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    This is pretty much par for the course. The...

    This is pretty much par for the course. The agent will give you feedback to say you have the contract - they are not going to waste their time chasing up everybody to tell them they haven't got the...
  2. I would say that it's pretty much a matter of...

    I would say that it's pretty much a matter of fact that when 2 different MP's from 2 different parties spin the same line 20 spanning a 20 year gap that it's fairly obvious that the line is being fed...
  3. Did you point out the similarity in the 2...

    Did you point out the similarity in the 2 responses to your MP? You could have also sent your MP the bit where Hammond is on record criticising IR35 in the house when it was introduced. I'd love to...
  4. I knew a guy who did this for his local pub side....

    I knew a guy who did this for his local pub side. He said he never got any business from it but got plenty of free beer from the lads who played in the team. He did it for a few years and said he'd...
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    So HSBC want to a 20% reduction in rate to cover...

    So HSBC want to a 20% reduction in rate to cover their increased costs - what about the contractors increased costs as they will have to pay more tax and lose lots of expenses, especially if they...
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    Just had a look - they have some pretty nifty...

    Just had a look - they have some pretty nifty deals on at 3.
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    Is that a business contract?

    Is that a business contract?
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    I'm on a sim only deal with Vodafone business for...

    I'm on a sim only deal with Vodafone business for my mobile. I get unlimited everything with 100Gb of data. That's £25 per month plus vat and with spotify bundled in for free

    EE are doing a mifi...
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    Cost cutting after announcing profits of only...

    Cost cutting after announcing profits of only £1.6 billion per month

    Europe's largest bank made $6.2bn (£4.8bn) before tax in the three months to March, up from $4.8bn in the same period a year...
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    The public sector has always been like that. ...

    The public sector has always been like that. However when IR35 changed and it was down to them to make the determination, they option of the safety first blanket inside IR35 made, meaning that those...
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    Why would they? Your public sector client is...

    Why would they? Your public sector client is currently struggling to find contractors because they are competing with the private sector where IR35 isn't the same beast. Come April the playing...
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    Can't see that myself - this is the end game. ...

    Can't see that myself - this is the end game. When IR35 was pushed onto the public sector their contractors left in droves. They escaped into the private sector and as a result, the only way the...
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    I make it 261 mid week days including bank...

    I make it 261 mid week days including bank holidays in 1019. Minus 220 and you have 41 days = 8 weeks. Also this was applied pro rata, so the 6 month contract I was asked to sign was in fact for...
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    Especially when they have a line in their...

    Especially when they have a line in their contract stating that contractors can only bill a maximum of 220 days per year - that equates to having to take 2 full months off. Also for the role I was...
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    I'm from the north west and hardly ever get work...

    I'm from the north west and hardly ever get work here - in the last 18 years I'd say I've managed 4 years on a daily commutable role - It is always London or Edinburgh. I seem to be getting more...
  16. Thread: Capita

    by BoredBloke
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    I think the problem is that they are one of these...

    I think the problem is that they are one of these contractors who routinely get granted government contracts and who deliver some bag of spanners, late, over budget and without half the functionality...
  17. Don't really see the issue with allowing it to...

    Don't really see the issue with allowing it to update over night? It's not like you are sitting there wanting to use it.
  18. Thread: Ir35 - hmrc

    by BoredBloke
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    Sounds more like HMRC said they would all be in...

    Sounds more like HMRC said they would all be in scope of IR35 and they all left. Then HMRC advertised the jobs as inside with no takers. Then only got them back once they determined that the roles...
  19. I think that's the norm - he sits there and...

    I think that's the norm - he sits there and listens to the debate and then puts his point of view forward. The MP's can raise questions during this. But he didn't have to because of the dodgy roof
  20. I watched the debate live - it stops because the...

    I watched the debate live - it stops because the roof of the chamber started leaking. Looks like Mel Stride wriggled off the hook again
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    Any particular area? It's not a small place

    Any particular area? It's not a small place
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    My Mazda 6 has that also - not something I...

    My Mazda 6 has that also - not something I thought I'd use but it's quite nice on a cold day
  23. Perhaps the thinking was pick a case where they...

    Perhaps the thinking was pick a case where they might not win....if they get lucky then you can apply it to pretty much all the cases that are not as clear cut
  24. Never under estimate the stupidity of HR. I...

    Never under estimate the stupidity of HR.

    I was having an argument with somebody yesterday who said that LK was on the fiddle because she used her own limited company that only the rich have...
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    iron butterfly were the band that was first...

    iron butterfly were the band that was first associated with the term heavy metal. No idea what they sound like though as I've never listed to any of their stuff

    Just looked this up.....

    Iron...
  26. I wouldn't bank on that too much. There are...

