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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Free Webinar on how the budget 2017 affects contractors

    Orange Genie’s expert analysis of the budget, including any plans to extend IR35 reform into the private sector. December 1st 1:30 pm duration 45 minutes. Register here

    Started by administrator, 14th November 2017 13:24
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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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    8th November 2017 14:40 Go to last post
  3. 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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    24th September 2017 11:29 Go to last post
  4. 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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    7th September 2017 09:59 Go to last post
  5. 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
    29th June 2017 12:50 Go to last post
  6. 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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    7th December 2016 10:26 Go to last post
  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 21:25 Go to last post
  1. Contract to permie Salary Worth it ????

    Hi all, long time lurker first time poster here, with a burning question... I am currently on a 500/day contract with high chances of getting extended over a few years and also being offered 90k/yr in a similar role as permie. More specific details: Contract role: - walk commutable - 9-5...

    Started by newcontract, 30th March 2017 10:18
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    12th August 2017 22:14 Go to last post
  2. Rate Negotiate due to change in Requirements (on-call)

    Hi... first post, been reading every day for a few weeks though trying to get up to speed as I just started my first contract. The role has a lot more responsibility and risk attached to it than was apparent (...huge amounts more) during the initial contract negotiation and being a newb I...

    Started by aft, 9th August 2017 20:57
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    12th August 2017 14:04 Go to last post
  3. Moved: Some people are desperate

    Started by MattZani, 11th August 2017 09:58
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    11th August 2017 10:04 Go to last post
  4. Question Anyone used Allen Lane?

    Hi. I am new to contracting and have been invited to register with an agency called Allen Lane in London. I went to Google them and found that they have loads of negative reviews and people said to stay away from them and that they had hidden fees, charged you for finding you a job, treated people...

    Started by jonasa, 13th July 2017 08:27
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    11th August 2017 09:06 Go to last post
  5. Business bank accounts

    Getting more and more frustrated trying to deal with Barclays. Anyone got any recommendations for a Business account that comes with decent customer service?

    Started by DaveB, 4th December 2015 11:22
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    11th August 2017 02:02 Go to last post
  6. How to Respond when asked for Current / Previous Rate

    I've generally read that it's best to avoid giving prior or current rate to an agency when they ask about it, especially when aiming to get an increase, as it will simply increase their leverage. However, I'm quite new to contracting and would be interested in how people actually deal with the...

    Started by Zylon, 20th April 2017 12:24
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    10th August 2017 11:11 Go to last post
  7. The applicant will essentially have the following:-

    A degree in computer science or any other relevant subject That's handy then. Something I did 25+ years ago is really relevant.... Sort of puts me off because it says what sort of place it is....

    Started by psychocandy, 3rd August 2017 07:46
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    9th August 2017 18:31 Go to last post
  8. Contractor UK - Advanced CV & LinkedIn Writing Workshop

    Join The CV & Interview Advisors; international speakers (recently on BBC radio) and thought-leaders on all things related to personal branding, self-marketing and finding a new contract, for an exclusive webinar on: How to write a high impact, contract-winning CV and how to make your LinkedIn...

    Started by administrator, 8th August 2017 15:16
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  9. Warchest Advice with loan?

    I wanted some advice. I am permie trying to go contract. I have zero savings yet. No money spare at which is why I want to get into contracting. I feel I am ready for this and contracting will really change our lives around for the better. My question is, should I extend a loan I have to keep...

    Started by codedaddy, 2nd August 2017 21:54
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    7th August 2017 21:22 Go to last post
  10. Contract

    Hi Does anyone know where I can get a generic set of Terms and Conditions / Short Form Agreement I can use for side project work? The contractor agreements I have seen in the past are focused on that role / agent etc and also not really sure I should be borrowing them. I am doing tech...

    Started by woodyuk, 7th August 2017 09:32
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    7th August 2017 20:24 Go to last post
  11. Negotiate rate in the middle of the contract

    Hi all I am new to contracting and I am in the process of an interview for a contract that is for 1 year. However the rate that the company is willing to pay is slightly lower than my rate. If the contract was for 6 months I wouldn't have any problem because I could negotiate an increase in...

    Started by ThomasTor, 2nd August 2017 21:28
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    7th August 2017 15:56 Go to last post
  12. Anyone worked for Sapient?

    Experiences?

    Started by DesDixon, 3rd August 2017 16:15
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    5th August 2017 15:54 Go to last post
  13. Physio Expenses - claimable?

    Apologies if this has been asked before but I've scouted the forums and couldn't find anything appropriate. As a developer I spend several hours day-after-day sat at my desk coding away. In the past I've had back/neck/pelvis issues attributable to this, confirmed by my physiotherapist - pelvic...

    Started by oliverson, 24th April 2017 09:52
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    4th August 2017 11:26 Go to last post
  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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    4th August 2017 09:00 Go to last post
  15. Vector Resourcing - Any experience of them?

    Hi Guys, first time poster, long time lurker :) I have been planning my exit from the permiehell which I found myself in, and while I have resisted posting some inane questions like "how do I know if I would make a good contract working type person" I now find myself posting the very obvious...

    Started by spudgun, 9th January 2007 06:32
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    3rd August 2017 20:03 Go to last post
  16. Agent saw all my subsequent contract applications

    She rang me up to ask if I was leaving. I don't remember which site she saw them on (my CV is on a few). Does anyone know how this is possible and how I prevent it? To clarify, she didn't just see my CV available to view; she saw all the applications I've been making since I started the gig...

    Started by heyya99, 31st July 2017 18:15
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    2nd August 2017 14:37 Go to last post
  17. Client demanding evidence of activity during downtime

    Good morning all, I've been verbally offered a role (non SC) with an MOD client and they are asking for references for every contract going back 5 years. During this time I had 6 months out to undertake some house renovations and they are demanding to see receipts covering that whole period to...

    Started by Farm Shop Headcase, 30th July 2017 08:26
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    1st August 2017 15:03 Go to last post
  18. Indirect Loss and Indemnity

    I am inn current contract discussions with an agency about certain clauses relating to indemnity (nothing new there). Having had the contract legally reviewed it was pointed out that the clauses relating to indemnity also cover indirect loss. As indirect loss is out of my control I have been...

    Started by Jos, 1st August 2017 12:22
    indemnity insurance, indirect loss, legal advice
    • Replies: 1
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    1st August 2017 13:08 Go to last post
  19. Contracting to a Romanian Company

    Hi All, Nice to e-meet you all. I have a question for you all, I am just negotiating a contracting position for a Romanian Company, we have a retention rate and bonuses, that bit is fine, I will file my return by 31st January 2019. As a self employed contractor and not a limited company am I...

    Started by Mark Jenkin, 31st July 2017 10:15
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    1st August 2017 09:00 Go to last post
  20. A classic permie to contractor question

    Hi, Apologies for what seems to be a very popular question on these boards. I had a look through some previous posts but would appreciate some specific collective forum wisdom. I'm currently a permanent java developer with about five years of experience. My current job is as secure as it gets...

    Started by mcNinja, 29th July 2017 11:15
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    31st July 2017 15:21 Go to last post

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