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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: Webinar: Advanced CV Strategies for the 2017 market

    Still using the same old CV you have for years? Is it in line with current thinking on personal branding? Is it optimised for recruitment technology? Are you using value propositions and case studies? Join The CV & Interview Advisors; international speakers (recently on BBC radio) and...

    Started by administrator, 22nd March 2017 08:46
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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: 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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    10th January 2016 20:25 Go to last post
  1. Taking time off contract

    To avoid bench time, you'd most likely be looking for your next role whilst you are currently in one. How do you get away with not pissing off the client? Taking regular phone calls from pimps, taking time off work, sneaking out for a long time for telephone interview... Taking time off work...

    Started by maxedvolume, 8th September 2014 21:15
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    22nd September 2014 14:28 Go to last post
  2. Thumbs up Business bank account with Metro Bank

    Guys, I thought it would be useful to share my experience with Metro Bank for many new contractors struggling to open a business bank account. I really struggled to open a business account with HSBC, Natwest, Santander when I started contracting as a limited company last month. The process...

    Started by webanalyst, 8th September 2014 10:14
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    20th September 2014 22:54 Go to last post
  3. Agent sold me a pup...

    So, I landed a role that was advertised as a 12 month contract. The contract that I signed stated that it was a 12 month contract. When I rocked up to the client last week, the team leader showed me around the place and introduced me as "the guy brought in to cover for Maternity Leave". ...

    Started by MojoDog, 7th September 2014 20:14
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    20th September 2014 22:25 Go to last post
  4. Moved: Really dont understand payslip

    Started by sophia57, 20th September 2014 10:53
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  5. Fixed price work/retainer (non-technical)

    Hi, I'm interested to understand how many people doing non-technical roles (Project Management, Product Management, Strategy, Business Analysis) work on a fixed price / retained basis? For the last couple of years I've always worked on a day rate basis (i.e. I bill for the days worked) for...

    Started by Untouchable1, 20th September 2014 07:50
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    20th September 2014 09:04 Go to last post
  6. Early termination of contract regardless notice period - is it legal?

    Dear Colleagues, To start with, today in the morning coming on client site I was given verbal notice of termination of contract, explaining that they are not actually happy with my code delivery timings (partly true) and some lack of communication within a team. Client tech lead told me that...

    Started by MisterLysenkiy, 10th September 2014 14:24
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    19th September 2014 12:25 Go to last post
  7. Request for interview but agency saying rate has now been cut

    Currently engaged on a contract of which period is coming to an end and don't know as yet if extension likely so have been looking for potential next contract. A role was advertised as x pd to x+100 pd which applied for, agency contacted me liked CV etc., and after discussion put me forward....

    Started by AvsFan, 17th September 2014 10:10
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    18th September 2014 12:39 Go to last post
  8. Agencies

    Hi Folks, Just re-familarising myself with contracting after a decade or so in permie world. I'm an IT project manager in the North West (PMP, MSP etc). Looking for contracts. Are there a handful of agencies that cover the bulk of NW contracts and its worth my will making introductions, ...

    Started by pearlwhite67, 16th September 2014 08:16
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    17th September 2014 23:05 Go to last post
  9. When is a 6 month contract not a 6 month contract

    Hi All, Over the last couple of years I've seen over and over again this theme appearing that 'you only get paid what you work' and that 'if you don't work you don't get paid'. What I haven't got my head around is if you sign a 6 month contract with a business, why many people on this forum...

    Started by Untouchable1, 16th September 2014 09:13
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    17th September 2014 21:04 Go to last post
  10. Finders fee witheld from daily rate

    Got an offer on the table, after 5 interviews and 3 weeks with this end client Agency introduced me, but my contract is directly with end customer. The whole process was very amateurish, so I expected the contract to be a total fail IR35 wise Last night I received the contract from client co,...

    Started by Eirikur, 17th September 2014 07:47
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    17th September 2014 17:52 Go to last post
  11. Agency mandated umbrella company list

    Hi All, I've just joined the contracting scene for IT Project Managers and just landed my first contract. As a n00b and to test the waters I've chosen to go through the path with an umbrella company until I can find my feet as a contractor going foward. The agency with whom I got the job...

    Started by JazzMAN808, 15th September 2014 19:00
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    16th September 2014 14:38 Go to last post
  12. UK Turnover will account for UK Ltd company

    Actually, I have UK agency for contract role with my Ltd companies and I will work as contractor with French company in Paris as resident because Im living in Paris. Is the turnover will account on UK Ltd company if the payrolls are paid on UK bank account in this case? What' the best...

    Started by Christophe123, 16th September 2014 11:08
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  13. Radbroke Hall - offered contract at barclays

    Hello Chaps I've been offered a contract at Radbroke Hall for some UI work/java backend (.Net dev by trade ). I was just wondering what its like currently to work there? I've read older posts just looking for something more recent as I don't want to accept the gig if the place is a mess to work....

    Started by jelly55, 12th September 2014 04:50
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    16th September 2014 11:06 Go to last post
  14. Company Registration

    Hi all, new to the forum and looking for advice - sorry if this has been covered elsewhere. I formed my Limited Company about 6 months ago. Was registered by my "accountant" (I'm using this term loosely as they turned out to be pretty much useless) based out of their office in England however I...

    Started by mrhaggis, 15th September 2014 17:29
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    16th September 2014 10:15 Go to last post
  15. Limited Liability Partnership - understanding the payments

    Hello I was using a Limited Liability Partnership structure in my last contract. In my payment statements there are of two types: "Drawings" and "Partnership". Does anyone know the diference between those? I guess one's the dividends and the other the salary (wages), but I'm not sure which is...

    Started by Catafracta, 15th September 2014 11:25
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  16. Market Question For PMs

    Am looking to come off the bench after nice 4 week break - PM Financial Services market in London primarily seems very quiet at the moment, despite normally having picked up again by now.. Anyone else seeing this ?

    Started by kaiser78, 9th September 2014 09:20
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    16th September 2014 09:05 Go to last post
  17. Reason for leaving - help needed

    I am a software developer presently in probation with one of the UK based software services firm. My family and home is in London but my work location is Manchester. I have been thinking to start contracting around London since last few months. My present situation is that I am seeing an issue...

    Started by stit, 11th September 2014 23:04
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  18. UK AGENCY payroll and working in Paris with french company as resident

    Hi, Actually, I have UK agency for contract role with my Ltd companies (UK & France) and I have to work as contractor with French company in Paris as resident because Im living in Paris. What' the best solution to adopt for income and tax: 1. Payroll in pounds by UK agency to my UK Ltd...

    Started by Christophe123, 15th September 2014 08:09
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    15th September 2014 16:35 Go to last post
  19. contract terminated without notice

    Hi, I am an IT contractor and found out yesterday that I have had my contract terminated with immediate effect. The email from my agency states it is due to "unsatisfactory performance". I have been on a 3month rolling contract with 30days notice period all year (by both parties) until being...

    Started by bob132, 5th September 2014 09:11
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    15th September 2014 09:41 Go to last post
  20. Being 'moved' to CL1. The new contract overlaps...extended too...?!?

    I've been working for a government agency for a couple of months now, under a contract which previously passed an IR35 contract review. This contract runs out in about 7 weeks. Over the past few weeks there was news of me and others working via the same recruitment agency having our contracts...

    Started by ForBajor, 14th September 2014 22:24
    cl1, ir35, pubilc sector
    • Replies: 2
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    15th September 2014 08:54 Go to last post

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