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    Oh dear. Yes, he did that to everyone but many...

    Oh dear. Yes, he did that to everyone but many just ignored him.
  2. Ah this bollocks again. Developers are tulip at...

    Ah this bollocks again. Developers are tulip at testing. Ive never met a developer yet who thinks there are bug in their code yet miss even the obvious. So no, you dont want developers writing tests....
  3. Happily done, MajorGowen.

    Happily done, MajorGowen.
  4. . 'Retrospection.' It will come back and...

    <modsnip>. 'Retrospection.' It will come back and haunt you. One day. But by then, with your outlook, there will be no one to help. Screw you.
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    So you have discussed with your accountant got...

    So you have discussed with your accountant got his advice and now you're asking a bunch of nobodies on an internet forum to explain it to you?

    To be honest, I wouldnt touch an i3 and I love BMW. ...
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    Not sure what 'fight' you were in but the...

    Not sure what 'fight' you were in but the timeline is similar to mine. The fight Im in hasnt been lost in 2018 though and still very much has HMRC on the back foot.

    Victory is within sight.
  7. Damn it, missed all the juicey stuff! That'll...

    Damn it, missed all the juicey stuff! That'll learn me!
  8. If the offer you are looking to park for a week...

    If the offer you are looking to park for a week or so, while you consider other offers, is from the large ex client then yes, you could piss them off especially if you had the turn up, say your name...
  9. I love these kind of threads! It's what boards...

    I love these kind of threads! It's what boards are for.

    I particularly liked the 'I have no proof but....' line.
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    For lowest prices, check out Nationwide Leasing...

    For lowest prices, check out Nationwide Leasing Nationwide Vehicle Contracts: Vehicle Leasing UK Specialists

    They do 'hot' leasing deals and generally, are the cheapest on the net. Obviously...
  11. I know two permietractors who both engaged by a...

    I know two permietractors who both engaged by a client I worked at. One had been 'employed' continuously by the client for 10 years. The second had been continuously 'employed' for 7 years. The...
  12. How long he \ she takes for their 'lunch' is of...

    How long he \ she takes for their 'lunch' is of no consequence to a contractor.
  13. Yes. Every financial service company I worked...

    Yes. Every financial service company I worked with only ever did a basic disclosure.

    That said, the Supreme Court just ruled today that if you have a minor 'caution' from years ago, the...
  14. Then Id say you need to start following the...

    Then Id say you need to start following the contract markey movements a lot closer. Some people will tell you now is as good a time as any and others will tell you it isnt.

    Do you know what day...
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    It's a common clause. if you dont like it, get...

    It's a common clause. if you dont like it, get your contract reviewer to negotiate it out but heed their advice first. If the agent \ client will not remove the clause you either sign it if you want...
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    There are 27 ratified Amendments to the US...

    There are 27 ratified Amendments to the US Constitution, the first 10 of which are the Bill of Rights. Why stop after the first 2?
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    I used to do a 162 mile round trip 5 days a week...

    I used to do a 162 mile round trip 5 days a week and work no less than 7 hour days. Perfectly doable travelling on the day. Even when I worked away, I used to travel Monday morning and travel back on...
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    Wanting legal advice? See a legally qualified...

    Wanting legal advice? See a legally qualified person such as an employment lawyer not some people on t'interweb.
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    There quite a lot of bulltulip doing the rounds on...

    There quite a lot of bulltulip doing the rounds on this incident. I fly RC scale Helicopters which are not drones but the technology is the same.

    We fly on 2.4ghz with transmitters and receivers...
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    Just move on. You have fulfilled your...

    Just move on. You have fulfilled your obligations, disappointing as it may be. In the chain of bodies involved, none can give assurances on behalf of the others.
  21. Poll: This shows a complete lack of understanding of...

    This shows a complete lack of understanding of the Limitations Act. Just because 6 years has past does not mean a loan is not legally enforceable. The devil will be in the terms of the original loan,...
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    Sounds like a permie mindset to me. If they think...

    Sounds like a permie mindset to me. If they think you did a good job, they extend you. If they think you're tulip, they usually bin you. What more do you need to know?

    360 feedback is for permies.
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    Doesnt matter which is the best if there are no...

    Doesnt matter which is the best if there are no jobs in your specialism available.
  24. At a regular, repeat client, Adecco pissed about...

    At a regular, repeat client, Adecco pissed about with the 6th extension paperwork. Id told them I wanted it asap but they delayed and delayed.

    Since it was a repeat client and against my better...
  25. Stay permie.

    Stay permie.
  26. I just tell them Im retired now! When I was...

