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    And, quite randomly, by 9:06 today, there are 19...

    And, quite randomly, by 9:06 today, there are 19 roles up...!

    I might have to stop commenting on this...
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    Yeah, by midday today on Jobserve, anything with...

    Yeah, by midday today on Jobserve, anything with the word Project in the title numbered 10 roles... gulp.
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    Grief, where to start on This? 1. What is the...

    Grief, where to start on This?

    1. What is the basis for this one? In fact, who's writing this? Is this son-of-Northern? The words 'HMRC' and 'Honour' only exist in the same sentence when...
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    On the contrary, I am not saying the SDS should...

    On the contrary, I am not saying the SDS should be ignored. I am saying, in the large part, it should be held up on high to be presented as a document too complicated for an HR department to...
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    With respect, and if we Only follow the...

    With respect, and if we Only follow the extrapolation of HMRC court case losses in the last 10 years, I disagree.

    Once in court, and if the OP can suitably demonstrate being an Outside contractor,...
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    Following the new news, it really now comes down...

    Following the new news, it really now comes down to what is being currently offered.

    Companies will have their own reasons for staying with what was only very recently determined, and now that is...
  7. Axa are extending contractors outside, I am told...

    Axa are extending contractors outside, I am told today.

    One such already signed up.
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    Of course they are. As indeed are all other...

    Of course they are. As indeed are all other companies that just blanket-decide not to use contractors.

    But, while I feel for clients who have been put in this position, it is not a responsible...
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    Completely true. Scrum masters may report to...

    Completely true.

    Scrum masters may report to me, but the underlying plan is waterfall.

    True story. Admittedly some time ago now, I was in a big meeting at Vodafone. A circular table catering...
  10. We know all this chaps. I was just popping a...

    We know all this chaps.

    I was just popping a thread up to list those who aren't going to 'play'.
  11. Following re-reform, companies ignoring the opportunity

    Last night I, and many others, welcomed the 'news' but wondered if in fact the clients and companies were so far down the road that they would ignore the lifting of the IR35 restrictions.

    Today I...
  12. Thread: Furlough anyone?

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    In my opinion, more than unfair. It goes very...

    In my opinion, more than unfair. It goes very much against the ethos of being in a permanent position as dictated by being Inside.

    It would therefore be ammunition for the contractor to take to...
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    Yup, yes, and hell yeh. However, let's see if...

    Yup, yes, and hell yeh.

    However, let's see if the clients adopt. I have no idea what they will have been up to get 'here', but now they need to undo and let a few through...

    Will they?
  14. I will admit to not expecting that, under any...

    I will admit to not expecting that, under any circumstances...
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    In the interests of transparency and, following...

    In the interests of transparency and, following my accountant's queries with Xero, this.

    "Estimated April 2020 – Cater Allen API became available for Xero to use on 27 February so we are now...
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    Cater Allen is No. Was told back in the day...

    Cater Allen is No.

    Was told back in the day they'd have it sorted by the 14th. It isn't.

    Then yesterday asked for a Date. There isn't one.

    Then asked if they have a date for a Date. ...
  17. Time taken for Private Sector to come to its senses

    When the reform came into being for the Public Sector, all its contractors had somewhere else to run to - the Private Sector. The Public Sector therefore have had some motivation to get its head...
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    Bless.

    Bless.
  19. I have been saying the same for some months now,...

    I have been saying the same for some months now, also and similarly unable to understand the HMRC maths - if the UK went permie.

    The entire deal will be based on people staying on as contractors...
  20. I must admit, I thought a contractor only...

    I must admit, I thought a contractor only required one of the three pillars to prove Outside-dom. Obviously aim for all three, but if you have one of them, you're in business.
  21. Sorry, this I do not know. Best guess, said...

    Sorry, this I do not know.

    Best guess, said chap owes back taxes to the tune of £70k, irrespective of what he owes in ongoing contracts. To wit, I am not sure he is still in Nationwide. If he is...
  22. Oh dear. Well, let's hope the chap has enough...

    Oh dear.

    Well, let's hope the chap has enough in his warchest to cover both the £70k, plus whatever Corporation Tax will be due for 19/20. 'Cos with the new laws post April, there ain't gonna be...
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    Oh I completely agree, but while he has a live...

    Oh I completely agree, but while he has a live and, if not necessarily 'kicking', HR department cocking things up, all he can do is to self educate by asking questions, and us to answer as helpfully...
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    1. This is what has been best exemplified by the...

    1. This is what has been best exemplified by the banks recently whereby they first stated a blanket non-use of PSC LtdCos and then, having thought a bit further, they then became first by telling all...
  25. Thread: Waiver clause

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    This is the gift that just keeps...

    <Exhausted>

    This is the gift that just keeps on giving... :facepalm:
  26. Thread: Waiver clause

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    High five figures... Dunno if large or...

    High five figures... Dunno if large or otherwise.

    Would back taxes be recoverable from the agency, or in fact the HMRC? I really don't know. Hence why I need to see the appeals process, to whom...
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    Please ignore me if all is understood but, as I...

