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    I left contracting to join a startup and I'm on...

    I left contracting to join a startup and I'm on my 2nd, loving the work life balance and can't see me working any other way now.

    Having said that, there are startups and startups. I look at US...
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    Capium online accounting

    Does anyone use capium online accounting?

    Note: I am in no way affiliated with them, just a simple question.
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    Sorry yes I should have been clear. I am looking...

    Sorry yes I should have been clear. I am looking at drawing a salary from the start of the new tax year. Drew low salary for many years so it looks like there is no major reason to change from what I...
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    Getting a new one actually. I have a good track...

    Getting a new one actually. I have a good track record with accountants, Darren Upton was my accountant many moons ago!! :spank:
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    latest salary thoughts

    So I am back to contracting after a few years permie with a startup (fun and frustrating in equal measure).

    Obviously there have been a few changes in respect of IR35, HMRC etc. I'm on top of it...
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    No response from the gateway this morning, so I...

    No response from the gateway this morning, so I can't submit my end of year forms. Looking at the guidance for downloading the RTI version it says this;

    - Your Employer Annual Return is due by 19...
  7. Thread: Nexus 7

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    I got my kids one each and they seem to like them...

    I got my kids one each and they seem to like them and use them a lot. Social networking, games, skype etc etc etc.

    My only suggestion would be, as it is your Dad's 70th, to get the Nexus 10, not...
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    +1 for local accountant. Having had a couple...

    +1 for local accountant.

    Having had a couple of 'contractor specialists' they are all much of a muchness and anything 'non-standard' will either confuse them or cost the earth to resolve (or...
  9. Get bigger pockets!! Seriously though, I went...

    Get bigger pockets!!

    Seriously though, I went into London for a meeting yesterday with my Playbook in my pocket. Not unweildy...
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    Is that to me? As I posted, once or twice in...

    Is that to me?

    As I posted, once or twice in 11 years, and these days agents aren't on my radar, so I'm not sweating anything...
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    Seriously? You believe that excuses a lack of...

    Seriously? You believe that excuses a lack of courtesy and professionalism? I have no problem with hearing nothing from a CV that went in to an agent, I don't even expect to hear once a CV has been...
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    I used to get hacked off the odd time an agent...

    I used to get hacked off the odd time an agent didn't get back to me with feedback or ignored my calls/emails AFTER the interview.

    Yes I realise it meant I didn't get the role but common courtesy...
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    1 - Identify what you are good at. 2 - Find...

    1 - Identify what you are good at.
    2 - Find companies who operate in that space.
    3 - Approach them politely and professionally with your proposal.
    4 - Take it from there.

    It also depends on...
  14. I use HMRC Basic Tool for PAYE, very...

    I use HMRC Basic Tool for PAYE, very straightforward and also year end forms taken care of within the tool.

    I do my quarterly VAT myself manually and it takes less than 5 minutes to work out the...
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    Poll: I have taken breaks of a few months before and...

    I have taken breaks of a few months before and would do again if I was on a single long term contract.

    Now I have a few clients I plan my own workload so I don't have a big chunk of holiday, but...
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    I have always avoided sell billing. I raise my...

    I have always avoided sell billing. I raise my own with the payment terms clearly stated on them.

    Not a problem now agents are out of the equation. I have to agree with perplexed, a healthy...
  17. CM weren't competitive when I got my offset, I...

    CM weren't competitive when I got my offset, I went direct to FirstDirect and they wanted 2 years of accounts. They then worked out what they would lend based on net profit + salary. If you expense...
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    All depends on whether the email said 'yeah, I...

    All depends on whether the email said 'yeah, I accept' or 'accepted subject to final terms and conditions being agreed'.

    Substitution sounds like a plan. If you have the right in your contract...
  19. Life is good thanks, life is now fully direct...

    Life is good thanks, life is now fully direct contracts, multiple customers, no agents. :music:

    I think there is roughly a pound a month difference between Google and MS, not a drama.

    Either...
  20. Sharepoint for small business has no SSL, so I...

    Sharepoint for small business has no SSL, so I won't be using it. If it did have, I would probably find it useful.

    I'll be using joukuu to manage my cloud storage...
  21. Office365 or Google Apps for Business or something else

    Not been on here for a while but i am after recommendations.

    I'm trialling O365 plan P1 and it is going OK. However, I have come to the conclusion I don't need Sharepoint, I don't need Linc and I...
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    I have a ReadyNAS NV+. The IO speed is...

    I have a ReadyNAS NV+. The IO speed is infuriatingly slow, but it is a few years old now.

    I wouldn't get one now...
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    +1 to that. I want my accountant to be good at...

