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    While the brash simplicity of this solution...

    While the brash simplicity of this solution appeals to me greatly, and understanding there is some humour to contend with, would this not then mean one has a criminal record?

    Which would then...
  2. Agreed with the above. Could the OP not also...

    Agreed with the above.

    Could the OP not also introduce the client to Qdos and their Never A Sleepless Night insurance package? Might thereby mitigate the need for clauses and the like...
    ...
  3. Are you sure this is true? Jesse Norman said a...

    Are you sure this is true?

    Jesse Norman said a couple of days ago that there was no mention or word of any across-the-nation PSC bans...

    Seems like a stand-up kinda guy. Square shouldered. ...
  4. Must admit, this is what I have done. MyCo...

    Must admit, this is what I have done.

    MyCo already had one property in it. Anticipating in 2018 that contracting might no longer be possible by 2020, I bought another one through it with the idea...
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    Excellent. This is exactly the sort of action...

    Excellent.

    This is exactly the sort of action all seasoned contractors should be taking if adversely affected by all large clients.

    And in 2-3 months (wild guess), there would be, by necessity,...
  6. While this question has been raised and answered...

    While this question has been raised and answered numerous times, I wonder, and have voiced elsewhere, that if the HMRC wanted to bring about a retrospective claim, and you/one/we all have the...
  7. Is this Samsung?

    Is this Samsung?
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    Wait until you see the clients not understanding...

    Wait until you see the clients not understanding this simple stuff and then maybe it will have a wider context.
  9. Probably. Thereafter the question arises as to...

    Probably.

    Thereafter the question arises as to your taste for adventure. Some possible caveats to consider.

    1. Was your contract successfully reviewed as Outside?
    2. Were your working...
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    Quite right in your assumption. ...

    Quite right in your assumption.

    Subsequently, this was the first question I had for him. I couldn't understand the dynamic, hence why I asked him to email me the blurb.

    Was this an...
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    Yup. Thanks eek. Those very words and advice...

    Yup. Thanks eek.

    Those very words and advice were imparted last night but, in a belt and braces approach, I figured I'd pop it up here.

    ContractingWISE, are the purveyors.
  12. Sticky: In other words, BAU. "Do we suspect fraud and...

    In other words, BAU.

    "Do we suspect fraud and criminality at GSK chaps?"
    "Why, yes!"
    "Right-o. Off we go."
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    Brolly pitch - Good, Bad, Ugly?

    A friend going through much of what has been discussed here has been contacted via, I think, an umbrella co.

    I have performed a search here and they appear to have popped up once, some time ago,...
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    Oh Lord. I must admit, my thinking was along...

    Oh Lord.

    I must admit, my thinking was along the lines of that of the Dr.

    If indeed James, you are right, (no reason to think otherwise), I cannot see why any right thinking entity would ever...
  15. I wouldn't. Playing their game is only making...

    I wouldn't.

    Playing their game is only making a rod for your own back. And the backs for all contractors and the longer term future of contracting.

    And by 'their', I mean a combination of the...
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    I must admit I never get messages through...

    I must admit I never get messages through LinkedIn, excepting the recruiters through whom I have not worked wishing to hook up.

    I daresay many people have had many successes through LinkedIn but,...
  17. Many congratulations. Could I ask some...

    Many congratulations.

    Could I ask some impertinent questions?

    1. Has the contract been reviewed by the client or a Qdos type entity?
    2. The above is wondering / checking if the client is up on...
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    And some don't even do that. :eek

    And some don't even do that. :eek
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    ...and the present tense of beget is where it...

    ...and the present tense of beget is where it gets its 's'.

    Count me as someone else to ignore, by all means.
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    ...Which thus again, 'begs the question'. I...

    ...Which thus again, 'begs the question'.

    I feel myself going round in circles. I will stop now.
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    Ah, apologies for not understanding this. And...

    Ah, apologies for not understanding this. And indeed for boring you. Your time must be valuable.

    Seemingly a couple of us mistook the meeting to be an HoL lead thing. Would you happen to know...
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    Which begs the question, why did they convene at...

    Which begs the question, why did they convene at all then?

    Their personal interests in, and potential educations to IR35 aside, to what end was their meeting?

    If I could not bring about...
  23. In short, I am not at all sure what my next...

    In short, I am not at all sure what my next move(s) will be. Having stated to my client that, subjected to their not even considering having an audience with me to discuss their decisions for, and...
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    For those seemingly missing the operative word...

    For those seemingly missing the operative word...
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    It could as easily be a foolish answer... If...

    It could as easily be a foolish answer...

    If not following the 'guidance', or lack thereof from HMRC, and then following the 'trend' as started by the banks, so long as the large or indeed Any...
  26. Fair play. Many thanks.

