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    Montpelier contact details?

    I last had contact with Montpelier in February 2019, when I first decided that, with the Loan Charge looming, I'd probably have to settle with HMRC. I had some email conversations with Dawn Bull...
  2. I liked Café Rouge on the rare occasions I've...

    I liked Café Rouge on the rare occasions I've gone there - but it's always so empty I have no idea how they've survived this long
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    Please revert

    Please revert
  4. Oh so smug. I wonder if you'll be quite as...

    Oh so smug.

    I wonder if you'll be quite as chipper when HMRC have squeezed their current victims dry and come after you with some new cr@ppy bit of unbalanced legislation?
  5. Just in case his housekeeper wasn't able to get...

    Just in case his housekeeper wasn't able to get to Tesco for a bumper pack of bog paper before all the panic buying, you mean? Very thoughtful, although I'm sure he could just knock next door and ask...
  6. If you think someone/something is coming who...

    If you think someone/something is coming who could very well beat you to a pulp, running and hiding makes a lot more sense than standing and fighting.

    As the great philosopher Kenny Rogers once...
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    To give him/her their due, they've lasted quite a...

    To give him/her their due, they've lasted quite a while without being booted. SOP is to post something f***wittedly dim, then sit back and watch the fun without commenting further.

    So 8/10 for...
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    Interesting client/agency contradiction

    My client is a major international bank, let's call it BigBank. MyCo is engaged via their in-house sourcing partner, I'll call them ResourceCo.

    BigBank sent out a document to all managers...
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    I'm with Elvis Costello on this

    I'm with Elvis Costello on this
  10. My thoughts exactly. I think you have to...

    My thoughts exactly.

    I think you have to submit an employment tribunal claim within 3 months of employment ending though, so I assume he's well out of time.

    But before too long someone,...
  11. What is/was your plan A?

    What is/was your plan A?
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    If you were off "sick" for 3 or 4 weeks, I'm sure...

    If you were off "sick" for 3 or 4 weeks, I'm sure the client and hence the umbrella wouldn't enforce any notice period. Funny how the stress of hating your current job can bring these illnesses on.
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    So basically joining two detached properties to...

    So basically joining two detached properties to make a nice friendly semidetached? Sounds cosy and neighbourly, and can only boost the value of both properties :wink
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    The part I found most interesting about the...

    The part I found most interesting about the article is that he got his law qualification from Dunelm. They seem to sell pretty much everything but I never expected that.
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    This. Thousands of people leaving or about to...

    This.

    Thousands of people leaving or about to leave private sector contracts voluntarily or otherwise due to the impending IR35 changes, the market is dead as a dodo so anyone offering a contract...
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    I feel almost prescient in that I cashed in a...

    I feel almost prescient in that I cashed in a huge chunk of an ISA the week before last at the highest value it's been.

    But I did it because I need to use the money elsewhere, not because I had a...
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    No, but I'll bet he'd have a few interesting...

    No, but I'll bet he'd have a few interesting tales to tell us about his experiences if he was a member here! :tongue
  18. I used to do JIRA admin, but that was about 12...

    I used to do JIRA admin, but that was about 12 years ago so it's probably all changed since then. At least I assume so, since the version set up at current ClientCo is utterly sh*te compared to what...
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    Only problem there is, according to Make a claim...

    Only problem there is, according to Make a claim to an employment tribunal - GOV.UK, "you usually have to make a claim to the tribunal within 3 months of your employment ending or the problem...
  20. Thread: CUK Fat Club

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    So the calorific content of alcohol is irrelevant...

    So the calorific content of alcohol is irrelevant because the body won't store it. The only weight-related impact it has, according to Drinkaware, is that it interrupts your body's normal fat...
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    Have you considered making a submission to the...

    Have you considered making a submission to the House of Lords Economic Affairs Finance Bill Committee who have called for evidence on the off-payroll legislation (see Finance Bill Sub-Committee -...
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    Sssshhhhhhh!

    Sssshhhhhhh!
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    I'll be quite surprised if a company as clued up...

    I'll be quite surprised if a company as clued up w.r.t. tax law as QDOS would include such a clause, since it is entirely unenforceable as statutory law will always override contract law and the...
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    I'm always interested to hear what people's Plan...

    I'm always interested to hear what people's Plan B is - care to share yours?
  25. Thread: Asking for it

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    She's killed herself and here you are making...

    She's killed herself and here you are making jokes about the whole thing. What a c*** you really are.
  26. The only chink of light in this issue is that,...

    The only chink of light in this issue is that, since India's economy has been growing at close on 10% per annum for the last decade or more, salary expectations and cost of living among professionals...
  27. Sticky: Agreed. It'd be so easy for me to stay at the...

