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    I did mine with the Knowledge Academy in 2013(!)....

    I did mine with the Knowledge Academy in 2013(!). Was very straightforward. The tutor wasn't fantastic but it was TOGAF early days and no-one had much direct experience back then. Pay attention in...
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    TFA. I am looking after the missus who is...

    TFA.

    I am looking after the missus who is recovering from an op she had Thursday. She's given me a list of stuff to do.
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    The intended/unintended consequence is that...

    The intended/unintended consequence is that umbrellas will become the norm. BigCo can get workers with no strings or benefits whom they can fire whenever they like. Everything will be outsourced...
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    I'm of that generation that when the word...

    I'm of that generation that when the word "sausages" comes out of my mouth my mind is thinking "shoshages". You had to have lived through it or you'll never understand.
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    Thank you. It follows then I could ask the...

    Thank you. It follows then I could ask the umbrella to delay payment until the new tax year?
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    Tax Year Query

    If I switch to an umbrella for the beginning of March, work all of March but don't actually get paid until after April 6, for tax purposes which tax year does the payment fall into? I've budgeted my...
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    The point I was making is that even top Tories...

    The point I was making is that even top Tories are now openly stating that that it's problematic. Asking for a delay is hopefully the first step.
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    David Davis has just tweeted asking for an IR35...

    David Davis has just tweeted asking for an IR35 delay. That's quite big news.
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    I did a total of three days at my local college...

    I did a total of three days at my local college for £250 all in. It got me to the stage where I felt I could tackle a simple wall. I knew in theory how to do things properly, what I lacked was the...
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    We're hoping to sell up and downsize. That way I...

    We're hoping to sell up and downsize. That way I have the option of instant retirement. Staying on the South Coast but moving towards Hayling Island to be closer to the water.

    That means lots of...
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    That's truly incredible.

    That's truly incredible.
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    Got better offer. Went to HSBC IB and like you...

    Got better offer. Went to HSBC IB and like you saw the second plane hit live. I did go back to CS for a bit recently.
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    AIUI no-one can sign it until Parliament comes...

    AIUI no-one can sign it until Parliament comes back on the 7th.
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    We would have been at CSFB at the same time. I...

    We would have been at CSFB at the same time. I was there from Jul 1999 to Oct 2000. Equities. It was the tail end of the Wild West years. Attitudes were changing pretty quickly around that time.
  15. Thread: Dr Who 2020

    by Lockhouse
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    Too woke for me.

    Too woke for me.
  16. Andy W's Mum.

    Andy W's Mum.
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    Writing Java servlets.

    Writing Java servlets.
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    TFA I was up first thing and straight down to...

    TFA

    I was up first thing and straight down to Bursledon for some king scallops and fresh wild sea bass for this evening. Working from home today. Me and the missus are staying in tonight on our...
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    Freelance Informer.....Those were the days.

    Freelance Informer.....Those were the days.
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    Up until 1989 it was great - I was on about...

    Up until 1989 it was great - I was on about £1000pw doing COBOL then the mainframe market shrank by 80% virtually overnight. Lots of contractors were affected. It was really tough for a year - I did...
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    The best justice money can buy.

    The best justice money can buy.
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    Oct '87 here, but a lot of what he said rings...

    Oct '87 here, but a lot of what he said rings true.
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    Love Actually. Only joking. Die Hard.

    Love Actually. Only joking. Die Hard.
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    She should have put her hands up at the time and...

    She should have put her hands up at the time and she'd probably have got a suspended sentence. Accidents happen - we all know that. However that stage has left town. She should be extradited and...
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    New IR35 EDM Motion

    Here.

    I know we've all done it before but might be worth asking your MP to support (again).
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    Medlar, King's Road. Recommended.

    Medlar, King's Road. Recommended.
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    TFA Pizza tomorrow night with friends. Car...

    TFA

    Pizza tomorrow night with friends. Car club Christmas lunch on Sunday.
  28. Thanks but we want to be nearer the coast.

    Thanks but we want to be nearer the coast.
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    If the article is accurate - it does need to be...

    If the article is accurate - it does need to be shouted.
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    Gerry M on VAT & IR35

    IR35 Scam on Contractors as Companies Make Off with the VAT Loot

    Apologies if posted elsewhere.
  31. As an aside, whereabouts in France are you? My...

    As an aside, whereabouts in France are you? My wife and I have been quite seriously plotting something similar.
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    Telegraph 2/12

    Chancellor promises review of tax rule change suffocating the self-employed
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    Me too

    Me too
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    Way too late. Clients have decided policy and...

    Way too late. Clients have decided policy and contractors are MVL-ing right now.
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    Unfortunately there's no music allowed at "my...

    Unfortunately there's no music allowed at "my lot's" type of funerals.

    I have instructed the missus she can have a select after party where the contents of my wine cellar is sampled along with...
  36. Boris Business Taxes in the Telegraph today - please like my comment.

    Guys,

    If anyone has a Telegraph account please could you like my IR35 comment posted under "Lock House". Currently near the top of "recent" comments.

    Boris Johnson to promise cuts to four...
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    I sold all mine for a small profit ages ago. I'm...

    I sold all mine for a small profit ages ago. I'm running five dev masternodes for another project that's not on an exchange yet. All going OK but that's pretty much it for me and crypto.
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    I was 57 last month. Contractor attitude...

    I was 57 last month. Contractor attitude definitely keeps me young and I don't feel like an old bloke. I'm in a niche market so don't have to continuously re-skill which helps. I'm only going for...
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    Tarbs, I owe you a pint.

    Tarbs, I owe you a pint.
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    TFA. Thanks to all for their good wishes. ...

    TFA.

    Thanks to all for their good wishes.

    Been recuperating all week; reading, chocolate and killer sudoku. Codeine is flipping awesome. Yesterday was my first time outside since the accident...
  41. Not that old.

    Not that old.
  42. I'm over 55. If Labour get in, first thing I'm...

    I'm over 55. If Labour get in, first thing I'm doing is taking my 25% tax free pension allowance. Be mad not to.
  43. We've got a proper contractor-sized house and...

    We've got a proper contractor-sized house and WiFi couldn't reach from one end to the other (over 40m). Two fuse boxes meant no Homeplug.


    I fitted two cat 6 cables from the main switch, one...
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    Poll: Brexit Party. How many times will you battered...

    Brexit Party.

    How many times will you battered wives get slapped around before you realise that things won't change unless you make them?
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    And they do lie. Make no mistake. They lied in my...

    And they do lie. Make no mistake. They lied in my case and I had them bang to rights. To say I despise them doesn't do it justice. Mostly though I try to let it go as it just eats you up.
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    At the end of my IR35 case (four years, five...

    At the end of my IR35 case (four years, five contracts, all found outside) all I wanted to do was walk away. I was angry but no longer had the stomach for a fight. It can change you and not...
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    Thanks for all the good wishes. Home in bed. ...

    Thanks for all the good wishes. Home in bed.

    Looks like a luggage strap came loose and wrapped around the hub stopping the bike dead and throwing me over the handlebars.
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    TFA I'm hoping I'll get discharged from...

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    I'm hoping I'll get discharged from hospital today. I came off my pushbike on Tuesday evening and landed on my head. I remember nothing. Woke up in the back of an ambulance. Had bleeding on...
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    For me it'd be outside or umbrells at client's...

    For me it'd be outside or umbrells at client's insistence. This negates the outside then inside conundrum (at least in my opinion).
  50. Assuming that you're not the random victim of a...

    Assuming that you're not the random victim of a current investigation, I would have thought that if you close your company and go umbrella that once you've got the OK to close you're pretty much in...
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