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  1. So is he going to mess it up himself in person?...

    So is he going to mess it up himself in person? What a relief.
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    Never heard of it? Posted workers abroad on...

    Never heard of it?

    Posted workers abroad on short assignments - Your Europe

    They usually work in 5-6 months turns so they don't have to pay tax in the host country.
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    That looks like a scam.

    That looks like a scam.
  4. I am fine my friend, but I believe people should...

    I am fine my friend, but I believe people should have equal chances at making their lives better.
  5. Properties are also being used by various shady...

    Properties are also being used by various shady people as stores of cash. They don't care whether they can find tenants and some prefer that their properties never get any.

    Prices will be still...
  6. Food air drops? Aren't Channel Islands in a boat...

    Food air drops? Aren't Channel Islands in a boat distance?

    Seems like someone is planning to funnel some taxpayer money when nobody is going to look, as everyone will be focusing on stockpiling...
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    If I had a capacity to earn £5000 a week, I would...

    If I had a capacity to earn £5000 a week, I would start looking for a country that doesn't play Robin Hood.
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    The ultimate motivator to get someone to work is...

    The ultimate motivator to get someone to work is hunger and knowledge that the taxman won't take most of the income.
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    It's going to be like some countries have with...

    It's going to be like some countries have with their outsourced planes - for example the pilot needs to call the manufacturer for a launch code before take off :D

    I think this is insane to...
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    Isn't that still the case that mainstream banks...

    Isn't that still the case that mainstream banks would get workers posted from the EU or other countries where labour is cheap, put them in hostels and then bus them to office every morning and...
  11. Is that legal?

    Is that legal?
  12. This is mostly the fault of progressive taxation....

    This is mostly the fault of progressive taxation. The more you try, the more the greedy taxman wants to take off you.
    Most of the housing issues are artificial - system is designed so that if you...
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    2022 - "The City banks received an exemption from...

    2022 - "The City banks received an exemption from KYC and AML rules. Cartels from all over the world fly their cash in. As all airports are over their capacity now, smaller planes are allowed to land...
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    2027 - "Germany is begging the UK to create a new...

    2027 - "Germany is begging the UK to create a new union."
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    I got bizarre email from an agent about the...

    I got bizarre email from an agent about the project I applied for in June and forgot. He said their client is still thinking who to pick...

    What is the point writing that?
  16. Definitely not human rights though. Things can be...

    Definitely not human rights though. Things can be made exempt from those laws.
  17. Tories already stated that they won't do anything...

    Tories already stated that they won't do anything that would devalue the housing stock as that would be "unfair" to people who already own homes.
    To translate this from the classic Tory speak -...
  18. With two BTL properties, how much profit you have...

    With two BTL properties, how much profit you have left over - certainly not enough to get your MP to a nice dinner in a 5* hotel every couple of weeks and certainly not enough to make a donation that...
  19. It's not hatred towards landlords, but one of...

    It's not hatred towards landlords, but one of many actions to prevent the poor from joining the rich club.

    Any way you find that could get you up the ladder will sooner or later be closed or...
  20. There is also progressive tax system being sold...

    There is also progressive tax system being sold as "social just tax", to ensure the poor stay poor.
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    Or if you bought a sandwich to eat outside the...

    Or if you bought a sandwich to eat outside the cafe...
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    It seems like the biggest problem is that the...

    It seems like the biggest problem is that the youth thinks GCSE matters. That could be a lesson how one can be brainwashed.
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    Isn't Moggy's big dividend and IR35 voting a...

    Isn't Moggy's big dividend and IR35 voting a conflict of interest? IR35 wouldn't be needed if dividends were subject to NI.
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    I don't think "high end" and "8G" belong in the...

    I don't think "high end" and "8G" belong in the same sentence.

    Even if you target consumer is a casual internet user, then 8G combined with Windows will only bring disappointment after a while.
    ...
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    It depends on who pays and what outcome they...

    It depends on who pays and what outcome they want.

    Most studies these days are pure rubbish.
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    That's why they don't want to slap NI on the...

    That's why they don't want to slap NI on the dividend tax and scrap IR35.
  27. It's about protecting the legacy: How Thatcher...

