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    Poll: I'm only going cos I've never been before and I...

    I'm only going cos I've never been before and I can gawp at the locals and mock the way they talk before scurrying back down south muttering about rude provincial types.
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    Sticky: I ventured to the outdoors place and to the shops...

    I ventured to the outdoors place and to the shops having judged the showers done for the day. Time will tell if that assumption is correct but it didn't rain while I was out so that's a win for me!
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    Sticky: There's a new HIGNFY??

    There's a new HIGNFY??
  4. Possibly. It just stated a day rate and said...

    Possibly. It just stated a day rate and said 'Type Permanent' which makes little sense unless they're trying to say the perm salary is the equivalent of 500 p/day? :confused:
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    For the first time ever I've remembered to look...

    For the first time ever I've remembered to look at Perkbox for a voucher before buying something. Turns out the entire business account (I assume they meant the ipse account, not perkbox) has hit...
  6. Permanent post on a daily rate? Interesting...

    Permanent post on a daily rate? Interesting...
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    Sticky: Afternoon all. Had the most rubbish night's...

    Afternoon all.

    Had the most rubbish night's sleep. Went to bed at usual hour, circa 10 pm, dozed a bit and then was awake from 11.30 pm through to at least 4 am (the last time I looked at the...
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    I know, just jesting. Yes you can split...

    I know, just jesting.

    Yes you can split payments, I do it quite regularly. Split a VAT bill over two statement periods, chip away at CT by paying on account in the months leading up to the payment...
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    One of my cousins hung himself many, many years...

    One of my cousins hung himself many, many years ago in the woodlands around Woking. Found by a dog walker, IIRC. He had fallen in with a dodgy crowd and didn't see a way out.

    The girlfriend of...
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    It's a trap!

    It's a trap!
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    :eek:
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    Income tax is a personal liability, not a Ltd Co...

    Income tax is a personal liability, not a Ltd Co one, IIRC.
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    Sticky: No coffee and walnut cake supplies! How does one...

    No coffee and walnut cake supplies! How does one live with such deprivation.
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    Oh yes, that's really quite common. Or enforced...

    Oh yes, that's really quite common. Or enforced leave at the end of the year.
  15. Never bought an agent anything, never will.

    Never bought an agent anything, never will.
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    Sticky: I watched the first two episodes about something...

    I watched the first two episodes about something to do with the 'science' of eugenics. The presenter being quite shocked at how it was a very popular thing in the UK in the early 1900's (if not...
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    Sticky: You peeled a pear? Fair enough.

    You peeled a pear? Fair enough.
  18. LMGTFY (https://lmgtfy.com/?q=dos+framework&iie=1)

    LMGTFY
  19. And... if you sign up for the DOS framework (DOS4...

    And... if you sign up for the DOS framework (DOS4 has just closed, but add yourself to the mailing list for next year), you can contract pretty much direct and nearly all the gigs are outside.
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    Sad times when 4k a day isn't enough You are...

    Sad times when 4k a day isn't enough

    You are Tarbie at the bookies and ICMFP
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    I'm not entirely sure such a thing exists. You...

    I'm not entirely sure such a thing exists. You may have to look at a 3G/4G dongle, depending on what it is you're doing that requires you to have such high bandwidth.
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    Written by someone called David Green and the...

    Written by someone called David Green and the first paragraph references some poll by Lord Ashcroft. The rest is behind a paywall despite trying the Google the title trick

    Northern Ireland is a...
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    The title says the client reduced the rate, then...

    The title says the client reduced the rate, then you say it's the agency trying it on.

    So what you're really saying is that the agency is claiming the client reduced the rate :D

    How do you...
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    Then get the equivalent from qdos or another...

    Then get the equivalent from qdos or another provider instead.

    The point about insurance is that's it's 'just in case'. No-one knows if it's needed so it's all about your attitude to risk.
  25. At least they've said it's an interim, albeit...

    At least they've said it's an interim, albeit non-compliant, approach. Evidence that uncertainty around what's going to be in the finance bill means businesses don't have enough time to implement a...
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    Sticky: Persisting it down here. I need to pop out to...

    Persisting it down here.

