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    i got one of the very first new Beetles. Brought...

    i got one of the very first new Beetles. Brought it back from Dubai with me. Turned some heads especially after 9/11 when I still had my Arabuc plates on lol.

    little did I know it would become...
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    used to be a valet parker in the US of A and have...

    used to be a valet parker in the US of A and have driven many of them. Not very far, granted, but always felt that its pne hell of a lot of car, that one.
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    Phwoarr!!

    Life drawing model Chloe Smith tipped for promotion in Cabinet reshuffle


    So is she going to attend PMQs in the noddy??
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    But old Cojey is a bird so thats 33.33% female...

    But old Cojey is a bird so thats 33.33% female representation no?
  5. Wanking. I once wrote pn the back of one of my...

    Wanking.

    I once wrote pn the back of one of my school exercise books "I thought wanking was a province of China until I discovered Smirnoff".

    "Masturbation is not a topic for French lessons" is...
  6. Oh, I'll never get a scrumpy here No, I'll never...

    Oh, I'll never get a scrumpy here
    No, I'll never get a nice mild beer
    Give me England every time, my dear
    'Cos you never get surprises livin' in Devizes
    However hard I bloomin' try
    Seems I'll...
  7. Im not going to comment on thi. Knee jerk...

    Im not going to comment on thi.

    Knee jerk reactions are generly not partuicularly constructive.

    One has to feel some symapathy by virtue of the fact that she had 3 kids and lost them all.
    ...
  8. the canttete cows are really small. fot some...

    the canttete cows are really small.

    fot some reason I had assumed they were life sized.
  9. Poll: Back on topic. No. But Ive been meaning to at the...

    Back on topic. No. But Ive been meaning to at the behest of my dentist.

    It's just that when I make the effort to actually buy one, I forget whet he has recommended and get bewildered by the...
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    yes, who gives a tulip. I know nothing about the...

    yes, who gives a tulip. I know nothing about the guy os I can't bear those daytime TV shows that involve people sitting on sofas talking about themselves.

    However... he was once involved in a bit...
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    Yep. Any big ticket items iPads, TVs etc I will...

    Yep. Any big ticket items iPads, TVs etc I will get from John Lewis and collect from Waitrose. Or Argos...
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    Yes, I think you're probably right. Well, for...

    Yes, I think you're probably right.

    Well, for the record, I didn't vote for him.
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    But the thing is MrDonuts if you stay after...

    But the thing is MrDonuts if you stay after April 2020 you WILL be working inside IR35. It's a completely binary situation.
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    Don't want to post links to potentially fake news...

    Don't want to post links to potentially fake news type sites but I just read:
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    This Highly Skilled Visa Thing

    Nothing to worry about?

    I mean, they say it's for mathematicians and scientists, people with PhDs etc.

    It's just that their very keen to get the ball rolling on this one.
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    Yep, Live from Norwich, it's the Quiz of the Week!

    Yep, Live from Norwich, it's the Quiz of the Week!
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    Well, only got Prime partly for next day...

    Well, only got Prime partly for next day delivery. It's more for films/tv. Maybe back to rarbg.com or some mirror thereof :tongue



    Wow, didn't know that. Whoever's been covering my area...
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    I didn't know it could be a problem until now. ...

    I didn't know it could be a problem until now. DPD were always very good and left things in my specified secure location. My issues started when they changed courier.
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    Amazon Prime

    I never used to have a problem with Amazon - they always delivered on time & to my specified secure location if I'm not in.

    Last delivery (an iPad) didn't show at all (despite courier claiming it...
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    I would imagine going outside to inside in the...

    I would imagine going outside to inside in the same role or just accepting inside roles after having operated exclusively outside beforehand will certainly increase the chances of a retrospective...
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    He gets around a lot...

    He gets around a lot on here
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    Landing in Riyadh behind a PIA flight can be one...

    Landing in Riyadh behind a PIA flight can be one of the worst immigration experiences. Though, normally, a security official will see that you are western and march you to the front of the queue.
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    I got my first contract in 2002 - it lasted 6...

    I got my first contract in 2002 - it lasted 6 months and then the fallout from the tech bubble hit and I was out of work for almost a year before accepting a permie job away from home that paid £10k...
  24. I've worked for one and have known others who...

