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    It's the same everywhere at the moment. For...

    It's the same everywhere at the moment.

    For the 18 year old off to university next year GCSEs and A' levels have taken the joy from all the subjects she is taking. She's found a course she wants...
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    Or shock as you discover car insurance can cost...

    Or shock as you discover car insurance can cost £2500 for a year and they have to pay it upfront as the insurance company only offers monthly payments on policies below £2000....
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    +1 to that - you will get the degree while also...

    +1 to that - you will get the degree while also earning money and getting 3 years experience...
  4. Thread: Weekend Thread

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    Find a nice care/rest home and send her there for...

    Find a nice care/rest home and send her there for a couple of weeks rest?
  5. Thread: Client Medicals

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    Reverse parking is the same in petro-chemical...

    Reverse parking is the same in petro-chemical companies for a slightly different reason

    When you want people offsite - you want them offsite as quickly as humanly possible - reversing adds time...
  6. Thread: Overthinking IR35?

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    And if you are working through an agency the...

    And if you are working through an agency the agency needs to report against each UTR / NI number the amount paid to which company.

    If in April 2020 the company changes but nothing else does HMRC...
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    Why a raspberry pi? Just get a laptop and let him...

    Why a raspberry pi? Just get a laptop and let him do what he wants.

    Raspberry pi's a great if you need hardware for particular reasons but they need a screen for work by which point you may as...
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    Sticky: Are they the sort who only do that when the bill...

    Are they the sort who only do that when the bill is shared?
  9. Thread: Client Medicals

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    It could be worse as there are worse places, it...

    It could be worse as there are worse places, it could be Barrow...
  10. Thread: Client Medicals

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    Let's be clear here the contract you have been...

    Let's be clear here the contract you have been offered is working at Sellafield.

    Sellafield has a lot of contractors as most things are outsourced to the appropriate specialists and have been for...
  11. Thread: test please delete

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    Sticky: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcWOviMI6Lk

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcWOviMI6Lk
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    Sticky: Sounds like every corporate travel agent I've...

    Sounds like every corporate travel agent I've ever dealt with.

    What do you mean you don't need a suitcase in the hold?
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    I know - it's the underpricing that I dislked -...

    I know - it's the underpricing that I dislked - once someone has underpriced it others have little choice but to compete at similar price points as they can't differentiate themselves enough.
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    Sticky: Surely it would have been better for it to be...

    Surely it would have been better for it to be cancelled next Friday?
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    Sticky: It's writing marketing blurb for the 1st of the...

    It's writing marketing blurb for the 1st of the software packages I'm releasing - which is basically a ground up rebuild of the bits of a certain CRM package that are left after the second day of...
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    May I refer you to the article from the verge I...

    May I refer you to the article from the verge I posted above it's possible that preping may be more profitable than sourcing.

    As for those software prices - You need a lot of people at £12 a month...
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    Sticky: So I've twice found something more interesting to...

    So I've twice found something more interesting to do than the thing I really need to be doing

    Time to find someone to handle the none technical side of this work

    This is only posted so that I...
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    Yes Banks are far more concerned with potential...

    Yes Banks are far more concerned with potential pay claims under equal opportunity legislation than they will be over the cost of VAT to agencies.
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    Let me repeat my advice from a fortnight ago

    Let me repeat my advice from a fortnight ago
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    Given what that other guy is doing - writing...

    Given what that other guy is doing - writing software to sell?
  21. You are over thinking it. The bill is for...

    You are over thinking it.

    The bill is for September 2019 - you pay it (if you aren't going to argue it) and attach it to this year's accounts.
  22. Thread: Overthinking IR35?

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    I don't see a lot of investigations but I do see...

    I don't see a lot of investigations but I do see a lot of fishing trips similar to GSK to scare people into paying.
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    To be frank it sounds too much like hard work but...

    To be frank it sounds too much like hard work but I'll give you this for the next stage - packaging of the purchases to meet Amazon warehouse rules.

    Why thousands of Amazon packages converge on a...
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    Quite often it's we will call you a Data...

    Quite often it's we will call you a Data Scientist in lieu of the pay rise.
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    I congratulated a recruitment consultant today...

