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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...
Just received this from an agency that some regard as being a bit Crap.
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...
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...
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?
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...
Original link taken from here
UK recruitment biz Coal Intelligent Technology ceases trading â€¢ 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...
Been trawling this forum for many months but now finally have an excuse to post! :D
So I have decided to convert to contracting and have been planning it for a while. I am all setup!
I recently resigned from my perm position in the hope it would make me more attractive to potential...
Hi, I'm an animator and I've been given a new contract, and wondered if anyone who's more legally minded would mind checking it out for me.
There are a couple of points I'm unsure about. First, I have done 5 jobs for this company without a contract. Does this contract apply to those jobs, or...
Following the advice from the previous thread I decided to stick to perm for a year, which I have done. I'm a pretty bright .NET software developer with a very good CV. I have some pretty niche skills which could land me 400-500/d contract up north.
But the idea of going contracting...
I was just curious to what the pro's & cons are of registering a ltd company in iom.
Or if its possible at all.
just thinking of possible tax benefits etc
as tesco say "every little helps"
i've been meaning to invest the companies money more wisely for ages, but haven't got around to it. It seems daft to keep the money in a business bank account with virtually no interest.
How do other folk invest their companies money?
Recently completed a job and invoice total is more than the original quotation, additional 3/4 of which was requested by client, but 1/4 was my omission of a few items from the quotation. We always state on quotes that we estimate as accurately as we can, but cost may change due to nature of the...
I have recieved an email from a friend regarding some courses being offered by the above provider.
Url : Site Not Found
The courses do look cheaper but has anyone here used them before I give them my hard earned cash.
Are they legit? How is their support? Is the...
I'm looking to sign up for some critical illness and life cover. Can anyone recommend good cover?
Can anyone share a ratecard with me please, obviously without the real numbers, ive never seen one so id like to know the structure, format, wording etc.
I am hoping to negotiate some flexible working into my next contract. Like at least a day, preferably two days working from home a week. Does anyone have a view regarding raising this at the interviews
1. Option A - Raise during interview. Positives - Secure an agreement before you start....
I think it's probably true that the length of a contract is a pretty pointless thing, if they don't want you they'll terminate you regardless of contract length.
My thoughts are that contract length is more about them keeping hold of you. It's beneficial to me to keep the contract as short as...
I have left the UK a while ago and I was drawing down the Ltd funds slowly. Now that's done and I am winding down the company.
On a personal level, I'd like to do the same a cut all ties to the Old Blighty.
I am told P85 is a good start.
My main concerns are:
I have been paying NHS + other...
I have been offered a IT contract between my limited company. I am currently reviewing the contract. In the contract between my limited company and Agency, DWP is referenced as End Client's Customer and Capita as end Client.
1) The agency keep saying it is outside IR35. So I am going to ask the...
I'm trying to choose a good deal for a private health insurance.
Do you recommend anything?
Ok, so i have been going through trends by checking these jobs sites and all and i can see loads of cloud roles . Roles on AWS , AZURE, LINUX and they have really good rates, from 350 upwards. I even saw one the other day for AWS Architect for 1000/day. Now are all businesses going to cloud?
I have been offered a contract role, which I want to take. However, I'm currently in a perm position with a notice period of a whooping 3 months. The agency said that the client can wait for me max 1 month.
Is it common practice to negotiate down the period from 3 to 1 month? After all, they'll...
I used Contractor Calculator to try and work out an equvalent daily rate, but the figures don't seem right for my use case.
My salaryman offer: 100k, 30 days hols, stock options
The calculator seems to think I can get the same with with 467 per day, I think that's not right.
What would be the...
I am working as design verification consultant for an insurance client on contract basis. I am working using my own PI which is renewed on annually basis. I am wondering once I leave the client would then would I have to keep renewing my PI for the projects that I had worked for that client?...
I'm a Software Engineer contractor, currently in a role that requires C++ and Qt skills.
I'm well aware after a stint of unemployment last year that C++ isn't the most sought-after programming skill, and I'd like to be able to apply for contracts that are more up-to-date in terms of...
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