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  1. Well its worked for me over the last 8 years or...

    Well its worked for me over the last 8 years or so. Recruiters taking me out for drunks, creating the relationship and lining me up for next gig.
    CEOs, Sales teams, Managers etc adding me before Ive...
  2. I disagree with this. The idea of LinkedIn isn't...

    I disagree with this. The idea of LinkedIn isn't just recruitment. I always update my profile with my current role so that I can network with other people at client site, make contacts relevant to...
  3. Another recommendation for safe-collections.com...

    Another recommendation for safe-collections.com here. They do this all the time and know how far they can push. They're not bully boys and will explain your options to you.

    One thing I learned...
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    I'm 4 months and 9 days into my permie job. I...

    I'm 4 months and 9 days into my permie job. I hate it. I'm working harder than ever, in a constant battle about priorities, lack of overtime and goals. I'm eroding into my savings each month as the...
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    Post the details on here - you never know

    Post the details on here - you never know
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    My opinion and that of 90% of contractors I talk...

    My opinion and that of 90% of contractors I talk to is that outside to inside is leaving you wide open for retro action. Why would a gap (unless of more than a whole FY) make any difference?
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    Without knowing your tax arrangements, whether...

    Without knowing your tax arrangements, whether you incomce split etc, finger in the air calculation I would assume 25% of your turnover (excluding VAT) so 0.25 *180k = £45k
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    Ignore NLUK - he's always miserable and negative....

    Ignore NLUK - he's always miserable and negative.

    While it would have been ideal to have a solution a while ago don't let that stop you. The benefit is everyone is desperately looking for a way...
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    To the OP. Get the insurance. QDOS allow you to...

    To the OP. Get the insurance. QDOS allow you to get it monthly (I cancelled mine recently half way through the year) but bear in mind how long it might take a client to make a claim against you. It...
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    I went through a load of grief asking a builder...

    I went through a load of grief asking a builder to show me their insurance before they started knocking walls out. They grumbled and dragged their heals, sent me wrong paperwork etc but they did have...
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    I did it to a consultancy I was working direct...

    I did it to a consultancy I was working direct to. I charged £75 per late invoice and about 8% interest. They paid it too without quibble. They eventually went just bit only after I'd gone via an...
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    Yes its fairly normal. I dont have it in my...

    Yes its fairly normal. I dont have it in my current (permie) contract, but Im arguing I should get overtime now, especially as they just charge their clients for any overtime anway
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    Oh yes - thats where I'm expected to work in my...

    Oh yes - thats where I'm expected to work in my evenings to meet client deliverables. Oh and there is no overtime arrangement conveniently. Some mutterings of TOIL. So Im assuming they want me to...
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    I love this thread. I am now 1 month and 6 days...

    I love this thread. I am now 1 month and 6 days into my permie role working as a consultant. So far I've had to attend sales meetings, produce a w#nky 30/60/90 day plan, produce a 5-minute pitch for...
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    Im in the same situation and posted a question in...

    Im in the same situation and posted a question in the acocunting forum here. My accountant says it does apply if you sont "intend" on opening another company. But going perm shows you didnt intend to...
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    Closing of Company (again)

    Having taking permanent employment in the process of closing the company. There is about 9k of retained profit in there. My accountant is advising to close the company and take the profit as a...
  17. Only you can decide, but for me I took the same...

    Only you can decide, but for me I took the same route. Ive taken quite a decent perm offer and closing the company. The company has been open for 12 years or so, so another benefit of closing the...
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    As said above if you are working for a large...

    As said above if you are working for a large client who have loads of contractors I suspect there is a higher chance you may get a fishing letter or an investigation. I'd put it at 50 - 60%

    If...
  19. I didnt have any time on bench. Company said no...

    I didnt have any time on bench. Company said no more contractors after March. I was an internal Systems Architect, so accepted a permie role in a different team, doing consulting (Cloud Architect). I...
  20. Today I started my new permie job and actually...

    Today I started my new permie job and actually feel quite relieved I've got something. Gone are the fancy lunches and taxis though. Financial lockdown is coming
  21. If you were getting £500 a day, £54k perm offer...

    If you were getting £500 a day, £54k perm offer seems low. I switched from £550 a day to £115k, although it is for a different role. I think you should get at least £75k for the same role
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    QDOS are doing an excellent job of talking to...

    QDOS are doing an excellent job of talking to clients who actually engage them. I met with a friend today who's client are working with QDOS to assess each role and where found inside IR35, to see...
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    Just to add evidence from another client in, a...

    Just to add evidence from another client in, a medium sized insurance company have stated only FTC under PAYE but with a few exceptions where they will use ltd company contractors
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    I'm not sure what the umbrella companies off you...

    I'm not sure what the umbrella companies off you but you can also put money into a private pension to gain your 40% tax relief.

    Another thing I'm not sure about is whether that money would be...
  25. Interested to hear the best way of getting the...

