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    I think that is it really. Reassurance is very...

    I think that is it really. Reassurance is very true as I am quite cautious and have been given good feedback from friends too outside of the forum.

    I have enough proof that the right steps were...
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    They have not told me yet which Umbrella or if I...

    They have not told me yet which Umbrella or if I need to find one. Just been told there is a policy change coming in Sept.

    Assume they think this is how they stop HMRC going after them as they can...
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    The role is not deemed inside. Not sure I can...

    The role is not deemed inside. Not sure I can make it any clearer. They do not want to engage any Ltd Co's even if they are Outside as per their own review carried out with EY. This is even if the...
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    They did a review of all their contractors in...

    They did a review of all their contractors in March with Ernst & Young. As far as they were aware the legislation was about ti change and they wanted to know where they stand.

    Not necessarily....
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    I didn't indicate that. The company has said that...

    I didn't indicate that. The company has said that they will only take any temporary project resources via Umbrella post Sept.

    The contract was 100% legit. The company did their due diligence in...
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    We should wrap up by December this year so 2020....

    We should wrap up by December this year so 2020. So there is no risk to them till 2021 April as far as I can see. Their stance is no Ltd's by Sept.
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    They used EY and sent me the Outside...

    They used EY and sent me the Outside determination. So I do think risk is probably lower.

    Speaking with people at Client Co. he thinks that asking for a rate increase won't be acceptable it is a...
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    I will ask the question when they put an offer...

    I will ask the question when they put an offer out there. It would be stupid of me not to especially as I have the knowledge and they would have to find someone to do the work then get them up to...
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    This is true. I have their emails stating they...

    This is true. I have their emails stating they have reviewed the role as Outside and they have reviewed others as Inside so it was a determination on a per contract basis. Also, I have my own...
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    That's true. Very good advice. Although the guy...

    That's true. Very good advice. Although the guy that signs off my timesheets after reviewing deliverables said that as the market is rubbish they won't give more money to compensate their blanket...
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    Have been watching the posts. Think that is why I...

    Have been watching the posts. Think that is why I have no idea what route to take. It really feels like a black hole. All these options and which way to turn. Even contemplating taking a year off...
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    Outside / Inside / Umbrella / Perm or Bye!

    Thoughts on this required on risks etc. as have a month to make a decision.

    So have been working for Client co. since March. Initially they did a review of the contract with EY and stated I am...
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    Some are. Apparently Capita has done a u-turn....

    Some are. Apparently Capita has done a u-turn. Assume they will just implement the same next year. A friend was just forced recently to go via umbrella. Have seen online but not confirmed that they...
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    Offpayroll says it ia true. Is it me or if...

    Offpayroll says it ia true.

    Is it me or if you were onsite and had just signed a paye contract on the 6th then been offered a new one back with a PSC wouldn't that ring massive alarm bells for...
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    It is a new client. Only been there a few weeks.

    It is a new client. Only been there a few weeks.
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    Not sure really. So they had 8 sections to...

    Not sure really. So they had 8 sections to complete with a number of questions underneath each. I was sent the 8 high level areas but not seen the detail below. I think there is more to the result...
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    Sure. Some of the points they clarified were:...

    Sure.

    Some of the points they clarified were:

    Exercise an adequate level of control over how, what or where you work. Not dictated by Client X
    There is financial risk during the engagement...
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    Update for those that were interested. I got my...

    Update for those that were interested. I got my determination from EY and have been classed as outside due to working practices. Still waiting on qdos review after 2 weeks. They said I'm in a queue...
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    :laugh so lots of new offshore resources brought...

    :laugh so lots of new offshore resources brought in that can't deliver to the same level. Yay.
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    Absolutely. This chain makes me feel nervous....

    Absolutely. This chain makes me feel nervous. Although is this a real sample of all contracts that have been reviewed by EY or just the ones that have resulted in an inside result?
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    I'm going to embark on a qdos review and a EY...

    I'm going to embark on a qdos review and a EY review.
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    This is worrying. Just been told that my new...

    This is worrying. Just been told that my new client uses this tool. Am quite concerned now.
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    But there are so many people with bills to pay am...

    But there are so many people with bills to pay am seeing these roles being liked on LinkedIn and assume they must be being filled?!?
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    I have heard that it will be a consultancy....

    I have heard that it will be a consultancy. Seeing as DB have not gone the way of HSBC and LLoyds then it is probably an option.
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    It must do as I know areas are finding ways...

    It must do as I know areas are finding ways around the ban of PSC's.

    Anyway as it is my last day with DB I will reject the PAYE offer of a contract on my way out! Sent a reminder email to sign...
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    A few people have mentioned that they are going...

