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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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  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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  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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    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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  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. Dodgy contract? Urgent

    Urgent advice needed. A lot has happened so I'll keep it brief. Basically I wasn't happy with the payment frequency of the agency and umbella company (which they lied about to get me to take the job). So I gave my notice and the client,desperate to keep me, agreed to buy me out. I don't know how...

    Started by fishdisco, 6th June 2007 18:12
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    7th June 2007 19:17 Go to last post
  2. Contract Help Needed

    Hi all. I've been operating under an umbrella company for several years. In all the contracts I have had I have always received a contract to sign and was able to keep a copy, with all 3 sigs on it (mine, the agency and the umbrella co). Recently I was offered a contract through an agency and...

    Started by paultaylor, 7th June 2007 08:50
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    7th June 2007 13:40 Go to last post
  3. rates

    I am considering taking a contract/consulting role and will be negotiating rate/terms directly with the client. What's the standard practice for quoting day rates on a financial services contract - are these usually inclusive or exclusive of VAT? Thanks.

    Started by mocha, 6th June 2007 11:22
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  4. Advice for new contractor

    Hello, I am looking for some advice regarding contracting 1. Recommendations for agencies for contracts in the Edinburgh/Central Belt area 2. Sources of finance fior some commercial training 6-7ks worth. Thanks in advance

    Started by, 2nd June 2007 12:26
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    6th June 2007 18:37 Go to last post
  5. Whats the Going Rate in London?

    Whats the going rate in London for a Highways Engineer?

    Started by Maxamus, 5th June 2007 08:42
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    6th June 2007 16:06 Go to last post
  6. C# Developer Rate in Berkshire

    What is the average rate for a C# / .NET developer in the Berkshire area? I'm looking at moving into contracting and want an idea of what to ask for when contacting agencies.

    Started by korbz, 6th June 2007 12:36
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    6th June 2007 14:26 Go to last post
  7. Giant P60

    I received P60 from Giant, it appears to be computer generated, not signed. Is this normal, or should I ask for a signed copy?

    Started by Ashwin2007, 2nd June 2007 18:43
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    6th June 2007 11:42 Go to last post
  8. When Agents say...

    "They really liked you and had nothing negative to say about you or your skill set... but they resourced the position internally..." Is it BS or honesty? I never got that PM gig and that was the reason given. I have also had this reason BEFORE being called in for an interview for another gig. ...

    Started by Peter Loew, 5th June 2007 12:37
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    6th June 2007 10:56 Go to last post
  9. Thumbs up Had Enough of Agencies??

    Hi All Another contractor working with me on my current job has just referred this to me: I've not yet had chance to look into the finer details of their terms etc, but at first glance it looks like a new site that's finally bridging the gap between us contractors and our...

    Started by jdedev, 5th June 2007 15:13
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    6th June 2007 10:38 Go to last post
  10. Contract Withdrawal - legal help needed

    hello, I got a long contract with a large company, but 6 days before the assignment started they 'withdrew' the contract. The contract had a termination notice in writing of 14 days that they had to give me and after chasing I finally received it the day before I was due to start. I told them I...

    Started by dd1978, 11th May 2007 09:43
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    6th June 2007 08:14 Go to last post
  11. Synaps Agency.

    Hi All, Has anyone ever Contracted through Synaps? Any good/bad feedback appreciated. Thanks, Mike

    Started by MikeB, 30th May 2007 14:03
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    5th June 2007 23:55 Go to last post
  12. Mentioning current client's name to agents.

    Do we tell agents the names of the current client when our contract is approaching the end and we are in the process of looking for the next contract ? This can prompt the agent to call the current client trying to get them another contractor. Should we care about this ? For example the agent that...

    Started by 2uk, 3rd June 2007 13:59
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  13. Business Plan

    I need to put together a Business Plan to send off to the VAT office before i can get my number (another loop). Never written one before so was wondering if there are any recommendations out there for sections i should have in my plan. My accountant suggested the following Overview of the...

    Started by Cooperinliverp00l, 4th June 2007 09:55
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  14. XL Insurance

    Anyone had a gig at XL Insurance ? had a pimp call me today, looks really good, but would be interested in some inside knowledge

    Started by Orangutan, 5th June 2007 11:07
    • Replies: 1
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  15. honesty to agents

    morning all, ok i have a question: how honest should i be to agents when they ask me do i have any interviews lined up. Do i tell them i have when i havent, do i tell them i havent when i have??? Different people have advised me different things so ur input will help. Cheers

    Started by young veteran, 31st May 2007 08:44
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  16. puting company's web address on clients' internal mail systems.

    My client gave me an internal emailbox that I use for work. ( Lotus 6.5 feck ,that is about to kill me after I got used to the sleek Outlook 07 ) Simply , is it acceptable to put my company web address details in my email Signature line ? I wanna do that coz this will have my web address in...

    Started by 2uk, 2nd June 2007 15:21
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  17. Anyone know this agent?

    So I'm about to make my first move into contracting, I've been contacted by a company called PAR consulting....( They are not a member, as far as I can tell, of REC, does this matter? I will ensure anything I get from them is in writing of course....

    Started by eyesofnob, 1st June 2007 09:44
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    2nd June 2007 13:37 Go to last post
  18. Plan B - ladies advice needed

    I'm sat opposite a oldish woman who obviously dyes her hair, but her grey roots are showing. Is there not a market for a daily shampoo that contains a colourant so maintaining that 'just dyed' look?

    Started by Benny, 1st June 2007 10:45
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  19. Starting out

    hi left my staff position to set up ltd company and freelance myself as a structural engineer. Had a call from a local agent who has offered me a 6 month contract at a good rate and all goes well with the client today i should receive a contract. However i am all very new to this so any advice...

    Started by mark09, 1st June 2007 07:39
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    1st June 2007 21:39 Go to last post
  20. Pcg

    I am considering joining, but would like to hear from existing members, to find out how they have benefitted from joining. cheers

    Started by DaveP, 28th May 2007 09:20
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