    Please ignore me if all is understood but, as I am aware of a similar thing through Cater Allen vis a vis Open Banking, thought I'd chip in.

    Cater Allen currently use a Yodlee feed to connect them...
  28. Thread: Waiver clause

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    Well, we as contractors are just going to have to...

    Well, we as contractors are just going to have to bloody well make sure that the Clients and Agencies can't have it both ways. And indeed the HMRC.

    The appeals process I am not sure is nailed...
  29. Thread: Waiver clause

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    eek's right. What the waiver is saying is,...

    eek's right.

    What the waiver is saying is, once the SDS is made, and you've signed the contract, the agency is then saying if, for example, the working conditions as later experienced make you...
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    This will likely be a case of the blind leading...

    This will likely be a case of the blind leading the stupid.

    I have seen elsewhere (apologies for repeating to those who have already read this) EY's understanding and advice for both Samsung and...
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    With considerations to the other CEST questions,...

    With considerations to the other CEST questions, you do not need to Use a Substitute.

    You just need to allow him to Offer a Substitute. And you need to have the right to Reject a Substitute. ...
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    Of course yes! Again thanks. But is the...

    Of course yes! Again thanks.

    But is the general thinking along the right lines? Remove NI as an entity and chuck the shortfall into Income Tax?
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    Ok, thanks. Then with apologies if sounding...

    Ok, thanks.

    Then with apologies if sounding too simplistic;

    1. Remove NI altogether
    2. Increase Income tax by 10% to cover what was deemed lost by NI

    Does that cover it?
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    Having listened to the learned folk on the HoL...

    Having listened to the learned folk on the HoL webcast, it appears that the whole thing needs to be started from scratch. Otherwise one remains in perpetuity in Elastoplast land.

    Or does it?
    ...
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    I concur. The below answers give an Outside...

    I concur.

    The below answers give an Outside determination.


    What do you want to do?
    Make a new determination

    Are you trading through a limited company, partnership or unincorporated body?...
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    Many thanks. While my breath remains unheld,...

    Many thanks.

    While my breath remains unheld, perhaps it is responsible and incumbent upon me to ask if anyone is aware of other such hearings which have had positive outcomes based on such...
  37. Hmm. Well, to be clear, I was offered PAYE...

    Hmm.

    Well, to be clear, I was offered PAYE Umbrella and I politely declined. I will be leaving.

    I do not want to be part of any message to the HMRC that what they are doing has been well...
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    Yes, very good questions and very good answers. ...

    Yes, very good questions and very good answers. Keith Gordon was spot on.

    Am afraid the question for me still stands.

    What power does the committee have to stop the momentum towards 6th...
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    Oh dear that was hilarious.

    Oh dear that was hilarious.
  40. Likewise.

    Likewise.
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    Wouldn't a reverse Dutch auction mean a normal...

    Wouldn't a reverse Dutch auction mean a normal auction? Highest bidder wins.

    That aside, before getting into the negotiating, what are the IR35 implications? Has an SDS actually been performed? ...
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    Not having implemented an Offer of a sub, or...

    Not having implemented an Offer of a sub, or having it rejected, is not in itself a slam dunk against your being considered for an Outside determination - in the real as opposed to client-fixed...
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    Rest assured, I never considered the statement to...

    Rest assured, I never considered the statement to apply to me. And even if it did, I firmly believe in the right to free speech.

    But to ignore the (attempt at) humour for now, in my case, every...
  44. Thread: Bad news - IR35

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    Aside from a comparative lack of contract roles...

    Aside from a comparative lack of contract roles available right now, in a month or two they will pick up, albeit with 99% being Inside IR35.

    For those starting Now, those people won't have any...
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    It was meant as a bit of a joke - of course, I...

    It was meant as a bit of a joke - of course, I probably should smothered the post with smilies and other assorted emojis.

    If still considered stupid, keep reading as I am sure I can surpass even...
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    Ah, the CEST tool. Consider the irony. The...

    Ah, the CEST tool.

    Consider the irony. The point at which it has finally become, if not perfect then, useful is the point at which it is all but redundant as the client estate decide just Not to...
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    Agreed. But I think at this juncture, a route...

    Agreed.

    But I think at this juncture, a route to maintaining ones world of little or no disappointment, would be to just disbelieve anything they have to say.

    Preparing for the worst, is my...
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    Which is why when this bit has been quoted in...

    Which is why when this bit has been quoted in other posts citing that HMRC have stated a promise and so everyone can take a deep sigh of relief, others say that it will be BAU for the HMRC to do...
  49. While always good to get a different point of...

    While always good to get a different point of view of a contractor CV, in this current time, I would have thought a webinar in 'Transferable Skills and Self Reinvention' might be a more appropriate...
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    It's a bit of a fop as in this globalised world,...

    It's a bit of a fop as in this globalised world, what large or medium sized entity does Not have a UK, or at least multi-country, presence?

    My hope in recent past was, as I am being paid from...
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