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    Could you tell that to every company who uses...

    Could you tell that to every company who uses agencies to employ contractors. Would happily take a 2-3 day a week contract to get money coming in but I can’t work 5 day weeks as too much else needs...
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    It is because the first time you will know if the...

    It is because the first time you will know if the contract can possibly be put through the business is when the agency phones up, offers congratulations on getting the contract and asks what version...
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    :wave: Job / gig / contract hunting is just that,...

    :wave: Job / gig / contract hunting is just that, you as an individual hunt for a job / contract and when you get it you then decide how best to operate for that piece of work.
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    If they sell your services as a graphic designer...

    If they sell your services as a graphic designer to other companies it might be...
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    Sticky: Buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
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    Set up as a sole trader - GOV.UK...

    Set up as a sole trader - GOV.UK


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    so it depends on how close the OPs expected income gets to or over the £1,000 mark.
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    Sticky: Google is your friend. a Macbook Mini is a...

    Google is your friend.

    a Macbook Mini is a small Apple Mac desktop computer
    MBA is probably an Apple Macbook air

    Logitech flow is a keyboard and mouse that can be used across mulitple...
  8. Thread: Project Fear

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    Yep

    Yep
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    Try saying that to people in Southern Italy who...

    Try saying that to people in Southern Italy who have discovered they don't have any means of getting money for food see...
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    Good point I was focused on the Limited Company...

    Good point I was focused on the Limited Company side of things (not necessary and very rare with graphic designers) and didn't pick up the fact he had a full time job. He needs to check if he can do...
  11. Yet if you look at Buckinghamshire or Skipton...

    Yet if you look at Buckinghamshire or Skipton say, the state Grammar schools offer the best opportunities because that is where the parents push them.
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    Yep, I've often seen a project delayed a few...

    Yep, I've often seen a project delayed a few weeks due to lack of availability of internal staff - in fact I ended up taking a week off last April as Bulgaria closed for a week due to Easter and...
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    You are being employed directly so you can be...

    You are being employed directly so you can be self-employed. Just register yourself as self-employed with HMRC and then remember to do a tax return,
  14. That's about the reverse of reality. Zoom sends...

    That's about the reverse of reality. Zoom sends facebook a record of all calls made. So that psychiatrist has just told Facebook that all her clients have psychological issues.

    And Zoom has a lot...
  15. As with a lot of these things Webex is brilliant...

    As with a lot of these things Webex is brilliant if it actually works but getting it to work can be blooming painful (especially if you need to get it working in a hurry). If you are organised...
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    Sticky: Was about to start doing gcloud 12 stuff but I...

    Was about to start doing gcloud 12 stuff but I now have until July to sort that out.

    Back to other items.
  17. GPWM :tongue

    GPWM :tongue
  18. You are a contractor :eek: surely out of all...

    You are a contractor :eek: surely out of all people we are the ones who could afford to do so
  19. It's actually not - my go to none technical...

    It's actually not - my go to none technical people (i.e. my wife and parents) all found teams easier to use
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    Accurate - their entire process is built around...

    Accurate - their entire process is built around valid claimants having to appeal.
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    The client is only obligated to pay you money for...

    The client is only obligated to pay you money for the days you work.

    the client has no work for you to do so your choices are accept the furlough and have a contract to return to or resign and not...
  22. or you move house and ensure you are in the...

    or you move house and ensure you are in the correct catchment area for the best / appropriate schools in the area
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    That is the upside - the risk and danger should...

    That is the upside - the risk and danger should now be obvious to absolutely everyone.
  24. So it's a Security group with an exchange...

    So it's a Security group with an exchange account, Skype for business, Sharepoint, a tool derived from skype for business and a tool derived from Sharepoint.

    Yes it was a simplification but not a...
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    Evens for Boris leaving before the end of 2020.

    Evens for Boris leaving before the end of 2020.
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    Sticky: as it's here :banana: :wave:

    as it's here

    :banana:

    :wave:
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    Sticky: Yep - MS licensing had been told the document had...

    Yep - MS licensing had been told the document had been updated - they aren't happy.
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    Sticky: So Microsoft have updated some documentation and...

