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    Sharpening the saw is one of the seven habits of...

    Sharpening the saw is one of the seven habits of highly bollockspeak people propounded by Stephen Covey (dead).
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    :rollin::rollin::rollin::rollin::rollin::rollin:

    :rollin::rollin::rollin::rollin::rollin::rollin:
  3. Eh?

    Eh?
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    Hmmm, let's think about that for minute.

    Hmmm, let's think about that for minute.
  5. He's been snogging Nadine Dorres behind the HoC...

    He's been snogging Nadine Dorres behind the HoC bike sheds.
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    Apparently there will be fewer episodes of the...

    Apparently there will be fewer episodes of the ******* Archers - none would work for me, but it's a start.
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    Most useless pimp award?

    Just had an email from a pimp who has obviously just spammed his whole contact list.

    He has "helpfully" attached a guide to the new IR35 rules due to take effect from April :)

    Then he asks if I...
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    Thanks all - I know this is a "lazy" question -...

    Thanks all - I know this is a "lazy" question - but anyone know the Mac equivalent of home and end when navigating in Excel?
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    Anyone using Excel on Mac?

    I hate wrangling data in Excel but it is paying the bills.

    Navigating in Excel sheets in Mac is frustrating me as recent Mac convert - is there an equivalent to page up and page down keys? I...
  10. Web and e-mail hosting recommendations

    Currently with Ionos. My website is very basic as it is really just for marketing.

    I am getting rinsed by them - I wish to move my domains and webmail - who is a good bet?

    Ionos have mucked...
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    Been offered a couple of outside IR35 roles...

    Been offered a couple of outside IR35 roles recently, one 3 months, one six. Some clientcos seem to have realised they are fishing in a small pool.
  12. Eh? half of these people with "exotic sounding...

    Eh? half of these people with "exotic sounding names" ARE brexiteers.
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    Thanks this is interesting - this looks (as quite...

    Thanks this is interesting - this looks (as quite a few people have observed) like the source of the next loan charge style fiasco.
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    OK so this gang reckons they have a "solution" to...

    OK so this gang reckons they have a "solution" to keeping your LTD PSC but they seem a bit cagey about saying what it is

    /wwwdotpayeworx.co.uk/ir35/ - IR35. What does it actually mean?
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    "Secondly, make no bones about it, this was all...

    "Secondly, make no bones about it, this was all about Ir35."

    Ha ha ha It really wasn't. It was about D Cummings running everything.
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    I am.

    I am.
  17. I'd thought of this but not sure how to make any...

    I'd thought of this but not sure how to make any money - no-one I know wants to pay for this stuff.
  18. You are of course welcome to make this...

    You are of course welcome to make this observation and I am not under any illusion. I've decided not to do business with outfits I don't like, is all.
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    Thanks I was beginning to think it was me - how...

    Thanks I was beginning to think it was me - how can people not grasp this simple stuff?
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    OK I have come across another muppet who thinks...

    OK I have come across another muppet who thinks they will get paid net of the deemed employee taxes but carry on running his Ltd and even pay corporation tax.

    Just in case it is me who's the...
  21. Not sure I see the point of this - the statutory...

    Not sure I see the point of this - the statutory deductions (including tax based on gross pay for the year so far) can be done using the HMRC online calculators - the rest is according to the...
  22. Clientco was only offering FTC (and then not to...

    Clientco was only offering FTC (and then not to everyone) or PAYE via Agency so I quit (had only been there 4 months anyway - most of my gigs are short).

    Have some remote work with a foreign...
  23. This is where we are heading -No Rights Employee...

    This is where we are heading -No Rights Employee
  24. I have worked on several gigs where contractors...

    I have worked on several gigs where contractors stayed longer than the "permies".
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    Your circumstances are covered elsewhere, however...

    Your circumstances are covered elsewhere, however the answer is.....

    No-one knows.

    HMRC have made some vague assertions. HMRC have proven repeatedly that they cannot be trusted.

    None of us...
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    I'm not really qualified to judge on anything...

