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    It wasn't a fear, it was their aspiration -...

    It wasn't a fear, it was their aspiration - everybody under PAYE - nice and easy for them to collect the tax, even if it knackers up the economy
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    3 years for me and then a further year doing a...

    3 years for me and then a further year doing a day a per week while working full time for 2 of their competitors! Last contract was 2 years full time and 10 months doing 1 day a week for them while...
  3. Thread: Vegans

    by BoredBloke
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    A few years ago we were at Download. I'd taken...

    A few years ago we were at Download. I'd taken my son to get a burger from one of the dodgy food vans that frequent festivals. He commented on how crap the burger was. Then this woman came up to...
  4. I didn't get that cut and didn't hear anybody...

    I didn't get that cut and didn't hear anybody grumbling about it - where in RBS are you?
  5. So why are you so clearly outside when the...

    So why are you so clearly outside when the majority are inside?
  6. Fair play to them. If I'd been in London I'd...

    Fair play to them. If I'd been in London I'd have gone along also. Least they have shown a degree of opposition to IR35
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    You are not their employee, presumably you are an...

    You are not their employee, presumably you are an employee through your own ltd company. If you employed a builder to build an extension for you and they had a holiday booked in the middle of the...
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    I'm sat here listening to a permie giving their...

    I'm sat here listening to a permie giving their advice on IR35 and it's all wrong. Yesterday they told one person that 'its a day rate. That's automatically a T&M contract and that's inside IR35.' ...
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    Sticky: Could this..... do not have permanent...

    Could this.....

    <CLIENT> do not have permanent staff capable of carrying out this work and have engaged the consultants Ltd. Companies for the specialist services they can provide.

    be changed...
  10. and by payment, that's when the money clears into...

    and by payment, that's when the money clears into the account, not when the client decides to pay you.
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    Lots of people signed up to these loan schemes...

    Lots of people signed up to these loan schemes because they were sold as a means to still get the same sort of returns you would out of a ltd company but without the IR35 risk. So I'd say that the...
  12. The original IR35 was sold as an attempt to stop...

    The original IR35 was sold as an attempt to stop employers forcing their employees out of employment into self employment - that's where the Friday to Monday line came from. I don't think I have...
  13. No I think it will make no difference. If it...

    No I think it will make no difference. If it costs business more then they will look at contractor on 400 a day to umbrella is 400 a day. Contract through dependant company at 400 a day has holiday...
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    He was supposed to be on tonight but looks like...

    He was supposed to be on tonight but looks like he's bottled it - Neil has just tweeted that they don't have a date yet from Johnson
  15. Depends on how it's implemented. My guess is it...

    Depends on how it's implemented. My guess is it will be some cost to the 'employer' so like IR35 and the employer having to pay the employers NI, they will insist on umbrella. So they can sidestep...
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    Don't feel guilty about getting the benefits! ...

    Don't feel guilty about getting the benefits! You've paid into the system and that's what it's for. My son is blind and was diagnosed with Aspergers at about the age of 8. In all honestly, his...
  17. Thread: New CEST

    by BoredBloke
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    Bugs me that buying kit and the like is excluded...

    Bugs me that buying kit and the like is excluded - I've a server, 2 desktops, one at home and one where I stay while working away, a laptop and an old 'spare' that is still refusing to die after...
  18. Thread: New CEST

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    So that's you being penalised for getting repeat...

    So that's you being penalised for getting repeat business. Who makes this cr@p up?
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    Not just that. At one point last year, for a...

    Not just that. At one point last year, for a brief bit of time I had 3 clients on the go. Via a limited it's easy. All the money goes into a single pot and the tax is determined by my accountant. ...
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    What does John Redwood know.......

    Self employment and IR35

    I am all in favour of a different tax regime for people who work for themselves. Such a lifestyle means that an individual depends on winning and completing business to...
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    Totally agree. But it's even better for the...

    Totally agree. But it's even better for the company. One amount to pay that includes NI, Salary, PAYE and employers NI to the brolly and with the advantage of not having to worry about the job...
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    My choice is to vote for an old man who wants to...

    My choice is to vote for an old man who wants to tax everything or a serial liar who wants to close my business. It's like having the choice of which testicle you'd rather have kicked. For me the...
  23. On the plus side she's certainly well blessed in...

    On the plus side she's certainly well blessed in the chest area! Who do you thing is better stacked, her or Boris?
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    HMRC routinely fail to answer FOI requests. You...

    HMRC routinely fail to answer FOI requests. You can submit one but they will worm out of giving an answer
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    But they are not assessing anybody if they are...

