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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Webinar: LinkedIn’s recent changes – prevent them hurting your Contractor business

    LinkedIn’s recent changes – how to make adjustments to your profile to maintain your visibility and make sure your profile and CV are working together. You are probably aware of LinkedIn's recent changes, your profile will have changed already or will be doing so very soon. These changes will...

    Started by administrator, 16th May 2017 10:11
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    23rd May 2017 09:39 Go to last post
  2. 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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  3. 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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  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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    12th April 2017 13:28 Go to last post
  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: 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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  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. BLUESTONE RESOURCING - anyone used them

    I've been approached in relation to a role via Bluestone Resourcing, however I have not heard of them before, wondering if anyone on this forum has used them and what there experiences have been

    Started by ags1997, 6th March 2017 22:01
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    6th March 2017 22:01 Go to last post
  2. agency vetting

    Hi, ive applied for a role via an agency but before the agency will consider putting me forward for interview they require to "vet" me, requiring copies of my passport and driving licence along with work references. is this normal procedure? im a bit jubias as this is giving alot of personal...

    Started by oxon1985, 20th February 2017 09:23
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    6th March 2017 20:44 Go to last post
  3. Client Honesty

    Any horror stories of client's bulltulipting? Recently started a gig in "central" London only to find 3 days of the week are far out West in Zone 3... This is after committing to a Mon-Fri spare room in Greenwich... Not as flexible as was discussed, in terms of acruing hours / early finish /...

    Started by TheGreenBastard, 5th March 2017 15:11
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    6th March 2017 15:12 Go to last post
  4. BPSS sponsor needed?

    Hello everyone, I work for a vendor in IT security as a contractor with the potential to work with government agencies in the future. I was investigating whether I could be proactive and start a security clearance process ahead of winning business to prevent delays to the project. From what I...

    Started by tiduz, 6th March 2017 08:31
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    6th March 2017 09:43 Go to last post
  5. Next ventures -worked for them ?

    Hi, Just been called by them -havent heard of them before, Are they ok ? Thanks Al.

    Started by Aloha1, 6th March 2017 08:52
    • Replies: 1
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    6th March 2017 08:59 Go to last post
  6. Contracting offer to move to Luxembourg. How to approach business side ?

    Hi All, I used to contract in the 90s in London. Since then I've been perm in the UK until put on the bench. Since the job ended I'm in Amsterdam as my girlfriend is permanently working here. I'm not registered in NL. Today I've been offered a 9 month contract at EUR 900/day in...

    Started by Banksy, 2nd March 2017 03:26
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    5th March 2017 08:43 Go to last post
  7. Contract IR35 Review

    Who do you folk go with for you IR35 reviews? QDos, IPSE? I thought my IPSE Plus membership would cover it but no. SJD say it holds a clause for substitution but nothing regarding control of method of work or mutuality of obligation so I want a second opinion. Is it really a 5-day...

    Started by heyya99, 2nd March 2017 18:27
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    3rd March 2017 14:27 Go to last post
  8. client asking me not to work, even though I have a signed contract

    My client is a financial services firm, and THEIR clients are global retails banks, etc. I work, as a contractor, alongside the firm's permanent members of staff and deliver work for the banks. However, sometimes there are issues with the contract between the firm and the bank, and as such, the...

    Started by willcodeforbread, 13th January 2017 20:44
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    3rd March 2017 12:59 Go to last post
  9. Der Lebenslauf

    I'm wondering if any of the people that have, or like me want to escape the UK lock-in have any advice or experience on the subject of CVs or covering letters, or how best to go about applying for jobs in Germany, or Switzerland or wherever. Or did you simply just use your UK CV and not worry about...

    Started by VectraMan, 1st March 2017 14:31
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    3rd March 2017 07:01 Go to last post
  10. 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 09:07
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    consultant, developer, london, moving, software
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    2nd March 2017 18:33 Go to last post
  11. SC question cautions

    Hi all, my first post on here! I have just been offered my first contracting position subject to security clearance and the powers that be (Security Watchdog) are currently in the process of verifying my history, BPSS check etc. About 7 years ago now I got into a spot of bother and as far as I...

    Started by inbetween, 2nd March 2017 11:36
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    2nd March 2017 13:00 Go to last post
  12. Non solicitation clause in contract

    The clause: " 12. NON-SOLICITATION For the duration of this Agreement and for 12 months after its termination, the Intermediary (contractor limited company) shall not and shall ensure that the Contractor shall not: 12.1 solicit, interfere with or endeavour to entice from the Agency or the...

    Started by kilburnpup, 2nd March 2017 08:11
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    2nd March 2017 10:14 Go to last post
  13. So what constitutes a legally binding outside IR35 notification?

    Left client yesterday. Working for consultancy on site at PS client. Agency is actually the recruitment division of the consultancy. Since yesterday they've been trying to convince its all ok to come back. Today, every contractor at the consultancy received this email from the recruitment arm of...

    Started by psychocandy, 1st March 2017 19:24
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    2nd March 2017 09:58 Go to last post
  14. 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 15:31
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    2nd March 2017 09:33 Go to last post
  15. Hayes email about PSC private sector scheme

    If it looks to good to be true... "you will be aware HMRC published draft legislation in December 2016 to implement changes to the rules relating to IR35 to take effect from 6th April 2017. These rules will only apply to public sector organisations as listed in the FOI Act 2000 and its 2002...

    Started by Tasslehoff, 1st March 2017 17:34
    • Replies: 5
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    2nd March 2017 06:52 Go to last post
  16. Do I leave a failing project?

    I am looking for some advice really, I am currently in a contract as Head of IT in charge of a data centre migration project. I am having continuing problems with senior management due to their inexperience at the senior level and they are failing the project. I have made my recommendations but I...

    Started by crawding, 1st March 2017 13:49
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    1st March 2017 18:17 Go to last post
  17. alot of 6 month contracts about?

    My situation - been on a bit of a roll the last few years so not really been looking that much during that time, then relocated and had a year off (as the pop stars do) and just started dipping my toe in the water a bit to see what's occurring. Seems noticable - and it may be my field, tech author...

    Started by Thelonius, 1st March 2017 17:35
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  18. Why do you want to become an I.T. contractor? What are your hopes?

    Hi, Just curious: why do you / did you want to be I.T. contractors? what drives/ed you? what are/were you hoping for? :whoosh:

    Started by culokowska, 27th February 2017 04:26
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    1st March 2017 08:28 Go to last post
  19. Contract changes by the agency without notice and agreement

    Hello, I wonder what happens if one Agency after months refused to pay the contractor the agreed new aligned terms and economic conditions due to the not approved contract by the client saying that is the client that wants to return back at the old rate . The contract is already approved and...

    Started by justanother78, 27th February 2017 20:57
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    28th February 2017 16:12 Go to last post
  20. Day rate for senior network architect in Germany

    Does anyone have insight into the rate in Germany for a senior network architect with private cloud and SDN experience?

    Started by iamroddo, 28th February 2017 10:37
    • Replies: 1
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    28th February 2017 15:47 Go to last post

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