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    But that's going to be based on HMRC's biased...

    But that's going to be based on HMRC's biased view of IR35 - the case laws hasn't changed. Surely somebody at some point is going to challenge this inside review in the courts.
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    I'm guessing that they will have a significant...

    I'm guessing that they will have a significant membership drop in April.
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    If he is offered the extension to feb, then...

    If he is offered the extension to feb, then surely he can pay for a contract review. If the review shows the role as being outside, then he could argue that his review better reflects the role...
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    Direct Save Telecom do and I think Now tv do a 1...

    Direct Save Telecom do and I think Now tv do a 1 month rolling contract but not 100% sure. If you live in a building that uses hyperoptic fttp then I know they do because I used it a few years ago
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    Or the WIPRO guy gets on the phone and sells then...

    Or the WIPRO guy gets on the phone and sells then their services for what the contractor would have cost but where IR35 does not apply. And no tax is due to HMRC because of it
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    Not long enough - it would only be 6 months and...

    Not long enough - it would only be 6 months and I'd be returning each weekend and doing day from home
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    Cheers for the comments. Can anybody confirm my...

    Cheers for the comments. Can anybody confirm my thinking on the tax front. My guess, from a bit of reading round is that while I stand to lose about 35% in Switzerland, only 25% will be due to tax...
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    Switzerland take home

    Just wanting somebody to check my assumptions on this. I'm up for a role in Geneva. Because I'll be a uk resident for tax purposes I'll essentially have to pay tax at uk levels. So in geneva I'll see...
  9. I can see why Barclays have done this. They are...

    I can see why Barclays have done this. They are avoiding making the inside/outside determination full stop. If they did a blanket everybody inside then surely at some point contractors would test...
  10. Least the SNP are anti IR35 aren't they?

    Least the SNP are anti IR35 aren't they?
  11. Left a contract when the migration I was working...

    Left a contract when the migration I was working on came to an end - client wanted me to stay on but I didn't - didn't want to do a BAU role, so left. Went to a bank in the Cheshire countryside. ...
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    PSC = Pretty Spiffing Company in my book but...

    PSC = Pretty Spiffing Company in my book but because the work I do tends to be a bit shoddy and slap dash I didn't tick that box!
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    I know somebody at HSBC who told me that her...

    I know somebody at HSBC who told me that her contract wont be extended after October - she didn't mention IR35 but said HSBC were letting all their contractors go.
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    I used Clydesdale/Yorkshire bank and was...

    I used Clydesdale/Yorkshire bank and was impressed by them. Everything was done over the phone and was pretty quick
  15. Thread: IR35 Guide

    by BoredBloke
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    It's closed to comments now

    It's closed to comments now
  16. I'd say get your renewal reviewed. If it is...

    I'd say get your renewal reviewed. If it is deemed to be inside at that point then don't accept it, unless the client are prepared to accept changes to it to get it outside.

    If you can get an...
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    I've had that also. But I just tell them out...

    I've had that also. But I just tell them out right that I'm not going to give names of previous bosses/contacts. Makes for quite a tumbleweedy coffee....so what did you watch on tv last night?
  18. I worked through them a few years ago - the...

    I worked through them a few years ago - the client company puled the plug on the project and served notice to all the contractors. A few months later I got a call from the pimp asking how the...
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    I've used them before and never had an issue. In...

    I've used them before and never had an issue. In terms of on boarding much of that is dictated by the end client. Eg HSBC can take up to 4 weeks and RBS can be as little as 2 days!

    As for not...
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    Auntie Albert has a Hyundai Tucson which has lane...

    Auntie Albert has a Hyundai Tucson which has lane assist etc. I have only driven it twice on motorways and once you get used to the steering wheel moving (slightly) by itself, it's quite nice.

    I...
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    I've got a Mazda 6 and it's got a few of those...

    I've got a Mazda 6 and it's got a few of those driving gadgets - it's got blind spot monitoring - bright orange warning on the mirror, an audible warning and on its heads up it highlights when a car...
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    I used to use it but can't remember the last time...

    I used to use it but can't remember the last time I checked it - used to post as Anthony English
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    Sorry - should have made that clear - 2 days per...

    Sorry - should have made that clear - 2 days per week max in the office from the start! When you factor in holidays and furloughs it's not that hard to had a bit of flexibility into it.
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    doesn't the 24 month rule only count if you spend...

    doesn't the 24 month rule only count if you spend over 40% of your time in one location. Try to WFH 3 days a week.
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    Yonks ago there was a website called FreelanceHQ...

    Yonks ago there was a website called FreelanceHQ or something like that. It was a site where people could review agencies. It got closed down when a number of the ones who were at the top of the...
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    Pretty good from RBS. They want us outside, we...

