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  1. Yes, if you're working practices put you outside...

    Yes, if you're working practices put you outside IR35 then you're ok
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    And even if you win, the chances of getting your...

    And even if you win, the chances of getting your legal costs back from HMRC are slim to none
  3. 'scuse me :confused:

    'scuse me :confused:
  4. Brown off mince with garlic and onions, add...

    Brown off mince with garlic and onions, add kidney beans (I use the ones in chilli sauce), chopped tomatoes (tinned) and fresh chillis add half a bar of good quality plain chocolate and let cook for...
  5. You might think that; I couldn't possibly comment

    You might think that; I couldn't possibly comment
  6. As far as I can see, the OP hasn't mentioned...

    As far as I can see, the OP hasn't mentioned which agency he's with
  7. HMRC has no feelings. That's all you need to know

    HMRC has no feelings. That's all you need to know
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    No company number on the website No details on...

    No company number on the website

    No details on any 'schemes' on offer

    Referral fees of £1000.

    Hmmmm :eyes
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    There are mortgage companies that are quite used...

    There are mortgage companies that are quite used to dealing with contractors and will understand the min wage/bonus split on the payslip. Otherwise, your umbrella company can write to your mortgage...
  10. Very difficult question to answer. Firstly,...

    Very difficult question to answer. Firstly, nothing has been finalised so, until the middle of this month, any kind of prediction is just speculation. HMRC's whole reasoning behind this legislation...
  11. Even if we were to go through the SDC rigmarole...

    Even if we were to go through the SDC rigmarole (which following email exchanges with HMRC is becoming a bigger rigmarole than ever!!) we couldn't process tax relief at source anyway so things will...
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    I don't think it's just you :frown

    I don't think it's just you :frown
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    I could well be wrong but I have a sneaky feeling...

    I could well be wrong but I have a sneaky feeling that HMRC do have something up their sleeves; in the last meeting we had with them there were a few sphinx like smiles and that's never a good sign...
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    If you are considering going perm after a few...

    If you are considering going perm after a few months then, unless you're outside IR35, an accountant will probably work out more expensive in the long run as I believe you will have to pay to close...
  15. I confess that we will be a couple of computers...

    I confess that we will be a couple of computers lighter and the lawyers will definitely get less work but the staff will be ok :happy
  16. A very sensible position to take Chris IMHO and...

    A very sensible position to take Chris IMHO and your summary is quite correct, according to HMRC publications although it could be argued (quite successfully) that the temporary workplace rules have...
  17. Well you're a cheery bunch on here today :ohwell...

    Well you're a cheery bunch on here today :ohwell What you have to bear in mind is that there are costs to an umbrella company that are associated with checking and processing expenses; these will be...
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    If you live and work in the UK then your tax...

    If you live and work in the UK then your tax liability is in the UK. End of.
  19. You know you don't mean that :hug:

    You know you don't mean that :hug:
  20. Sadly the mutual restraining orders will keep it...

    Sadly the mutual restraining orders will keep it from ever blossoming into anything other than a cyber romance [sigh]:cry1:
  21. It's true. It doesn't. The fact that my...

    It's true. It doesn't. The fact that my restraining order doesn't allow him within 500 yards of me makes it a moot point but still...
  22. Romance no. Stalking possibly :grin

    Romance no. Stalking possibly :grin
  23. Surely not :facepalm:

    Surely not :facepalm:
  24. I am yes. :happy I was thinking more like this...

    I am yes. :happy

    I was thinking more like this http://www.screeninsults.com/images/the-little-shop-of-horrors-giant.jpg
  25. Ooohh that's harsh :( I do think you'd make a...

    Ooohh that's harsh :(

    I do think you'd make a great plant - geranium perhaps??? :hug:
  26. :rollin::rollin::rollin::rollin::rollin::rollin::r...

    :rollin::rollin::rollin::rollin::rollin::rollin::rollin::rollin:
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    Umbrella companies post April

    It seems as though many contractors are still in the dark about what's happening in the industry post April so I thought I'd try to add some clarity. I say try as we won't have the final guidance...
  28. If your wife doesn't claim any T&S expenses now...

    If your wife doesn't claim any T&S expenses now then she will notice no difference to her take home after April and there should be no difference in the umbrella company's operations.
  29. Really? Anyone told HMRC :grin

    Really? Anyone told HMRC :grin
  30. Sorry what :confused:

    Sorry what :confused:
  31. You know what I meant :emb :eyes

    You know what I meant :emb :eyes
  32. :eek No, something wrong there I think - on a K...

    :eek No, something wrong there I think - on a K code you pay tax on more than you earn
  33. Speaking as an employer, I'd be pretty miffed if...

    Speaking as an employer, I'd be pretty miffed if someone did this to me especially if I'd brought them in for a project which had time constraints and I'd certainly be looking at the agency to...
  34. I've just had to read 122 pages of HMRC blurb...

    I've just had to read 122 pages of HMRC blurb someone had to suffer :hug:
  35. :spel Been on the sauce love :wink

    :spel Been on the sauce love :wink
  36. Yep they do have a tendency to go with the...

    Yep they do have a tendency to go with the sticking plaster approach which invariably leads to woolly, impractical, overly complex legislation like IR35. The trouble is, the politicians are under...
  37. Yep you're right. We are making it clear to...

    Yep you're right. We are making it clear to newbies but I am not sure how widespread that practice is :ohwell
  38. Couldn't agree more - would have made much more...

    Couldn't agree more - would have made much more sense for HMG to actually address the problem - according to HMRC far more people than they originally intended now claim tax relief on T&S due to mass...
  39. Oh yes :ohwell

    Oh yes :ohwell
  40. If the companies are promising 85%-90% tax home...

    If the companies are promising 85%-90% tax home pay they are not accountants - they are purveyors of tax avoidance schemes - snake oil salesmen basically.

    There are plenty of reputable accountants...
  41. Only if their current assignment is the only one...

    Only if their current assignment is the only one that they've had with the brolly regardless of what their intentions may have been when they initially signed up
  42. :laugh:laugh:laugh that really made me chuckle! ...

    :laugh:laugh:laugh that really made me chuckle!

    They are unlikely to change their minds if that's what you mean - it's far more likely that they will introduce something else alongside all this...
  43. We have told our workers and I am pleased to say...

    We have told our workers and I am pleased to say there has not been a mass exodus :smile The reason you have probably not heard much on the subject is that we are still awaiting the final legislation...
  44. There seems to be a bit of an upset in Germany at...

    There seems to be a bit of an upset in Germany at the moment over contractors APSCo and agency alliance urge German government to rethink temp labour proposals | Business intelligence for recruitment...
  45. Companies:spel Gotcha :wink

    Companies:spel Gotcha :wink
  46. There is something definitely not right here. You...

    There is something definitely not right here. You will be paying them 5% of the contract value which means that your tax rate will be between 7% and 10% whereas it seems that personal tax in Hungary...
  47. I agree with Sue Ellen - I wouldn't touch them...

    I agree with Sue Ellen - I wouldn't touch them with a bargepole. You are paying a company to be responsible for your tax affairs and yet they want you to indemnify them against any action taken to...
  48. No, this isn't normal - what are you indemnifying...

    No, this isn't normal - what are you indemnifying them against? Also, if you are having to pay for local book-keeping why on earth are you paying the umbrella?? What percentage of your gross income...
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    Welcome back :wave:

    Welcome back :wave:
  50. A quick search on US disclosure rules proves that...

    A quick search on US disclosure rules proves that you are quite correct :) However, I still maintain that it had absolutely nothing to do with the discussion and was just used as a stick to beat the...
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