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    LinkedIn is becoming a joke. It is becoming a...

    LinkedIn is becoming a joke. It is becoming a political forum for the pro Brexit and anti Lockdown and BOB lobby.
    An agent posts a job for a requirement in Germany requiring German and a EU passport...
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    A expat either requires only a work visa or is...

    A expat either requires only a work visa or is exempt from visa requirements. Immigrants need to go through an actual immigration process before even before being allowed to live and work in the...
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    I have noticed on Linkedin that a lot of Indians...

    I have noticed on Linkedin that a lot of Indians have been made redundant due to COVID in English Europe and are begging for a job.The problem is that they landed an English speaking role and the...
  4. I have been contracting since 1997 so I have...

    I have been contracting since 1997 so I have spoken to a lot of agents over the years.If I don't recognise any of the agents on Linkedin working for the agency then I don't bother to contact them....
  5. The European approach is quite simple. I have...

    The European approach is quite simple. I have never worked on a project in the Netherlands where no-one spoke English but most SAP jobs now suddenly require Dutch.
    I keep getting emails from Indian...
  6. I bet these East Europeans speak better English. ...

    I bet these East Europeans speak better English.

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    Here in Brussels the price of fish like sole has...

    Here in Brussels the price of fish like sole has gone down.
    Normally the restuarant owners buy fish in large quantities. Now that the restuarants are closed there is more available for fellow...
  8. This is typically a non UK agency who doesn't...

    This is typically a non UK agency who doesn't understand Dutch chain law.Ask them if they don't mind paying your tax and fines when you disappear. You can only work in the Netherlands via a locally...
  9. Europe is dead for English speakers. Just because...

    Europe is dead for English speakers. Just because I speak French at home doesn't mean that I know what a costing variant is in French.I have never seen a SAP book in Dutch or French.


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    The daily rate depends on the exchange rate.In...

    The daily rate depends on the exchange rate.In 2008 I was on CHF1100 and in 2011 on CHF 850. The rate today would be CHF 750.
    The rates are determined by what German contractors can earn in their...
  11. I am a SAP contractor. Most of the agents that I...

    I am a SAP contractor. Most of the agents that I work with have opened offices in Europe. The UK market is only a small percentage of their turnover. I would accept a contract under 6 months in the...
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    Sticky: I have a one bedroom unfurnished flat on the 3rd...

    I have a one bedroom unfurnished flat on the 3rd floor, which I intend to furnish.
    The problem is that there is not a separate entrance so I would need to rent it to someone I could trust.
    It...
  13. The advantage of working for them is that they...

    The advantage of working for them is that they don't speak French or any other language . The problem is when the end client finds out that I speak French then they expect more from me.
    The other...
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    I worked through a UK limited company as a non...

    I worked through a UK limited company as a non French resident for 3 months .I paid so much social security in France that I wouldn't do it again.
    Try to find a solution where you are seconded to...
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    *Latest update * Applied for a contract in...

    *Latest update *
    Applied for a contract in Belgium.
    Please provide 3 references which must be Belgian.

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    Scotland could leave the UK, which is a political...

    Scotland could leave the UK, which is a political union but still be British. Britain is an island.
    The territories would jointly own them.



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    I picked bananas on a kibbutz, grapes in France...

    I picked bananas on a kibbutz, grapes in France when I was young as it was an adventure.
    I would not have picked fruit in the UK.
    Maybe a lot of EU workers come to the UK to pick fruit and other...
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    Must have EU passport Sent from my SM-A320FL...

    Must have EU passport

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    He is very good at Ancient Greek irregular verbs...

    He is very good at Ancient Greek irregular verbs

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    I was on about $9000 month tax free plus ...

    I was on about $9000 month tax free plus accomodation, in compound , but cost me about $1000 a month in restaurants.
    3 month contract just for the experience.
    I needed to leave the country once a...
  21. The other problem is that the agent tells me that...

    The other problem is that the agent tells me that it's Deloitte for example but they won't disclose who the end client is.
    My CV could have been sent to their end client.
    Agents have no idea of...
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    I can still compete with Londoners as I don' t...

    I can still compete with Londoners as I
    don' t have a London mortgage.
    It costs the same for me to commute from Brussels as it would from Manchester.
    I have also worked in the Midlands and...
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    I am not surprised. I worked for about 6 months...

    I am not surprised. I worked for about 6 months for GSK london.
    Interviewed by a contractor, told what to do by contractors. When I asked for a reference was told sorry contractors don't give...
  24. You are a tax resident and if you are also a ...

    You are a tax resident and if you are also a Polish citizen and have worked 183 days in another EU country then Poland has the right to tax your world wide income.
    This does not exempt you from...
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    Mick Jagger is 76 and not retired so what is...

    Mick Jagger is 76 and not retired so what is wrong with being 71 and still being an IT contractor.
    Maybe he is a successful IT consultant but doesn't wish to play with a train set or play old man's...
  26. One more scenario Johnson refuses to quit after...

