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  1. Absolutely WHS

    Absolutely WHS
  2. WHS

    WHS
  3. Which one of you is responsible for Sainsburys online?

    My elderly neighbours were delighted to be offered a priority delivery slot, and logged in this morning to log their online order....

    After an hour of diligently selecting their vegetables and...
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    Hiya :wave: Sent from my CLT-L09 using...

    Hiya :wave:

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    Chump change. :eek:

    Chump change. :eek:
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    Is that a golden cross on the RSI I see? ...

    Is that a golden cross on the RSI I see?

    Tempted .... But I think it has further to fall.
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    They have to get enough of us infected before...

    They have to get enough of us infected before closing everything down. It's an intricate balancing act.

    The chief medical advisor has said :

    Limiting deaths to 20,000 would be a win (this means...
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    Buying health sector is an equally brave move....

    Buying health sector is an equally brave move. Spain is nationalising its private healthcare...
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    I would think FX is where it's at for the minute....

    I would think FX is where it's at for the minute. Bosnia just declared a state of national emergency. Fill yer boots.
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    Thank goodness we have a thriving flexible...

    Thank goodness we have a thriving flexible workforce to see us through these uncertain times.

    Oh, wait ....
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    JSON Schema | The home of JSON Schema...

    JSON Schema | The home of JSON Schema

    HTH

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    IR35 mentioned on LBC

    Just a quick heads up as I think anything that raises awareness of IR35 to the wider public is a good thing, as ultimately it will affect them in many different ways.

    Nigel Farage just mentioned...
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    :banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::b...

    :banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana:
    :banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana:...
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    Sajid Javid jumps

    Firstly I am now able to save a fortune on heating bills by simple heating the house on my smug satisfaction at this callous a*se getting the heave ho.

    Secondly, make no bones about it, this was...
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    But there is everything wrong with saying he had...

    But there is everything wrong with saying he had his doubts I could adapt to such a young team. That is, in my mind at least, discrimination. Or to put it another way, would he have raised it as a...
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    I think I do. I am taking this further. I need to...

    I think I do. I am taking this further. I need to take a stand against this otherwise it will keep on happening. I have raised a grievance with the agent and asked for him to kick one off in their in...
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    I applied for a permie gig. 3 day technical test....

    I applied for a permie gig. 3 day technical test. Yes, 3 days. I had to rewrite their project as it was for a much older version of. Net that would only run on Windows, and they agreed it was OK for...
  18. In legalise, a company is a person. Sent from...

    In legalise, a company is a person.

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    Yep, if everyone being investigated regularly...

    Yep, if everyone being investigated regularly writes to them by signed delivery asking harmless but unimpeachable questions they will soon be inundated with post. You could say that it is your Co's...
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    I'm benched. I shall take my own sandwiches. And...

    I'm benched. I shall take my own sandwiches. And a brolly. A canopy on a stick I mean. I am so messed up. Gurgle.

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    Recruiters push for IR35 reform delay to avoid...

    Recruiters push for IR35 reform delay to avoid ‘damaging’ growth - Personnel Today



    At least the government can't say they weren't warned.



    Or in other words their profits have slumped...
  22. FTFY Sent from my CLT-L09 using Contractor UK...

    FTFY

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  23. A bit of both I think. A 50% win rate is pathetic...

    A bit of both I think. A 50% win rate is pathetic and wasteful. HMRC certainly don't care.

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  24. She put it in starker terms. She said it was...

    She put it in starker terms. She said it was unlawful. Also this is clearly affecting the NHS in a negative way. You couldn't have picked a better time to roll out the private sector reforms, just as...
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    Now now, there's a good lad. Sent from my...

    Now now, there's a good lad.

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    Bingo. The socialists haven't quite cottoned on...

    Bingo. The socialists haven't quite cottoned on yet. It will be Rebecca to the rescue in 2024?

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  27. In time, after we have been through the ensuing...

    In time, after we have been through the ensuing recession, and the IR35 private sector debacle has eroded workers rights enough to make the news HMRC will get a good shoeing. It will happen. Not this...
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    Me too bud :D Sent from my CLT-L09 using...

