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  1. Big brother

    Does show how big brother Google is watching everything and too deeply involved in our lives.
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    Listening

    Well I am here to learn and have to accept the advice of people who are specialists in this area.. Of course I don't like what I am hearing and I are hoping its not the way it is but it is what it...
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    Hushed

    Hmm smells of a hush up - Maybe I'll share this thread with Private Eye - they are good at exposing scandals...
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    public interest

    I am thinking of sending in a public interest request, asking how many presenters have arrangements like that, bet there are stacks of them...
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    Last one

    Just watched the last one so back up to date myself. It was kind of fun, Earth turned into a wasteland with only a single holiday camp on it due to climate change with the usual message of we still...
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    Sounds good

    That does sound a good offer. You can always accept and hang in there for six months or a year then see if anything else comes along. I am newly back to the UK and I'm not sure what the world has...
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    Well I am from London and whilst I actually did a...

    Well I am from London and whilst I actually did a lot of work for USA companies whilst working as an expat I was not based in the USA and don't want to be. However one of my ideas is to to attempt...
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    Yes I am more and more coming around to that...

    Yes I am more and more coming around to that point of view also. 12 years is a long time and my knowledge the market and now IR35 is really different to how it was back in "the day" Trying to close...
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    I do wonder what happens if they struggle after...

    I do wonder what happens if they struggle after April, if one bank breaks ranks this united approach might crumble.
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    The £200 is based on one agency I have spoken to...

    The £200 is based on one agency I have spoken to who so far have been the only agency to put me forward for roles at £550 and they have been open and said their end clients would be charged £750. ...
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    Fair point. What I am finding is that it is tough...

    Fair point. What I am finding is that it is tough to find agencies that understand my niche and therefore the value of what I can offer. As you say the US is a different and far bigger market.
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    Dream

    Well my target rate is £700 per day, which would leave me in a similar after tax position, guys in my niche earn a lot more than that in the US and are in demand.

    I am getting enquiries at £550...
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    Private sector

    Bolshie you are right in, I've been away for a long time and I am using this forum to get up to speed, the agencies I am talking to in London hardly even mention IR35 they just ask for my day rate...
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    Short term role

    Replying to Eeek

    The role was for 2 weeks with the potential of lasting longer term. The client asked if I would like to stay on but I said I was looking for much better money than they wished...
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    Agency markup

    Thanks ladymuck for your comment, I understand that if the company deducts PAYE/NIC that is no different than if I do from my own company and then I have the costs of running doing that. But my...
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    Naive question

    I've been out of the UK for 12 years now back in London and working again. I've just got my first role via an agency and I'm on their payroll under PAYE which is fine as I have a full personal...
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    Busy

    Not sure how others are finding it. I came back to the UK after 12 years away at the end of November, I struggled to make contacts and progress in the run up to Xmas, but nonetheless I started my...
  18. ER

    I don't think you get Entrepreneurs relief when you close down a business only on sale. I think what you are referring to is known as a negligible value claim. I've been away for 12 years but that...
  19. Yep - some Canadians and any other westerners. ...

    Yep - some Canadians and any other westerners. It was close or even the Ukrainian New Year that day so likely to be many people like that returning to the West.
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    16 year old

    I watched the video end to end - she does get nervous and twitchy in the last 10 secs but she is only a little girl and nervous about the World's press etc.

    She comes over as annoying to many but...
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    Sadly..

    For me this is just another example of why a Royal should only marry another royal. Meghan just wants to be a celebrity and make as much out of the situation as she can.

    It is almost certain to...
  22. Living wage

    I thought the living wage was the legal min you could earn per hour, can you not choose to take that as salary or pension contribution, the NLW being legislation controlling the rate rather than pay...
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    Agencies

    The OP didn't mention agencies, so I would say in that instance the chance is low, as there will just be an increase in PAYE and NIC receipts and HMRC will not know there is a change in the...
  24. Ukrainian flight

    I suspect the intention was as follows:

    a) To shoot a plane down whilst an exchange of missiles between the USA and Iran was underway.
    b) Selected a flight due to depart at time of planned...
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    Doc Who

    I am quite enjoying the new Doctor, like others here I don't like the Beebs very thinly disguised attempts at pushing their PC message - reminds me a little of the original star trek which always...
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    Contracts

    Well one offer of work starting 2nd Jan via the unreliable agency, otherwise nothing else, but I didn't have time to reach out to agencies before I came back and now everything is packing up for...
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    Working practices

    This thread has been very helpful. I have specialist knowledge within a specific area of IT which my clients are almost always unfamilar with or have only a hazy knowledge of which is why my skills...
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    hmm

    Thanks for finding that article out..That does seem to match. Strange that article is two years old and yet there are seemingly outfits still going about things in the same way, without action by...
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    Firefox

    Mozilla Firefox

    Chrome is faster but I don't like the way Google uses data so try and avoid it.
  30. Sticky: Job Market

    Talking with agencies they all say that the last few months have been very slow due to the Election and Brexit but now expect things to return more to normal from the NY

    Hopefully they are right.
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    Poll: Missed it

    Ahhh - I would have come but I only joined the forum the other day.

    If you organise a New Year one count me in !!
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    Scheme

    Thanks re-reading my post I realise I wasn't explaining myself.

    The agency I spoke with explained that they themselves run very many Flat Rate scheme companies and if I needed an umbrella type of...
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    Thanks - I don't yet have the Ltd company nor an...

    Thanks - I don't yet have the Ltd company nor an accountant I only arrived back in the UK on 1st Dec ))

    I am getting the idea on IR35 though thanks for your help.

    Can a contract be both within...
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    PAYE

    Sorry I am newly back to the UK and trying to understand IR35

    If I work for 2 or more clients and invoice all of them, but pay myself 50% of the fees received via PAYE (through my own Ltd payroll)...
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    Contracting

    Sorry I am back to the UK after 12 years away.

    I read this to mean that if your role is for a single company then you either have to be on their PAYE scheme or an umbrella companies PAYE scheme.
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    Flat Rate VAT schemes

    I am newly back in the UK after 12 years away (living in the sun until my Visa ran out!)

    I've been talking with an agency and they are suggesting I go down the Flat Rate VAT scheme, it seems they...
  37. Thread: Hello

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    Hello

    Hello everyone.

    I just returned to the UK after 12 years living and working abroad. I am IT developer.

    I am looking at setting up my own Ltd company and using it to charge myself out.

    When...
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