    One more scenario
    Johnson refuses to quit after no confidence.
    Corbyn declares himself prime minister and the EU accepts that he is the new prime minister and they agree to extend the departure...
  27. The other freaks that I have spoken to voted...

    The other freaks that I have spoken to voted Brexit because they want their relatives to have the right to come to the UK. They see it as racist that all of eastern Europe can come and their...
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    Overseas resident IR35

    Should I worry about whether I am in or out as I am currently a UK non tax resident as any tax payable is only provisional tax ,as my full liability is in Belgium.
    I can deduct my expenses here...
  29. Going direct is ok if you only want to work near...

    Going direct is ok if you only want to work near to home.
    If you wish to lie on the beach and don't care where the next contract will be then you can't beat going via an agent.
    Let the agent look...
  30. How long would your rental contract be for? What...

    How long would your rental contract be for?
    What if you sign a rental agreement for 6 months and the client cancels your contract next week?

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    A points system should be family based. I get...

    A points system should be family based.
    I get 100 points for my IT skills.
    My wife and son stay in Belgium as I go back every weekend so no points added or deducted.
    Non EU gets 100 but his wife...
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    If you have an address + a degree then I can...

    If you have an address + a degree then I can explain how self employment in Belgium works.

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  33. If the work will be done in Canada, why don't you...

    If the work will be done in Canada, why don't you find a Candian IT agency via LinkedIn and ask them to negotiate a contract with your current employer ?

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  34. You pay tax where the work is done unless it's...

    You pay tax where the work is done unless it's less than 180 days and other criterias are met.
    If you are not a tax resident anywhere then no double taxation agreement will relevant to you.
    To...
  35. You fail the 180 day DTA test so you are liable...

    You fail the 180 day DTA test so you are liable for German tax.
    If it was less than 180 days then other criteria come into play.
    If you lived in Switzerland and worked in Germany, then there are...
  36. In order to be self employed you need a degree. I...

    In order to be self employed you need a degree. I am not sure whether having any degree is ok as I never bothered to find out.I just happen to have an accounting degree. I used a UK Ltd once to do a...
  37. Do you have a degree and fixed accommodation in...

    Do you have a degree and fixed accommodation in Belgium? If so , have you thought of becoming self employed in Belgium?
    What the hell does an Accountant do for you for €8000 a year?



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  38. Norway has rejected the UK idea of joining EFTA...

    Norway has rejected the UK idea of joining EFTA as a Brexit solution, as they view the UK as a trouble maker.
    I believe that an Independent Scotland would be able to join EFTA and therefore enjoy...
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    Even if you are a language geek like me, French...

    Even if you are a language geek like me, French German and Dutch B2/C1 level ,this doesn't mean that you could work on a IT project. I speak French at home but might be lost on a French SAP project....
  40. I think that I will still be alright as we still ...

    I think that I will still be alright as we still have the Benelux union.Not quite sure what role this union plays today.
    Maybe a future Benelux Franc.

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  41. Perhaps this Siri Lankan women needs to...

    Perhaps this Siri Lankan women needs to understand the meaning of "We want want our country back "
    "We" means white.
    The reason she wants to leave the EU is because she wants her relatives...
  42. Only 2 options are possible for a possible 2nd...

    Only 2 options are possible for a possible 2nd referendum.
    Leave with no deal.
    Remain.
    Kicking the can down the road is pointless.



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  43. The Titanic is heading towards the iceberg and...

    The Titanic is heading towards the iceberg and the crew have voted to remove the iceberg.British ships don't change course for icebergs.

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  44. Normally an agency that has a contract with a...

    Normally an agency that has a contract with a Dutch customer won't allow you to use a foreign LTD to invoice them as they would be breaking Dutch labour laws.
    If the agency has a contract with a...
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    If you call a South African coloured ,black, then...

    If you call a South African coloured ,black, then I hope you have a good health insurance as you may end up in Groot Schuur hospital.

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  46. Normally exports are tarrif free and imports have...

    Normally exports are tarrif free and imports have tarrifs.
    You don't normally penalise companies exporting. The EU are not going to charge themselves a duty to export to the UK but they most likely...
  47. If you apply for a contract role in a unique...

    If you apply for a contract role in a unique location like Falklands , Christmas Island, Hawai or Antarctica, then the agent always tells you that the end client is looking for someone local.
    ...
  48. You don't need a UK address to operate a UK...

    You don't need a UK address to operate a UK limited company . You can contract via a management company who will use their address and manage your UK LTD company.You can open a FIRE account in IE for...
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    What if Ireland doesn't actually want NI? The UK...

    What if Ireland doesn't actually want NI?
    The UK government pays NI about 10 billion a year and in return the Irish up north pretend to be British. Would the Republic give them 10 billion?
    If...
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    You can then buy a Dyson V8 and get a free Dyson...

    You can then buy a Dyson V8 and get a free Dyson vacuum cleaner , which is why he supports Brexit.

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