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  1. Because agents are looking for ANYBODY who’s CV...

    Because agents are looking for ANYBODY who’s CV might fit the bill.
    And permies aren’t moving anywhere right now unless they’re really dumb.
    So the only people on the job market are...
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    The boutique consultancy (I like the phrase) gets...

    The boutique consultancy (I like the phrase) gets talked about very often on here. And usually by people without a clue.
    I think you’re right that a lot of work will become available like this. I’m...
  3. I think you will find that when they build a team...

    I think you will find that when they build a team to do a DC migration then outside contractors will be used.
    The blanket ‘ban’ is not as strict as some make out.

    Although DC migrations are being...
  4. Thread: Join the FSB?

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    Fair enough. I’m sure they’re not all like that....

    Fair enough. I’m sure they’re not all like that.
    As for the OP. He can get himself in as a guest and make his own mind up.
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    Really low mortgage interest rates are available...

    Really low mortgage interest rates are available with a high arrangement fee. Often making them not very good value.
    It’s a crappy marketing trick as the arrangement fees are not included in the APR.
  6. Thread: Join the FSB?

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    Haha.... How can it ever be too much pressure...

    Haha....

    How can it ever be too much pressure to help out other members? That’s the entire point of the group. You’ve got 30 people with an interest in helping you find new business.

    Too much...
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    BNI can generate work but it’s likely to be small...

    BNI can generate work but it’s likely to be small projects.
    They are almost all small business (not exclusively). There is a lot of pressure to generate leads for other members and that does work...
  8. Indeed. When I’ve interviewed people for permie...

    Indeed. When I’ve interviewed people for permie roles the obvious ‘contractor who can’t find a contract’ CVs go straight in the bin.
  9. Not wishful thinking. Just an open admission that...

    Not wishful thinking. Just an open admission that they were never really running a business.
  10. The completion bonus in itself is not a problem....

    The completion bonus in itself is not a problem.
    With all the additional information I’d be disinclined to work with them.

    If you do take it you need a clear statement of work that defines the...
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    BS.... They track the information. But only if...

    BS....

    They track the information. But only if the employees allow it. That’s it though. It’s hard enough to find good staff, only public sector would ever consider limiting themselves with this...
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    one for Psychocandy as I hear he's 'seeking new...

    one for Psychocandy as I hear he's 'seeking new opportunities', and can lug keyboards around.
  13. They have loads of regulation around money...

    They have loads of regulation around money laundering hence why I thought this might be an issue.
    If you can pay into the Betfair account with a company debit card then you're good.

    Good luck and...
  14. Will a betting company let you setup an account...

    Will a betting company let you setup an account using a business bank account???
    Is that the actual problem the OP won’t say?
  15. closer but still not true. The worker doesn't...

    closer but still not true.

    The worker doesn't determine status. The intermediary does. In most cases we discuss the 'worker' is a Director of the intermediary so makes that determination, but not...
  16. It was an assumption I made. I have tried to find...

    It was an assumption I made. I have tried to find something to back it up but cannot.
    On that basis I'd suggest that the question goes to an accountant.
  17. Not true Not true What on earth are...

    Not true


    Not true



    What on earth are you talking about?
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    It’s worse than that. With 90% they can...

    It’s worse than that.
    With 90% they can unilaterally dilute the other shareholders shares further. OPs 10% could become 0.01% really quick if better half decides to.
  19. I’d go the other way on this. Profit on gambling...

    I’d go the other way on this. Profit on gambling is free of tax, unless it’s a company where CT is applicable.
    So it all depends on the tax level being paid by the OP. If 7.5% dividend then it would...
  20. This would be better in the tax evaders forum...

    This would be better in the tax evaders forum would it not?

    Sorry HMRC loan scheme forum...
  21. They keep it a secret otherwise the morons would...

    They keep it a secret otherwise the morons would have evidence to use......
  22. I posted that on my local facebook residents...

    I posted that on my local facebook residents page.

    The number of angry responses was quite shocking. All defending their rights to not wear a mask, and not one of them realising the post was...
  23. Yes. They had 30 people on site. All on a blended...

    Yes. They had 30 people on site. All on a blended rate. Talk about rates was a no no.
    They had other people lined up and the client had no say in the matter, nor did they interview.
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    You say it’s sweeping but the one example you...

    You say it’s sweeping but the one example you provide is irrelevant. PI is not going to cover you for breaching a confidentiality clause.
  25. And this is precisely the reason why they have...

    And this is precisely the reason why they have such clauses.
    I’ve known agencies/consultancies walk people off site for having these discussions.
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    If the company is closed how can it pay the...

    If the company is closed how can it pay the premium? It can’t.
    So how exactly can it have PI?
    The only way that PI can still work after company closure is if the individual has PI. For an IT...
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    If they have no business without you then where...

