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  1. It was exactly the same in 2017 in the Public...

    It was exactly the same in 2017 in the Public sector. Then March came and half organisations accepted some risk around having Inside IR35 contractors in uncharted waters over guaranteed risk of...
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    I wold take it and depending on relationship with...

    I wold take it and depending on relationship with the hiring manager at old ClientCo either be frank up front or serve 4 weeks notice and claim unavailability in the last 2 weeks. If they are trowing...
  3. quick and dirty Powershell 1-liner: ...

    quick and dirty Powershell 1-liner:

    test-connection google.com -count 999999 -delay 1 -Verbose | format-table @{n='TimeStamp';e={Get-Date}},Address, ProtocolAddress, ResponseTime | out-file...
  4. not sure what you count as phablet, but the new...

    not sure what you count as phablet, but the new SE will be the same size as iPhone 6/7/8, not the old size of iPhone 5/SE.

    I was sceptical about the size of the 6 initially, but quickly got used...
  5. Thread: Will He? Won't He?

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    Poll: Not necessarily. If the deal goes through and...

    Not necessarily.

    If the deal goes through and Brexit is done and dusted the Leave voters will be drawn to Boris as the hero of the day, while the remain voters will be largely resigned with their...
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    From what I gather - May's deal kept the entire...

    From what I gather - May's deal kept the entire UK in the CU&SM until a solution to the Irish border can be found. While Boris's deal removes GB from the CU/SM, throwing NI "to the wolves" as a...
  7. Thread: Will He? Won't He?

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    Poll: No, because most MPs don't give a toss about the...

    No, because most MPs don't give a toss about the Country or it's population and are only concerned about re-election. And if the deal goes through, the Tories will cream the votes in the coming GE.
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    Of course they are, it undermines the Union and...

    Of course they are, it undermines the Union and keeps strong ties with the Republic. The fact that the DUP are pissed about it is just a bonus.
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    If the world of outsourcing to IBM / Cognizant /...

    If the world of outsourcing to IBM / Cognizant / Accenture and offshoring to India is so wonderful, why haven't you done it by now?

    If you are actually a CIO and reading this forum, you should...
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    Just because the Tories are likely to do better...

    Just because the Tories are likely to do better than Labour doesn't mean they will have majority (just take a look at the current Parliament).

    It will all come down to how votes translate to seats...
  11. Ah I might be confusing it with battery life on...

    Ah I might be confusing it with battery life on refurbished Macbooks. Anyway, the price premium of Apple certified refurbished isn't worth it IMHO
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    Because TBP has been whipping voters with TV ads...

    Because TBP has been whipping voters with TV ads against a deal Brexit for quite some time. They will pose a severe threat to the Tories if they campaign for Brexit deal.

    Don't forget that the...
  13. But of course Amazon (and other 3rd party)...

    But of course Amazon (and other 3rd party) refurbished devices are not up to the Apple refurbished standards externally - as reflected by the price. AFAIK Apple replaces the shell (which costs them...
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    I don't know how it is today, back when I used...

    I don't know how it is today, back when I used them I had to sign a 12m contract. About 6 months into it I had to move, Hyperoptic allowed me to break out of the contract early not having to pay any...
  15. iPhone 5 is the old screen size, not really good...

    iPhone 5 is the old screen size, not really good for testing apps/websites, also it's stuck at iOS10 (current is 13) so quite outdated. Also lacking touchID / ApplePay if you ever need to test that....
  16. You have already answered your question about the...

    You have already answered your question about the viability of this particular scheme.

    For future reference anything that is claiming to have an advantage in take home if your contract is inside...
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    errr, no. Handover of completed work or work...

    errr, no. Handover of completed work or work stream in progress - yes, give advise based on my experience - absolutely. Training permies - heck no.

    Unless your contract is for training and most...
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    I wouldn't mind paying more tax, right after they...

    I wouldn't mind paying more tax, right after they start taxing the large multinationals properly.

    Also I would prefer if the money is spend better, not on low priority infrastructure projects like...
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    haven't watched it yet, but from the comments and...

    haven't watched it yet, but from the comments and the trailer it's sort of closing chapter for BB, not sure how this can fit in Better Call Saul, given it's kind of prequel to BB, although he...
  20. It's doable, slightly different situation in my...

    It's doable, slightly different situation in my case as it was between my accounts both in HSBC, but they reverted the transaction and no deductions for fees or exchange rates.

    In my case I...
  21. I wasn't referring to the letter, but rather...

    I wasn't referring to the letter, but rather their failure to influence the IR35 "reform" in any meaningful way.
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    Given the attitude of the client, I somewhat...

    Given the attitude of the client, I somewhat doubt this is going to fly. It's more likely to inflame the situation.

    If the contract has passed a review and you have IR35 insurance, I would tell...
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    Even if they don't Hyper optic let you "off the...

    Even if they don't Hyper optic let you "off the hook" for free if your new home is not covered by them (or at least they did 3-4 years ago).

    Your best bet is mobile broadband PAYG. The dongle will...
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    Why on earth would you risk putting your banking...

    Why on earth would you risk putting your banking on a jailbroken phone? (Why even jailbreak a phone for that matter...)



