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  1. It's dumb because my client said "Oh, what if we...

    It's dumb because my client said "Oh, what if we are an Agile company and we want you to do Agile? We're obviously deciding how the work is done."

    By that logic it's *impossible* for the end...
  2. I wanna add to my rant... Why on earth does...

    I wanna add to my rant...

    Why on earth does the CEST tool even *have* an 'inconclusive' outcome.

    That's like putting someone on trial and having the jury deliberate and finally deliver a...
  3. Has anyone done any fag packet calculations,...

    Has anyone done any fag packet calculations, assuming nothing changes, working the whole year with a few weeks permie style (25 odd days or whatever) holiday, no significant expenses (no significant...
  4. But don't forget to sign off with stress first...

    But don't forget to sign off with stress first (paid)
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    Nah the CEST tool is great, here's my client's...

    Nah the CEST tool is great, here's my client's responses to the questions:


    > Does your client have the right to reject a substitute?
    Yes, we don't want just anyone coming in, if you're sick for...
  6. If anyone is thinking damage to the public sector...

    If anyone is thinking damage to the public sector is over, I work for a huge international company that in turn works for the public sector. I'm working on a big public sector project.

    All...
  7. Thanks for replies. I agree I am clearly...

    Thanks for replies.

    I agree I am clearly outside, but this is more about the CEST tool, cos it's filled in by someone with no real understanding of IR35 other than what they googled.

    Thanks for...
  8. I did that originally, and got 'inside' because...

    I did that originally, and got 'inside' because of the substitution. Did it again with client can't reject and got outside. :-|
  9. All comes down to reality though, someone...

    All comes down to reality though, someone somewhere will have to put their neck on the line and say that they'll accept any substitution. And whatever manager it is 5 levels up the hierarchy in...
  10. Dealing with a company that bases IR35 decision on the CEST tool.

    Just been hit by the IR35 question from high up in the company, they send a ton of powerpoints to the supervisor and said run the CEST tool and feed back immediately.

    My contract ends before...
  11. Get contract professionally reviewed, then it's...

    Get contract professionally reviewed, then it's up to your working practices which you'll have to discuss with the client
  12. I've had IR35 insurance since day one,...

    I've had IR35 insurance since day one, considering the trivial cost of a few hundred quid it's a no brainer.

    Remember, you can get investigated even if you're totally legit and do all the right...
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    Hah, whenever I hear 'ban on contractors' there's...

    Hah, whenever I hear 'ban on contractors' there's usually a panic as I'm heading out of the door and a swift negotiation.
  14. Yes

    Yes
  15. If a child can suckle their jugs in public, why...

    If a child can suckle their jugs in public, why can't children suckle mine
  16. How much does it cost to learn bricklaying? Did...

    How much does it cost to learn bricklaying? Did you finish the course feeling totally confident you could knock out a solid wall?

    I tried to get some tradespeople earlier in the year and it was an...
  17. Sticky: Gonna be a laugh when work ethic goes down the...

    Gonna be a laugh when work ethic goes down the toilet, along with maxing out sick days, inconvenient holidays, demanding training and goal based performance reviews (tied to training and...
  18. I generally keep resignation letters very short....

    I generally keep resignation letters very short.

    I'd simply say Dear X, as per clause X of my contract I hereby offer 7 days notice of my intention to terminate our relationship.

    Then when I...
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    Case of cling onto your current gig with your...

    Case of cling onto your current gig with your life, I think.

    Unsure what my future at current co will be. No mention of IR35. Was told they don't usually do contractors but they'd like to extend....
  20. Sounds like a recipe for fun, simply refuse to...

    Sounds like a recipe for fun, simply refuse to come to work because your coworkers are wearing leather shoes and coats, and you refuse to be part of a company that profits from such things.

    Boom,...
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    Is that like fraggle rock

    Is that like fraggle rock
  22. Why not just pay the 300 quid a year for ir35...

    Why not just pay the 300 quid a year for ir35 insurance and have done with it...

    This is something I silently wonder about most posts on these forums.
  23. Can I expense an uber to the police station

    Got a call earlier, automated voice said I am under investigation by HMRC due to unpaid tax, and that I must press 1 to speak with an operator, otherwise a warrant will be issued for my arrest.
    ...
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    Pay the amount you owe (no fees) and tell them to...

    Pay the amount you owe (no fees) and tell them to stuff it.

    Suggest that they check amounts more carefully in the future.
  25. Really, jobserve is pretty much the only place I...

