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  1. Those trainspotters sure are a determined bunch....

    Those trainspotters sure are a determined bunch. Hope you take them a cup of tea now and then.
  2. That is likely from birth rates of the locals....

    That is likely from birth rates of the locals. Not sure it's people looking to move there for any business reason. Why did the beeb relocate to Manchester instead of Birmingham?

    I have relatives...
  3. HS2 is bonkers. If they're so incompetent they...

    HS2 is bonkers. If they're so incompetent they can't even estimate the costs to the nearest £20 billion then they'll probably deliver something that is not fit for purpose and needs additional...
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    The correlation between employee benefits and...

    The correlation between employee benefits and contractor rate is multidimensional and all dimensions need to be evaluated to come to a balanced outcome that all three parties (client, contractor,...
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    The way I see it is that the contractor is opting...

    The way I see it is that the contractor is opting out of any possible employee benefits by way of a signed contract saying they are not an employee (a contract of service rather than a contract of...
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    Facebook's own Libra...

    Facebook's own Libra crypto threatens to make Bitcoin unfashionable. Bitcoin remains very non user-friendly in regards Jo Public, and the slow take-up means its best chance is to move to a background...
  7. So pressure needs to remain on Boris to follow up...

    So pressure needs to remain on Boris to follow up his statement in June:




    The following statement needs to be shown to be the nonsense it is (if they can introduce legislation to chase...
  8. Indeed the budget statement said that HMRC will...

    Indeed the budget statement said that HMRC will focus on assisting business prepare and conform to the new rules rather than target retrospective investigations:

    Budget 2018: Off-payroll working...
  9. Do you have the CEST 'outside IR35' determination...

    Do you have the CEST 'outside IR35' determination in writing with maybe a print-out of the answers they gave to reach that determination? Do you want to rock the boat by pursuing a reason why they...
  10. The phrase "pulling a bird" was lost in...

    The phrase "pulling a bird" was lost in translation.
  11. Their next protest should perhaps be sponsored by...

    Their next protest should perhaps be sponsored by Kool-Aid. :smokin
  12. The risk is that the consent is denied. Depending...

    The risk is that the consent is denied. Depending on the lender they may only allow it for temporary situations and expect to convert to one of their BTL loans so the appropriate risk to them is...
  13. The client is the one named in your contract and...

    The client is the one named in your contract and will be the one that has to make the IR35 determination unless they are exempt by being classed as a small business. This covers all scenarios...
  14. You could look into releasing the £300k or so...

    You could look into releasing the £300k or so equity in your current property for purchasing a new one. You may need to convert the existing mortgage to a BTL one anyway to be properly above board,...
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    A sign of professionalism is a signed timesheet....

    A sign of professionalism is a signed timesheet.

    Looks like a Mexican stand-off. OP deciding to sue for not being paid the three days. Client deciding to sue for not getting the final two days....
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    If the contract and any renewal is based on a...

    If the contract and any renewal is based on a specific programme or project lifespan, so end of contract is the predicted end of project and any renewal is due to project overrun or starting a new...
  17. Client using contractors to fill permie roles. ...

    Client using contractors to fill permie roles.



    Client using contractors mostly to provide a service and they don't want permie resource.



    At interview try to assess whether the client is...
  18. Thread: IR35 Guide

    by Hobosapien
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    Has there been any reference to this by those...

    Has there been any reference to this by those pushing to leave the EU or are they too caught up in 'backstop hell' to think about promoting any real benefits?

    Maybe they could change it so VAT...
  19. Likely because they are recruitment agents that...

    Likely because they are recruitment agents that deal with individuals, including permies, temps, and all the forms of contracts of employment, so no surprise that contractors finding work via an...
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    Yep, if DIY rather than needing MVL it's a simple...

    Yep, if DIY rather than needing MVL it's a simple and relatively painless process:

    1. Inform accountant so they can prepare final accounts. This may include changing the company year end date to...
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    Old news, probably mentioned via a different...

    Old news, probably mentioned via a different source earlier in this thread. Feel free to read it all from the beginning. Oh, and no connect four for you. :tongue
  22. CEST is likely to change, maybe multiple times,...

    CEST is likely to change, maybe multiple times, between now and next April, so if the client is being proactive and trying to assess too early they risk being out of date come next April. i.e. if...
  23. Thread: Ir35 2020

    by Hobosapien
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    It may be an overly simplistic view, coming from...

    It may be an overly simplistic view, coming from a contractor rather than client or agent or someone that supports them in a legal/compliance way as yourself, but it seems there is an opportunity to...
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    I think the only realistic thing we (as a human...

    I think the only realistic thing we (as a human race) could have done was for Musk to get SpaceX to land a Tesla on it. :smokin

    Seems few are taking the potential for an extinction level asteroid...
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    Surely one of the benefits of being a contractor...