    Me too bud :D

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    I used to feel like this until I learned CI...

    I used to feel like this until I learned CI pipelines. Now I'm a devops convert. There is a certain point of diminishing returns for smaller projects, but if you have a boilerplate CI pipeline for...
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    Market forces always drive day rates. If supply...

    Market forces always drive day rates. If supply outstrips demand its baked beans for tea.

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    You are so right. I think however the market may...

    You are so right. I think however the market may be feeling wary of hiring at all until the result of this review is out. A lot of chat with agents about how things will play out and businesses have...
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    Thanks for the feedback PSB. I guess my post...

    Thanks for the feedback PSB.

    I guess my post is here for posterity. Let us revisit in 12 months time.

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    This is kind of what I wanted to do some napkin...

    This is kind of what I wanted to do some napkin war gaming about.

    Firstly there will be a sharp rise in unemployment figures, and a sharp drop in tax take. Presumably the government has forecast...
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    Same. I am loath to take perm as the bullying in...

    Same. I am loath to take perm as the bullying in my last perm role has caused me to be on the scrap heap at the mercy of the snake oil therapists bleeding the NHS dry with their glib alchemised form...
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    I think you might also find it difficult to find...

    I think you might also find it difficult to find permie work. The glut of ex contractors that beat you to it that have been benched since last year are testimony to that I'm afraid.

    Sent from my...
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    An agent told me this morning that their client...

    An agent told me this morning that their client was only prepared to do contract to end of March, then they had a ban on contractors. Period. I think it's got a lot to do with IR35. I think this will...
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    When the dominoes fall it will affect everyone....

    When the dominoes fall it will affect everyone. Sorry I should have been clearer. That's what I meant by dumpster fire. It will teach me not to fling Americanisms around on a UK forum.

    Sent from...
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    Could IR35 become Boris's Poll Tax?

    Strikes me that this is a dumpster fire that Mr Javid isn't going to extinguish.

    It seems to have all the hallmarks of a fledgling economic crisis.

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    The final arbiter being the client. I do wonder...

    The final arbiter being the client. I do wonder sometimes why a client would want to hire a contractor and for them inside IR35. Why not just hire a permie, or a contractor outside IR35? What is the...
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    I shall pick up the mantle :smokin: Sent from...

    I shall pick up the mantle :smokin:

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    So close. Let's try and get this one over the...

    So close.

    Let's try and get this one over the line. If I take 2 beans, and add 2 more beans, what does that make?

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  42. Sticky: Off-payroll review launched - GOV.UK...

    Off-payroll review launched - GOV.UK



    A very thorough review :eyes



    Glad they have that bit completely clear now. Only taken 20 years.
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    I am trying to be more accommodating this year. I...

    I am trying to be more accommodating this year. I figure most contractors would indeed take this question this way. Another way to see a vague question is to dazzle them with your brilliance :
    ...
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    OK that's a pattern. Perhaps my post was unclear....

    OK that's a pattern. Perhaps my post was unclear.

    Let's have another go...

    Not every client uses this tech. If the job market reflects that it does then perhaps the job market is to some extent...
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    Why don't you understand my post? Sent from...

    Why don't you understand my post?

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    I have noticed there do seem to be a lot of roles...

    I have noticed there do seem to be a lot of roles looking for cloud and data science. Which is odd because I have never seen a client that exists that uses either. I'm not saying they don't exist,...
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    Fake news Sent from my CLT-L09 using...

    Fake news

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    I ticked the box to remain anonymous. This cannot...

    I ticked the box to remain anonymous. This cannot be.

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    IR35 Petition

    Seriously, it's a thing.

    Petition . Abolish IR35 and Halt IR35 reforms due in April 2020 . Change.org

    Posting in General for maximum exposure.

    Could it hurt to sign it?

    All the best,
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    I've seen numerous reports of Windows 10 updates...

    I've seen numerous reports of Windows 10 updates recently stuffing up systems. The quality is down, and worryingly there are unanswered questions on the Ms Forums spanning several months.

    Firstly,...
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