    Agreed.

    It'd be so easy for me to stay at the current client as they have a load of work they need me to do and are very happy with me. But I know very well they're taking the easy route and...
  28. Thanks for a polite and useful answer. Yes,...

    Thanks for a polite and useful answer.

    Yes, I've been on here a long time but, unlike some others, I don't spend my every waking moment studying posts and revising IR35. I've already learned more...
  29. It's not such a dumb question - as far as I can...

    It's not such a dumb question - as far as I can tell it's not defined anywhere in the HMRC guidance.

    But as you're so ****ing smart, perhaps you can just drop the answer here instead of your usual...
  30. Is a status determination applied to a role or to a worker?

    I assume a role, because otherwise substitution would never be a factor, but not quite sure. Does anyone have a definitive answer?
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    Are you suggesting that somewhere on this forum...

    Are you suggesting that somewhere on this forum there are HMRC plants making it sound like it's all going to be fine and sunny after April? :eek
  32. When comparing the two permie offers, remember...

    When comparing the two permie offers, remember that the personal allowance goes down by £1 for every £2 of income above £100k, resulting in no personal allowance at £125k or over in 2019/20 for a...
  33. Sajid Javid wasn't always quite so pro-IR35

    Sajid Javid: We must slash corporate tax rates and burn regulations to improve conditions for small and medium sized businesses | Conservative Home



    How times change :mad
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    If you eat a pallet full of baked beans you won't...

    If you eat a pallet full of baked beans you won't need a shotgun to keep people away :sick
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    God, how I hate that expression, which seems to...

    God, how I hate that expression, which seems to have crept into common usage over the last 5-10 years. It was widely used by offshore staff along with "doing the needful" and "please revert" but...
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    You forgot - Brexit

    You forgot
    - Brexit
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    No it isn't. "begat" is the past tense, singular...

    No it isn't. "begat" is the past tense, singular or plural.

    "Jacob begat Joseph"
    "The parents begat five children"

    The only valid use of "begats" is the plural of the noun form, "begat", which...
  38. Sounds good - what kind of thing?

    Sounds good - what kind of thing?
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    One might have thought someone so apparently...

    One might have thought someone so apparently intelligent and erudite would understand the difference between the past and present tenses. :tongue
  40. Thread: Free ports

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    I haven't seen the name "jellyhead" since 1980s...

    I haven't seen the name "jellyhead" since 1980s Viz! :laugh
  41. Thread: SDS Appeal

    by Snooky
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    The market is dead as a dodo right now but do you...

    The market is dead as a dodo right now but do you think it'll stay that way after hundreds or thousands of contractors move on from their current client to minimise their risk? I think it'll suddenly...
  42. Someone (possibly you) signed that contract in...

    Someone (possibly you) signed that contract in the capacity of an officer of the company, not personally. I don't believe you (as an employee) can be bound by the terms of a contract you didn't agree...
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    "We send the EU £350m a week. Let's fund the NHS...

    "We send the EU £350m a week. Let's fund the NHS instead"

    They didn't explicitly say "Let's give the NHS the £350m a week we send to the EU" but it's pointless semantics. The clear implication of...
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    Taking a break - thoughts?

    Current client has given everyone assessments, except a few of us who said we were leaving at the end of Feb so didn't want/need one, and found them all inside IR35. So they're all switching to...
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    My sister is an airline pilot and my brother is...

    My sister is an airline pilot and my brother is an international commentator - both travel extensively in Europe and beyond and would be a bit screwed if we didn't have an Irish mother, which...
  46. I find the hypocrisy most amusing. If IR35...

    I find the hypocrisy most amusing.

    If IR35 wasn't a thing, it would be a badge of honour for most contractors that they'd had regular renewals from their client, and the only reason people would...
  47. I may be mistaken but I think agencies are...

    I may be mistaken but I think agencies are obliged to send various information to HMRC about the contracting companies they deal with. Possibly also about which client that contracting company is...
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    I agree about your reason for being risk averse,...

    I agree about your reason for being risk averse, but if various posters are overtly aggressive and unpleasant in professional forums, a member finding themselves in an apparently inescapable...
  49. I may be entirely mistaken but, as I understand...

    I may be entirely mistaken but, as I understand it, an employer operating PAYE is obliged by law to deduct all employment taxes before paying the employee.

    So the amount you received is what your...
  50. A new sentence should begin with a capital letter...

    A new sentence should begin with a capital letter
    "Grammar" in your comment is an ordinary noun and should not be capitalised in that position in the sentence


    Could do better, see me after...
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