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  1. So as a Ltd Co director, I can still furlough...

    So as a Ltd Co director, I can still furlough myself and make a claim?
  2. Are you all actively ignoring these agencies?

    Are you all actively ignoring these agencies?
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    Recession in 2021 caused by continued job losses...

    Recession in 2021 caused by continued job losses from the fallout of global 'lockdown' should mean house prices coming down. You need a recession for house price deflation and you need job losses for...
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    ... but IR35 changes are a good and plausible...

    ... but IR35 changes are a good and plausible reason. This along with instability caused by covid should be enough to convince anyone.
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    I'm just wondering if anyone has seen the...

    I'm just wondering if anyone has seen the smallprint in the BBL documents/rules or had it explained to them by an accountant to confirm this understanding?
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    How is it fraud? The loan has been taken out in...

    How is it fraud? The loan has been taken out in good faith to stop the company from folding in the first place, salary has not been increased, but after a while if it's still clear the company...
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    Yes but the company is closing and does not have...

    Yes but the company is closing and does not have the funds to repay the full 50K so defaults on the 35K it cannot pay back. This was the point I was making... the government seems willing to take...
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    Do: - Pay yourself via PAYE salary. - Pay your...

    Do:
    - Pay yourself via PAYE salary.
    - Pay your pension because its company expense
    - Buy new equipment or anything related.

    So I could have 10K bank balance, take £50K BBL, (£60K balance), then...
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    ... ffs, I just hate this agency model so much......

    ... ffs, I just hate this agency model so much... what percentage of agents are realistically pulling stunts like this?
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    where have all the pimps gone? Applying like mad...

    where have all the pimps gone? Applying like mad for a few days (quite a lot of perm too to test the waters) on multiple platforms... just a handful of calls! #ghosttown :tumble::tumble:
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    Its £16K. ANd I doubt very much they take you car...

    Its £16K. ANd I doubt very much they take you car into consideration
  12. Anyone thinking of claiming Universal Credit during a prolonged Job Search

    Just curious if any other contractors are things of (or already claiming Universal Credit) during this recession? Or are Ltd Co directors not allowed to do this. I searched through these forums and...
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    why?

    why?
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    no dependents. renting on my own...

    no dependents. renting on my own...
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    Universal Credit worth it?

    My contract ended in end of July and taken some time off, but now fearful of how long its goinmg to take to find a BA contract. My contract company business account has £25K after paying up all...
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    Inside IR35... then Outside IR35?

    My determination came back Inside IR35. Hiring manager has told me he wants me to stay on and get an extension past my end date 28 FEB. If the working days on the contract were variable, say 3 or 4...
  17. Take on role left by permie BA but outside IR35?

    As far HMRC in concerned is it possible to take on role left by permie BA if they left becuse of illness, but still be outside IR35?
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    Vote Brexit Party then.

    Vote Brexit Party then.
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    Farage mentioned TBP would protect the 5 million...

    Farage mentioned TBP would protect the 5 million self employed during the tv debate. Thats a lot of votes up for grabs:-

    5 million votes: parties must listen to the self-employed at this election ...
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    True dat, but on the flip side they can also go...

    True dat, but on the flip side they can also go bust leaving work unpaid.

    OP still makes a good point IMHO. Agencies by and large are placing bums on seats, providing an "IR35 Compliant" contract...
  21. Thread: Contract Spy

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    I signed up to their 'daily digest' and they do...

    I signed up to their 'daily digest' and they do seem to have quite a lot of contract job posts, but are from all over the UK, and looks like scraped job posts:-
    ...
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    Why would they do that if it compromised their...

    Why would they do that if it compromised their existing model? Which agencies?
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    I'm BA/Tech BA/Product Owner, things seems to be...

    I'm BA/Tech BA/Product Owner, things seems to be picking up a bit. Getting more calls. But still hard work.
  24. Thread: Contract Spy

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    I guess if they were even mildly successful in...

    I guess if they were even mildly successful in the past three years they would be a known quantity on here so I think I will save time looking into them.

    There are project bidding sites like...
  25. Thread: Contract Spy

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    Contract Spy

    Has anyone tried Contract Spy out? There is one thread about them on the forum back in 2016. If they are still going then it shows they have at least some longevity. Could be a jobserve direct...
  26. Sticky: Thanks. Right so the Brolly makes a 'company...