    A few people have mentioned that they are going to push people to go perm when the 45 week tenure is up and those that are not must be out for 12 weeks before they are to return to the bank.
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    Interesting. Never experienced it before....

    Interesting. Never experienced it before. Normally I'm contacted about a specific project and nobody is in frame for the work. Assume it will happen more these days with where we are heading.
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    I thought that but the agent said that they had...

    I thought that but the agent said that they had more interviews & I was the only one with specific experience of the product. Don't know maybe am giving them too much credit and you are 100% right.
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    Interviewed by Offshore Resource

    For the first time in ng 14 years as a contractor I was interviewed by an Offshore resource. It was unbelievable. He seemed to be unable to grasp being a PM outside basic techniques then rejected my...
  30. Interesting. They haven't said how it would be...

    Interesting. They haven't said how it would be paid yet. As mentioned only in talks but as it was via a UK based agency I assume I will be paid by the agency. So not direct.
  31. Haha yes makes sense as it is ultimately their...

    Haha yes makes sense as it is ultimately their responsibility. Not sure if it will come off but it was a just in case.
  32. IR35 Based in UK working for a Foreign Based Company

    Hi,

    Need some advice. Been called about a role working from home but with a EU based company with the occasional day in the office. Will that company have to follow the changes being made and...
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    What if you work for an EU company but are based...

    What if you work for an EU company but are based in the UK e.g. home worker. I assume this change would be picked up by the company in Europe and they have to deem you inside or outside?
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    Seems to have picked up a bit in the PM space....

    Seems to have picked up a bit in the PM space. Two interviews this week for two clients. Am praying one comes through for me!
  35. Anyone dealt with Silver Link? I kept cutting the...

    Anyone dealt with Silver Link? I kept cutting the guy off and he kept calling from different 0208 numbers!
  36. Only just seen this but agreed. I have quite a...

    Only just seen this but agreed. I have quite a long list of blocked numbers now. It is frustrating being called by someone that can barely speak English. Even when I cut them off they send a job...
  37. Just got called from a lady at Avance. Would not...

    Just got called from a lady at Avance. Would not state a rate. Asked me what rate I have been charging and when I told her she said she would speak to her manager and put the phone down...:spam:
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    It went from dead to a few calls this week and a...

    It went from dead to a few calls this week and a few leads. All agents I have spoken to say that they have never seen things this quiet!
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    I think so too. Looking at some of what is out...

    I think so too. Looking at some of what is out there (who knows if they are fake roles) all seems very focused on experience on a specific product and experience with a specific sector. Have been in...
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    Done all of the above except local industry...

    Done all of the above except local industry meetups. Am also studying for a Business Analysis exam which I am taking too and doing what I can to further up-skill.
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    How are people finding things? Had two friends...

    How are people finding things? Had two friends tell me that they have been on the bench for a year and just fond something. Have had a few calls a few weeks back myself but then the companies go...
  42. Indeed. I have been asked in a number of...

    Indeed. I have been asked in a number of interviews and also during gigs if I can take my hand to analysis. I think this is a good starting point. A lot of IB's I work for these days as PM's to do...
  43. I assume it probably is like all of these exams....

    I assume it probably is like all of these exams. It's always good to see the format and wording. :-)
  44. BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis

    Not sure where to post this but has anyone done this exam...BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis

    Does anyone know where I can get some practice papers?

    Thanks!
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    Was out yesterday and looking at all the posts...

    Was out yesterday and looking at all the posts now.

    My accountant has confirmed I can stick with the spreadsheet which personally for me works as I have better control of what is going on. I also...
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    I will give feedback but not comfortable with it...

    I will give feedback but not comfortable with it personally. I do not mind dual use for a while till I decide what I want from an accountant going forward.

    Good point as this is making me want to...
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    It seems they are ditching it. Today using it for...

    It seems they are ditching it. Today using it for the first time I was pretty horrified. I emailed my accountant and asked her to send me the latest spreadsheet as I am not too impressed and said I...
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    SJD Accountancy Online Software

    Hi,

    Anyone here with SJD and using their new online software? I started playing with it today and tbh am not impressed. Seems like an absolute pain to use and also missing fields. Do not feel like...
  49. Thread: UBS Rate Cut

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    HSBC last year on top of the 25 days last minute...

    HSBC last year on top of the 25 days last minute did another 10 on top in my old area. So 35 overall days off as apparently better than 10%. Heard after I left they were doing 10% cuts across that...
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    Has anyone contacted SJD as the letter I received...

    Has anyone contacted SJD as the letter I received from Richard Fletcher states any feedback etc should be sent to them? Apparently they are happy to hear from us. It's quite a hike really. Also...
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