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    . and which three were they?

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    and which three were they?
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    I never claimed it was. Only you are interpreting...

    I never claimed it was. Only you are interpreting it as so. My point is that there are many who would consider a contract like mine to be not IBOYOA, as those would have it that you must contract...
  3. and cost them a great deal more! As an example,...

    and cost them a great deal more! As an example, when I worked for a previous software house, I was asked to cost a requirement based on the number of days work it entailed. I worked out the cost to...
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    yes, that is clearly the legal definition, but...

    yes, that is clearly the legal definition, but there are those who claim that unless you contract directly with your client, do not use an agency to find work, have business cards, have a web site,...
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    Poll: it isn't actually if you think about it. Your...

    it isn't actually if you think about it. Your ballot paper is matched to your entry in the electoral roll. So in effect, anyone with access to that information can find out how you voted.
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    OK, but just let me point this out in response to...

    OK, but just let me point this out in response to this -



    none of these apply to me, yet Markel Tax's assessment of my contract is that it is outside of IR35. So I guess you, and HMRC, would...
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    I would have thought that some genuine banking...

    I would have thought that some genuine banking contractors wouldn't agree with that.
  8. I would say that representative bodies have let...

    I would say that representative bodies have let HMRC win. Individuals could do very little against HMRC.
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    HMRC's position is that very few contractors are....

    HMRC's position is that very few contractors are. Don't forget that the environment that we work in was created by the clients, not us.



    many are not able to



    what would you say were the...
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    the problem has been that for most of the time...

    the problem has been that for most of the time that IR35 has existed, representative organisations have not been prepared to focus on these issues, but preferred to push the IBOYOA ideology. It's...
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    is a result of the requirements of clients to...

    is a result of the requirements of clients to save employment costs.
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    interesting, but even then, they are not regarded...

    interesting, but even then, they are not regarded as tax avoiders.
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    wouldn't it be a good idea for an organisation to...

    wouldn't it be a good idea for an organisation to be created that specialised in providing substitutes? There must be many individuals who will be leaving direct contracting for many reasons, e.g....
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    possibly, but what I think many forget is that...

    possibly, but what I think many forget is that the IT contractor community is not seen as an essential industry like farming is and that we are all regarded as tax avoiders.
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    an excellent analysis.

    an excellent analysis.
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    agreed, and it's a pity that IPSE didn't...

    agreed, and it's a pity that IPSE didn't recognise this sooner and campaigned appropriately
  17. he's been promised a peerage. This is how...

    he's been promised a peerage. This is how politics work.:)
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    yes, that was always a problem with BSA Gold...

    yes, that was always a problem with BSA Gold Stars.:laugh
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    agreed

    agreed
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    as much as CEST?

    as much as CEST?
  21. I don't disagree with anything you've said in...

    I don't disagree with anything you've said in this specific post. However, I contend that nothing is set in stone, because as I understand the issues, we don't have a written constitution. Existing...
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    agreed and even if the SDS declares a contract...

    agreed and even if the SDS declares a contract outside of IR35.
  23. As I understand the issues, because the UK has no...

    As I understand the issues, because the UK has no written constitution, we are ruled by case law. Legal briefs are entitled to use case law, irrespective of how old that case law is, in presenting...
  24. yes, yes, just lightening up the subject!

    yes, yes, just lightening up the subject!
  25. you are entitled to your opinion. I was...

    you are entitled to your opinion. I was essentially agreeing with the opinion of the original poster. If the client agrees that a substitute can be sent, even if the contractor would find it...
  26. Thread: Glasgow

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    I found the two stations at different levels...

    I found the two stations at different levels interesting, but then many would call me a train buff.:)
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    you and me too!:smile

    you and me too!:smile
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    anyone who pays for services in cash is a tax...

    anyone who pays for services in cash is a tax avoider, which I guess would include everyone in the HOC and HOL and most of the population.
  29. up his sleevies?

    up his sleevies?
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    missed it when in Amsterdam!:laugh

    missed it when in Amsterdam!:laugh
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    spotted dick even better!

    spotted dick even better!
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    I meant the changing incumbents in the treasury,...

    I meant the changing incumbents in the treasury, not the select committee.
  33. and a contract of service, i.e. employed, is...

    and a contract of service, i.e. employed, is incompatible with a contractual right of substitution.
  34. yes, but there are many, including members of...

    yes, but there are many, including members of IPSE, who were not able to do this because of the restricted contracts and working practises. Mine while at HP, was a good example. However, I believe...
  35. and that really sums up any official statement...

    and that really sums up any official statement from civil servants and anyone who could be considered as part of the establishment.
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    Saturday - celebrating my 72nd birthday with my...

    Saturday - celebrating my 72nd birthday with my family, I guess Bryn Terfyl will be doing likewise.
    Sunday - relaxing by continuing the restoration of my 1960 MGA FHC.
  37. Most Welsh seats are Labour of course and...

    Most Welsh seats are Labour of course and although the BP ousted the Labour MEP's in the EU elections, a GE is a whole different ball game. I would say that most Welsh Labour seats will remain Labour...
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    yes, I mixed the two up, not difficult with the...

    yes, I mixed the two up, not difficult with the ever changing incumbents.:smile
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    not sure what the current rules are, but I...

    not sure what the current rules are, but I believe you can now own more gold bullion than previously. I guess gold bullion might be a better investment than sovereigns.

    Buy Gold Bullion - The...
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    even if there were such an effective body, HMRC...

    even if there were such an effective body, HMRC would just ignore them. It beggars belief that Jesse Norman has been appointed head of the select committee that looks into treasury affairs or some...
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    and again Television presenter Helen Fospero...

    and again

    Television presenter Helen Fospero defeats HMRC at IR35 tax tribunal
  42. yes, on further reading this looks like what...

    yes, on further reading this looks like what happened.
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    when we have this type of battery technology, I...

    when we have this type of battery technology, I really wonder why electric car battery technology relies on an array of AA batteries.
  44. agreed, a contractual right of substitution means...

    agreed, a contractual right of substitution means that the contract is for services and not of service and this even if the client subsequently claims that a substitute would not be accepted.
  45. Thread: QC opinion

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    did you have a ali bomper?

    did you have a ali bomper?
  46. for train buffs, Swindon is like Mecca.

    for train buffs, Swindon is like Mecca.
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    yes, but I deliberately mixed the two systems ...

    yes, but I deliberately mixed the two systems up, just as I did for the Roman numerals.
  48. yes

    yes
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    consider this - 1 + 1 = II 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 = IV...

    consider this -

    1 + 1 = II
    1 + 1 + 1 + 1 = IV
    1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 = V
    and V + V = X

    and don't forget hexadecimal where A + B = 21

    so, 2,3 4, etc are only character indicators which we find...
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    yes, clearly because Wales had played and beaten...

    yes, clearly because Wales had played and beaten them 3 times in succession lately, we had an idea of how RSA could and would play. I guess England did this against NZ, which Wales didn't, but didn't...
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