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    I'm sooo looking forward to the new one! :happy

    I'm sooo looking forward to the new one! :happy
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    :hug:

    :hug:
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    Thanks Patrick - that's the clearest explanation...

    Thanks Patrick - that's the clearest explanation I've come across so far.
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    You mean that this 'awards ceremony' wasn't a...

    You mean that this 'awards ceremony' wasn't a joke? Like newbie's house warming parties BITD?
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    Be aware that I am watching this thread and will...

    Be aware that I am watching this thread and will remove posts that are unhelpful. This forum is moderated more heavily than the other Professional forums.
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    Hmmm... bookmarked (you never know...).

    Hmmm... bookmarked (you never know...).
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    Sticky: Not a bad idea for those with the inclination......

    Not a bad idea for those with the inclination...

    Private tutor job profile | Prospects.ac.uk
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    And?

    And?
  9. Done to get a snarky dig in by the looks of it.

    Done to get a snarky dig in by the looks of it.
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    Let us know how easy the cancellation went.

    Let us know how easy the cancellation went.
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    I DARE them to say anything.

    I DARE them to say anything.
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    Now we are beginning to see 1 post punters asking...

    Now we are beginning to see 1 post punters asking about dodgy umbrellas, in the same way we were hit by dodgy EBT schemes in the 00's.

    I always leave them here to show our contempt for such...
  13. No, it wouldn’t be possible.

    No, it wouldn’t be possible.
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    Then this should be posted in A/L as fewer people...

    Then this should be posted in A/L as fewer people read this forum unless they have an interest in umbrellas.

    I’ll move it.
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    I have no idea what you are talking about. I...

    I have no idea what you are talking about.

    I have never heard of these companies.

    Annual charges and funds?? That doesn't sound very umbrella-like to me.
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    And all those newbies whinging about losing money...

    And all those newbies whinging about losing money when they get terminated early also take note...
  17. Oh, and by-the-by, it’s often scheme promoters...

    Oh, and by-the-by, it’s often scheme promoters who turn up as sockies asking for ‘recommendations’ who end up calling us HMRC officials.

    HTH.
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    That may well change with clauses now being...

    That may well change with clauses now being inserted to offload liability to the contractor. I would get contracts reviewed for both these days.
  19. Clients are dithering left, right and centre. It...

    Clients are dithering left, right and centre. It looks as though the finance departments aren’t releasing the funds.
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    :banana: :banana: (but also :hug: )

    :banana: :banana:

    (but also :hug: )
  21. Only up to a point. In my case I initially...

    Only up to a point.

    In my case I initially refused the contract as the location as a PIA to get to for me, a 2-hour drive across the country on A-roads. The agent (not the Business Development...
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    "We have done nothing wrong in the past, we will...

    "We have done nothing wrong in the past, we will do nothing wrong in the future."

    I guess that this makes HMRC untouchable?? :grey :ind
  23. :eyes

    :eyes
  24. I when I had this I simply handed in my notice...

    I when I had this I simply handed in my notice and left. The entire contract lasted 8 weeks. I put it onto my CV and didn’t worry about it. Provided not all of your contracts are this short, it’s not...
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    Cue others who say that said pimp told them that...

    Cue others who say that said pimp told them that their CV needed improving and for a mere £799...
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    Principles are fine and dandy if you have a...

    Principles are fine and dandy if you have a regular income or breaking them puts you on the wrong side of the law.

    Otherwise it’s known as cutting off your nose to spite your face.
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    Let's put it this way - I WILL be asking Admin...

    Let's put it this way - I WILL be asking Admin to set up an 'HMRC IR35 Enquiries' sub-forum next year, because I know what contractors are like.
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    Ooh, that's a massive ouch, and I'll be saving...

    Ooh, that's a massive ouch, and I'll be saving this post to direct others to it...
  29. Has the agency arranged a work visa for you? ...

    Has the agency arranged a work visa for you?

    Have a look at this: Living in the USA - GOV.UK
  30. resource solution forceing fcsa compliant umbrella

    I would point out to RS that the umbrella you’re using is already FCSA compliant.

    It IS fcsa compliant, isn’t it??
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    Poll: The New Year apparently.

    The New Year apparently.
  32. What does it take for client to do to remain contracting inside IR35?

    Inside IR35?

    Find a legitimate umbrella that the agency likes and start using it.
  33. Taking an Annuity rather than Dividends - Scam/Loan Charge mk2?

    You guys... [emoji23] [emoji23] [emoji23]

    <makes notes for bonus updates against Team’s PDRs...>
  34. :laugh: Don’t tell me you’re from Tonbridge as...

    :laugh:

    Don’t tell me you’re from Tonbridge as well?
  35. Thread: QED Resourcing

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    Oh yes - you're quite right! QED RESOURCING...

    Oh yes - you're quite right!
    QED RESOURCING LIMITED - Filing history (free information from Companies House)
  36. Sticky: You're right, it doesn't.

    You're right, it doesn't.
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    You’re an arse minestrone.

    You’re an arse minestrone.
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    A TKMaxx special, eh?

    A TKMaxx special, eh?
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    I regularly binge on this thread. Don’t think...

    I regularly binge on this thread. Don’t think that you’re unappreciated GL. :) :hug:
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    On the basis that she was forced into contracting...

    On the basis that she was forced into contracting and would have been happy as a permie, I for one have a lot of sympathy for her.
  41. Thread: MVL question...

    by cojak
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    Ooh, a couple of months if I remember correctly....

    Ooh, a couple of months if I remember correctly. Due process has to be followed and you can get it quicker but that costs more. I was in no rush and so I saved money by letting things take their...
  42. Sticky: That advice is once you've decided to go the MVL...

    That advice is once you've decided to go the MVL route. You can't begin the process until you stop trading, so move into an umbrella/permie job first and then go MVL.
  43. Read this BEFORE you do anything - there are...

    Read this BEFORE you do anything - there are important questions you need to ask.

    Tempted to join a new contractor scheme? Ask these questions FIRST
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    Read this...

    Read this https://www.contractoruk.com/forums/accounting-legal/125384-working-europe-brief-guide.html

    And this...
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    Read the last 5 pages of this thread...

    Read the last 5 pages of this thread https://www.contractoruk.com/forums/accounting-legal/48973-contracting-belgium-short-guide-tax-social-security.html

    And this one...
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    Read the last 5 pages of this thread...

    Read the last 5 pages of this thread https://www.contractoruk.com/forums/accounting-legal/48973-contracting-belgium-short-guide-tax-social-security.html

    And this one...
  47. Thread: Phone Scam

    by cojak
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    I solve that by not picking up the landline phone...

    I solve that by not picking up the landline phone or just ending the call.
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    I'm not sure if those clauses would wash in a...

    I'm not sure if those clauses would wash in a court of law as they could be viewed as 'unreasonable' and not in accordance with legislation.

    I wouldn't like to be the contractor in that position...
  49. White Collar - that brings back some memories. ...

    White Collar - that brings back some memories.

    Very litigious they were BITD. Very keen to tell everyone that they were all above board...
    ...
  50. Thread: MVL question...

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    I used MVLOnline. I was very happy with them.

    I used MVLOnline.

    I was very happy with them.
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