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    Quick answer: Both

    Quick answer: Both
  2. Was there that assumption, though?

    Was there that assumption, though?
  3. Are you sure about that? I thought Dividends...

    Are you sure about that? I thought Dividends could be declared out of reatined earnings even in a a year with no income or a loss.
  4. The last contract I had reviewed by QDOS had an...

    The last contract I had reviewed by QDOS had an implied right of substitution, but QDOS recommended amending it to be being an explicit term.
  5. Seriously??? My willingness to follow a request...

    Seriously??? My willingness to follow a request from my client makes me have a contract job?!? You willingness to insist on working could be equally construed as a lack of MOO, Mr. businessman :eyes
  6. I really feel sorry for you ignoring an...

    I really feel sorry for you ignoring an instruction from a client and then wondering why he tells you he will not pay for work he instructed you NOT to do.
  7. I need to spread some more rep before I can give...

    I need to spread some more rep before I can give you a + for that :wink
  8. So when you invoice and they tell you they aren't...

    So when you invoice and they tell you they aren't paying, what are you going to do?
  9. He's got a point though, you do moan about your...

    He's got a point though, you do moan about your clients a hell of a lot.
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    Do some research on IR35, my gut says you were...

    Do some research on IR35, my gut says you were inside in your last contract because you expected it to be come permanent and you probably allowed Direction & Control. Make sure you get the new...
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    You do realise if you go with an Umbrella you...

    You do realise if you go with an Umbrella you will be clearing a LOT less a week don't you?
  12. I took over 2 and a half months off to enjoy the...

    I took over 2 and a half months off to enjoy the summer and travel, this wasn't because I was betwenn contracts, I actually ended the contract to do it. No point making loadsa money if you cant enjoy...
  13. It's not penny pinching, it is good business...

    It's not penny pinching, it is good business planning and management IMHO. They know that their permie staff is either away or not as productive during that period and that their ability to manage...
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    Have you looked at their website? breathe easy...

    Have you looked at their website?
    breathe easy
    It's a joke, I would steer well clear based on that alone!
  15. Yeah but it is possible.

    Yeah but it is possible.
  16. Whilst that is true, it has nothing to do with...

    Whilst that is true, it has nothing to do with this thread though does it! It is someone that they have done business with in the past, and who supplied the staff that they now employ directly.
  17. Surely that is the first thing anyone should do...

    Surely that is the first thing anyone should do when threatened with court ... Should come before asking a bunch of contractors on the internets.
  18. What is your solicitor's opinion on the matter?

    What is your solicitor's opinion on the matter?
  19. Surely thats a myth?

    Surely thats a myth?
  20. How on God's green earth do you think we can know...

    How on God's green earth do you think we can know the answer to this question?!?

    See my answer above :eyes
    Can you guess what I'm gonna say here :ohwell
    No it's all a sham to avoid tax :ohwell ...
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    Not necessarily true though is it, being the...

    Not necessarily true though is it, being the shareholder isn't what could cause problems it's the potential for income splitting (tax evasion) that could be an issue.
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    How bad is your work that you don't think it will...

    How bad is your work that you don't think it will hold up for 6 months?
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    I have done this at most of my clients and the...

    I have done this at most of my clients and the response form the permies has always been very positive. They know I earn a decent day rate and appreciate the gesture.
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    In my opinion you have "properly started", I also...

    In my opinion you have "properly started", I also think it is good business practice and common courtesy to start communicating with the client directly. Also as RasputinDude has said, the agent will...
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    Speak to the client directly from now on. It is...

    Speak to the client directly from now on. It is ultimately them to which you are rendering a service and it is this business to business relationship that is important. Most of us on here would not...
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    What did you agree with the client when you...

    What did you agree with the client when you discussed this trip with him? You did discuss it with him didn't you?
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    He is lying to you so you won't go somewhere else...

    He is lying to you so you won't go somewhere else in the hope that a contract may appear. It won't so keep looking.
  28. Why does a dormant company need a bank account?...

    Why does a dormant company need a bank account? Why do you need a UK branch if it is dormant?
  29. The fact that he is talking about doing it so he...

    The fact that he is talking about doing it so he can open a bank account easier, makes me think money laundering.
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    Seriously?? You would be cutting off your own...

    Seriously?? You would be cutting off your own nose to spite your face.
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    That's not an argument against the allowability...

    That's not an argument against the allowability of the expenditure, it's argument about fiscal responsibility.
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    Thats the point that I'm not sure about, I would...

    Thats the point that I'm not sure about, I would assume it would be a BIK.
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    They are on the PSL of a company and are...

    They are on the PSL of a company and are approached when there is a role to fill.
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    Thanks for clearing that up, I misread it and...

    Thanks for clearing that up, I misread it and thought you meant pay for it personally and then claim back the money form your ltd. I sort of see what you're saying now, I just wonder if HMRC could...
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    That doesn't sound right? You can't just take...

    That doesn't sound right? You can't just take money out of your company and claim it as a non tax deductible expense and not pay tax on it personally, can you?
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    If it is not tax deductible, what would be the...

    If it is not tax deductible, what would be the point of claiming it as a business expense?
  37. Yes thats true, but there is a cash flow benefit...

    Yes thats true, but there is a cash flow benefit of claiming the VAT. The saving in CT is only realised over a year later, whereas the VAT saving is within 4 months.
  38. Yeah sorry that does sound totally different.

    Yeah sorry that does sound totally different.
  39. That sounds like a migraine with aura to me. I...

    That sounds like a migraine with aura to me. I get them from time to time and often do not suffer any pain.
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    Would that not place the OP firmly inside IR35?...

    Would that not place the OP firmly inside IR35? The penalties and taxes may well outweigh any benefit of implied employment.
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    Lol ... thanks (I think).

    Lol ... thanks (I think).
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    Does that mean you have used it? If you have...

    Does that mean you have used it? If you have would you be able to share what the experience was lil?
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    Why set your sights so low, build a tennis court...

    Why set your sights so low, build a tennis court with company funds :p
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    Good answer, but surely the OP was taking the...

    Good answer, but surely the OP was taking the mick?
  45. Why don't you do what you were contracted to do...

    Why don't you do what you were contracted to do and stop playing politics like a permanent employee?
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    What does your solicitor say?

    What does your solicitor say?
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    Not by the full VAT amount though as was...

    Not by the full VAT amount though as was explained earlier.
  48. I would be uncomfortable with a cut like that...

    I would be uncomfortable with a cut like that purely because the end client is expecting a £1000 a day consultant but getting a £500 a day one.
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    Paypal? Why are they paying via paypal and not...

    Paypal? Why are they paying via paypal and not doing a normal bank to bank transfer? Something about that just doesn't sound right to me!
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    Your tax planner is rubbish then, cos I pay far,...

    Your tax planner is rubbish then, cos I pay far, far less than I would on PAYE, in fact I pay less than I did in my last permie job, and yet my turnover is £50000 higher!!!
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