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  1. folowup on Optimum Pay Group

    To follow up: Optimum Pay Group is a guy - a small time crook with worms in his brain. Stay away.
  2. Don't have one. But it's an option to find one...

    Don't have one. But it's an option to find one that can do that.
  3. Thanks, I was researching revolut. Looks like you...

    Thanks, I was researching revolut. Looks like you can't close an account so easily. So once you signup they keep charging you and don't respond to your close account requests through "live chat":)
  4. I won't be in UK any time soon though.

    I won't be in UK any time soon though.
  5. getting a business bank account while not in UK

    Hi Contractors,

    Looking for a good (free) business account. I have a contract in Brussels. My LTD is registered in UK. I won't be in UK any time soon though.
    There are good options now like Tide...
  6. It's not a loan, some scheme with high personal...

    It's not a loan, some scheme with high personal allowance I think.
    If I am employed by them, how can I be liable for taxes they didn't pay though? Looks like this is the key question. They as an...
  7. Sorry, it's Optimum Pay Group w...

    Sorry, it's Optimum Pay Group w ww.optimumpay.co.uk/ PAYE Umbrella | CIS Payment Solutions Company | Optimum Pay
  8. UK umbrella offering 80% retention for contract in Belgium

    Hi Contractors,

    Got a sugestion to go through an umbrella "The Optimum Pay Group" for a contract in Belgium. They offer 80% retention. Too good to be legal, looks like. The representative from...
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    I read that it is: not active OR not liable for...

    I read that it is: not active OR not liable for Corporation Tax OR not within the charge to Corporation Tax.
  10. Yeah, last payment was afer. But the 45k income...

    Yeah, last payment was afer. But the 45k income was in the accounting period before 30th of June 2017.
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    Dormant company status for HMRC

    It says in https://www.gov.uk/guidance/corporation-tax-trading-and-non-trading#what-is-not-active-for-corporation-tax-purposes



    Does this mean that event if company was trading but has no...
  12. Beers on me for an accountant who answers.

    Beers on me for an accountant who answers.
  13. looking for help with companies house accounts for micro entity

    Hi,

    I need to fill companies house Micro-entity Balance Sheet. I am an IT contractor.
    My company had income of 45k GBP for the accounting period (till 30/06/2017). And I bought two laptops as...
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    It's a good sign that you feel the need to prove...

    It's a good sign that you feel the need to prove yourself here.



    Tempting... Though it is more entertaining watching a parasite trying to insult me:)
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    As an agent I bet you worry a lot about inocent...

    As an agent I bet you worry a lot about inocent people:) Tell me though, are you also a doctor or you just live in your own head?
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    Well no, they were supposed to provide a service...

    Well no, they were supposed to provide a service I pay for. Did I explain my self well enough for you?:)
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    interesting, I didn't expect my suggestion to...

    interesting, I didn't expect my suggestion to pull your head out of your arse will make you push it all the way back in:)
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    Why

    Hi Lisa,

    Why would I want to ditch a parasite? Because its a parasite. It is not even a symbiosis, it is pure parasitic activity I get from an agent. No benefits pure grief.
    To those trying to...
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    Orange Genie sucks

    Hi comrades,

    After using Orange Genie for one month I canceled their services. It was ridiculous. Hope umbrellas are not all like that.
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    Ok, feed the agent, since you "have a clue";) Now...

    Ok, feed the agent, since you "have a clue";) Now be useful or go hide somewhere.
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    Your opinion on the question does not matter....

    Your opinion on the question does not matter. Answer the question or shut up.
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    Where does this 8 week waiting period comes from?...

    Where does this 8 week waiting period comes from? I am going through umbrella first, and will switch to ltd shortly.
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    ways to ditch the agent/agency from the loop

    Hi comrades,

    Any experiences of ditching the parasite from the loop when in contract? How do clients react to it?

    Thanks
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    In case of LTD you will also have to deal with a...

