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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: I just need to get two references ...

    Been out now for 3 months - 1 month was moving house and sat on my hole for the last 2. Usual story, Jobserved to death, and now dealing with the cretins. Over the last month, nearly every agency has asked for two references before they will "put me forward". Now I didn't come down in the last...

    Started by fitzy73, 5th August 2008 15:30
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    agency, references
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Opt out of Conduct of employment agencies 2003 act?

    Having read the leaflet I'm assuming this is a good idea because it seems not to do would harm you;re case with regards to IR35?

    Started by psychocandy, 22nd May 2011 12:56
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Security Clearance (SC) Q&A Read first before asking questions

    Please find below an accumulation of questions that have featured on some of the many reptitive questions about SC. Maybe by putting them in a stickie and adding when we get new ones we can bat some of the drudgery off. I have given canned answers from what I read on the forum but you know how...

    Started by northernladuk, 23rd March 2010 22:38
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    security clearance, security cleared
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Public sector contracting

    Just received this from an agency that some regard as being a bit Crap.

    Started by DaveB, 6th August 2012 12:49
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    eek
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  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Moving to Germany. Who to inform, P85?, NHS?

    Hello IT Contractors, I shall be moving to Germany next month and spending 14 months on a contract. I was reading up and apparently I need to fill out a P85 form and let the NHS know that I shall be moving etc? Even though I shall still be maintaining a home here in the UK is there any...

    Started by themeditator, 7th April 2010 10:13
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    contracting overseas, germany
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  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: Behaviour in the Professional Forums

    I have noticed an increase in squabbling and bickering in the Professional forums of late. I am not amused. I do not care who starts the squabbling. I will finish it by banning all participants. The more persistant the squabbling the longer the ban. Feel free to disagree and correct but...

    Started by cojak, 10th June 2011 08:29
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    10th January 2016 20:25 Go to last post
  1. Format of letter for Pension Advisory Service

    Getting snotty letters from the Pension Advisory Service for paying someone PAYE (the missus) but not giving her a pension. Itís a load of old nonsense as she is a major beneficiary of my pension fund which I have been paying into. Anyone got the form of words she can sign to opt out of pension...

    Started by CoolCat, Today 14:24
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  2. How genuine are Glassdoor company reviews?

    For those who are not aware this is a company review website. How genuine are Glassdoor company reviews from your experience?

    Started by JamesFuller, 17th October 2017 21:42
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  3. Moved: WFH ROles

    Started by Pip in a Poke, Today 10:57
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  4. Honour my contract with New Client or Go Ahead with another Interview for More Money?

    Three days ago I was offered a contract with a client (whom I have worked for 7 years ago) via an agency. Credit/vetting checks have been started, including a Disclosure Scotland and I have been given a preliminary start date of the 31st October. The agency has produced a contract which is ready...

    Started by ziggystardust, 19th October 2017 10:12
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    contract advice, contract agreement, direct application, interviews, verbal commitment
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  5. Training offshore resources

    So my client is in the midst of a big outsourcing, and they have asked me to train up a small team of offshore workers on my system. I want a better rate for this, but I'm not sure how much to ask for. I'm thinking just over double for a 6 to 9 month programme where I will be doing my existing...

    Started by tpsman, 17th October 2017 11:03
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    ruined by bee
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  6. Question Disputed invoice - any advise appreciated

    Hi, I am dealing with a disputed invoice with a client and would appreciate any advise. Client during my involvement with the project has been very happy with work delivered and given lots of positive feedback, but due to a number of reasons i made the decision to terminate the contract, i gave...

    Started by Contractor UK 82, 19th October 2017 10:11
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  7. The agency will not pay invoices and go stealth mode

    Fellow contractors, After number of years running my own IT consultancy company, I have eventually entered into agreement with some untrustworthy agency who currently will pay and will not respond to payment reminders. Need your expert advice: Note: I am seeking a legal advice in parallel to...

