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    I have been syphoning the max into a pension last...

    I have been syphoning the max into a pension last two years, but don't think that will protect you should they come a knocking.
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    It boils down to your appetite to risk, if you've...

    It boils down to your appetite to risk, if you've been in contract at same client for 2 years it maybe is acceptable to take the risk, if you've been there 3 years or more then the risk gets much...
  3. All contractors at my site have been asked to do...

    All contractors at my site have been asked to do it, none have come back outside, save yourself the 95 quid and spend it on a vice of your choosing.

    One question is:

    Irrespective of what's in...
  4. Sticky: Does this not suggest anything? HMRC is set to...

    Does this not suggest anything?

    HMRC is set to keep its office in Washington open until 2030 - an extra five years - Chronicle Live

    "But HMRC has now decided to keep a site in Washington open...
  5. Sticky: In my original link there were 10 posts available...

    In my original link there were 10 posts available mid March and that's where I got:

    "There are 2500 people currently in C&P, and this figure is growing fast."

    and however many were available in...
  6. Sticky: Leaving, the recruitment drive by HMRC has nailed...

    Leaving, the recruitment drive by HMRC has nailed it for me.
  7. Sticky: HMRC gearing Up

    HO Compliance Caseworker, Campaigns & Projects - Civil Service Jobs - GOV.UK

    Has someone tipped off HMRC that they are going to be busy come April?

    "There are 2500 people currently in C&P, and...
  8. Not sure it cost 8k for SC clearance, sounds a...

    Not sure it cost 8k for SC clearance, sounds a bit much for filling in an online form and some basic background checks:

    https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/vetting_costs
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    I agree with Walesdave, having gone through two...

    I agree with Walesdave, having gone through two SC clearances and possess a somewhat colourful past was nervous at the start of the first, afterwards you'll wonder what he fuss was, just be honest...
  10. I went through SC clearance last year and was...

    I went through SC clearance last year and was worried about it, not a squeaky clean past and all that. Had to be completely honest and declared all of my misdemeanors but got it anyway without any...
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    Well not so far, they have submitted last years...

    Well not so far, they have submitted last years accounts for 200 quid, done my self assessment, doing my PAYE and VAT and answer any questions I have regarding complicated letters from HMRC for...
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    I asked for a 25% increase on my last renewal,...

    I asked for a 25% increase on my last renewal, was told by other contractors no way would I get it and should ask for somwhere between the inflation rate and 10% extra. My argument was that my rate...
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    Well against all your advice I signed up to them,...

    Well against all your advice I signed up to them, they have already completed and submitted last years accouunts, so very pleased so far.
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    My reasoning which may not be a good one is that...

    My reasoning which may not be a good one is that I intended to do my own accounts and submissions, VAT Flat Rate does not seem difficult to administrate but PAYE and year end accounts submissions are...
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    The company itself is not under a regulating body...

    The company itself is not under a regulating body but all the accounts have practising certs, the head acciountant told me. Anyway I have signed up because I'm a cheapscate, £27.99 for accounts PAYE...
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    In agreement

    Probably agree with all your comments about this outfit, but I'm not on a fantastic rate and need to keep costs low. I had intended on doing my own accounts and submissions but if someone can do...
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    cheaperaccountant

    Anyone using these and if so are they providing a good service?
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    Oh well

    It was a nice thought while it lasted.
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    Charge for creating own website

    Hi all,

    I'm a one man Ltd, can I charge the company for creating my own website, therefore saving a little on corporation tax?
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    You would need some form of router between the...

    You would need some form of router between the two subnets for this to work. Alternatively you could set the default IP address of one router to 1 and the other to 2 and have all the machines on the...
  21. Thread: Laptop Help

    by jsnetman
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    Fisrt off I would disable any startup programs...

    Fisrt off I would disable any startup programs using msconfig, go to start button and in the search box type msconfig and enter. Go to the startup tab and take a tick off any programs that aren't...
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    Cost me £4.99 plus I got £20 cash back for...

    Cost me £4.99 plus I got £20 cash back for opening a business account through the same company.
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    Its just windows 7 with no start button and the...

    Its just windows 7 with no start button and the Metro interface if you are on a tablet (can be disabled via a reg hack), I'm sure someone's going to come up with a reg hack to restore the start...
  24. Similar Position

    Hi,

    In a similar position to the initial posting, left permanent employment to go contracting in July 2011, had been paid more than the threshold in previous employment so have not paid myself any...
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    It is final salary scheme, I presume that goes...

    It is final salary scheme, I presume that goes off what my salary was when I left the employment and won't ever go up unless returning to Local Government (which is not likely). Have received a...
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    Extracting Dormant Pension

    Hello,

    Left permanent employment six months ago and left behind a substantial pension in a local government pension scheme which is lying dormant until I retire. I would like to extract this and...
  27. Thread: Advice Needed

    by jsnetman
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    I guess you guys are right, on the salary/1000 I...

    I guess you guys are right, on the salary/1000 I am nowhere near, they are 10 hour days as well, which I am not really bothered about but it does lower the hourly rate considerably. Think I will...
  28. Thread: Advice Needed

    by jsnetman
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    Advice Needed

    I am currently permanent but have been looking at contract work for the last four months. It has taken that long to land my first contract. My area is network/server/desktop implementation,...
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    Sorry just found out what I want on this forum.

    Sorry just found out what I want on this forum.
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    Limited Co+Withdrawing Dividends or Profit

    Hi All

    I'm currenlty full time but itching to go contracting for increased earning potential. I know it's risky but I have made up my mind. The plan is to setup a Limited Co as soon as I land...
  31. Newbie with possible first time contract in BE

    Hi All

    I may have the possibility of my first contract and in Belgium, will hear by the end of the week (3 months+). I have read this thread and must admit it is making me a tad nervous. If I am...
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