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    Our company is just moving from SJD spreadsheets...

    Our company is just moving from SJD spreadsheets to FreeAgent at the moment - we are in a 2 month parallel run to the end of company year.
    They do a webinar each week for new people that you can...
  2. Have a friend working out in Uganda for an NGO....

    Have a friend working out in Uganda for an NGO. She comes back only for a few months every 18 months / 2 years. One of the things she said this week is that she is no longer eligible for NHS care -...
  3. My contract has no notice period from me - been...

    My contract has no notice period from me - been through professional review (B&C) and passed - no issues. The agency I am currently through is the only one in the last 10 years that B&C haven't...
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    Beware. Someone posted there was a bug in it .......

    Beware. Someone posted there was a bug in it .... calculating wrongly (in their favour)
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    I would have thought RTI would still apply to...

    I would have thought RTI would still apply to directors from a quick check on google - and RTI is real time payroll info - you don't supply it, HMRC get upset! This is off the freeagent website....
    ...
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    I dealt with CU many years ago - found them...

    I dealt with CU many years ago - found them fantastically helpful compared to the likes of certain other companies - who gave me grief. When I was dealing with them they seemed to have intelligent...
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    P11D 2016-17 - info pls

    Saw a mention on a different thread that we no longer need to put mileage and some other items on a P11D from this year - which seemed to be backed by accountants here. However I couldn't find any...
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    Unfortunately a lot of that is not eligible - see...

    Unfortunately a lot of that is not eligible - see the VAT calculator link
    You cannot claim on any capital expenses - that is laptops, printers phones, tablets etc.......

    plus see this link -...
  9. Having to use Parasol with Hays many year ago was...

    Having to use Parasol with Hays many year ago was the main driver for going limited. I had a number of conversations with them which went along the lines of :-
    Q Please can you explain how you...
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    If they are quoting an annual rate that may well...

    If they are quoting an annual rate that may well be a FTC (fixed term contract) - at which point you wont need (or be able to use) a limited company- you will be employed.
    With regards to expenses...
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    https://my.visualstudio.com/Benefits You will...

    https://my.visualstudio.com/Benefits
    You will need to log in with your MPN account
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    Plus....

    You get access to the support forums (MS staff answer queries here) with the partnership - and a number of direct calls to Microsoft included for system down, free with the action pack.
    You get the...
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    So what DOES qualify?

    Alan, maybe you can clarify a couple of things that puzzle me at the moment.
    What would be acceptable in your eyes under the term of "goods" - as I have yet to find a list of potentially qualifying...
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    HMRC new assessment tool

    Apparently just out ...... fed some of my previous contracts in to it - wonder what others make of it! https://www.gov.uk/guidance/check-employment-status-for-tax
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    hmm

    And from a company that the last time I remember had contracts that were right on the borderline between pass and fail!
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    Try logging it here...

    Try logging it here if you haven't already - rather than local police.
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    What about training?

    Does training count as purchase of goods? Just a thought (having just done some).
  18. Thanks - checked twitter and their website!! -...

    Thanks - checked twitter and their website!! - They have just(!!) put the update on their website as well.
  19. LA International - anyone been able to get hold of them today?

    Just tried to ring with a query for the last couple of hours, was just getting it ringing out, now "you have dialed an incorrect number"/ "the number you have dialed has not been recognized"
    Not...
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    [QUOTE=jamesbrown;2215490]The answer is...

    [QUOTE=jamesbrown;2215490]The answer is definitive; these rules do not apply to company directors. QUOTE]
    Which rules dont apply in your view - the £4/week employee rate or the graduated 0/10/18/25...
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    OK - so as directors which do we count as? We are...

    OK - so as directors which do we count as? We are not technically employees or self employed.
    Our accountant (who I am not totally impressed with) has told us they will not pass any new accounts...
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    Home working flat rate - rule change

    Is it just me who wasn't aware of this?
    BIM75010 - Simplified expenses: use of home for business purposes
    Can any of the accountants give a background on when we lost the £4/week flat rate? I...
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    I remember the shock of seeing a real contract,...

    I remember the shock of seeing a real contract, when I moved from umbrella to limited. I don't think I saw a contract till then - it went to the umbrella who signed it. Confirm with your umbrella...
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    so does that mean "those caught by IR35 and using...

    so does that mean "those caught by IR35 and using PSCs" or something wider?
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    I've just gone through the finance bill from the...

    I've just gone through the finance bill from the summer and cannot find a mention of us losing Travel/Subsistence. I know it was in the white papers etc. Was there another bill that completed from...
  26. Check the paperwork you completed. I believe it...

    Check the paperwork you completed. I believe it should say something like
    "I undertake to promptly notify the XXX Vetting Office of any material changes in my personal circumstances."
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    Are you seriously saying that you looked at the...

