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    I'm really really hoping we see a London...

    I'm really really hoping we see a London Riots-esque response to crime like this. Swift justice with harsh punishments - prison as a starting point.
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    If you're anything like me, you immediately* miss...

    If you're anything like me, you immediately* miss contracting and bin the forum off because it reminds you too much of the good times. Learnt a lot about myself that year.

    *I remember the moment I...
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    No, I shave it.

    No, I shave it.
  4. You've so got a script running to monitor for...

    You've so got a script running to monitor for references, haven't you!
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    I reckon some idiot copied and pasted it

    I reckon some idiot copied and pasted it
  6. Thread: Black listed

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    Literally had an agent call me up a few weeks ago...

    Literally had an agent call me up a few weeks ago who was sat NEXT TO the agent whose contract I was in the last week of.
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    Can't argue with that. In terms of their shopping...

    Can't argue with that. In terms of their shopping lift, I think that's foolish and will just put off many would be excellent applicants.
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    Ah, I was reading it as an answer to the thread...

    Ah, I was reading it as an answer to the thread title!
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    Uhm, why? Renting an office for work is perfectly...

    Uhm, why? Renting an office for work is perfectly legit
  10. Sweet, it sounds like there wouldn't be much...

    Sweet, it sounds like there wouldn't be much resistance. Think I'll go for the "beg for forgiveness later" approach.
  11. To be clear, I've got zero intention of claiming...

    To be clear, I've got zero intention of claiming anything back from the NHS - I'd purely like to claim it from my Ltd Co as per a business expense.
  12. Nice one - it might be that costs are minimal,...

    Nice one - it might be that costs are minimal, but if I spend a whole weekend or something driving around town I could imagine rinsing through some food, fuel etc.
  13. NHS Volunteering - Can I claim my costs back?

    I've started to sign up to the NHS Volunteer Program thing - potentially to do some form of driving role. I'm considering that I may need to hire or borrow a car as mine started playing up but I've...
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    The problem is, that alone is a flawed analysis....

    The problem is, that alone is a flawed analysis. It's not just the 2.5% - it's the knock on effect. No matter what we do, we're going to see huge amounts of people have time off work and huge,...
  15. Thread: Forum request

    by vwdan
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    Sorry, I'm a key poster.

    Sorry, I'm a key poster.
  16. Thread: Panic buying

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    Glad to see my local Tesco getting into the news,...

    Glad to see my local Tesco getting into the news, at least!
  17. That's now how the law works. You need to find...

    That's now how the law works. You need to find the law which makes you an employee and gives you rights.
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    Sounds like a bit of a gamble!

    Sounds like a bit of a gamble!
  19. Is that confirmed? Not being a troll - when I...

    Is that confirmed? Not being a troll - when I looked there was very little in the way of technical advice
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    Yep! What's really scared me here is that I...

    Yep! What's really scared me here is that I always worked on the assumption that no matter how bad, I could walk into a local IT Firm and get a £30-40k role with my eyes closed and a CV written in...
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    I appreciate the urge to make the most of a bad...

    I appreciate the urge to make the most of a bad situation (and I'll confess, I sent a text to my builder to say we still have cash waiting if he wants the work) but it does rather prove people are...
  22. It wasn't me, but a real contractor would...

    It wasn't me, but a real contractor would probably appreciate that all designs come with risk/cost/benefit decisions. I've yet to work for a company that took the risk of a global pandemic closing...
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    It's all relative but I came *so* close to...

    It's all relative but I came *so* close to spending a chunk of my warchest on a BTL or similar. Ended up just leaving it while the Mrs wasn't working and I'm so glad of my risk-averse nature there!
  24. Yep, you can make a deal with the mob.

    Yep, you can make a deal with the mob.
  25. It is possible, if you treat yourself like an...

    It is possible, if you treat yourself like an employee. I.e.
  26. Do you have an employment contract? Do you get...

    Do you have an employment contract? Do you get paid NMW (excluding dividends)? You are an office holder, not an employee.
  27. It wasn't aimed as a dig, but the point is you...

