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    The problem is anyone with half a brain can sign...

    The problem is anyone with half a brain can sign up to AWS and Azure and find a few courses on udemy.com and away they go. If you are sitting in a role and hoping to be spoon fed the next step you...
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    Im hoping you are an engineer rather than an...

    Im hoping you are an engineer rather than an architect because if you are the latter you have been talking yourself out of a good 250 - 400 a day... I think by the time you get fed up in the start...
  3. Let’s face it any of us that regularly post here...

    Let’s face it any of us that regularly post here will have said enough to render us untouchable from an electorate point of view. I wouldn’t have it any other way. [emoji91]
  4. I have a lot of time for Francis Maude he tried...

    I have a lot of time for Francis Maude he tried his hardest to solve the spectacular waste in our (un)-Civil Service...

    have a read of this speech that he gave last year...
    ...
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    Yep I triggered some princess on twitter the...

    Yep I triggered some princess on twitter the other day for spending months moaning about equality only to make a blatant ageism related comment about something that didn't suit her outlook. Im...
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    Thanks everyone. I have opted for another...

    Thanks everyone.

    I have opted for another contract based at home instead but I think this will be coming up more frequently as more agents seem to want Brits on the continent.
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    The problem with contracting at the moment is...

    The problem with contracting at the moment is there are too many permanent employees that have either been made redundant or have unwittingly jumped into contracting. It has distorted the market...
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    But I think those points have more sway in the...

    But I think those points have more sway in the case of a foreign contract to a British worker. My company would have a UK contract and remain in the UK the contract is fixed price not T and M and...
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    I think that would be the best case scenario but...

    I think that would be the best case scenario but I am worried that a few meetings could turn into 2 nights a week in Germany and I guess the part that is missing is what money needs to be brought to...
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    Yet another thread on working within the EU

    Yes there are tonnes of threads but frankly they are as clear as mud.

    So here is the situation.

    Seems that there are lots of companies that are setting up UK contracts to send consultants to...
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    No you idiot.... You flip your home and then...

    No you idiot....

    You flip your home and then sell it just like all those MP's that were permitted to do so.
  12. That sound of silence you hear is the death of...

    That sound of silence you hear is the death of the infrastructure space...

    Most of the works moving to the software based guys. And there really shouldn’t be too many teams that still need to...
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    Because when MB tried this on the previous...

    Because when MB tried this on the previous version of the S-Class some enterprising chaps hacked of the hand of a driver in order to start the car. Not sure if it worked or not, but biometric...
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    Been walking around south Bristol this morning...

    Been walking around south Bristol this morning and nearly all of Templemeads is under redevelopment. Problem is that Bristol seems to be full of non-job "processors" that just do <stuff> Im not sure...
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    With any luck you will find yourself having to...

    With any luck you will find yourself having to manage a drip with no social skills and an inability to understand that the beauty of code perfection is not more important than delivering the fscking...
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    Only if they are gay and have a leg missing... ...

    Only if they are gay and have a leg missing...

    The worst part of that advert is the divisiveness it causes by openly pitching race in society. When we talk about inclusiveness we need to be...
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    No its fine. We are only white guys we don't need...

    No its fine. We are only white guys we don't need jobs. I find the whole inclusiveness debate extremely disgusting. The way its focused is on we must get more LGBQ or whatever into our workplace what...
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    The top spot on the NB-Ring is currently a Neo...

    The top spot on the NB-Ring is currently a Neo battery powered monster...

    There was an article in Quartz about the inventor of the current technology having found something new but it seems to...
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    here is a place that could eat up your day ...

    here is a place that could eat up your day

    https://nurburgringlaptimes.com/lap-times-top-100/

    We only really have Mclarren that is in the same league as the hyper cars but for the GT's we are...
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    There was one of those parked out the back of one...

    There was one of those parked out the back of one of the law chambers last year they are truly out of this world. Especially the bright orange interior that this one had :glasses
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    None of those are in the same class as the...

    None of those are in the same class as the English stuff. Yes they look nice but the engineering of all of them have been shocking for years. I can still remember sitting in a pub consoling one of my...
  22. No not at all. I just think there are lots of...

    No not at all. I just think there are lots of differences and there are models that _EVERYONE_ can adopt to carry on but the message is if you want to look, smell and behave like a permanent member...
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    I don't think the ownership is a problem anymore....

    I don't think the ownership is a problem anymore. Not with the way globalisation works anyway. The important and nice part is knowing that its been built by craftsmen in this country. For all the...
  24. It's not them that is deciding... Its you. ...

    It's not them that is deciding...

    Its you.
    Do you know your subject area?
    Can you call the next wave of ideas and tech?
    Can you articulate the good from the fad and tell the non...
  25. I absolutely agree with this but we have a bit of...

    I absolutely agree with this but we have a bit of a problem.

