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  1. Nigel do it much more "proactively" that others....

    Nigel do it much more "proactively" that others. They sh!t up IT market statistics (IT Jobs Watch | Job Market Insights and Trends) at the most.
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    JtotheD, I definitely would not advise DYI just...

    JtotheD,
    I definitely would not advise DYI just to cut costs. You have to enjoy it and be even more boring and pedant than a typical accountant. And I agree with the advice that "independent sense...
  3. +1 As a dedicated spending category in FA it...

    +1
    As a dedicated spending category in FA it helps to control it per year per director.
  4. Thread: The end

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    Currently I am negotiating a direct contract with...

    Currently I am negotiating a direct contract with a big corporation. A project manager uses clueless HR that uses clueless Employee relations advisors. They could not change anything without that...
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    IR35 insurance means you have to pay before your...

    IR35 insurance means you have to pay before your engagement starts and then pay forever for a lifetime of your LTD and maybe even for the rest of your life.

    That is very nuance that getting a risk...
  6. It is not a bad idea to dissolve one and open a...

    It is not a bad idea to dissolve one and open a new Ltd providing there is a legitimate business reason (e.g. no "Phoenixing"). SJD helped me to closure my old company (charged £360 3 years ago) when...
  7. "New job", "Negotiate rate". It is corrupted from...

    "New job", "Negotiate rate". It is corrupted from the beginning with that mindset. That is why a taxman hunting us.

    "New client", "Build a client loyalty". What rate is not that important for...
  8. One more. It does not make sense to read all...

    One more. It does not make sense to read all those "ACCA" books but makes sense to try a software that accountants use to compile Accounts and CT. They often are power users of that software.
    ...
  9. I pay salary just once a year. I use Basic PAYE...

    I pay salary just once a year.
    I use Basic PAYE Tools Download HMRC's Basic PAYE Tools - GOV.UK and set all months as "No payments to employees" except a month I pay annual salary. In effect no...
  10. We are exist! I do 100% DIY last 3 years after...

    We are exist! I do 100% DIY last 3 years after being 8 years with an accountancy.

    It is not advisable for all but I think around 5-10% of contractors are capable enough to do it given they have...
  11. I see no logic that could be applied on Accounts...

    I see no logic that could be applied on Accounts and CT600 filing re: IR35.
    And in opposite, steady and stable figures should attract attention. Fluctuating attributes a real business.

    A long...
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    I switched from HSBC to RBS as they bought...

    I switched from HSBC to RBS as they bought Freeagent. I use now the same Freeagent account for free and all transactions appeared without any effort from me. Starling is amazing for personal use as a...
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    Exactly my experience. 1 hour task, a...

    Exactly my experience.



    1 hour task, a projector to share my screen, 2 non-tech people looking over my shoulder close enough to be pinched and other 2 functional guys maintaining eye contact...
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    The first week is always a probation period in...

    The first week is always a probation period in fact. Nobody trusts you because of interview stage tests and nobody will pay you until you deliver working things.

    Real life working tasks take days....
  15. I understand there is no legislation about "a...

    I understand there is no legislation about "a disguised contractor" and everything is around to compare with a permanent employee. However it is nothing about the law, nothing about fairness to...
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    A first week is always a probation period in...

    A first week is always a probation period in fact. No needs to test.
  17. Just wanted to stress that getting into Cloud...

    Just wanted to stress that getting into Cloud computing means DevOps that is highly demanded role but not a programmer role. The senior embedded C/C++ developer could earn (in much more comfortable...
  18. So just an existence of someone with the same...

    So just an existence of someone with the same expert level that work with flexible hours and remotely but on a salary would make me a temp? It is not me a disguised employee but that perm(s) are...
  19. A typical admin/IT support activities in complex...

    A typical admin/IT support activities in complex environments IS black magic. Especially in Clouds. You could be a very good engineer, a computer science expert but you have to do black magic....
  20. To get to where? Those DevOps are no more happy...

    To get to where? Those DevOps are no more happy developers but sad black magic technicians. It is good for those who never enjoyed coding.

    http://uc3.co/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/cloud_108.jpg
    ...
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    Limitation of Liability. Nothing prevents you...

    Limitation of Liability.

    Nothing prevents you to limit it to $10 as MS does or to one month enumeration etc

    Something like
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    Note that to be covered by professional indemnity...

    Note that to be covered by professional indemnity insurance it should be live at both a work and a claim times. I.e. you have to pay for it non-stop.

    BTW
    Microsoft Services Agreement
    Limitation...
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    I used caunceohara insurance broker. PI insurance...

    I used caunceohara insurance broker. PI insurance £78.40 per year.

    However I do not agree one-size-fits-all and that is must to have for every LTD contractor.
  24. Yes, he tried. He told me I should be at 9am. I...

    Yes, he tried. He told me I should be at 9am. I argued that I am a contractor and will be at 9 am only when it will be a scheduled meeting.

    I did not take that odd person seriously as I was...
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    Interesting nuance. So if he would back to...

    Interesting nuance. So if he would back to permanent without having the second gig then that is in a affect one-off assignment and therefore...




