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  1. Are we having a sweep stake on how long he'll...

    Are we having a sweep stake on how long he'll spend trying to click the scroll bars on SimonMacs avatar?
  2. 3. No. Does a shop claim benefits when it's...

    3. No. Does a shop claim benefits when it's empty? Your company is still active, you just don't have any customers. Thinking you are out of work in between clients is a very permie way of thinking.
  3. Moaning about people's avatars is a good start.

    Moaning about people's avatars is a good start.
  4. Says the tediously dull alter ego.

    Says the tediously dull alter ego.
  5. Indeed, particularly when, in the last five bans,...

    Indeed, particularly when, in the last five bans, three of them are for the same person (and plenty previously) for just being generally thoroughly unpleasant and he's getting 2 days. The reason for...
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    Are you sure you are with Brookstones? If we...

    Are you sure you are with Brookstones?

    If we can clarrify who you are with we can advice. I'm not sure why your business account is still in play here and as an umbrella contractor you can only...
  7. Sticky: I doubt its that similar. DV will be much more in...

    I doubt its that similar. DV will be much more in depth, probably to the point of asking you about things even you weren't aware of.. And interviewing your family and friends about the same.

    No...
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    Speak to Lucy at Clarity Umbrella. It's not a...

    Speak to Lucy at Clarity Umbrella. It's not a 'good payout'. It will be what the law allows. They do have a great pension offering that will be more tax efficient than the others though.

    You do...
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    Correct. The entity the old contract with no...

    Correct. The entity the old contract with no longer exists so will have to be a new contract drawn up.

    Just hope the client doesn't ask why.

    If the OP is still in contract earning good money...
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    Yes I remember that. Last gig I ever wore a tie...

    Yes I remember that. Last gig I ever wore a tie to that.
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    Yes it is. Its all about JTB. Did you not know? ...

    Yes it is. Its all about JTB. Did you not know?

    BTW Congrats on your win and nice to meet you.
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    You are right in your thinking. Tons about this...

    You are right in your thinking. Tons about this in this part of the forums. Check the stickies and check some of the posts.
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    I don't wish to be rude buy you appear to have...

    I don't wish to be rude buy you appear to have not learnt the lesson and are continuing with the same attitude that got you in to hot water in the first place. It's pretty difficult to get...
  14. Not sure you why you want me around TBF.

    Not sure you why you want me around TBF.
  15. Alright Dacty. Long time no see. WB.

    Alright Dacty. Long time no see. WB.
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    Indeed. I went for a short gig inside so the...

    Indeed. I went for a short gig inside so the unlimited pension option beat all the other offerings hands down. In the end it was actually so short I never signed up lol.

    I can only imagine...
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    Because they can't be botherered I expect. Just...

    Because they can't be botherered I expect. Just do the minimum to maximise profits.
    Good pension is a perk for permies and umbrellas don't tend to be in it for offering perks to their employees.
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    Contractor umbrella and Clarity Umbrella.

    Contractor umbrella and Clarity Umbrella.
  19. Sticky: Have you read the first post?

    Have you read the first post?
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    You need to find a brolly that will alow uncapped...

    You need to find a brolly that will alow uncapped contributions to the pension. As far as I am aware there are only two.
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    Said scooty every week for the past 3 years.

    Said scooty every week for the past 3 years.
  22. We need to get admin to put that in his signature...

    We need to get admin to put that in his signature just in case any newbies accidently takes him seriously.
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    Don't have to worry about that.....

    Don't have to worry about that.....
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    Indeed but so many more contractors are even more...

    Indeed but so many more contractors are even more guilty of this than agencies, particularly when it directly affects us and not agents (well in the past anyway).
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    Give Seb Maley a call. They've got a ton of...

    Give Seb Maley a call. They've got a ton of guides and calendars around what action people should be taking when etc.
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    I seem to remember on at least 3 occasions you...

    I seem to remember on at least 3 occasions you called Atw out for not taking profits before a drop and he'd missed his chance forever but everytime it hit another new peak.

    I guess if you keep...
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    Daily Wail and ad blockers

    So it looks like they won't allow content to show when you've an ad blocker on. Bearing in mind my ad blocker is showing over 50 hits per page I don't think I'll be turning it off thank you. The site...
  28. Possibly but it doesn't avoid the fact the client...