    The Professional IT guys need a new animal to help them. We can't use traditional agencies any more because they have more or less...
  26. How's wealth redistribution going so far? Most...

    How's wealth redistribution going so far? Most humans are not naturally willing to share. Be that a seat on a train or a spare billion thats doing no good for anyone stuck off shore.

    We are seeing...
  27. Not this time.

    Not this time.
  28. If the worst we see is stagnation of earnings...

    If the worst we see is stagnation of earnings brought on by globalisation then I think we are doing OK.

    My personal opinion is the next 10 - 15 years is going to be a total nightmare as...
  29. Thread: So what now?

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    Do you mean risk adverse like heavily loading...

    Do you mean risk adverse like heavily loading debt onto the balance sheet to reduce corporation taxes or bouncing your profits accross several principalities to create 0% tax structure?

    Yeah our...
  30. Next will be their test case to tie workers...

    Next will be their test case to tie workers rights to taxation.

    Im sure all those wonderful government agencies that blanketed everyone will be fine though :spank:
  31. Thread: So what now?

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    If you are private sector client A and you decide...

    If you are private sector client A and you decide that your contractor is in scope. All of a sudden private sector client B has an opportunity to benefit by stating they want out of scope...
  32. Thread: So what now?

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    As lots of departments suddenly found out. We are...

    As lots of departments suddenly found out. We are a very in demand profession. TFL and the National Hydrographic Agency had almost 100% of their specialists tell them to get f%cked. When they started...
  33. Thread: So what now?

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    This is why rolling the changes out to the...

    This is why rolling the changes out to the private sector makes good sense. If a client wants to take the "You are a contingent employee.." route that becomes purely their choice. If you are in...
  34. Thread: So what now?

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    I think the private sector implementation will be...

    I think the private sector implementation will be much less hassle than the public sector. Oddly enough I think that is the key reason why it was not rolled out.

    In the civil service there was...
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    To be honest I think that Vat fraud is a little...

    To be honest I think that Vat fraud is a little too much effort. Try this one on for size:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FdHq3WfJgs
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    Problem is if the driver buys their own vehicle...

    Problem is if the driver buys their own vehicle and sells it back to the company as a service, chances are they are not an employee. According to the case that started this mess...
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    Had an eye opening experience of chatting with an...

    Had an eye opening experience of chatting with an official receiver a few years ago while sitting in a hospital A&E. The crux of the discussion was Vat fraud is virtually undetectable and nearly all...
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    I honestly think this is the wrong way to play...

    I honestly think this is the wrong way to play the game. As I have stated in other threads here what we are looking for is simply a clarification of our tax status. The dividend taxes have more or...
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    https://home.kpmg.com/uk/en/home/insights/2017/09/...

    https://home.kpmg.com/uk/en/home/insights/2017/09/disguised-remuneration-the-close-company-gateway-and-2019-loan-charge-reporting.html

    I think someone’s going to get their piggy bank raided!
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    Sorry I was referring to the links posted by...

    Sorry I was referring to the links posted by JamesBrown further up the thread. It discusses the Taylor report.
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    I believe the section you are looking for is...

    I believe the section you are looking for is section 2.21

    Innocent little paragraph isn’t it?
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    Bloody hell the Labour party are silent! Did...

    Bloody hell the Labour party are silent! Did someone just mug them??
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    Looks like it ! :yay: Let’s see what the big...

    Looks like it ! :yay:

    Let’s see what the big document looks like at the end.
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    I have been on the bench for 5 months give it a...

    I have been on the bench for 5 months give it a few more and I might be one of them :banana:
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    But this does not take into account the interest...

    But this does not take into account the interest the money accrues while it is sat in HMRC's account. For many years banks made millions holding onto clearing funds for a few extra days and leaving...
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    Lets also not forget that a lot of the rhetoric...

    Lets also not forget that a lot of the rhetoric for this lands with the paradise papers and all the naughty money hiding off shore. Its time to point out the obvious and state that without doubt tax...
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    So lets start by focusing on the actual problem:...

    So lets start by focusing on the actual problem:

    A company needs a help desk person. - Do they need one that is going to stick around on a permanent basis? Or is it more of a hump thing to add...
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    No not really. I spent most of this year on...

    No not really. I spent most of this year on nearly 800 a day surrounded by guys on CL1 contracts that left them on 550 max. One of my other ex colleagues is charging £1500 a day for bespoke AWS...
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    Just so you know that while telling the world...

    Just so you know that while telling the world that there will be no room to up rates, someone wandered past me the other week and offered me 750 for an HMRC role.

    I turned it down for two reasons....
  50. Love what Zimbabwe did with it... But snide...

    Love what Zimbabwe did with it...

    But snide jibes aside. We are a small island not an empire.

    We are not in the dark ages anymore we shouldn’t need to bribe or cajoel those members its up to...
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