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  1. Calculate take home pay for outside IR35 role + PAYE

    Hi Guys,

    Just curious as I am finding it hard to make such a calculation.

    Does anybody know how to calculate true take home pay if a person had an outside IR35 role and a PAYE perm job?

    I've...
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    In my opinion it is "the future of work". ...

    In my opinion it is "the future of work".

    Provided that the business/management can retain productivity, there are no real downsides for a business.

    With that in mind.. I have decided I will be...
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    Skimming is the wrong word to use here imho....

    Skimming is the wrong word to use here imho. Absolutely creaming it is the correct terminology I think.

    I would regard this as "peak" "creaming it" by the agency and you can't fault them for it......
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    Ever since reading the post previously about the...

    Ever since reading the post previously about the guy who did cold calling, I was thinking about getting a manual labour job.. thanks for setting me straight on that one..
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    I usually just say XXX (high end), "or that kind...

    I usually just say XXX (high end), "or that kind of ballpark" which is basically saying, "try me".. and sometimes they say that is fine, or we settle for a little less (lower end of my expectation,...
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    I'm not in fire sale mode.... just trying to...

    I'm not in fire sale mode.... just trying to figure out if I need to reduce my rate and if so, how to go about it.
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    Some interesting food for thought here.. The...

    Some interesting food for thought here..

    The main reason I was thinking of lowering my rate was because I felt I was lucky enough to be in the higher end of the spectrum of late.

    I know that...
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    Strategy to reducing my rate

    Morning ladies and gents,

    I know it's not the best time of year and we are in funny times, but I would much rather be in a contract that sitting at home.

    I know that my day rate is pretty much...
  9. Haha yea perhaps. But it was weird. I had...

    Haha yea perhaps. But it was weird. I had previously applied there and they were really happy with my tech. This time around they didn't even ask much tech stuff, the interview was more of a...
  10. Soo.. the consultancy was stringing me along all...

    Soo.. the consultancy was stringing me along all week and they have finally let me know that the "client has pulled the role".

    That is regardless of the fact that I saw the consultancy had...
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    Subbed for responses to this. I am planning on...

    Subbed for responses to this.

    I am planning on branching out my skills to encompass Data Engineering next year.
  12. I'm a developer and it seems there are still some...

    I'm a developer and it seems there are still some roles on offer. I hadn't noticed, but a friend mentioned to me that he has noticed a down tick.

    That said, I think he seeks a higher rate than I.
  13. Will do, tomorrow should tell a lot. I imagine...

    Will do, tomorrow should tell a lot. I imagine they wanted to leave be "stew over the weekend" lol.
  14. You guys are all spot on.. I haven't yet heard...

    You guys are all spot on..

    I haven't yet heard back from them, and I think that perhaps the rate shenanigans might have only been a proposal from recruiter (not sure it came from hiring manager)....
  15. I am thinking all of the above. * It's a...

    I am thinking all of the above.

    * It's a remote role, which is the benefit to me
    * I won't really accept anything lower as the market is strong for my skills and the industry/tech is nothing...
  16. Working for a consultancy for a client project of theres (and rate shenanigans)

    Hello all,

    I don't often post on here, but I thought you guys would give will give some interesting insight into my current issue.

    Well, I have been approached by a consultancy to work on a...
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    Probably a hell of a lot more straightforward to...

    Probably a hell of a lot more straightforward to just finding a new client to contract with. Moving from perm to psc with the same end client will really expose you to considerable down side...
  18. Thanks guys. I guess it's not worth it really....

    Thanks guys.

    I guess it's not worth it really.

    No real scheming going on here, I just read a bunch of stuff in various places about how this was not an uncommon practice.

    Ill just buy new...
  19. Process of company buying my personal laptop

    Hello

    So, I know the usual route is to ask my accountant but.. I did ask my accountant about my company buying my personal laptop as it's literally just used for work these days -- they said it...
  20. Both these posts are why I do not ever offer my...

    Both these posts are why I do not ever offer my tube seat to elders based on appearance / perceived age. Some of you older folk are probably in better shape than I, as young as you feel and I don't...
  21. Yea, that's all fair. I mean in one case you are...

    Yea, that's all fair. I mean in one case you are paying for office space and getting inclusive coffee.. in the other, you are paying for coffee and getting inclusive office space.

    I see your point...
  22. Fair enough.. my humour intelligence isn't quite...

    Fair enough.. my humour intelligence isn't quite at the level of tuning I would like when it comes to text....
  23. That's a pretty low blow don't you think?

    That's a pretty low blow don't you think?
  24. Old Greg, I take offence to your describing my...

    Old Greg, I take offence to your describing my outrage as not genuine, fake or false. It is absolutely genuine.

    As somebody who may have sold a car recently I would be horrified to think some...
  25. Spot on.. did you google the abstract of text? ...

