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  1. It's already out of date. The changes in April...

    It's already out of date. The changes in April are already in place in the public sector. It's not IR35, it's Section 10 of ITEPA 2018 (or perhaps 2017?) and while broadly similar to IR35 it is not...
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    Not a hope. It's already in the Finance Bill....

    Not a hope. It's already in the Finance Bill. HMRC have rejected any and all suggestions that the timing is hopelessly and damagingly wrong and the Treasury will follow their lead. It won't even get...
  3. Really? Citation required...

    Really? Citation required...
  4. So what about GDP - remembering to subtract the...

    So what about GDP - remembering to subtract the UK's annual contribution of course...

    Although don't knock yourself out, I'm not really that interested either way.
  5. Just loving this thread, funniest things I've...

    Just loving this thread, funniest things I've read for ages.

    For one thing, in what earthly universe will the EU want a small, economically unviable non-productive nation ahead of established...
  6. Don't look at me I'm Welsh. So now who's a...

    Don't look at me I'm Welsh. So now who's a prick? :tongue
  7. Of course it's more than possible that this...

    Of course it's more than possible that this result reflects a desire to shut the opportunistic ninny up. chances are that she will get her poll, and the run up propaganda will prove conclusively that...
  8. So, being a good businessman, the OP should be...

    So, being a good businessman, the OP should be approaching the end client since he has experience and history with them, and ignoring their old company altogether.

    If there are issues over...
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    Still don't see the relevance of where and why...

    Still don't see the relevance of where and why and what the vehicle was doing when the damage was done to a personal vehicle insured personally...

    It's really very simple. If it's your car you pay...
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    These are pretty basic questions, you know, and...

    These are pretty basic questions, you know, and some very basic gaps in your knowledge...

    However:

    1. There are no expenses inside IR35.

    2. Employers' NICs are not an expense. Either they...
  11. It's a naturally produced (albeit under lab...

    It's a naturally produced (albeit under lab conditions) strand of Messenger RNA, which is how the template for a protein gets from the DNA in the nucleus to the cell. What it does is tell a cell - in...
  12. The vaccine doesn't stop you getting the virus,...

    The vaccine doesn't stop you getting the virus, it stops you getting ill as a result of getting the virus.

    HTH. BIDI.
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    As I keep pointing out, clearance is a risk...

    As I keep pointing out, clearance is a risk assessment for a specific role (or set of roles) or an organisation. Different sites may not accept the same risk factors (MOD vs Police being a classic...
  14. Hugely unlikely. You're a pensioner in South...

    Hugely unlikely. You're a pensioner in South London with a fixed income of around £15k a year and a house worth £1m (and there are tens of thousands like that). How would you cope with a one-off tax...
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    Actually more to do with the naivety of Human...

    Actually more to do with the naivety of Human Remains and the way agencies sell themselves. Pick one at random and read their website. They all have loads of fully qualified staff on their books...
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    Well yes, very true. That would work really well...

    Well yes, very true. That would work really well with a national police database covering everything from ANPR records to anti-terrorism intelligence.
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    To be fair, I didn't say I was doing this last...

    To be fair, I didn't say I was doing this last week - more like 15 years ago. Moore's Law applies...

    And the PND (not the PNC, that's gone) is a modern system of federated databases. Not sure who...
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    No he doesn't. Some of us play with major...

    No he doesn't. Some of us play with major datacentres, rather than mickey mouse office systems

    This was a black box array running as a dedicated, shadowed 100Tb SAN (plus off line storage and...
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    Doesn't change the fact that you clearly do not...

    Doesn't change the fact that you clearly do not understand a £27bn a year business. So don't lecture those that do.
  20. It pretty much was and had been tested several...

    It pretty much was and had been tested several times over recent years (G W Bush was the latest) until a delusional sitting president decided to launch a completely specious campaign that it was...
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    How many more times do we have to point out that...

    How many more times do we have to point out that the agent isn't skimming anything, you are. they found the business, they got you the gig. If you want their margin for yourself, then find your own...
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    PNC wants an archive. The one I worked with had...

    PNC wants an archive. The one I worked with had got 3Tb of PNC number plates stored in the first year...

    However, the problem with this incident, AIUI, is that they can put back the missing data...
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    Quite a lot of them aren't, including those who...

    Quite a lot of them aren't, including those who claim to be! :laugh
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    They have been asking for a couple of weeks now....

    They have been asking for a couple of weeks now. Sadly they seem to have missed out anything about what IPSE is actually there to do, so they will get the usual collection of professional suits and...
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    You think? Ask your DaaS provider to recover a...

