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    My accountant said one can claim for either JSA...

    My accountant said one can claim for either JSA or furlough, not both
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    I have just furloughed myself too. My last...

    I have just furloughed myself too.

    My last contract ended on 21st Feb - have had 3 different offers after - all 3 were dropped due to Covid impact.

    It's far from ideal situation but this...
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    What about those of us who are private renters?...

    What about those of us who are private renters? no rent holiday...
  4. Okie found some other posts about this in the...

    Okie found some other posts about this in the meantime, thanks everyone
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    :laugh

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  6. I'm sorry - where was I meant to post this? :eek

    I'm sorry - where was I meant to post this? :eek
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    That the general public will appreciate all the...

    That the general public will appreciate all the essential key workers more... hopefully :yay:
  8. Rishi to pay the self employed 80% of earnings

    Hey guys and apologies if this was already shared elsewhere in the forums...

    UK government set to pay self-employed workers 80% of earnings | World news | The Guardian

    Does that include limited...
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    End of week 1 on the bench

    I've had 5 interviews -

    2 x consultant positions (perm) - both video interviews, both rejected/ not invited onsite (happy as didn't want either)

    1 x full time position - had 2 calls including...
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    Sorry - my bad. I meant the type of services I...

    Sorry - my bad. I meant the type of services I perform for clients. Specific one -offs saas implementation projects.
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    I'm looking at all options. In principle I'd take...

    I'm looking at all options. In principle I'd take on a perm role over FTC (I'm planning to buy a property so FTC are a No for mortgages)
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    Hi from the bench :wave:

    Completed my last project on Friday - after working on back to back contracts for the last 12 months.

    Feeling energised but unsure what to do next - pretty much like most of us I reckon - due to...
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    :rollin::rollin::rollin:

    :rollin::rollin::rollin:
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    188 days billed in 2019 4 contracts, non stop...

    188 days billed in 2019

    4 contracts, non stop since end of February 2019 (well actually one 2 weeks gap)

    It was actually really hard work - I'm relatively newby contractor (1.5 years), back to...
  15. Client asks for additional tasks outside of project scope

    Apologies if this was asked here before, tried to find the relevant thread...

    Direct client. Contracted to deliver implementation of cloud system. Client now asked for additional admin tasks...
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    guys you're really scaring me. I'm about to leave...

    guys you're really scaring me. I'm about to leave a contract that will take me until Xmas for a shorter contract (2 months) that pays less because I like the company more (ex client)

    Sep is the...
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    Gig 2 decided to drop me and complete the project...

    Gig 2 decided to drop me and complete the project internally - or that's what they said. :ohwell Gutted

    Gig 1 is happy they have me for longer....
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    :laugh:laugh Okie so Gig 2 client messaged me...

    :laugh:laugh

    Okie so Gig 2 client messaged me to say they don't think they can increase rate at this time as they are cutting away at contractors budget, which I totally believe since they have...
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    Ahem how does this work if there are 5 working...

    Ahem how does this work if there are 5 working days per week?
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    Both are local as I'm London based. WFH may be...

    Both are local as I'm London based. WFH may be possible with Gig 1 but one day per week. Gig 2 not an option but there are other perks.

    I reached out to Gig 2 client to ask if there could be any...
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    Better rate or better gig?

    Similar duration (approx 3 months)

    Gig 1 - high stress, complex project, lots of headache, higher day rate
    Gig 2 - lower stress, complex project, great brand name/well known company, £75 less in...
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    Finally getting off the bench

    Hey guys

    Finally getting off the bench with a 3 months contract - better rate (compare with my previous) - and significant up skilling on the job!

    This is my second freelance contract and...
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    Securing work visas for international workers is...

    Securing work visas for international workers is incredibly hard and has not been financially worth it for most UK based businesses. EU workers are a different story as they don't require a visa to...
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    Thanks everyone for your replies, just to...

    Thanks everyone for your replies, just to reaffirm as the OP I dont intend to apply for JSA benefits and I didn't bring this up someone else on this thread did (as a joke originally or so I...
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    Pretty sure statistically far more UK born...

    Pretty sure statistically far more UK born citizens are milking the system than 'imported' :igmc:
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    I'm in digital, creative services. London based. ...

    I'm in digital, creative services. London based.

    Re JSA - my understanding is that if I'm LTD and have savings of over £16k I am not eligible?
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    Is anyone else on the bench now?

    ...or just me?
    3 months now...
    *sigh* :sick
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    Thanks for the tip. In all 3 interviews I was the...

    Thanks for the tip. In all 3 interviews I was the first candidate they have met, unsure whether it contributed to my lack of success (it shouldn't though if one is the best candidate right?) so yeah...
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    Hello!

    London based
    Approaching 6th week on the bench
    Attended 3 interviews - not heard back
    Nothing else lined up
    Chatting to recruiters/Linkedin constantly
    Very slow currently in my profession they...
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