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  1. Thanks for the responses. There is no remote...

    Thanks for the responses.

    There is no remote working for contractors on non-essential projects. So no pay under Brolly as I was sent home due to Covid-19. That made my mind up.

    I resigned...
  2. After the Inside35 contract finishes, back to PSC

    A really simple question.

    I’m currently under an umbrella as I started a new determined inside IR35 role(now its not determined, but thats another thread).

    I have kept my PSC open for now.
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  3. Parasol don’t let you put into a SIPP. Only...

    Parasol don’t let you put into a SIPP. Only there appointed pension scheme.

    I went with Paystream for exactly this reason.
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    Well, my clientCo has now sent an email to all...

    Well, my clientCo has now sent an email to all contractors saying that any IR35 determinations were basically a bad dream, and to act as though they had never happened, and conclude their own tax...
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    Speaking more to contractors there. They say,...

    Speaking more to contractors there.

    They say, “everyone” was blanketed inside, so they have no problem staying outside for another year.

    Of course, I would have to leave my umbrella company...
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    Thanks. My P45 already gone to my umbrella...

    Thanks. My P45 already gone to my umbrella company. I’m assuming doesn’t look good if I ask for a new contract with my PSC and another P45 with no extra income sent back to my accountant lol
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    Views on this??

    Applied for a new role with a new client.

    Client did IR35 assessment on existing contractors, came back as Inside. Assessment on my role, inside.

    Took and started the role via an Umbrella...
  8. It’s a very good point

    It’s a very good point
  9. Sure. Got to warn you though, due to the...

    Sure.

    Got to warn you though, due to the toilet roll shortage, I’m using notes to sneeze on, and then wipe my bottom.

    Drop me your address :wink
  10. Working from home as a contractor during a pandemic

    My current client(inside IR35 via umbrella) are still reviewing their policy of no contractor working remotely.

    That’s big of them. Let’s hope I don’t get a cough in the next few weeks whilst...
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    First distribution not made yet. Thank you for...

    First distribution not made yet. Thank you for the info.
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    Just catching up with the budget news today. ...

    Just catching up with the budget news today.

    Thanks for the info, great news for me as just MVL’ing my company.

    Needed cheering up today 🙂
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    She works full time, has children at school and...

    She works full time, has children at school and is going through the menopause.

    If she’s got the time or energy to bonk anyone else then fair play to her :p
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    This is a joke. Of course my wife isn’t...

    This is a joke.

    Of course my wife isn’t tracking me.

    She knows exactly where I am at 6pm every night and that’s making tea for her and the kids 🙄
  15. Fantastic QE, not bad Dev’s and tulip as...

    Fantastic QE, not bad Dev’s and tulip as everything else..my opinion..don’t shoot me.
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    Go with an umbrella that gives you gross salary...

    Go with an umbrella that gives you gross salary sacrifice and start your own SIPP.

    The umbrellas will say you put in 4% and they put in e.g. 3%. This is out of your gross pay. No point if you...
  17. Then theorecially HMRC can reopen the company. If...

    Then theorecially HMRC can reopen the company. If they wanted to go after you though, it would happen when your company was being closed down(strike off). Reopening a company for IR35 avoidance .....
  18. Risk, is not the only factor. The other factor...

    Risk, is not the only factor. The other factor is the cost associated.

    (A)So you’ve been in a contract for 6 months..outside IR35, now its been determined by the client as inside. You get...
  19. I know of a case of someone who left a tulip on...

    I know of a case of someone who left a tulip on the floor of the toilet at work...not the cubicle..the actual toilet.
  20. Its salary sacrifice for the service for some...

    Its salary sacrifice for the service for some reason. Its taken from Gross, but not sure why. Again, not every agency does this. That's why some people say they charge £4 and its actually £6...
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    In my case too long, but I worked for different...

    In my case too long, but I worked for different parts of the organisation, in different locations, under different agencies.

    I've heard of someone over 10 years in the same company, on exactly the...
  22. This is interesting as I've decided to go with...

    This is interesting as I've decided to go with paystream for the SIPP reason(posted on another thread) and they didn't mention I could only change my contributions once a year. In fairness I didn't...
  23. Paystream allow you to make a gross salary...

    Paystream allow you to make a gross salary sacrifice into a SIPP, most others don't.

    They charge you £6 per transaction to cover admin, but this is taken from your gross amount as well.

    Making...
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    Agree with NLUK. I had competition from at...

    Agree with NLUK.

    I had competition from at least 100 for an inside IR35 role !! Market is very tough at the moment. I would say its 90%-10% inside currently.

    Take the permie role, get as much...
  25. It doesn't, its a good point, they are just...

