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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: 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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  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: 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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  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: 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. Query regarding public sector opportunities

    Ok, I will do some reading up on the blurb regarding IR35 and public sector. My understanding is that any contract with a public sector organisation is within IR35. Now, I have been approached by an agency who tells me that they may have a way around IR35 by having a letter of engagement. I am...

    Started by pmeswani, 3rd October 2017 08:48
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  2. Contractor's car park @ Vodafone Newbury HQ..??

    They used to have a separate contractor car park (first exit from first roundabout in HQ) long back. Now I checked google map looks like that road ends in a gated field! Any recent contractors in Newbury HQ, how you manage to park if you are working @ HQ.What are the options and how costly are...

    Started by Darren_Test, 15th September 2017 19:42
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    worrying new trend
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  3. Contract Renewal - what to do?

    I'm new to contracting and just coming up to the last month of my current contract. Just got emailed by the line manager confirming that my contract will be renewed for another 6 months. I wish to stay on but want to negotiate for a higher rate, what's the usual response? Do I reply to the...

    Started by JimC, 6th September 2017 14:04
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  4. Learning on the job versus VAT

    Hi Please advise if the learning on the job i.e. literature review, research, training should be classed as normal VAT chargeable services. thanks.

    Started by abc111, 1st October 2017 11:06
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  5. Contract Renewal and Cutting Out the Agent hidden terms and conditions??

    Hi folks, I need a bit of advice please... I'm renewing my contract with my client and in doing so my intention is to take a direct contract with the client - cutting out the agent who got me the role and has been sat in the middle of the contract for the last year... Motivations for...

    Started by PipTheWhip, 29th September 2017 15:48
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  6. Recruiter Tricks - new one on me

    Hi just landed a new gig start next week. I have been looking for a month after having the summer off. It was quite a hard month having 5 sets of interviews before nailing this one. Still waiting for feedback from two of them I spoke to my old client, who I get on really well with, as he has...

    Started by redman, 29th September 2017 16:00
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  7. CV writing services

    Are they worth the 1 days pay they charge?

    Started by tiggat, 28th September 2017 09:34
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  8. Teksystems and their references

    Are these guys any good? Every other week I get a phone call from around new agent discussing the perfect role going through the same corporate script requiring references to be included in the initial application. What strikes me is that these are not just random agents trying their luck,...

    Started by zazou, 31st July 2017 18:35
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  9. On call arrangements

    How are people dealing with the contractual side of this when already engaged in a contract through an agency? Just a retainer for simplicity? Any MoO concerns?

    Started by SeanT, 28th September 2017 12:40
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  10. Umbrella Vs PAYE

    Hi All, I'm looking for advice, and trying to work out whats the best deal for me, I've been offered a role with the option of being paid 44k as a employee, PAYE, pension, 23 days holiday, 4 days a week, or being paid 250 a day by a umbrella or limited company, is there a calculator anywhere...

    Started by Lana Banana, 26th September 2017 10:26
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  11. 4 year contract in china with my uk limited company

    Hi Guys. I am the sole employee of my limited company. I'm about to start a contract in China for 4 years and I would like know how the tax works and what I will need to arrange before I leave the UK? If it helps, the services that I shall be providing is art direction and design consultancy for a...

    Started by Contrac47, 26th September 2017 18:49
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  12. Contract renewal question

    So I am being offered a contract renewal with a rate cut - ho hum - but I'm long-in-the-tooth there and can handle that, so that's not the issue. There are, however, some changes being placed in the contract that I want to run by you guys. I am direct to the client. I'm using the PCG / IPSE...

    Started by ChimpMaster, 23rd September 2017 17:23
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  13. Car hire while contracting?

    Anyone ever done this? I don't own a car in London. It's Uber or borrow a vehicle if I have to usually. I'd like to hire something as cheap as chips for my Swindon gig to get me to and from work as the cold days are drawing in. Any tips on the best and cheapest way of doing this?

    Started by Elliegirl, 23rd September 2017 14:58
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  14. Agent - can you explain his actions?

    Tl;dr: Agent blatantly lied when he said he had submitted me for a role when he hadn't. A role was advertised and three separate agents called me about it. I am an exceptional fit for the role as I know the hiring manager, he wants me, and the role was written to fit my skillset. The role was...

    Started by HugeWhale, 26th September 2017 16:15
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  15. Some advice required, been asked to quote for a support contract.

    Hi all, Firstly thanks for taking the time to read my post. I've been contracting through umbrellas in various desktop support roles now for about 6 years, I'm currently engaged in a full time 2nd line desktop support 12 month contract for a national newspaper company that pays reasonably well...

    Started by TheAnalyst, 14th July 2010 11:27
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  16. Financial Service contracts

    I am a total noob and have never done contracting before but I am thinking of getting into it. I have read up a bit on IR35 but I was wondering if anyone knows if these complaint handling contracts for Banks advertised through the likes of Momenta, Huntswood etc fall in or out of it? Reason I...

    Started by smithy858, 26th September 2017 03:40
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  17. Contractor UK - LinkedIn Workshop

    Do you know that more people find a new position through LinkedIn than Statistically, once you make it onto a shortlist for a contract, 85% of those hiring managers will want to have a nosy at your LinkedIn profile. LinkedIn now has over 500 million members so recruiters and hiring...

    Started by administrator, 26th September 2017 17:14
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  18. Anyone worked in Sky Osterley Office..? Parking situation..?

    How bad is the parking situation there..? Is this place inside London Congestion zone (I am driving from M3/M25 side) Contractor Parking is available these days..??

    Started by Darren_Test, 17th May 2017 16:22
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  19. Anyone Used CV Library to Secure a Gig?

    As the title said really, wondered if anyone really used CV library in anger to apply for contract roles. I've noticed a fair few infrastructure positions start to appear up on there at quite decent day rates. Or do people think these are probably fishing position for the most part?

    Started by mattfx, 26th September 2017 09:47
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  20. Invoicing Clients - Payment Terms

    I've done a bit of extra project work in addition to my mon-fri contract for another clientco of mine as a professional services engagement. I gave them 14 day payment terms after I checked that they were in a good financial position on DueDil. Today is due day and no money has landed in my...

    Started by mattfx, 25th September 2017 13:41
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