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    Working inside IR35 completely destroys the...

    Working inside IR35 completely destroys the ability to save, particularly if you support a family. I've worked through the dot-com bust and the financial crisis of 2008, without the ability to save...
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    The Moors got their comeuppance with the astutely...

    The Moors got their comeuppance with the astutely observed Othello.
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    Shakespeare was a genius who understood the human...

    Shakespeare was a genius who understood the human condition and the stories we tell to justify our condition like no other before him.

    Almost every film or story can be condensed into one of his...
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    Xr is doing a fine job of destroying public...

    Xr is doing a fine job of destroying public goodwill towards climate activism.

    Britain has a very good record in environmentalism, the most serious threats to the global climate are elsewhere -...
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    We've been hearing for decades how educating...

    We've been hearing for decades how educating girls will somehow slow population growth in the developing world, then rising prosperity, then lowering infant mortality rates.

    The rate of growth has...
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    They aren't interested in the money, this is an...

    They aren't interested in the money, this is an ideological battle. The free-market economy was cancelled in 2008, they are just stamping out the last embers.
  7. It seems you just get back a copy the same HMRC...

    It seems you just get back a copy the same HMRC boilerplate from everyone.

    The whole sorry thing has to fall over before anyone lifts a finger as I don't think anyone in a position of influence...
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    I think we all understand that society is much...

    I think we all understand that society is much more complex but also that the model and solutions that politicians submit are equally unrealistic and naïve. Which is why they always end up doing more...
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    Here we are in the 21st century and politics...

    Here we are in the 21st century and politics still basically comes down to:

    The Grasshopper and the Ant

    The Ant and the Grasshopper - Wikipedia
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    Two Clients Conundrum

    I am currently negotiating a new opportunity with a client that would be deemed a "small business". My aim is to try and work things so that I work for my current client and this new client at the...
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    The most Blairite left-of-centre Tory party in...

    The most Blairite left-of-centre Tory party in history.
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    Every statement they make is a new mutation,...

    Every statement they make is a new mutation, often contradictory and quite incompatible with their behaviour. No wonder clients are freaking out.
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    I've been ultra-careful all my contracting life...

    I've been ultra-careful all my contracting life but they are rolling out IR35 on me anyway. I feel betrayed.
  14. NHS Digital just took one for the team I guess. ...

    NHS Digital just took one for the team I guess.

    Awaiting more show executions.
  15. Most of the worst failures seem to happen in...

    Most of the worst failures seem to happen in retail banking (where they outsource and use poorly paid permies), not investment banking (with the expensive contractors).
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    ... but unfortunately will make things far worse...

    ... but unfortunately will make things far worse because they simply don't understand how things work.
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    Do we get better suits and bowler hats back?

    Do we get better suits and bowler hats back?
  18. I see your point. Looks like HMRC have condemned...

    I see your point. Looks like HMRC have condemned the industry to a giant shuffle then.
  19. If you can get a definitive statement from the...

    If you can get a definitive statement from the end client that the inside determination is a policy decision and not a determination I think that could be used as defence should the revenue launch an...
  20. They will be expecting you to list the agency...

    They will be expecting you to list the agency contacts so that they can verify your work locations.
  21. I get the feeling that a lot of companies are...

    I get the feeling that a lot of companies are quite fearful of HMRC at the moment, they have have been becoming quite aggressive in recent years and the legislation has given them unprecedented...
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    I'm not saying that we are indispensable but this...

    I'm not saying that we are indispensable but this will be a bonfire of budget cash just as the business-cycle moves into recession.
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    I have received second-hand news that my current...

    I have received second-hand news that my current end-client is likely to view all contractors as "inside" as they don't have the appetite for the risk and HMRC have been quite aggressive.

    Everyone...
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    Not saying the climate isn't changing, or that...

    Not saying the climate isn't changing, or that human activities aren't causing it. Just that CO2 emissions may not be the cause, there are suggestions that it is a following indicator, rather than...
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    The problem with these sorts of arguments is that...

    The problem with these sorts of arguments is that they start from assuming that the environmental argument revolves around carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas that is driving climate change.

    If you...
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    This gives the impression that there will be no...