    I've worked for one and have known others who have done the same.

    We all tell the same story - that is, getting the heave-ho without warning x weeks into the project.
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    Titties and Beer?

    Titties and Beer?
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    I'm keeping mine going. I fully expect to find...

    I'm keeping mine going. I fully expect to find outside roles.
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    I seem to remember spending a long time being...

    I seem to remember spending a long time being convinced I'd caught rabies after watching that...
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    I'm in exactly the same position as, I'm sure,...

    I'm in exactly the same position as, I'm sure, are many others on here.

    In my own case, I'd have 6 months' exposure on this gig if HMRC came after me.

    But what if that investigation were to...
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    Dried banana skin. It was a thing at one time.

    Dried banana skin. It was a thing at one time.
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    Would never have crossed my mind. I may have...

    Would never have crossed my mind.

    I may have tried smoking them when I was about 15 :smokin
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    The bunting will be going up in the valleys when...

    The bunting will be going up in the valleys when that happens!
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    When Boris was running for the leadership, he was...

    When Boris was running for the leadership, he was talking about abolishing stamp duty. I nearly put off my house purchase. Glad I didnt....
  33. Is anyone giving up a day's invoicing to go on...

    Is anyone giving up a day's invoicing to go on the Anti IR35 protest om February 12?
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    I've been watching some vlogs of people living on...

    I've been watching some vlogs of people living on narrowboats that have been serialised on Amazon.

    There's one called Cruising the Cut - nothing much happens other than a video montage of some guy...
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    Isn't that an urban legend?

    Isn't that an urban legend?
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    Our Man in Japan with James May is also worth a...

    Our Man in Japan with James May is also worth a watch
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    Waiting for... Better Call Saul Season 5 ...

    Waiting for...

    Better Call Saul Season 5
    Ozark Season 3
    Start Up Season 3

    What's with this 1 year hiatus between seasons these days? :mad:
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    I run with the fox

    I run with the fox
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    Uh oh....IR35

    Uh oh....IR35
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    That's the kicker and the thing that I'm...

    That's the kicker and the thing that I'm currently grappling with.
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    Indeed. It's that risk vs the risk of an extended...

    Indeed. It's that risk vs the risk of an extended stay on the bench.

    Crystal ball required methinks.
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    Oh no, Mr Derek.. BOOM BOOM!

    Oh no, Mr Derek.. BOOM BOOM!
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    I thought having done due diligence and getting...

    I thought having done due diligence and getting my contract reviewed meant that penalties don't apply?

    Also, would my QDOS IR35 insurance pay out in this scenario since I was happy at the time of...
  44. Ok, if true, surely we can drive a coach and...

    Ok, if true, surely we can drive a coach and horses through the whole policy WRT IR35 rollout in the private sector, assuming that the chain of events is:

    1) A significant proportion of private...
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    Supposing I'm investigated in the future after...

    Supposing I'm investigated in the future after already having paid corporation & dividend tax on the year in which I worked the outside IR35 portion. Presumably these amounts would be deductible...
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    These are my thoughts... Because they are...

    These are my thoughts...



    Because they are doing the determinations but pushing the risk onto the agency. Not sure of the finer details of how things will work with the agency yet as they...
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    I've mentioned in previous posts that the client...

    I've mentioned in previous posts that the client is no longer engaging with contractors whether inside or outside. The risk is being pushed to a single preferred agency & the outcome will be that...
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    The Devil Is a Gentleman - A Biography of Dennis...

    The Devil Is a Gentleman - A Biography of Dennis Wheatley.

    Not yet got to the bit where he gets into Satanism and the Occult....

    ...which is the bit I'm interested in :smile
  49. Where do Indian workers on ICTs pay their taxes? ...

    Where do Indian workers on ICTs pay their taxes? Here or in India? And if here, do they get charged the full whack? Only asking because if they don't pay the same amount of tax as the rest of us...
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    Inside IR35 & I Want to Stay

    Bottom line is I'm going to be found inside IR35 based on what HR have told me they are going to be inputting into CEST regarding my role.

    Now I face a real quandary because I'm actually at a...
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