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    £800 at the beginning of 2020 - then I got canned...

    £800 at the beginning of 2020 - then I got canned because of Covid.
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    Yeah originally agent and client claimed it was...

    Yeah originally agent and client claimed it was outside. Now they're doing a determination and I'm expecting it to be inside.

    Sucks but that's business
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    Going inside

    Hi,

    Looks like my client is putting everyone inside. I'll hang around until I find something else, I'd rather be bringing something in then dipping into my warchest.

    But I have a question on...
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    Expenses vs day rate

    Hi,

    I'm curious about whether others have a threshold % of rate for expenses? I'm staying away during the week and trying to keep to keep costs down to a minimum but just want to know whatsothers...
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    Yes outside. Not interested in anything inside. I...

    Yes outside. Not interested in anything inside. I interviewed in December and I got 3 offers all outside. Two of them had low rates and this one was top whack.

    Surprised I got any interest in...
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    Boomed

    Started a 6 monther a few weeks ago. Best rate I've had in 5 yrs [emoji529][emoji529][emoji529]

    VC
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    219. Been off over December and starting a new...

    219. Been off over December and starting a new gig in Jan
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    Due to start a new contract on Monday but still...

    Due to start a new contract on Monday but still applying for new ones. As many have already said, you don't have a contract until you're sat at your desk on the first day. Never stop looking

    VC
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    I think it's a 1930s house. I expect to find...

    I think it's a 1930s house. I expect to find issues but considering its the biggest purchase I'm going to make I'd like to know everything before purchasing
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    Building survey

    Any recommendations for a building surveyor?
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    Qdos are doing it now, not sure they would pick...

    Qdos are doing it now, not sure they would pick this up as part of an IR35 review.

    Not had many contracts so not entirely sure what to look for but this seemed unreasonable.

    VC
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    Payment terms

    Hi,

    Quick question about a term in a contract:

    Agency shall pay the suppliers invoice within the later of (i) thirty (30) calendar days of receipt of the invoice or (ii) 30 days of receipt of...
  13. My thoughts exactly. Businesses will always need...

    My thoughts exactly. Businesses will always need contractors, that demand doesn't change next April. There will either be a loophole, higher rates, working through a consultancy etc
  14. I built one myself and then realised I probably...

    I built one myself and then realised I probably should have got my accountant to do it.

    Like MrButton said it’s a good way to learn about tax but a pain in the arse to update for new tax yrs
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    10k in debt or thereabouts. Massive risk for...

    10k in debt or thereabouts.

    Massive risk for me and I'm fortunate to be in a better position now
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    Bumped a car

    So only expecting a few semi sensible suggestions and as the title suggests I bumped a parked car as I was trying to manoeuvre out of a tight parking spot on a very small road. No visible damage on...
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    Didn't like Altered Carbon considering it had a...

    Didn't like Altered Carbon considering it had a vast budget, no where near as good The Expanse which I highly recommend. Best scifi show for a long time.

    American Gods with Lovejoy is ok, season 1...
  18. That too - some ridiculous valuations against...

    That too - some ridiculous valuations against other properties on the same street
  19. Seeing a lot of properties in my area having...

    Seeing a lot of properties in my area having their asking prices reduced having sat on the market for 3-6 months
  20. This. Start looking for other roles

    This. Start looking for other roles
  21. You can use a Curve card or Tesco debit card to...

    You can use a Curve card or Tesco debit card to get points on payments to HMRC
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    Depends on the market, your network and how good...

    Depends on the market, your network and how good you are
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    At 150k a year that shouldn't be a problem

    At 150k a year that shouldn't be a problem
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    Do it. If it doesn't work you get another contract

    Do it. If it doesn't work you get another contract
  25. Fixed

    Fixed
  26. continue working on a fixed term contract without a signed extension

    Why is it a bad idea to walk out and try and come back. Surely it's worse to work without a contract? Just because you've been working while out of contract is no guarantee for the business to...
  27. Of course you have bargaining power. If they need...

    Of course you have bargaining power. If they need you then you have some power - maybe not a lot though, only OP will know
  28. But if he's at the end of his FTC then he's not...

    But if he's at the end of his FTC then he's not bound by any of the rules, unless they extend. But I agree play hard ball otherwise you're left open to risk
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    A lot of these scrum masters and agile coaches...

    A lot of these scrum masters and agile coaches don't understand software but can talk about it very well. They also read all of the books under the sun and reference them and managers like that.
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    Taking money out of my company

    Hi,

    I was planning on buying a house next year once I've got enough for a deposit but a property has come on that is worth going. However I don't have enough for the deposit so other than taking...
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    This

    This
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    What do you need to do and how often? If you're...

    What do you need to do and how often? If you're doing less than a days worth of work then do it. If it's going to interrupt family time then don't.

    For me I'd do it to have a longer holiday
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    I’m with crunch and chose them over a free agent...

    I’m with crunch and chose them over a free agent accountant after decideding sjd were too expensive for the service they provided and I’ve been pretty happy with them so far. If you need a referral...
  34. ^^^^ This. A paper trail is always important.

    ^^^^ This. A paper trail is always important.
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    Crunch will do everything but for cheaper,...

    Crunch will do everything but for cheaper, however it doesn't use freeagent. I chose Crunch over a freeagent accountant and I've been pretty happy.
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    Tax payments

    Paid my Corp tax and SA today via debit card on HMRC website, but balance hasn’t changed although my available balance reflects the payments.

    I’m assuming it’s ok and won’t draw a fine?

    VC
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    If the client ended the contract, then I can’t...

    If the client ended the contract, then I can’t see how the agent can argue loss of earnings.

    Though I’d wonder why the client would terminate you with 1 agency but hire you back with another?...
  38. For me its a no brainer. 1 days rate a year for...

    For me its a no brainer. 1 days rate a year for peace of mind
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    I think we need more details about the situation...

    I think we need more details about the situation to be able to provide an answer
  40. What business insurance do you have that covers...

    What business insurance do you have that covers equipment?
  41. Start looking for a new role, it’s likely the...

    Start looking for a new role, it’s likely the agent is messing you about.

    You should always limit your exposure when taking a new contract, staying in a hotel for the first 2 weeks so you figure...
  42. Out of curiosity what benefit would you get by...

    Out of curiosity what benefit would you get by doing so?
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    I’ve just started contracting so if I can carry...

    I’ve just started contracting so if I can carry on for another 15 yrs then I’ll only be working to keep myself busy
  44. Thread: Boom

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    Boom

    6 month extension with an increased rate :banana:
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    Agreed. We do as much as we can now while at the...

    Agreed. We do as much as we can now while at the same time planning for the future
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    I work to live but would never take 6 months off....

    I work to live but would never take 6 months off. Would prefer to bill and retire early or buy property for my kids.
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    You get clubcard points if you pay on a Tesco...

    You get clubcard points if you pay on a Tesco debit card
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    Books

    Hi,

    Are there any book subscriptions sites with decent IT catalogues that you guys use?

    Thanks

    VC
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    People do the same thing or even worse on their...

    People do the same thing or even worse on their CVs so it's no different to how things have been for donkeys years
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    Thanks - might be worth taking a look

    Thanks - might be worth taking a look
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