    In case of LTD you will also have to deal with a crappy contract that an agency will give you, pushing you out of your rights, making you take all the risk etc.
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    It is our industrys' pop culture. Has nothing to...

    It is our industrys' pop culture. Has nothing to do with agility obviously. Has a lot to do with incompetent looking for a recipe to follow.

    Kent Beck is a cheesy fook, very american, egomaniac....
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    Thanks, but it is a bit too quick for me. I'm old...

    Thanks, but it is a bit too quick for me. I'm old fashioned that way. Can we get a cup of tea somewhere first?
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    quiet places with wifi to work

    Hi comrades,

    Any ideas where would a vagrant get to spend some time with his laptop and wifi and electric socket? Getting sick of Starbucks:)

    Thanks
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    Hmmm... A service provider makes its uses very...

    Hmmm... A service provider makes its uses very clear and tends to advertise it. But to use a parasite like you, one has to be street smart and "figure you out"? :winker:

    A list of your uses...
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    parasite in the loop

    It is a mystery to me how come parasites are so vital here in UK. Employment agents... real estate agents... It seems almost a custom to keep a parasite in the loop.
  30. I have selected brolly from pimps "approved...

    I have selected brolly from pimps "approved list". I don't think agency will not get their cut in case I terminate the contract with Brolly. I can terminate brollys' contract anytime anyway.
  31. The contract as presented to me sucks: It says...

    The contract as presented to me sucks:
    It says my ltd must provide contractor who opted out of 2003 agency regulations act.
    It says I will not get paid if my contract termintes first month.
    It...
  32. True, but the sames goes for me too. It is my...

    True, but the sames goes for me too. It is my decision if I decide to trade through Ltd and agency can do business with it or not. No party is oblidged to nothing here.

    But being with the client...
  33. Thanks Eirikur, I am sure I want to do...

    Thanks Eirikur, I am sure I want to do contracting, I am doing this to mitigate the risk. E.g. contract with the agency for ltd company has clauses saying they will not pay me at all if my contract...
  34. Umbrella first and switching to Ltd during same contract

    Hi comrades,

    I have an offer for a 6 month contract. It is my first. So thinking about going through umbrella for the first month and then, if everything is fine, setting up my Ltd and start...
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    Orange Genie takes the cake so far

    Thanks all who advised me.
    Out of few companies I contacted Orange Genie was most responsive and helpfull so far.
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    Lets count then. Ltd case:...

    Lets count then.

    Ltd case:
    client->agency->Ltd->me

    Umbrella case:
    client->agency->umbrella->me

    I count same number of inks in the chain.
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    No free Ipad then, got it. :D

    No free Ipad then, got it. :D
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    My list: Black Diamond Umbrella ltd CPM...

    My list:

    Black Diamond Umbrella ltd
    CPM (contranet project management) ltd
    Focused Consulting
    Nasa Umbrella ltd
    Parasol Limited
    Cascade Management solutions ltd
    Danbro
    Hyperlink Services ltd
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    Thanks Cojak, I have red that one. Didn't find...

    Thanks Cojak, I have red that one. Didn't find many names of umbrella companies mentioned there though.
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    Thanks Martin, Didn't think about how long a...

    Thanks Martin,

    Didn't think about how long a company is on the market as a criteria, makes sense though.
    As to another ink on the chain, Ltd is also just another ink isn't it? Although quite a...
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    reputable umbrella companies ratings

    Hi,

    Which umbrella companies have good reputation here? Which ones are to be avoided? Cost/quality ratio?
    Please share some of your experience, comrades.
  42. oh rory rory...

    Dear Rory,

    Why would agencies try to impose opt-out if it does not protect contractor in the sole owner scenario?
  43. where does it say that opt-out option must be given before introduction to the client

    Hi,

    Anybody knows where exactly does it say in the regulation that opt-out option must be given by the agency before introduction to the client?

    I have an offer, and Experis pimp (aka parasite)...
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