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  1. The question isnt so much about the money, its...

    The question isnt so much about the money, its more about what you get.
    I had a look at the questions and they are almost identical to the QDOS Working practices review which is only 50quid.

    So...
  2. Interesting. And was the payment for the...

    Interesting.
    And was the payment for the questionnaire or for the insurance if found outside?
    And is the insurance different from the standard TLC35 that QDOS provide?


    I honestly thought that...
  3. Did you have to pay? Speaking to a fellow...

    Did you have to pay?
    Speaking to a fellow contractor onsite at my current gig. His agency are asking him to do this. He isnt too clued up on IR35 so came to me for some questions. He also said the...
  4. Sticky: To be honest I havent been following much around...

    To be honest I havent been following much around the loan charge issues as it hasnt affected me (I give credit to this forum for that)
    came across an article today that said there have been 7...
  5. OK fine Then you put peanut butter then jam on...

    OK fine

    Then you put peanut butter then jam on a bagel.
    Same concept, jam always goes second
  6. Actually I'm from London It just always made...

    Actually I'm from London
    It just always made sense to put the cream first then the jam

    You wouldn't put jam and then butter on toast would you?
  7. What! Clotted cream first....always

    What!
    Clotted cream first....always
  8. I did a gig where I had to go to Dubai for a...

    I did a gig where I had to go to Dubai for a week. I remember speaking to the clients there, one of their reps had to come back to England to detox because they were drinking so much in Dubai.
    ...
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    Which I am sure they will find you inside...and...

    Which I am sure they will find you inside...and then your only choice of brolly approved by the end client/agency would be.....
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    Offpayroll

    So my accountants have created this site to get an idea of what companies are doing re IR35. Its already started getting some responses.

    OffPayroll.org.uk

    Quite useful I think to find out what...
  11. Agreed, and something the agent will be making...

    Agreed, and something the agent will be making the client aware of. I just want to ensure my back is covered.
  12. client decides may decide to change to inside - Statement needed?

    I am currently working for a PS client outside of IR35 (yes these contracts do exist).
    Contract has been reviewed by QDOS and I have made sure working practices are the same...been happy days for...
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    Had Christmas dinner No 1 with the in laws this...

    Had Christmas dinner No 1 with the in laws this Saturday just gone (leg of lamb with all the usual trimmings)
    has Christmas dinner No 2 with friends the day after (roast chicken with all the usual...
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    I am not with SJD To be honest, I have always...

    I am not with SJD

    To be honest, I have always received a very good service from my accountant, barring this one bit of misinformation.
    But then this where this forum have been a great help, to...
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    Thats interesting. I was under the impression...

    Thats interesting. I was under the impression from my accountant that if the company is dormant I wouldn't need to file annual accounts or the sort.

    @Maslins Thank you for this. I will definitely...
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    When I inquired about this with my accountant I...

    When I inquired about this with my accountant I was told there are 2 options:

    1) Ceasing trading activities

    If you choose to move to a non-trading company, you will need to cancel or transfer...
  17. I am currently doing something similar to what...

    I am currently doing something similar to what you want.
    Consulting for a small company on Office 365. This is only something on the side (1-2 days/week) while I am working mainly for a large PS...
  18. For 6 weeks? Stay brolly

    For 6 weeks? Stay brolly
  19. How did you find new contracts/pieces of work?...

    How did you find new contracts/pieces of work?
    Was it just a matter of networking, who you know etc or did you get a sales person in who went round reaching out to organisations.
  20. The most I have got out of Linkedin is...

    The most I have got out of Linkedin is interesting articles to read about on up and coming changes to tech, especially around Office 365 (which I specialise in).
    I follow a few large solution...
  21. This is my point. It completely negates the CEST...

    This is my point.
    It completely negates the CEST because even if you are outside, all they have to say is the wrong information was put in and so no they dont have to standy by it.
  22. Ah I wasnt aware of this. Interesting to know

    Ah I wasnt aware of this.
    Interesting to know
  23. I am sure they did (initially at least) and I...

    I am sure they did (initially at least) and I know its been mentioned on here a few times when people have asked, responses have been carry out CEST, if it shows outside get the client to sign it and...
  24. NHS handed GBP4.3m IR35 bill despite using CEST...

    NHS handed GBP4.3m IR35 bill despite using CEST

    So essentially the whole practice of run the CEST. If it shows outside, get the end client to sign it and HMRC will stand by it is a load of tulip.
    ...
  25. It depends, if your accounting system and...

