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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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    7th December 2016 10:26 Go to last post
  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. 6-12 months contract - Expenses - Miles - Hours travel

    Hi Guys, I am evaluating if start as a contractor. I have an offer of 6-12 months contract as Control Engineer. About the hours I will spend every day to reach this company, do I need to claim those or not?and about the miles? Thanks in advance.

    Started by MikeBaco, 26th June 2016 19:33
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    26th June 2016 19:53 Go to last post
  2. Back on the Bench

    Its been just under a month since I started my new contract in the City and all was going well when I got called into a meeting room with another contractor for a chat with the manager. We were both expecting it to be just another catch up meeting, when they dropped the bomb on us. "Sorry but...

    Started by CloudWalker, 11th June 2016 16:58
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    26th June 2016 10:46 Go to last post
  3. Changing Share Allocation between shareholders

    Hi All Can you help I currently split the company shares 65/35 me and my wife. I want to alter the split to 88/12. I can't figure out which form I should fill in. Can anyone help please?

    Started by happydays, 22nd June 2016 20:47
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    24th June 2016 14:50 Go to last post
  4. Euros and VAT

    Hi all, Quick question, does anyone know how to charge for VAT when being paid in Euros? Is it a somple conversion or are there any quirks? Thanks in advance

    Started by cablarnshowntone, 23rd June 2016 14:13
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    24th June 2016 14:43 Go to last post
  5. Invoice against project milestones...

    Possible new gig but just trying to get a review on the contract (it's gone to QDOS for their quick turnaround service as been asked to start next week). Under payments it states: "Invoices to be submitted against project milestones..." Not come across this before, seems a bit odd as I'd...

    Started by quackhandle, 17th June 2016 16:21
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    24th June 2016 08:47 Go to last post
  6. Working inside IR35

    Hi all, newcomer to this so looking for some business advice. I just started my second gig this week. First gig went fine, client happy, but I was going via umbrella. With this one I was hoping to make the switch to Ltd. - I had an accountant lined up, the contract was reviewed for IR35, and...

    Started by lacan, 9th June 2016 17:20
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  7. Secured job interview but

    3h before I was due to attend they ask if they can move it to the next day? I say fine but the next morning they phone and say the position has gone as they interviewed someone yesterday :mad

    Started by CloudWalker, 16th June 2016 16:58
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    21st June 2016 08:53 Go to last post
  8. Pre interview essay screening

    I've been applying for many jobs now and i've noticed a weird trend where the agent says before I can put you forward for the roll the end client wants me to write a 500 word essay about why I think i'm good for the roll and a 1000 word report showing technical problems and how you over come them....

    Started by CloudWalker, 14th June 2016 08:37
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    21st June 2016 07:45 Go to last post
  9. Pierce Benson Agency ???

    Hi Does anyone have experience of a recruitment agency called Pierce Benson Ltd? Thanks

    Started by Goodnight, 16th June 2016 20:01
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    20th June 2016 13:11 Go to last post
  10. Hostile Environment Day Rate Adjustment

    Hi all, I've been contracting for a year for some people I used to work as an FTE for a few years back. They've asked if I'd be willing to provide some tuition abroad in a country that is considered "semi hostile". I've worked in these environments before for them so I have no problems...

    Started by LJD, 13th June 2016 11:10
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    19th June 2016 14:16 Go to last post
  11. Direct Projects into Public Sector (Sort of)

    Hi, I am currently in the design phase of a product that could allow individual contractors to identify / arrange Public Sector roles directly and contract via us. The idea would be that PSec clients could award contracts under a compliant procured framework and contractors would be able to...

    Started by Andy Hallett, 17th June 2016 07:45
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    17th June 2016 16:01 Go to last post
  12. Notice period again

    I have a 6 month IT Services contract with the agency. The Client terminated after 6 weeks back filling my role with permanent employee as the contract was "too critical" I negotiated 2 weeks notice during the termination interview and worked this with approved time sheets. The contract has...

    Started by davidjm, 16th June 2016 10:17
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  13. Morgan McKinley - Job Seekers up; jobs Down

    Interesting market update albeit not contractor-specific

    Started by Cirrus, 17th June 2016 06:33
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    17th June 2016 07:41 Go to last post
  14. capita resourcing notice period question

    Hi All, I am going to be engaging in a new contract and capita resourcing is the agency essentially. I am just looking over the contract and there doesn't seem to be a noticed period specified which would mean they can terminate me but i can't terminate them. One of the ways i can terminate...

    Started by jelly55, 13th June 2016 17:41
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    14th June 2016 16:16 Go to last post
  15. New to contracting - how often do they get cancelled?

    Hey All, Got an offer for a contract role (my first contract) and apparently it will take some time till the checks are completed, I am given the contract, hand in my notice and then do my notice period (being permie now). As you may (or may not) understand am both excited and scared. How...

    Started by ChrisFromGreece, 13th June 2016 21:57
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  16. Client co's tulip chair

    A couple of months ago I had a back injury which coupled by client co's tulip 60's chair is giving me grief. 7 hrs a day on this thing is ridiculous. Do I A) Buy a decent Herman Miller chair and bring it into client co's office and look like I get paid too much to the annoyance of the permie's....

    Started by vadhert, 10th June 2016 14:07
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  17. Agency foot-dragging about issuing contract

    Hello everyone I have recently been offered work which starts next week, due to it been short notice for the job they have over the past week been foot-dragging in giving me a contract. I suspect they might be using an old agency tactic to get me on the job before I have had a chance to review...

    Started by BlackCountryContractor, 10th June 2016 05:19
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  18. Regd Contract renewal - Opinions please!

    Now then, the current contract ends on 31st of July. The client manager wants me on for at least another year for a new project that begins in October, however the HR at the clientco are a bit funny. :rolleyes: Their policy states that no contractor should work for longer than 9 months in any...

    Started by FatLazyContractor, 12th June 2016 10:17
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  19. Types of contracts

    Hello, I operate as a Limited Company but have been contracting for the same business for the past 2 years. Now this is coming to an end and I was approached about another opportunity. I had a Skype chat with the CEO of a business that turns over hundreds of millions a year and I can sense...

    Started by MmmmDonuts, 11th June 2016 12:20
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    13th June 2016 10:08 Go to last post
  20. Lightbulb Self employed - contracting

    For the guys who are contracting or for the guys who are working through a LTD COMPANY through an agency what roughly are your expenses which you put through to claim back? How often are expenses claimed back? How often is vat claimed back?

    Started by dranzer01, 12th June 2016 20:03
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