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    Scotland could leave the UK, which is a political...

    Scotland could leave the UK, which is a political union but still be British. Britain is an island.
    The territories would jointly own them.



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    I picked bananas on a kibbutz, grapes in France...

    I picked bananas on a kibbutz, grapes in France when I was young as it was an adventure.
    I would not have picked fruit in the UK.
    Maybe a lot of EU workers come to the UK to pick fruit and other...
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    Must have EU passport Sent from my SM-A320FL...

    Must have EU passport

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    He is very good at Ancient Greek irregular verbs...

    He is very good at Ancient Greek irregular verbs

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    I was on about $9000 month tax free plus ...

    I was on about $9000 month tax free plus accomodation, in compound , but cost me about $1000 a month in restaurants.
    3 month contract just for the experience.
    I needed to leave the country once a...
  6. The other problem is that the agent tells me that...

    The other problem is that the agent tells me that it's Deloitte for example but they won't disclose who the end client is.
    My CV could have been sent to their end client.
    Agents have no idea of...
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    I can still compete with Londoners as I don' t...

    I can still compete with Londoners as I
    don' t have a London mortgage.
    It costs the same for me to commute from Brussels as it would from Manchester.
    I have also worked in the Midlands and...
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    I am not surprised. I worked for about 6 months...

    I am not surprised. I worked for about 6 months for GSK london.
    Interviewed by a contractor, told what to do by contractors. When I asked for a reference was told sorry contractors don't give...
  9. Sticky: You are a tax resident and if you are also a ...

    You are a tax resident and if you are also a Polish citizen and have worked 183 days in another EU country then Poland has the right to tax your world wide income.
    This does not exempt you from...
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    Mick Jagger is 76 and not retired so what is...

    Mick Jagger is 76 and not retired so what is wrong with being 71 and still being an IT contractor.
    Maybe he is a successful IT consultant but doesn't wish to play with a train set or play old man's...
  11. One more scenario Johnson refuses to quit after...

    One more scenario
    Johnson refuses to quit after no confidence.
    Corbyn declares himself prime minister and the EU accepts that he is the new prime minister and they agree to extend the departure...
  12. The other freaks that I have spoken to voted...

    The other freaks that I have spoken to voted Brexit because they want their relatives to have the right to come to the UK. They see it as racist that all of eastern Europe can come and their...
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    Overseas resident IR35

    Should I worry about whether I am in or out as I am currently a UK non tax resident as any tax payable is only provisional tax ,as my full liability is in Belgium.
    I can deduct my expenses here...
  14. Going direct is ok if you only want to work near...

    Going direct is ok if you only want to work near to home.
    If you wish to lie on the beach and don't care where the next contract will be then you can't beat going via an agent.
    Let the agent look...
  15. How long would your rental contract be for? What...

    How long would your rental contract be for?
    What if you sign a rental agreement for 6 months and the client cancels your contract next week?

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    A points system should be family based. I get...

    A points system should be family based.
    I get 100 points for my IT skills.
    My wife and son stay in Belgium as I go back every weekend so no points added or deducted.
    Non EU gets 100 but his wife...
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    If you have an address + a degree then I can...

    If you have an address + a degree then I can explain how self employment in Belgium works.

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  18. If the work will be done in Canada, why don't you...

    If the work will be done in Canada, why don't you find a Candian IT agency via LinkedIn and ask them to negotiate a contract with your current employer ?

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  19. You pay tax where the work is done unless it's...

    You pay tax where the work is done unless it's less than 180 days and other criterias are met.
    If you are not a tax resident anywhere then no double taxation agreement will relevant to you.
    To...
  20. You fail the 180 day DTA test so you are liable...

    You fail the 180 day DTA test so you are liable for German tax.
    If it was less than 180 days then other criteria come into play.
    If you lived in Switzerland and worked in Germany, then there are...
  21. Sticky: In order to be self employed you need a degree. I...

    In order to be self employed you need a degree. I am not sure whether having any degree is ok as I never bothered to find out.I just happen to have an accounting degree. I used a UK Ltd once to do a...
  22. Sticky: Do you have a degree and fixed accommodation in...

    Do you have a degree and fixed accommodation in Belgium? If so , have you thought of becoming self employed in Belgium?
    What the hell does an Accountant do for you for €8000 a year?



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  23. Norway has rejected the UK idea of joining EFTA...

    Norway has rejected the UK idea of joining EFTA as a Brexit solution, as they view the UK as a trouble maker.
    I believe that an Independent Scotland would be able to join EFTA and therefore enjoy...
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    Even if you are a language geek like me, French...

    Even if you are a language geek like me, French German and Dutch B2/C1 level ,this doesn't mean that you could work on a IT project. I speak French at home but might be lost on a French SAP project....
  25. I think that I will still be alright as we still ...

    I think that I will still be alright as we still have the Benelux union.Not quite sure what role this union plays today.
    Maybe a future Benelux Franc.