    It's about protecting the legacy:

    How Thatcher killed the UK's superfast broadband before it even existed | TechRadar
  28. The problem is no accountability. When did you...

    The problem is no accountability. When did you last time hear a politician doing time for corruption? It's a bit of a joke, but at the same time there is no alternative, so there you go.
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    It may not work for every client, but depending...

    It may not work for every client, but depending on the market, they may find themselves to become the losers in the new situation.
    I think there are jurisdictions that offer freelancer friendly...
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    Any contract can be changed. Make a list of...

    Any contract can be changed. Make a list of things that you think are not right and how should be amended and present to the client. Be polite and describe why you need these changes and how it will...
  31. Older generation enjoyed lower taxes (not all the...

    Older generation enjoyed lower taxes (not all the time though) and whole host of loopholes and other helpers (like cheaper housing) to enable them to amass wealth.

    They now manipulate the young...
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    Shouldn't NHS be saving us not the other way...

    Shouldn't NHS be saving us not the other way around?

    It seems like that's defeating its purpose...
  33. Some people need the nanny state to approve their...

    Some people need the nanny state to approve their relationship. They need to feel they are being supervised, otherwise their life falls apart (mostly in their imagination).
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    I have not read such servilistic post in quite a...

    I have not read such servilistic post in quite a while.

    Do you seriously think that all it takes is to kindle a desire for a master servant relationship, to ensure the client thinks the job won't...
  35. It's not a problem to put the ability to end the...

    It's not a problem to put the ability to end the contract with immediate effect. Unless we are talking about actual employment.
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    This is a potential contract and there is no...

    This is a potential contract and there is no career in the client's company so to speak, so there is no need to answer in a way that will make lead think they are under a threat. You are there to do...
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    Does it mean an agent gets paid % if sourced...

    Does it mean an agent gets paid % if sourced employee works for x amount of time and in this case if less than 2 months, then agent gets nothing?
    The company should be happy they got top class...
  38. I just can't see how time is relevant here if you...

    I just can't see how time is relevant here if you are a business. If you keep boundaries, only focus on deliverables and maintain working practices so you don't become a part and parcel then I see no...
  39. That's quite subjective. You can be seen as a...

    That's quite subjective. You can be seen as a part and parcel during a short couple of weeks gig too. If you wear HMRC lenses, then you can see everyone as an employee.
  40. His statement only makes sense if one thinks like...

    His statement only makes sense if one thinks like an employee. It's not how long your company has been providing a service.

    Long projects can bear the same (if not more) risk than the short ones.
  41. Would you explain how you worked out the 2 years...

    Would you explain how you worked out the 2 years threshold?

    If you have been going to the same hairdresser for 2 years, should you have him or her on your payroll?
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    People might start seeing it as a binary question...

    People might start seeing it as a binary question - do you want to live locked up like an animal or die as a free person..

    They had a taste of the lockdown and that requires mental strength not...
  43. Seven yeses from me.

    Seven yeses from me.
  44. Free market rewards people who deserve being...

    Free market rewards people who deserve being rewarded for taking the risk and their hard work, and unfortunately lately regulation is not used to make the market safe from bad actors, but rather to...
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    Imagine the Chancellor will change income tax to...

    Imagine the Chancellor will change income tax to be 19% flat rate. Suddenly IR35 will not be much of a problem?
  46. How much money alcohol companies donated to be...

    How much money alcohol companies donated to be the centrepiece of trade talks?

    Government had no problem to create level playing field for IT workers (at our disadvantage).

    How different would...
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    This is crazy that first time buyers thing they...

    This is crazy that first time buyers thing they want to buy is a house. Why not buy a tent first, learn everything about it and then gradually build your portfolio from there.
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    The guy who started the "war on drugs" as an...

    The guy who started the "war on drugs" as an excuse to oppress minorities and which caused millions of deaths and great profits for drug cartels, pharmaceutical industry, police and prison industry...
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    There is probably a great market for building...

    There is probably a great market for building electric submarines that could carry cargo long distance and move autonomously from A to B.
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    It will be called "dependency injection" in the...

    It will be called "dependency injection" in the future history books.
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