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  1. Suggesting that something "doesn't smell right"...

    Suggesting that something "doesn't smell right" is not looking for a better way to do things. But you go ahead and convince yourself that it does if it makes you feel better.

    And on that note, I'm...
  2. Your expenses look a little low - what about...

    Your expenses look a little low - what about insurance costs or accounting or phone or premises?

    The calculations only hold true if you are in work every month, because if you aren't then some of...
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    It can't be. NLUK says it isn't :rolleyes:

    It can't be. NLUK says it isn't :rolleyes:
  4. Ah, I see now wher you're coming from. It's not...

    Ah, I see now wher you're coming from. It's not dodgy but because not everyone works the way that you do, and possibly even uses a different bank from you, it must be not right.

    I'd forgotten that...
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    I've spent very little of my time working. But...

    I've spent very little of my time working. But that's not what my timesheets say.
  6. Really?

    Really?
  7. You can't accidentally pick the wrong one from...

    You can't accidentally pick the wrong one from the list?

    Do you expense the tin foil for that hat, or did your accountant say it had duality of purpose? ;)
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    Guide to Expenses and Benefits 2018

    A little light reading - linky
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    It just means that if you breach the contract...

    It just means that if you breach the contract they now have some losses to show for your breach which they can ask you to pay.
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    And make sure that you do send the fully...

    And make sure that you do send the fully qualified substitute otherwise you'll be in breach of contract anyway.
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    I'll press the alert.

    I'll press the alert.
  12. You can ask, but I'd be astounded if any client...

    You can ask, but I'd be astounded if any client would want anything to do with having your company registered in any way at their address.

    Why would you need this?

    (And I'm not sure that this...
  13. All contracts that you engage via a limited...

    All contracts that you engage via a limited company are subject to IR35 - someone is responsible for assessing whether the role is inside or outside the scope of making a deemed payment.

    So you...
  14. You can read the EAT judgement here...

    You can read the EAT judgement here.

    Another article about it from the construction industry can also be found here.
  15. What passports do you have?

    What passports do you have?
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    I've had it before - the question comes about...

    I've had it before - the question comes about rate because both agencies will want some money from somewhere.
  17. Or if you're using a mobile device, some banks...

    Or if you're using a mobile device, some banks truncate the display name when picking from the list of payments.
  18. Can you provide a link to any tribunal where the...

    Can you provide a link to any tribunal where the IR35 status has hinged on whether there was a name on a contract?



    Can you provide a link to any tribunal where HMRC have one by proving that a...
  19. That second link doesn't mention anything about...

    That second link doesn't mention anything about small businesses and how long it takes to complete an investigation.

    The average is possibly correct - some HMRC investigations can be shut down...
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    PPH or Upwork might be worth a shot. I needed...

    PPH or Upwork might be worth a shot.

    I needed some work doing that I didn't want to do and pitched it on PPH. Got lots of cheap offshore offers (£50 max) but chose someone who could demonstrate a...
  21. One that is easily solvable through three...

    One that is easily solvable through three different approaches:

    1) You're inside IR35 so we'll engage you through an umbrella company - talk to your employer for your rights
    2) You're likely to...
  22. He isn't asking for employment rights. He is...

    He isn't asking for employment rights. He is asking for rights to be recognised as a worker, which provides a very limited set of rights.
  23. You could even go slightly further and try to...

    You could even go slightly further and try to include a clause in your contract that says that where your contract differs from the one between agency and client, it is your contract that takes...
  24. The courts to date have declared that the plumber...

    The courts to date have declared that the plumber is a worker, not an employee - and there are different rights between the two. AIUI since the start of the case, Pimlico have changed the contracts...
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    I will invoice for 365 days this year :)

    I will invoice for 365 days this year :)
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    Sounds sensible to me as long as you don't need...

    Sounds sensible to me as long as you don't need the money - keep the company open and trading, whack the money in a high(er) interest account locked away for the next year and pay corporation tax on...
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    It varies from year to year. I always aim to work...

    It varies from year to year. I always aim to work no more than 9 months of the year - some years I manage to do that, some years I work more than that because I can.

    I'd guess at between 160 and...
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    2, as long as they can give you some flexibility....

    2, as long as they can give you some flexibility. If not, 3.
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    If you have a client lined up, isn't this...

    If you have a client lined up, isn't this irrelevant? It only matters whether your prospective client will pay on those terms (hint: that's incredibly, incredibly unlikely).

    If you need weekly...
  30. There's not going to be any dividends (unless you...

    There's not going to be any dividends (unless you run the company empty) - you take 5% off the invoices as that's your allowance, then any allowed expenses outside the 5% (eg pension), then pay the...
  31. INKSPE

    INKSPE
  32. The agency suggested that you use someone. You...

    The agency suggested that you use someone. You spoke to them, you asked for something, they suggested something else and you accepted it even though you didn't want to do that, and didn't like it.
    ...
  33. :confused::confused:

    :confused::confused:
  34. At least you have some names to throw under the...

    At least you have some names to throw under the bus if HMRC come to your door instead
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    AYCOTPOCUK? stupid capitalisation thing

    AYCOTPOCUK? stupid capitalisation thing
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    Or say "see you" and ensure that they make it...

    Or say "see you" and ensure that they make it clear to anyone asking about the contractor that they need to watch for this kind of thing.

    If the market isn't buoyant (and I have no idea how many...
  37. I'd be grateful to find agencies / clients that...

    I'd be grateful to find agencies / clients that will pay all my expenses :eyes
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    Salary £8k Pension £32k Gross Profit £10k...

    Salary £8k
    Pension £32k
    Gross Profit £10k
    Corporation tax £2k
    Net profit £2k

    Pay our £5k in dividends and you leave £3k in the company
  39. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/radcliffe-broth...

    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/radcliffe-brothers-eye-100m-plumbing-payday-0jrwmr8b5
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    HMRC loses big avoidance case

    https://www.accountingweb.co.uk/tax/hmrc-policy/hmrc-suffers-big-defeat-after-procedural-failure

    Failure to follow the procedures means that the defendant keeps the £475k
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    Take the £450, negotiate the notice period down...

    Take the £450, negotiate the notice period down to a day, find something paying £525 (if such a thing exists in Manchester for that skillset), give notice and jump to the next client.

    Simple.
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    I've not read any further than this - you're...

    I've not read any further than this - you're unsatisfied, so leave.

    Life is to short to deal with projects like this.
  43. The form asks whether you are employed or not....

    The form asks whether you are employed or not. I'm not so I'd be interested to see what comes back if I was asked.
  44. Without knowing the situation around right of...

    Without knowing the situation around right of substitution and mutuality of obligation, it is impossible to get an accurate indication of IR35 status.
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    Doesn't seem unreasonable - in the first week,...

    Doesn't seem unreasonable - in the first week, they can bin you immediately. After that they need to give you 28 says notice.

    I wouldn't worry about it.
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    The OP is on an hourly rate. If you were on an...

    The OP is on an hourly rate.

    If you were on an hourly rate, would you work extra hours every day and not get paid for them?
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    This is not the scenario being described, making...

    This is not the scenario being described, making the rest of your post irrelevant.
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    Thunderclap might be a way to do this, if you're...

    Thunderclap might be a way to do this, if you're so inclined and can get enough people to sign up to it.
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    <holding post for a post about how hard it is to travel>
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