    So not a proper bank - hard pass. Although I can see the value in it for...
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    This is my line of thought, I'm more concerned...

    This is my line of thought, I'm more concerned insuring for investigation, rather than against tax bill. I have had my contracts reviewed and I follow sound working practices, the chances of me...
  26. Thread: The end

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    There is much more to contracting than net pay. I...

    There is much more to contracting than net pay. I would rather eat my shoes, than going through weekly F2F and bi-annual development plan/review and begging for an annual leave approval :puke:
  27. The tile is wrong. Came here to see what QDOS...

    The tile is wrong. Came here to see what QDOS have to say, turns out it's just IPSE impotence.
  28. The only view that Boris has is how to further...

    The only view that Boris has is how to further his own persona agenda. He cares not about the UK or it's population.

    Given the fact that he is happy to wreck the economy (according to any credible...
  29. What do you hope to accomplish by Going "all...

    What do you hope to accomplish by Going "all legal" on LLs a**? Even if you manage to get a court mandated lease extension, this will sour your relationship with the LL massively and he will try to...
  30. In some countries it's rather normal for...

    In some countries it's rather normal for employers to offer and advance on the next month salary. But it's interest free and not done for profit, by a 3rd party provider.

    It only goes to show that...
  31. His ace in the sleeve - His mum voted Brexit and...

    His ace in the sleeve - His mum voted Brexit and mommy knows best...
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    Then don't just quite - find a new role and then...

    Then don't just quite - find a new role and then quit.

    What has HR to do with you? You are relationship with the client are supposed to be B2B. If you have mental health issues seek professional...
  33. Classic move by Private Equity firm: 1) Buy a...

    Classic move by Private Equity firm:

    1) Buy a OKish doing, well recognised and respected brand
    2) Saddle it with debt up the wazoo
    3) Pay out generous dividends and compensation packages to the...
  34. It's a simple expression/realisation of the truth...

    It's a simple expression/realisation of the truth that NI remaining in the CU+CM is the only way to avoid border checks, introduction of which will violate the Treaty of Belfast and a number of...
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    Poll: I don't claim to be a model parent or anything,...

    I don't claim to be a model parent or anything, but I try my best. My parents have raised me without nay form of corporal punishment even in an age when that was SOP, so I try to follow in their...
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    The smugness - no, the preparedness - yes. ...

    The smugness - no, the preparedness - yes.

    Don't get me wrong I voted remain and generally don't want Brexit as it's simply daft to go down the isolationist route, instead of globalisation.

    Now...
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    Not having an accountant and truthfully stating...

    Not having an accountant and truthfully stating that you don't have an accountant is fine. But by the sounds of it OP has an accountant, so stating "I don't have an accountant" to avoid providing...
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    Continental system 2.0 vs. Empire 2.0 :D

    Continental system 2.0 vs. Empire 2.0 :D
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    Or it can backfire spectacularly, given that's...

    Or it can backfire spectacularly, given that's it's a bad idea to lie on a SC application form...
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    My business is prepared. It's main "asset" is...

    My business is prepared. It's main "asset" is armed with both UK and EU passports and speaks 2 non-English European languages :)
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    This didn't stop Wales, that receives 680m/y from...

    This didn't stop Wales, that receives 680m/y from the EU voting for Brexit...

    Anti-immigration Brexit voters don't get it that one of the main functions of subsidising the poorer EU countries is...
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    They are not being constructive, because there is...

    They are not being constructive, because there is nothing to construct. The fact is that in order to respect the GFA and the multiple commitments on both sides in recent years to preserve it NI must...
  43. So like a reverse backstop, where the UK can pull...

    So like a reverse backstop, where the UK can pull out unilaterally and the EU/ROI has no say when the arrangement is terminated. Yep, that's going to fly.
  44. I will bite... ANY people, since we are taking...

    I will bite...

    ANY people, since we are taking back control of our borders and are looking for immigration rules different from the EU. How are we going to establish if a person crossing the...
  45. Turd polished: UK proposals for a new Protocol...

    Turd polished:

    UK proposals for a new Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland - GOV.UK

    Still no provisions for movement of people.

    Odds of it being approved by EU27 and Parliament?
  46. Exactly and those are not May's red lines, they...

    Exactly and those are not May's red lines, they are not the 17m+ leave voters red lines, they are ERG's red lines.

    So why the F are they still haunting us?

    Easiest deal, right...
  47. That would work for permitractors/BAU roles. What...

    That would work for permitractors/BAU roles. What about the project roles, it's quite the hassle to fire people after 1-2 years of being on the payroll.

    All of this completely ignores the skill...
  48. This is yet again completely missing the fact...

    This is yet again completely missing the fact that there are 2 sides to each border. Just because the UK is happy to out source emigration checks to Landlords and employers and wave through...
  49. If an FTA is death to such plants, what does it...

    If an FTA is death to such plants, what does it bod for the UK future once our glorious international trade ministers drop all tariffs to zero after Brexit.
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    So that's no-deal Brexit out of the question, no?...

    So that's no-deal Brexit out of the question, no?

    Although to be frank he can't make the same promise on part of the EU. So as expected it will be the EU fault if they introduce border checks in...
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