...

    Maybe in theory, doesn't happen all that often in practise
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    The public sector taking longer than necessary...

    The public sector taking longer than necessary and spending too much money in doing so? :confused:
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    Can they not just play Mario like the nicer...

    Can they not just play Mario like the nicer children do?
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    Haha! No, not those ones. More Crap Gemini or...

    Haha! No, not those ones. More Crap Gemini or Arsecentture type stuff. You know the types.
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    Getting a few calls about working for...

    Getting a few calls about working for 'consultancies' placed within clients - these organisations don't have make my skin crawl.
  45. Currys match Amazon so using the 8% voucher is...

    Currys match Amazon so using the 8% voucher is often the cheapest way of getting tech stuff. Amazon's support is better though.
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    Typical - another tax dodge!

    Typical - another tax dodge!
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    Sounds about normal, but consider changing...

    Sounds about normal, but consider changing aspects of your style/responses/appearance if the interviews aren't securing work.
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    Not a bad idea at all. The weeks inbetween are...

    Not a bad idea at all. The weeks inbetween are dead anyway, you might as well get paid for some of it rather than none of it.
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    Bought a Tempur Cloud years ago and the thing is...

    Bought a Tempur Cloud years ago and the thing is an absolute pleasure to sleep in.

    Worth every penny and they do 0% finance
  50. Has anyone noticed Perkbox going utter rubbish in...

    Has anyone noticed Perkbox going utter rubbish in the last few weeks?

    Amazon, M&S, Currys, Tesco, Sainsburys... all gone.
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