    But they are not assessing anybody if they are doing a blanket everybody inside. The assessment has to take into account the contract and working practices. If you have had a review carried out an...
  26. Thread: I Win.....

    by BoredBloke
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    I Win.....

    That's dedication to wanting to win!
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    Surely it's the 6th April that is the important...

    Surely it's the 6th April that is the important thing here. The client can say they thing the role prior to 6th April is inside, but up until 6th April, that's just their opinion - especially if it...
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    Presumably up to now you have been operating as...

    Presumably up to now you have been operating as if you are outside IR35. If your client deems you are inside an you accept then your are leaving yourself open to HMRC looking into your previous...
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    But that's going to be based on HMRC's biased...

    But that's going to be based on HMRC's biased view of IR35 - the case laws hasn't changed. Surely somebody at some point is going to challenge this inside review in the courts.
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    I'm guessing that they will have a significant...

    I'm guessing that they will have a significant membership drop in April.
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    If he is offered the extension to feb, then...

    If he is offered the extension to feb, then surely he can pay for a contract review. If the review shows the role as being outside, then he could argue that his review better reflects the role...
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    Direct Save Telecom do and I think Now tv do a 1...

    Direct Save Telecom do and I think Now tv do a 1 month rolling contract but not 100% sure. If you live in a building that uses hyperoptic fttp then I know they do because I used it a few years ago
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    Or the WIPRO guy gets on the phone and sells then...

    Or the WIPRO guy gets on the phone and sells then their services for what the contractor would have cost but where IR35 does not apply. And no tax is due to HMRC because of it
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    Not long enough - it would only be 6 months and...

    Not long enough - it would only be 6 months and I'd be returning each weekend and doing day from home
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    Cheers for the comments. Can anybody confirm my...

    Cheers for the comments. Can anybody confirm my thinking on the tax front. My guess, from a bit of reading round is that while I stand to lose about 35% in Switzerland, only 25% will be due to tax...
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    Switzerland take home

    Just wanting somebody to check my assumptions on this. I'm up for a role in Geneva. Because I'll be a uk resident for tax purposes I'll essentially have to pay tax at uk levels. So in geneva I'll see...
  37. I can see why Barclays have done this. They are...

    I can see why Barclays have done this. They are avoiding making the inside/outside determination full stop. If they did a blanket everybody inside then surely at some point contractors would test...
  38. Least the SNP are anti IR35 aren't they?

    Least the SNP are anti IR35 aren't they?
  39. Left a contract when the migration I was working...

    Left a contract when the migration I was working on came to an end - client wanted me to stay on but I didn't - didn't want to do a BAU role, so left. Went to a bank in the Cheshire countryside. ...
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    PSC = Pretty Spiffing Company in my book but...

    PSC = Pretty Spiffing Company in my book but because the work I do tends to be a bit shoddy and slap dash I didn't tick that box!
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    I know somebody at HSBC who told me that her...

    I know somebody at HSBC who told me that her contract wont be extended after October - she didn't mention IR35 but said HSBC were letting all their contractors go.
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    I used Clydesdale/Yorkshire bank and was...

    I used Clydesdale/Yorkshire bank and was impressed by them. Everything was done over the phone and was pretty quick
  43. Thread: IR35 Guide

    by BoredBloke
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    It's closed to comments now

    It's closed to comments now
  44. I'd say get your renewal reviewed. If it is...

    I'd say get your renewal reviewed. If it is deemed to be inside at that point then don't accept it, unless the client are prepared to accept changes to it to get it outside.

    If you can get an...
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    I've had that also. But I just tell them out...

    I've had that also. But I just tell them out right that I'm not going to give names of previous bosses/contacts. Makes for quite a tumbleweedy coffee....so what did you watch on tv last night?
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    I worked through them a few years ago - the...

    I worked through them a few years ago - the client company puled the plug on the project and served notice to all the contractors. A few months later I got a call from the pimp asking how the...
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    I've used them before and never had an issue. In...

    I've used them before and never had an issue. In terms of on boarding much of that is dictated by the end client. Eg HSBC can take up to 4 weeks and RBS can be as little as 2 days!

    As for not...
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    Auntie Albert has a Hyundai Tucson which has lane...

    Auntie Albert has a Hyundai Tucson which has lane assist etc. I have only driven it twice on motorways and once you get used to the steering wheel moving (slightly) by itself, it's quite nice.

    I...
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    I've got a Mazda 6 and it's got a few of those...

    I've got a Mazda 6 and it's got a few of those driving gadgets - it's got blind spot monitoring - bright orange warning on the mirror, an audible warning and on its heads up it highlights when a car...
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    I used to use it but can't remember the last time...

    I used to use it but can't remember the last time I checked it - used to post as Anthony English
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