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  1. Be careful. You're so sharp you could cut...

    Be careful. You're so sharp you could cut yourself


    Your company can of course provide eg sick pay and holiday pay out of taxed income. If you worked for Accenture then your sick pay and holiday...
  2. Critical Thinking C--. Must try harder

    I didn't comment because it was so muddled. However since you insist:

    I had said people like the OP described - tax minimisers - get benefits baked into their fees. You however start on about...
  3. Open the Pill Bottle Labelled Reality

    Now, that's not true is it? You go on Jobserve or LinkedIn or your network and find a job someone else has created.
  4. This is the whole thing which sadly permeates...

    This is the whole thing which sadly permeates this channel. Contractors are not entrepreneurs in any shape or form. They may take more risks, get exposed to more periods without jobs and have to...
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    The Revenue have specifically said they wouldn't...

    The Revenue have specifically said they wouldn't hold that against you.
  6. What Original is saying is "Let's say I was...

    What Original is saying is "Let's say I was stupid and wrong. Very stupid and very wrong. If that is true it doesn't matter because nearly 50% of the British population were also very stupid and very...
  7. Thread: Newbie

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    So you're still contracting? Not for long...

    So you're still contracting?

    Not for long...
  8. Not really. Your original question was just too...

    Not really. Your original question was just too long and boring. I thought something simple might throw a different light on things but if you feel you understand the situation then fine.
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    This forum is actually for ex-contractors....

    This forum is actually for ex-contractors. However you're making the first important step.
  10. Why does evryone want their cake and eat it.

    Why can't contractors understand that they actually get sick pay, holiday pay, redundancy pay, pension, health benefits etc etc. They get what ever they want.

    What they can't accept, or brexitly...
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    Canada is the 10th biggest economy and on the...

    Canada is the 10th biggest economy and on the other side of the world. The UK is around the 5th biggest with twice the size of Canada and right next to the EU. However difficult it has been to do the...
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    Won't happen

    Won't happen. The harsh reality will be far too much to stomach. Big business will apply massive pressure. Boris will succumb.

    Let me remind you once again: this isn't just screwing up trade with...
  13. Young people of today

    I just don't get it.

    Why do you waste your life away on social media sites that have a go at you? :facepalm: You don't need to look at them. Just walk away.
  14. Yes. You could have paid yourself £40,000 if...

    Yes. You could have paid yourself £40,000 if you'd done it directly from your company.
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    Another Three Years of Brexit

    UK mega-poll: Conservatives on course for 68-seat majority - CityAM : CityAM

    Almost certainly the Boris Junta will get in. That will start the Transition Period which will have to be extended...
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    No wonder people don't like the EU

    Voting Leave was cretinous. What however is even more depressing is how the brexiteers here have persistently ignored all the gobsmacking stupidity of the liars who made up the Brexit Story. ...
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    Sorry mate. Ain't going to happen

    Brexit is impossible in any meaningful way. Always has been. It was just a nonsense scam that unfortunately the vulnerable 48% fell for hook line and sinker.

    Johnson will get in, enter the...
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    Neither do you. Know what I'm talking about, that...

    Neither do you. Know what I'm talking about, that is. I didn't say I support Labour. I just welcomed their introducing the general concept of increasing overall tax in order to fund state services....
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    Your problem Malvolio, and the problem of most of...

    Your problem Malvolio, and the problem of most of the population, is you have been brought up in the Thatcher/Regan era. You think that is the natural way of the world. It's not. It's a right wing...
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    I'm not interested in the Labour Manifesto but I...

    I'm not interested in the Labour Manifesto but I admire its attempt (even if utterly in vain) to move the discussion to the single thing that is wrong with this country (as alluded to by...
  21. I got a contract once because I lived locally (1...

    I got a contract once because I lived locally (1 hour) whereas the 'other' candidate came from 150+ miles away.

    Contractors are often precious petals that need special treatment on Mondays and...
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    The Law only applies to little people, not IPSE

    I had a go at IPSE for selling financial products outside their FCA remit. They simply banned me.

    Bunch of thugs.
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    Tell that to the Chinese takeaway in the next...

    Tell that to the Chinese takeaway in the next town to me. They were raided by the Border Force and had 4 illegals working there. Out-stayed their visitor visas or some such.
  24. Original doesn't want to know the truth. He's a...

    Original doesn't want to know the truth. He's a Brexiteer. Believes anything the Johnson Junta tell him.
  25. Quite the most ridiculous remark made to date. ...

    Quite the most ridiculous remark made to date.

    Britain is the 6th biggest economy and manufactures more than it did when I was a boy. There will be considerable disruption. Many companies will...
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    As if by magic?

