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    I'm with Vodafone (haven't read every page) at...

    I'm with Vodafone (haven't read every page) at £26.50 55Mb unlimited
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    I went permie in January which I have to say so...

    I went permie in January which I have to say so far has worked out well, this was off the back of 7 months off by choice. I had a couple of contract interviews lined up when this came along, but...
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    !! 6 quid a week, is it really worth the effort

    !! 6 quid a week, is it really worth the effort
  4. It's misunderstood as that's not the whole quote...

    It's misunderstood as that's not the whole quote which is:

    "You can’t have your cake and eat it too" i.e. you can't eat your cake and still have it

    HTH
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    Yep, accepted job offer Xmas eve and started...

    Yep, accepted job offer Xmas eve and started January 20th, still 1 week probation left, wfh all the time now - feel a bit lucky.
  6. Thread: Disney+

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    I don't even know what Disney+ is :laugh

    I don't even know what Disney+ is :laugh
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    Indeed, sorry I thought the inference was they'd...

    Indeed, sorry I thought the inference was they'd get 80% of the 9.7k, apologies.
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    Yes but capped at approx 2.5k/month quite a drop...

    Yes but capped at approx 2.5k/month quite a drop from the £9.7k a 200k salary gets you or 80% off that.
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    An outside sds would surely help in the event of...

    An outside sds would surely help in the event of an investigation as it gives the client's view of the engagement, and presumably the working practices which are key.
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    Presumably it's just the changes to IR35 that...

    Presumably it's just the changes to IR35 that have been pulled and IR35 still exists? For me an observation, is that a lot of firms really see contractors as temporary staff, and now that the...
  11. They may not explicitly say that, but then within...

    They may not explicitly say that, but then within about 30 secs they've decided on low salary\dividends\spouses as shareholders to avoid paying NI, and also fail to operate inside IR35 when a...
  12. Ha ha, and don't I know it :facepalm:

    Ha ha, and don't I know it :facepalm:
  13. I'm confused :confused:

    I'm confused :confused:
  14. As I recall he lived in a nice mews in Chelsea,...

    As I recall he lived in a nice mews in Chelsea, his XJS was nice if like that sort of car.
  15. Working Inside has been available since April...

    Working Inside has been available since April 2000. In fact earlier, like forever; mid 90s I was working with a PM who paid himself a PAYE salary based on his full LTD income, no dividends, no income...
  16. Hmm, people around me aren't doing, not all are...

    Hmm, people around me aren't doing, not all are unprofessional. I've just gone permie and arguably my work\life balance was better as a contractor e.g 4 day week for starters, mind you the 15 min...
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    I think you misunderstand; I CHOSE to have these...

    I think you misunderstand; I CHOSE to have these breaks (healthy warchest you see), and when I started looking properly would land a role within 2-4 weeks.
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    You're just a beginner at this :laugh I took 8...

    You're just a beginner at this :laugh I took 8 months off before starting this new permie role, and this was an accident :emb



    And since July 2014 I've taken two stints of 6 months between...
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    Indeed, but not saying this of you, the above can...

    Indeed, but not saying this of you, the above can all be done whilst being polite and courteous. The whole "I'm a contractor so will choose where and what hours\when I work", which you hear so often...
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    dunno about jay-z, but whilst we're talking about...

    dunno about jay-z, but whilst we're talking about that I have a question which I know I should know....but....

    What is the difference between PAYE and Umbrella in terms of NET income?
  21. Yep, found this out quite a while ago, it seemed...

    Yep, found this out quite a while ago, it seemed to me all the other boards had the same roles, so I found it easier to just monitor the one.
  22. Really? NONE of the contractors I know fit this...

    Really? NONE of the contractors I know fit this description. Also if we're to be totally honest the greedy ones were us :laugh
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    Yep, spot on, a tactical move I've called it. But...

    Yep, spot on, a tactical move I've called it. But given said permie role I'm now in is 12 miles away from home along quiet rural roads but paying city salary, so far so good :-)
  24. Thread: Notice period?

