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    Negotiators go into a virtual tunnel for the real...

    Negotiators go into a virtual tunnel for the real work and nothing further is heard until they come out the other end with a deal apparently.

    EU and UK teams pin hopes on 'tunnel' talks to deliver...
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    Sticky: I feel for them, I don't know either... :ohwell ...

    I feel for them, I don't know either... :ohwell

    I've just created a MASSIVE to do list with dates I'll never meet in the time I have....

    (Just popping in to say Hello - I needed a breather from...
  3. And there you have it. Perfectly legal and...

    And there you have it. Perfectly legal and acceptable to HMRC.

    Now all you have to do is to decide your level of appetite for risk.

    That's it - no more, no less.
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    All of your questions relate to contractor roles,...

    All of your questions relate to contractor roles, so I guess you don’t mean two permanent roles. Who knows?

    But I won’t answer them because as JB says, your post makes no sense.
  5. Thread: Fair Cop...

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    People stealing avocados from supermarket...

    People stealing avocados from supermarket self-service checkouts by pretending they'''re carrots | The Independent | The Independent



    :laugh
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    Poll: Happy with Manchester.

    Happy with Manchester.
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    Poll: Hmmm... might be a bit early for me. Not...

    Hmmm... might be a bit early for me.

    Not saying no though...
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    Not a chat bot here, and FYI few, if any of us,...

    Not a chat bot here, and FYI few, if any of us, have faith in the FCSA or those Passport accreditation thingies.

    It's known that the FCSA has dodgy umbrellas on its books.
  9. Because you have shown them a weakness/leak that...

    Because you have shown them a weakness/leak that they can plug...
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    Sooo not me - I'm admitting, not proving. ...

    Sooo not me - I'm admitting, not proving.


    ...it's almost Christmas - I just have to hang on till then...
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    WFH has meant the opposite for me. Work is so...

    WFH has meant the opposite for me. Work is so busy that I'm starting at 6.30, squeezing meetings in over lunchtime and finishing at 5.30. I'm hardly leaving my desk. At least I was able to walk...
  12. I have always posted this as awareness not...

    I have always posted this as awareness not advice.

    If you don't think there's a risk, just keep your evidence as everyone says and take the contract.
  13. This ^^^^

    This ^^^^
  14. My advise is to contact WTT asap.

    My advise is to contact WTT asap.
  15. I would advise contacting WTT rather than fearing...

    I would advise contacting WTT rather than fearing and speculating the worst.
  16. Hold on a mo, JB, I need to understand why we are...

    Hold on a mo, JB, I need to understand why we are wrong.

    Here is the government advice I was referring to April 2021 changes to off-payroll working for clients - GOV.UK

    So what is the...
  17. My guess is that they’ll charge a ‘holiday fee’...

    My guess is that they’ll charge a ‘holiday fee’ of £10-20 for a week, to avoid the £200+ bills that you’d otherwise get.

    It would be a no brainer to pay it...
  18. What conclusion? Despite the above you have only...

    What conclusion? Despite the above you have only given us half the story.

    There is a very simple definition as far as I understand it.

    A small company is one that has:

    Fewer than 50...
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    I loved Lottie too (FYI your autocorrect is...

    I loved Lottie too (FYI your autocorrect is crap...)
  20. No, I removed it because I thought that it wasn't...

    No, I removed it because I thought that it wasn't an HMRC address but was trying to deceive people into thinking it was.

    Call me cynical...
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    BITD I still giggle at the 'helpful' add-on...

    BITD I still giggle at the 'helpful' add-on scripts posted by one of the regulars that was a quicker way to discover who repped you, only to fiddle the reports to show MF as the poster for 1 in every...
  22. Let's not hide this thread away. let's highlight...

    Let's not hide this thread away. let's highlight bullying and threats, shall we?

    Posts modified in this thread to protect a poster.
  23. Sorry, my mistake. I shouldn't be shocked at...

    Sorry, my mistake.

    I shouldn't be shocked at this, should I... :ohwell
  24. And here's a post setting out what to do. ...

    And here's a post setting out what to do.

    https://www.contractoruk.com/forums/umbrella-companies/140994-what-do-if-you-think-you-re-already-using-dodgy-umbrella.html

    Basically - get out of the...
  25. Sticky: What to do if you think you’re already using a dodgy umbrella

    What to do if you think you’re already using this type of scheme
    If you’re using one of these schemes, HMRC strongly advises you to leave it as early as possible and settle your tax affairs.

