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  1. Thread: test please delete

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    Sticky: They deliver though so it would only be the walk...

    They deliver though so it would only be the walk you missed out on.
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    We do control our borders. Which means that...

    We do control our borders. Which means that France no longer have any legal requirement to take back any migrant they send in our direction. Oops...
  3. +1 agencies use Smurf rates when talking about...

    +1 agencies use Smurf rates when talking about inside IR35 contracts (as Dave Chaplin calls them), when they should be advertising salary based rates (as the OP seems to believe the inside IR35 rate...
  4. Thread: test please delete

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    Sticky: PC complaining about 2 weeks in quarantine after...

    PC complaining about 2 weeks in quarantine after returning from Spain (it seems DVLA HR got involved when he told his umbrella company, who told his agency who then told their contact in DVLA)..
  5. Thread: Mortgage thoughts

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    +1 INKSPE (except in Switzerland where it's a tax...

    +1 INKSPE (except in Switzerland where it's a tax dodgy).
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    The world has changed. I suspect the idea that we...

    The world has changed. I suspect the idea that we will bring someone in to do XYZ will disappear and clients will instead head to consultancies / boutique consultancies who will add just enough...
  7. Umbrellas provide a function (payroll) that...

    Umbrellas provide a function (payroll) that agencies don't want to perform and have a habit of screwing up...
  8. Why would I when seeking permanent staff, look at...

    Why would I when seeking permanent staff, look at a contractor. A contractor will be after money (having got used to spending it) so is not likely to stay around.
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    Let's get the query correct

    Let's get the query correct
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    Clause 16 is designed to help the bank not you....

    Clause 16 is designed to help the bank not you. Ignore it and remember that the only money you will see is what's left after the administrator has spent everything he can vaguely justify from what's...
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    My previous permie employer got a contract on the...

    My previous permie employer got a contract on the States by partnering with a black female owned company,
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    Why? the current way to screw things up is to use...

    Why? the current way to screw things up is to use select case statements and then have one or 2 that don't escape / break at the end of the statement and instead continue into the next one.
    ...
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    Not quite but not far off. It's 13.8% for...

    Not quite but not far off. It's 13.8% for everything above the weekly allowance of £166 and below £962 a week and 2% for everything above £962.



    No - because the agency or umbrella will have...
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    Unlikely as it's just about the most complex...

    Unlikely as it's just about the most complex thing an umbrella can be asked to do.

    Is there any reason why you can't do it on a self-employed / freelance basis?
  15. Probably - most companies will only allow...

    Probably - most companies will only allow expenses to be carried back a month or 2 at most - consultancies will insist on expenses being submitted before the end of the month to ensure they are...
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    Highly, highly unlikely - this isn't the USA...

    Highly, highly unlikely - this isn't the USA where processes are protectable.
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    Because the agency told someone else in DVLA what...

    Because the agency told someone else in DVLA what would have been a simple task is suddenly a whole lot of paperwork because HR have been told and are involved.

    Yes I can see why the local...
  18. An agency is always going to restrict the number...

    An agency is always going to restrict the number of CVs they send to a role (send me more than the CVs I've asked for and the agency better have a great explanation) - so only tell agencies you are...
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    That assumes it's worth doing so and that outside...

    That assumes it's worth doing so and that outside IR35 contracts will exist after April (while true in some markets I suspect it won't be in a lot of others).

    Given that this is his first contract...
  20. I always went I've only just started looking...

    I always went I've only just started looking unless the interviews were via different agents at the same agency.
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    If inside IR35 the only sane option is an...

    If inside IR35 the only sane option is an umbrella and putting as much as possible into your pension scheme - look for an umbrella that can do this as a lot really can't.
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    1. Yes you will be 2. it's separate so on top of...

    1. Yes you will be
    2. it's separate so on top of
    3. the levy is something the agency is paying already so they need to deduct it.

    Personally the uplift isn't enough but I would ask how much can...
  23. MoO is an interesting one but I suspect HMRC...

    MoO is an interesting one but I suspect HMRC would be able to argue that any inside IR35 contract is subject to MoO (at least on the engagers / client's side) and that would probably be enough for a...
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    See the OP's first post on this thread...

    See the OP's first post on this thread...
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    How is it B? - he is self employed which means he...

    How is it B? - he is self employed which means he hasn't had what the PAYE section of HMRC regards as a job and which is contained within an entirely different section of a self assessment form as it...
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    HMRC don't care about that - this is about how...

