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  1. I this case I don't think it matters how much (or...

    I this case I don't think it matters how much (or little) attempt has been made to collect the debt

    The Director has said that he wont pay and given a reason.

    No amount of extra attempts at...
  2. I don't want to be rude, but how does a total...

    I don't want to be rude,

    but how does a total of 2 posts count as a good rep?

    tim
  3. Thread: data breach

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    Oh come on live "real person" data as samples...

    Oh come on

    live "real person" data as samples in project documentation,

    and you think that the use of that data by project personnel could be a breach of "data protection" by that user?

    As...
  4. Thread: data breach

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    Sorry, but the people to whom I responded were...

    Sorry, but the people to whom I responded were talking about the piffly data protection act

    tim
  5. Thread: data breach

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    So what you are saying is that someone (working...

    So what you are saying is that someone (working on a specific project) has (may have) taken some project specific documents which just happen to contain the name, address and phone numbers (any other...
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    I didn't say that it was the only rate available,...

    I didn't say that it was the only rate available, just that it was frequently offered

    tim
  7. Thread: data breach

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    we don't know that it's a breach of contract, I...

    we don't know that it's a breach of contract, I agree

    It might be that it isn't even that.

    But we do know that it isn't a data protection issue, because we have been told the nature of the...
  8. Thread: data breach

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    but it's not "protected data". This is a...

    but it's not "protected data".

    This is a breach of contract issue

    nothing more
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    so then the OP should want to be paid in Euro ...

    so then the OP should want to be paid in Euro

    I have done 8 gigs in Europe (and one in China as the rep of a European company) and all but the first was paid in Euro (and one wasn't even in the...
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    to answer some points: Of course it is...

    to answer some points:

    Of course it is money-boxing, but as stated by a PP the change in the rules this year have not clamped down on that, only phoenixing. And as I have been running my LtdCo...
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    and I thought the £32/h that is commonly offered...

    and I thought the £32/h that is commonly offered for embedded work outside of the "silicon valley" hotspots was bad :frown

    FWIW that's the same rate as I was being offered in 96.

    tim
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    Because they are being paid in Euro and, as they...

    Because they are being paid in Euro and, as they are only a middleman, don't see why it is they who should take the currency risk.

    Most agencies think this way.
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    OK So I'm going to re-open this question...

    OK

    So I'm going to re-open this question because I have done 2 stupid things and I watn to check that I am safe from from the changes in the rules as per:


    Why company distributions on...
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    OK So this only works for distributing the...

    OK

    So this only works for distributing the funds remaining after declaring a dividend/salary of (approx.) 40K, because that is the amount which uses up my 20% band.

    The rest I pay 0/10% CGT on...
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    winding up my company

    After 30 years contracting I am looking on getting out

    I have been working this year an have accumulated a significant balance in my bank account

    I (sort of) understood that I could wind up my...
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    So score it accordingly. Like I said, I'm...

    So score it accordingly.

    Like I said, I'm touting for quantity of votes not (necessarily) high score.

    Can't do anything about the need to login though

    tim

    PS - thanks to the one person...
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    My Idea on HM Spending Challenge

    Guys & Gals,

    My idea to HMG is looking a bit forlorn with only two votes so far.

    I'd be grateful if board members could bump it up a bit for me.

    It's here:

    HM Spending Challenge filing
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    As on no occasion was I working for the company...

    As on no occasion was I working for the company when it when down, I don't see what difference it makes (unless I'm asked about references, which happens about as frequently as a total eclipse seen...
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    It still doesn't correspond to what I was told. ...

    It still doesn't correspond to what I was told.

    Initially, I was signed up for a year so I took out a "first hand" flat rental and signed up at the local Skatteverket office - I already had a...
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    Ferranti, Ionica, Marconi, Siemens Mobile, and...

    Ferranti, Ionica, Marconi, Siemens Mobile, and lots of smaller companies that most won't have heard of.

    tim
  21. Thread: Agency 'Cut'

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    Perhaps you are over sensitive :-) I once had...

    Perhaps you are over sensitive :-)

    I once had an agent give me a bollocking about how I had "wasted his time" because I had the nerve to cancel an interview - FFS. Would he have preferred that I...
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    I intend on reporting back what happens. I...

    I intend on reporting back what happens.

    I have no problem giving him a copy of my CV.

    He isn't going to get any leads from it. If any of the 10 clients on my CV were recruiting, I'd be...
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    That must be the intra-Scandinavian rule I was...

    That must be the intra-Scandinavian rule

    I was told that under six months I had to pay nothing (I declared it on my UK SA form)

    tim
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    Yes you are right, it could delete it (but it...

    Yes you are right, it could delete it (but it couldn't rename it!)

    Sorry for not trying this sooner

    thanks



    tim
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    AIUI, it can be a very monotonous place to work,...