    Spot on.. did you google the abstract of text?

    What do people think of this? Am I the only person who is absolutely outraged..?
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    Haha, I know.. asking for that. To be honest it's...

    Haha, I know.. asking for that. To be honest it's true but I only mailed them today. That line was because people would probably just tell me to mail them.



    Yea, to be honest most of them cost...
  27. Thanks for the initial commentary guys, I had...

    Thanks for the initial commentary guys, I had forgotten to response until the recent messages.

    Obviously not good to hear others are having problems but it has at least given me an albeit little...
  28. Well the use of "criminal" was hyperbole... ...

    Well the use of "criminal" was hyperbole...

    Well it was just a thought of mine, please take it for what it was.
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    Has anybody used a private members club?

    Hey Guys

    I often find myself on the lookout for a place to do some work and meet people etc.

    After visiting Eight Club London | Bank Moorgate Private Members Club a couple of years ago, I was...
  30. Used car ad displays the personal information of previous keepers (via V5)

    So,

    I was looking at used cars last evening and came across an ad that opened with ....

    "This car has only had 2 Former Keepers From New - Including Lord ******* (Member of Parliament). The two...
  31. I'm with NLUK on this one.. While it's easy to...

    I'm with NLUK on this one..

    While it's easy to jump on here and questions like that from OP, it's kind of futile.

    Just engage an accountant, it's not terribly expensive and getting a quick turn...
  32. Opinions on using coffee shop as a casual workspace.

    So, I had a quick search and didn't find much on this.


    I know expensing and subsistence is done to death here but..

    I do a lot of my work such as admin and client followup etc from coffee...
  33. Well the reference documents have come through...

    Well the reference documents have come through and the authorisation mentions reason for leaving.
  34. Ok. Shall I come clean in that case? If I was...

    Ok. Shall I come clean in that case?

    If I was certain it would become an issue then it would be better to get out in front of it.. but if I wasn't sure it would come up I could be exposing my self...
  35. So what I do have is verbal offer after interview...

    So what I do have is verbal offer after interview and waiting on all the paper work to come through. Yes, I am panicking over possibly nothing at the moment. But this role is really interesting and,...
  36. Sure, but what if the previous client specifies...

    Sure, but what if the previous client specifies the last day I was in the office? :/

    I have been absent at the tail end of the contract also (up to expiry).
  37. Worried about new contract and references (Absent a lot for previous contract)

    Hello,

    So I am just finishing up a contract now, which I have been absent from, for a very significant number of weeks during the contract.

    It turns out I have been absent for the vast majority...
  38. Cool. Thanks.

    Cool. Thanks.
  39. Ok makes sense, thanks. Perhaps. But my...

    Ok makes sense, thanks.



    Perhaps. But my requested quote wasn't really lowball imho.
  40. I got an extra 25 on day rate via recruiter, why?

    Hello all,

    I'm not complaining but... I interview and got offered a new contract last week.

    I had quoted my fee which was fine. But when the recruiter came back with the offer he said that he...
  41. Contractor feedback.

    Hello..

    Has anybody crossed this bridge before?

    Thanks
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    I would very well believe the 7k figure and then...

    I would very well believe the 7k figure and then some.

    My thinking is... you hear of the odd £1k per hour high powered professional/consultant here and there, making a work day equate to about...
  43. Haha +1 for you babe!

    Haha +1 for you babe!
  44. A fairly useless comment! * I don't know how...

    A fairly useless comment!

    * I don't know how many people are doing it - i'm just trying to start a healthy discussion about the topic and see if people are doing it and what their experience is....
  45. Yea, I hear you. I am under no illusions about...

    Yea, I hear you. I am under no illusions about the reality of getting clients. I don't necessarily possess any special skills. I was just thinking that perhaps there is business to be had where a...
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    Yeh, I don't think it matters a whole pile any...

    Yeh, I don't think it matters a whole pile any more to be honest.

    The web is awash with all sorts of extensions these days anyway.

    FWIW I went with .net because the .com was taken, meh!

    The...
  47. Building a brand and marketing yourself versus relying on recruiters.

    Hello,

    I am currently in my first contract, which I received via a recruiter. Since before the role I did set up a website that promoted by core service offerings. This was more of a time filler...
  48. I disagree, if they take the permie they will...

    I disagree, if they take the permie they will start off on probation for a while - anywhere from 3-6 months.

    Probationary notice period will probably be about 1-2 weeks notice.

    Just because the...
  49. Good advice. Nothing wrong with an informal chat...

    Good advice. Nothing wrong with an informal chat about progress etc and like you say give them an opportunity to provide feedback in order to gauge sentiment?
  50. Fair enough... I guess the main think is keep...

    Fair enough... I guess the main think is keep delivering until I am canned.

    Thanks
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