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    https://smashgg.imgix.net/images/tournament/14118/...

    https://smashgg.imgix.net/images/tournament/14118/image-9c55ecfe409ac0618b5a323e4b58083f.png?auto=compress,format&w=1200&h=460&fit=crop
  2. Don't be mean, working poverty is real.

    Don't be mean, working poverty is real.
  3. Now the bun fight will be who pays the Employers...

    Now the bun fight will be who pays the Employers NI.
  4. I have seen this as well. Scarce skills sets will...

    I have seen this as well. Scarce skills sets will remain scarce, even after April 2020. The commodity contractor skills are where there is a lack of supplier power in the relationship.
  5. Walking away in to the public sector even inside...

    Walking away in to the public sector even inside is a much better idea then having a HMRC target painted on your back. Even the bench would be a better option than giving ammunition to HMRC for x...
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    I spoke to them again today as there was an issue...

    I spoke to them again today as there was an issue with my application (I'm on an Identity fraud register) which means they need to do further checks. I asked again about the switch and HMRC charges....
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    Agreed, this is what makes me nervous about...

    Agreed, this is what makes me nervous about switching to them, the contract statement is not enough it must exist in practice. I think that statement is only in the tax insurance not the...
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    Why is it not straight forward?

    Why is it not straight forward?
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    I'm interested to. I have IPSE as the...

    I'm interested to.

    I have IPSE as the insurance goes beyond IR35, but includes agency failure, jury service etc and some of the cash goes to lobbying the government. As far as I know their...
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    Sigh.

    Sigh.
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    Business Analyst

    Business Analyst
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    Contractor World Mental Heath Day

    World Mental Health Day tomorrow, this has caused no end of problems in our house as BS+1 is organising the shenanigans in her office resulting in much ironic stress this week. So what is your PSC...
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    I don't think you would suffer any more problems...

    I don't think you would suffer any more problems than any other woman in a male dominated tech industry. It makes business sense to hire the best candidate for the job and to be honest if you don't...
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    "Risk based testing"

    "Risk based testing"
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    Sticky: Morning. Local road being dug up for the next...

    Morning.

    Local road being dug up for the next 30 days, water mains replacement. The last few years have seen them spring a leak increasingly frequent around here. The already bad school traffic...
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    Obviously nothing is worth damaging your mental...

    Obviously nothing is worth damaging your mental health for so start looking for something else. Your coming up to the 3 month run out now which will fly by and allow you to fixate on surviving the...
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    As long as you get a copy of the determination...

    As long as you get a copy of the determination from the client you are good to go. Why would BAU be clearly inside? Client accepts your right to a Sub (as close to a silver bullet we can get), no MOO...
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    Two weeks ago.

    Two weeks ago.
  19. Sticky: Yup. So you're back to looking at the first post...

    Yup. So you're back to looking at the first post and deciding what is your appetite for risk?
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    Work Poop - Headquarters (http://www.workpoop.com)

    Work Poop - Headquarters
  21. As were the Loan Charge Scheme's at the time. I...

    As were the Loan Charge Scheme's at the time. I agree with the sentiment that these schemes were aggressive tax avoidance and Ltd is more efficient tax planning; but the line has been deliberately...
  22. Sticky: How would the PSC not disputing the determination...

    How would the PSC not disputing the determination and not using the client process for disputing the determination look at a tax tribunal even with all the outside IR35 evidence. How much weight...
  23. HMRC also claimed there would be no...

    HMRC also claimed there would be no martial-brakedown due to the loan charge. There are now 7 suicides and countless marital breakdowns. I would not trust them especially when the government can...
  24. The average IQ will always be 100... The...

    The average IQ will always be 100...

    The Definition of the IQ


    Misconception: The IQ is a direct measure of brain performance. For example, somebody with an IQ of 120 can do 20% more mental...
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    Turning on the boiler after bleeding all the...

    Turning on the boiler after bleeding all the radiators ready for winter?
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    Received my CoT card today. I can confirm it is a...

    Received my CoT card today. I can confirm it is a master card with prepaid commercial wrote on it.
  27. Poll: IMO what we are seeing is not the deal, but the...

