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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: CUK Netiquette: A guide for newbies

    Welcome to CUK! :wave: If you have been lurking around CUK (and if you haven't I would recommend a glance in the professional forums AND General) you might have noticed one or two of the regular become a tad tetchy (or from your point of view, rude) over some of the threads that newbies have...

    Started by cojak, 3rd March 2010 09:22
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Searching CUK Forums

    You can give it a go using the Search in the website, but don't expect much. Google is your friend for this. Just add "site:forums.contractoruk.com" at the end of your search terms, and it will only look on here. To specify a particular forum add...

    Started by cojak, 6th August 2010 07:36
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  1. What's the permie equivalent of a 600pd contract?

    All input parameters standard. Asking for a friend.

    Started by Syd, 14th September 2018 17:57
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  2. Return to CUK

    Hello CUK, Re-introducing myself (as I've posted here before) having set up a new practice with the help of a couple of friends, who I'm sure will be familiar to some CUK readers, a Mr Nixon & Mr Williams. So, just as I did a few years ago, I am back on the forum to offer some free advice where...

    Started by Alchemy Accountancy, 11th October 2018 15:45
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  3. Can i claim wages as a director of a Ltd company

    Hi I have just started a new ltd company a few months ago, and i was told by a business adviser that i can pay myself a wage ( i think he said 3500 ) and claim it back so it would cost me nothing. Is this right, or am i misunderstanding what he has said please?

    Started by rich0010, 6th October 2018 18:02
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    11th October 2018 14:12 Go to last post
  4. New to this...not sure what is happening!!

    Hi A (big) bit about me and sorry in advance for long post. I have written everything as a timeline. 13 March 2017 started contracting for the agency I signed up with and was given a month-long temp job the same day. 9 June 2017 ended my first temp job and was offered another contract,...

    Started by Pisces22, 21st September 2018 18:44
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  5. new here on the forum and to this contract world

    Just posting to say hello and introduce myself. I'm a new IT contractor in London, will start Monday on my first contract, after many years of perm roles. Happy to be here and take advantage of this community's knowledge, hopefully I can get confident in the coming months and help other noobs....

    Started by easybenjamins, 2nd August 2017 15:33
    introduction, new contract
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    17th September 2018 06:21 Go to last post
  6. Hi everyone!

    Wealth of info on here (and banter :laugh ) Thought it was time for me to get stuck in :happy

    Started by teitbite, 15th September 2018 18:52
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  7. New Advice Please - Umbrella or Limited?

    Hi All I am after some advice please I have been offered a new contract which could could be a 24 month contract in total The day rate is 250 a day Should I go Limited or Umbrella? in the past i always went umbrella but the rates were not as good as this

    Started by andys123, 9th September 2018 19:53
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  8. Finding work

    After my first post last week a lot of the replies were saying, contracting is different, you have to find the work. I've only been a contractor for a year, 16 years as a permie, and both my roles came about from agencies approaching me. But being fresh faced in the contracting world, I'll be...

    Started by Gbeer7, 4th December 2017 09:20
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  9. Health/Radiotherapy Locum

    Hi all, I've been working as a Radiotherapy locum for over 4 years but since IR35 S&D have had ton liquidate the Ltd and switch to umbrella taking a big hit to my earnings. The Radiotherapy sector is quite niche with fewer places to work over the UK. Available contracts have been increasing but...

    Started by NickA, 17th July 2018 16:41
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    5th September 2018 11:13 Go to last post
  10. Role Change & Contracting

    Hello CUK! So after a month of lurking the forums, reading the pros and cons everyone supplies to budding contractors, laughing at the sarcasm and some of the responses - I've decided to register and make my own post. Initially my question was going to revolve around perm vs contracting...

    Started by Attempted Insights, 4th September 2018 10:38
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  11. Tenure Governance

    The place where I contract has introduced the following: - all contractors are subject to a maximum tenure of 2 years - extensions that exceed the 2 year tenure are subject to a 5% reduction in day rate These conditions weren't part of the initial or last contract extension that I signed. ...

    Started by geoffreywhereveryoumaybe, 1st August 2018 08:05
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    1st September 2018 12:48 Go to last post
  12. Rent as a business expense

    Hello all, Newbie here and to the world of contracting. I started back in March this year. I have registered my personal residence as my business address, although I work onsite for the contracting role. Am I able to claim my rent (which is both my personal and business residence) as a...

    Started by yonyonson, 11th July 2018 13:28
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  13. Question First Time Contractor - Setup a Ltd company after I find contract or setup before?

    Hello, I am a newbie and after much research, I have decided I'm definitely going to go contracting and going via the Ltd company route. I now know all the necessary stuff I need to do but I don't know in what order I need to do them in, therefore any advice & guidance much appreciated. ...

    Started by firstTimeNewbie, 26th July 2018 14:57
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  14. Just opened my LTD, how to deal with paying myself?

    I've finally taken the plunge and opened up own company. When it comes to paying myself I've read that it is best to pay yourself 8,164.00 per year so that you don't need to pay NIC but still get awarded the credits towards your state pension. However if I am to pay myself (it is only me working...

    Started by LITSM, 2nd August 2018 15:06
    nic, paye, salary, tax
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  15. Contract developer - looking to interact more with peers

    Hi everyone, I've been contracting as a software developer for about 15 years. How time flies! Overall it's been a blast. I've enjoyed the money as well as the constant challenge and the variety of people businesses, challenges and locations. On the flip-side, I think I've had a slight...

    Started by jconway, 18th August 2018 17:31
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  16. I want to be an Agile coach.

    Hi all, I worked as a technical writer, did a coding boot camp and now work as a Scrum Master. I am looking around the roles I like Agile Coach also could have a spell as a product owner or BA. I would like to be a contractor scrum master/agile coach. Thing is of course I live in Eastern...

    Started by charliew, 8th August 2018 23:11
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  17. searching for reliable umbrella companies

    Hi all thanks to accept me in this forum. I am searching for reliable umbrella companies that are clear, well manage and are compliant. I have been a contractor outside of IR35, however the next contract for the same client is deemed now inside. I will like advice from contractors which ones to...

    Started by zohra, 7th August 2018 06:55
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    7th August 2018 09:47 Go to last post
  18. Rules on hiring contractors on ancestral visa

    Hi. I've been searching for what the rules are for hiring a contractor from NZ. I have worked in the UK for 12 yes, up to 5 years ago and want to come back next year on my valid ancestral visa but i heard that orgs would need to pay 2000gbp to hire someone like me. Is that correct? Thanks. K

    Started by SqueezieM, 31st July 2018 04:39
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  19. Hello all

    Hello all, First Time Newbie Contractor here. I just want to say a "Hi" and introduce myself on here. As I been reading this forum for some time, it has some good content! I will be taking many advice as possible from you seasoned experts :) Many Thanks

    Started by firstTimeNewbie, 26th July 2018 14:19
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  20. Hello to all

    Hi, I've recently given up my perm job and have secured my first contract, well I've possibly got a choice of two Will be soaking up all the info off here as its a goldmine Next steps are to get my company registered and find a decent accountant Onwards and upwards!!

    Started by dogz111, 23rd July 2018 11:32
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