    Thanks. Right so the Brolly makes a 'company pension contribution' of 40K and then I pay what's leftover (40K) as PAYE salary. So the only difference in that sense from my normal Ltd is that I pay...
  27. Sticky: So, if a contract paid the equivalent of 80K/year...

    So, if a contract paid the equivalent of 80K/year I could pay 40K into the brolly pension and at set the salary at 40K to avoid Higher Rate Tax?
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    Take all of the good advice on the thread, but in...

    Take all of the good advice on the thread, but in the meantime:-

    * Work 8 hours then down tools and FORGET about work.
    * Log all your time against specific tasks, including time spent talking BS...
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    meaning?

    meaning?
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    Those longer running threads tend to split into...

    Those longer running threads tend to split into sub threads and then its harder to get clear engagement though.
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    I don't believe its brexit as much as the new...

    I don't believe its brexit as much as the new IR35 rules that appear to have put the frightners up the entire contract market.
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    How long is taking to secure a contract...

    ... if at all? Has anyone caved and gone back to perm :bang: ?
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    So in the space of 6 months the industry and...

    So in the space of 6 months the industry and commerce in the UK have ditched BA and PM roles? :rolleyes:
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    How did you find the wfh contract?

    How did you find the wfh contract?
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    The BA contract market has fallen off a cliff....

    The BA contract market has fallen off a cliff. replying constantly for days... two calls from pimps... one was for a permie role :tumble:
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    Didn't know about ATS. I did need to make some...

    Didn't know about ATS. I did need to make some adjustments but my CV wasn't that far away. Will see next week once I've updated it all platforms.

    Not One call today
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    This is now my third day applying like there is...

    This is now my third day applying like there is no tomorrow... WTF... never seen this before!
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    Where have all the pimps gone?

    Normally, when I start my extensive regime of replying to tons of job ads on all of the main IT job portals as well as submitting CVs to a ton of individual agencies, I least get a few phone calls....
  39. Sticky: ditching QA Accounting

    After months of pain having to deal with unanswered emails, me, chasing QA about accounting issues they should have been chasing me about, and a dreadful portal I have come to the decision to ditch...
  40. Yes I agree Its not about removing...

    Yes I agree Its not about removing responsibility. Just saving time. I went with qdos accounting in the end as they offer this style of hands off accountancy. "Simply email expenses and timesheets to...
  41. Not at all. I was with crunch before and it was...

    Not at all. I was with crunch before and it was pretty time consuming. Freeagent maybe be better but if I can save time not having to learn it then after what i went through with crunch, its...
  42. Accountants - No FREEAGENT OR ACCOUNTANCY SYSTEM

    I am interested in accountants that do all of the bookkeeping etc rather than learning complicated systems like crunch or even freeagent (which I believe is more user friendly). Just want to email in...
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    So what would you say is a reasonable length of...

    So what would you say is a reasonable length of time to be looking for a BA contract in London?
  44. Thread: Day Rates Down

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    Ive notices a number ob BA roles that have really...

    Ive notices a number ob BA roles that have really low rates...300 or below. But also quite a few on the £300 - £375 range (London) So they must be cofident that they will get takers at these low...
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    I am limiting my search for a BA contract. Its...

    I am limiting my search for a BA contract. Its been a month now. 3 telephone interviews which resulted in one face to face yesterday. Still waiting to hear. Market seems slow....and talk but little...
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    teksystems references

    I am being hassled by a female recruitment agent at TekSystems for two references as part of the 'screening' process. The script is:-

    We are responsible for all of the placements at X company (a...
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    Sticky: Seena few posts about transfers on this thread. I...

    Seena few posts about transfers on this thread. I have a number of frozen pensions from previous employers. Is it best practice to transfer into one pension? I have an AJBell SIPP that is my main...
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    Sticky: You're SIPP is your own. Your company then makes...

    You're SIPP is your own. Your company then makes employer contributions into your SIPP.
  49. Thread: Day Rates Down

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    I think companies milked the Financial Crisis as...

    I think companies milked the Financial Crisis as much as possible with regards to stopping pay rises. This was either deliberate to cut costs or through elevated levels of fear. But profits and the...
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    Thanks. What is the main way that you get you...

    Thanks.

    What is the main way that you get you BA CV viewed as the wheat?

    DO you search (and find) contracts just on the main portals? (jobserve/totaljobs/cwjobs etc)
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