    Fair play. Many thanks.
  27. Sorry to nitpick but aren't the two items, now in...

    Sorry to nitpick but aren't the two items, now in bold, a contradiction in terms?

    Is it yet fair to say that the wider client estate has just thrown the towel in and, while not assessing at all -...
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    Since the above, I tried to do the responsible...

    Since the above, I tried to do the responsible thing;

    1. Offer presence in IR35 meetings
    2. Be available to discuss / negotiate
    3. Offer the light at the end of the tunnel approach to finding...
  29. Yup, completely agree. The HMRC have made a...

    Yup, completely agree.

    The HMRC have made a rod for their own back in this regard, especially since by the sounds of it, there will be a number of small niche oriented consultancies that will be...
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    Presumably, by that definition, they informed you...

    Presumably, by that definition, they informed you they had to put you up for adoption...?
  31. I believe so too. At least, this is the...

    I believe so too.

    At least, this is the structure the banks (at present) are taking.

    No PSCs, no matter how many intermediaries or consultancies sitting in the middle... And, I can imagine the...
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    This one started my day with a smile. :smile ...

    This one started my day with a smile.

    :smile

    Thank you.
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    If I was to believe for one minute that this...

    If I was to believe for one minute that this would bring about anything more meaningful than an excuse for a bunch of chums to get together before lunch, then;

    1. The Affects are currently clear...
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    https://www.contractoruk.com/forums/business-contr...

    https://www.contractoruk.com/forums/business-contracts/66965-opt-out-conduct-employment-agencies-2003-act-20.html#post2545141

    Back in April 2018, I did wonder if this sort of option would ever...
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    Well, that was short and sweet. I received a...

    Well, that was short and sweet.

    I received a helpful call from some sweet soul enquiring 'if anyone has spoken to you about your contract yet?'

    Knowing full well what This would be about......
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    To be fair, the law doesn't need to change, just...

    To be fair, the law doesn't need to change, just the clients' implementation of such.

    If in time it can be seen that contractors and clients alike can go to court against the HMRC, and win, then...
  37. This thread might be better merged with the Other...

    This thread might be better merged with the Other Sky thread saying the same...

    https://www.contractoruk.com/forums/ir35-reform/135575-skys-current-thrust.html
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    It could also mean; 1. There are fewer...

    It could also mean;

    1. There are fewer contract jobs in the market
    2. There are people who still have mortgages to pay
    3. Those same people want a stress free life and so take the least...
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    That was hilarious. Spot on.

    That was hilarious.

    Spot on.
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    I too started in 2000. Climbed into a seat...

    I too started in 2000. Climbed into a seat surrounded by frightened and concerned contractors who thought the end was nigh upon the introduction of very same law. And then the dotcom crash...
  41. I think so too. But at this stage, all this is...

    I think so too. But at this stage, all this is untested or uncharted waters.

    Bearing in mind in times past, once contractors were investigated by the HMRC, they had to go to court to get the...
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    If indeed these guys no longer exist; 1. Take...

    If indeed these guys no longer exist;

    1. Take a breath
    2. If at all possible, are you able to understand the reason for the demand.
    3. Can you define what Bedouin did for you? Straight forward...
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    Was wondering the same...

    Was wondering the same...
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    You're welcome. Well I guess right now,...

    You're welcome.

    Well I guess right now, anything is possible. There have been no cases upon which to build knowledge or experience. I might figure being fired if I did not have insurance in...
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    Ok, glad you've got it nailed.

    Ok, glad you've got it nailed.
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    Still not sure you've got me, or maybe I am way...

    Still not sure you've got me, or maybe I am way off course.

    But, in the immediate present and soon to be past, Qdos have indemnified contractors against HMRC investigations, court cases and IR35...
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    This from Samsung friend. "Qdos were brought...

    This from Samsung friend.

    "Qdos were brought in by the agency to look at our contracts (as long as we paid) and discuss with Samsung about ir35.

    We were told that if Qdos found us outside...
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    Correct me if I am wrong. You might be...

    Correct me if I am wrong. You might be misunderstanding me.

    Qdos were brought in to indemnify the client in this case. NOT the contractor. So Qdos's experiences in IR35 law while defending...
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    While I appreciate the thinking, the case law...

    While I appreciate the thinking, the case law here is not new. Qdos, and their experience with the same issues when defending contractors will, I am perfectly sure, have all of the issues above...
  50. I cannot answer the question but securing all of...

    I cannot answer the question but securing all of My legal knowledge from this very same program, I could only wonder how Donna, a legal PA, could yank out of her purse a cheque for $1,000,000 to buy...
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