    So Microsoft have updated some documentation and replaced the comment that xyz is out of date with a comment to see the license guide for the latest information and a link to said license guide.
    ...
  29. +1 Teams is of course an enhanced version of...

    +1

    Teams is of course an enhanced version of Skype for Business (moved to new hardware) with a hidden sharepoint backend.
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    It does which is where the vague tax benefits...

    It does which is where the vague tax benefits come in (he might save a few quid in corporation tax).

    See ​Tax benefits of company motorbikes - AJN Accountants

    As with all vehicles (except...
  31. You will still need to send them to Saturday...

    You will still need to send them to Saturday morning 11+ prep lessons for a couple of years before they take the exam and you may actually have put them at a disadvantage as a higher mark may be...
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    You can't be self-employed if you are being paid...

    You can't be self-employed if you are being paid via PAYE. At most you are an agency worker on a zero minimum hour contract regardless of what the contract you didn't read until it was too late said....
  33. Well you've so far accused (without evidence) a...

    Well you've so far accused (without evidence) a school of committing fraud via profiteering and shown that you know nothing about the Governments requirements for education over the summer term...
  34. Ironically the one poster on this thread I...

    Ironically the one poster on this thread I thought was on the sauce due to the rubbish they've written on this thread is you.
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    By the sounds of it you are on the Agency's...

    By the sounds of it you are on the Agency's payroll so it's not an umbrella and if you are on PAYE you are not self employed.

    As for the rest umbrella companies may have processes in place to...
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    Nope, it's your responsibility to look after...

    Nope, it's your responsibility to look after yourself and that includes finding out what your contract says and especially how holidays work.

    As of today Agencies need to send out Key information...
  37. I've really met a privately educated adult who...

    I've really met a privately educated adult who wouldn't have achieved as much (if not more) in state education. Heck I can think of only 1 whose current job justifies the money spent.
  38. Oh name them and I'll pass the information on to...

    Oh name them and I'll pass the information on to the editor of the local rag (as I know her). For reference this is the actual rules they should be following Plans set out to support pupils eligible...
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    Impellam isn't S3 group - it's Lorien..

    Impellam isn't S3 group - it's Lorien..
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    That's only part of the questions that need to be...

    That's only part of the questions that need to be asked the second one is whether holiday pay was done via accruals or via advanced payment.

    either way it's the OPs responsibility to know what...
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    Sticky: Nope Simon Mayo left to be the launch DJ on Scala...

    Nope Simon Mayo left to be the launch DJ on Scala and it's now Sara Cox.
  42. They can't furlough the staff as some children...

    They can't furlough the staff as some children will need to be taught (online if not in a classroom) - so the schools costs are probably 90% of their usual costs.

    From what I'm hearing private...
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    Was £1.6m And yes, still insanely overpriced...

    Was £1.6m

    And yes, still insanely overpriced even without the repossession look and feel on all bathrooms and boilers.
  44. Which means you haven't sold them a solution to...

    Which means you haven't sold them a solution to their problem, you just offered to sell them the things you understood probably in a way that didn't help them understand what you were trying to offer...
  45. Sorry but that to me seems good enough for their...

    Sorry but that to me seems good enough for their needs. It works, uses technology people are already using and doesn't require any real effort.

    Now show me a system that requires days of admin to...
  46. Yep - these are figures I saw recently ...

    Yep - these are figures I saw recently



    Permanent £493
    Offshore IT (India) £161
    Onshore IT £517
    UK contractor £561
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    And get the raw ingredients - which I believe...

    And get the raw ingredients - which I believe include bits only currently available from India.
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    Nope - Slander is something said verbally but not...

    Nope - Slander is something said verbally but not recorded. Libel is anything that is documented - even if it is on a transitory website.

    While the difference may seem subtle it really isn't -...
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    Sticky: Just reconfigured the Logitech Media Server to...

    Just reconfigured the Logitech Media Server to get Airplay working correctly.

    So I'm now listening to Great Lives about Enid Blyton.
  50. Note, for those who don't live in Scotland,...

    Note, for those who don't live in Scotland, Scotland is a very different case with shorter limitation periods (5 years, not 6) and stricter rules on chasing long standing debts.
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