    If...
  26. Sticky: Tax avoidance promoters targeting returning NHS workers

    How to spot a dodgy umbrella even if you aren't an NHS worker.

    Tax avoidance promoters targeting returning NHS workers (Spotlight 54) - GOV.UK
  27. Sticky: Comparison and broker websites marketing umbrellas are not always what they seem

    Comparison and broker websites marketing umbrella companies are not always what they seem (Spotlight 55) - GOV.UK
  28. The bad news is that you are right - agencies get...

    The bad news is that you are right - agencies get huge commissions to push these dodgy umbrellas and the company will say anything to get you not to speak to HMRC.

    The good news is that your...
  29. Then you must dispute this properly - if you...

    Then you must dispute this properly - if you don't it becomes unquestionable and you WILL owe the debt.
  30. Thread: Sad day

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    ronkeen is a Troll. He does nothing but troll.

    ronkeen is a Troll. He does nothing but troll.
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    Sticky: Full days. I'm not wishing my life away...

    Full days.

    I'm not wishing my life away (much), but it's comforting to open it up and see a real number.

    And the fact it is falling in the next financial year is just pure coincidence......
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    Sticky: Morning! People are using some of their AH...

    Morning!

    People are using some of their AH this week, so less hassle and I have enough time to lift my nose off the grindstone to say hello.

    My countdown app is telling me it's 141 days until...
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    Sticky: _V_ FoV indeed... 1 day ban. Don't make it...

    _V_

    FoV indeed...

    1 day ban. Don't make it any longer...
  34. Thread: Sock Market Boom

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    Quite.

    Quite.
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    I miss Beaker. :(

    I miss Beaker. :(
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    Let me make this very clear. Whoever is behind...

    Let me make this very clear. Whoever is behind this sockie (and we have our suspicions), will be permabanned if even a whiff of this happens again.

    We will act on those suspicions...
  37. I can personally vouch for eek, he is an...

    I can personally vouch for eek, he is an interested, dispassionate observer and NOT associated with Felicitas.
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    No money lost, fortunately. It was in the last...

    No money lost, fortunately. It was in the last planning stages in March, just before we got the credit cards out...
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    What went well: WFH for a whole year What...

    What went well:
    WFH for a whole year

    What went bad:
    WFH for a whole year - I appreciate the odd trip to the office.
    Was hoping to retire this year and holiday around Europe, skiing most of the...
  40. Thread: Good ban

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    As an ex-Robin Hood Energy customer I agree with...

    As an ex-Robin Hood Energy customer I agree with that statement. :mad
  41. The OP hasn't come back to this thread so I'll...

    The OP hasn't come back to this thread so I'll give you a bit of time to read my reply then I'll delete the thread.
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    He won't but Pence might if Trump resigns before...

    He won't but Pence might if Trump resigns before January.
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    Or it could be just normal handover to protect...

    Or it could be just normal handover to protect the President-elect.

    I don't think there are any Secret Service agents loyal to Trump - he treats them like crap.

    They wouldn't even tell him that...
  44. Then you may want to read this: IR35 Planning for...

    Then you may want to read this: IR35 Planning for April 2021 - Should I stay or should I go?
  45. This is a post-IR35 decision. From April next...

    This is a post-IR35 decision. From April next year if the umbrella screws up the payment to the contractor, the agency is actually liable for the tax due.

    My guess is that they are looking to...
  46. The take home should be around the 58% range,...

    The take home should be around the 58% range, shouldn't it?

    Umbrellas may charge a few quid a month more than other umbrellas if they provide something extra in customer service (like 1 ring...
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    Yes - you need to leave this company immediately...

    Yes - you need to leave this company immediately and move to a legitimate umbrella.

    Speak to Lucyclarityumbrella.

    You'll find the Spotlight 45 article here......
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    Sticky: ...and more here: Tax avoidance schemes aimed at...

    ...and more here:
    Tax avoidance schemes aimed at contractors and agency workers - GOV.UK
  49. No point asking us I’m afraid, our opinion counts...

    No point asking us I’m afraid, our opinion counts for nothing. You will have to ask the agency about this.
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    Not a hostile takeover though, Milan let it lapse.

    Not a hostile takeover though, Milan let it lapse.
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