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  1. Sticky: But to answer the obvious question, the Cabinet...

    But to answer the obvious question, the Cabinet Office themselves have said that less than 5% of roles meet those criteria, and are limited to obvious specialities, mainly sysadmins, network teams...
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    You don't pay someone £1200 a year to make errors...

    You don't pay someone £1200 a year to make errors or to divide up your patronage across unqualified minions.

    I left a few years back after 15 years of excellent service that suddenly deteriorated...
  3. What is irrelevant is posting numbers with no...

    What is irrelevant is posting numbers with no understanding or analysis of what they actually mean.

    HTH. Not that I care.
  4. Yes, 40%. Bulk on repayments and interest, plus...

    Yes, 40%. Bulk on repayments and interest, plus quite a lot on the administration of them which adds nothing to patient care. And an awful lot on the maintenance services they impose.

    But then,...
  5. Neither informative nor helpful. Nor relevant,...

    Neither informative nor helpful. Nor relevant, especially as the chlorine wash is external and wouldn't impact that scenario anyway. How was it being stored? No, don't bother, I'm not interested.
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    Ah, the Magic SAN consultancy. Complete black...

    Ah, the Magic SAN consultancy. Complete black box, especially if you work with EMC (I once migrated several dozen Tb for them from one datacentre to another with no common infrastructure between...
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    Just having a grumpier than usual day, I...

    Just having a grumpier than usual day, I suspect...

    There is informal arrangement where someone leaving a cleared post is assumed to retain their clearance for one from the leaving date. That's...
  8. Of course, you are quite correct. I'd completely...

    Of course, you are quite correct. I'd completely forgotten about the Illuminati... :tumble:
  9. Paying off the many outstanding PFIs would...

    Paying off the many outstanding PFIs would release about 40% of the NHS's current annual spend...

    Also, increased business and investment in the UK (which will now happen according to various...
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    RAID write penalty is about 10% depending on your...

    RAID write penalty is about 10% depending on your write cache capability. It also depends on the hardware and configuration in use, but fast drives such as SSDs for new work and HDDs for long term...
  11. No, obviously, because they won't be cooking...

    No, obviously, because they won't be cooking supremes al lá grecque, but sticking to McDs...
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    Looking at the assorted failures and idiots...

    Looking at the assorted failures and idiots they've appointed as leader since Kennedy - himself no paragon of competence - perhaps they're practising some risk management?
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    All well and good, but SNP was elected with 45%...

    All well and good, but SNP was elected with 45% of the vote (roughly the same as the last indyref result) and more than a few SNP voters are apparently saying they don't actually want independence...
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    I would aim to get a written (or email)...

    I would aim to get a written (or email) confirmation of the status of the contract and a parallel assertion that the Ts&Cs of the engagement aren't going to change. If CEST says your're outside then...
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    Except quite a chunk of the increase in HMG debt...

    Except quite a chunk of the increase in HMG debt has been on the back of the uncertainty over the last three years killing off huge amounts of inward investment. We can already see a boost in the...
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    They can. It would be utterly pointless since it...

    They can. It would be utterly pointless since it would not be binding on the UK government.

    Perhaps the silly bint should try sorting out some of her country's rather more important issues that...
  17. Yes, I was wondering when someone would spot...

    Yes, I was wondering when someone would spot that....

    Of course, I mean 2032. [/Abbott]
  18. True, but luckily, we are not bound by US...

    True, but luckily, we are not bound by US regulations.


    Except for the minor detail that all food products for commercial sale have to have their country of origin marked. So unless the US wants...
  19. A 3% solution applied externally... Yeah, that's...

    A 3% solution applied externally... Yeah, that's really spoil the taste. But probably not as much as salmonella or campylobacter already does.

    Apart from which it's only the cheap...
  20. Corbyn has said he won't ;lead Labour into the...

    Corbyn has said he won't ;lead Labour into the next election - currently due somewhere in late 2014. So we may be stuck with him for a while. And MacD would become temporary deputy if Corbyn does go...
  21. No, doesn't work like that. On those numbers,...

    No, doesn't work like that.

    On those numbers, Tories have 288 seats, Lab/SNP/LD have 304. So a rainbow coalition would be in charge. Can't say that appeals...

    And SNP/DUP/SF/PC/whatever seats...
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    What agency? FTEs are full employees...

    What agency? FTEs are full employees...
  23. Obviously the OP isn't, but they only cover up to...

    Obviously the OP isn't, but they only cover up to £10k anyway, on the basis that it's a reasonable risk exposure level. £40k is careless to say the least.

    VAT is not part of the equation though...
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    Yeah whatever. I bow to your greater wisdom. Or...

    Yeah whatever. I bow to your greater wisdom. Or something... :igmc:
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    Jesus wept... They are saying that the BBC is...

    Jesus wept...

    They are saying that the BBC is biased in favour of Boris? What a load of horsefeathers. The rest of the article has apparently been written by a first year PPE student... a not very...
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    Well I won't argue. But the decision is IPSE's....

