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  1. What does your accountant say? Are you sure...

    What does your accountant say?

    Are you sure dividends to non-uk residents are tax free, or are they just "effectively" tax free in most/many cases?

    Seriously, this is the sort of thing I'd not...
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    FTFY

    FTFY
  3. This direct link from Twitter got me to the full...

    This direct link from Twitter got me to the full article.

    https://twitter.com/FT/status/1353371767549652992
  4. Especially since he doesn't wear any clothes!

    Especially since he doesn't wear any clothes!
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    FTFY :D

    FTFY :D
  6. It's good that they're keeping all options open!

    It's good that they're keeping all options open!
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    What if you commute to your local train station...

    What if you commute to your local train station each day and travel from there to your client(s)?

    This is not a clear-cut as you're trying to make out. Each individual should check with their own...
  8. I know; it doesn't invalidate the questions...

    I know; it doesn't invalidate the questions though. If the OP can get the client to re-do CEST and get an outside determination, there's a chance they could get that client to do an outside...
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    Again, they don't feel like its controlled (other...

    Again, they don't feel like its controlled (other than the pre-determined stops, obviously, but that's what they choose). They get off the boat, do their thing, and get back on the boat when they've...
  10. In that case, what has the client said when you...

    In that case, what has the client said when you challenged them about their answer to the CEST question?

    Is this need for engineers to purchase tools built into your contract?
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    Qacks.

    Qacks.
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    Likewise, I've friends who love cruises and will...

    Likewise, I've friends who love cruises and will get quite animated if someone describes it as being "stuck on a boat with 4000 other people". To them, it's a floating hotel room that stops in a...
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    Don't trust a word he says - he trolls by making...

    Don't trust a word he says - he trolls by making up referred experiences. It used to be from "friends" but stopped doing that so much that when called out on it, but still can't help himself. Best...
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    I'll defer that question to the previous...

    I'll defer that question to the previous respondents who told the OP that their commute to the client location was not covered under their car insurance, without querying whether this was their...
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    I'd jump at that, but make sure you set aside the...

    I'd jump at that, but make sure you set aside the 2 year back-taxes due in case HMRC come calling after April.
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    Slight tangent, but from an insurance...

    Slight tangent, but from an insurance perspective, does it make any difference if the client location where the damage took place is the OP's normal place of work (although not legally "employed"...
  17. Interesting, but I'm not sure there is actually...

    Interesting, but I'm not sure there is actually much substance in there. It is pretty much a list of straw man arguments that are then knocked aside. Reads like hindsight journalism now that there's...
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    Every perm job I've had has had some sort of...

    Every perm job I've had has had some sort of bonus of at least 10% (increasing as the role seniority does). They've typically been tied to a combination of personal and company performance for the...
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    But that was in response to "Can you answer a...

    But that was in response to "Can you answer a "Yes" or "No" question?"
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    If you're wanting to have a dig at the poster, an...

    If you're wanting to have a dig at the poster, an easier option would have been to point out the potential for an Inside IR35 determination come April, risking 2+ years of back-tax being chased...
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    You don't know how the internet works, do you?

    You don't know how the internet works, do you?
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    On the plus side, they can ask Bill Gates to...

    On the plus side, they can ask Bill Gates to track the vaccines after the've floated away.
  23. Did you actually read the article? At no point...

    Did you actually read the article? At no point does anyone say it is not effective.
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    Why don't people realise that is is important to...

    Why don't people realise that is is important to have a standardised approach to measuring, so that trends can be reported and enacted upon (or not, as is often the case). That's what the "28 days"...
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    Is that to avoid upsetting the Queens?

    Is that to avoid upsetting the Queens?
  26. Thread: Trumps Diary

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    He'll need a funnel.

    He'll need a funnel.
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    Can't be long before the Spades suit is replaced...

    Can't be long before the Spades suit is replaced too.
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    Some could actually fall into 32.5% bracket -...

    Some could actually fall into 32.5% bracket - depends on his Ltd company and FTC income for this year. If the FTC salary would take him over this limit, it might be worth him putting as much of the...
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    Not enough information was provided to be able...

    Not enough information was provided to be able state this.

    If he pays the £20K dividend this year, and starts the £75K contract in (say) March, then the tax bill next Jan will be on

    Ltd company...
  30. This would really surprise me - it would have too...

    This would really surprise me - it would have too much detrimental impact to too many Tory donors. It would also drastically impact the people who have benefited from the house price risks in the...
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    You have a contract with the Umbrella and the...

    You have a contract with the Umbrella and the Umbrella has a contract with the agency or client. That latter contract will typically stipulate day rate and expected contract term.

    I'd be...
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    Assuming you mean pay the dividend in this tax...

    Assuming you mean pay the dividend in this tax year (20/21), then you'd need to share what other income you have in that same tax year. ie. how much will you have been paid from your Ltd this tax...
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    Not so. I've worked with and grown teams in the...

    Not so. I've worked with and grown teams in the UK, US and India, and there is great talent in each. There are more challenges in hiring offshore, so the interviewing process is important. I'm still...
  34. Why do you think the financial press is now...

    Why do you think the financial press is now littered with rumours of various potential tax rises?



    Why do you think this government would manage the economy according to modern economic theory?
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    You're making a huge assumption that an umbrella...

    You're making a huge assumption that an umbrella would employee someone (and have to pay them minimum wage) on the back of a contract consisting of a "couple of days here and there".
  36. FTFY

    FTFY
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    https://www.contractoruk.com/forums/general/141943...

    https://www.contractoruk.com/forums/general/141943-last-nail-coffin-ukip.html
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    I'd say it depends on the information and T&Cs...

    I'd say it depends on the information and T&Cs the users signed up to, but unless those explicitly state that information could be given out, then the owner providing the details to anyone who asked...
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    FTFY

    FTFY
  40. Thread: Priti Oops..

    by Paralytic
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    Damn spreadsheets!

    Damn spreadsheets!
  41. Did your client know you were using their...

    Did your client know you were using their time/money to review other developers code?
  42. When I was a code-monkey (or leading such a...

    When I was a code-monkey (or leading such a team), my favourite retort when a PM asked how many lines of code the team had done so far was along the lines of "we've done <lines of code> so far, but...
  43. You use git commits as evidence of value...

    You use git commits as evidence of value delivered? I assume you use quantity of code as the differentiator, since there's no way you can determine the quality across every developer? How very 1990s....
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    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE make that picture smaller. ...

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE make that picture smaller.

    Ideally 0x0 pixels


    Reading the replies does reveal the IQ of a typical UKIPer:


    ...
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    Just wondering, who was keeping count? And why?

    Just wondering, who was keeping count? And why?
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    Yes. I've seen both, so its important to read...

    Yes.

    I've seen both, so its important to read exactly what the advert says. And you'll most likely still need to speak to the agent to get clarification. And they'll probably get it wrong.
  47. Do you know if any any evidence (or even real...

    Do you know if any any evidence (or even real expectation) that that will actually happen?

    Yes, most companies want the best contractors, but will take someone adequate if it removes a big risk.
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    Tell the agency you want to know more about the...

    Tell the agency you want to know more about the job, so don't commit to the cut. Go to the interview and impress the client. After that, thank the agency for their offer, but say that you want to...
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    At -80C

    At -80C
  50. Thread: Parasol mess

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    I don't understand this expectation that an...

    I don't understand this expectation that an employer should be responsible for an employee's tax affairs, or even how they can be (since they won't necessarily know about other employments).

    What...
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