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Financial and legal issues affecting IT contractor companies, including IR35.

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  1. All about umbrella companies.

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  3. Debates on tax, IR35, T&S and the impending zombie apocalypse.

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  4. To discuss the changes to PS contracts that are due later this year.

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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Share Investment, Discussion & Tips

    I guess a few of us on here have a more than casual interest in the stock market, I have a few quid in the banks as I still think they are massively undervalued long term, but I like what I am hearing from US Oil & Gas PLC (USOP), not openly traded as they are on GXG but a solid investment recently...

    Started by SimonMac, 11th July 2012 15:18
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    14th August 2017 08:14 Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Contracting in Belgium - A Short Guide to Tax and Social Security

    Introduction OK so it's not so short any more. This information has been compiled based on experience, and expert advice. In response to the numerous emails and PMs I get concerning the fluid and uncertain environment for working in Belgium, I have tried to summarise the issues and pitfalls,...

    Started by nodric, 17th November 2009 12:33
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    belgium, umbrella company, umbrella recommendations
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    11th August 2017 13:33 Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: The 24 Month Rule in a nutshell

    How many more times.... a) It's about the journey, not the client and not why you are there b) Go to the known (or anticipated) end date of your current gig. c) Count back 24 months by the calendar. d) If between those two dates you have spent less than 40% of your time at that...

    Started by malvolio, 14th January 2014 14:58
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    9th August 2017 09:29 Go to last post
  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: DIY Pensions Advice for a Limited Company!

    Hello, This is my first post - so be kind please!!! Has anyone here used an online pension manager, like Nutmeg, for a private pension? By this I mean contributing funds straight from a ltd company tax free? I've met two Independent Financial Advisors who manage pensions for ltd...

    Started by lumalist, 20th February 2017 20:54
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    advice, pensions
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    30th July 2017 18:24 Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Accountant recommendation threads inc local requests

    Updated 23 June 2016 - This got out of date so am doing a bit of rehash. I've added any new ones, taken off some that seem to have disappeared and given a nod to some of the Accountants that are actively giving good advice on the forums but don't seem to have been recommended by posters. Updated...

    Started by northernladuk, 16th August 2011 20:59
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  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: Loans from EBTs and other Trusts

    Welcome to the Loans thread. To date loan arrangements have been discussed in many threads on CUK, regularly appearing in the BN66 thread diluting that thread and losing the concentration of information to those associated only with loans and not with S58 FA2008. Its time that loans had its own...

    Started by Emigre, 21st January 2011 14:42
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    15th June 2017 09:25 Go to last post
  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: Basic advice when running your own Contractor business

    Here is a place for those 101's that people seem to forget/not know. Try and make the title easily searchable. This thread is stuff that we have learned over the years. But we expect people using this forum to do their own due dilligence - we point them in the right direction, it's for them...

    Started by cojak, 20th January 2013 10:32
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  8. Sticky Thread Sticky: Agencies demanding extra information: new reporting requirements

    Posters have been turning up indignant that agencies are demanding extra information from them mid-contract. To which the answer is: suck it up. The Government has legislated that agencies have to collect information and pass it onto them. The Income Tax (Pay As You Earn) (Amendment No. 2)...

    Started by cojak, 30th July 2015 10:53
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    29th June 2016 13:58 Go to last post
  1. Smile VAT registration for short term contract?

    Hi, i was wondering if someone could help me in regards to HMRC's flat rate scheme. I have a 6 month IT consulting contract through my limited company (working from Australia for a UK client). My question is - is it worth me joining the flat rate scheme for 6 months only? Thanks for your help!!

    Started by structure, 5th July 2015 05:32
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    5th July 2015 10:43 Go to last post
  2. Milage repayment query

    Hello I have a 12 month IT contract and travel from my home to the clients office twice a week and work from home 3 days per week For those two visits per week I cycle 12 miles and get a train costing 39.40 or can drive the 120 miles which works out as the following 12 miles cycle =...

    Started by boby, 3rd July 2015 13:59
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    4th July 2015 17:23 Go to last post
  3. Limited Company buying a property abroad

    Good afternoon, I hope someone may be able to give me some advice. I am an IT Contractor and have my own limited company. I am considering buying a property abroad. My limited company account has reasonable funds in it that I have built up over the years so my question is.... can my company...

    Started by The Tester, 30th June 2015 11:20
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  4. citation of a residential address to establish PLC

    HI all, I am new to these forums, and thus far have been a beneficiary of the overwhelming knowledge base which you, as a community, have established. To better articulate my thread title, my girlfriend and I are moving to the UK in just over a week. It is our hope to eventually find...

    Started by unpresidented, 3rd July 2015 14:48
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    3rd July 2015 19:59 Go to last post
  5. Changes to the Financial Services Compensation Scheme

    Reduction to 75k here So you have until 31st Jan to make alternative arrangements if you have more than 75k on deposit in any single account.

