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    Sigh... :tumble:

    Sigh... :tumble:
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    Well yes, I would agree that their playing...

    Well yes, I would agree that their playing strength and determination and refusal to lose is probably better than anyone. What they don't have is the strength in depth of the other three, who have...
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    Good umbrella companies will adhere to the law...

    Good umbrella companies will adhere to the law which means the only possible variation on your net income is the amount they charge in fees, which is a few quid either way. If you get any more than...
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    Ahem. Some Welsh, please... Personally,...

    Ahem. Some Welsh, please...

    Personally, given the loss of key players and the overall lack of resources, I think Gatland and the squad did bloody well, only beaten by the three strongest teams...
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    There you go again. What was that about woods and...

    There you go again. What was that about woods and trees?
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    Not being under direction and control and not...

    Not being under direction and control and not having anything other than a bare minimum of Mutuality while delivering agreed outcomes for a third party is a fairly accurate description of being in...
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    Of course it is, and has been for about six...

    Of course it is, and has been for about six months... :happy

    I'm seeing a lot of people new to the whole IR35 issue offering "expert" services. IPSE, QDOS and a few others have been doing this for...
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    OK, I'll bite one more time, just in case someone...

    OK, I'll bite one more time, just in case someone is listening to you...
    No, it was caused by the transfer of liabilities up the "employment" chain which in turn is a consequence of tax legislation...
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    It isn't. IBOYA is still the only valid defence...

    It isn't. IBOYA is still the only valid defence to IR35. It's taken most contractors 20 years to work that one out. Snag is, (a) they don't know how to do it, (b) they won't be happy with the...
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    How NOT to let IR35 ruin your business...

    How NOT to let IR35 ruin your business is probably the best available summation.
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    Yes, I know that, oddly enough. But it's only...

    Yes, I know that, oddly enough. But it's only part of the point, in the same way that agencies won't take us on as sole traders (thanks to another stupid piece of tax legislation that assumes...
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    It's difficult to save a large percentage of your...

    It's difficult to save a large percentage of your income. On the bench I would take the bare minimum salary to pay the bills for the duration, with a balance sufficient to keep that up for a year....
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    Rubbish. Ignore your particular world view for a...

    Rubbish. Ignore your particular world view for a moment and listen to what I'm saying. It's not about the client-side or the exploitative employers. You want to neutralise IR35, then we need to...
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    And, incidentally, attacking the taxation aspect...

    And, incidentally, attacking the taxation aspect of contracting is a waste of time. Parliament simply aren't listening, and haven't been for several years.
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    Surely the whole point of using a limited Company...

    Surely the whole point of using a limited Company - and one that I've been saying for a long time - is that it allows you to even out an uneven income stream for times when you are not working? You...
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    The answer to that one is very simple. Look at...

    The answer to that one is very simple. Look at how many companies are owned by people whose market value derives from their day jobs rather than any intrinsic ability. There are quite a few "From the...
  17. The Labour seats could be interesting, especially...

    The Labour seats could be interesting, especially the marginals. People who would normally vote Labour and who would never contemplate voting Tory but who are pro-Brexit now have a party to go to....
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    Disagreed, totally. For one thing, the Supreme...

    Disagreed, totally.

    For one thing, the Supreme Court ruled that it is perfectly legal between spouses and an attempt to resurect it under a different guise was firmly defeated, largely on the back...
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    It's certainly not tinkering with the tax system....

    It's certainly not tinkering with the tax system. What's really needed is a clear distinction between employed and self employed, with the existing tax regime applied correctly to either one.
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    Poll: None of the above...? :igmc:

    None of the above...? :igmc:
  21. Of course you won't. If the average weekly income...

    Of course you won't. If the average weekly income goes up, more people will be below the poverty line.
  22. Yeah, that'll work out well... :igmc:

    Yeah, that'll work out well... :igmc:
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    Because they wer old enough to have voted IN in...

    Because they wer old enough to have voted IN in the 70s and smart enough to realise just how far the EU Programme has deviated from what they were voting for and how badly the UK has been affected by...
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    Not sure we disagree, actually, but it is all too...

    Not sure we disagree, actually, but it is all too common to focus on the absence of Mutuality when in fact the case law is about an irreducible minimum. Mutuality always exists, else we wouldn't get...
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    There was a key IR35 case between Rolls Royce and...

    There was a key IR35 case between Rolls Royce and one of its contractors, who was sent home without pay when the systems failed. that, according to the court, demonstrated that the test of an...
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    Poll: One small point. The self employed - all 5...

    One small point. The self employed - all 5 million of them - have been proven by academic research to generate £140-145 billion every year for the UK economy. So they probably do count as wealth...
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    Poll: Your quoted countries do not have national health...

