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  1. So did Darren Upton up until the day he went to...

    So did Darren Upton up until the day he went to jail.
    When the news broke on here about him being arrested I immediately contacted him to ask what was going on and he told me that it was utter...
  2. Back when it all kicked off with Darren Upton, my...

    Back when it all kicked off with Darren Upton, my other half phoned the police to find out what was going on.

    They told her that Darren was giving out his own bank account details (or his...
  3. https://i.imgur.com/kAgQbqC.png...

    https://i.imgur.com/kAgQbqC.png
    https://i.imgur.com/flSGO7v.png
  4. Fecking doppelgänger if you ask me. And yes I...

    Fecking doppelgänger if you ask me.
    And yes I have met Darren Upton
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    :banana:

    :banana:
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    Some people think coding standards indicate D&C....

    Some people think coding standards indicate D&C.
    Others think D&C for a coder is 'you MUST use this function on line 21, and you MUST call that variable MrFloppyChar'


    Unfortunately, until its...
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    No, definitely not standard. I certainly...

    No, definitely not standard.

    I certainly wouldn't sign a contract for service where the client could one day just 'move me' 15 miles down the road, and I suspect most others wouldn't too.
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    Not this year

    Not this year
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    We've had a Papyal Business account for years...

    We've had a Papyal Business account for years with no problems. We never keep any money in there, just link it to the company debit card so purchases come out of the company bank account.


    Keeps...
  10. My dad was actually a collector for them self...

    My dad was actually a collector for them self employed. The reasons this all happened (and could easily have been avoided) are:

    1. They gave the collectors over 3 months notice it was happening,...
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    I'm guessing its Premier Inn cause I've had this...

    I'm guessing its Premier Inn cause I've had this too.


    If you read carefully the invoice will show a 'no show fee' or similar.
    This is fee they are charging is technically not a hotel booking...
  12. Up to you I reckon. We had the same thing in the...

    Up to you I reckon.
    We had the same thing in the house we bought 2 years ago, but it was 45 years old with wire fuses, so we kind of expected it.
    Inspector flagged it as something that would fail...
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    Absolute bulltulip From someone who was...

    Absolute bulltulip

    From someone who was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes at 26 and went straight on to insulin - only starting on the tablets 10 years later.
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    Definitely don't rush to close the company down....

    Definitely don't rush to close the company down.

    You may find that after a couple of months back in permie land you want to go contracting again (seen it happen more than a few times...)
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    Bring your wife on board as a director &...

    Bring your wife on board as a director & shareholder. She can then be paid for any work she does and not be an employee. Plus its much more tax efficient to take dividends split between you and her...
  16. Only my opinion but.... Contract states...

    Only my opinion but....


    Contract states "Software development services on system x".

    Client says "Can you help out with this issue in an area of system x that you are not currently working...
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    I lived in Snaith around a decade ago - calls...

    I lived in Snaith around a decade ago - calls itself a town but is really more like a large village.

    Couple of decent pubs, decent-ish co-op and a couple of takeaways.
    Has a train station but...
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    :tumble::rollin:

    :tumble::rollin:
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    What do you use for the VMs? I had virtual box...

    What do you use for the VMs?
    I had virtual box on my none retina MacBook Pro for years and was quite happy with it, but just moved to the 15" touch bar version and virtual box performance seems much...
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    WSPS Websites are overkill for most small...

    WSPS

    Websites are overkill for most small businesses these days. It depends on your target market but most potential customers spend most of their time on Facebook anyway.
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    Poll: Our local MaccyD's just had a refurb and it now...

    Our local MaccyD's just had a refurb and it now includes a handfull of table service tables.
    There is a tablet attached to your table that you use to order the food and they bring it to you.
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    It depends

    It depends
  23. I've used chronosync before and found it pretty...

    I've used chronosync before and found it pretty decent.

    Mac Sync & Backup Software | Econ Technologies
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    If you are an employee you have to be paid...

    If you are an employee you have to be paid minimum wage, along with the tax and national insurance that goes with it.

    As a director, you do not.
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    I personally prefer Joomla! to Wordpress, but...