    It doesn't, its a good point, they are just pointing out that anyone could answer this within 5 mins. So it would be a FYI rather than a question.

    Anyway, I'm going to renew my IPSE+ membership...
  26. They will end up committing suicide before the...

    They will end up committing suicide before the coronavirus kills them.
  27. 4 months or 4 years makes no difference. All...

    4 months or 4 years makes no difference. All about contract and working conditions.

    4 years just means you’re at risk of a much bigger tax bill if found you should have been paying PAYE and NI.
  28. Got to watch those lesbians 😀

    Got to watch those lesbians 😀
  29. Ha...all respect to you...absolutely loving your...

    Ha...all respect to you...absolutely loving your attitude.

    I’m not going to give you my life story, but it’s been in 2 parts so far and boy have I lived the life in Part 1, had your attitude.
    ...
  30. Loads like this, but can’t blame them I suppose. ...

    Loads like this, but can’t blame them I suppose. Nothing unlawful in what they are doing. But not for us.

    My wife still works full time and the kids are still at school. She’s the safety net...
  31. ClientCo made their IR35 decision over 4 months...

    ClientCo made their IR35 decision over 4 months ago now. We work in a major city, so new contracts are still hard to find, but they do exist.

    I’m not aware of anyone who’s “actively” been looking...
  32. The experienced contractors and I include myself...

    The experienced contractors and I include myself in that, have told clientco....thanks for all the fish and we’re off. All of us have new contract roles lined up.

    The rest have looked at the...
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    Contractor mentality #respect

    Contractor mentality #respect
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    I know people who are doing exactly this. ...

    I know people who are doing exactly this. Claiming outside before and staying under an umbrella come March.

    I argued myself here that due to no inside or outside decision, just no ltd company...
  35. Working for them or working through them in a ltd...

    Working for them or working through them in a ltd of umbrella company?

    I’ve worked with both. The ones working with them, and I basically agree with the above. Working through them I’ve heard no...
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    Not found.. weird. Would have liked to read it.

    Not found.. weird. Would have liked to read it.
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    ER is high on their radar as the government have...

    ER is high on their radar as the government have stated they are looking at it. Knowing our luck that will be in the March budget. In which case my pension might be getting a significant boost.
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  38. Updated an earlier post sorry. Certain...

    Updated an earlier post sorry.

    Certain companies do offer direct SIPP transfers.
  39. Umbrella Company Business Costs & Expenses...

    Umbrella Company Business Costs & Expenses Explained
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    Why can’t people just use a toothbrush like the...

    Why can’t people just use a toothbrush like the rest of us :tongue
  41. Thread: Boomed

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    Read something somewhere, sometime..perhaps its...

    Read something somewhere, sometime..perhaps its just there are no new roles so no BOOM..

    Oh well. BOOOOOOOOOOOMMMM !!!!!!
  42. Thread: Boomed

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    Congrats.. Thought we were not doing the...

    Congrats..

    Thought we were not doing the “BOOM” thing anymore.?

    Anyway..

    Been looking myself for a few months, took a cheeky small extension with my current client as market so bad.

    First...
  43. It was Pontoon’s list yes. But I’ve now got a...

    It was Pontoon’s list yes. But I’ve now got a contract elsewhere so my list is different.

    I’m just looking into my options.

    Edited/updated..If I have to go Umbrella then paystream is winning...
  44. If SDC doesn’t apply you can claim mileage...

    If SDC doesn’t apply you can claim mileage according to the umbrella company I spoke to.

    You can also claim training courses and equipment if they are needed to perform the contract role.

    As...
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    Had the same conversation with my wife. She...

    Had the same conversation with my wife.

    She said “its basically mumsnet”

    She’s not wrong.

    I think the people here are for the most, kind and helpful. It’s very risk adverse though.
    ...
  46. I’ve heard of a few contractors who forced to go...

    I’ve heard of a few contractors who forced to go permie or umbrella who want to convert there IT Consultancy LTD to a property management company..buy to letting.

    Is this the case?
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    With some umbrella companies you take holiday,...

    With some umbrella companies you take holiday, you get paid less monthly.

    With some, they reduce your salary to pro-rata x amount of holidays.

    So I was told.
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    How many times have HMRC successfully claimed ER...

    How many times have HMRC successfully claimed ER tax difference back on someone who has closed a limited company, gone umbrella for a few years and then started another ltd company?
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    Clients are forcing contractors to go umbrella. ...

    Clients are forcing contractors to go umbrella. Inside via PSC is not even an option for many.

    Of course contractors are closing via MVL and I don’t believe for a second HMRC will stop people...
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    Usually. Just tempted to get the cash out before...

    Usually. Just tempted to get the cash out before they change the ER rules. Coupled with long term client = decision to be made.
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