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  1. 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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  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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  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. Ir35 == Fud?

    Morning all, Over the relatively short time I have been contracting, I have read about IR35 every single day. The view I take on my situation also varies depending on my mood and how I look at my work with current client. My contract was reviewed, it passed, I have my own ltd and go direct....

    Started by mrdavies, 2nd May 2007 08:45
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  2. Contract under IR35?

    Hi, just curious. I've found that the contract my agency offered me is pretty common so there is a chance that someone already checked it for IR35. Here are some contracts that look nearly the same as mine:...

    Started by cprs, 9th April 2007 22:51
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  3. Working without contract?

    Hi I have been working at a large multinational for the last 4 or so month without issue. My current contract is due to expire this Friday and I'd like to take a few weeks off, so told them I wouldn't be extending....they asked if I could stay another week (so ending on the 11th) which I agreed...

    Started by Mr Pancamo, 1st May 2007 20:03
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  4. ir35 insurance

    I am looking for ir35 insurance what are the schemes in market and which one you find most supportive when hector comes calling ?

    Started by andy, 2nd May 2007 09:54
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  5. USA contracting

    As fart as I can see its nearly impossible to do shortish contracts in the USA, because one needs a sponsor in the USA - its all very complicated to get a visa. It should be possible to simply invoice US companies from my UK company? But I have not found anyone to do it yet. Any input...

    Started by heinz, 30th April 2007 18:23
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  6. Asked to go Permie.....

    I know I know. I should turn it down flat. But.... how do you calculate what would be a good salary? I want to say "I earn £XXXX a day. So that's £XXXXX a year please" But I'm pretty sure they'll turn around and spout on about holiday, sick, pensions and other benefits. :)

    Started by DanTheMan, 27th April 2007 13:55
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  7. Newbie needs help

    Hi All, Firstly i apologise before hand for some of the dumb questions im about to ask. I have done a lot of reading but i still have some questions, i am expecting to get flamed but i hope i get some help too :help: Secondly a bit about myself. Im a network engineer with 2 yrs exp with a...

    Started by yamamma, 1st May 2007 01:53
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  8. Cool PayScheme+ - can someone spell it out pls?

    OK... PayScheme+ advertise on Contractor UK aswell as other well-known sites. If they are "dodgy" or "illegal" (from April) why are they being allwoed to advertise, surely this would be misleading contractors? Does anyone have any hard evidence that their scheme will be outlawed? By hard...

    Started by lamboman, 27th March 2007 09:07
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  9. Experienced Contractors needed

    A question for the more experienced contractors. When I started contracting, I was expecting that there will be a few fallow periods between contracts. I was fine with that, I thought that a month or two between jobs would provide perfect chill out time (Mrs Gonzo has a permie job so she is not...

    Started by Gonzo, 29th April 2007 09:36
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  10. Negotiating rate after role offered

    1. I've got a potential contract and at first the agent asked me for a daily rate. This was before I had any information on the role, if I get offered the role can I up the rate I stated then? 2. How are Hays at negotiating with B&C about contracts (IR35)? Cheers Folks

    Started by Diestl, 16th January 2007 07:15
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  11. For those who have left Giant..

    Hi I've got a question for those who have left Giant. I'm planning on this being my last month with Giant and using my own ltd from the 1st May. Obviously got to wait until the end of the month to submit my timesheet to Giant but would the best thing to do be to request my P45 after I've...

    Started by igraham73, 17th April 2007 10:02
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  12. Advice regarding negotiation

    Hi everyone A quick query about contract negotiation from a relative newbie if someone can help? I've seen two positions advertised; both look like they're for the same job but from different agencies. One is paying up to £350, the other unspecified. I sent my CV both. The agency with the...

    Started by Mr Pancamo, 25th April 2007 20:11
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  13. Phone line

    I am looking for a provider for a landline number which I can permanently divert to a mobile. Reason is because I think it appears better when it comes to advertising my new ltd company. I dont have a landline at home that I could use and my registered business address is my accountants so no...

    Started by DaveP, 24th April 2007 21:05
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  14. Contract Bank Account!!!

    Hi, I have been offered my first contract.I have recently set my own LTD but no bank account.Recently Royal Mail lost my Passport in transit and i don't have other relevant identity papers that i need to open a company business bank account? can you guys think of any bank who will take the copy of...

    Started by aj1977, 27th April 2007 16:11
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  15. Limited Company, Key points

    Hi guys, After investigating contracting options, i'm going for Limited Company and have understand following, plz do correct me if i'm wrong somewhere and answer my questions in the end. Many Thanks In order to go for Limited Company option i'll - setup a limited company with the help of...

    Started by farazfastian, 26th April 2007 09:48
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  16. Contract extension

    I have just had my contract extended by another three months and the agency said that they would send through a copy of the new contract. What they actually sent was titled 'Assignment Extension' and explicitly states ' for the services of Joe Bloggs'. I get the feeling that the agency I am...

    Started by PrinceNamor, 27th April 2007 07:43
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  17. Being asked to do work outside of scope of original contract

    Recently I've been asked to do work which in my view is outside the scope of my original contract -- ie, it doesn't come under the definition of the 'service' that I was asked to provide (though is vaguely related). I have a limited competency is this new work, but am by no means expert, and...

    Started by tommyrot, 24th April 2007 14:05
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  18. Is 13% mark up good or bad for an Agents margin?

    Is 13% mark up good or bad for an Agents margin?

    Started by senditback, 26th April 2007 17:41
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  19. Blacklists... but not agencies!

    Hi, Has anyone heard of, or even contemplated, a blacklist for end-clients? You know the sort - unethical, withholding payments, avoiding phone calls, that sort of thing? Regards, :)

    Started by robert_t, 27th April 2007 12:08
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  20. Nhs Hahaha

    If it is looks too expensive to be legit then it probably isn’t. http://www.computerworlduk.com/management/government-law/public-sector/news/index.cfm?newsid=2761 The old url switch. Only the most cunning of hackers would know that trick. The NHS should not be to blame for letting it get...

    Started by errorista, 26th April 2007 18:44
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