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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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    22nd August 2017 21:44 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: 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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  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: 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. 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
  2. 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 05:32
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  3. 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
  4. Moved: Dark Blue Umbrella - anyone use these guys?

    Started by MontyD, 2nd August 2017 11:27
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  5. Agencies to avoid....

    I am sure I am not alone in getting previous contracts via agencies that I would rather not work with again. Generally I've been ok but had a recent bad experience with Lorien / VerticalIT: - lengthly payment terms; 30 working days from last friday of month ie. this is a min term of 6 weeks from...

    Started by bikeman, 9th January 2012 09:13
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    lorien, verticalit
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    2nd August 2017 09:49 Go to last post
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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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  10. Bu**er - the "in my mind, they'll never go for it" figure to stay has been offered..

    15 months in (5 extensions, they like me) to a gig where its descending into a pit of outsourced misery. I have a gig lined up for Monday start to add 3 missing bits of infrastructure to my CV and add scale, bump in rate... likely to go beyond 6 months. Notice handed in all good... Now the...

    Started by mjcp, 25th July 2017 15:40
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  11. SJD passes contract on IR35 QDOS fail

    As you may know SJD accountants now also offer IR35 contract reviewing services for free if you're a customer with them. I recently sent my contract to both SJD and QDOS for a review. SJD came back with a pass, QDOS came back with a fail. And notably it failed on some clauses that had phrases in...

    Started by Eirikur, 28th July 2017 08:24
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    30th July 2017 21:40 Go to last post
  12. Company being TUPE, but no contract in place for contractors (it's a long one)

    Hi, Just a quick question, but first an explanation of the situation. I have been at my current gig since November, the company have lost the contract an are being replaced. The permies are being TUPE, last minute they realised there are contractors involved. A quick meeting is set up with us,...

    Started by Tangopa, 30th July 2017 09:06
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    30th July 2017 19:20 Go to last post
  13. Moving to Finland but keeping LTD

    Hi folks, After searching and reading the forum I am still unsure on my question. I am a contractor running own Ltd company for the last 4 years in England. It is working well for myself and my wife who is a Company secretary and second shareholder. No issue on that side so far. However...

    Started by Martin Boober, 21st July 2017 14:46
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    28th July 2017 14:58 Go to last post
  14. Moving business from single postings to operating a consultancy w multiple customers

    Has anyone any experience of this? Top tips. Things to look out for.

    Started by MeMeMe1966, 27th July 2017 15:29
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  15. MyCo on LinkedIn

    I was messing around on LinkedIn and noticed my Limited Company has its own page - no details per se other than sector, company name and location, but I didn't set it up. My other half has her own Limited too and, lo and behold, there's one for that Ltd company too. I know a lot of this detail...

    Started by ronanm, 21st July 2017 11:51
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    28th July 2017 14:12 Go to last post
  16. Large Indian Consultancies/IT Companies

    Anyone have any experience of working directly for these (possibly though an agent). Any thoughts?

    Started by blossom, 26th July 2017 08:33
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  17. LinkedIn requests from recruiters

    Do you accept them all? Do you get a lot?

    Started by blossom, 27th July 2017 10:12
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    28th July 2017 08:16 Go to last post
  18. Contracting advice required

    I am currently one month into a 6 month contract working as an engineer in London. The company plan to keep me on if all goes well after 6 months. So basically my options are either moving down permanently to London after 6 months and becoming an employee of the company or moving down to London...

    Started by Dockeyboy30, 26th July 2017 20:34
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    contract advice
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    28th July 2017 08:08 Go to last post
  19. VAT

    As contractors we all like to make a bit of money, but this quarter, a stellar quarter btw, combined with the new FRS rates, I've found that the digits of my vat bill are in parity with those of my VAT registration number. This can't be right! Shame on you HMRC.

    Started by oliverson, 26th July 2017 21:16
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    28th July 2017 07:10 Go to last post
  20. advice on permanent/contract?

    Hi, Am currently a permanent web developer and want to leave as the business is not going in the direction I expected. I was planning on going contracting but handing in notice without a job to move to is quite difficult. I have been offered a permanent developer role at a law firm but am...

    Started by user3284, 27th July 2017 11:33
    • Replies: 5
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    27th July 2017 15:26 Go to last post

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