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    Generate lots of legit business expenses

    Generate lots of legit business expenses
  2. Thread: Sopra Steria

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    worked alongside them on client sites, like any...

    worked alongside them on client sites, like any similar organisation they have some good people and some not so good people, some good parts of their organisation and so not so good parts. I liked...
  3. hackney council hit by serious cyber attack

    Data breach reported as Hackney Council hit by 'serious cyber attack' | Science & Tech News | Sky News
  4. Uk tech visa applications highest on record

    UK Tech Visa Applications Highest on Record #DespiteBrexit - Guido Fawkes
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    Imported Workforces

    I was screwed over by Cisco managers who enforced India's caste hierarchy on me in US HQ, claims engineer • The Register
  6. The MOD are the hiring organisation from hell,...

    The MOD are the hiring organisation from hell, whether direct or via a consultancy or outsourcer, or even via one consultancy into another into another into another into another until finally end...
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    the old rule about no more than 2 years at one...

    the old rule about no more than 2 years at one site covered that.

    biggest problem with IR35 is that lots of contractors are mainly in competition with people from the consultancies and...
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    well said, good advice that often I dont follow...

    well said, good advice that often I dont follow myself...
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    Well its not even a level playing field on money...

    Well its not even a level playing field on money is it?
    Cognizant et al get workers completely free of both employers and employees national insurance in their first 12 months in the country. They...
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    yea but to give a simple example if the...

    yea but to give a simple example if the government doubles the amount of currency issued all they have done is increased the price of everything by 2 times. no extra wealth was created. printing...
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    On the other hand with governments printing money...

    On the other hand with governments printing money full speed ahead, its stands to reason that any tangible assets are going to be worth more per unit currency. So such pressures will need to work...
  12. Thread: Black listed

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    there is some of it going on certainly. for sure,...

    there is some of it going on certainly. for sure, dont be too naive...

    but not entire business, competitive pressure stops it to some degree.
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    https://twitter.com/TIME/status/124088910280488960...

    https://twitter.com/TIME/status/1240889102804889600
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    https://twitter.com/GuidoFawkes/status/12410331659...

    https://twitter.com/GuidoFawkes/status/1241033165940183048
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    Trump signing executive order forcing all non...

    Trump signing executive order forcing all non essential workers to stay at home...
  16. Thread: no words

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    https://twitter.com/richardhorton1/status/12409948...

    https://twitter.com/richardhorton1/status/1240994842831982592

    editor of the lancet if you are wondering who he is
  17. Thread: no words

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    no words

    YouTube
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    anyone want to put this guy right?

    https://twitter.com/andyrandle/status/1240627320014229505
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    london is going to be cut off from rest of...

    london is going to be cut off from rest of country, people restricted from entering & leaving, & lockdown. days away from happening...

    tube is going to be cut back from the morning, and more to...
  20. Thread: worth a read

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    "more concerned for the actions of the morons,...

    "more concerned for the actions of the morons, stripping supermarket shelves" is wrong now too.

    any adult normally entitled to a free nhs flu jab is now officially vulnerable, plus anyone possibly...
  21. Thread: worth a read

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    this is nonsense. it kills anyone in the...

    this is nonsense.

    it kills anyone in the percentage that need oxygen that dont get it.

    it kills anyone in the percentage that need a ventilator but dont get it.

    the vast majority if they get...
  22. Thread: worth a read

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    I have been reading what the Italian doctors say...

    I have been reading what the Italian doctors say on the web, it is like reading war time diaries of units in combat.
  23. 3 of the 4 national mobile phone networks down

    EE, O2, Vodafone and Tesco Mobile down: Mass outage leaves people unable to text or make calls | The Independent

    probably not able to cope with the number of people working from home?
  24. Thread: worth a read

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    worth a read

    https://www.imperial.ac.uk/media/imperial-college/medicine/sph/ide/gida-fellowships/Imperial-College-COVID19-NPI-modelling-16-03-2020.pdf
  25. Head of Infosys's son in law now Chancellor of the Exchequer

    Conflict of interest?
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    there is no security of employment with perm...

    there is no security of employment with perm until you have been there 2 years anyways, thats the way the employment tribunal rules etc work
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    First post Brexit budget

    thoughts on what will be in it?

    there must be a fighting chance IR35 will get killed?

    some other wizzo stuff, like VAT off tampons little doubt

    what else?
  28. Setup a company in a tax haven, one where...