    Surely one of the benefits of being a contractor is the flexibility to arrange your investments over your contracting lifetime so everything isn't piled into a pension? So if you still worry about...
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    Are you able to verify the authenticity of info...

    Are you able to verify the authenticity of info requests on Facebook, such that you can be sure they are from the Conservative party and what their intentions are for using any data they receive?
    ...
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    SussexSeagull swept her off her feet...

    SussexSeagull swept her off her feet. :tongue
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    Simple approach: Get an independent contract...

    Simple approach:

    Get an independent contract review to obtain documented evidence you are currently operating outside IR35.

    When legislation coming into effect April 2020 is confirmed check...
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    Wouldn't be a problem if clients used contracts...

    Wouldn't be a problem if clients used contracts intending to secure a resource for the life of a project where the contractor agrees to it up front, possibly by way of financial incentive for...
  30. Maybe the 170k is the number that ticked the 'Ltd...

    Maybe the 170k is the number that ticked the 'Ltd is a PSC' optional box on the self-assessment. I never ticked it as it was optional so I chose to save the ink. :tongue

    Though I suspect the...
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    Failing PSU or graphics card? If monitors power...

    Failing PSU or graphics card? If monitors power up but no output on screen (light on but nobody home) then maybe there is insufficient power on cold start up, and rebooting or leaving power on keeps...
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    Is anyone other than the micromanager expecting...

    Is anyone other than the micromanager expecting any deliverables from you? If so, and especially if they are the ones that did the interview, raise your concerns and try to get the micromanager put...
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    Now is as good a time as any, if you can find the...

    Now is as good a time as any, if you can find the work.

    There's always something on the horizon that threatens to be the 'end of contracting', but while companies need short term specialist...
  34. What laptop do you use? I presume it's one...

    What laptop do you use?

    I presume it's one that's a suitable balance of power and ram to run the dev tools, decent battery to allow a good few hours use while on a bus or somewhere with no power...
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    Poll: For chips, I use both. Poll fail. :tongue

    For chips, I use both. Poll fail. :tongue
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    What have they stated specifically? I have heard...

    What have they stated specifically? I have heard nothing about HMRC stopping salary sacrifice type contributions, which for those of us using an umbrella means we can make pension contributions...
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    My comment was based on IT contracting which is...

    My comment was based on IT contracting which is the main focus of this site, so I don't know anything about your situation, but sounds like the issue is due to the nature of the work regarding...
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    If one has to wonder why bother using crypto at...

    If one has to wonder why bother using crypto at all when sterling will do the job just as well or even better (less chance of devaluation overnight) then likely it is some form of scam trying to hide...
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    HMRC should be basing any 'tax due' assessment on...

    HMRC should be basing any 'tax due' assessment on what the client has paid for permie v contractor doing same role. Then all the employer/employee taxes and employee benefits would be included,...
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    Seems many companies are wasting resource...

    Seems many companies are wasting resource scraping or preventing scraping when the better solution would be for the target to provide an API to sell the info. If it's getting 'stolen' anyway, they...
  41. I hear you, and having been stung by a dodgy...

    I hear you, and having been stung by a dodgy agency run by thieves (or so incompetent they may as well be) I am very wary of pursuing contract work via small agencies with no longevity and positive...
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    Contracting inside IR35 via a Ltd will be less...

    Contracting inside IR35 via a Ltd will be less efficient than via an umbrella (already is if contracting in public sector) as the accounting fees alone will likely offset the umbrella fees if not...
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    AtW should have been able to sell you the data,...

    AtW should have been able to sell you the data, already scraped via his backlink scanning service, but last time I raised this as a potential additional income stream he said they didn't retain all...
  44. The less obvious true value that agencies bring...

    The less obvious true value that agencies bring to the mix is:

    a. From a client point of view there is a middle man doing all the hard work of finding and managing contract resource and that also...
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    Shirley that form of 2FA is for online...

    Shirley that form of 2FA is for online transactions. For in-person transactions such as the above then the chip and pin method is the 2FA.
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    I think those sockies are CUK's very own 'Tay...

    I think those sockies are CUK's very own 'Tay' and the mods have to crackdown when they threaten to go off script. :eyes

    YouTube



    :tongue
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    So the fraud squad will be waiting for them to...

    So the fraud squad will be waiting for them to check in at the airport?
  48. Bottom line is clients in that location based...

    Bottom line is clients in that location based position of a restricted local talent pool will have to pay more, whether that be to a contractor looking to cover travel and accommodation costs in the...
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    Only if they over-engineer it and quantum...

    Only if they over-engineer it and quantum computing reduces the power demands and improves throughput. :tongue
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    Unless you've had previous contracts at other...

    Unless you've had previous contracts at other banks that were less of a 'hellhole' or 'boring' then maybe look for work outside of banking.

    As for potential contract duration it's largely...
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