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    My guess is yes. I've only ever seen expenses...

    My guess is yes.

    I've only ever seen expenses included when the contract is very niche and they were really struggling to find someone. Wasn't me either, another contractor on site.
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    I recently did an in-person course for the first...

    I recently did an in-person course for the first time in ~12 years.

    I got a good deal through a 3rd party as it was last minute, and I was in between contracts. (mentioned here)

    It was for the...
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    Well, they both did. And yes, it is a contract...

    Well, they both did.

    And yes, it is a contract role, and how dare you suggest otherwise! :ladybags:
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    For balance, I've not long started a new role,...

    For balance, I've not long started a new role, and was initially annoyed when saw an email asking for references just after I accepted the role., until I looked at it a little closer.

    They...
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    just what I needed NLUK, thanks!

    just what I needed NLUK, thanks!
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    "Focus On Training" training course company

    Anyone used a company called Focus-On-Training?

    link <-- mods feel free to remove

    any feedback you can give me?

    Their website is a bit basic, and I've never heard of them before, but they...
  7. Thread: Procorre call

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    Why am I paying Employers' National Insurance as...

    Why am I paying Employers' National Insurance as an umbrella contractor? - IT Contracting
  8. I assume expenses is not part of your contract....

    I assume expenses is not part of your contract. If they were, either your client would pay it for you, or you bill it back to them, and it is then no cost to you.

    If expenses are not part of your...
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    this is the post you claimed wasn't constructive...

    this is the post you claimed wasn't constructive criticism:



    You have came to a contractors forum, with a vague idea, parts of which have been muted before (many people have posted on here...
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    :rollin:

    :rollin:
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    IR35 does not apply when working through a...

    IR35 does not apply when working through a brolly.

    Regardless, stay brolly.
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    ah "triggered" - the most odious word in online...

    ah "triggered" - the most odious word in online discourse, deriving directly from trolling of woman reacting to hearing about sexual abuse ("trigger warning story contains... "... etc) Does that make...
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    ^Still doesn't get it.

    ^Still doesn't get it.
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    To all newbie posters who think NLUK, and other...

    To all newbie posters who think NLUK, and other posters, are harsh.... ^^THIS

    the OP apparently has ZERO understanding of the contract he/she SIGNED.

    They not only don't understand it, they...
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    I've only heard of them through ads on american...

    I've only heard of them through ads on american podcasts, never checked them out.

    Have now.

    tulipe.
  16. Sigh, come on!

    Sigh, come on!
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    So you need an IFAA first? Does anyone know...

    So you need an IFAA first?

    Does anyone know what to look for in an IFAA?
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    Over

    Over
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    You do not get to decide. And if they decide you...

    You do not get to decide. And if they decide you are inside, then you are inside.

    Stay perm for now. In 6 months to a year, maybe things will get a bit better on the IR35 (changes cancelled,...
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    Take them to court for employee rights, you might...

    Take them to court for employee rights, you might be the person we've been waiting for to come along and blow IR35 out the water!
  21. Thread: Newbie

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    :wave:

    :wave:
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    I would assume the exact opposite of what this...

    I would assume the exact opposite of what this person says.
  23. Thread: Newbie

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    I can't advise on a rate, although it's a bit...

    I can't advise on a rate, although it's a bit weird they are asking what you want a month, sounds like they don't really want a contractor.

    Are you aware of all the IR35 stuff happening?

    It is...
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    Brolly calculation from agency

    So I've been given this calculation by my agency of what my current contract would look like if I stay and move from Ltd to their umbrella.

    Current day rate is £400 - does anything below jump out...
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    You just said you assumed the opposite :rollin:

    You just said you assumed the opposite :rollin:
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    Yes. The bigger issue is why you are signing...

    Yes. The bigger issue is why you are signing contracts that you do not understand?
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    Why would you assume that? the clue is in the...