    Interested to hear the best way of getting the client to state that the contract will be determined outside of IR35 from April 6th. I assume this would have to be worded into the contract if you want...
  26. Yup! My wife is a 49% shareholder in my company...

    Yup! My wife is a 49% shareholder in my company and has no other income so on outside gigs I can use her tax allowances. With a perm role I cant do that, pay more tax, cant claim expenses and lose...
  27. Im on £550 a day, and was offered just over £80k...

    Im on £550 a day, and was offered just over £80k on a permie basis in the same role. I didnt want to do the same role due to the IR35 risk so went into the consulting side of the business. Got a...
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    I haven't done exactly what you describe but have...

    I haven't done exactly what you describe but have some similar experience.

    I invested in a friends company as a seed investor and got SEIS relief on my investment, this entitles you to 50% tax...
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    OP - have you ensured you are outside of IR35...

    OP - have you ensured you are outside of IR35 regulations?
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    There are still contractors at my client who say...

    There are still contractors at my client who say to me "Yeah I dont really know what IR35 is apart from what my account said when I set up the company, I suppose I should do some reading"
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    My understanding is if you are using contractors,...

    My understanding is if you are using contractors, your end-clients will still need to make the determination for each individual contractor, could be painful for them. If you had permanent resources...
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    My situation is pretty similar to yours, but Im...

    My situation is pretty similar to yours, but Im on 550/day locally, and have 3 kids, Mrs who doesnt work as its not worth it due to childcare costs (She was a teacher)

    So Im about to accept a...
  33. So money gets taken from the government (NHS) to...

    So money gets taken from the government (NHS) to go to Government (HMRC) - can anyone see the idiocy in this? Its all for show to scare companies into caving into the IR35 risk
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    Agency IR35 Tool/ Indemnity

    I had an interesting chat with my agent from Venturi today. They have come up with a product which is an IR35 assessment tool, which is reviewed by a bench of lawyers and crucially, backed by an...
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    declare it anyway. Were they good drugs?

    declare it anyway.

    Were they good drugs?
  36. Negotiating a contract based on project scope

    How do people negotiate a scope of deliverables based contract? Most clients are used to the 3/6 month based time contracts so interested to hear how these discussions move into a deliverables based...
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    Jeez, guys lay off him, the usual characters on...

    Jeez, guys lay off him, the usual characters on here being high and mighty again.

    but to the OP, seriously do not pretend to be outside of IR35 at GSK at the moment, it really is too risky and you...
  38. Going back to the original post, I reassure...

    Going back to the original post, I reassure myself by thinking the amoun tof work is not going to change, so there will still be work available, whether thats outside/inside or perm still has to be...
  39. Is it a large client you are working with? I...

    Is it a large client you are working with? I imagine HMRC are targetting large companies with a large number of contractors for a potentially large return for them
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    I just last week setup an automatic feed between...

    I just last week setup an automatic feed between caterallen and free agent so not sure why he's saying manual
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    I had a contract with RS a few years ago it was a...

    I had a contract with RS a few years ago it was a pretty friendly towards IR35. They are probably jus tbeing careful not to commit to contracts past March to avoid confusion with the IR35 rules. I...
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    Something I am unsure about, when will a client...

    Something I am unsure about, when will a client provide a list of inside determinations to HMRC? Will this be in April 2020 or potentially sooner?

    My client seems they dont want to take on any...
  43. You should be fine as long as you are transparent...

    You should be fine as long as you are transparent about it. Let's be honest a lot of society have done drugs at a festival at some point. Doesn't make them a security risk, as long as you aren;t...
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    Don't worry about it. To feel guilty shows you...

    Don't worry about it. To feel guilty shows you have empathy, I get the same feelings, but always leave on good terms, I usually offer to finish off key work in evenings around my next gig which goes...
  45. Yes, hence my different examples of a small...

    Yes, hence my different examples of a small consultancy and a large consultancy with more or less than £10m revenue
  46. When do end-clients have to and not have to determine IR35 status?

    I'm not clear at what point the end-client does not have to determine such status. Here are some examples where all the work is for a discrete piece of work with fixed deliverables;

    OK so we all...
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    Yeah I got stung with this on some of my early...

    Yeah I got stung with this on some of my early contracts. Now days I tend to do the reverse and ask for more post interview once I've been offered the gig and "understand the role more", the last 3...
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    That sounds reassuring, I'm starting to ask...

    That sounds reassuring, I'm starting to ask around a bit too and seems a fair chunk of clients are doing things properly and defining quite a few of their roles outside of IR35. Can I ask what field...
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    I was referring to time to go it alone and setup...

    I was referring to time to go it alone and setup a true consultancy with a few others. We would all be directors, with some salary, some bonus depending on billing rate and some dividends is my...
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    Yeah certainly with my.mortgage I can't afford to...

    Yeah certainly with my.mortgage I can't afford to go permie and drop my take home to such a level. So eitherninfind a high paying permie consulting job, an outside IR35 contract or I setup my own...
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