    I wouldn't bank on that too much. There are plenty of people who are being hit with loan charges going back 20 years where the 'employer' is long gone and HMRC are estimating their earnings. How...
  27. Think that's a bit harsh. There were a lot of...

    Think that's a bit harsh. There were a lot of schemes that were sold on the basis that they avoided the IR35 risk, were HMRC compliant and admin free. The fact that HMRC waited so long to act and...
  28. If it is ok to assess 1 contractor and blanket...

    If it is ok to assess 1 contractor and blanket over the others, does that mean that 1 contractor proving they are outside IR35 means the same is true for the others. I expect it's not!
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    Sounds like they wanted a permie..... Your rate...

    Sounds like they wanted a permie..... Your rate was set based on the volume of work you were expecting. To reduce this to 20% of that volume surely has to form some sort of breach. If they only...
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    Loads of old police boxes dotted about Edinburgh

    Loads of old police boxes dotted about Edinburgh
  31. It was 4 weeks for me at HSBC - from being told...

    It was 4 weeks for me at HSBC - from being told I'd got the gig to the proposed start date. I was offered a different gig while they were still dragging out their checks. By way of comparison, RBS...
  32. I didn't see a problem. All that seemed to be...

    I didn't see a problem. All that seemed to be happening is DA wasn't allowed to go on one of her long winded eyes closed speeches about Jewemy and talk over/interrupt other people on the panel.
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    Nope - final flight was internal in the UK. We...

    Nope - final flight was internal in the UK. We bypassed border control in T4. Stayed in a hotel for the night, taxi to T5 and a BA flight to Manchester in the morning. Used our passports as photo...
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    If DA was still around he'd be looking for cv's

    If DA was still around he'd be looking for cv's
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    Heathrow Terminal 4 - we went through the baggage...

    Heathrow Terminal 4 - we went through the baggage scan again but never showed our passports to anybody
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    border control

    Just returned from our holiday and failed to make our connection back to Manchester from London (flight in from Doha). The Qatar airways person walked us through the terminal to the ticket desk to...
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    totally agree that no means no, but what if at...

    totally agree that no means no, but what if at the point in time she says yes but then decides she was obviously too drunk to make the decision. I think this will lead to all manner of crap with 'I...
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    We're away this year so we're not having any!

    We're away this year so we're not having any!
  39. It's slightly better value once you share the...

    It's slightly better value once you share the prime account with another person at the address. My wife signed up to prime - we both had separate amazon accounts. I get all my quidco cashback...
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    Simple answer is it doesn't - you'll end up with...

    Simple answer is it doesn't - you'll end up with a corrupt spreadsheet and lost data! I worked at a place where one team did this a lot and they were constantly losing their data. It's a crock!
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    Actually what he did was notify the market that...

    Actually what he did was notify the market that he was going to sell loads of gold, ensuring that the price fell before he sold it....and then he sold it!
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    That's the risk you take - I almost had my...

    That's the risk you take - I almost had my fingers burnt the last time I rented in London. 2 months into the lease for a flat in Victoria Docks the end client ditched the whole project and I was...
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    I think it does cause loneliness. I've lived in...

    I think it does cause loneliness. I've lived in our house for 21 years and first started taking contracts away from home about 19 years ago. Since then I've managed 4 years where my contract was...
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    On the news last night it said that the tyre...

    On the news last night it said that the tyre plant was closing because of a lack of demand for the 16in tyres it produces - as new cars these days seem to be getting ever bigger wheels
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    I tried to predict the one here and got it wrong!...

    I tried to predict the one here and got it wrong! So I'm having a 4 week furlough! Client stops on 9th while I guessed 14th. So 14th I'm off to new York to watch the NY Giants as part of my sons...
  46. Didn't read the attached articles, but surely...

    Didn't read the attached articles, but surely this is more to do with their cars being mainly diesel cars and the downturn in sales in diesels
  47. Thread: Ir35 2020

    by BoredBloke
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    Totally agree.....Right now the public sector...

    Totally agree.....Right now the public sector struggles to recruit - some people jumped ship to the private sector. Where the public sector offers outside IR35 roles I think it's more to do with the...
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    Ok if all the text is wrapped in one cell (a1)...

    Ok if all the text is wrapped in one cell (a1) then try this

    Sub StripData()
    Dim ws As Worksheet

    Dim sVal As String
    Dim sComment As String

    Dim lOutRow As Long
    Dim vData As Variant
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    Is all the text wrapped in one cell of is it cell...

    Is all the text wrapped in one cell of is it cell

    A1 =
    12-10-2018 14:12:09 - Joe Bloggs (Customer Updates)
    No change this week as project owner has been on leave.
    A2 =
    05-10-2018 08:24:24 -...
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    Juts read the bit above, so that won't work!!

    Juts read the bit above, so that won't work!!
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