    Really, jobserve is pretty much the only place I apply for jobs. The only other site is totaljobs which is a bit crap. Everything else is just wading through crappy recruiter calls chancing a...
  26. Report to your nearest Urban Pacification Centre,...

    Report to your nearest Urban Pacification Centre, citizen.
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    Me also "Don't come in next week there's nothing...

    Me also "Don't come in next week there's nothing to do"

    iirc one IR35 case was won in part by a day there was some kind of fire alarm and the contractor was sent home (unpaid).

    Can't see it...
  28. 60hz is fine then if your eyesight is so bad ;-)

    60hz is fine then if your eyesight is so bad ;-)
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    IDGI can someone explain, about switching from...

    IDGI can someone explain, about switching from dividends to income tax, is it to make us pay more tax overall? Or is it just to make it a level playing field?

    The way I see it if I get paid the...
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    What a :popcorn: thread... Think the main...

    What a :popcorn: thread...

    Think the main takeaway is that the consequences of 'normal' flirting and banter have been amped up to insane levels in select cases.

    Sexual harassment is still bad....
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    2 adults :( :( :( I just wanna go on my own, I...

    2 adults :( :( :(

    I just wanna go on my own, I don't know anyone that could afford it
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    What, creating more competition in the market?...

    What, creating more competition in the market? :eyes
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    Like, £10-200, I'll pay just to not have to spend...

    Like, £10-200, I'll pay just to not have to spend hours searching
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    SDC :bluelight Spend a fiver instead, show...

    SDC :bluelight

    Spend a fiver instead, show that you're your own boss.

    I opted out of our secret santa because I don't know any of these feckers, the youngest permie in the office has been here...
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    Xmas Gift Ideas

    Wonder if anyone has any good suggestions on gifts this year.

    Every year I am stumped at what to get for me mam, can find the odd knickknack but getting a decent prezzie is always a total...
  36. Just ask em how much the NHS is paying for locum...

    Just ask em how much the NHS is paying for locum doctors since the introduction of IR35 in the public sector :popcorn:
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    fecks sake I even searched, and I can't delete it

    fecks sake I even searched, and I can't delete it
  38. Maybe I'm an idiot for saying this but I don't...

    Maybe I'm an idiot for saying this but I don't think just the rich flying around in private jets causes as much pollution as factories manufacturing millions of goods or even normal people flying...
  39. Yeah I was looking for a number, every time I see...

    Yeah I was looking for a number, every time I see income tax in the news, it tells me how much worse off a person would be earning 80k or whatever.

    I am wondering how much worse I'd be off earning...
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    Erm, that seems cheap?! Link?!

    Erm, that seems cheap?! Link?!
  41. What a pile of poo, the 10% are pumping out...

    What a pile of poo, the 10% are pumping out pollution to provide goods for everyone. You can't buy a packet of crisps and then moan about walkers making 10 million crisp packets a day and polluting...
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    IR35 Reforms Cancelled by Labour

    Labour to Abolish IR35 Reforms
  43. Well it seems you think that revenue and profit...

    Well it seems you think that revenue and profit are the same thing, so...
  44. How much would a corporation tax increase affect the bottom line?

    I was looking for a calculator that lets you input it but no luck.

    Say you pull in 100k revenue. Corp tax is currently 19%. How much do you lose if it goes up to 24% or 26%?
  45. Funny cos that's how one of my gigs ended,...

    Funny cos that's how one of my gigs ended, shipped a bunch of Indians over for 2 weeks 'training' during which time they demonstrated they had no clue wtf they were doing and their skills were...
  46. Lib Dem I guess, so at least we can have a delay

    Lib Dem I guess, so at least we can have a delay
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    Plus you get one vote on where to spend money,...

    Plus you get one vote on where to spend money, even if most of the money is yours. And some racist chump that hasn't contributed anything gets equal say as to how to spend your money.
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    Always upload, I've had calls from people in...

    Always upload, I've had calls from people in other cities that somehow had jobs in mine from companies that I've never heard of that ended up in decent gigs.
  49. HMRC is losing 80% of IR35 cases it brings about...

    HMRC is losing 80% of IR35 cases it brings about according to an e-mail I got earlier. QDos are pretty confident too. It's only like 300 quid for IR35 insurance, which I pay for on top of my legal...
  50. So, you're running your 100 million quid...

    So, you're running your 100 million quid business, and you need a CEO that has experience of running businesses of that magnitude. You find a guy, he's damn good, boosting profits of numerous...
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