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    I've witnessed the same. I even had some place...

    I've witnessed the same. I even had some place phone me back (after filling in an online application) and they said they'd thought i'd made a mistake because i'd entered my personal address as my...
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    Has anyone ever tried this trick... Your lunch...

    Has anyone ever tried this trick...

    Your lunch costs £3, but the person in front of you paid more and left their receipt behind.

    Pick up that receipt and claim more! :laugh:banana::laugh
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    Funnily enough, I referred someone for a contract...

    Funnily enough, I referred someone for a contract a little over 2 months ago (they promised to pay me the fee after 2 months).

    Just emailed - will see what they say.
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    Maybe :) It really does depend on size of room...

    Maybe :)

    It really does depend on size of room though. Also if furniture is in the way and needs moving and/or covering up, or if skirting/architrave needs masking. Probably other things i'm not...
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    £122.22 per day, per person Does that include...

    £122.22 per day, per person

    Does that include VAT?
  6. Agent: Can I ask you what your current rate is?...

    Agent: Can I ask you what your current rate is?
    Me: Sure
    Agent: Errr... well, what is your current rate?
    Me: I'd rather not say

    :yay:

    Seriously, just bypass the question and say, "for the...
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    LMAO!!!! EDIT: Didn't realise that it's...

    LMAO!!!!

    EDIT: Didn't realise that it's potential/future clients asking for previous rate.
  8. Thread: Gaydar test

    by kingcook
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    I got pissed off with clicking after a bit, and...

    I got pissed off with clicking after a bit, and just kept clicking the one on the right to get it over with.

    45% score.
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    Yawn.

    Yawn.
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    ...after increasing one's rate by 25% :laugh

    ...after increasing one's rate by 25% :laugh
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    Already paid the best divi (keeping out of higher...

    Already paid the best divi (keeping out of higher tax rate) on 6th April 2015
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    I prefer S/O largely due to the fact that I have...

    I prefer S/O largely due to the fact that I have control on the amount of money that leaves my bank account.

    D/D has the guarantee that if anything goes wrong/too much collected/etc you can invoke...
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    You would if he was going to fit you 200+ baths...

    You would if he was going to fit you 200+ baths and toilets across 50+ sites, and you were considering if it's worth paying him £100,000+.
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    Salaries? :bluelight Regardless, that isn't...

    Salaries? :bluelight

    Regardless, that isn't going to work. The contract is client -> agency, NOT client -> your accountant.

    What would the client do if/when the agency chases them for their...
  15. If you're going to put in multiple quotes, use a...

    If you're going to put in multiple quotes, use a different name/address/postcode/email address slightly each time. Otherwise they thing you're trying to massage the figures and increase the premiums.
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    Errrrrr...... :laugh

    Errrrrr...... :laugh
  17. You could search your filing history for previous...

    You could search your filing history for previous returns, compare the dates, and also check the actual due date in the company profile.

    CH send emails to remind you anyway, IIRC.
  18. Not sure about the old one, but the new one is...

    Not sure about the old one, but the new one is 24/7. You can even develop your own apps, see: https://developer.companieshouse.gov.uk/
  19. Why, thank you ;)

    Why, thank you ;)
  20. You can also lookup the names of directors of a...

    You can also lookup the names of directors of a company on CH's new beta service

    https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/
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    Shirley they'd be aware that you're almost a...

    Shirley they'd be aware that you're almost a proper employee anyway if you're on an FTC?

    I agree though, there are probably some companies out there who don't understand.
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    Will the client/agent not consider doing a normal...

    Will the client/agent not consider doing a normal B2B contract, as long as it's priced the same as their FTC so that they do not end up paying any more money?
  23. Just confirm that all (if any) of their data has...

    Just confirm that all (if any) of their data has been securely wiped.

    Even if you did take the laptop in to them (which personally, I would not do as it contains my own personal data), one could...
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    What's your budget? I can recommend AWS (Free...

    What's your budget?

    I can recommend AWS (Free Tier is good enough for light usage, which is free (as the name suggests) for 12 months - get yourself and EC2 instance, and choose Ireland as...
  25. Yes. Neeeeeext?

    Yes.

