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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: LinkedIn’s new platform - Webinar - March 1st 2017

    LinkedIn's new platform – the latest urgent changes that you need to make to maintain your visibility Are you aware of LinkedIn's recent changes? Your profile will have changed already or will be doing so very soon. These changes will make a lot of your information invisible and there are...

    Started by administrator, 14th February 2017 15:41
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  2. 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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  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 23:38
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    security clearance, security cleared
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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  1. Big agencies with no clue re IR35

    I just had a call from a consultant at one of the very big agents, looking for someone to work onsite at the MoD. I mentioned the public sector IR35 reforms and the agent said, "We have loads of people on site and none have been caught so far, and anyway, you'd be working for a consultancy, not the...

    Started by b0redom, Yesterday 11:22
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  2. (yet another thread about) Back to perm offer

    Been contracting for a short while, a little over 3 years. One short 3 month contract on 400pd, another 15 month at 400. Both of those were a bit of a grab for anything following a redundancy just after buying a house, thus no warchest. Current place is 18 months old at 540 and everything's a bit...

    Started by deeh, 23rd January 2017 11:31
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  3. Limited Company Contracting UK to AU, but working in Africa

    Hi Everyone, I am currently looking at contracting on a mine construction site in South West Africa for a period of 3-4 months. I have a LTD company registered in the UK, however the company that wishes to employ me is based in Australia. Along with this, the work is based neither in the UK...

    Started by Clyde, Yesterday 06:04
    ltd company australia
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  4. Equal Experts

    Anyone had a contract via Equal Experts? Do they allowed contracting via Ltd. or by their own umbrella / payroll?

    Started by TheGreenBastard, 13th October 2016 18:01
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  5. Extending beyond 24 months

    Hi there. Done quite a few contracts in my time and never been with a (private sector) client more than 24 months because of the rule around expense claims. Since I am approaching that stage now and quite like this gig, so long as there is a clearly defined deliverable over the extension, ...

    Started by exiledinlondon, 22nd February 2017 08:16
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  6. What is your #1 challenge preventing you from doing contract work in UK right now?

    Hi, My name is David and I am a Java developer from Berlin. Three years ago I made the big move to London in order to work as a contractor for different companies in UK. Currently I am working as an entrepreneur on a potential business idea and was wondering if there are by any chance any...

    Started by davidbieder, 20th February 2017 10:07
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    consultant, developer, london, moving, software
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  7. State of the Market

    Anyone else finding it very quiet out there? This is the quietest I remember it for the last 6 years. I finished my last contract at the end of April and now going back to an old client, but if that work wasn't there I'd be struggling to get a sniff of anything. Feels like some lean times are on...

    Started by JoJoGabor, 20th May 2016 10:29
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  8. Going back to perm- IR35

    I decided to accept a perm role at my last place where I worked as a contractor for more than 2 years. It's basically the same role. Do you think there is a danger of being caught inside IR35 for the years I worked there as a contractor? I used to have an insurance with Qdos. Will it be a good...

    Started by loden, 22nd February 2017 23:33
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  9. Contractor to Permie

    I know that there has been many discussions with regards to what salary people would take to go from contractor to permie. However I am looking for some advice from people. I am currently a Cisco CCNP qualified network engineer working in the public sector. Obviously with all the IR35 changes i...

    Started by CISCOITCONTRACTOR, 21st February 2017 19:55
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    contract advice, permanant
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  10. Agency in administration - Coal IT

    Original link taken from here UK recruitment biz Coal Intelligent Technology ceases trading • The Register I wondered why I hadnt seen many gigs advertised for them recently. I believe a large part if not whole majority of their business came from HP / HPES. Definitely recall gigs...

    Started by monkfish, 18th February 2017 20:36
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    23rd February 2017 10:08 Go to last post
  11. Changes in Flat Rate Tax Scheme 1/4/17

    Hi, I don't did a quick search and I couldn't see a discussion about this. So if I'm wrong, point me in the right direction. As we are all aware the new rules regarding flat rate tax come into force on 1/4/17. I've been paying flat rate at 12% every quarter but the new rules mean I will...

    Started by strawberrysmoothie, 16th February 2017 16:31
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  12. Past agency requesting NI number and DOB for HMRC records

    So I have had two emails now from an agency I did business with a couple of years ago like the text below: We are in the process of making sure all the information we hold is up to date in line with HMRC requirements and it is standard practice to have certain information / documents for all...

    Started by SouthernManc78, 21st February 2017 11:40
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  13. Legal Sector Contracts

    Has anyone undertaken a contract at any of the magic circle law firms, and if so, how did they find it - nature of work, hours, company culture, comparison to other sectors etc etc ? Interested to hear as I have been offered a role at one and need to make a decision whether to accept or not.

    Started by kaiser78, 13th February 2017 17:52
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  14. Azdio - Anyone heard of them?

    Hi I would like to ask for a bit of opinion, I have a bit of an odd feeling about a firm who has approached me and wanted to see if I am just being paranoid or am right to be sceptical. Im a contract PM, based in London and looking for work. I have been approached by a firm called Azdio who...

    Started by thecleverbit, 10th May 2016 09:09
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    22nd February 2017 16:03 Go to last post
  15. IR35 for Ltd company with 2 shareholders

    Hi all, I haven't managed yet to get a definite answer to my question so I was wondering if anyone can help from their own experience. If you have a Ltd company with 2 shareholders (spouses) and you take on a contract that falls within IR35, what happens with the 2nd shareholder and their...

    Started by fotistso, 22nd February 2017 11:18
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  16. Interview Feedback Delay

    I had an interview for a banking client last Monday, with a view of having a quick start turnaround. I had feedback on the day that was positive and that they are interested and for me would be an ideal role. However I have not had anything definite back since. I have always been offered roles 1-2...

    Started by kaiser78, 21st February 2017 21:29
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  17. SC Clearance Agencies

    Hi I have been cleared for SC last month and waiting on a role, going forward does anyone have any agencies they can recommend that specialise with contractors that have clearance? thanks

    Started by tacka, 21st February 2017 20:43
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  18. Contracting / Employment for Canadian company without UK presence

    I've tried trawling these forums to find out as much as I can about my situation, but there isn't much to go on - or I'm just too thick to search for the right things. I am about to be offered a role as an employee of a Canadian company (based in the UK) - Technical Sales in IT essentially. They...

    Started by Quark999, 21st February 2017 09:52
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    21st February 2017 16:15 Go to last post
  19. What if agency went bust?

    Forking from this thread: http://forums.contractoruk.com/business-contracts/96344-unpaid-invoices-but-rather-complicated.html What would/could you do if the agent went bust? This has not happened to me or anyone I know. It's more of a discussion incase it ever does happen. Assuming that...

    Started by kingcook, 11th February 2014 19:12
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    21st February 2017 14:52 Go to last post
  20. 3rd Party Code Review / Attestation

    Morning morning. As I've mentioned before, I've got a small Plan B which consists of a small, cheap and shockingly niche piece of of software. It's probably not going to make me rich unless someone desperately wants to own the rights, but now I've written it it's money for old rope really. It only...

    Started by vwdan, 21st February 2017 11:18
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    21st February 2017 12:58 Go to last post

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