    If they have no business without you then where are your shares?

    If the business is worth a punt you could even offer to pay for them.
    The rest of it is just jam tomorrow (Google it).
  28. And with all those crooks, cronies and spies.......

    And with all those crooks, cronies and spies.... nothing for that twat Farage......
    That amuses me.
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    Deducting then VAT from the bank balance before...

    Deducting then VAT from the bank balance before it’s been paid sounds wrong. And if submitted like that in your year end accounts is incorrect and potentially fraudulent.
    Your accounts are supposed...
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    Trade Creditor/Debtor and Accruals

    You might be over-thinking it. Or maybe I misunderstand.

    A debtor is who owes you. No one in your examples is a debtor other than your company. Both the client who overpaid, and the tax man, are...
  31. Thread: Garden office

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    To be clear though.... what happens if you don’t...

    To be clear though.... what happens if you don’t take it with you?
    I know that if it’s years after the company is closed you’re all good. But I presume it’s an asset in the books and buildings...
  32. Thread: Garden office

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    It might be but better to buy it personally. I’m...

    It might be but better to buy it personally. I’m thinking of building a pub in my garden that my business rents as office space.
  33. Thread: Trivial Benefits

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    How so? The HMRC sites says no cash or cash...

    How so?
    The HMRC sites says no cash or cash vouchers. Surely an amazon voucher worth £300 is a cash voucher?
  34. Thread: Trivial Benefits

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    What sort of thing can it consist of? I presume...

    What sort of thing can it consist of?
    I presume amazon vouchers count as cash so not valid.
    What about a £300 bar tab in my local?
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    Different details.... Maybe the office was a...

    Different details....

    Maybe the office was a prefab unit that will be sold when finished with. That may be allowed.

    What’s not allowed is when the company pays for a building that effectively...
  36. I’ve come up with a new idea (not really new but...

    I’ve come up with a new idea (not really new but new to me).
    Since lockdown my car has done f*** all.
    In fact I might as well have SORNed it or sold it.

    So new plan in formation is to get rid....
  37. it might be genuinely worthless, but it still has...

    it might be genuinely worthless, but it still has a book value on the company asset register.
  38. if the agency are going to deduct the taxes then...

    if the agency are going to deduct the taxes then don't bother with an umbrella. Just work direct.
    Or is AMS the umbrella they are telling you that you must use?
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    actually it's nothing to do with ER. It's to do...

    actually it's nothing to do with ER.
    It's to do with taking the money out as a capital distribution. ER is a tax relief on that money, but not the actual reason you can't just start again.
  40. like I said though. If you charge your client...

    like I said though. If you charge your client expenses you haven't actually incurred, then they are income in your own accounts. So no tax fraud.
  41. we agree then ;) The consultancy are chancing...

    we agree then ;)
    The consultancy are chancing their arm as I reckon the client would not be best pleased at such blatant profiteering, especially as they are quite likely to find out.
  42. let's be clear.... An 'expense' charged to a...

    let's be clear.... An 'expense' charged to a client, is simply a cost to the client. There is no special treatment (unless it's a disbursement which is a different kettle of fish).
    One hour of my...
  43. It's up to the contract to state what, if any,...

    It's up to the contract to state what, if any, evidence is required to support an expense claim.
    Most clients want to see receipts.

    Some clients are happy with covering the cost of what could...
  44. Talk to your accountant. But I'd be looking to...

    Talk to your accountant. But I'd be looking to wait 4 months, write it off as worth nothing, then "dispose" of it
  45. by invoicing the client...... There's no...

    by invoicing the client......

    There's no legislation that says you have to have incurred expenses to reclaim them. You can make a profit on expense claims by claiming more than you incurred as...
  46. But they can claim back from their client if...

    But they can claim back from their client if their client allows it.
    for mileage they shouldn't need receipts anyway. Receipts for fuel are only any use for VAT claims.
  47. Thread: R&D Relief?

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    I agree that the model aeroplane example is R&D....

    I agree that the model aeroplane example is R&D. I've worked for companies who claim R&D tax credits for far more dubious projects.

    I think the accounts idea of spinning up another company just to...
  48. they're not asking you to do anything wrong....

    they're not asking you to do anything wrong.
    It's entirely up to them if want to charge 'their' client expenses. Whether they do that is not materially inked to whether they reimburse you.

    It...
  49. This can’t be for real... Darren’s been hacked....

    This can’t be for real... Darren’s been hacked.
    Nobody can be this daft surely?.....


    On the off chance this is a genuine question I’ll answer as simply as possible......

    .....ask the person...
  50. Given that you don’t know what your rights are...

    Given that you don’t know what your rights are when the agency wants to alter the contract...... I’d read your contract again.
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