    Well I won't argue. But the decision is IPSE's. Clearly they will take advice.

    Don't confuse Markel's open market services with those they operate with IPSE.
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    Except none of that developed scenario bears any...

    Except none of that developed scenario bears any causal relationship to Brexit, only that the McDonnell/McClusky axis is in charge of the UK.

    So now who's the gammon?
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    So if you say you are caught by IR35, that...

    So if you say you are caught by IR35, that doesn't kinda meet those criteria? If you behave as an employee and take on anything they want you to do in contradiction of your contract? Leave on Friday...
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    Nonsense, unless you're talking about the (IMHO...

    Nonsense, unless you're talking about the (IMHO totally unnecessary) tax payment coverage, which you won't get unless you have a solid outside IR35 position anyway.

    That said it's always been the...
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    They've got lots of guidance on outside IR35...

    They've got lots of guidance on outside IR35 cases, but seem to be still working on the opposite options. Understandable, if irritating, since it's all a bit speculative at the moment. However, at...
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    Shame you didn't! :laugh Anyway, now I...

    Shame you didn't! :laugh

    Anyway, now I understand the question, I think it's a bit of a low risk to be honest. Apart from anything else, HMRC don't have the resources to chase down every...
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    Practically speaking, the cut off is anything...

    Practically speaking, the cut off is anything that gets you paid by the end of March (or April 5th if you want to be pedantic). Anything after that, even late payments on a February invoice, will be...
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    OK, but i query its value. Clearance is retained...

    OK, but i query its value. Clearance is retained because you are continually monitored and reassessed. A certificate is a point in time.
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    Yes, totally agree. Client on side is your best...

    Yes, totally agree. Client on side is your best weapon. Just don't mention taxation, focus on expenses and pensions...

    As for PwC, regardless of what they may think, the three tests still stand...
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    Quite possibly, although arguing about the impact...

    Quite possibly, although arguing about the impact to you in terms of taxation won't win any friends: better to focus on the loss of operating expenses and pensions savings you will incur...

    Just...
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    The law is that you can ask for an explanation of...

    The law is that you can ask for an explanation of the determination that has been made and that determination should be one that is specific to your engagement. PwC should at least be aware of that,...
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    Because they're talking bollocks? If I'm right,...

    Because they're talking bollocks? If I'm right, and your contract is finishing anyway, what they are struggling to say is that you're out of work now, but we gave you this idiot notice clause so...
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    No, it's saying your contract will stop in three...

    No, it's saying your contract will stop in three weeks time but you aren't being paid for anything done after today. In other words, we're honouring the contract by giving you notice but you don't...
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    Been afoot for a while. LinkedIn and the like are...

    Been afoot for a while. LinkedIn and the like are suddenly awash with people with zero history pretending to be experts on IR35.
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    Are you having trouble with my earlier post? The...

    Are you having trouble with my earlier post? The clearance belongs to the role, not the person filling it. You don't get a certificate, mainly because as soon as you move out of that role, your...
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    Both wrong, sadly.

    Both wrong, sadly.
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    Hang on a minute. This all depends on who...

    Hang on a minute.

    This all depends on who made the original outside IR35 determination, how good it is (e.g. if a professional reviewer is happy then everyone should be) and if the now inside...
  43. A few thoughts arise Ajilon is not a...

    A few thoughts arise

    Ajilon is not a consultancy, they are an employement business. All the client is saying is that you come in via them on Ajilon's payroll. So just like an umbrella really...
    ...
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    Now we have a hint... The agency is waiting...

    Now we have a hint...

    The agency is waiting for the Ltd Company to appear or a decision on which umbrella you will use so they can issue a contract with it. It's not them who are dragging this...
  45. This still cracks me up. Have you actually...

    This still cracks me up. Have you actually listened to Corbyn on anti-Semitism or the NHS, or Sturgeon on governing the country (ours, not hers) or Swinson on just about anything?

    And in any...
  46. Changing the tax on dividends will have two major...

    Changing the tax on dividends will have two major consequences: a lot of very rich people will simply bugger off to another country, and a lot of retired people will see their income slashed...
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    I've had it twice, once with enough notice not to...

    I've had it twice, once with enough notice not to get too upset, once with 4 working hours notice before starting, meaning I was out of pocket for the interview effort and the pre-booked tickets and...
  48. Sticky: Do you have any idea how comprehensive the PNC...

    Do you have any idea how comprehensive the PNC really is...? (Hint: it's not a single system.)

    Secondly, even if we knew (and I certainly don't), we wouldn't say anything, because clearance is not...
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    It always gets processed as a risk assessment,...

    It always gets processed as a risk assessment, and will vary for each role (it's why the clearance goes with the job/post, not the worker, and why you don't get a certificate of some kind). The NSV...
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    The vetting agency have done their thing. Now...

    The vetting agency have done their thing. Now the client security team will need to make their assessment based on that result.

    But yes, it wss quite quick. Must b e a quiet week at NSV.
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