    I need to pop out to my little patio and figure out how to fix my bamboo before it completely gives up but that ain't happening today if the rain continues.

    Waitrose...
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    Yup. It's been that way for yonks. Let me...

    Yup. It's been that way for yonks.

    Let me think, there's been Pimlico Plumbers, Deliveroo, Uber, some courier company. All fighting to prove one way or another.
  28. Thread: Air BnB

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    It's unlikely the person renting out their home...

    It's unlikely the person renting out their home is VAT registered so are not in a position to give you a VAT invoice. Air BnB are only providing an introduction service and that element is a vatable...
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    Straws

    Straws
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    Poll: And! Secret Santa? I need to know if I have...

    And! Secret Santa?

    I need to know if I have to put the disguise on and go into the 97p shop again.
  31. My Labour MP has never once acknowledged, let...

    My Labour MP has never once acknowledged, let alone deigned to respond to, any of my letters. I used the online service, wrote to the local constituency office, wrote to her at Westminster Palace....
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    Sticky: Turns out he's not dead. He's taking part in the...

    Turns out he's not dead. He's taking part in the programme! Or I missed something. I am only half listening while playing lemmings.

    EDIT: so he went on the run to Rio, got found, arrested, jailed...
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    Sticky: Watching an episode of Arena - The $50m Art...

    Watching an episode of Arena - The $50m Art Swindle. All about some chap who pulled off a huge art world con. Speculation as to whether he's hiding somewhere or bumped off
  34. Thread: Warchests

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    It is possible to build up a decent stash, you...

    It is possible to build up a decent stash, you just have to be disciplined about it. I've gotten less disciplined rather than more over the years and had a bit of a squeaky bum time of it a while...
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    Pandera

    Pandera
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    If you go via a brolly then, as you're considered...

    If you go via a brolly then, as you're considered their employee, they would provide professional indemnity insurance. Public liability is a bit of an odd one as contractors rarely have clients visit...
  37. All channels are good to follow and there's...

    All channels are good to follow and there's nothing inherently wrong with the letter and what it suggests.
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    TFA Sweet FA :D And your good self?

    TFA

    Sweet FA :D

    And your good self?
  39. Agencies report who they've placed where to HMRC....

    Agencies report who they've placed where to HMRC.

    Employers report who they have on their books to HMRC.

    Someone in HMRC does a VLOOKUP on a spreadsheet and, hey presto.
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    Sticky: Damp and dull in the part of Londinium I'm in ...

    Damp and dull in the part of Londinium I'm in

    Some racket going on outside; not sure if I want to have a look. I thought at first someone was prowling around my little patio but I think it's...
  41. You're still on their mailing list? I was taken...

    You're still on their mailing list? I was taken off in January - I never opted out, they just stopped sending me stuff after the AGM. Looks like I haven't missed much.

    Waiting to see if they...
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    Poll: That reminds me - Christmas jumpers? Last year...

    That reminds me - Christmas jumpers? Last year there was a poor turn out of such things.
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    The client is the entity who receives the final...

    The client is the entity who receives the final output of the work.

    A consultancy asks for your expertise in providing a system upgrade for their client. You scope it out, project manage it,...
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    I didn't think a Scot would spend that much on...

    I didn't think a Scot would spend that much on one pair of shoes!
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    Is that in your gaff?

    Is that in your gaff?
  46. The biggest consideration is whether the perm job...

    The biggest consideration is whether the perm job will essentially be the same as the role you are currently doing thus flagging your current gig as inside and ripe for a poke about.

    Everything...
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    Sticky: You don't need a brain - I'm proof enough of that!

    You don't need a brain - I'm proof enough of that!
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    Oh so new applicants from the 31st will get a...

    Oh so new applicants from the 31st will get a visa and the existing will get their replaced after. Fair enough. Still time to get some payments in
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    KUATB...

    KUATB

    Being a pedant is good; being a timely pedant is better :D
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    Sticky: The overall degree is Natural Sciences with...

    The overall degree is Natural Sciences with Chemistry. When doing the first level courses I found I got on better with Chemistry than Biology even though the latter has always been an interest of...
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