    This gives the impression that there will be no retrospective consequences if you are forcibly flipped outside -> inside. Did I understand that correctly?
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    The lawyers are running parliament and the civil...

    The lawyers are running parliament and the civil service is running the country.
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    Someone wants to drum up business for their...

    Someone wants to drum up business for their brolly.
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    Agreed but clients who use a lot of contract...

    Agreed but clients who use a lot of contract staff don't want the risk associated with making the wrong determination, the whole point of temporary resources is that they are of low risk and can be...
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    Just in time...

    https://yt3.ggpht.com/a-/AAuE7mAqM9pZbLSTu0zFrIYouT2_ndm2KylrdtOj0A=s900-mo-c-c0xffffffff-rj-k-no
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    I was contacted on Sunday by a former colleague...

    I was contacted on Sunday by a former colleague (banking), he was pretty angry/upset.

    All contractors are to be put under an umbrella and go PAYE. There will be a rate uplift in order to retain...
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    Nobody wants to make that first move

    I've been phoning/emailing around former colleagues who are still contracting to see what's going on with their existing contracts. Everyone I contact, and this includes myself is finding themselves...
  33. Don't worry, IR35 is sure to succeed where Brexit...

    Don't worry, IR35 is sure to succeed where Brexit has failed.
  34. Funnily enough, it turned out that all of that...

    Funnily enough, it turned out that all of that was a fantasy cooked up by a feeble loser and believed by an "institutionally stupid police force".

    ...and you.
  35. Thread: Outside ir35

    by TwoWolves
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    Unfortunately, I'm afraid that seems to be the...

    Unfortunately, I'm afraid that seems to be the case in most cases I've been hearing about.
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    You seem to be living in some media-induced...

    You seem to be living in some media-induced fantasy world old chap. I'm all for spending on welfare, but it needs to be trimmed to align with tax receipts - and it's not.

    Military spending in...
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    The British Army should only be celebrating...

    The British Army should only be celebrating British History Month (maybe six to fit it all in).
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    Western governments are being crushed by debt in...

    Western governments are being crushed by debt in order to pay for the welfare system and you think it's all a right-wing agenda!?!?!?!

    :puke:
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    You need to have a cup of tea and a lie-down, old...

    You need to have a cup of tea and a lie-down, old chap.
  40. Barclays have been treating contractors...

    Barclays have been treating contractors appallingly for years, I don't know why anyone would work there.

    I have a nasty feeling though that all the banks have got together in the hope of leaving...
  41. Thread: Another Boom

    by TwoWolves
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    I'm reporting you to Greta. You are stealing her...

    I'm reporting you to Greta. You are stealing her future, mister carbon air-miles.
  42. Where are the moderators when you need them? This...

    Where are the moderators when you need them? This thread needs to be put out of its misery.
  43. Thread: Boom time

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    Halleluiah! ...

    Halleluiah!

    https://thejesusquestion.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/jesus_banana.jpg
  44. Manufacturing Sector -> Engineering Sector ->...

    Manufacturing Sector -> Engineering Sector -> Educational Sector -> Contracting Sector

    … it goes on.

    will it ever end?
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    If we are heading towards a "no-deal" exit I...

    If we are heading towards a "no-deal" exit I would think they would have much bigger fish to fry. I suppose it would all hinge on that.
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    Just a thought on IR35

    The legislation requiring IR35 status to be determined by private sector companies is contained in the 2019/20 Finance Act, which is still in draft. It would normally be presented with the Budget and...
  47. This. Businesses will have to feel the burn...

    This. Businesses will have to feel the burn before they start to find solutions. We will, in the mean time have to find a way of exitisting through this government-created mess.
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    The frame is too tight for the glass, quite...

    The frame is too tight for the glass, quite likely it expanded after fitting. This is stressing and deforming the glass, it could also shatter under any additional stress.

    I wouldn't sit too close...
  49. Thread: The why?

    by TwoWolves
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    The clue is in the name... "global".

    The clue is in the name... "global".
  50. Thread: The why?

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    The western middle-class wealth is draining into...

    The western middle-class wealth is draining into the upper-class of Asia. Keep up.
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