    Your quoted countries do not have national health services but rely primarily on personal insurances. Several of them also have far higher social services costs. It is very difficult to compare like...
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    Unlike you I have a brain and read rather more...

    Unlike you I have a brain and read rather more widely than the Sun or Der Bilt or whatever. And I listen to history. And unlike you I'm not simply parroting uninformed opinion given me by others. It...
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    Yellowhammer was a worse case analysis, not a...

    Yellowhammer was a worse case analysis, not a prediction.


    So would I be. Sadly the choices on offer are not going to sub-par, they are going to be disastrous.,


    Apart form the sheer nonsense...
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    Sticky: Beat me to it. But that would have almost exactly...

    Beat me to it. But that would have almost exactly my own post.
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    Sticky: If you have no end date - which is possibly not...

    If you have no end date - which is possibly not wise vis-à-vis IR35 and MoO at the very least - then your expectation is that you will be there more than 24 months...

    Equally, if you take HMRC's...
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    Sticky: The rule is based on when you "become aware", but...

    The rule is based on when you "become aware", but as you say that is a bit nebulous (gosh...). However, since you never work without a signed contract and that contract will contain start and end...
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    If you seriously believe that, then there really...

    If you seriously believe that, then there really is no point in arguing further.
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    Really? I lived there for many years. It gained...

    Really? I lived there for many years. It gained Bath but the "new" electorate was mainly Labour and Dan Norris was a very good MP. As is JRM as it happens...

    Everyone bangs on about tactical...
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    So who do you want in charge: 1. A Marxist...

    So who do you want in charge:

    1. A Marxist throwback who supports terrorism and wants to wreck the economy in the interests of a failed political theory

    2. A deluded fantasist who thinks she...
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    AIUI each flat is supposed to be a...

    AIUI each flat is supposed to be a fire-containing structure, so staying inside it is safest unless the fire is in your flat. However if you wrap the building in a chimney into which the fire will...
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    He won a thumping majority in a historically...

    He won a thumping majority in a historically Labour-voting constituency and against a very good (if low profile) sitting MP, so I wouldn't write him off just yet.

    With hindsight he was probably...
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    WHS. ANd I agree this is about uncertaintty more...

    WHS. ANd I agree this is about uncertaintty more than anything else. Once a final decsision is made about Brexit and it is acted up on, then the money will start rolling again.

    As for the High...
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    Can I have some of what you've ben smoking? I...

    Can I have some of what you've ben smoking? I thought it was perfectly clear, the Tories will deliver a bad government, Labour's policies will destroy the economy (for the third time since 1970),...
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    No, I have a very clear view of Parliament's role...

    No, I have a very clear view of Parliament's role thanks, and that of the government within it. And I don't confuse party politics to gain an advantage with constitutional law.

    Nor, come to that,...
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    Hopeless, isn't it. Not worth arguing. Just...

    Hopeless, isn't it. Not worth arguing.

    Just one small point - Parliament is not there to instruct Government, despite Bercow's machinations. They are there to scrutinise and suggest changes to...
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    Vote Brexit and get Corbyn. That would make IR535...

    Vote Brexit and get Corbyn. That would make IR535 look like a total triviality. All those rich people he's talking about soaking to pay for his Marxist dreams are not Branson and the like, but those...
  43. No research necessary. If your working practices...

    No research necessary. If your working practices are exactly as described, including all the usual SOWs and payment terms foa supplier, then you won't suddenly be inside IR35 in April unless your...
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    Oh do pay attention. This is the Treasury civil...

    Oh do pay attention. This is the Treasury civil service, with HMRC's support, selling their version of the truth to Parliament, who are generally too dim to even understand the question, much less...
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    Close it down? After all, it won't have an...

    Close it down? After all, it won't have an income...
  46. Get a contract that treats you as a supplier,...

    Get a contract that treats you as a supplier, preferably between YourCo and their Procurement team, and asks you to deliver specific pieces of work for a fixed fee per item, preferably between on a...
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    Puts the Welsh semi in perspective, doesnt...

    Puts the Welsh semi in perspective, doesnt it...:tongue
  48. All credit to the ABs, they payed superb rugby at...

    All credit to the ABs, they payed superb rugby at dazzling speed. So did Wales, but without quite as much speed. For me the main difference was that the ABs always had a man at their shoulder; a lot...
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    They trade under the parent company now, Markel...

    They trade under the parent company now, Markel Tax. Discount service through IPSE of course.
  50. I didn't say that. This is rugby, not football,...

    I didn't say that. This is rugby, not football, and I have little time for that kind of tribalism anyway.

    England are finally playing at something like the level they should have been for the last...
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