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    This sort of things prompted an extensive...

    This sort of things prompted an extensive rearranging of personal and Ltd savings - esp as I was going to end up with the (somewhat bizarre - to me at least) position that the Ltd's "reward saver"...
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    Yep - that's the one, same recommendation and...

    Yep - that's the one, same recommendation and pretty much word for word as other posters above :eyes
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    Yep exactly the same on both counts here! Would...

    Yep exactly the same on both counts here! Would be interested to know how many others got a similar response.

    (And funnily enough never actually around to discuss the actual role or provide any...
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    Ah - the difference between tax evasion (illegal)...

    Ah - the difference between tax evasion (illegal) and tax avoidance ...:grin
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    And I suppose that when when you do use it the...

    And I suppose that when when you do use it the govt will still be taking a chunk via VAT/fuel duty/other purchase taxes where applicable - but there's an element of choice there at least...
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    That's weird - seems to be working fine here (on...

    That's weird - seems to be working fine here (on Chrome) - apologies if that doesn't help you much though!
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    Agree with the above - you need to take legal...

    Agree with the above - you need to take legal advice ASAP, particularly as things like constructive dismissal (look it up) may well need to be taken into consideration. Your legal adviser should...
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    Personally I don't tend to believe anything to do...

    Personally I don't tend to believe anything to do with money that isn't written down formally and even then ...
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    Surely invoices for work done in the past and...

    Surely invoices for work done in the past and just not yet billed should be honoured, whether in notice or not (although may need formal chasing/dunning if client gets funny about it).

    Re: hours,...
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    That's an interesting one - unless the second...

    That's an interesting one - unless the second agent is actually doing recruitment / contractor engagement for the end-client I'd be surprised that they would genuinely be able to get a hold of...
  11. Re: Annual Fee income it depends how much time...

    Re: Annual Fee income it depends how much time you wanted to allow for holiday, training, sickness etc in a year and deduct them from the overall total of possible working days in the year (depends...
  12. Surely if all you’re after is total income the a...

    Surely if all you’re after is total income the a basic knowledge of arithmetic/Excel usage should suffice?

    If OTOH you’re wanting to consider potential take home amounts then you’ll also need to...
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    Only if you wanted to maintain the current level...

    Only if you wanted to maintain the current level of total household income presumably, in that you won’t have the 2nd person’s tax allowance to play with. OTOH whatvyou do take out you keep for...
  14. You might think that - I couldn’t possibly...

    You might think that - I couldn’t possibly comment :smile

    Joking apart maybe one might want to avoid working in a certain industry (e.g. tobacco, defence) or a particular client which might have...
  15. Totally agree - might also just be a client which...

    Totally agree - might also just be a client which you object to having dealings with for some reason.
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    +1, although I would say to OP that if what...

    +1, although I would say to OP that if what you’re looking at is the contract between your Ltd and 3rd party agency you may well have quite a bit of leeway to amend or remove clauses which you’re not...
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    Last time an agency tried this one with me a few...

    Last time an agency tried this one with me a few months ago ("client insists on getting references from you, could you provide 2 so that we can pass them on") I just offered to pass this directly to...
  18. AFAIK there is no legal entitlement to cost of...

    AFAIK there is no legal entitlement to cost of living rises in the UK except for the cases mentioned by SueEllen - there may be a case for discrimination e.g. if all the men were given a rise and all...
  19. It's also worth considering things "the other way...

    It's also worth considering things "the other way round" though, i.e. if the Euro had tanked how would you feel about the client cutting your rate despite you having a contract agreement in place?
    ...
  20. In no way did I mean you should feel out of line,...

    In no way did I mean you should feel out of line, just that in my experience the agency is not going to look out for you in that way, you'd need to drive the change yourself, they are not generally...
  21. Maybe because they're not "your agency" but a...

    Maybe because they're not "your agency" but a broker at best? I.e. matching contractor company to client company and making their money from the difference between the two rates?

    Forgive me if I...
  22. Thread: IR35 tax code

    by CatOnMat
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    Also: "what the pimp says he's done ain't...

    Also: "what the pimp says he's done ain't necessarily what he's actually done" :wink
  23. Thread: Bench Time

    by CatOnMat
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    Also making sure that your profiles on...