    Setup a company in a tax haven, one where reporting requirements are minimal, say Mauritius. Make that the owner of all the other companies. That company owns your international brand name, say...
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    Correct. And its amazing how revealing these kind...

    Correct. And its amazing how revealing these kind of situations are about the underlying competence of the organisation.
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    I went to an interview with one of the big tech...

    I went to an interview with one of the big tech firms a few weeks ago, about 12 people there in the room "interviewing" me, for half a day. Complete and utter shambles of incoherent unstructured...
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    yes I agree. what agents dont like about my CV...

    yes I agree. what agents dont like about my CV is exactly the thing that the kinds of people I want to work for like about it. a number of times my CV (going direct) has been top of the list of the...
  32. Chubb Insurance are one of the specialists for...

    Chubb Insurance are one of the specialists for high net worth individuals, able to cover their full range of insurance needs, and specialist in multiple houses, cars, and exotics, etc. Their customer...
  33. Thread: Blackcurrants

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    I prefer Plum jam

    I prefer Plum jam
  34. If the Conservatives win a majority then I fully...

    If the Conservatives win a majority then I fully expect the rules to be changed in the first budget. So I would hold off worrying about it until after we find out the result.
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    re "reviews will inevitably be skewed" but some...

    re "reviews will inevitably be skewed" but some of this stuff is way too serious to ignore, and numbers far too high. when even judges are slagging off their work really the answer is there for all...
  36. Thread: Deutsche Bank

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    Deutsche Bank were HPE's biggest customer in...

    Deutsche Bank were HPE's biggest customer in Europe, and are probably one of the biggest for DXC now. The move to the "private cloud" was more about shifting as many roles to cheaper countries as...
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    Financial Ombudsman Service

    Anyone looked through the reviews of the Financial Ombudsman Service over at trustpilot? the evidence for poor service seems to be overwhelming. How do they get away with it?

    Financial Ombudsman...
  38. I use it mainly to keep in touch with old mates....

    I use it mainly to keep in touch with old mates. Indeed I wish it had been around earlier, as I would love to know where some of my mates pre linkedin are these days.

    I accept requests from anyone...
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    Auckland

    Auckland
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    if I am wrong the rules have changed fairly...

    if I am wrong the rules have changed fairly recently
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    unlike you I have read a few law text books...

    unlike you I have read a few law text books...
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    Chartered status has been devalued by all the...

    Chartered status has been devalued by all the piss poor military officers getting it.

    The MOD is stuffed full of retired military officers, apparently chartered, who are completely and utterly...
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    Can I represent my Ltd Company in the County...

    Can I represent my Ltd Company in the County Court as a sole Director? | UK Business Forums
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    Can I represent my Ltd Company in the County...

    Can I represent my Ltd Company in the County Court as a sole Director? | UK Business Forums
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    Can a director or member of a company represent...

    Can a director or member of a company represent the company in court? - Lexology
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    are you a member of the loyalty club for the...

    are you a member of the loyalty club for the restaurant next to the hotel? not travelodge in my case, but some hotels link my wife with me via the adjoining restaurant loyalty scheme.
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    everywhere is prejudiced one way or another, even...

    everywhere is prejudiced one way or another, even if they put up posters claiming otherwise. more important is the immediate circle of people around you, you will get good, bad, and middling like all...
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    yes jordan had done several good videos with...

    yes jordan had done several good videos with comments on this
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    lol brilliant comment

    lol brilliant comment
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    Some quite famous successful people with...

    Some quite famous successful people with aspergers, Gary Numan springs to mind, so it is possible to have that condition and still find your way in life. As for "pining for a partner" I've had that...
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