    Possibly but it doesn't avoid the fact the client sees the OP as a resource they can direct and control. Could just be a one off, do it and forget about it or it could be the start of becoming part...
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    Ahh the plan every contractor comes up with...

    Ahh the plan every contractor comes up with sometime in their career and never pulls it off.



    This and the fact he is means it won't go any further. OP needs a business head on now and if he...
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    Would the whole engagement model you have to go...

    Would the whole engagement model you have to go through evidence it? In the contract? In the role spec?

    But yes it should be in the offer mail from the agent really.

    Edit. I was in an inside...
  31. There is a shaver for that as well.

    There is a shaver for that as well.
  32. If you read the thread you'd know this isn't MoO

    If you read the thread you'd know this isn't MoO
  33. He'd then pay tax on the money he made from the...

    He'd then pay tax on the money he made from the interest as well.....
  34. Beat present ladymuck every got that. She'd be...

    Beat present ladymuck every got that. She'd be lost without it.
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    But that what is in the wording of the clause....

    But that what is in the wording of the clause. They cannot refuse any suitably qualified candidate.

    By only allowing a suitably qualified sub you take away the need for the client to have a say.
  36. EDIT : Found one that discusses sham clauses but...

    EDIT : Found one that discusses sham clauses but isn't the one I was thinking of.
    Supreme Court Autoclenz ruling confirms ‘sham’ contracts can’t disguise employment
  37. This already well documented and has happened in...

    This already well documented and has happened in the past.

    This article quoting Kate Cottrell warns against it
    IT contractors warned on IR35 substitution clauses

    This article from QDOS goes in...
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    This is true although we have had feedback from a...

    This is true although we have had feedback from a few where it fell apart. So that's a couple of failures, a couple of silences and not one post to say it worked well for them. Not cast in stone but...
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    My money will be number 5 all day long. From...

    My money will be number 5 all day long.

    From what I remember, every single post about working for equity in the company has failed to produce a penny for the contractor.
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    You can pay yourself a wage and dividends at any...

    You can pay yourself a wage and dividends at any time you want. You run the company. Pay yourself once a month, once a year. Doesn't matter as long a as RTI and dividend paperwork is completed you...
  41. To be fair, looking at some of the winners you...

    To be fair, looking at some of the winners you could actually be in with a shot.
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    There is a book a demo option on their site so...

    There is a book a demo option on their site so see what that does? It might give you a couple of example answers, but then it could just put you through to one of their sales agents, dunno, but have...
  43. Interesting write up on a recent case with MoO as...

    Interesting write up on a recent case with MoO as a main factor. The blurb talks about the work he was engaged to do but lack of MoO exists because he was only doing the work brought in, not extra...
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    Which is exactly what happened to me. Both agents...

    Which is exactly what happened to me. Both agents want their pound of flesh out of this and will happily ruin if for you as they've nothing to lose. You cannot rely on one of them backing off and...
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    I'm a little surprised you're still posting on...

    I'm a little surprised you're still posting on this thread after being proven wrong so many times Scoots.
  46. And reading the thread again I wish I hadn't...

    And reading the thread again I wish I hadn't opened this tin of worms in the way I did. There must have been a simpler way to point out that being sent home for half a day isn't slam dunk MoO.
  47. I dont think we disagree as such. He's pointed a...

    I dont think we disagree as such. He's pointed a case out that doesn't meet the thinking of articles about MoO so we are just discussing it.

    The fact it's such a grey area after all this time odd...
  48. I think you mean a case with JCB where the...

    I think you mean a case with JCB where the contractor left to go to Rolls Royce.

    You are correct so could use thst as case law but IMO, and it would be interesting to hear from the pros, that was...
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    And the above will probably look like an...

    And the above will probably look like an artifical method to pay the guy using a method to reduce tax liabilities which is what HMRC will be looking for.

    Why not just pay him normally with a bonus...
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    Sounds like the best way to achieve this is to...

    Sounds like the best way to achieve this is to speak to your accountant and let them handle it.

    It's pretty straightforward but it's not something you want to be doing too often else you may...
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