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    If it's such a big difference and a big deal to...

    If it's such a big difference and a big deal to you why did you apply for the permanent role at 75k in the first place?
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    I like having a nice break over Christmas. This...

    I like having a nice break over Christmas. This year it's working out perfectly with my contract finishing the Friday before Christmas week and a new contract due to start on the first week in...
  3. Thread: Agency Margins

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    you should be happy agency went with you rather...

    you should be happy agency went with you rather than the guy that can do the same job for 50 quid cheaper
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    Surely if you want to find a good IFAA you need...

    Surely if you want to find a good IFAA you need to have a good IFAAA

    :D
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    IFA recommendations in Edinburgh

    Hello

    As per title, I'm on the lookout for an Independent Financial Adviser in the Edinburgh area and I'd really appreciate some recommendations.

    My main needs are around pension consolidation...
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    Don't know about that. I've heard/read so many...

    Don't know about that. I've heard/read so many stories. For example one saying Scotland would be able to cut the queue for reasons I don't remember. Wtf know what's ever going to happen.
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    plenty bollywood movies to be made.

    plenty bollywood movies to be made.
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    maybe businesses are confident that Scotland will...

    maybe businesses are confident that Scotland will become independent and will not suffer much from brexit? I don't know, seems like a long shot...
  9. Thread: Aviva

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    I guess if hiring TCS (cheap sh1te) and then...

    I guess if hiring TCS (cheap sh1te) and then hiring contractors to fix the mess is still less expensive than hiring the right contractors (but more expensive) from the start, fair play to the finance...
  10. Thread: Aviva

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    One question about TCS, Wipro and the likes... ...

    One question about TCS, Wipro and the likes...

    From reading all your experiences, it sounds like they've been making a huge mess everywhere they go and they've been doing it for years and years...
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    stick to the 120k. it's a no brainer.

    stick to the 120k. it's a no brainer.
  12. Thread: BT - IR35

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    I guess it might be way too early to know, but do...

    I guess it might be way too early to know, but do we have any numbers about the GSK situation?

    If I remember correctly, 1500 contractors received an investigation letter from hmrc. Do we know:
    ...
  13. Thread: BT - IR35

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    you go to court if you know you have a chance to...

    you go to court if you know you have a chance to win.

    contractors won't go to court if they know they can't win (because, of course, they all realise if they are employees in disguise), so the...
  14. It's the bloody foreigners, this is who's to...

    It's the bloody foreigners, this is who's to blame.

    Once those savages will be kicked out, London will go back to be the small town it really is. I don't know...1-2 million people. The smell of...
  15. Thread: BT - IR35

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    Absolutely, a case by case determination is much...

    Absolutely, a case by case determination is much better and more fair than a blanket assessment.

    Having said that, the change will not be as massive as people think.

    Permietractors will be...
  16. Thread: BT - IR35

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    so like 10% critical roles therefore outside, and...

    so like 10% critical roles therefore outside, and 90% non critical roles therefore inside? What do you think will be the split?

    Either way, much more fair better than what it's been until now.
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    Which means permies will soon ask for pay upgrade...

    Which means permies will soon ask for pay upgrade to bring it to ex contractors level, because why shouldn't they?

    Nothing good is going to come from this.
  18. + crossfitter

    + crossfitter
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    :banana:

    :banana:
  20. Saw this on a job ad, which I suspect to be for...

    Saw this on a job ad, which I suspect to be for lloyds.


    "This is a permanent role with the salary range of £60k to £70k per annum plus benefits. If you are interested in contract, the max rate...
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    Current contract with client A due to finish on...

    Current contract with client A due to finish on the 20th of December. Extension was/is on the table but I declined. Clean break, both sides handled it in a polite and professional way. I don't...
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    So you think you can expect that salary? Which...

    So you think you can expect that salary?

    Which pretty much means, you have no certainty.

    I say base your mortgage on your potential permanent salary and if at the end you stay contracting and...
  23. So, kids, the lesson here is: public sector jobs...

    So, kids, the lesson here is: public sector jobs make you sour and grumpy like gables.
  24. Probably yes. Also they lure you in with...

    Probably yes.

    Also they lure you in with chunky pensions and other benefits such as wfh and flexi time, plus obviously the fact that you'll be paid to do feck all.
  25. 60k VS 38k in govt.... At these salaries, why...

    60k VS 38k in govt....

    At these salaries, why would anyone ever want to work in govt?
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    As someone pointed out, look at the project plan....

