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    Chucking your CV on all the job portals, and...

    Chucking your CV on all the job portals, and seeing if anyone finds it and comes-a-calling, would be one way of seeing if it is worth it for your CV...

    Even going for a few interviews while...
  2. Grief. This becoming more and more depressing...

    Grief.

    This becoming more and more depressing by the minute.

    Next they will turn around and say that buying property and renting it out is now No longer a viable Pension option and all...
  3. Well, worst case scenario notwithstanding, and I...

    Well, worst case scenario notwithstanding, and I too am bracing for the worst of reactions from agencies and clients alike, what I still do not understand is the following;

    The IR35 decision is...
  4. Thing is, if the chap Did utilise the existing...

    Thing is, if the chap Did utilise the existing law to his own ends, the problem is not with the chap, but with the law.

    Nothing new here, of course.

    HMRC's only remit is to now a) whine about...
  5. Petitions might help if there is an argument over...

    Petitions might help if there is an argument over which colour to paint the Scouts hut.

    But in terms of repealing the above, there is already much evidence to show the HMRC are not listening,...
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    Or more likely, be made aware of an upcoming...

    Or more likely, be made aware of an upcoming optimisation wave and have to sit under its dark cloud of miserable unknowing for six months while the consultation period progresses.

    For me, one of...
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    Oh indeed, I do completely agree with all of the...

    Oh indeed, I do completely agree with all of the above.

    I have tried with my agency ref Private Sector IR35 next year, and there is nothing going on and seemingly no one to speak to about it, much...
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    At some point after the Private Sector reforms,...

    At some point after the Private Sector reforms, the market will undoubtedly even out between the current Public and Private sectors and the current aim for Private will thus dissipate.

    If then the...
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    No.

    No.
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    And by the way, as is the requested due process...

    And by the way, as is the requested due process and due diligence on these here fora, I Did ask an accountant to clarify before posting.

    Mine was just a forwarding of links.

    Happy to be proved...
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    Aaaaand, we're back to downbeat.

    Aaaaand, we're back to downbeat.
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    That last made me laugh. As for MTD DD, I am...

    That last made me laugh.

    As for MTD DD, I am on the old system for a removal of funds in May. Let's see what happens in August...
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    Nice to hear an upbeat take on the forum. ...

    Nice to hear an upbeat take on the forum.

    Congrats.
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    VAT Notice 700/22: Making Tax Digital for VAT -...

    VAT Notice 700/22: Making Tax Digital for VAT - GOV.UK

    Section 4.6
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    There's another thought here... If even more...

    There's another thought here... If even more companies react the same way as HSBC, and the HMRC chucklesome lot get wind of this and realise that the flexible market is being canned, and as a result...
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    WTF is a PS gig? When is the shining light...

    WTF is a PS gig?

    When is the shining light going to dawn that the words Private and Public both start with the letter P?

    :ohwell
  17. Fair play. Exciting times...

    Fair play.

    Exciting times...
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    And anyone on FRS, irrespective of turnover,...

    And anyone on FRS, irrespective of turnover, doesn't need to go MTD.
  19. Fair play. Back to the drawing board. Mine...

    Fair play.

    Back to the drawing board. Mine was only a suggestion in the face of what I am thinking are unworkable situations that end clients really will not understand. Each and every contract...
  20. Isn't that exactly the situation we, who work in...

    Isn't that exactly the situation we, who work in the Private Sector, deal with right now?

    We take a contract on that a fee payer or someone has determined as being a particular flavour of IR35. ...
  21. I think there was some misunderstanding from my...

    I think there was some misunderstanding from my initial post, that, because it was sitting in an Opt Out thread for something else, there may have been a misinterpreted inference that I was...
  22. Ok, well if the wider forum users also agree with...

    Ok, well if the wider forum users also agree with this interpretation, then I find this very interesting.

    In another thread back in April 2018, and in relation to when the Private Sector reform...
  23. Chaps, could someone confirm what this clause is...

    Chaps, could someone confirm what this clause is meaning.

    (I am not up on legalese)

    Is it essentially saying that, The contract is deeming it is an Outside IR35 gig, and that if down the road,...
  24. Sounds more like she can't afford to live...

    Sounds more like she can't afford to live anywhere else, whatever she is paid. I could be wrong so of course, please correct me.

    The other thing I was going to suggest, on a similar vein, if...
  25. Would moving the property from LtdCo to a...

