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    Honestly? Assume you don't have the role and jeep...

    Honestly? Assume you don't have the role and jeep applying for other ones. Then you never know, this one may come good.

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    TF I'm old now. Wouldn't want to be coming into...

    TF I'm old now. Wouldn't want to be coming into this now.

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  3. Thread: Boomed

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    No working from home and everything based on the...

    No working from home and everything based on the single site. Great if you are super local. Not so great if you arent.
  4. Thread: Boomed

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    I dont know a contractor in these parts who didnt...

    I dont know a contractor in these parts who didnt get a call about the Clarks gig.
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    Just to add my 2p to all of this, it looks like I...

    Just to add my 2p to all of this, it looks like I may have an unintentional gap between contracts ahead for the first time in 15 years of doing this. Unless I'm prepared to work in London that is....
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    Fair enough. Backdating it is a dick move though

    Fair enough. Backdating it is a dick move though
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    I didnt see it as a tax avoidance scheme it was...

    I didnt see it as a tax avoidance scheme it was just that someone else was running a ltd on behalf of a contractor. It was a common legal alternative to umbrella back then.
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    I do all that now of course and have done for...

    I do all that now of course and have done for over a decade. But this sort of thing was pretty common back in those days. Im pretty certain I dont have records from over 10 years ago so it would be...
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    Nope. They specifically state that they dont. ...

    Nope. They specifically state that they dont.


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    MSC legislation 2007

    Morning all, it's been a while.

    Just had an email from QDOS regarding the MSC legislation that came in in 2007 and how HMRC are looking at backdating claims to before that.

    Is there a...
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    Giving your wife 300K seems like a disaster...

    Giving your wife 300K seems like a disaster waiting to happen.
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    Out here in the sticks it's a very positive...

    Out here in the sticks it's a very positive experience.
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    Plus ca change.

    Plus ca change.
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    On the other hand.... I've been at LBG since...

    On the other hand....

    I've been at LBG since last September and have been enjoying it greatly hence not coming on here for the past few months.
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    OT but I've just landed my first contract in...

    OT but I've just landed my first contract in Bristol (where I live) since the late 90's. To say I'm happy about having the ability to walk to client site as opposed to a 100 mile drive is an...
  16. Thread: LBG Bristol

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    Yes, exactly that sort of thing. Exactly that.

    Yes, exactly that sort of thing. Exactly that.
  17. Thread: LBG Bristol

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    Well, it's walking distance from my gaff so...

    Well, it's walking distance from my gaff so getting there isn't an issue.

    I was thinking more about anything to be aware of once inside the building.
  18. Thread: LBG Bristol

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    LBG Bristol

    I've a chance of a contract at LBG Bristol. Anyone there at the moment or been there recently? Any highs or lows to be wary of?

    Cheers
    NN
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    Reminds me a lot of Veritas and the reason that I...

    Reminds me a lot of Veritas and the reason that I ended up registered on this forum. I really hope that people are not badly burnt by this. it's a horrible thing to have to go through.
  20. Yes, it appears I was missing something. Idiot.

    Yes, it appears I was missing something.
    Idiot.
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    No matter how hard you try...

    No matter how hard you try...
  22. And drove

    And drove
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    I go with Tescos myself. Not cashback as such,...

    I go with Tescos myself. Not cashback as such, but vouchers for the stores and all sorts of days out for the family.
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    Will the end client work with you as a sole...

    Will the end client work with you as a sole trader? None of my previous clients would entertain it, whether I was engaged direct or through an agency.
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    Have you received dividends on them in the past? ...

    Have you received dividends on them in the past? If so, then how did you declare them? As company income or personal? If not (which seems likely given the info here) then I'm gong to guess that...
  26. Thread: data breach

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    Didn't you pick that up from the use of "advice"...

    Didn't you pick that up from the use of "advice" in the OP?
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    From the article: Fret not though, because...

