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    What a surprise, my own Ltd Consultancy also has...

    What a surprise, my own Ltd Consultancy also has several clients and has an employee consultant who is a PAYE ( which happens to be me)
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    Sorry how can you purchase 2 or 3 hourses with...

    Sorry how can you purchase 2 or 3 hourses with 120K??
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    Not necessarily, I worked for a lot of...

    Not necessarily, I worked for a lot of consultancies in the past, and they have two model of working:
    1- Consulting project: they tender for a project, charge for delivering an end product (total...
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    No need to worry about whether BA is the right...

    No need to worry about whether BA is the right choice for her and the market situation, this doesn't apply to her, she lives abroad in a different European city where the situation is not as bleak as...
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    Totally, I got it from contractors who work...

    Totally, I got it from contractors who work there... I said what's the point of working for a bank for that much money when you can make more working for public sector noddy job?
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    Yep, heard from other contractors, Lloyd about...

    Yep, heard from other contractors, Lloyd about 45K, HSBC about 50 -55K
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    keep your hair on, I meant the new changes in the...

    keep your hair on, I meant the new changes in the IR35 it wont take affect until April 2020 , if they have already taken effect please correct me?
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    IR35 is not even a law yet for private sector!! ...

    IR35 is not even a law yet for private sector!!


    Yes agree.


    As I said since changes in Ltd company laws circa 2015, reduction of the dividend allowance, plus the changes in the law for BTL...
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    Nothing is worth your ill health, you must leave...

    Nothing is worth your ill health, you must leave if its making you ill, I was in similar situation a couple of years ago, doing 3 people's job, and working very late, doing business work for them...
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    You only lack excitement in your life, hence jump...

    You only lack excitement in your life, hence jump on any post I make !!
    Had to leave the UK as there were no contracts, and UK is home, hoping to get back, yes I have every right to have a say,...
  11. Thread: Germany

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    They were not correcting !!! they were copying,...

    They were not correcting !!! they were copying, redoing things, pointless tasks repeating what was done... no one knew why they needed to do these pointless task, everyone knew it was just for the...
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    NLUK, I am working abroad at the moment, been...

    NLUK, I am working abroad at the moment, been for a while, so haven't followed in details with all the Brexit mess... I am working through a 3rd party payrolll as working with Ltd in this country...
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    Correction, having worked with Japanese, yes...

    Correction, having worked with Japanese, yes they do work long long hours, but nothing of use, some just re-do the same work others did, total crazy... I worked for a Japanese bank, that sent...
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    The only way to force the banks to review their...

    The only way to force the banks to review their position is what the public sector contractors did, so now even HMRC are advertising contracts outside the IR35....

    I think if the contractors...
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    Thanks cojak, was thinking of PMing you anyway as...

    Thanks cojak, was thinking of PMing you anyway as I know you were a trainer and took training yourself. Will PM you re her.
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    Contractor IT/BA Trainers

    Any Trainers here? I have a query from a lady who wants to retrain as a BA/IT analyst, but she has been not working for a few years now because of her young kids, now that they started school, she...
  17. If an agency tells me about the role first, they...

    If an agency tells me about the role first, they think of me and contact me first before other agencies , then I believe they deserve to be my sole agency for that role... they did the ground work,...
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    Oh sorry, thought you declined it... its OK when...

    Oh sorry, thought you declined it... its OK when the market is tough, usually its a matter of luck, and its like a very think line between candidate, or most likely someone somebody already knows...
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    Why wouldn't want to give it a try? If you...

    Why wouldn't want to give it a try? If you didn't have the technical knowledge, it would be a great experience to add the extra knowledge to your CV...no?? I personally prefer contracts that would...
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    Happy Birthday Jacko ...

    Happy Birthday Jacko :banana::banana::cheers::cool1:
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    The important thing here to ask your accountant...

    The important thing here to ask your accountant (or any experts here) would the other business of yours necessarily be another Ltd ? Or can it be a business that is not officially a Ltd? e.g. Sole...
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    Well my accountant advised to pay for any...

    Well my accountant advised to pay for any business related expenses using the company card, its the clearest and best method, been following his advise for years, it makes my end of year so simple to...
  23. Thread: GSK Crackdown

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    :laugh :mad::rolleyes::winker:

    :laugh :mad::rolleyes::winker:
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    I think CC here means company card, not credit...