    It wasn't aimed as a dig, but the point is you are prepared. As am I. We didn't foresee *this*, but I did foresee a situation where I, as the sole breadwinner, can't work for 6 months or so.

    And...
  28. And I have to say, rightfully so to some degree....

    And I have to say, rightfully so to some degree. These measures aren't about saving businesses, they're saving workers. We've chosen to be on the business end of that and reap the rewards - I know...
  29. What, claim your £300? I'm assuming they're going...

    What, claim your £300? I'm assuming they're going to be smart enough to call it an average.
  30. Just to warn you, that what you're starting here...

    Just to warn you, that what you're starting here is a serious cat and mouse game. There are VPNs and all sorts of ways around restrictions and I suspect he's got more time, patience and dedication to...
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    Yep, actually had this thought myself last week....

    Yep, actually had this thought myself last week. Had a project that could be extended and thought why not spread it out a little (I didn't btw)
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    By the way, you realise the Flu has a mortality...

    By the way, you realise the Flu has a mortality down somewhere around 0.1%. This thing is anything up from about 1.5%.

    To compare it to the flu or, Jesus Christ, the common cold displays an...
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    I'd have thought somebody with such low mental...

    I'd have thought somebody with such low mental capability that they must have trouble remembering to breathe would be a little more grateful of the preparation.
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    I means pretty much exactly what he says - you...

    I means pretty much exactly what he says - you claim back the VAT on business purchases don't you? So you're saving 20% straight away
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    Well, this week I've mainly been enabling an...

    Well, this week I've mainly been enabling an entire US county to coordinate their efforts away from their offices. I mean, if the sewage trucks don't know where to go what use are they ;)
  36. Serious question, is there any merit in applying...

    Serious question, is there any merit in applying for the holiday regardless? Kind of feels prudent at the minute - keep the cash with me, rather than them
  37. Let's all not pretend we'd be any different. This...

    Let's all not pretend we'd be any different. This is squarely on the government.
  38. Thread: xe.com

    by vwdan
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    Hmm, I'm invoicing USD at the minute.

    Hmm, I'm invoicing USD at the minute.
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    As it happens I specialise in the kind of systems...

    As it happens I specialise in the kind of systems companies need now - so I'm currently working 14 hour days and will probably work myself to death first.

    Feels a very hollow victory though - all...
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    Is this that legislation which is absolutely...

    Is this that legislation which is absolutely positively going to have no negative business impact apart from to those dodging tax?
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    I'm just going to keep paying into my pension -...

    I'm just going to keep paying into my pension - but other than that, right now, I want to be cash rich.
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    My dad does this to supplement his early...

    My dad does this to supplement his early retirement (and keep mum happy as she still works!). For him he loves it, but the pay is pretty poor and the work is far from guaranteed.

    But he's found...
  43. Hah, had that one through - scummy bastards.

    Hah, had that one through - scummy bastards.
  44. Small Company as per the Companies Act: ...

    Small Company as per the Companies Act:

    Prepare annual accounts for a private limited company: Micro-entities, small and dormant companies - GOV.UK



    So it really is pretty small. That said,...
  45. Poll: All good here, but both my local hospitals have...

    All good here, but both my local hospitals have had people die from it so that's nice.
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    Anybody remember that time ScooterScot couldn't...

    Anybody remember that time ScooterScot couldn't even get his facts straight in a thread that was meant to be his area of expertise? Why would anybody listen to somebody who can't even talk sense...
  47. Ventilation is going to be the kicker. Certainly...

    Ventilation is going to be the kicker. Certainly in normal times that's an ICU only job, with 1:1 care.

    No idea what they'll let slide in desperate times but you really don't want to be...
  48. I'm gonna need to see some evidence of that, bud....

    I'm gonna need to see some evidence of that, bud.



    Yes, because something with a morality rate of something like 2 - 3x the flu is something to worry about.



    What's that got to do with...
  49. Thread: Leaving drinks

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    So true story. I treated my client to a small...

    So true story. I treated my client to a small gift/gesture while we were abroad travelling and I had the riot act read to me over bloody bribery rules.
  50. Thread: Fake Contract

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    Sounds handpicked for some of the posters here

    Sounds handpicked for some of the posters here
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