    Travel expenses: travel for necessary...
  26. It was designed to radar IR35 Why the new...

    It was designed to radar IR35

    Why the new legislation was introduced
    It...
  27. I would insist to remove any handcuffs clauses...

    I would insist to remove any handcuffs clauses from an agency contract (both) as you are already in the relationship. Your client should be interested in it as well.

    There is no introduction and...
  28. I still remember a manager in a well-known Gold...

    I still remember a manager in a well-known Gold Microsoft Partner who terminated my contract just because of I used to arrive 10 am not 9 am. There were nothing rational to justify that decision just...
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    UK universities ranked by subject area: Computer...

    UK universities ranked by subject area: Computer Science & Information Systems
    ...
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    I do prefer work directly. An agency as an odd...

    I do prefer work directly. An agency as an odd middle man between professionals is a corrupted idea from the beginning.

    Agencies restrict for their own sake with no value added for client and...
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    Passport I believe will be more straight solution...

    Passport I believe will be more straight solution to verify personal id.
    Maybe personal bank statements may help with address verification as a part of identity
    but that thread about using them...
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    Just checked my CV SUMMARY ... PROFILE ......

    Just checked my CV
    SUMMARY
    ...
    PROFILE
    ...
    TECHNICAL SKILLS
    ...
    PROJECT EXPERIENCE

    2015-2018
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    There is no legal requirement for you to notify...

    There is no legal requirement for you to notify your bank that you are in prison

    If you are on remand there are no restrictions on the types of banking transaction you can make. You can continue...
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    I use almost the same approach as rogerthedodger...

    I use almost the same approach as rogerthedodger not because of I want to close the gaps.
    Technically it is very easy to close all of them as some projects could be unpaid ones, plan B, open-source...
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    #movingtogitlab ...

    #movingtogitlab
    https://twitter.com/hashtag/movingtogitlab?src=hash

    We're seeing 10x the normal daily amount of repositories
    https://monitor.gitlab.net/dashboard/db/github-importer?orgId=1
  36. Thread: Where to live?

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    Belfast is worth to be at Top 5 list.

    Belfast is worth to be at Top 5 list.
  37. + 1024 10 years of contracting I never accept...

    + 1024

    10 years of contracting I never accept self-billing and insist on invoicing. All agencies I worked through accepted that and received my invoices. I suspect they simply ignored them but...
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    My client has to pay for a hotel and flights if...

    My client has to pay for a hotel and flights if they want me onsite. I do not bother how it could be considered by any as that was a commercial offer from my side I am happy with. As a result that...
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    Check why first. Do not trust your accountant....

    Check why first. Do not trust your accountant. They may decide do not approve some of your expenses on their own belief while another accountant would not see a problem. I had that experience with...
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    The same good balanced thoughts there...

    The same good balanced thoughts there
    https://www.drewberryinsurance.co.uk/income-protection-insurance/faqs/can-off-set-income-protection-premiums-as-business-expense


    Just may be "purchased ......
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    £300 in a week could be accommodation costs that...

    £300 in a week could be accommodation costs that paid to a contractor on not "all inclusive" rate.
    That should be included to invoices. Then that is Sales.

    If a contractor wants and could (have...
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    It just a director exercise to get close to the...

    It just a director exercise to get close to the big picture, not an accountant figures.

    Example C.
    Sales £40000 excl. VAT
    Salary £8,424
    Expenses £1,000

    Taxes
    PAYE £0
    Corporation Tax =...
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    It is declared that Option 1 £8,424 Option 2 ...

    It is declared that
    Option 1 £8,424
    Option 2 £11,850
    are the most tax efficient salary and then dividends.

    Some reality check examples I am trying to calculate (that could be mistaken!)
    ...
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    Exactly the same picture as I have. Just I do not...

    Exactly the same picture as I have. Just I do not have these stones lose:) Well done!

    If you want to earn more, work less. That is a very good point you made.
    Even if your current earnings is...
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    You could use a trial version of a professional...

    You could use a trial version of a professional software in some extend. The Web-filling is a different and that software will not suggest what to enter manually online on HRMC specific...
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    good-work-taylor-review-modern-working-practices-rg.pdf

    Good Work: The Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices p.71


    Good Work: The Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices p.72



    Good Work: The Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices p.75
  47. But it demonstrates (in general) how professional...

    But it demonstrates (in general) how professional and adequate they are.
    I need to pick just one for a role, so they compete.



    It is definitely my business. If there is a real role and they...
  48. I've got the impression 90% of all contractors...

    I've got the impression 90% of all contractors fall into that definition.
    Almost every second contract I had to ask an agency to amend contract terms to a reasonable standard.
    Now I ask for...
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    But if they all are directors? How then it could...

    But if they all are directors? How then it could be "without the overall responsibility".

    https://www.gov.uk/hmrc-internal-manuals/employment-status-manual/esm3510
    Managed Service Companies...
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    Discovered we may file simplified micro-accounts...

    Discovered we may file simplified micro-accounts (Balance Sheet).
    https://ewf.companieshouse.gov.uk//formlist --> Confirmation statement and accounts --> Micro-entity accounts

    That screen (from...
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