    Why would you assume that?

    the clue is in the wording of the other option.

    You are a business (presumably using your Ltd company) - you are one of those parties. (If it's not obvious yet I'll...
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    Humans are the worst.

    Humans are the worst.
  29. I've had my suspicions that's why I've not gotten...

    I've had my suspicions that's why I've not gotten interviews in the past, so definitely not new (as others confirm)

    Just another item clients/agents may have on their list in order to prioritise...
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    To be clear: - I didn't mention anything about...

    To be clear:
    - I didn't mention anything about anyone awarding any contract to Cog or Tata. RL do have a lot of Cog people already on site. No idea if there are any Tata.
    - in bold, that is not...
  31. Because they make a sh!t ton of money and can...

    Because they make a sh!t ton of money and can afford to?
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    Nope.

    Nope.
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    Blanket determinations isn't what appears to be...

    Blanket determinations isn't what appears to be happening. Blanket "we are not using Ltd co contractors any more" is.
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    Mine did the same this week, Royal London. Ltd...

    Mine did the same this week, Royal London.

    Ltd allowed to 14th Feb to allow for last payment on March 17th, anything after PAYE through AMS.
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    I think you might have the wrong end of the...

    I think you might have the wrong end of the stick. In fact a totally different stick.
  36. My accountant retired last month, and sold his...

    My accountant retired last month, and sold his client and staff to another accountancy firm.

    I only found out when they asked me to register the new company with my HMRC online account for VAT,...
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    All true, but I think the OP simply doesn't...

    All true, but I think the OP simply doesn't understand that he (or rather his company) effectively saves 19% of the value of his total expenses due to them being offset against corp tax.
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    Won't be to everyone's taste, but I really...

    Won't be to everyone's taste, but I really enjoyed the first episode of The Mandalorian.
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    From the document QDOS sent out last month:

    From the document QDOS sent out last month:
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    I'm not sure you have the slightest clue what you...

    I'm not sure you have the slightest clue what you are talking about.
  41. https://www.contractorumbrella.com/resource/claimi...

    https://www.contractorumbrella.com/resource/claiming-expenses-as-an-umbrella-company-employee/

    Google is your friend.
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    This is a good time to point out that it annoys...

    This is a good time to point out that it annoys me no end when clients give a role to multiple agencies at same time.

    Are they really not aware of what happens when they all post the role on the...
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    Agent bull? In this instance, it sounds like the...

    Agent bull? In this instance, it sounds like the client has told both of them, which has prompted agent 1 suddenly getting in touch again out the blue.

    It's hard to tell what happened though, and...
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    It is all guess work....however.... Speed is...

    It is all guess work....however....

    Speed is often of the essence, and he has already submitted his 3 CV quota. And yours is better than all 3.

    He really doesn't want you going with Agency B...
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    I usually phrase the right to represent email in...

    I usually phrase the right to represent email in a similar form to the below:

    I am happy for "agency" to represent me for this role on the proviso my CV is actually sent to the client for...
  46. Yes, I did mean a friend who is a contractor? ...

    Yes, I did mean a friend who is a contractor?

    I was simply agreeing and using an example to the person I quoted.
  47. I supply services, and for the most part I stick...

    I supply services, and for the most part I stick a "normal" number of hours per day (7.5 usually). I'll work extra should the occasion arrive (outages, bugs, milestones), but I certainly won't do it...
  48. Chatting to a contractor friend last week, who is...

    Chatting to a contractor friend last week, who is just about to finish a contract, and he said the market is the quietest he can remember it in years, and attributes it directly to the upcoming IR35...
  49. This. They were hoping you'd get onsite, and just...

    This. They were hoping you'd get onsite, and just put up with it.



    If you are happy enough to move on (warchest, prospects of another contract etc), then this is the best way forward.

    Even...
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    That is some ******* theory! :rollin: No...

    That is some ******* theory! :rollin:



    No tulip!
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