    Started by 7656, 19th October 2017 09:32
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  8. Anyone ever had a client insist you use a specific accountant??

    Ok, theres a forum thread running on another forum and a lady on there is insistent that her husband has - for his first contract - with a particular client not only use a particular agency (fair enough), and if he uses an umbrella company it has to be a specific approved list (ok, maybe, but...

    Started by daemon, Yesterday 14:37
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  9. Contract renewal scruple #143

    X month contract with client A via agency B due for renewal with ltd company C client A realises agency B isn't on approved suppliers list client A asks ltd company C to renew with agency D agency B and agency D do some kind of deal behind the scenes ltd company presented with completely...

    Started by rjoe, 20th October 2017 14:24
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  10. Moved: End new contract

    Started by Db407, Yesterday 08:25
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  11. Another 2 year expenses question

    I have searched the forum for advice regarding this but I think my circumstance is slightly different (and my accountant has said it is ok to continue to claim, I disagree). For the last 2 years I have travelled from Sheffield to work in Bristol. My contract location is Bristol. Within this...

    Started by icemancomeths, 20th October 2017 07:41
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  12. Day Trading Shares as a UK Individual inside a Stocks and Shares ISA.

    Evening all, I read that a stocks and shares ISA is tax free and any gains made inside this are exactly that. However, if one were to become a successful day trader of UK stocks listed stocks, would the Tax man throw out those rules for you as that individual? Any thoughts welcomed on...

    Started by bulltraderpt, 14th October 2017 18:45
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    20th October 2017 11:53 Go to last post
  13. Psych test before interview

    Got this interview soon, but first they want me to complete some psychological nonsense test, which I refuse because - Sounds inside IR35-ish - These test are total BS unscientific and easy to manipulate, have always been able to get the most desirable outcome for the type of role (back in my...

    Started by Eirikur, 19th October 2017 10:25
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  14. Umbrellas for International work

    A little bit of a follow up on the previous topic. I have been offered a year long contract from a company in SE Asia. I wanted to know if any one here can recommend an umbrella which can handle this for me. I've spoken to contractor umbrella and they suggested i speak to http://w...

    Started by LocalBloke, 19th October 2017 13:03
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    20th October 2017 00:07 Go to last post
  15. Does BAML ask for previous contract rate during CV submission by agency?

    An agency recruiter told me that BAML asks for previous contract rate and name of manager before she can submit my application. The agency is Thomas Keene. Anyone had an experience with them in the past? She added that she cannot submit my application without those details and emphatically added...

    Started by Happy Contractor, 19th October 2017 11:46
    previous contract rate
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  16. Buying out of handcuff clause

    Thanks, now let this die

    Started by Robinho, 19th October 2017 09:22
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    19th October 2017 15:32 Go to last post
  17. Gambling debt and SC Clearance

    Hi guys, I know the issue of SC has been asked several times on this forum having read the FAQ and other posts made by users. Although in relation to Gambling debt I am curious if anyone has had this and still managed to get SC Clearance? I am currently in 15k of debt due to a very dark period...

    Started by ITContractor20, 17th October 2017 06:13
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  18. Working for IBM outside IR35 ?

    Hi there, is anyone contracted to IBM UK through S3 / Hays and - crucially - outside IR35? If yes, please PM me.... I've heard that Hays contracts are not IR35-friendly. TIA !

    Started by Platypus, 18th October 2017 22:23
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  19. Hotel costs

    Hello, I am reviewing my first contract all seems good but one part stands out to me as a potential financial burden. There is a very clear expenses supplement as part of the contract from the client, it states that they will book and pay for flights but they will only book hotels the bill must be...

    Started by Himitsu, 12th October 2017 13:29
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  20. Ever Found Digital Marketplace Opportunities Confusing?

    You might like this. Basically a way of rating the quality of public sector RfPs: https://www.dxw.com/2017/10/the-great-british-digital-outcomes-armchair-audit/

    Started by Nominally, 18th October 2017 15:23
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    18th October 2017 16:28 Go to last post

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