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  1. Conventional wisdom is that £40k salary is about...

    Conventional wisdom is that £40k salary is about £40 an hour outside IR35...
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    Clarke's passion is to keep us in the EU, so hes...

    Clarke's passion is to keep us in the EU, so hes not going to support any Brexiteer. Apart from that most of his contributions to anything over recent years have been at odds with policy or common...
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    Sorry but Clarke is only marginally less...

    Sorry but Clarke is only marginally less believable than Cable and Widdicombe. Should have gone when Thatcher did, he's achieved nothing since.
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    I may not be working but MyCo is... :spank: ...

    I may not be working but MyCo is... :spank:

    And unlike you perhaps i still support what they are trying to achieve
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    Bollocks. HTH :wink

    Bollocks.
    HTH :wink
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    The same points and criticisms were made over...

    The same points and criticisms were made over there as well... :igmc:
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    That's a 3.5% turnout. About par for any similar...

    That's a 3.5% turnout. About par for any similar organisation. But I'm not arguing about that, I was arguing that you can't blame the BoD if you elected them.

    But it's done now. No point blaming...
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    So not the last three CCs then... of which you...

    So not the last three CCs then... of which you were a part. :wink

    They are getting things badly wrong in some areas, but there are underlying reasons. However they were elected by a robust...
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    And who was it elected them...?

    And who was it elected them...?
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    Look at it this way: Your job is being a...

    Look at it this way:

    Your job is being a contractor. You are therefore selling your skills and experience in the open market, which means you are competing with people who have equal or often...
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    No idea. Why dont you ask them?

    No idea. Why dont you ask them?
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    So take them to court. Easy to say it. Far...

    So take them to court.

    Easy to say it. Far harder if you're looking at £1m costs and seven years or so of appeals...

    Organisations can't do it, they need a brave and determined person to get...
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    Obviously... Its not hard. All vetting is...

    Obviously...

    Its not hard. All vetting is about establishing how well you can be trusted. Doing anything like avoiding hard questions is not a good start, is it? They dont care what you've done,...
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    ...so setting the expectation that you will be...

    ...so setting the expectation that you will be paid when there is no (more) work to be done....

    Can you see the flaw in that approach? Apart from it making no sense business-wise, especially from...
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    Which blows any clauses about mutuality and puts...

    Which blows any clauses about mutuality and puts you well inside IR35 territory...

    FFS people, you dont want a notice period and it will not be honoured anyway. That will become even more...
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    Do you really think the clearance team wont take...

    Do you really think the clearance team wont take a look for any criminal records or similar information?

    Think about what they are testing you for...
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    Unnecessary and insulting. Do it your way since...

    Unnecessary and insulting. Do it your way since clearly l have no knowledge worth sharing.
  18. I would wish her luck but its probably a bit late...

    I would wish her luck but its probably a bit late now....:igmc:
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    So are you a proper contractor or not? Some...

    So are you a proper contractor or not?

    Some clients may want the scope to be malleable, but that's mainly because they're bad at resource management or want an employee without all the hassle of...
  20. Does not compute... Never heard of IR35? Going...

    Does not compute...

    Never heard of IR35? Going through an umbrella? Worried about the agency?

    Those three are mutually incompatible, even in Eire where there is no Intermediaries legislation,...
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    Longest - 23 months (twice, oddly enough) ...

    Longest - 23 months (twice, oddly enough)

    Shortest - 2 days (a quick report on a service failure)

    Shortest "proper" one - 3 weeks.

    Average income over 22 years has been pretty consistent, so...
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    You're a contractor. You are engaged to deliver a...

    You're a contractor. You are engaged to deliver a piece of work. Your client doesn't want you to bugger off without it being completed. However, they also want to be able to replace you quickly if...
  23. No. It is, however, a common misconception. ...

    No.

    It is, however, a common misconception.

    IR35 is tested end-to-end, so depending on where HMRC decide the fee payer lies in the chain the other intermediaries are ignored. So if they choose...
  24. It's possible. Get the contract checked by a...

    It's possible. Get the contract checked by a company that knows what they're talking about - B&C, QDOS, AbbeyTax or the like


    You can claim them from YourCo. Whether or not YourCo can claim them...
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    I have to say that "sit down and shut up" ishas...

    I have to say that "sit down and shut up" ishas not been an option in my case, since I'm there to either deliver something (usually something difficult) or change behaviours. But if you aren't in...
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    So? They aren't brave enough to work for...