    Also making sure that your profiles on Jobserve/Jobsite/CV Library/etc are showing you as active and searchable. Might also be worth reaching out to your LinkedIn network highlighting what you're...
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    Fair point...

    Fair point...
  25. Particularly as some of those 27 will probably...

    Particularly as some of those 27 will probably need to get internal agreement from Federal/devolved parts of the countries as well, e.g. EU-Canada trade deal was very nearly derailed after years of...
  26. Defo - unless you fancy paying more NI out of the...

    Defo - unless you fancy paying more NI out of the goodness of your heart
  27. It might just mean that they've implemented...

    It might just mean that they've implemented Workday as their HR system and are keeping all their worker records in the same place, as that is the WD standard terminology. On the plus side the way WD...
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    Not looking to argue with anyone, particularly in...

    Not looking to argue with anyone, particularly in the face of such an unnecessarily aggressive stance as yours:eyes

    All I was pointing out however is that if that agent had a choice of...
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    Depends how expendable said contractor actually...

    Depends how expendable said contractor actually is in this case I suppose.
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    Only if you choose to make it so - although to be...

    Only if you choose to make it so - although to be fair the time to exercise that choice should really be BEFORE you sign the contract committing yourself/your Ltd to delivering the work.



    But...
  31. Whatever my views on Brexit, I don't think...

    Whatever my views on Brexit, I don't think linking it to genocidal mass murder is either (a) helpful, (b) proportional, or (c) in good taste - each to their own thoughts I suppose but I find it...
  32. That last comment was rather out of order, surely...

    That last comment was rather out of order, surely !?!
    :sick
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    I don't disagree however sadly for a lot of...

    I don't disagree however sadly for a lot of people I imagine this is quite hard or impossible to do...
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    Thanks - I'm not actually that worried, just...

    Thanks - I'm not actually that worried, just wondering whether there was something I'd missed!
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    Thanks NLUK - already done / doing all of the...

    Thanks NLUK - already done / doing all of the above!
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    IR35 "mirroring" contract terms

    Just having a quick muse regarding IR35 - as I understand it one of the things to ensure IR35-friendliness of contracts involves mirroring of relevant terms between myLtdCo to Agency contract and the...
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    David Davis might have some spare time to...

    David Davis might have some spare time to negotiate your release if you ask nicely?:D
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    Glassdoor also includes reviews of the...

    Glassdoor also includes reviews of the organisations from contractors & freelancers, which are worth having a look at in to get a feel for how good/bad/mature they are in dealing with non-permies,...
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    That sounds a bit weird - just because it's...

    That sounds a bit weird - just because it's contracted to them does not in itself make it in or out of IR35, that depends on the nature of the role and engagement, working practices etc, surely.
  40. I got a Dell XPS-13 (non-touchscreen version)...

    I got a Dell XPS-13 (non-touchscreen version) back in April as John Lewis were doing quite a good deal on them then (and provided an extra year's warranty), and have been very happy with it as it's...
  41. Thread: Day Rate

    by CatOnMat
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    well put :yay:

    well put :yay:
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    For little persons rather than for yourself I...

    For little persons rather than for yourself I presume?
    :smile
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    Although interestingly I recall reading recently...

    Although interestingly I recall reading recently that having NOT having a notice period can actually be preferable from an IR35 perspective, as it helps prove that you are not an employee: MBF Design...
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    Completely agree with this - although I'd also...

    Completely agree with this - although I'd also suggest depending on your relationship with the end client you could just ask whether there is any hold up at their end. If there is then you might...
  45. Thread: Time out

    by CatOnMat
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    Depends on the gap and how close the scrutiny is...

    Depends on the gap and how close the scrutiny is likely to be - I don't put months on my CV or LinkedIn profile (some people I know don't even put years!) so have never found it an issue at all. ...
  46. Thread: Day Rate

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    Typical exchange for me has often gone like: ...

    Typical exchange for me has often gone like:

    Agent: What's your day rate?
    Me: Depends on the project and what's involved - have they got a range in mind?


    IMHO there is no point pricing the...
  47. Thread: Hotel costs

    by CatOnMat
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    When I've done this before I've just itemised the...

    When I've done this before I've just itemised the travel as a separate line on the invoice - FreeAgent allows you to tag expenses as "to be re-billed", either at cost or including markup.
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