    I just tell them Im retired now!

    When I was working, I used to try and gauge the situation. Sometimes I told them yes, I had an interview lined up. Did it lose me jobs? Maybe but I know it also...
  27. Love these sorts of threads! The naivety of some...

    Love these sorts of threads! The naivety of some is a beauty to behold.
  28. Have you asked why they are refusing your...

    Have you asked why they are refusing your request? Only then can you start to formulate a counter argument reiterating the benefits to both you and them.

    If they still refuse, even if you get pros...
  29. Oh not that old one again! Downsizing only works...

    Oh not that old one again! Downsizing only works and frees up enough capital if you live in a big, prosperous city and move out to the sticks. In probably 80% of people's circumstances around the...
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    Correct. Id say it's taking the piss.

    Correct. Id say it's taking the piss.
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    Im so glad Im retired and out of this tulipe. TBH,...

    Im so glad Im retired and out of this tulipe. TBH, Id hate to be contracting today what with all these pop up agencies and the 'can you let me know your last manager's name?' guff.
  32. In 'normal' engagement circumstances, yes, if...

    In 'normal' engagement circumstances, yes, if spent, it need not be disclosed. For security clearance by Government Department or Police etc however, you need to disclose spent convictions depending...
  33. Rather than get a £25 basic DBS check, pay the...

    Rather than get a £25 basic DBS check, pay the extra and get the enhanced version.

    The general advice is disclose it, even if spent and no longer needing to disclose, rather than say nothing.
  34. You think you should be paid during your lunch...

    You think you should be paid during your lunch break!? Seriously? Permies dont even get that.

    When you have a workman round your gaff to do some work, do you pay them while they're eating their...
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    My, my. You really do come across as a dick.

    My, my. You really do come across as a dick.
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    I did. He's talking rubbish. Trust me.

    I did. He's talking rubbish. Trust me.
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    Sorry Graham but you're clearly out of your depth...

    Sorry Graham but you're clearly out of your depth and talking garbage as your comment "So until we know if an appeal will be made, the decision is not binding.

    Wrong! A UTTT decision sets a...
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    You must break the contract and not continue...

    You must break the contract and not continue working 'until things are sorted'.' It's not your money they would lose and they would say 'carry on' wouldnt they?

    Personally Id stop working...
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    You're talking rubbish. The NTRT FTT (and UTT if...

    You're talking rubbish. The NTRT FTT (and UTT if it gets that far) has no impact on the Loan Charge. Neither is it about IR35 which is another misunderstanding on your part. Even if the group win...
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    Sorry, but once again you show your lack of...

    Sorry, but once again you show your lack of knowledge (which should be a concern to anyone using your scheme to fight HMRC).

    UTTT decisions are binding as they set a precedent unlike FTTTs that do...
  41. Harsh. But so very true.

    Harsh. But so very true.
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    Just tell them you test it by running various...

    Just tell them you test it by running various scenarios.

    I see someone has suggested you tell them 'just enough' so they give you the job but dont tell them how to do the fix. Load of crap. Yes,...
  43. Well if you ISS colleagues are doing 18 hour days...

    Well if you ISS colleagues are doing 18 hour days then yes, you should too else you might find there's no seat for you in the Soyuz for the return to Earth trip!
  44. Something similar happened with me once with...

    Something similar happened with me once with Yorkshire Electricity. The Test Manager couldnt be arsed to turn up, could you Nina and instead, a couple of people turned up and just told me I had got...
  45. You need to address how you are going to be...

    You need to address how you are going to be living and working away from home with a 'young child' and how much this will pull on you.

    When I went contracting my kids were 6 and 4. Have to be...
  46. 600 quid for a flush!? You'd be better off...

    600 quid for a flush!? You'd be better off putting new radiators in instead of the ones that do not get hot then adding some inhibitor,

    A flush does not get rid of all the crap in the system, it...
  47. Ghost of? Did you get banned or are you a sockie?

    Ghost of? Did you get banned or are you a sockie?
  48. You've been canned. The client sounds like they...

    You've been canned. The client sounds like they dont know their arse from their elbow. Move on. Swiftly.
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    Spot on. During the last but one contractor down...

    Spot on. During the last but one contractor down turn, agencies like S3 were reporting record profits on their contract portfolio. How does that work then when you are placing fewer contractors in...
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    There was a lad in the paper the other day. OK,...

    There was a lad in the paper the other day. OK, he didnt have the best academic results behind him and he was being rejected by loads of companies and agencies without an ancknowledgement.

    So he...
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