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    Apart from 7 weeks in the summer non-invoicing...

    Apart from 7 weeks in the summer non-invoicing due to covid related complications starting a new role overseas I've had a pretty blinding 2020 contracting wise.
    Current role is the highest rate...
  2. Thread: A Choice

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    Why close your Ltd, couldn't you just let it lie...

    Why close your Ltd, couldn't you just let it lie dormant while in the inside IR35 role? My accountant offers a discount if you need to go inside IR35 for a while and he doesn't have to do as much...
  3. Your 'old' SC will remain with the company that...

    Your 'old' SC will remain with the company that held it....after 12 months of non-use it will become un-useable (technically they 'lapse' as soon as you leave the company but then can be transferred...
  4. NPPV3 and SC are two different and unrelated...

    NPPV3 and SC are two different and unrelated clearances.

    NPPV3 can be granted with or without an SC accompanying it.

    NPPV's are processed and granted by Warwickshire Police on behalf of all UK...
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    I worked on a contract 18 months ago that was...

    I worked on a contract 18 months ago that was seriously 'international' - workers from everywhere in the EU and a few from further beyond.

    A very entertaining French guy in his mid-30s used to...
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    Drakeford and his public sector, no chance of...

    Drakeford and his public sector, no chance of lay-offs, cronies are despised universally in Wales.

    Unfortunately, the t...wits I call countrymen will never not vote Labour come election time.
    ...
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    I'm currently on a fixed price contract; no day...

    I'm currently on a fixed price contract; no day rates involved just payment on delivery of milestones.

    I worked out the amount for each milestone by working out (guessing!) how many days would be...
  8. Thread: General moan

    by David71
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    It was the culmination of a week trying to get...

    It was the culmination of a week trying to get some movement on my invoices - including a call to the framework manager saying I was about to tell the buyer that I was going to stop work until...
  9. Thread: General moan

    by David71
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    General moan

    Found out yesterday how well asking an accounts department 'what's your address for a letter before action' works when geting an overdue invoice paid....

    Call less than an hour later saying...
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    Got an NCIA video interview later today. Will get...

    Got an NCIA video interview later today. Will get the same as any other interview, quick brush of the hair and a (fairly) crease free polo shirt.

    Under the desk....pair of shorts and bare feet...
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    Currently waiting for feedback 2 NATO roles in De...

    Currently waiting for feedback 2 NATO roles in De Hag and Brussels.

    Agent says EU citizen rules won't apply.....
  12. It's on my LinkedIn, Faceache page, buisness...

    It's on my LinkedIn, Faceache page, buisness cards and even the website that no-one ever visits!

    Can't hurt and a single contract win can make it all worth while. :happy
  13. Not had the notification e-mail yet but logged...

    Not had the notification e-mail yet but logged into my Digital Marketplace account and G-Cloud 12 is now live. :rollin::banana::rollin:

    Updated my LinkedIn.... just sitting back waiting for the...
  14. Thread: NPPV3 Sponsor

    by David71
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    NPPV3 Sponsor

    Slightly odd one....and I have Googled and looked through previous posts but can't find an answer.....so

    Has anyone any experience of requesting NPPV3+SC on behalf of sub-contractors they have...
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    Vetting process | Warwickshire Police...

    Vetting process | Warwickshire Police

    "Experian
    This is a financial check on the applicant which does not leave a visible footprint to third parties."

    Looks like a soft check.....
  16. Me too! :banana::banana2::banana:

    Me too!
    :banana::banana2::banana:
  17. Well...11th is here and no decision email from...

    Well...11th is here and no decision email from G-cloud yet.

    Any bets on whether they come out during the day?
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    This. My range is very broad - pretty much £...

    This.

    My range is very broad - pretty much £ to £x2. Depends on location - near to home, UK or EU; type of clearance required and specific contract spec.

    Current gig was through a framework so...
  19. Spoke to the G-Cloud helpline a few days ago when...

    Spoke to the G-Cloud helpline a few days ago when the 1st Sep deadline passed - they now say decisions will be made by the 11th Sep.
    Not sure what they'll say on the 11th though :confused:
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    SC isn't always attached to an NPPV3, it's just...

    SC isn't always attached to an NPPV3, it's just one option on the CoreVet portal; NP3 or NPP3+SC and as the SC bit has an extra charge I'd imagine it wouldn't be added unless necessary....
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    Been through SC several times and NPPV3 last...

    Been through SC several times and NPPV3 last month.....
    Answer the 'parental' bit the same every time.

    Mothers name: I supply
    Any other mothers details: Not known
    Fathers name: Not known
    Any...
  22. As it happens, the NATO role fell through - after...

    As it happens, the NATO role fell through - after having the start date moved back 3 times I told the agency to stuff it; helped that I had been offered a UK WFH gig at a better rate as well :laugh
    ...
  23. Not doubting you for a minute but I had exactly...

    Not doubting you for a minute but I had exactly the opposite experience last year. I'd shown Hays my ID docs for a previous role (can't even remeber what it was) and when they called me for a new...
  24. Remember that Digital Outcomes and Digital...

    Remember that Digital Outcomes and Digital Specialists are completely seperate 'braches' of the Digital Marketplace.

    I'm on both but don't really expect to ever get anything from Digital...
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    ...and if the online tax calculator works...

    ...and if the online tax calculator works correctly, you have me to thank... I tested it!!!
    (if it's w@nk, then blame someone else :rollin:)
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    First time applying for G-Cloud; been on Digital...

