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    This must be the only thing in my life I got the...

    This must be the only thing in my life I got the timing right :-) I was permie at DEC from 1989-1993 which is when I went contracting (the first time) until 2002 and it was fantastic. Rate rises at...
  2. Absolutely not, neither sour nor grumpy, happy as...

    Absolutely not, neither sour nor grumpy, happy as I am switching between private and public sector contracts.

    Maybe you just didn't like the reality of the truth.
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    Yup pretty sure the 3DS page will come from card...

    Yup pretty sure the 3DS page will come from card processor, last place I had involvement with this it was a check box to turn it on and page from the card processor was presented in an iframe, not...
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    I've always started talking with the client when...

    I've always started talking with the client when the contract enters it's last month. I start with a reminder that we're in the last month and take it from there. At this point I also update my CV...
  5. Well because 38K isn't the top of non-management,...

    Well because 38K isn't the top of non-management, around these parts it's a smidge under 50K. Also I don't believe 60K jobs are ten a penny, not around here maybe London, and certainly won't have the...
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    Of course they can, just like...

    Of course they can, just like companies\organisations can have preferred supplier lists.
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    From that list I've been with Paystream (none of...

    From that list I've been with Paystream (none of the others) for last two contracts (18 months and 4 months and the only times I've used an umbrella) and have had great service from them. If you're...
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    Obviously I haven't seen the details but a...

    Obviously I haven't seen the details but a question I would have is: is this covering a permie post?

    I recently took on an IT Manager role where I really did have carte blanche on how I carried...
  9. With them being there it made it a working lunch...

    With them being there it made it a working lunch so obviously billable :-)
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    Indeed, it's just who determines that has...

    Indeed, it's just who determines that has changed. The role is either in or out and that can be determined now.
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    Why repeatedly open and a close a Ltd company?...

    Why repeatedly open and a close a Ltd company? Why not keep it going and alternate between it and an umbrella depending on the role? If an inside role does go on for a long long time, the cost of...
  12. I think businesses can stipulate what they like...

    I think businesses can stipulate what they like in the supply chain, it is their business after all, now whether it's workable is a different question.



    Um, I thought with an intermediary in...
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    They do look quite happy in that picture :-)

    They do look quite happy in that picture :-)
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    hole

    hole
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    Oh I dunno, it brought Webberg into the...

    Oh I dunno, it brought Webberg into the conversation which I always enjoy :-)
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    Small

    Small
  17. Does it matter? I just wouldn't do it.

    Does it matter? I just wouldn't do it.
  18. Ha ha maybe; but on a moral\philosophical point...

    Ha ha maybe; but on a moral\philosophical point if you had the skills to do this, would you actually do it ;-)
  19. I don't know what reasons you know about; but...

    I don't know what reasons you know about; but just thinking about what dots would need to be connected, given those dots I wouldn't imagine being in one database, would suggest it unlikely to be easy.
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    Castle

    Castle
  21. Indeed, I was a permie when I last did this.

    Indeed, I was a permie when I last did this.
  22. Yep, where I worked (2008-2014) we disabled the...

    Yep, where I worked (2008-2014) we disabled the fire suppression system which was Halon, didn't want to be gassed.
  23. I'm sure it's been described before but you're...

    I'm sure it's been described before but you're going to have to remind me how HMRC will join the dots between the OP going perm at the same company they've been contracting at?

    Oh the irony...
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    This one BA in Glasgow or Edinburgh...

    This one BA in Glasgow or Edinburgh offers £29,759 - 34,087 not huge I grant you, but added together with the Civil Service pension which after a good few years and promotion in to the Cx positions...
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    Another vote for Paystream

    Another vote for Paystream
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    Umm, well not before April 2000, but since then...

    Umm, well not before April 2000, but since then it has been.



    It truly baffles me as well, on a similar note I've spoken to agents (from long established agencies) who say "blah blah blah......
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    It does seem to me some get hung up on gaps in...

    It does seem to me some get hung up on gaps in their CV. I left my permie role to return to contracting that resulted in a 7 month gap, the contract lasted 23 months then I had a 6 month gap until...
  28. Back to the OP... I'd be looking to leave....

    Back to the OP... I'd be looking to leave. Obviously an easy thing to say and have no idea of circumstance, but I think I'd risk a month or two or three of no income rather than 5 years of backdated...
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    Last two contracts have been 4 days Mon-Thu and...

    Last two contracts have been 4 days Mon-Thu and they rock, I now hope all my contracts are like that :-)
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    Bubble

    Bubble
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    antenna

    antenna
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    (1) for me, third contract using umbrella coming...

    (1) for me, third contract using umbrella coming up, third agency, same umbrella
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    Indeed, it is just a factor to consider, but to...

    Indeed, it is just a factor to consider, but to discount a contract purely because of it I think is a mistake. I'm currently on a contract inside IR35, it's a very easy 20mile journey versus a more...
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    Currently using Paystream for an inside IR35...

    Currently using Paystream for an inside IR35 contract without any issues, this has been for the last 15 months, agency is Hudson, submit timesheet by Tuesday funds in bank account on Friday.
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    Agreed. I'm not part of the 'All' either. I...

    Agreed. I'm not part of the 'All' either. I started contracting in 1993 so experienced contracting without the spectre of IR35. Since I restarted contracting in 2015 I have worked both outside and...
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    Given all that (turmoil) above, personally I'd be...

    Given all that (turmoil) above, personally I'd be looking for a permanent job and try to gain some stability in that part of life. It'd be an opportunity to refresh\reskill whilst keeping an eye on...
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    What Porsche have you got? I've never really been...

    What Porsche have you got? I've never really been a Porsche fan but quite fancy the 996, seems good value (it is old after all) and looks the part. But having said that I do quite fancy a 370 so...
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    I would

    I would
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    The only thing I can think of is more of a...

    The only thing I can think of is more of a question, and that is 'would something like this trigger an IR35 investigation?'

    Having said\asked that, I'm with the others in that anything remotely IT...
  40. Agreed. My jump to assumption is he's getting...

    Agreed. My jump to assumption is he's getting divorced and wants to limit what's in the settlement - prejudging git that I am.
  41. Indeed, it would be much simpler.

    Indeed, it would be much simpler.
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    The way I looked at this was that I'd prefer to...

    The way I looked at this was that I'd prefer to start looking for new role post xmas\new year - so just accepted extension until end of January.
  44. Give your partner 11 quid for them.

    Give your partner 11 quid for them.
  45. In general at renewal time you're less likely...

    In general at renewal time you're less likely these days of getting a rate increase (although will depend a bit on supply\demand for your skill) when staying in the role\doing the same thing, I...
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    Isn't the American left still pretty right - if...

    Isn't the American left still pretty right - if you get my drift?
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    Whitby

    Whitby
  48. It's true about the commercial relationship but...

    It's true about the commercial relationship but the real world can be different, but only you truly know the client. My last two contracts I have negotiated with the client on renewal with a rate...
  49. Thread: Cryptocurrency

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    Hmm, isn't an attribute of cash is that the...

    Hmm, isn't an attribute of cash is that the transaction is totally anonymous, or rather unrecorded\untraceable? Also a cash transaction between the two parties involved is free not just cheap.
    ...
  50. Hobo makes a good point re brolly\ltd as you...

    Hobo makes a good point re brolly\ltd as you don't say how you operate, but even with that it's quite a rate difference. For me it would come down to the role details, and the lower rate one (being...
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