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    Most larger organisations are very conscious and...

    Most larger organisations are very conscious and supportive of diversity and will have specific policies and programs to protect and encourage difference in the workforce.

    In terms of broaching...
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    I'm not convinced it helps for you to project...

    I'm not convinced it helps for you to project your own personal problems onto the OP's contractual dilemma, but ICBW.
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    One thing you could try is to ask for a very...

    One thing you could try is to ask for a very short meeting with the MD to review your progress.

    If he has genuine issues which are surfacing in these public putdowns, it gives you the opportunity...
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    While I try my best to never phone them, I record...

    While I try my best to never phone them, I record any calls with HMRC. I have a free app called ACR which is very good.

    I think for it to be admissible in court, you have to let the other party...
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    Can you explain why you think it's dangerous?

    Can you explain why you think it's dangerous?
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    The only one I've ever heard of - but never used...

    The only one I've ever heard of - but never used - is Thomas Higgins Ltd. They'll do anything from a Letter Before Action at very reasonable cost to pursuing the whole debt for you, possibly for free...
  7. Thread: Economics

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    I'm not an economist and I'm fairly thick. So...

    I'm not an economist and I'm fairly thick. So could you explain in more detail:

    how workers on low wages reduces productivity?
    how higher productivity and automation will provide more higher...
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    I'm fairly certain that's not the case with the...

    I'm fairly certain that's not the case with the Small Claims Court route, although ICBW. Do you have a link/source?
  9. HMRC claim they have no plans to retrospectively...

    HMRC claim they have no plans to retrospectively review contracts in this scenario. It all depends on whether you believe HMRC (personally I don't trust them as far as I could throw them). It's a...
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    If you didn't explicitly agree to opt out before...

    If you didn't explicitly agree to opt out before you were introduced to the client, you're opted in by default. And that means, among other things, that the agency cannot withhold payment just...
  11. Do you really think banks have the slightest...

    Do you really think banks have the slightest sense of guilt about these things? Absolutely the only reason ALL work isn't shipped off to some much cheaper offshore outfit is because the cost-benefit...
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    ...of fat? Or something else?

    ...of fat? Or something else?
  13. CUK may not have the most erudite conversation...

    CUK may not have the most erudite conversation but at least it has some activity. IPSE forums are absolutely dead as a doornail, particularly since so many old hands upped and left (some of whom I...
  14. Perhaps those people who thought Brexit would...

    Perhaps those people who thought Brexit would reduce immigration should have a peek at the Government's proposals for our immigration system, post-Brexit: The UK's future skills-based immigration...
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    Well at least there's a ray of sunshine in your...

    Well at least there's a ray of sunshine in your doom & gloom, looks like I may be able significantly cut my working week! :smile
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    Why not get one of those Mud Daddy dog washer...

    Why not get one of those Mud Daddy dog washer things, the look pretty good? I don't have a dog but if I did I'd use one of those to clean it outside rather than carrying it into a shower.
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    The penny drops. I've just read the entire thread...

    The penny drops. I've just read the entire thread and, if this person isn't a troll, they're pretty dim.

    So I go for troll. In fact, having seen another post on here from someone in a style I very...
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    Poll: The fact that you have to try and find concrete...

    The fact that you have to try and find concrete reasons, and it's not a completely obvious no-brainer, just reinforces my view that it's not really applicable to most "traditional" contractors any...
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    Poll: The only Perkbox stuff I'd be interested in is...

    The only Perkbox stuff I'd be interested in is already available with the same discount or better from TopCashBack or Quidco, without having to pay a membership fee.
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    At the risk of appearing ignorant, are these...

    At the risk of appearing ignorant, are these people going to the tribunal to oppose the application of the loan charge on their scheme, or APNs, or what?

    If one of these cases is decided in favour...
  21. Thread: Ir35 2020

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    You mention scrum teams so I assume the...

    You mention scrum teams so I assume the organisation is doing some flavour of Agile? I'm no Agile expert and I'm fairly sure they're not "doing" it properly, but at my client co they insist that...
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    Being pernickety, and also not really pertinent...

    Being pernickety, and also not really pertinent to OP's topic, ISTR it was dubbed IR35 because IR35 was the name of the section in the notes of the budget where it was first introduced. IR because it...
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    If you'd been fortunate enough to land yourself a...

    If you'd been fortunate enough to land yourself a juicy contract sooner than expected, say after 2 weeks of looking, and with a much nicer rate/location/duration/role - i.e. a "no-brainer" - but they...
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    These are great little gadgets. I have...

    These are great little gadgets. I have Powerline/Homeplug throughout the house and have one of these upstairs and one downstairs, in spots where the router signal is weak, so I have 100% strong...
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