    Would moving the property from LtdCo to a personal name not also incur stamp duty charge? And, would that be a stamp duty of Letting size (even if no rent is being paid) or Residential?

    If so,...
  26. Can I ask a couple of questions? 1. Is there...

    Can I ask a couple of questions?

    1. Is there still a mortgage on the property? If so, who is paying that?
    2. Even though the property is let, rent free, whose responsibility is it for the...
  27. Having just read this piece, and combined with...

    Having just read this piece, and combined with when speaking to agents about gigs and always asking for feedback on CV trends and my specific content, the sequential and standard approach to CVs has...
  28. Can I ask for how long you have left? And...

    Can I ask for how long you have left?

    And the answer to that will determine whether the next question is at all interesting...

    Why do you still peruse the Contractor boards if there is no...
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    Bearing in mind my, admittedly, very limited...

    Bearing in mind my, admittedly, very limited foray into asking my current agency what their thoughts are on all matters one year hence, and getting very little back by way of Any meaningful...
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    That is hilarious. I mean, oh dear. I am not...

    That is hilarious. I mean, oh dear.

    I am not sure, in the article, why the HSBC is brought in for discussion in just one short paragraph. Has this something to do with the HMRC issue?

    If not,...
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    I am in complete agreement that if you set...

    I am in complete agreement that if you set precedents, they are very difficult to reverse for the next time.

    I am of the opinion the agency should take it on the chin for the duration of the...
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    Many thanks. All cleared.

    Many thanks. All cleared.
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    Sticky: The thing is with this kind of response is that...

    The thing is with this kind of response is that someone, somewhere, will have been in a worse still situation than you, and tell You that you need a reality check.

    Everyone has their own worst...
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    You're an utter clown. You referenced the chap...

    You're an utter clown. You referenced the chap in your usual sweeping statement, unverified, unclarified, know-it-all fashion and, once I had actually Spoken to him, with his permission, I quoted...
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    And, since His Northern-ness actually quotes...

    And, since His Northern-ness actually quotes Batcher, having just today been in conversation with the same Batcher about his experiences, after his ordeal, he says, and I quote;

    "....and since...
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    Having just done My due diligence and looked into...

    Having just done My due diligence and looked into Batcher's story, I found the below.

    https://www.contractoruk.com/forums/business-contracts/127360-qdos-ir35-insurance.html?highlight=


    ...
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    Agreed. Absolutely none whatsoever. There is...

    Agreed. Absolutely none whatsoever.

    There is another thing to consider here which is about as contemporary as one can get.

    All those Loan Charge people who had their deal reviewed by the HMRC,...
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    They'd look at the working practices because I'd...

    They'd look at the working practices because I'd tell 'em to.

    In court.

    With the help of IPSE.
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    I thought my comment would derive reaction... ...

    I thought my comment would derive reaction...

    And to be fair, you're all probably right that a belt and braces approach is perhaps better.

    But, I doubt very much that an investigation is based...
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    Reading the Loose Women IR35 win on the front...

    Reading the Loose Women IR35 win on the front page, it makes me realise what an utter crapshoot we're in for. This lady had 30% earnings from sources other than the BBC. If she was newly introduced...
  41. I had a light-touch conversation with my agency...

    I had a light-touch conversation with my agency for a large blue chip about the April 2020 changes. They really didn't know much about it as they pushed me around, from one department to another. ...
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    Lucy / Lisa 90 days! Ringing endorsements...

    Lucy / Lisa

    90 days!

    Ringing endorsements all round I'd say. Top job.
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    Ah yes. I must admit, I took that to be his...

    Ah yes. I must admit, I took that to be his LtdCo set up purchases. Not for the client. But, fair play.
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    Fair play. Had no idea.

    Fair play. Had no idea.
  45. Ooooh. I see. No client involved, per se? Just...

    Ooooh. I see. No client involved, per se? Just the collaborators.
  46. You want to keep your LtdCo name quiet? Were...

    You want to keep your LtdCo name quiet?

    Were you not taken on for this job via your LtdCo and therefore it is already known to the client?
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    Did I understand this right??

    Did I understand this right??
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    Indeed. I just didn't think the OP was anywhere...

    Indeed. I just didn't think the OP was anywhere near all that...
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    What I was thinking...

    What I was thinking...
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    Basically, No and, No. If personally bought,...

    Basically, No and, No.

    If personally bought, the mortgage is not tax deductible now; both the capital repayment and the interest parts. Repairs and agency costs are deductible. But the payments...
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