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    Like this! But I think its fair to say that...

    Like this!

    But I think its fair to say that December and August are the months most of us tend to be lean pickings.
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    If you wanted to manage the relationship with the...

    If you wanted to manage the relationship with the company and you don't need the work I would tell them now...

    If none of this applies, why would you care, maximize your income, hand in the notice...
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    I have suffered far less from politics and...

    I have suffered far less from politics and bulltulip as a contractor than as a perm. My last perm role my mental health suffered quiet badly from politics and bullying. I have been more protected...
  4. Thread: Client Medicals

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    I don't think its unreasonable or all that...

    I don't think its unreasonable or all that unusual in certain fields. I would be double checking with my IR35 insurance people but doubt they would take issue with it.

    Its a personal decision for...
  5. Thread: Telegraph 2/12

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    Really does feel like an abusive relationship!

    Really does feel like an abusive relationship!
  6. Thread: Telegraph 2/12

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    Promises a review into his own parties track...

    Promises a review into his own parties track record...

    I mean this lot are totally insufferable... They are running against Labour and their own track record. Never quite seen anything like...
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    And you trust them on that?

    And you trust them on that?
  8. What does your contract say ?

    What does your contract say ?
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    Most recruitment companies wind down and stop...

    Most recruitment companies wind down and stop working around the 20th until the new year. I built a ATS for a recruitment company and everyone was on enforced holidays from Christmas to New Year.
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    This... I would welcome corp tax going back up...

    This...

    I would welcome corp tax going back up to 26%
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    I am in the top 98% and I still feel poor most...

    I am in the top 98% and I still feel poor most weeks...:violin:
  12. EDIT -just realised how old this thread is......

    EDIT -just realised how old this thread is... moving on...
  13. Really ? That is so sad...

    Really ? That is so sad...
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    I guess the key question if this is related to...

    I guess the key question if this is related to the IR35 reforms or clear evidence we are about to hit a recession.

    I go for the latter...
  15. Isn't every IR35 win for HMRC in the end modest...

    Isn't every IR35 win for HMRC in the end modest gains (actually tiny) in regards to the money raised from that investigation...

    The win for HMRC has always been a mixture of forcing / scaring...
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    You know a review can go in many different...

    You know a review can go in many different directions - not all positive
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    Is this still a thing ?

    Is this still a thing ?
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    So being the only contractor onsite isn't going...

    So being the only contractor onsite isn't going to be all that rare once all the temporary employees have been correctly determined :)
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    Glad your happy :suicide:

    Glad your happy :suicide:
  20. Thread: Boris V Jeremy

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    This isn’t your regular Tory party though... ...

    This isn’t your regular Tory party though...

    The idea that this Tory party is the party of the economy and business is for the birds... This is a very historically very unique Tory offering. ...
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    You shouldn’t expect that anytime soon. All you...

    You shouldn’t expect that anytime soon. All you had in those setups was lots of contractors making case by case decisions to delude themselves and not pay the tax owing. Let’s be honest.
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    Bloody hell what a pair lol! I wasn’t thinking...

    Bloody hell what a pair lol! I wasn’t thinking when I made my original posts all the details where really that important. I have nothing to hide, anything to over or under sell. Just celebrating a...
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  24. If you have to walk away you have to walk away

    If you have to walk away you have to walk away
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    lol - sorry - yes he gets it... Neither of us...

    lol - sorry - yes he gets it...

    Neither of us view it as a big deal in the end. Its pretty easy to get your ducks in a row to put yourself on the right side.
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    Yes he has...

    Yes he has...
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    Its exactly why I stated I was the only...

    Its exactly why I stated I was the only contractor onsite. Almost all my gigs are like this though, I think its just as normal to be the only person as it can be to one of hundreds. I have avoided...
  28. I an going to be that arse and say I have no...

    I an going to be that arse and say I have no sympathy with anyone jumping on a "scheme"...

    its pretty clear what you can and cannot do and if other don't want to do their due diligence then more...
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    My client gets it!

    Just had the extension conversation with my client (big business - only contractor on site)...

    Wants me to do another project - happy for me to be outside - happy to declare I am outside...
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    This Thank QDOS that is really helpful......

    This



    Thank QDOS that is really helpful...

    Got a meeting in the morning with the director and wanted to help him in the right direction with what he needs to do...
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    IR35 determination paperwork

    What do we need to show the determination has been carried out and it’s result?

    Simple email from client/agency or something more?
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    While I am not surprised a first timer would fall...

    While I am not surprised a first timer would fall for this I do find it mind boggling they do...

    I realised when I went contracting I was entering a new world where I wouldn’t have protections and...
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    I don’t think they really care to be frank... ...

    I don’t think they really care to be frank... They wouldn’t be using agents if they cared...

    They just one a 3 to 6 people at interview or reasonable ability... How that happens they couldn’t...
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    Pretty much everything needs investment right now...

    Pretty much everything needs investment right now and there is little I don’t like in the Labour manifesto. Considering they are going to have to work with other parties which will apply some checks...
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    Yeah I can see it from both side the more I think...

    Yeah I can see it from both side the more I think about it.

    It certainly shows financial risk and on this occasion I was treated different than the perms and it has an element of MOO.

    So...
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    I haven't taken a day "off". There is no work...

    I haven't taken a day "off".

    There is no work to do due to a mistake by the perms.

    I can't work, been asked to cease work until its sorted and I won't be charging...

    The perms are going to...
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    IR35 - Impotent HMRC Arguments - Contractor...

    IR35 - Impotent HMRC Arguments - Contractor Weekly



    I think this does support my stance here and malvolio point
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    Poll: We doomed whoever we vote for this time it...

    We doomed whoever we vote for this time it feels...
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    Poll: I dont like Corbyn but I do like my local Labour...

    I dont like Corbyn but I do like my local Labour MP so I will be voting Labour.
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    Poll: The reality is you will just split the Tory...

    The reality is you will just split the Tory vote...

    All the out morons left Labour at the last election so its only the Tory vote your will hurt.
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    Yup totally normal and welcome to the risks and...

    Yup totally normal and welcome to the risks and benefits of contracting... Only you can answer which is best for you...

    Personally I would take the perm role...
  42. Personally I find it useful... Yes a lot of...

    Personally I find it useful...

    Yes a lot of mining no doubt goes on but its useful to connect with people I have worked with, agents who send me leads and occasionally the old interesting article...
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    I had this mess earlier this year.. First...

    I had this mess earlier this year..

    First agent to get your CV to the client wins in my eyes... Don't sign anything at this point and tell agents to sort it with the client...

    Stay out of it...
  44. Maybe hold back spending the saved tax and stick...

    Maybe hold back spending the saved tax and stick it in an ISA until you are totally sure you have done the right thing.
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    Lets see how tomorrow goes :glasses and if I am...

    Lets see how tomorrow goes :glasses and if I am on an early Christmas break :cheers:
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    Turning a negative into a positive - MOO

    Bit of a crap day full of falling out with one of the onsite permies - the details aren't important. it will either be sorted in the morning or I will be having an early Christmas break.

    To cut a...
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    Yup - this was on my mind... Probably why I drew...

    Yup - this was on my mind... Probably why I drew a rude picture on the board...

    Actually with hindsight this probably why I didn't get the role... :music:
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    I wouldn't do it

    I wouldn't do it
  49. The whole process is simply filling in the boxes...

    The whole process is simply filling in the boxes with the numbers you should already have...

    Salary, Dividends, Savings... How hard can it be ? Paying someone a bit of money to do it for you is...
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    THIS!!!! :smokin

    THIS!!!! :smokin
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