    You think? Ask your DaaS provider to recover a file created a month ago...


    Agreed, absolutely. And I've known a five nines datacentre go down completely twice now, taking the client a week to...
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    It's not a database, it's a federated group of...

    It's not a database, it's a federated group of databases spread over multiple server farms. All you have to do is delete one of the ones that holds the key information that links them together.
    ...
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    Because other people in a similar position may...

    Because other people in a similar position may read it who may believe they are outside IR35. Hence the qualification on my post.

    Happy now?
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    Ignore what's coming, the question in the...

    Ignore what's coming, the question in the client's mind will be "Has this guy added value to the job we're already paying him to do to the best of his abilities?". If you have then you have a case or...
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    I knew I shouldn't have bought that cheap...

    I knew I shouldn't have bought that cheap keyboard off E8ay... :igmc:
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    I don't, but never mind that. Fisheries is a bit...

    I don't, but never mind that. Fisheries is a bit of a mess, I agree, but (a) it was always going to be one given who owns the quotas and (b) it's a miniscule part of the whole and (c) most of the...
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    Spoken like a true coder.... :wink

    Spoken like a true coder.... :wink
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    That happened about 30 years ago...

    That happened about 30 years ago...
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    He's not even the most powerful politician in...

    He's not even the most powerful politician in France. And he got seriously side-lined towards the end of the Brexit negotiations by someone who actually wanted to reach a deal. Probably best ignored.
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    It's not as you get older, the break point is...

    It's not as you get older, the break point is when you retire which could be any age. Not having to earn a living - assuming you've planned well enough to be self sufficient - changes things quite...
  35. Well, it's a nice dream. The world has changed...

    Well, it's a nice dream. The world has changed though. Some clients will pay over the odds for "the best", but they will become both increasingly rare and increasingly picky. The commercial risks of...
  36. Really? Not everything s about Brexit you know....

    Really? Not everything s about Brexit you know. Some of us can hold on to more than one line of thought at a time.
  37. So where does he expect those not on the priority...

    So where does he expect those not on the priority schedule to get jabs from?
  38. Pointlessly stupid intervention again. Many...

    Pointlessly stupid intervention again. Many thanks.:yay:
  39. Trump is easy to explain. The USA voted for...

    Trump is easy to explain. The USA voted for someone famous from a reality TV show who claims a $3bn fortune that largely doesn't exist, spent 5 years (including the campaign) telling lies about his...
  40. HMRC haven't lost that may cases. Most people...

    HMRC haven't lost that may cases. Most people claiming a victory turn out to have had the investigation halted, not abandoned. The high profiles cases have been from courts above the original...
  41. Urban myth 201... 90% of contracts are...

    Urban myth 201...

    90% of contracts are manpower replacements or short-term additions. There is no shortage of candidates, and they are easily replaced if they are sub par. so where is the...
  42. Yes, but you will have been overpaid by yhe same...

    Yes, but you will have been overpaid by yhe same amount...
  43. There are templates out there. Test your...

    There are templates out there. Test your Google-fu.

    However, it has to be realistic. It has to have an overall objective (e.g. build me a working website from scratch).It has to have defined,...
  44. There's a form to do this somewhere on the HMRC...

    There's a form to do this somewhere on the HMRC website. Basically you make a case for why your PoA should be reduced to whatever level you think is right (including zero). If at tax year end it...
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    I think they just tried that. Didn't go well, did...

    I think they just tried that. Didn't go well, did it...
  46. And I'm supposed to take your wittering...

    And I'm supposed to take your wittering seriously...?

    He is saying he wants people to go back to work and the rest, but we can't because of the restrictions.

    But hey, it is an Irish newspaper.
  47. When I see a Labour PM who isn't or wasn't a...

    When I see a Labour PM who isn't or wasn't a complete failure, then I might have an opinion. Until then, any Labour leaders can be safely ignored as irrelevant. Especially the unelected ones.
  48. No, because that's not what he said. Read it...

    No, because that's not what he said. Read it again, slowly.
  49. He said he wants people to go back to work to...

    He said he wants people to go back to work to cinemas and restaurants.

    He also said people should follow government guidelines (aka "laws") at all times.

    So other than wanting to prove you...
  50. Or he is willing to take decisions but not with...

    Or he is willing to take decisions but not with reference to earlier ones? In other words, is he being driven by his advisors more than he should be. The jury is out on that one, but personally I'm...
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