    So? They aren't brave enough to work for themselves? They think you are out-earning them by several factors of ten - except you aren't, in fact they are probably better off overall? They think you...
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    You can still be outside IR35, the law itself...

    You can still be outside IR35, the law itself hasn't changed. However you will have to have the balls to challenge your "employer's" decision on your status, probably at an ET where you will be...
  28. So does IPSE membership which, if you take...

    So does IPSE membership which, if you take advantage of the other benefits it carries, won't cost you anything. :wink
  29. Thread: FTCs

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    But probably not that one... :laugh

    But probably not that one... :laugh
  30. Thread: The end

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    But other recent cases have pushed it back the...

    But other recent cases have pushed it back the other way. If you deem a worker to be inside IR35, then there are serious costs associated with that decision that currently are borne by the worker...
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    They do, but won't be able to comment or advise...

    They do, but won't be able to comment or advise on specific contracts, only general points of law and similar which is to do with the definition of qualified advice.

    Hence I suggested AbbeyTax,...
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    Try AbbeyTax...

    Try AbbeyTax...
  33. Thread: FTCs

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    None at all. FTCs are offered for either a...

    None at all. FTCs are offered for either a specific reason, such as having the worker firmly under the company's control (highly advisable for an HR role for example) of because the FD or the HR...
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    Anything between 3% and 50% depending on a load...

    Anything between 3% and 50% depending on a load of factors, such as rate and exclusivity. Average is about 15% of day/hour rate.

    But don't worry about it, it's not your money, you get a percentage...
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    Chaplin is making a lot of noise, but it's not...

    Chaplin is making a lot of noise, but it's not actually getting him very far. The problem is not the level of activity around the changes to the rules, it's the lack of reaction from HMG. You can...
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    Incidentally, £50 off your first year for Plus...

    Incidentally, £50 off your first year for Plus membership - Join IPSE | IPSE
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    Precisely. It's n years from the date it is...

    Precisely. It's n years from the date it is granted, and you will be re-vetted after that point - provided you remain within a recognised environment that can manage SC clearance. If you aren't then...
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    Nope. It's a no brainer. Those who complain...

    Nope. It's a no brainer.

    Those who complain about on here are mostly still living in 1999. :tongue
  39. Interesting that JRM's constituency have gone to...

    Interesting that JRM's constituency have gone to the Lib Dumbs. This was a deeply Labour stronghold until 2015 (and with a previous very good MP, much as I dislike his party). Tory losses are almost...
  40. BTW, informed opinion appears to be that an...

    BTW, informed opinion appears to be that an increased tax take from the 2020 changes are almost certainly a fantasy. If anything they will lose tax income by reducing people's spending power,...
  41. ...but it does not affect the primary law under...

    ...but it does not affect the primary law under which the case is being held, only rulings made under that law.

    We don't want to clarify when HMRC may be able to prosecute under IR35 or any other...
  42. Wrong on several levels. ETs and EATs do not set...

    Wrong on several levels. ETs and EATs do not set case law precedents, only high court appeals do that. Without such a precedent, nothing will change. Secondly cases will settle rather than risk going...
  43. A test case to resolve this will take several...

    A test case to resolve this will take several years and at least £2m. Have you the funds to support that level of risk?
  44. That's rather the point. It's not your money. The...

    That's rather the point. It's not your money. The entity that owned the money no longer exists, which is why HMG has sequestered it. You as an individual can of course restore that entity, but it's...
  45. There are no loopholes. It's important you...

    There are no loopholes. It's important you understand that. Most if not all are marginally legal or lead to bigger bills further down the line. The people who bang on about such things are not the...
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    Impose more taxes or even simply increase the...

    Impose more taxes or even simply increase the rate of taxation already in place in various areas and the net tax revenue goes down, if only because people perceive they have less to spend. That's why...
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    I am, thanks. It's not me failing to make the...

    I am, thanks. It's not me failing to make the distinction between macroeconomics and corporate economics
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    No,income from tax revenues needs to go up. That...

    No,income from tax revenues needs to go up. That is not achieved by increasing taxes, as has been amply demonstrated by the cut in CT rates bringing in another #20bn a year
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    And your point is? If you break the...

    And your point is?

    If you break the fundamental basis of your economy, and kick off a regime that establishes committed 20-year debts and guarantees your interest payments will outstrip your...
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    It lapsed. That's about all you will ever know...

    It lapsed. That's about all you will ever know for sure. Presumably he or someone with a right to the information asked the previous security team. But the 12 month rule is clear and has been in...
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