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    Indeed, it is just a factor to consider, but to...

    Indeed, it is just a factor to consider, but to discount a contract purely because of it I think is a mistake. I'm currently on a contract inside IR35, it's a very easy 20mile journey versus a more...
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    Currently using Paystream for an inside IR35...

    Currently using Paystream for an inside IR35 contract without any issues, this has been for the last 15 months, agency is Hudson, submit timesheet by Tuesday funds in bank account on Friday.
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    Agreed. I'm not part of the 'All' either. I...

    Agreed. I'm not part of the 'All' either. I started contracting in 1993 so experienced contracting without the spectre of IR35. Since I restarted contracting in 2015 I have worked both outside and...
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    Given all that (turmoil) above, personally I'd be...

    Given all that (turmoil) above, personally I'd be looking for a permanent job and try to gain some stability in that part of life. It'd be an opportunity to refresh\reskill whilst keeping an eye on...
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    What Porsche have you got? I've never really been...

    What Porsche have you got? I've never really been a Porsche fan but quite fancy the 996, seems good value (it is old after all) and looks the part. But having said that I do quite fancy a 370 so...
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    I would

    I would
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    The only thing I can think of is more of a...

    The only thing I can think of is more of a question, and that is 'would something like this trigger an IR35 investigation?'

    Having said\asked that, I'm with the others in that anything remotely IT...
  8. Agreed. My jump to assumption is he's getting...

    Agreed. My jump to assumption is he's getting divorced and wants to limit what's in the settlement - prejudging git that I am.
  9. Indeed, it would be much simpler.

    Indeed, it would be much simpler.
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    The way I looked at this was that I'd prefer to...

    The way I looked at this was that I'd prefer to start looking for new role post xmas\new year - so just accepted extension until end of January.
  12. Give your partner 11 quid for them.

    Give your partner 11 quid for them.
  13. In general at renewal time you're less likely...

    In general at renewal time you're less likely these days of getting a rate increase (although will depend a bit on supply\demand for your skill) when staying in the role\doing the same thing, I...
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    Isn't the American left still pretty right - if...

    Isn't the American left still pretty right - if you get my drift?
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    Whitby

    Whitby
  16. It's true about the commercial relationship but...

    It's true about the commercial relationship but the real world can be different, but only you truly know the client. My last two contracts I have negotiated with the client on renewal with a rate...
  17. Thread: Cryptocurrency

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    Hmm, isn't an attribute of cash is that the...

    Hmm, isn't an attribute of cash is that the transaction is totally anonymous, or rather unrecorded\untraceable? Also a cash transaction between the two parties involved is free not just cheap.
    ...
  18. Hobo makes a good point re brolly\ltd as you...

    Hobo makes a good point re brolly\ltd as you don't say how you operate, but even with that it's quite a rate difference. For me it would come down to the role details, and the lower rate one (being...
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    Glummer, I'd have thought :wink:happy

    Glummer, I'd have thought :wink:happy
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    I'd rather we kicked the can down the road

    I'd rather we kicked the can down the road
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    Thought that might be the case :-(

    Thought that might be the case :-(
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    Easus Partition manager? Can't be sure if the...

    Easus Partition manager? Can't be sure if the home\trial edition will do this or if it's a paid for option..
  23. Thread: Cryptocurrency

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    Learnt a new word there, which is nice :happy

    Learnt a new word there, which is nice :happy
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    In the days of when I was paid hourly in the 90s...

    In the days of when I was paid hourly in the 90s (was the norm) lunch was unpaid, it was a given as you put down what you worked. Thinking about it I'm not totally sure the working hours were...
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    Yep that can happen I suppose, but depends on how...

    Yep that can happen I suppose, but depends on how you're applying for work. For roles I'm properly interested in I'll be contacting the agent prior to applying\sending in CV, and if not most...
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    I'm not sure a gap is a red flag though, we're...

    I'm not sure a gap is a red flag though, we're contractors, gaps are to be expected. I do agree in that I wouldn't outright lie about a previous contract length to cover up a gap, as I've already...
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    I sometimes wonder if people worry too much about...

    I sometimes wonder if people worry too much about gaps; I left my last permie job (july 2014) and I took a break of 7 months before I started a contract, when asked, I just replied that I took a...
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    sweet

    sweet
  29. Thread: Ir35 2020

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    Not automatically, the only difference is who...

    Not automatically, the only difference is who determines IR35 status. If IR35 applies, it applies; I'll bet many PS ;-) contractors are not applying it to themselves.



    It's a good point :-)
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    I imagine there are more contractors in the...

    I imagine there are more contractors in the private sector that are in denial regarding IR35 already applying to them.
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    Sideboard

    Sideboard
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    Two

    Two
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    Yep, I suppose this is what I expect will happen....

    Yep, I suppose this is what I expect will happen.

    Did you look at any monitors at all in your search? I don't even want\need internal receivers as these are also external for me.
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    Yep, I was responding to vwdan's point of being...

    Yep, I was responding to vwdan's point of being guaranteed in IR35 by alluding to the OP being at such a senior position, and questioned would they really be under SDC, but not knowing is why I said...
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    I'd be quite happy without any smart features in...

    I'd be quite happy without any smart features in the TV itself and just focus on picture quality, not bothered by the sound as this is all external. Decided a while ago to keep the smart things...
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    Ta WTFH, will check it out.

    Ta WTFH, will check it out.
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    The Youtube app was automatically...

    The Youtube app was automatically removed\disabled off my Amazon Fire TV Stick (the cheapest one) at the turn of the year and now have to use a browser.
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    Maybe not at director level, who'll be...

    Maybe not at director level, who'll be supervising, directing and controlling what you do? won't it you doing all that?
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    Um, you're a nice person aren't you. I was...

    Um, you're a nice person aren't you. I was putting my side forward, as I said for balance not to be big, to demonstrate not all experiences with them are negative.
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    Only ever wfh (this is occasional unlike some on...

    Only ever wfh (this is occasional unlike some on here) at the same rate as in the office so never really considered. But my thoughts are if the rate cut was significantly higher than the cost of...
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    Here we go again; for balance I've been with...

    Here we go again; for balance I've been with Paystream for 12 months now and have had absolutely no problems whatsoever :-) I complete my timesheet on my agency website, authorised by Tuesday by...
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    Family

    Family
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    Umm, haven't I already said this? TBH I like it...

    Umm, haven't I already said this? TBH I like it when I'm correct :smile
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    Nope, it's a rolling 12 month period and you only...

    Nope, it's a rolling 12 month period and you only charge VAT from when you registered, unless you should have been registered earlier (it's a rolling 12 month period) then you have a problem.
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    If you're worried by this, surely the trick is...

    If you're worried by this, surely the trick is not to give them enough information to actually solve the issue, but still give enough information demonstrating that you know how to solve the issue.
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    Local accountant £600/year

    Local accountant £600/year
  47. Maybe explain to your manager that by you doing...

    Maybe explain to your manager that by you doing 8-4 and your colleague doing 10-6 there is coverage over the extended period 8-6 which is hopefully preferable to just 10-6.
  48. Thread: Cryptocurrency

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    Indeed, I know, but this isn't the first place...

    Indeed, I know, but this isn't the first place I've seen people refer to it as a pyramid :ohwell
  49. Thread: Cryptocurrency

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    Hmm, but that's not a pyramid though is it.

    Hmm, but that's not a pyramid though is it.
  50. Thread: Cryptocurrency

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    So is that a buy BTC signal?

    So is that a buy BTC signal?
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