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    Surprised no one has pointed out the PSC vs...

    Surprised no one has pointed out the PSC vs permie thing yet:


    "When do I get paid?" Whenever you as Dir of HR decided to pay your staff (and when ever you choose to allocate a divi)


    What...
  2. Yes - full blown fruitloop! As for... "V"...

    Yes - full blown fruitloop!

    As for...
    "V" shaped... Ha ha ha
    "L" shaped... perhaps
    "U" - see "V" shaped

    so... as keyboard character shaped "recoveries" go... how about " ¬ " ?

    i.e....
  3. Assuming your Employment contract prevents you...

    Assuming your Employment contract prevents you working on a second gig, it has no control over your PSC business. So you could sub it out ...
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    I have seen you have posted this a number of...

    I have seen you have posted this a number of times recently (might have done previous, I just didn't see it)

    We will be needing your contact details ready for any future investigation; I assume...
  5. Yup, another Miele vote here... it even manages...

    Yup, another Miele vote here... it even manages to stay in one piece when the Polish mafia through it down the stairs on a weekly basis.

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  6. Not sure a shop vac or the right tool for that...

    Not sure a shop vac or the right tool for that job, they have limited capacity and don't always neutralise the tiny particles. Google: cyclone dust extractors diy. They often start with a shop vac....
  7. Thread: Joe Biden

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    They're just hedging their (support) bets, so as...

    They're just hedging their (support) bets, so as not to be *too* trumpish
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    Try getting a (new) quote for the new digs, but...

    Try getting a (new) quote for the new digs, but starting in 1 month from now, the sweet spot is the 4->3 weeks before renewal. After that, price goes up as your flexibility (timescale) goes down.
    ...
  9. Pivot: Push the 6 weeks offer to start...

    Pivot:

    Push the 6 weeks offer to start tomorrow, tell the 6 month one (if it comes in a week or so) that you have 2 weeks holiday scheduled. That, with the 3-4 weeks it takes to get things up...
  10. It contains a > year old XSS hole too......

    It contains a > year old XSS hole too... ElegantThemes (Divi, Extra, divi-builder) - Authenticated Stored Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)

    (Tee-hehe... the theme in use is "Divi"... I wonder if one of...
  11. Don't forge these quality pages: Join The...

    Don't forge these quality pages:

    Join The Club | Dino Gavanni

    "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore...."

    and

    Hello world...
  12. Is this it? YouTube...

    Is this it? YouTube

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    I wonder if he knows this guy ? Doctors remove...

    I wonder if he knows this guy ?

    Doctors remove mobile phone charger from man's bladder | Metro News
  14. And they're looking for 1 person to fill them all!

    And they're looking for 1 person to fill them all!
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    8th June 2020 - Metro Bank BBLS application...

    8th June 2020 - Metro Bank BBLS application process is now /open. ~3700 in the queue as of 1410.

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    So, they could run this scheme for near on 3...

    So, they could run this scheme for near on 3 months for the same cost of the previous 2 trillion they've spunked on corporate (that was used for buy-backs, not keeping people employed) support...
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    My lockdown has been somewhat productive too: I...

    My lockdown has been somewhat productive too: I have recycled an old garden bench seat into a side table for sundowners.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49983282323_9ff2a10feb_b_d.jpg

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    Metro Bank not open yet either. Apparently they...

    Metro Bank not open yet either. Apparently they have now built a new back end platform and are testing it.. Bounce Back Loan Scheme | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | Metro Bank
  19. You misunderstand... B positive ! As in English...

    You misunderstand... B positive ! As in English Lit / Lang would B positive
  20. Oh wow... what a special site.. Web Design...

    Oh wow... what a special site.. Web Design Company in Colchester of Essex - Universal Web Design


    I particularly like how the text overruns into the black background while reading about "13 year...
  21. None suitable, so then they can get a visa for an...

    None suitable, so then they can get a visa for an offshore resource. (Now that they have "evidence" to give the Home office that they cannot resource from the UK workforce)


    M
  22. Thread: Spending Block

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    Amateurs! '99T 20.5 years and counting.

    Amateurs!

    '99T 20.5 years and counting.
  23. Thread: Spending Block

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    Get a hobby, something that can distract you ,...

    Get a hobby, something that can distract you , i.e. draw your attention (time off) to, something that is challenging to do well, so you can't just buy your way to success and something that enables...
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    Another angle to consider: You will have an...

    Another angle to consider:

    You will have an income for part of the tax year from your PSC too (unless you switched on the change of year), this will be added to your income from the brolly, so...
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    Without more details... All of my contracts...

    Without more details...


    All of my contracts with an Agency have required me to be a director and min 50% shareholder of the PSC signing the contract with the agency.

    If the chain is (your)...
  26. 1. Is that all? Nothing new about >150 per role...