    I personally prefer Joomla! to Wordpress, but they do a very similar job...
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    Could be wrong but I thought it was against the...

    Could be wrong but I thought it was against the terms to use the free version on a work computer....
  27. My accountant told me the opposite. I was told...

    My accountant told me the opposite.

    I was told to log on a spreadsheet our payments to the nursery and they then sorted out the tax at year end.
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    Daughter has one in her room, parental controls...

    Daughter has one in her room, parental controls on it are top notch.

    As long as your other half doesn't give them the password.....
    :tantrum:
  29. Awful!

    They submitted us for a mortgage we weren't eligible for and we didn't find out till we contacted the lender directly after Contractor Financials kept fobbing us off.
  30. Thread: deputy speaker

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    According to the video, we are....

    According to the video, we are....
  31. Thread: CMS

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    WMBS

    WMBS
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    :tumble:

    :tumble:
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    When I first started contracting (many moons ago...

    When I first started contracting (many moons ago so things might have changed - YMMV), I was in a similar position.

    The first 6 months I didn't take any dividends or loan, just a 1k a month wage....
  34. Best thing to do is apply for tax credits and be...

    Best thing to do is apply for tax credits and be honest about your expected income.

    A couple of years ago when we had 2 kids in childcare they awarded us a few quid a month, which helped pay for...
  35. Sorry Mr Client but my insurance only covers me...

    Sorry Mr Client but my insurance only covers me to do what is in the contract. If I do something not stipulated in my contract then I am effectively running a business without public liability...
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    Started my current contract in a professional...

    Started my current contract in a professional house share and it was great at first.

    But the constant arguing about washing up and who's turn it was to buy bin bags did my head in.

    I ended up...
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    Couldn't disagree more. Its far better to get...

    Couldn't disagree more.

    Its far better to get it all sorted now. Waiting and seeing is a recipe for disaster when you find out one week before that the client still expects you to be working.
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    Sorry, but if it were me I'd like to think the...

    Sorry, but if it were me I'd like to think the conversation would have gone something like this:

    Me: I've already paid and can't cancel.
    Client: That's not my problem, there's not enough people...
  39. I have business contents cover that covers any...

    I have business contents cover that covers any portable equipment away from the office.
  40. Thread: Banana Time

    by blacjac
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    Banana Time

    :banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana:

    6 more months

    :banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana:
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    I think he means "for the month of April 15 (in...

    I think he means "for the month of April 15 (in the new tax year)"



    However OP, if you are claiming in excess of 2000 miles per month, be aware that the 45p per mile is only tax free for the...
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    Sticky: But its absolute bobbins. Been staying in a...

    But its absolute bobbins.


    Been staying in a Premier Inn 2 nights a week since Late last year. Was originally 1/2 hour free then £3 for 24 hours.
    Always got 40 meg download speeds, no...
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    I went through it a few years ago and found it...

    I went through it a few years ago and found it extremely easy to get references from past clients.

    I just emailed them a letter stating I worked on X project from Y date to Z date and was a highly...
  44. Aren't you breaking minimum wage laws there...

    Aren't you breaking minimum wage laws there (assuming you work more than 29.5 hours a week...)??
  45. Thread: Paying CT

    by blacjac
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    I'm, also with HSBC and can confirm 2 payments is...

    I'm, also with HSBC and can confirm 2 payments is fine (or at least they haven't complained yet and we first did it 5 years ago...).
  46. Thread: Boomed

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    Boomed

    3 Month extension, signed, sealed and delivered.

    I think I'll help myself to a :banana:
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    Scrooged

    Scrooged
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    You sure about that? Last time myco sold some old...

    You sure about that? Last time myco sold some old computers our accountant told us not to charge VAT on them as they were 2nd hand.

    Although that was a few years ago and that account went to...
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    We had this with a move a few years ago. BT...

    We had this with a move a few years ago.

    BT Insisted there was no line and a new one had to be installed.

    Turned out the previous tenant had switched to Talk Talk without telling the landlord...
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    So I take it that means no one with the cover has...

    So I take it that means no one with the cover has ever failed an IR35 investigation...?

    Have any people with the cover been investigated and won?
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