    Pretty good from RBS. They want us outside, we want to be outside, so surely there is that common ground to work with.
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    You won't be watching anything....just a sea of...

    You won't be watching anything....just a sea of flags blocking the view
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    Corp tax is due on profits - the likes of google...

    Corp tax is due on profits - the likes of google and starbucks shift those profits to a subsidiary where they can pay the least tax. So it wouldn't raise anything - they would avoid it like they do...
  29. To me it's when the client gives notice to change...

    To me it's when the client gives notice to change the contract terms that annoys me. Mid contract rate reductions and a take it or leave it notice. While they think that is professional, they moan...
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    This is pretty much par for the course. The...

    This is pretty much par for the course. The agent will give you feedback to say you have the contract - they are not going to waste their time chasing up everybody to tell them they haven't got the...
  31. I would say that it's pretty much a matter of...

    I would say that it's pretty much a matter of fact that when 2 different MP's from 2 different parties spin the same line 20 spanning a 20 year gap that it's fairly obvious that the line is being fed...
  32. Did you point out the similarity in the 2...

    Did you point out the similarity in the 2 responses to your MP? You could have also sent your MP the bit where Hammond is on record criticising IR35 in the house when it was introduced. I'd love to...
  33. I knew a guy who did this for his local pub side....

    I knew a guy who did this for his local pub side. He said he never got any business from it but got plenty of free beer from the lads who played in the team. He did it for a few years and said he'd...
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    So HSBC want to a 20% reduction in rate to cover...

    So HSBC want to a 20% reduction in rate to cover their increased costs - what about the contractors increased costs as they will have to pay more tax and lose lots of expenses, especially if they...
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    Just had a look - they have some pretty nifty...

    Just had a look - they have some pretty nifty deals on at 3.
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    Is that a business contract?

    Is that a business contract?
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    I'm on a sim only deal with Vodafone business for...

    I'm on a sim only deal with Vodafone business for my mobile. I get unlimited everything with 100Gb of data. That's £25 per month plus vat and with spotify bundled in for free

    EE are doing a mifi...
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    Cost cutting after announcing profits of only...

    Cost cutting after announcing profits of only £1.6 billion per month

    Europe's largest bank made $6.2bn (£4.8bn) before tax in the three months to March, up from $4.8bn in the same period a year...
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    The public sector has always been like that. ...

    The public sector has always been like that. However when IR35 changed and it was down to them to make the determination, they option of the safety first blanket inside IR35 made, meaning that those...
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    Why would they? Your public sector client is...

    Why would they? Your public sector client is currently struggling to find contractors because they are competing with the private sector where IR35 isn't the same beast. Come April the playing...
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    Can't see that myself - this is the end game. ...

    Can't see that myself - this is the end game. When IR35 was pushed onto the public sector their contractors left in droves. They escaped into the private sector and as a result, the only way the...
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    I make it 261 mid week days including bank...

    I make it 261 mid week days including bank holidays in 1019. Minus 220 and you have 41 days = 8 weeks. Also this was applied pro rata, so the 6 month contract I was asked to sign was in fact for...
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    Especially when they have a line in their...

    Especially when they have a line in their contract stating that contractors can only bill a maximum of 220 days per year - that equates to having to take 2 full months off. Also for the role I was...
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    I'm from the north west and hardly ever get work...

    I'm from the north west and hardly ever get work here - in the last 18 years I'd say I've managed 4 years on a daily commutable role - It is always London or Edinburgh. I seem to be getting more...
  45. Thread: Capita

    by BoredBloke
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    I think the problem is that they are one of these...

    I think the problem is that they are one of these contractors who routinely get granted government contracts and who deliver some bag of spanners, late, over budget and without half the functionality...
  46. Don't really see the issue with allowing it to...

    Don't really see the issue with allowing it to update over night? It's not like you are sitting there wanting to use it.
  47. Thread: Ir35 - hmrc

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    Sounds more like HMRC said they would all be in...

    Sounds more like HMRC said they would all be in scope of IR35 and they all left. Then HMRC advertised the jobs as inside with no takers. Then only got them back once they determined that the roles...
  48. I think that's the norm - he sits there and...

    I think that's the norm - he sits there and listens to the debate and then puts his point of view forward. The MP's can raise questions during this. But he didn't have to because of the dodgy roof
  49. I watched the debate live - it stops because the...

    I watched the debate live - it stops because the roof of the chamber started leaking. Looks like Mel Stride wriggled off the hook again
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    Any particular area? It's not a small place

    Any particular area? It's not a small place
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