    Are you seriously saying that you looked at the costs 20+years ago - and you have been contributing the same amount ever since?
    Boy are you in for a shock.
  28. Thread: Coal

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    Coal

    Anyone worked through this agency recently? The only dealing I had (years ago) was incredibly un-IR35 friendly. Have they improved?
  29. Thread: EOY accts due

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    So you have issued the odd invoice - kept a...

    So you have issued the odd invoice - kept a record of nothing - probably paid the wrong amount of tax on your income, not paid any NI or whatever (depending on what level of salary you have paid...
  30. I wouldn't mind a proper spreadsheet - I just fed...

    I wouldn't mind a proper spreadsheet - I just fed into the online calculator here a day rate of 400 and expenses (Pension and T&S) of 24000 and allegedly I'm better off inside IR35 than out!!...
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    Upwork and registering as a company

    Looking at registering as a company on Upwork but there is very little mention of this apart from odd comments on the website - like "if you are registered as a company.....". I haven't created an...
  32. Give them two agents from other...

    Give them two agents from other agencies........if you can be bothered
  33. Assuming that you are paid a lump sum then rate...

    Assuming that you are paid a lump sum then rate of 13p/mile ish you should be able to claim back some of the tax difference from HMRC - unless it has changed massively in the last year or so. Your...
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    I used ContractorMoney a few years back at the...

    I used ContractorMoney a few years back at the start of the latest crash - we had an "unusual setup" consisting of myself - OP on very little (small salary for admin at that time) , and my parents...
  35. Thread: Overtime

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    Depends on the place. Where I am now, its the...

    Depends on the place. Where I am now, its the same as the normal hourly rate (well day rate/8), which also covers weekdays if pre-agreed. Had one contract where we negotiated 1.5 for weekday - but...
  36. Thread: new NAS

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    new NAS

    So - my QNAP TS409 Pro looks like it may have died (lost all config including the RAID) It is 6 years old - so not sure I can complain really. But - what would people suggest as a replacement? I had...
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    Don't do it!

    Read all the chunk here on HMRC Scheme Enquiries and then understand why this is NOT a good route.

    If you are worried about IR35, and don't want any risk at all then go with a RESPECTABLE...
  38. Thread: Ice skating.

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    Yes - enjoy ice skating, go every week.

    Yes - enjoy ice skating, go every week.
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    I've used Firebrand a number of times for...

    I've used Firebrand a number of times for technical courses and they are good. Mine so far has been on the Microsoft side - had trainers who speak at TechEd etc. Cannot comment on other courses, but...
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    Reviews should NEVER take a few weeks. This is a...

    Reviews should NEVER take a few weeks. This is a very fast moving market It is quite rare to have a contract set up for weeks in advance - and to actually get sight of that contract as well....
  41. Thread: Aston Mae

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    For a good umbrella, above board, will keep you...

    For a good umbrella, above board, will keep you on straight and narrow, I recommend ContractorUmbrella, as in Lisa (see post above).
    During the time I was with them, they were always very helpful,...
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    I went for an interview today. The client had...

    I went for an interview today. The client had issued a spec of sorts (very vague) and then decided they wanted to interview me, and shifted round appointments to do so. At interview it became really...
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    At this point you are deemed to have accepted the...

    At this point you are deemed to have accepted the contract , by signing it and then starting!
    However, hopefully it is not too long. There may then be a window for rewriting the contract at renewal...
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    Credit checking agencies

    So ...
    How many people do it - and who do you use? I've got at least 1 offer in, and probably getting another offer, but not agencies I have dealt with or seem very big (or to my mind very...
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    You do realise his company is called Frontline...

    You do realise his company is called Frontline ...... that well known animal treatment for fleas!!
    Appropriate really to be associated with parasitic creatures :rollin::rollin:
  46. Thread: Women in Tech

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    Poll: There are very few women in my field (server...

    There are very few women in my field (server support) - I've only ever worked with a handful over the last 8 years. Probably mainly due to hours required on regular occasions, and stresses of the...
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    And read some of the threads ... about Germany...

    And read some of the threads ... about Germany and other countries. You may be lucky, but a lot of them want you to pay lots of tax in their country - and register there as well for good measure. If...
  48. Remember if you do a server, you also need to...

    Remember if you do a server, you also need to have SLAs, offsite regular backups, good inbound broadband, firewalls, etc..... Otherwise, you are really really vulnerable.
    You would probably also...
  49. Mosaslop. You claim to be an accountant (or at...

    Mosaslop.
    You claim to be an accountant (or at least part qualified!) according to the post Cojak locked.
    Then for goodness sakes start looking at the different figures - and understanding them....
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    Exactly - easiest and safest way. Personal hire,...

    Exactly - easiest and safest way. Personal hire, claim mileage from yourco
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