    AIUI, it can be a very monotonous place to work, you have to be very lucky to get any career progression.

    tim
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    If you write it off, it becomes income that you...

    If you write it off, it becomes income that you have to pay IT on (with allowance for the CT paid).

    If you didn't, eveybody (with a company) would pay themselves this way

    tim
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    I don't agree. You declare the amout earned to...

    I don't agree.

    You declare the amout earned to HMRC, work out the UK tax due, then deduct the spanish tax paid and pay the rest to HMRC.

    Look at the SA form for foreign earned income and you...
  28. Thread: Agency 'Cut'

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    +1, I've seen it happen. I used to work for a...

    +1, I've seen it happen.

    I used to work for a very laid back company (A) that paid below market rates.

    20 miles away was a (with hindsight) "work em like slaves" competitor company (B) that...
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    Kudu, springbok. Oh and as someone else has...

    Kudu, springbok.

    Oh and as someone else has mentioned it:

    Donkey.

    tim
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    No difference. I get "file cound not be found -...

    No difference. I get "file cound not be found - filename"

    And to the other replies. This is not a problem of the file being "locked" to a task. Firstly the error mesage is wrong and secondly...
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    Which means that it is a useful time to spend the...

    Which means that it is a useful time to spend the next 12 months retraining, ready for the up turn.

    The issue is, will it be a wasted effort?

    tim
  32. The fault with the system is that you can't make...

    The fault with the system is that you can't make benefit seekers move out of "their" area.

    IMHO that's exactly what we should do.

    If you can't afford on you own income to live in K&C then...
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    File that I can't delete

    I've somehow got a file that I can't delete (or rename).

    I get "cannot read from source file or disk".

    I've tried a scandisk but no errors were found.

    I got this file from a Firefox download...
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    Yes!. If the client demands it, then there is no...

    Yes!. If the client demands it, then there is no better solution.

    OTOH if the client doesn't insist then you can do better.
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    So did I. I came out thinking "that is one place...

    So did I. I came out thinking "that is one place that I never want to go to again".

    I've since been to Auschwitz and didn't have quite the same feeling, can't explain why.

    tim
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    There are some clients who wont let their...

    There are some clients who wont let their "external" hires work as freelancers, but if they will it is the best way to go by a mile.

    You will have to pay full tax (after expenses) but should op...
  37. I don't see anything wrong with selling (related)...

    I don't see anything wrong with selling (related) products, but it is inadvisable to use it for "investing"

    tim
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    OK PM your agency name and you're on. (But I...

    OK PM your agency name and you're on.

    (But I think I know why I'm not getting interviews, it's because I don't have security clearance or in depth Linux kernal experience, or several other things...
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    I was missing number 9 in a list of 9. So was...

    I was missing number 9 in a list of 9.

    So was everybody else that the agent(s) put forward

    Nobody got the job.

    tim
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    I know someobody who received a letter after they...

    I know someobody who received a letter after they had left Germany.

    This is not a certain way of avoiding the hassle.

    Though I don't know if there's anything that they can do to force you to...
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    Poll: At the moment, I'd consider working in Afganistan...

    At the moment, I'd consider working in Afganistan

    tim
  42. Thread: Agent gone bust

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    I don't know where you get this average 11% from....

    I don't know where you get this average 11% from. That may be true of PSLs, but in 30 years of contracting I have never seen a margin below 16% and I was not being ripped off - that is as low as...
  43. You need to swat up with the DV first ...

    You need to swat up with the DV first
    ...
  44. Thread: Agent gone bust

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    In a "normal" market an agent will expect to get...

    In a "normal" market an agent will expect to get close to 100K OTE for placing 15-20 contractors (if he doesn't, he won't be your employee for long).

    So that's 5-7.5% of each contractor's billing....
  45. what's happening. They are bringing over new...

    what's happening.

    They are bringing over new recruits on ICTs. This is not allowed and you can report them to (somebody).

    OTOH if they are long standing overseas employees, then there is...
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    I note that you are new here. You might find...

    I note that you are new here.

    You might find the "search" button above useful

    tim
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    Don't forget to put "none" in the religion box...

    Don't forget to put "none" in the religion box when you fill in any form.

    Doing otherwise is an expensive mistake

    tim
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    No. 1) As a non resident, any money earned...

    No.

    1) As a non resident, any money earned legitimately from an overseas source is not taxable in the UK whether you move it to the UK or not.

    2) Any money earned whilst physically present in...
  49. Thread: Agent gone bust

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    Do you really think that the comission sits in a...

    Do you really think that the comission sits in a pot waiting for a day to spend it?

    Nope, it funds day to day office costs and agents comission. As a rule of thumb 50% of the comission goes...
  50. Thread: Agent gone bust

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    Unless the contract actually says this, then that...

    Unless the contract actually says this, then that is not correct.

    the contract, with all its future obligations intact, is still valid and is a tradable asset, with a value, that the receivers can...
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