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  1. The £60 per month was their reduced fee whilst...

    The £60 per month was their reduced fee whilst not trading. Previously it was £200. They have said that the current £60 per month does not cover the fee for closure so my assumption at the moment is...
  2. Advice on Closing my Ltd Company without incurring excessive Accountancy Fees

    In the current situation I have recently taken a permanent job and have enquired with my Accountants, Clearsky, the fees for dissolving the company. There are no debts, no assets, it has not been ...
  3. Yes I have, just last week - had to provide...

    Yes I have, just last week - had to provide figure for capital (including tax to be paid) and savings on the online form. It's still being processed so yet to be asked for bank statements etc. Not...
  4. Can Ltd Company Directors Apply for Universal Credit?

    Asking this question as it looks like most threads are focusing on furloughing. Is it a definite that Universal Credit can be claimed as a director and not just self employed?

    Also, if that's the...
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    So opting out would only be valid if done before...

    So opting out would only be valid if done before interview stage with the client? Agency Senior now laying it on thick by asking me if I have taken legal advice on the implications of opting in for...
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    Agency Pressure to Opt Out - how to handle?

    Anyone had any experiences with Michael Page being "anti opt-in"? Just provisionally accepted a contract with an urgent start and started the ball rolling with providing passport and references.
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  7. Thanks. Using 'BAU' as an agenda item jumps out...

    Thanks. Using 'BAU' as an agenda item jumps out at me for starters, not to mention that typical consultancy parasitic behaviour of getting as much information out of you about what you're doing so...
  8. I'm aware that there are many factors to consider...

    I'm aware that there are many factors to consider in terms of working practices, client relationships and the contract itself to stay outside which I have addressed. However, I have raised this...
  9. Would monthly 'catch-up' meetings with PS consultancy be deemed as within IR35?

    After recently starting a contract whereby my client is the preferred supplier consultancy of the end client, their 'engagement manager' has sent me mandatory invites to have regular 1 to 1 progress...
  10. Were they a Banking client by any chance....?...

    Were they a Banking client by any chance....? With one previous agency I had the situation whereby my checks were taking longer than the original planned start date. They were waiting for my DBS...
  11. Is it normal for an Agency to progress a contract before receiving a Purchase Order?

    I secured an offer of a gig 2 weeks ago with a third party agent. My contract is being dealt with by the third party but my contract is with the preferred supplier and the preferred supplier's is...
  12. Ever faked a Death in the Family to get out of a Contract?

    A friend of mine (non-contractor) told me about a contractor where he works who rang into client telling him that his step brother had died and he wouldn't know when he woud be back in work. It was...
  13. Indeed I certainly am in shock but there's a...

    Indeed I certainly am in shock but there's a first time for everything and this is a first for me. Shock I guess because I know I'm delivering a service and should get on with it but it's new to me....
  14. Why not just say then? It's quite easy to do.......

    Why not just say then? It's quite easy to do.... another contractor was told exactly why they were being canned, due to their poor management style and inability to get on with another person. I...
  15. Not sure whether I made this clear but I'm being...

    Not sure whether I made this clear but I'm being replaced by another contractor not a permie....now you see why it makes even less sense? ?!
  16. So what do I say to other potential clients? The...

    So what do I say to other potential clients? The truth? I just get the impression that clients and agencies alike become rather suspicious when you explain your contract was terminated early due to...
  17. Client Terminating My Contract Early With No Valid Reason

    I know as a contractor if the client decides to get rid of you early then that's their prerogative but, all the same, is it normal and common for them to do this with no real justification?

    Two...
  18. I live in the South of Manchester.

    I live in the South of Manchester.
  19. What's the Longest Daily Commute You'd Be Prepared to Drive?

    I'm considering what will be for me a long distance year long contract from Manchester to Chester of 48 miles. I have the option to work from home one day a week after the first 2 weeks on site full...
  20. What are some of the Worst Contracts You've Had and How Long Did you Stick it Out?

    Posting this out of curiosity and always interesting to gage how reliable/determined/committed/professional/crazy/desperate us contractors can be. So what's the worst contract or what have been the...
  21. I left a 2 week gig off my CV. Now I'm being asked for Bank Statements

    As part of a vetting process with a finance firm I've been asked to submit bank statements covering gaps in 'employment. ' Fine but the problem is, I left two weeks into a 6 month contract with...
  22. I've never left a contract part way through and I...

    I've never left a contract part way through and I guess what I'm trying to get at is how do I deal with potential agency/client questions and assumptions. Often when you are looking for another...
  23. It's not an extra couple of months. It's another...

    It's not an extra couple of months. It's another six....
  24. Permie Trying To Off-load Unwanted Work - Time To Walk

    After being offered a further extension following a decent 3 month stint to work on a different project, this took about a month to really kick off. In the interim whilst there was a lull I agreed...
  25. Mutually agreed with client to finish earlier -...

    Mutually agreed with client to finish earlier - apparently an internal (employee) can step in.
  26. Yes I have, why?

    Yes I have, why?
  27. Indeed it is...

    Indeed it is...
  28. Agency asking for laptop log-in details following termination

    After leaving a gig (following giving notice) 5 days ago my agency has contacted me to say the end client has a query with laptop password and needs it to get in. In all the contracts I've had this...
  29. Contact's not what I expected and the...

    Contact's not what I expected and the work/responsibilities more than I know I can handle. I know that by handing in my notice I will leave team in the tulip with at a critical time in the project...
  30. 2 weeks into contract - can I invoke notice of termination and not work the term?

    I'm two weeks into a 6 month contract which I'm not at all happy with and want to terminate (notice period is 1 month from me). As I want to be fully available for pursuing other contracts, am I...
  31. Client wants me on site at all times. .....can I refuse?

    Had an interview for a gig during which the hiring manager stressed that in the contract working from home was not allowed. I didn't argue at the time as I needed the gig.

    After starting I...
  32. Well, it's pretty much been sorted but even...

    Well, it's pretty much been sorted but even though I chose to remain opted in it turns out that the terms they sent me were for an opt out. I had already signed the contract and started today and now...
  33. No, but agency has responded now with a job...

    No, but agency has responded now with a job description included which they say the client has requested to include along with the statement ' requirements may change from day to day I. E cover in...
  34. Rullion

    Rullion
  35. I did tell the agency yesterday that I wouldn't...

    I did tell the agency yesterday that I wouldn't go ahead with the contract until the changes were made which I feel is a big risk. Not heard back from them yet so fingers crossed they don't can me....
  36. I understand what you're saying NLUK but the...

    I understand what you're saying NLUK but the annoying thing is that the agent asked me how long I would need to get the contract reviewed and I'd already said at least two days. ....and that was only...
  37. There's 3 of them but I admit, I was in the midst...

    There's 3 of them but I admit, I was in the midst of a finger rant when I typed that....so I do apologise. ....::eyes
  38. Agency won't amend contract schedule to more than a job title

    I'm new here and would appreciate some advice on where I stand with amendments to my contract schedule.

    Having recently had my contract with Rullion reviewed I have been advised to request that...
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