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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. Hi

    Hi all Thanks for accepting me. I'm looking at moving into contracting as I'm more project focused and prefer to work on something for 6 months or so and then hand it over to BAU. I'l looking to learn a lot on here. Cheers

    Started by Morgraal, 21st May 2018 22:33
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  2. Hello

    Can any admin or mod please restore access for my normal account - I have no idea what the issue is, I updated the profile email address, never received a confirm email, can't do anything with my usual account now. Thanks!

    Started by TheCyclingProgrammer2, 7th November 2018 11:06
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  3. New to Contracting

    Hi I have been successful in getting a contractor job for the 1st time and need to register with an umbrella company ASAP. Would love to hear what are the best ones to use. The job is for a period of 3 months but could be extended. Any helpful information would be much appreciated. Thanks Jo

    Started by Joanna Strickland, 12th November 2018 17:18
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  4. SC Clearance- not get to do your own through your Ltd company

    Hi All, New to this forum and also fairly new to contracting. I have been advised that is is possible to apply for your own SC Clearance through my Ltd company and was wondering whether someone who has done this already can advise me on how to go about it please? Would be greatly appreciated....

    Started by Rekha, 8th November 2018 16:12
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    9th November 2018 12:43 Go to last post
  5. Hello!

    Hi folks, I am new around these parts (clearly). I am currently in the land of permie but have been thinking about jumping on the good(!) ship contracting for a while. I have a few t's to cross and some i's to dot, but once done I think it may be something to look at even more seriously, and...

    Started by Urbanfox81, 29th October 2018 14:24
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  6. Greetings!

    Hi to all! Is anyone discussing here overseas contracts issue?

    Started by hems, 31st October 2018 16:30
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  7. Thinking of taking the leap into contracting

    Hi all I am 24 and have 3 years industry experience in data and analytics. This has built my skills in scrum meetings, sql, excel, power bi, ssrs, crystal reports, data warehous mapping and understanding feeds, working off jira or vsts boards. Having worked with many contractors in my permanent...

    Started by Ash2003, 25th October 2018 10:52
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    analysis, contract, data, newbie, sql
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  8. Hello and Thanks

    Hello! I have been reading this forum and the guides for a while now. I thought I'd post to say hello and thank you for all the great material to do my research on. I am currently going through a redundancy. Contracting is something I have thought about doing before but the "safety" of my...

    Started by Bramble, 20th October 2018 20:57
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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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
  20. 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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