    1. Is that all? Nothing new about >150 per role even in "normal" times. Granted, a lot of those fall into two groups: "I have applied to x jobs this week" to be able to claim Job seekers and...
  27. Broadly... Agency advertise role to...

    Broadly...

    Agency advertise role to "contractor" types. Lists role with "contractor" type remuneration (you know, a gross figure that you wont actually take home, because your PSC pays CT, NI,...
  28. Thread: warchest etc

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    Consider who the loan is to and from. An off the...

    Consider who the loan is to and from. An off the shelf loan from a lender to you will show on your credit rating, just when you're going through the mortgage process...

    A loan from...
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    Cause = effect ? :laugh

    Cause = effect ? :laugh
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    Too busy congratulating myself with a fowl pun to...

    Too busy congratulating myself with a fowl pun to notice! (now corrected!)

    Cheers!
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    In addition to other posts, also specifically...

    In addition to other posts, also specifically check your insurance cover (PI / PL etc) - I have seen some that exclude US related work / there is a question at proposal/renewal stage that asks if any...
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    Get your Bounce Back Loan, pay your creditors. ...

    Get your Bounce Back Loan, pay your creditors. That deals with the 1st, most pressing issue and is the cheapest way out short of someone giving you £ for nothing.

    (edit: Pay the CT 1st, they...
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    On the flip side, I put a time sheet in on...

    On the flip side, I put a time sheet in on Friday/signed off, got paid on Tuesday (PSC). Best system I've worked under! (never did any Out of hours, so didn't notice / miss the fiddle you mention) ...
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    The Agencies I have had contact with recently...

    The Agencies I have had contact with recently give the "Here's our suggested (i.e. preferred) brolly list" guff and when pushed, step back to "You can use any FCSA "approved" umbrella." to get round...
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    What a cracking business model!

    Pulling apart a GBP339 anti-5G USB stick - BBC News

    128Gb USB stick + sticker = 5G protector device and £300+ margin!

    On the one hand, anyone who buys one, deserves to get scammed, on the...
  36. Thread: Biting The Bullet

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    I did, I still do and I'm sure I will... Break...

    I did, I still do and I'm sure I will...

    Break it down:

    I had 2 offers in march: an inside/umbrella role with a 50 mile each way commute (that post lockdown would be WFH) vs a fully WFH 18...
  37. Thread: Mortgage Holidays

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    Good! If a wobble 5 yrs and 11 months ago is...

    Good! If a wobble 5 yrs and 11 months ago is relevant to a lending decision now, so should the fact that someone had to use a holiday in the current time frame, when they need a loan in 5 yrs and 11...
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    Contracts typically address where remediation can...

    Contracts typically address where remediation can take place - i.e. which country's legal system and laws are used when in dispute.

    (which feeds into your other questions... if you end up in...
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    not really... there would be positive cases,...

    not really... there would be positive cases, just not reported in stats. If they don't process tests over a weekend, the people are still positive on Sat and Sunday aren't they?

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    There is a suggestion that one of the testing...

    There is a suggestion that one of the testing centres (not sure yet, if they mean the places where you get tested, or the places that do the analysis) had some production issues - so the 0 positive...
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    1. If you meet the PAYE and date criteria, then...

    1. If you meet the PAYE and date criteria, then yes. (and you can back date it too, to the date your gig stopped)
    2. Yes* - the Gov't has actively encouraged it in fact... fruit picking anyone? ...
  42. Thread: Word associations

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    datpair

    datpair
  43. Thread: Word associations

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    fart

    fart
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    Yes, I'm lazy. M

    Yes, I'm lazy.

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  45. Thread: Bounce back tax

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    Aren't they funds for the loans the Gov't owned...

    Aren't they funds for the loans the Gov't owned British Business Bank Plc? Or is it just they who guarantee any loans issued under the Bounce back scheme?

    Either way, I doubt any banks would...
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    Oh wow... what a beauty! Not secure, embedded...

    Oh wow... what a beauty! Not secure, embedded flash, broken links, lots of non CSS text, promoting his speaking engagements: latest one in 2014!
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    You sure that's not astroLOGIST? M

    You sure that's not astroLOGIST?

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    I'm not - Its a point of principle now: Jan -...

    I'm not - Its a point of principle now: Jan - March gig came to an end. Lined up another, via Umbrella, so resigned from Ltd. Virus binned that new gig, so P45 from umbrella without earning. ...
  49. Thread: Furlough?

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    From ladymuck's link: "...a director must act...

    From ladymuck's link:

    "...a director must act in a way that they consider, in good faith, would be most likely to promote the success of the company for the benefit of its members (shareholders)...
  50. Thread: Furlough?

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    The Company income is irrelevant. The...

    The Company income is irrelevant.

    The relevant bit is is he working on behalf of the company. If yes, no furlough.

    You could have a company of 8 people, 6 furloughed and 2 not, the 2 who are...
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