    Started by tractor, 3rd July 2015 13:47
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    3rd July 2015 14:39 Go to last post
  6. Changing accountants

    Anyone use or can recommend one of these:- Champion Contractors Broome Affinity Nixon Williams

    Started by Newbie Simon, 28th June 2015 11:05
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    3rd July 2015 12:00 Go to last post
  7. Virtual office needed...

    Hi guys, I've been looking for a virtual office for a while now (one in Birmingham)...I'm hesitant to put my own address because I'm worried it may look unprofessional. What I need is mail handling/forwarding & a professional address. I've come across a company that does this for 30 per month....

    Started by ammaar89, 1st July 2015 10:29
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    3rd July 2015 11:49 Go to last post
  8. Creditors Voluntary Liquidation

    I have started a Ltd company in 2011 and everything going smooth until 2012. In 2013, I took big amount on director loan and paid the whole amount by taking dividends in 2013. I have paid corporation tax and VAT for 2011. But not paid for 2012 due to no funds. Then I have approached liquidator...

    Started by spec0203, 22nd June 2015 09:22
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    corporation tax, liquidation
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    3rd July 2015 10:51 Go to last post
  9. Mix of foreign and UK earnings?

    Between Feb 2014 and April 2015 I have been working for myself in Norway. Tax and NI have been paid to Norway as required. I am in the process of retiring, with a little more work over the next few months, but not much. Some UK , some US, maybe some in Norway. If I have a single complete month...

    Started by pagoda, 1st July 2015 13:36
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    2nd July 2015 22:11 Go to last post
  10. Accounting fees when no account activity?

    I had "end of year" Company Accounts done recently. For the period in question there was no activity of any sort. No income, no payments, no bank transactions...nothing. (yeah...check me!) Anyway, I was surprised to be charged the normal fee (865) for this service that I had previously been...

    Started by dinosaur, 2nd July 2015 12:49
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    2nd July 2015 19:09 Go to last post
  11. Incorect payments.

    After switching from Umbrella to LTD the agency mistakenly paid the umbrella and Umbrella paid me PAYE. The umbrella are claiming that there is nothing they can do about it and wont accept the money back. Should i insist the payment goes back up the chain and then correctly made by the agency...

    Started by bugail, 2nd July 2015 10:01
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  12. Agency terms restriction of Trade ?

    Hi I recently applied for a contract role, did the usual telephone and face to face interview and was offered the post. The agency called and informed me and started talking about a start date. I then mentioned that I had been weekly paid for 12 years through a range of agencies. I was then told...

    Started by Eggnchips, 1st July 2015 08:09
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  13. Tax refunds into accountants bank account

    In the self assessment return, my accountant filled in the accountant as the nominee - and their bank account - to receive my tax refund, and advised that I would be paid after the refund is received by them from HMRC. Any idea why this is done like this? Why not simply allow the payment to be...

    Started by Abraham, 28th June 2015 10:34
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    30th June 2015 18:36 Go to last post
  14. Urgent advice needed

    Hi, First post here and I need some advice urgently. I decided to make the jump to contracting back in April. Had set aside 3 months cash in hand to cover the transition and did everything by the numbers. I got offered my first position in Birmingham at a lower day rate than I was hoping...

    Started by LJD, 26th June 2015 14:36
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    30th June 2015 16:28 Go to last post
  15. Using your own agency

    Has anyone considered setting up an agency as well as a Ltd co contracting firm, and making the latter avialable through the first ?

    Started by brsltd, 29th June 2015 12:03
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    30th June 2015 14:30 Go to last post
  16. Lunch as a business expense.

    Afternoon, I almost dread to ask but I have had a google and found nothing conclusive... Last week I took a couple of the clients staff out for lunch to discuss a project that we are working on in a more informal setting, it didn't come to much (50ish) and I paid it on my personal card and...

    Started by Snarf, 29th June 2015 18:21
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  17. Received call from VCS offering to reduce Corporation Tax

    Heads up! Anyone else received a call from 0203 750 0573 offering to help reduce my corporation tax. Another sales pitch and the next debacle to affect freelancers operating LTD companies? Any views from others on this?

    Started by LandRover, 29th June 2015 09:53
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  18. Agency excessive margin

    I have just discovered that my agency is netting 25% on my daily rate. I have never experienced such sharp practise in my 10 years of IT contracting. Do I have a legal leg to stand on? As I am hoping to challenge them on what I believe to be extortion.

    Started by workitout, 12th March 2015 07:37
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    28th June 2015 16:36 Go to last post
  19. I've won my IR35 battle with HMRC

    Please see my previous threads for the background: Hello, wanted to let you all know that I've heard today that I've won my IR35 battle after two and a half years. I will post more once I get the letter from them. Needles to say that they've conceded nothing to me; nothing for all the stress...

    Started by Martley, 26th June 2015 15:43
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    28th June 2015 11:45 Go to last post
  20. Want to buy a broom cupboard in London, how to borrow the

    Please can I get some advice what possibilities there are out there above and beyond the straight contractor mortgage? After talking to a mortgage broker at Contractor Financials, it sounds like I could borrow 500K for a house on my current rate, putting down 100K myself. However London...

    Started by adam42, 14th June 2015 16:38
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