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    Umm, because it's their business and they can do...

    Umm, because it's their business and they can do whatever whenever they like.
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    This must be the only thing in my life I got the...

    This must be the only thing in my life I got the timing right :-) I was permie at DEC from 1989-1993 which is when I went contracting (the first time) until 2002 and it was fantastic. Rate rises at...
  26. Absolutely not, neither sour nor grumpy, happy as...

    Absolutely not, neither sour nor grumpy, happy as I am switching between private and public sector contracts.

    Maybe you just didn't like the reality of the truth.
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    Yup pretty sure the 3DS page will come from card...

    Yup pretty sure the 3DS page will come from card processor, last place I had involvement with this it was a check box to turn it on and page from the card processor was presented in an iframe, not...
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    I've always started talking with the client when...

    I've always started talking with the client when the contract enters it's last month. I start with a reminder that we're in the last month and take it from there. At this point I also update my CV...
  29. Well because 38K isn't the top of non-management,...

    Well because 38K isn't the top of non-management, around these parts it's a smidge under 50K. Also I don't believe 60K jobs are ten a penny, not around here maybe London, and certainly won't have the...
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    Of course they can, just like...

    Of course they can, just like companies\organisations can have preferred supplier lists.
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    From that list I've been with Paystream (none of...

    From that list I've been with Paystream (none of the others) for last two contracts (18 months and 4 months and the only times I've used an umbrella) and have had great service from them. If you're...
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    Obviously I haven't seen the details but a...

    Obviously I haven't seen the details but a question I would have is: is this covering a permie post?

    I recently took on an IT Manager role where I really did have carte blanche on how I carried...
  33. With them being there it made it a working lunch...

    With them being there it made it a working lunch so obviously billable :-)
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    Indeed, it's just who determines that has...

    Indeed, it's just who determines that has changed. The role is either in or out and that can be determined now.
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    Why repeatedly open and a close a Ltd company?...

    Why repeatedly open and a close a Ltd company? Why not keep it going and alternate between it and an umbrella depending on the role? If an inside role does go on for a long long time, the cost of...
  36. I think businesses can stipulate what they like...

    I think businesses can stipulate what they like in the supply chain, it is their business after all, now whether it's workable is a different question.



    Um, I thought with an intermediary in...
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    They do look quite happy in that picture :-)

    They do look quite happy in that picture :-)
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    hole

    hole
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    Oh I dunno, it brought Webberg into the...

    Oh I dunno, it brought Webberg into the conversation which I always enjoy :-)
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    Small

    Small
  41. Does it matter? I just wouldn't do it.

    Does it matter? I just wouldn't do it.
  42. Ha ha maybe; but on a moral\philosophical point...

    Ha ha maybe; but on a moral\philosophical point if you had the skills to do this, would you actually do it ;-)
  43. I don't know what reasons you know about; but...

    I don't know what reasons you know about; but just thinking about what dots would need to be connected, given those dots I wouldn't imagine being in one database, would suggest it unlikely to be easy.
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    Castle

    Castle
  45. Indeed, I was a permie when I last did this.

    Indeed, I was a permie when I last did this.
  46. Yep, where I worked (2008-2014) we disabled the...

    Yep, where I worked (2008-2014) we disabled the fire suppression system which was Halon, didn't want to be gassed.
  47. I'm sure it's been described before but you're...

    I'm sure it's been described before but you're going to have to remind me how HMRC will join the dots between the OP going perm at the same company they've been contracting at?

    Oh the irony...
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    This one BA in Glasgow or Edinburgh...

    This one BA in Glasgow or Edinburgh offers £29,759 - 34,087 not huge I grant you, but added together with the Civil Service pension which after a good few years and promotion in to the Cx positions...
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    Another vote for Paystream

    Another vote for Paystream
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    Umm, well not before April 2000, but since then...

    Umm, well not before April 2000, but since then it has been.



    It truly baffles me as well, on a similar note I've spoken to agents (from long established agencies) who say "blah blah blah......
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