    IMO what we are seeing is not the deal, but the no-deal implementation of how the uk will run the Irish border. If May's backstop deal is not given an exit clause.

    I'm almost impressed by the gob...
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    They also run the very real risk of losing at...

    They also run the very real risk of losing at tribuneral and loosing the scare tactics, there track record is pretty poor. No doubt there will be the usual blanket email to all client's trying to...
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    People would never go contracting at an old...

    People would never go contracting at an old employer (Friday-Monday switch) but are seriously considering staying on at existing clients. Mental.
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    Unless you're a permie-tractor who is part and...

    Unless you're a permie-tractor who is part and parcel with the company.... People turned a blind eye to the risks with LC schemes, I think the vast majority are just going to go outside to inside at...
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    HMRC would communicate with the client if an...

    HMRC would communicate with the client if an enquiry was opened to ascertain the facts around working practices once they open an enquiry. They don't need the client to grass you up for HMRC to open...
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    That would very much depend on what the client...

    That would very much depend on what the client said to HMRC.
  33. Seems like a sensible approach. If there is a war...

    Seems like a sensible approach. If there is a war chest in the company it might be worth looking into closing it down and getting the cash out and paying only capital gains on the distribution. HMRC...
  34. Sticky: I would not trust them! This is what they said...

    I would not trust them!

    This is what they said about the Loan charge impact:

    Impact on individuals, households and families
    This package is not expected to have a material impact on family...
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    I returned my signed contract today for a new...

    I returned my signed contract today for a new role starting end of the Month. 30 applications, two opportunities, offered after one telephone interview. The other opportunity was a permie job and a...
  36. Thread: Dilemma

    by BlueSharp
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    The agency does not want to loose their...

    The agency does not want to loose their commission and there is no risk to them. Nothing to see here. Obviously this is your decision based on your appetite to risk or apathy.
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    So your starting to see why Brexit is a good idea...

    So your starting to see why Brexit is a good idea for the luddites, get Britain manufacturing again.
  38. It was mentioned some where that a HR department...

    It was mentioned some where that a HR department were using (Day rate * 0.8) * 220 (typical contractor working days) to work out a permie equivalent. No idea what 20% deduction from day rate...
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    I'm also in Architecture. There is work out there...

    I'm also in Architecture. There is work out there but it is slow going.
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    I was asked for this for my new gig. So I asked...

    I was asked for this for my new gig. So I asked my accountant and he said OK, give them my details. What did your accountant say?
  41. It's only three days this time, so should be ok.

    It's only three days this time, so should be ok.
  42. Government intends to prorogue Parliament next Tuesday

    :ladybags:
  43. Ireland is not in the Schengen area and never...

    Ireland is not in the Schengen area and never will be while they remain in the common travel area.
  44. Thread: Outside ir35

    by BlueSharp
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    Start your own thread instead of hijacking...

    Start your own thread instead of hijacking another one?

    But first look at this sticky:
    ...
  45. You're going to tulip the bed when you find out...

    You're going to tulip the bed when you find out you can clear US customs in Ireland.
  46. Thread: Outside ir35

    by BlueSharp
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    Nice find. As you can see there is no check list,...

    Nice find. As you can see there is no check list, just certain principles we have to adhere to operate as outside ir35.
  47. Thread: Outside ir35

    by BlueSharp
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    NLUK Mode activated Check out the IR35 section...

    NLUK Mode activated

    Check out the IR35 section >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    IR35 Legislation: Advice, Help and Information for Contractors | Contractor UK
  48. The real Achilles heal to the e.u. plan is that...

    The real Achilles heal to the e.u. plan is that they need a seamless border between the UK and Ireland to allow Irish goods quick transit to mainland Europe. Otherwise it's a long boat ride around...
  49. I agree we won't see inside PSC arrangements not...

    I agree we won't see inside PSC arrangements not when it's easier for an agency to regulate using their own PAYE or Umbrella companies. I'm not convinced suddenly having employee perks will protect...
  50. Lets war game the scenario post April 2020. ...

    Lets war game the scenario post April 2020.

    Some clients are savvy and start setting up proper B2B contracts but first need to clear the decks where the lined is blurred (i.e. Banks and big...
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