    I think CC here means company card, not credit card... never applied for a company credit card!! perhaps I should
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    In fact I always think how will you proof that...

    In fact I always think how will you proof that expenses have actually gone out to whoever is on the receipt? I remember when I was a consultant claiming expenses taxi drivers used to give us a bunch...
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    Well if they block no deal exist, and no deal,...

    Well if they block no deal exist, and no deal, got an extension, it will be dead until forever !! :violin:
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    If you paid using your company card, there should...

    If you paid using your company card, there should be a statement record of the payee, the amount, and date etc...
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    Doubt it, they will just get another desperate...

    Doubt it, they will just get another desperate one... I've seen many fresh from uni contractors, one one leaves another replaces them.
  29. Thread: GSK Crackdown

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    I think you guys are missing the rest of the...

    I think you guys are missing the rest of the issues, IR35 the big one, add to it the almost non-existing div allowance, the tightening on all expenses, not to mention the recession due to Brexit...
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    To the OP, sorry didn't read all the replies...

    To the OP, sorry didn't read all the replies above, but in the first few pages, no one suggested you should try to create your own tasks, you know what's the project about I hope, look at project...
  31. Thread: Zurich

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    Zurich the city in Switzerland :)

    Zurich the city in Switzerland :)
  32. Thread: Zurich

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    Zurich

    Who is here working / contracting in Zurich at the moment?
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    100%.... working for big names in the UK/ London...

    100%.... working for big names in the UK/ London in the last 5 years or so has been a nightmare !
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    I would continue if I were you... When I was a...

    I would continue if I were you... When I was a consultant at a couple of the big five, we often our of contract, they called it, worked at risk, you seem to have reasonable reassurance that the...
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    How do you justify writing it off entirely...

    How do you justify writing it off entirely immediately? I got a hybrid last year, and was seriously going to do it through the Ltd, but decisive factor I think is whether you want to keep the car...
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    We are heading towards a self inflected global...

    We are heading towards a self inflected global recession thanks to the trade wars.... not only EU economy will fail, think its global, this will be much worse than the credit crunch recession......
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    Will BJ reduce taxes as he promised? Or is it all...

    Will BJ reduce taxes as he promised? Or is it all lies as before ...
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    Keep us updated!

    Keep us updated!
  39. Hi OP, I worked all over Europe on contracts...

    Hi OP, I worked all over Europe on contracts including NL, what everyone here is telling you is right, but I think you must try it yourself, I started off like you proposed, i.e the weekly...
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    Yes unfortunately most contracts in the last few...

    Yes unfortunately most contracts in the last few years meant working us like a dog and a half... they are doing projects now with less than the old days staff... I took 2.5 months break already. ...
  41. I don't understand this, if I am going to be...

    I don't understand this, if I am going to be taxed as an employee, why would I go through a Ltd? It would mean paying Co tax on an income that is already taxed??

    I think the brolly tye makes...
  42. Huh?? I doubt any bank will say that (except to...

    Huh?? I doubt any bank will say that (except to very few contractors who are doing a BAU kind of work instead of project work)
    The term project means temporary, yes I know after implementing a...
  43. How would contractors work after this ruling...

    How would contractors work after this ruling starts in April next year? Like Europe where we have to join a payroll agency?
    In which case should we dissolve our Ltd?
  44. Yes was reading this as well, if does go...

    Yes was reading this as well, if does go retrospective it will be a disaster !!
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    Me three, same 20 years experience. Why do you...

    Me three, same 20 years experience. Why do you say LinkedIn premium is better??
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    Would love to see a bit of silver lining, please...

    Would love to see a bit of silver lining, please enlighten me, seriously?
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    The Brexit farce is about to turn to tragedy ...

    The Brexit farce is about to turn to tragedy


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  48. Thread: Training

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    Thank you for the above information NLUK, what...

    Thank you for the above information NLUK, what you say about having to demonstrate experience can be correct some of the time for sure, but not all the time, I have used this method of training...
  49. Thread: Training

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    Training

    I finished my contract, and would like to have a few months break (if not a whole year) a bit burnt out, during the break I' like to do some personal stuff, however am also interested in training...
  50. Thread: DevOps

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    From what I understand its a bit like the old...

    From what I understand its a bit like the old Release Manager role, with extra bits here and there to deploy loads of production scripts and releases.
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