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    Just taking my move into contracting after spending 15 years in consultancy. Awaiting confirmation of first contract now after reading the posts on here for a couple of weeks and following the sensible advice from a few posters, so thanks guys !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parky View Post
    Just taking my move into contracting after spending 15 years in consultancy. Awaiting confirmation of first contract now after reading the posts on here for a couple of weeks and following the sensible advice from a few posters, so thanks guys !
    Welcome!

    Good luck on getting your first contract. I presume you know all about IR35, contract reviews and VAT flat rate scheme from reading the CUK Navigation links on the right.

    When/if you get a contract, you've got to read it carefully. Make sure you understand what you are signing up to - some agencies offer quite tough terms that you may need to negotiate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parky View Post
    Just taking my move into contracting after spending 15 years in consultancy. Awaiting confirmation of first contract now after reading the posts on here for a couple of weeks and following the sensible advice from a few posters, so thanks guys !

    Parky
    From here?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonMac View Post
    From here?!

    Good luck and keep us posted
    Ok,

    So everything on the paperwork sorted, contract signed at a good rate (investment bank) and start on Monday.

    Thanks for the kind welcome - all advice taken (even bled the radiators ;-)

    Managed to get payment terms of 1 week upon receipt of invoice (invoicing weekly too) so fairly happy with my first 6 month contract !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parky View Post
    Ok,

    So everything on the paperwork sorted, contract signed at a good rate (investment bank) and start on Monday.

    Thanks for the kind welcome - all advice taken (even bled the radiators ;-)

    Managed to get payment terms of 1 week upon receipt of invoice (invoicing weekly too) so fairly happy with my first 6 month contract !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Parky View Post
    Managed to get payment terms of 1 week upon receipt of invoice (invoicing weekly too) so fairly happy with my first 6 month contract !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    ..but are you Spartacus???
    No - more a 42 year old guy who can bleed radiators

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parky View Post
    Just taking my move into contracting after spending 15 years in consultancy. Awaiting confirmation of first contract now after reading the posts on here for a couple of weeks and following the sensible advice from a few posters, so thanks guys !

    Parky
    Hope it works out well for you. I was in the same situation (only 7 years consulting though) last year and it's worked out very well for me. Aside from the increase in day rate I like not having the consultancy overhead i.e. having to sell more services, products or people into the client and managing consultancy staff onsite (passes, account meetings etc.).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippy View Post
    You jammy barsteward!
    That's normal (almost) is it not ? Last six or seven contracts I've had have been like that.

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