    First time applying for G-Cloud; been on Digital Specialists for a couple of years. I've not got anything from DOS yet but I'm also on the NEPRO framework and I've just been awarded my second...
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    While Digital Specialists and Outcomes is...

    While Digital Specialists and Outcomes is currently closed, G-Cloud framework is open for applications - I'm doing mine at the moment.
    Applying to the G-Cloud framework - GOV.UK

    While G-Cloud...
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    I know they weren't answering the phones recently...

    I know they weren't answering the phones recently but might be worth emailing them to see. My SC got converted into a NATO Secret last week - process started on the Tuesday and finished by Friday so...
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    G-Cloud is open for applications; worth having a...

    G-Cloud is open for applications; worth having a go.

    I'd get on all the government frameworks you can and see what comes up as a fit for your skill set.

    I've just got a 5 month contract via the...
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    Once got offered 3000 euro to go and open a door...

    Once got offered 3000 euro to go and open a door for someone!

    Everyone was offsite, working from home etc. and a secure area had to be opened for someone to view a room to make sure it was...
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    When I tried registering in the local commune...

    When I tried registering in the local commune last year (Kraainem) even though I was renting a flat etc. they didn't want to know me once I said I'd be spending more than 50% of my time back in the...
  32. Just having a laugh at the idea of paying for...

    Just having a laugh at the idea of paying for lunch with this moron and noticed his 'Networking groups' 'lockdown policy'....

    "As a member of Nexus, you benefit from exclusivity. Subsequently, by...
  33. €400 per day :rollin: ...nope, don't think so! ...

    €400 per day :rollin: ...nope, don't think so!

    As on previous contracts I'll be paying UK taxes; in my experience Belgium authorities don't want to know as soon as they see the word 'NATO'...
  34. Contracting in EU - list of exceptions to the two week quarantine rule

    Starting an EU based contract next week. Part remote, part onsite.

    Had a look through the 47 exceptions to the new two week quarantine rules for people entering the UK....

    Result!
    "- Defence...
  35. Thread: Happy taffy

    by David71
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    Happy taffy

    Haven't had a single (unplanned) day out of a contract in five years.
    Finished my last contract last Friday.
    Interviewed Tuesday for a role.
    Found out today I've got it :banana:

    So, back to...
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    Welsh NHS is a mess at the moment - and was even...

    Welsh NHS is a mess at the moment - and was even before the 'virus' hit town. I can't express how much I despise the Welsh Gov.

    Wife has been off work ill (not virus related) for about 5 weeks...
  37. Appears a lot of you didn't understand...

    Appears a lot of you didn't understand specifically what I was pee'd off about.....in the house this afternoon Sunak was asked a clear question regarding dividends being part of a contractors...
  38. Why would I furlough myself, I'm still in...

    Why would I furlough myself, I'm still in contract? I have taken out the Bounce Back loan and Welsh Gov micro business grant just in case though....
  39. Chancellor ignores Ltd company directors again....

    Listening to Rishi Sunak being questioned about his 'assistance' in the house, he again ignores a direct question about dividends being counted as Director income and just carries on touting his...
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    I got 40 thousand reasons in the bank from...

    I got 40 thousand reasons in the bank from Barclays yesterday that makes me thinks your friend is mistaken.....
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    Thanks for ll the advice - I'm ok on working in...

    Thanks for ll the advice - I'm ok on working in Belgium etc., had two contracts there in the last two years but never really made it down south much.

    As far as speed cameras.....don't get me...
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    Flat in Zaventeem was 700 euro plus a bit or...

    Flat in Zaventeem was 700 euro plus a bit or bills, then a duplex in Kraainem for 1250 a month including bills. There's also an 'ApartHotel' near the airport which does 'studios' for 700(ish) - I've...
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    Yep but that on base which I'd like to avoid as...

    Yep but that on base which I'd like to avoid as I'm a contractor - also I think these places tend to get a bit pricey by the month....
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    Renting in Mons

    Hi All,

    I've looked online etc. but was wondering if anyone had recommendations for renting near SHAPE by Mons. I'll have a car so don't mind a bit of a drive.

    I don't want to rent a flat as...
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    I'd say if you hold 100% of a limited company...

    I'd say if you hold 100% of a limited company shares you could be seen as owning the company, but as only one shareholder, amongst others, I don't think I am. If I hold some shares in BT would that...
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    Damn right.... I've just had my (10k) Welsh...

    Damn right.... I've just had my (10k) Welsh Government micro-business grant approved :banana:
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    Grant approved!

    Had my grant application approved!

    The grant is only available where the company has at least one employee who is not 'the company owner'.

    As the government has been clear - I am a shareholder,...
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    Airsoft and top venting blank firers - so no...

    Airsoft and top venting blank firers - so no illegality with ownership. LOTS of illegality with firing them out the window at people, my guess is he'll get 12 months(ish) inside.

    No Bren guns, but...
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    Welsh Government Assistance

    Any fellow Welshies looked at this:

    Financial Support and Grants | Business Wales

    I'm sure they'll find a way to wiggle out of it, but the Economic Resilience Fund -> Support for...
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    Outside of hunting or vermin control which I...

    Outside of hunting or vermin control which I don't know much about as I'm a target shooter...
    There are two 'main' types of certificate:
    Section 1= firearms certificate. Pain in the backside to...
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