    There is a strong theme here that clients only need to sort themselves out and the problem is magically solved.

    In my experience, 99% of contractors are bums-on-seats. What they do couldn't be...
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    When I read it, I took it to mean "If we decide...

    When I read it, I took it to mean "If we decide to put you inside IR35, we will no longer give you your daily rate but instead give you your daily rate minus statutory deductions". However I agree it...
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    Pushing who? In what way?:confused:

    Pushing who? In what way?:confused:
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    Yes However tax avoidance is perfectly...

    Yes

    However tax avoidance is perfectly legitimate.
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    Maybe there is lobbying ; maybe there isn't. I...

    Maybe there is lobbying ; maybe there isn't. I suspect you don't have any actual evidence.

    By contrast the Indian Government has been very open in saying as soon as we are out of the protection of...
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    I recall a lot of whingeing on IPSE about no...

    I recall a lot of whingeing on IPSE about no longer being able to claim travel.

    Also a friend of mine was recently a permie with a very large organisation, FootsieCo. His workplace was London but...
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    Where's NLUK when you need him?:bluelight

    Where's NLUK when you need him?:bluelight
  33. The Tory Party are going to create new Britain....

    The Tory Party are going to create new Britain. In ten or twenty years' time we will have arranged trade deals with all the countries across the globe and repaired all the damage caused by the...
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    I suspect the OP is really saying "Are these paid...

    I suspect the OP is really saying "Are these paid without attracting benefit-in-kind income tax?". UK travel is not deductible nowadays. Are you saying overseas travel is different?
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    Contributions and Fees | NEST Pensions...

    Contributions and Fees | NEST Pensions

    1.8% sounds a lot but they then only charge you 0.3% per annum, so over the long term it looks like a reasonable deal.
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    Brexit is bad, But nothing like as bad as a Boris Government

    Don't knock it.

    They could save the country. If they bleed off the leave vote from Labour ( and a few of the deluded Tory brexiteers) they could stop Boris getting a majority.
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    Poll: I live in a Conservative constituency. However...

    I live in a Conservative constituency. However the sitting MP can't take any more of the Tory nonsense ('a bunch of muppets') so he's off. This is a great opportunity to shake things up.

    I can...
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    Sorry: typo. I meant 1+1=2 is defined as a part...

    Sorry: typo. I meant 1+1=2 is defined as a part of integer arithmetic. You don't need to prove it or use statistics etc. It is by definition true.
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    1=1 is a class of propositions known as...

    1=1 is a class of propositions known as tautologies. You don't need to prove they are correct or not; they are correct by definition. More general issues of whether something 'can be proven' come...
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    News to Me

    I must admit I was wondering where the 'new theory' had come from. I'd always thought Jesus disappeared 2000 years ago and hadn't been in contact since.
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    Funny you should raise that. 'Id' is an invention...

    Funny you should raise that. 'Id' is an invention of Sigmund Freud. Freudian Psychology was another of these bonky religions gaining incredible mindshare despite a complete lack of any evidence or...
  42. I once asked my boss at an oil major "Why do you...

    I once asked my boss at an oil major "Why do you have all these contractors rather than your own employees?" He said "Because we can sack them whenever it suits us. It's worth paying the premium"....
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    As you are probably aware Jesus was a...

    As you are probably aware Jesus was a died-in-the-wool, full-fat, straight-down-the-middle Jew. He had no interest in Christianity, which wasn't invented until some time after his death. His message...
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    You really need to understand that tax is...

    You really need to understand that tax is something you give to HMRC, to fund our modern society. About 50% of GDP is state-funded, so you have to get it off citizens.

    By contrast, rights and...
  45. Personalised just for you

    Paper Bhoy, we've tried to explain to you on a number of occasions that you lack the ability to analyse things of any complexity whatsoever. Etc
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    As his friend advise him that if he wants an easy...

    As his friend advise him that if he wants an easy life, don't go around double-crossing people.
  47. Original, we've tried to explain to you on a...

    Original, we've tried to explain to you on a number of occasions that you lack the ability to analyse things of any complexity whatsoever. You, and you fellow Brexiteers, jump at comforting...
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    Try to be positive.

    It's not quite as bad as you might think. Bear in mind that if you meet someone in the street there is a better than 50% chance they are not gullible, vulnerable and reckless.

    Although, sadly,...
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    The psychometrics article was talking factually...

    The psychometrics article was talking factually about what Brexiteers are like. It accords with my assessment of the few friends I have that voted Brexit: inclined to believe any old nonsense without...
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    That's not fair!

    It doesn't say that.

    It doesn't say Leavers are thick.


    It says Leavers are... stupid :cretin:
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