    I'm not really qualified to judge on anything else - but he has no idea how NI, RTI or NI numbers work (unless he has done a lot of reading since posting).
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    100% true and I hurriedly retracted my original...

    100% true and I hurriedly retracted my original comment.

    The substantive points remain -

    NI number doesn't tell you anything about whether or not NI needs to be deducted.

    Johnthebike doesn't...
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    Is this a sea of blood?

    Is this a sea of blood?
  29. I overheard an amusing conversation at cleintco...

    I overheard an amusing conversation at cleintco last week - they have gone from Mr Billy Big Bollocks about contractors to a very hushed and worried conversation about how many millions it will cost...
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    Why are so many people on this thread writing...

    Why are so many people on this thread writing "resource" instead of person? Is this what years of managementspeak does to us?
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    Fair point well made.

    Fair point well made.
  32. Thankfully I have managed to secure some outside...

    Thankfully I have managed to secure some outside IR35 work. I don't know how rare this is - fairly rare it would appear from the anecdotal evidence I have seen.
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    As I explained, the rules are complex, but they...

    As I explained, the rules are complex, but they have NOTHING to do with your NI number.

    As one simple example - if you are aged over state pension age, you don't pay NI. Employers/Brollies are...
  34. You are describing my contracting life - short...

    You are describing my contracting life - short term assignments due to my knowledge of a software package (and in particular the implementation of it) that clientcos would have no reason to (and not...
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    Whether or not you should pay NI has nothing to...

    Whether or not you should pay NI has nothing to do with your NI number.
    The rules on who pays NI and what rate are pretty complex - have a look at the government stuff online if you have a few hours...
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    Well then you would contend wrong. Have a...

    Well then you would contend wrong.

    Have a think about this. There are thousands of highly mobile workers currently operating all over the EU. If Jose from Spain comes here and works at a...
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    I certainly seriously considered leaving IT as a...

    I certainly seriously considered leaving IT as a result of this crap.

    Unfortunately it's the only thing that people will believe I can do.

    I am pretty good (self taught) at plumbing. electrics...
  38. The folk I know of who are staying here aren't...

    The folk I know of who are staying here aren't years in - but they do want to stay until the project ends in a year a so.

    There isn't much awareness of IR35 which I find odd, but there it is.
  39. Their model (with a few notable exceptions)...

    Their model (with a few notable exceptions) revolves around hair gel and knowing zero about what we do or how we do it.

    That won't change.
  40. Role-based blanket IR35 assessments are unlawful...

    Role-based blanket IR35 assessments are unlawful and highly risky
  41. Car insurance and BIK - Google rocks Company...

    Car insurance and BIK - Google rocks

    Company car benefit in kind | AccountingWEB
  42. I'll do it for £150 an hour (I am not an...

    I'll do it for £150 an hour (I am not an accountant - but look at that discount).
  43. You'll be paying these from your own pocket in...

    You'll be paying these from your own pocket in future.
  44. Any clue how many of your fellow contractors are going inside?

    There are about 200 contractors at clientco - only 6 on the project I am on.

    I am the only one (I know of) of our 6 who is quitting due to the blanket rules.

    Everyone else seems to be accepting...
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    Expertise appreciated - I know my knowledge is...

    Expertise appreciated - I know my knowledge is sketchy in places but I wasn't just imagining the 1099 thing -

    "What is a 1099 employee? They are self-employed workers, also called independent...
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    Is that true though? I thought 1099 contractors...

    Is that true though? I thought 1099 contractors would be comparable.

    One thing that makes contracting less attractive in the US is health insurance costs - from what I have seen, the 1099 gigs...
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    That might be true if HMRC applied any visible...

    That might be true if HMRC applied any visible logic to who they would investigate and try to charge - but given their success rate it doesn't seem to be the case.
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    Fair point - I think we're in agreement here.

    Fair point - I think we're in agreement here.
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    I wish I shared that view.

    I wish I shared that view.
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    I don't think that would matter - very very few...

    I don't think that would matter - very very few places are going to prefer upsetting the USA to upsetting us.
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