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  1. 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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  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: 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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  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: 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. CME group .net developer position

    Hi, Looks like they are looking for .net developers for quite awhile already. I have done Vending Machine test for them last year and once again in jan this year. Both time insuccessful. Also I know at least two of my friends done it once. Are they looking for some genius?

    Started by gemasp, 19th February 2013 08:36
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    16th October 2014 08:27 Go to last post
  2. Would you ?

    I'm happy with my current gig but just been offered another gig elsewhere for an extra 100 per day Distance is the same but would have to catch train WFH I do now but not allowed in this other job Would you leave for extra money but lose WFH ?

    Started by steve80, 14th October 2014 08:05
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    15th October 2014 16:53 Go to last post
  3. Agile PM Certification Sample Papers - Anyone Have ?

    Hoping someone can help - I am looking at taking the APMG Agile PM Practitioner exam and am trying to find some sample questions/papers. Does anyone have any links to these that they can share please ?

    Started by kaiser78, 10th October 2014 07:24
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    15th October 2014 16:30 Go to last post
  4. New Contract but No Contract?

    I have been offered a 3month contract offering a good daily rate however I am still due to receive my contract and I start on Monday. I have been chasing the whole week but I have just been advised its been a case of the clients HR having problems obtaining signatures from the relevant parties....

    Started by chris101, 11th October 2014 11:56
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  5. Supplier for contractors - Additional insurance? Paperwork?

    Hi guys, I have been running my own limited company, with me as the contractor. My client is looking for a new hire, I could potentially supply them with another contractor via my limited company. My questions are: 1) Would I need anything else apart from having a limited company? I...

    Started by panadol, 13th October 2014 16:09
    agency, contract management
    • Replies: 9
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    14th October 2014 12:17 Go to last post
  6. Canadian Resident Working as Contractor in UK

    Hi - I am a Canadian Resident and UK Passport Holder and I recently set up a Canadian Corporation so I can do contract IT PM work. I have found the market here not to be great and, if I have to travel 'out West' to Calgary/Edmonton as it seems I will need to, then I think I am better off going to...

    Started by adh, 10th October 2014 16:01
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    adh
    14th October 2014 12:01 Go to last post
  7. Contract vs Reality?

    I'm in the process of agreeing terms for a new contract, and it contains the now-typical "service company may provide own equipment" clause, but the client company are insisting they will provide a laptop for me... I queried this, and was told it was to ensure "standard builds", etc and that...

    Started by HashRocket, 13th October 2014 11:10
    • Replies: 5
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    14th October 2014 11:52 Go to last post
  8. Quick NDA question

    Hi, When the client presents me with a NDA, should it be my name or the name of my Ltd. company which listed as one of the parties of the NDA? Thanks, Untouchable1

    Started by Untouchable1, 14th October 2014 11:19
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    14th October 2014 11:49 Go to last post
  9. Refused SC clearance. Looking for people experienced with the SC process.

    Hello, This is my first post here. This Summer I finished my undergraduate degree and was one of the top members of my class. I was then approached by the University to undergo a PhD. The PhD would be funded by a top secret arm of the government and to do it I would need an SC clearance. This...

    Started by hellsheep, 3rd October 2014 18:04
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  10. Self-employment & employment

    Hi, Not sure if this is the right place for this question. If not, I guess the mod(s) will move it. If I am currently a sole trader and have helped a number of companies, but for one or two reasons, wish to dip my toes back into the 'employment market', and I spot a temporary job e.g. through...

    Started by tdhgeek007, 13th October 2014 14:22
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    sal
    14th October 2014 08:46 Go to last post
  11. Considered inside or outside of a year?

    Hello all, new poster!! Great forum. I have a slightly difficult one and was after some general advice. I used to work as a member of staff for a company but was made redundant after only 3months. :tired The market was pretty bad and after hunting the job market I managed to secure a job...

    Started by Fazlbob, 13th October 2014 20:00
    • Replies: 3
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    13th October 2014 20:42 Go to last post
  12. Market very quiet

    I've been living a somewhat charmed life over the last 2-3 years in that my contracts have all dovetailed very conveniently and I've been in a constant churn of repeat business. Regrettably, that cycle came to an end back in August (thanks Accenture, Infosys et al) and I've been enjoying a bit...

    Started by Malcolm Buggeridge, 24th September 2014 20:50
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    13th October 2014 16:41 Go to last post
  13. Cost of PII

    Hi I think I'm losing the plot! I've just done a quote for PII with Hiscox, and been quoted c£40 for £1m cover and £100k legal fees (Business Consultancy, company since 2008, based from home, turnover between £100k - £150k). I've never paid this little before. When operating alone in...

    Started by Ellla, 8th October 2014 21:34
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    13th October 2014 15:48 Go to last post
  14. Contracting without an agency

    Hi fellows, just got my first contract with my PLC and a big insurance company without passing through an agency/recruiter. The offer is for a Project Manager and I negiotiated a very good rate. Have you got any experience of direct contracting? Any advice to share? Thanks, Zz

    Started by zerointeractive, 11th October 2014 13:47
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    13th October 2014 13:37 Go to last post
  15. Help Needed?

    Any information regarding paribus global agency how are they in term of invoice payment,IR35 and there client base (Banks,Insurance etc..) any information will be of great help.

    Started by cont123, 12th October 2014 07:03
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    13th October 2014 06:44 Go to last post
  16. Non-Tracker Pensions For Ltd Co

    Hi, Can anyone recommend a good tracker pension they've had a positive experience with. I want to start putting money into a pension fund via my Ltd co. Prefer tracker funds as I dont't trust FM for consistent performance, so why pay the huge fees to them. Been researching for info, keep being...

    Started by mduk03, 11th October 2014 19:34
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    12th October 2014 13:24 Go to last post
  17. Signed renewal, does this constitute acceptance if you dont attend

    Contract has been extended which comes into effect at the end of October, and has been signed by me already as acceptance. I am thinking of not renewing and simply walking away at the end of this contract before this renewal one comes into effect. Can I do this even though I have signed the renewal...

    Started by coxsox, 8th October 2014 10:27
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    10th October 2014 08:57 Go to last post
  18. Want a contract but don't want to leave perm job for good

    So I've gotten comfortable in my permie job, but the money can't support my jet-setting lifestyle. I already have an offer for a contract role, but not sure what to do with the perm role. I really like it, and other than money it's very good for work/life stuff and doing interesting things. ...

    Started by yasockie, 9th October 2014 18:27
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    10th October 2014 08:23 Go to last post
  19. Agency Shennanigans

    Bit of advice, or at least a view from a different perspective, needed… awaiting NLUK – are you sure you’re cut out to be a contractor? – The premise of my predicament is I have been contracting with company A and company B via agency A. I’m not in the IT industry, so rather my time is billed on...

    Started by GazCol, 8th October 2014 10:35
    • Replies: 4
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    9th October 2014 09:34 Go to last post
  20. Take home calculators

    Hi all, I'm about to start contracting but wanted to make sure I know what I'm getting into. Has anyone used the SJD or Nixon Williams take home calculators? Are they broadly accurate? Or is there something I'm missing? Thanks

    Started by VillageContractor, 23rd September 2014 21:59
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    9th October 2014 09:31 Go to last post

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