    +1 to that. I want my accountant to be good at accounts. If I want IR35 advice, I will speak to an IR35 specialist.

    My accountant knows her accounting onions and she charges me around £700 per...
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    Not really. His 'job' is Director of his company....

    Not really. His 'job' is Director of his company. Looking for a rate increase at renewal time shows good business sense...
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    I am not a fan of 'contractor' accountants. I've...

    I am not a fan of 'contractor' accountants. I've used 3 over the years and they have all been disappointing in the end. I include SJD in that list.

    I have engaged a local accountant now as I...
  26. Works for me as I define what it is. Never had a...

    Works for me as I define what it is. Never had a problem so far...
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    Never used Solar, but this does flat rate VAT,...

    Never used Solar, but this does flat rate VAT, works on a Mac, and is a lot cheaper.

    DIY Tax Accounting Software, Payroll Software, Company Formation UK

    I have used it and, once you get your...
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    They had my information within a few weeks of...

    They had my information within a few weeks of year end. I got the accounts within a couple of days of the due date, i.e. 9 months later. Not acceptable. Comms went through the floor, phone and email....
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    Mine sits in the business account. It is my...

    Mine sits in the business account. It is my warchest. I may need quick access to it.
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    Fook that, I'll stick to the geegees if i want to...

    Fook that, I'll stick to the geegees if i want to gamble....
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    I've worked 30 days payment terms before on a...

    I've worked 30 days payment terms before on a number of occasions. I've been direct on 90 days as well so I don't really see what the issue is.

    As long as I've credit checked the agency and they...
  32. Thread: SIPPS Suck

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    Another thing to bear in mind is that different...

    Another thing to bear in mind is that different SIPP providers may or may not allow different types of products within their SIPP. For example, some may not allow you to hold physical gold within the...
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    If that's the criteria then most of us should can...

    If that's the criteria then most of us should can it then...
  34. If the full range is 84.7 - 99.6% I would say...

    If the full range is 84.7 - 99.6% I would say that isn't at all bad.

    If only that was the complete picture...
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    strike it out, initial the change, sign and...

    strike it out, initial the change, sign and return...
  36. Yes, I found his hypocrisy staggering...

    Yes, I found his hypocrisy staggering...
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    If you're on an hourly rate there's no issue is...

    If you're on an hourly rate there's no issue is there? Just bill and get paid. If you're on a daily rate, the 'how many hours in a day' has been done to death on these boards.

    Personally, I do...
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    I'm considering moving to Cyprus on retirement as...

    I'm considering moving to Cyprus on retirement as mainly, I like it and have friends there and secondly, current tax on pensions is something like 5% over €3400 pa or something close to that...
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    They have yet to quote me but I have already been...

    They have yet to quote me but I have already been quoted £200 per year by another accountant to double check the figures...
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    Well, if it helps anyone make their mind up; I...

    Well, if it helps anyone make their mind up; I ditched Uptons a few months ago, after a number of years recommending them. The service was very good, then rapidly went downhill following Darren being...
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    I find the HMRC tools much simpler, but maybe...

    I find the HMRC tools much simpler, but maybe that's just me...
  42. No I don't. Like I tell the agent, my CV has been...

    No I don't. Like I tell the agent, my CV has been successful in securing work so far so I have no reason to change it...
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    My point is I don't want to post anything on his...

    My point is I don't want to post anything on his current legal problem. I don't see why contractors can't discuss the level of accountancy service provided however...
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    I'm disappointed the other thread was locked. I...

    I'm disappointed the other thread was locked. I see nothing wrong with contractors discussing their experiences of providers of services to contractors.

    Clearly nothing should be posted regarding...
  45. I'd settle for an accountant who understood...

    I'd settle for an accountant who understood accounting...
  46. So you can see then that it is different for...

    So you can see then that it is different for everybody. I hardly ever do a fixed number of hours per day and, if the client insisted on 7.5 hrs bum on seat, I wouldn't want to work there.
    ...
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    There is no debate. If they had any work they...

    There is no debate. If they had any work they wanted you to do they would have given it to you and you would have billed for it authorised by a signed timesheet. They had none, you didn't bill, but...
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    I must be missing something here. You're on 28...

    I must be missing something here. You're on 28 days notice to terminate the contract. Your contract will specify you get paid for the days you work and that will be proved by a signed timesheet. If...
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    with pre-school children - no, it's too much like...

    with pre-school children - no, it's too much like hard work. Any dad knows this.

    now the kids are older, too right I would !!!
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    Go and visit a few local firms to get a feel for...

    Go and visit a few local firms to get a feel for their services, their approach and their costs. In my experience the contractor specialist accountants have not been good, but other peoples mileage...
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