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  26. Perhaps this Siri Lankan women needs to...

    Perhaps this Siri Lankan women needs to understand the meaning of "We want want our country back "
    "We" means white.
    The reason she wants to leave the EU is because she wants her relatives...
  27. Only 2 options are possible for a possible 2nd...

    Only 2 options are possible for a possible 2nd referendum.
    Leave with no deal.
    Remain.
    Kicking the can down the road is pointless.



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  28. The Titanic is heading towards the iceberg and...

    The Titanic is heading towards the iceberg and the crew have voted to remove the iceberg.British ships don't change course for icebergs.

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  29. Normally an agency that has a contract with a...

    Normally an agency that has a contract with a Dutch customer won't allow you to use a foreign LTD to invoice them as they would be breaking Dutch labour laws.
    If the agency has a contract with a...
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    If you call a South African coloured ,black, then...

    If you call a South African coloured ,black, then I hope you have a good health insurance as you may end up in Groot Schuur hospital.

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  31. Normally exports are tarrif free and imports have...

    Normally exports are tarrif free and imports have tarrifs.
    You don't normally penalise companies exporting. The EU are not going to charge themselves a duty to export to the UK but they most likely...
  32. If you apply for a contract role in a unique...

    If you apply for a contract role in a unique location like Falklands , Christmas Island, Hawai or Antarctica, then the agent always tells you that the end client is looking for someone local.
    ...
  33. You don't need a UK address to operate a UK...

    You don't need a UK address to operate a UK limited company . You can contract via a management company who will use their address and manage your UK LTD company.You can open a FIRE account in IE for...
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    What if Ireland doesn't actually want NI? The UK...

    What if Ireland doesn't actually want NI?
    The UK government pays NI about 10 billion a year and in return the Irish up north pretend to be British. Would the Republic give them 10 billion?
    If...
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    You can then buy a Dyson V8 and get a free Dyson...

    You can then buy a Dyson V8 and get a free Dyson vacuum cleaner , which is why he supports Brexit.

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    The Romans will take back control of europe and...

    The Romans will take back control of europe and then the Greeks will take back control of Rome.

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    We taught them a new word " take back control" ...

    We taught them a new word " take back control"
    They have taken our advice and are taking back control of their islands.
    Perhaps Spain will take back control of Gibraltar.


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    In the UK it's 50/50 ie Employer 13.8% Employee...

    In the UK it's 50/50 ie Employer 13.8% Employee 13% but this includes pension as well.
    In other EU countries ie Belgium its about 30% employer and 13.8% employee, which is why as a contractor it's...
  39. I no longer have a UK credit as I don't have a UK...

    I no longer have a UK credit as I don't have a UK address.
    A few years back I applied for a credit increase from £2500 and was refused .I was earning £500 a day at the time . As I always paid off...
  40. If the French suppliers deliver to a UK address...

    If the French suppliers deliver to a UK address then its French VAT plus customs duties . The destination country determines VAT payable. You are asking the French to commit VAT fraud.

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  41. Since we have been in the EU, no Indian IT...

    Since we have been in the EU, no Indian IT workers have arrived!

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  42. Great Invoicing party in GB and delivery address...

    Great Invoicing party in GB and delivery address Cork ie 0% .
    Now explain the business scenario getting the goods from IE to GB without VAT and duties.

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    I know quite a few contractors,who have not...

    I know quite a few contractors,who have not updated their Linkedin for years,or are not on Linkedin.
    I also see people still working for companies that are either canned the project,or went live...
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    Does IR35 apply if I invoice using my BE VAT pay...

    Does IR35 apply if I invoice using my BE VAT pay NI in Belgium and tax UK?
    Belgium would allow my expenses.

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    Is there a secret plan to axe IR35? Most likely...

    Is there a secret plan to axe IR35?
    Most likely not as this would give someone living up north, freedom of movement to work Monday to Friday in London.

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  46. Isn't diving a truck work? Won't the UK truck...

    Isn't diving a truck work? Won't the UK truck driver require a work permit to drive his company's truck in the EU and visa versa.
    Maybe the Calais dock workers wll strike on Brexit day just to add...
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    A production manager told James O'Brien LBC radio...

    A production manager told James O'Brien LBC radio , that he doesn't regret voting leave as he has a German passport.

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  48. I have been told by unreliable sources(Daily...

    I have been told by unreliable sources(Daily Mail) that Mrs May has offered her a spare bed at number 10.
    Do you really believe that if there are riots ,the mob would attack the palace?

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    The Zimbabwean dollar is starting to look good as...

    The Zimbabwean dollar is starting to look good as well

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    It brexit boom for contractors

    I forecast a boom for programers and configurators after March
    All UK companies will need to become non EU compliant. VAT and pricing will no longer be based on EU rules but WTO rules, which means a...
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