    Neeeeeext?
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    :facepalm::facepalm::facepalm::facepalm::facepalm:

    :facepalm::facepalm::facepalm::facepalm::facepalm:
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    Employees are allowed to opt-out. As the only...

    Employees are allowed to opt-out. As the only employee (probably) of one's own company, you can opt out and carry on as usual.
  28. Thread: P60 re-print

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    I read that if you require a P60, you should "ask...

    I read that if you require a P60, you should "ask your employer". Me/my limited company being my employer, I thought there would be some software out there that could do it.
  29. Thread: P60 re-print

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    P60 re-print

    Anyone got any ideas on how to re-print an old P60?

    I have the template form here:
    http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20111005200742/http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/ebu/p60-cont-2010.pdf

    Would...
  30. This is the part that is worrying me. I go on the...

    This is the part that is worrying me. I go on the likes of http://www.seek.com.au and it's all Sydney based (== expensive)
  31. I did the ACS skills assessment early last year...

    I did the ACS skills assessment early last year (still got to apply for the 189 visa though! - will be doing that in a month or 2).

    Anyway, just follow the guides on the ACS website. I got...
  32. Provide pictures of yourself supping mojito's on...

    Provide pictures of yourself supping mojito's on the beach whilst browsing JobServe?
  33. Managing Director & Software Developer

    Managing Director & Software Developer
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    I tried ownCloud once. I immediately stopped...

    I tried ownCloud once. I immediately stopped using it when I set it up on a 2nd PC and it started deleting all of my files. Luckily i'd made a backup before evaluating it.

    I wouldn't use GD if it...
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    I thought that too. But with the Google Drive app...

    I thought that too. But with the Google Drive app installed on your computer (or something like Insync Pro - highly recommended), if their service does go bye-byes, you have a synced copy on your...
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    So why didn't you buy it through your ltd co? ...

    So why didn't you buy it through your ltd co?

    Why not just grab the receipt now, and claim it as an expense?
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    The Google Drive app has a scan function (you...

    The Google Drive app has a scan function (you take a photo of the receipt).

    You can add multiple photos to one PDF file, and it all gets stored on your Google Drive account in the cloud.

    15GB...
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    I have a pretty healthy warchest, so not needed....

    I have a pretty healthy warchest, so not needed.

    Those policies also only pay out max 12 months (and if you're ill for more than 30/60/90 days).
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    - Have they introduced you to the client yet? -...

    - Have they introduced you to the client yet?
    - Did you agree to the terms?
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    Stand your ground. If you get your contract...

    Stand your ground. If you get your contract terminated for this, they [the client] are not worth working with anyway.
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    If Giant Precision Services ever contact me about...

    If Giant Precision Services ever contact me about any opportunities, I shall remember this thread!
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    "new" Intermediaries legislation? Do they mean...

    "new" Intermediaries legislation?

    Do they mean this draft legislation, that may or may not come out until next year?
    ...
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    If i get the hint that a client expects me to be...

    If i get the hint that a client expects me to be around for no reason, I just say that I normally work X til Y.

    If, on occasion, the 5h1t hits the fan and work needs completing urgently/any...
  44. I buy the wooden fence panels, paint one side,...

    I buy the wooden fence panels, paint one side, then insert them between the concrete posts with the side I had just painted facing towards neighbours. :laugh
  45. I probably would if it were in the back garden,...

    I probably would if it were in the back garden, but this fence is separating the front gardens, which are standing right next to a public footpath. :rollin:
  46. I'm not really sure who the fence belongs to. I...

    I'm not really sure who the fence belongs to. I just always assumed that it's up to both neighbours to sort it out mutually. The fence has been there before I moved into the house (except 1 piece out...
  47. New garden fence - neighbour won't share cost

    Non-contracting question coming up :)

    I want a new wooden garden fence for my FRONT garden. The old one is tatty, falling apart, and there's a big section missing too.

    I've asked the neighbour...
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    It'll all be free from April 2015.

    It'll all be free from April 2015.
  49. Ouch!

    Ouch!
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    Umbrella companies pay their employees from...

    Umbrella companies pay their employees from monies that are earnt by those employees. So i'd have thought that it didn't matter either way.

    Sure you can claim overtime hours in holiday, or not....
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