    It depends, if your accounting system and accountant are set up to handle inside IR35 gigs. If not then yes go umbrella and use the LTD for the other income. Also as NLUK said, some agencies wont let...
  26. 1. Do you mean Public sector or Private Sector?...

    1. Do you mean Public sector or Private Sector? If public I feel like you are a couple of years late!

    2. If they have deemed you inside and are still paying into your LTD this is still...
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    Was on the bench for the last few months with the...

    Was on the bench for the last few months with the market looking tulip.
    Ended up taking a short (3 month) gig with a slightly lower pay rate and only 3 days a week doing a more advisory role. Wasn't...
  28. As a PM there have been gigs where I have to do...

    As a PM there have been gigs where I have to do all my reporting on a specific clients PM application.
    Even if I found it clunky and frankly crap I still had to use it for all my reports. Its...
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    I went to Dubai for a 2 week holiday some years...

    I went to Dubai for a 2 week holiday some years ago and then ended up going am month after for 4 days for work (working for a uk company with an office in Dubai). The difference was unbelievable.
    ...
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    Absolute crap. Just finished watching...

    Absolute crap.

    Just finished watching Unbelievable.
    Worth a watch
  31. Yup just posted about this few days ago. Load of...

    Yup just posted about this few days ago. Load of crap.... Avoid

    Sent from my LYA-L09 using Contractor UK Forum mobile app
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    Fair enough. The company is contractorteam for...

    Fair enough.
    The company is contractorteam for anyone who gets a call from them.

    Sent from my LYA-L09 using Contractor UK Forum mobile app
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    Annuity schemes

    Not sure if this if the right area (mods please move if so) So just got a call from a company saying they can better your umbrella take home and pay 85% of my day rate using an annuity scheme.... And...
  34. Actually this did happen...just not on a large...

    Actually this did happen...just not on a large scale.
    I have spoken to a couple of agencies who used to supply only to the public sector (so when offpayroll to the PS came in it hit them hard) and...
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    :facepalm:

    :facepalm:
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    Sorry its an EUC Service Owner Role.

    Sorry its an EUC Service Owner Role.
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    I realise now I should have probably put this in...

    I realise now I should have probably put this in the security clearance sticky. Mods feel free to move it.
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    Red Badge Certification

    Afternoon all
    Currently looking around for new roles and seen a job posting saying you need Red Badge Certification

    Any idea what this is?

    A quick google search comes back with links for US...
  39. I have worked similar to this with a PS before....

    I have worked similar to this with a PS before. From my experience few points:

    1 - Make sure there is defined acceptance criteria for each deliverable. Do not keep it vague - There shouldnt be any...
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    This. I dont understand why it is so slow. I...

    This. I dont understand why it is so slow. I think it may only run when my machine is idle.
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    Only about 2k on the phone. Rest is in iCloud.

    Only about 2k on the phone. Rest is in iCloud.
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    I have been trying to get her to move onto...

    I have been trying to get her to move onto Android for ages.
    Not a fan of iCrap and hopefully now that shes off it, she sees how much better android is as well :)
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    switch from icloud to google photos

    The mrs has decided to switch from iPhone to Android.
    She currently has over 10,000 photos in her icloud account and about 2000 videos.

    Anyone know the easiest way to move these across?
    At the...
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    Good Point. Its between me and the agency not my...

    Good Point. Its between me and the agency not my LTD.


    I did ask this and they said that if I do get a role, there will a whole new contract that I will need to review and sign...which leads...
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    Agreement for Work Finding Services

    With my contract coming to an end, I am starting to look around again.
    Twice in the past week I have been speaking to an agency who have sent me a work finding services agreement to sign.
    Not had...
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    More for the automation i.e. turning on the porch...

    More for the automation i.e. turning on the porch lights when I am out. Heating control etc.
    I have a chromecast upstairs and smart tv down so that covers the media aspect.

    I like googles phrase...
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    Google Home vs Amazon Echo

    Looking at smarting up the home.

    Been reading reviews of both but thought I would put it here and get your thoughts.
    Has anyone got either/both? Which one is better?

    Thoughts on each?
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    I can also vouch for Contractor Umbrella. Used...

    I can also vouch for Contractor Umbrella.
    Used them up until March of this year. Never had any problems and always very prompt when replying to emails.
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    +1 This One of my last gigs, the only fellow...

    +1 This

    One of my last gigs, the only fellow contractors who got extensions were the ones who were drinking buddies with the Programme Manager and would feed his need to be out on the lash 3/4...
  50. Thread: Weekend

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    Taking the young 'un to Whipsnade Zoo tomorrow.

    Taking the young 'un to Whipsnade Zoo tomorrow.
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