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  1. 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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  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: Webinar: Advanced CV Strategies for the 2017 market

    Still using the same old CV you have for years? Is it in line with current thinking on personal branding? Is it optimised for recruitment technology? Are you using value propositions and case studies? Join The CV & Interview Advisors; international speakers (recently on BBC radio) and...

    Started by administrator, 22nd March 2017 08:46
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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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  1. Bankruptcy

    Ive had enough of BN66 and am desperate to terminate my liability. I hate my job and am thinking of giving it up anyway. Apparently bankruptcy will terminate my exposure to HMRC and my spousal maintenance. And my pension cannot be touched. I have no savings and almost no equity in the house -...

    Started by BrilloPad, 5th May 2014 18:52
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  2. Contract Role - Online Assessments

    I have been applying for new contract roles whilst I did not know if my current role would be extended and have been progressing a particular role. The client via the agency has asked me to undertake some online logic reasoning and personality assessments before progressing to interview. I have...

    Started by kaiser78, 20th November 2015 16:23
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  3. Agency tie-in 6Months need advice

    Hi Someone I know is currently working for a company through an agency and there contract end next week ( idk if it will get renewed and they dont know either) but the company is hiring direct and she is top pick for the job. But the agency has a tie-in clause so the client is unable to hire her...

    Started by benlittle, 20th November 2015 12:53
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  4. Supplier Project Agreement / Can a foreign company be a party

    I have a potential contract offer in the UK and I am thinking of whether to setup a limited company or choose an umbrella company. Key objective is to maximize the take home. However, another idea came to my mind of making a non-UK company as my umbrella company and a party to contract with the...

    Started by ammark, 21st November 2015 17:01
    foreign contract dubai
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  5. Ever refused to carry out tasks not originally agreed when you started your contract?

    I'm currently 4 months into a 6 month contract as a Senior PMO Analyst. Although my contract schedule was vague to say the least (something this very well known financial client refused to change, or should I say the agency I got the gig through) what I came in to do and took the contract for, I...

    Started by ziggystardust, 12th November 2015 19:08
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  6. Belgium contract 6 month - UK LTD + LIMOSA

    Hi CUK experts - I've got an interesting role in Belgium; I've read the related threads - looking for clarification, specifically the scope in regard to a six (6) month role (I'll tackle the 183-rule + local/SS taxes at a later date via umbrella/Belgian ltd., given extension). FACTS: 1. I...

    Started by HPsauce, 19th November 2015 19:37
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    Boo
    20th November 2015 13:58 Go to last post
  7. SEIS - Has anyone invested this way?

    https://www.crowdcube.com/pg/seis-tax-relief-42#video I've been looking at some ways to reduce tax and for investing. I've seen SEIS, VCT and EIS but have not explored in detail. Does anyone have any experience or stories to share?

    Started by MarillionFan, 20th November 2015 09:46
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  8. Anyone else suffering from a holiday lull?

    I started looking for a new contract couple of weeks ago and had about 8-9 opportunities straight away where I was put forward. But other than one interview and couple of non-sense replies about job filled internally etc I haven't heard back on any others for last 2 weeks (now into third week) - I...

    Started by coe123, 2nd September 2015 13:52
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    Bee
    20th November 2015 09:35 Go to last post
  9. Calls from dissolved agencies?

    Hi Guys, I have been contracting in the past 5 years, and about 2 years ago I started checking the agencies contacting me on Companies House/Companycheck. Originally I was only checking their finances to avoid those who would have me as one of their two contractors. I was shocked how many of...

    Started by wogewwabbit, 19th August 2015 16:50
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  10. Short term assignment for additional contractor

    I'm working on a project where I've been given a small budget for 8 man days of work for an additional contractor, to speed up the project. Contractor would work from home doing some of the "mundane" work which I would outsource to him. He is not required to be on site so end client doesn't have...

    Started by ContractorBanking, 19th November 2015 16:31
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  11. General idea in contracting

    Hi, Being new in this domain as well as in UK, I am wondering what's people point of view when it comes to pay tax. I guess few of you go over quickly the 1st threshold of dividends tax advantage (~30k). Wondering what is your strategy above that? Keep the money in the company or simply accept...

    Started by bobmorane, 19th November 2015 14:12
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  12. What a result!

    I would just like to inform that I started my new contracting job today :cool: After 3 months of hard searching I finally hit the jackpot. I am absolutely delighted with the contract: good money (550pd!!!), close to home, interesting work - it ticks all the right boxes. :D The reason for my...

    Started by joy division, 16th November 2015 18:27
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  13. Worthwhile/cheap certifications

    Trend seems to be "Pay for our training course first and then we'll let you pay to do the exam". Not with my money. Never been a huge fan of certifications in the past.... BUT possible time on the bench pending so might as well do something useful. Don't mind paying for exams/books but...

    Started by psychocandy, 12th November 2015 09:08
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  14. Invenio Recruitment

    Has anyone worked for these? Any comments? Pay frequency? Contract friendly usual drill please. TIA

    Started by Boney M, 18th November 2015 21:26
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  15. possible to set up a company in Oz and grant yourself a 457 visa?

    Unfortunately I've just turned 31 and unable to apply for a 417 visa. I wish i applied for a working visa when i was there 5 months ago! Hoping to work and live in Melbourne for 3-12 months as a IT contractor. There are lots of opportunities with the software i have nearly 10 years of being an...

    Started by adamsimsy, 17th November 2015 19:40
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  16. How is the contracting world in the UK ?

    Hi folks, As I might be relocate in UK (London) in the next few months , I wish I could have some feedbacks about the market statut in the ETL/DWH/BI especially in PLSQL/ODI/OBIEE with 5+ years experience. I currently work in Paris as a Contractor (Ltd company) through agency so I decided to...

    Started by Clement, 16th November 2015 22:43
    business intelligence, foreign, limited
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  17. Missing invoice deadline

    In a nutshell, for a number of reasons, I missed agent's month end. Now they won't pay me until November 21; 8 weeks away. I don't think this is acceptable - anything I can do?

    Started by Gumbo Robot, 5th October 2015 15:44
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  18. Getting back into Contracting after Extended Leave

    Hi Everyone, I'm after some advice and words of wisdom (yeah I know this is CUK!) from my fellow Contractors. Out of the game so-to-speak for 5yrs now (had a baby) & I'm looking finding something in the New Year. The little one is now at school FT & I've had more than my fair share of a...

    Started by LadyChatterley, 12th November 2015 12:36
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  19. Contract review Fail

    Given the market conditions I've had no choice but to proceed with this (normally I'd have walked away). Received a copy of the contract for a new gig, it's an odd one, not like any I've seen before and I had concerns. I've had it reviewed by Qdos who raised the following points. (Skip to the...

    Started by Dark Black, 13th November 2015 14:20
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  20. Cater Allen - Terminated account 60 days notice

    Has this happened to anyone else? I have been banking with Cater Allen for 5-6 years and my account has always had a very healthy surplus, all of a sudden I have received a letter stating that they are terminating my account and they don't have to tell me why. :tantrum::tantrum::tantrum::tantrum: I...

    Started by Harrysp, 5th December 2013 21:52
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    12th November 2015 21:14 Go to last post

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