    As someone pointed out, look at the project plan. Even a very high level plan can give you an idea. Delays happen everywhere all the time so if you see that the project is going to be needing work...
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    Tories, labour, lib dems....nothing is going to...

    Tories, labour, lib dems....nothing is going to change for us, average Joe's. We're still going to wake up, go to work, eat our tulipty meal, and go to bed.

    Until we die, before our time and full...
  28. True that. When I was working in banking, in more...

    True that. When I was working in banking, in more than one organisation the salary increase for promotions were capped at 10%

    Job hopping has always been really high for this reason. Permie staff...
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    reviewing doesn't necessarily mean improving.

    reviewing doesn't necessarily mean improving.
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    So tories wanted brexit to stop immigrants from...

    So tories wanted brexit to stop immigrants from the EU and just replace them with the indians? Makes sense, not unexpected from the tories.

    But did they mention the second part to the voters?
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  31. I stopped reading at this point. If money is...

    I stopped reading at this point.

    If money is your priority, you better stay a contractor, even via umbrella.
  32. So, if we keep going down this path, small...

    So, if we keep going down this path, small businesses will be destroyed, mid and low income people will be destroyed, mid-high income people will be the new poor.

    Bright future for the uk
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    It's not that simple and it might take longer...

    It's not that simple and it might take longer than you think, even if you hold a tier 5 visa.

    My guess is that, even if you get an offer, you probably are going to have to go through some form of...
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    True that, pensions pots might not be portable....

    True that, pensions pots might not be portable. In my case I didn't read the terms and conditions as I was pretty set on opting out anyways.

    Since it sounds like a lot of contractors will be going...
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    If you opt out within the grace period (30 days I...

    If you opt out within the grace period (30 days I think in my case) the contribution is added back to your salary.
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    My current contract is inside ir35 and am working...

    My current contract is inside ir35 and am working through an umbrella company.

    If I remember correctly, they automatically enrolled me to their pension scheme with them contributing 3% and me...
  37. Thank god for that. A huge Tesla plant would just...

    Thank god for that. A huge Tesla plant would just take up valuable space and labour from the jam and biscuits industry, the real deal in the future uk economy.
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    Got one of those yesterday afternoon. Some...

    Got one of those yesterday afternoon.

    Some pimp I never spoke to before, from an agency I hadn't dealt with for 2-3 years, called me after work to know more about my current situation.

    He...
  39. Thread: Glasgow

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    Don't know if you live in Edinburgh, so please...

    Don't know if you live in Edinburgh, so please don't see this directed to you at all, but I found this to be a common behaviour from a lot of snobs and twats from Edinburgh. They talk trash about...
  40. Thread: Glasgow

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    I agree. Edinburgh is a city only built for...

    I agree.

    Edinburgh is a city only built for tourists. You walk down the street and you barely hear any Scottish voices, most of the people in Edinburgh are either english, foreigners or tourists....
  41. They can drive rather than fly. They can try...

    They can drive rather than fly.

    They can try to find gigs closer to home.

    They can think about relocating to a certain area if all/most of their gigs are in such area.

    What I'm seeing in...
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    Exactly. They force you to go umbrella and you...

    Exactly. They force you to go umbrella and you can't claim expenses.
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    From what I'm seeing, most of the contracts with...

    From what I'm seeing, most of the contracts with ridiculously low rates are for gigs in the public sector. Banks for example are not slashing rates; rates are the same, only now the roles are all...
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    These appallingly low rates are popping up more...

    These appallingly low rates are popping up more and more often.

    Last ones I've seen:

    - Project Manager, £200-240
    - Finance Manager, £200
    - Content Designer, £160

    All public sector, all...
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    Dead somewhere, I guess, feck knows...

    Dead somewhere, I guess, feck knows...
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    Where is your god now?

    Where is your god now?
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    I'd be more inclined to take voting rights away...

    I'd be more inclined to take voting rights away from all the over 70 toolbags.

    Why should they be allowed to vote to on things that will impact a future they won't be part of?
  48. That's the approach I'm going to adopt. I've...

    That's the approach I'm going to adopt.

    I've made a spreadsheet with monthly net take home pay for various salary levels (including bonus and pension contributions), day rates outside ir35, and...
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    Poll: This is the only almost certain outcome of this...

    This is the only almost certain outcome of this upcoming election.

    A lot of labour voters will switch to lib dem, but it won't make much difference in the grand scheme of things.
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    I wouldn't be worried by the number of...

    I wouldn't be worried by the number of applicants.

    On linkedin I see job ads go and stay live for a while, then they disappear and come back live after months. It's for a new role but they use the...
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