    HMRC don't care about that - this is about how they handle the PAYE registration given that there is no P60 to work from.
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    Once again it's A As it's not C - you don't...

    Once again it's A

    As it's not C - you don't have a pension or a continuing PAYE job

    and it's not B - as you haven't been claiming benefits and you are self employed which isn't an issue as that...
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    Given that you are self employed the answer will...

    Given that you are self employed the answer will be A...
  29. Oh and good luck getting the Employee NI back...

    Oh and good luck getting the Employee NI back once that's paid it's gone unless the agency is going to pay for it out of their own money.

    As I said when I first saw the plan, the first thing any...
  30. :eek and in fact :eek: That's another question...

    :eek and in fact :eek:

    That's another question to add to the list of questions to ask an umbrella company.

    What are your contractual payment terms? - if it's not on same day or following day of...
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    Point them at Holiday entitlement: Taking holiday...

    Point them at Holiday entitlement: Taking holiday before leaving a job - GOV.UK
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    The law is clear about Holiday pay - it needs to...

    The law is clear about Holiday pay - it needs to be paid either when you take holiday or where holiday isn't taken it should be paid as part of the final payment. If an agency hasn't paid you...
  33. On your second point - As you know I was never...

    On your second point - As you know I was never the most expensive, you don't want to be the obvious one to cut when the project tails off a bit.

    As for your third one, the relationship does cut...
  34. An agency can walk the contractor off site and...

    An agency can walk the contractor off site and use innuendo to cover up what the actual reason was - so unless the contractor was very quick it's highly unlikely the client finds out the truth.
  35. What has that got to do with the actual issue...

    What has that got to do with the actual issue here which seems to be:-

    Agency has paid or claims to have paid Orange Genie but Orange Genie are saying that they haven't been paid.

    I find the...
  36. Umbrellas will only be paying you when the money...

    Umbrellas will only be paying you when the money arrives from the agency, given current risk levels few umbrellas will be paying money out before it arrives...
  37. Do you have a named person to deal with - as I...

    Do you have a named person to deal with - as I would be speaking to them rapidly to check what the issue is and that you know the money was received last week.

    You have just discovered the reason...
  38. Thread: test please delete

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    Sticky: As I've had to warn people in the past, posting...

    As I've had to warn people in the past, posting hat you are abroad on holiday to Facebook et al, invalidates your home content insurance policy.
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    What are the restrictions on your qualifications?...

    What are the restrictions on your qualifications? With Microsoft all certifications can be used by a single partner only when attached to the partner's account - so by helping them out you are...
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    It's only a fixed contract of 231 days if they...

    It's only a fixed contract of 231 days if they ask you to do work and provide work for you to do.

    Don't be surprised if you suddenly find yourself no longer required...
  41. I wonder if the consultancy has put some stupid...

    I wonder if the consultancy has put some stupid statement in the contract like maximum expenses £x a day and then discovered it wasn't enough so need yours to even things out a bit.

    Some of the...
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    I suspect delivery is always 3 months.

    I suspect delivery is always 3 months.
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    They last so long you don't even need to buy new....

    They last so long you don't even need to buy new. Mine is now 15 years old and I bought it second hand on ebay to begin with.
  44. Probably worth saying don't do anything obvious...

    Probably worth saying don't do anything obvious with the client until after the agency has paid you, don't give them a reason (no matter how tenuous ) to avoid payment.
  45. Thread: Ocado

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    It will come by the end of this year.

    It will come by the end of this year.
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    15% is incredibly low - most of the ones I'm...

    15% is incredibly low - most of the ones I'm talking to are 20%+, 30% isn't uncommon... Mind you I'm talking about specialist firms not the Office People of this world.
  47. Or just pay the company £92.08 and be done with...

    Or just pay the company £92.08 and be done with it?
  48. Thread: Ocado

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    Amazon Fresh use Booths - the supermarket chain...

    Amazon Fresh use Booths - the supermarket chain for the posh Cheshire set - so good Waitrose doesn't even try to compete...
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    Given the amount of money a recruitment firm...

    Given the amount of money a recruitment firm charges for permanent recruitment, companies won't be pretending to seek permanent employees when they want temporary ones. It would be cheaper all round...
  50. Debt Collection and Debt Recovery from Safe...

    Debt Collection and Debt Recovery from Safe Collections used to post here - ask them what to actually do to chase the agency for payment...
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