    I congratulated a recruitment consultant today for sitting and passing the basic Dynamics 365 fundamentals exam.

    It was nice to see him learning enough about the skillset required to be able to...
  26. Thread: Aviva

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    If a company is dependent on a contractor (or...

    If a company is dependent on a contractor (or anyone if being honest) that company has a problem that needs to be fixed.

    On the other hand I've never seen a problem where TCS or WiPro was the...
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    Sticky: So today has been spent re-writing a whole pile...

    So today has been spent re-writing a whole pile of things to move two items on a menu from being very obviously in the wrong place to somewhere where I can argue they need to be there.

    To say it's...
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    An excuse to pay less.

    An excuse to pay less.
  29. Sticky: Agencies (and companies) do have a legal...

    Agencies (and companies) do have a legal requirement under the Agency reporting act to report all payments to 3rd parties for work done directly to HMRC and that information needs to include the...
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    That comes later - in a lot of firms its just a...

    That comes later - in a lot of firms its just a matter of finding a person doing a vaguely similar role who hits enough of the equal opportunity requirements.
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    Sticky: View Post

    <--- so, so <----
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    I have the Peter Gabriel ones but only in the...

    I have the Peter Gabriel ones but only in the sense that they have appeared on an Apple music essential tracks listing at some point.

    They do seem to have cornered the 1970's British Progressive...
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    Pass - personally I would be looking at starting...

    Pass - personally I would be looking at starting again - there is a reason why most NAS use JBOD's to avoid this type of issue.
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    Very little without a signed timesheet regardless...

    Very little without a signed timesheet regardless of what the law says.
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    Sticky: In other news - today's fun will be finishing off...

    In other news - today's fun will be finishing off a naff website and revealing the first of the numerous things I've been working on for a while.

    And all because I need to find some suitably...
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    Sticky: I don't believe that was 5 years ago - how time...

    I don't believe that was 5 years ago - how time has flown by.
  37. Thread: Johnny Walker

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    Ensuring the appropriate keywords are in your...

    Ensuring the appropriate keywords are in your linkedin profile?

    Knowing the correct handshake?
  38. Probably offtopic but for developers and Solution...

    Probably offtopic but for developers and Solution Architects the Dynamics 365 / Power Apps market is booming.

    Were it not for the ISV plans I have finding a job would be very easy.
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    Glasgow to Edinburgh along the M8.

    Glasgow to Edinburgh along the M8.
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    Yep the damage has already been done.

    Yep the damage has already been done.
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    It does make a big difference - company...

    It does make a big difference - company contributions come off you profits and you don't loss NI (both employee and employer NI).
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    It does however also depend on the viewpoint of...

    It does however also depend on the viewpoint of their management though - risk adverse ones may well just adopt what is starting to look like a blanket "no contractor" policy.
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    Sticky: Mrs Eek is there now. Due to lack of permie...

    Mrs Eek is there now. Due to lack of permie holidays she is sadly working all day in her hotel room and then off to see the Clan play.
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    Sticky: It's Sunday - World AIDS day has always been...

    It's Sunday - World AIDS day has always been December 1st.
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    Don't you mean the 12th - if you vote on the 13th...

    Don't you mean the 12th - if you vote on the 13th it's too late.
  46. Thread: SIPP with umbrella

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    Yes - you should get the employer NI contribution...

    Yes - you should get the employer NI contribution which you would otherwise lose (but best to explicitly ask the question to the umbrella company).

    It's why I didn't get some other posters comment...
  47. Thread: Shocking news!!!

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    It's not surprising given how good London...

    It's not surprising given how good London Reconnections is but they also mention the VAT issue.

    It's one thing to claim a taxi driver is working for him/herself when you pay the taxi driver...
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    While that's true, the agency needs a signed...

    While that's true, the agency needs a signed timesheet to invoice the customer. Without that the administrator isn't going to get very far.

    As an aside I find when agencies are having problems...
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    The timesheet and/or invoice are the evidence the...

    The timesheet and/or invoice are the evidence the agency uses to bill the client.

    If no timesheet or invoice is sent to the agency they cannot bill the client for the work which means the client...
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    Sticky: It's the internet of things - in this case...

    It's the internet of things - in this case however the things are large and can move.
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