    From the article:

    Fret not though, because there’s a solution via us and the largest provider of limited company buy-to-lets which allows the property to be owned by a wholly owned subsidiary of...
  28. I've interviewed for a couple of contracts at...

    I've interviewed for a couple of contracts at Orange where they had a retainer of 10% that was dependant on you hitting an undefined "target" in the three months. So the day rate was (say) 350 and...
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    My first contract (Dublin, late 90's) I was given...

    My first contract (Dublin, late 90's) I was given the advice of a contractor who was leaving that I should be the first on site in the morning and the last to leave every night. So I did that for 6...
  30. Just to add to this from personal experience as...

    Just to add to this from personal experience as I've had a very similar thing happen to me a few years ago. Agent contacts me to let me know that the rate they are paying me is the same as the rate...
  31. Poll: I'd avoid any domain with a hyphen in it to be...

    I'd avoid any domain with a hyphen in it to be honest. Just doesn't roll off the tongue.
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    The thing stopping you from installing "Home"...

    The thing stopping you from installing "Home" versions on the laptop should really be the fact that it isn't a home laptop but a business one. This will be irrespective of whatever the vendor do.
  33. Thread: LBG Bristol

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    LBG is central, a short ferry ride rom the train...

    LBG is central, a short ferry ride rom the train station. TSB also have roles on the go in Bristol at the moment and they're based out at Aztec West, on the M4/M5 junction.

    Rates are v poor...
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    No, sorry, should have been clearer. I was...

    No, sorry, should have been clearer. I was through an agency on a client site. Client decided that they no longer wanted to deal through that agency and so handed them (and therefore us) notice. ...
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    I've had an agency go from threatening me with...

    I've had an agency go from threatening me with legal action to callng up about a role as if they were my best friend in 6 months.
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    Well, not nothing, but 70? 80? thousand in to...

    Well, not nothing, but 70? 80? thousand in to your house in the first 9 months of the tax year.
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    the financial institution I'm currently are...

    the financial institution I'm currently are moving to using TCS for both test and business analysis. They currently have about 400 of the latter, 300 of which are contract staff and it's that batch...
  38. I severely doubt that. SC isn't about paying tax...

    I severely doubt that. SC isn't about paying tax as far as I know.
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    Sounds a lot like the response given in Arkell vs...

    Sounds a lot like the response given in Arkell vs Pressdram
  40. Obviously things may have moved on in the last...

    Obviously things may have moved on in the last couple of years, but when I got SC I was asked about employment history. I replied that I'd been working for the same company for years and years (my...
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    Same for me wrt expenses.

    Same for me wrt expenses.
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    I did six months in Dublin and lived like a king....

    I did six months in Dublin and lived like a king. Walked away with some nice glassware as a present from the client, some new luggage and an extra three stone around my waist. No extra cash in the...
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    That of "Big Umbrella" :O)

    That of "Big Umbrella"

    :O)
  44. Thread: BA - Doom

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    I think I can probably see 55 TCS guys in this...

    I think I can probably see 55 TCS guys in this office, let alone all the other client site across the country.
  45. Nope the roles are TSB in Gloucester, Lloyds in...

    Nope the roles are TSB in Gloucester, Lloyds in Bristol.
  46. OP - have you considered FS outside of London? ...

    OP - have you considered FS outside of London? I'm getting a lot of calls about roles on the 450-500 range in the south west at the moment.
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    Came here to say this. If the company has been...

    Came here to say this. If the company has been struck off then there is no company to chase for missing tax. However the individual has received some income and so could be asked to account for...
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    Permies don't have to do it here, (in FS as well)...

    Permies don't have to do it here, (in FS as well) it's only contractors that are kicked out over Xmas for 2 weeks.
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    So a base model Apple then? :O)

    So a base model Apple then? :O)
  50. So OP, how did you hear about the scheme? Was it...

    So OP, how did you hear about the scheme? Was it recommended to you? By whom? Or did you find it by Googling for it?
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