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  1. 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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  2. 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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  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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    eek
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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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    7th December 2016 09:26 Go to last post
  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. The view from the other side

    Bike couriers launch legal fight over workers' rights - BBC News

    Started by DaveB, 22nd April 2016 07:41
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  2. When your agency sends your contract is it usually signed?

    Just wondering what you guys experience is with contracts being signed..should the contract be signed prior to you signing it? As it could be changed without you knowing and they haven't signed it and you have...thoughts?

    Started by Dougie800, 20th April 2016 08:00
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  3. LBG Job cuts announced

    Not clear if its investment banking but it explains why they are not hiring many contractors recently! Lloyds To Axe Hundreds Of Jobs In Latest Cull

    Started by uk contractor, 21st April 2016 07:42
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    21st April 2016 10:16 Go to last post
  4. Implications of not joining a contract?

    Can someone tell me - if someone signs up for a contract with an agency but then decide he/she does not want it now I.e. Decline before starting. Can they do it? If yes what are the implications especially financially? Regards

    Started by metallica, 19th April 2016 22:04
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  5. Drawing up a Will company details etc

    I need to sort out a Last Will & Testament, is it more complicated since owner of company etc? Did a search but nothing came back. Cheers qh

    Started by quackhandle, 20th April 2016 11:10
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  6. Interim Role vs BAU Role (disguised as a permie)?

    Hi all, Where is the line drawn between an Interim Role and a BAU role (disguised as a permie)? Interested... Thanks, Untouchable1

    Started by Untouchable1, 19th April 2016 14:01
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    19th April 2016 19:23 Go to last post
  7. Question Tax Considerations for Netherlands Contract under UK Limited Company

    I have been offered a contract in the Netherlands and I understand I could work in one of the following ways: Under my own BV (Netherlands limited company). Under my UK limited company. Via a payroll company. Part payment to my BV or UK limited company and part payment (200) from the payroll...

    Started by Neo, 7th April 2016 01:38
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    dividend tax, limited company, netherlands uk tax, salary, tax planning
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    19th April 2016 18:03 Go to last post
  8. Agents doing us over on market rates

    From a different "confessions" article: Confessions of an Agent | How to steal a Contractor's Job | UK Contractors I Contracting News & Advice Idiots. It's in their interests for market rates to be high to maintain decent commissions.

    Started by LondonManc, 18th April 2016 10:22
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    19th April 2016 11:03 Go to last post
  9. Acceptable number of previous contracts over a set period

    Following on from a discussion I've recently had with a recruiter, what's the general consensus of opinion on what could be considered an acceptable number of contracts over say a 1, 2 or 5 year period? I understand that this will vary by discipline (such as project management, business analyst,...

    Started by ShandyDrinker, 14th April 2016 17:23
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  10. Agency Politics....

    Right so I applied for a role roughly 2 months ago now and only within the last 2 weeks have secured the role (I think). Apparently the rate I applied for was reduced due to budget restraints and I was informed of this before interview - really don't trust the agency so not sure if they...

    Started by Dougie800, 15th April 2016 06:13
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  11. Moved: Contractor hater at the work place

    Started by Abraham, 16th April 2016 08:37
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  12. Fired and escorted out because I did not accept to be paid less than hours worked

    Hi, I am new here and also new in contracting. Today, I had an experience from hell. I was terminated, because I have worked 8.8 days and close to pay day the agency came up with the rule to only pay 0.5 or 1.0 days. The time sheet asks for decimals of 1.0! They first asked client if they...

    Started by Homhom, 14th April 2016 20:41
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  13. Moving into Programming from derivatives ops

    I'm looking to move into programming from a 16 year derivates operations background contracting in settlements, static data etc. My question is what programming skills are most in demand where i can use my derivatives background ? I was thinking of starting with SQL, then move to c# and python....

    Started by giggs, 15th April 2016 12:38
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  14. Negotiating agency commission

    Hi all I have been in a new role for 6 months. In my position, I get to access all the financials for the project, so it's openly known what my recruiter is making from me. The current rate is 16% which I feel is too high. I am now being offered a 6 month extension and I really want the...

    Started by avgjoe, 14th April 2016 19:01
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  15. Time off for baby

    Hello Everyone, I have been contracting for quite a few years and never had any gaps in my employment. My wife is due in 6 months. I have just signed an extension for 5.5 months in my current role, they know the situation hence the 5.5 months and the project will come to a natural end then...

    Started by 2bFrank, 11th April 2016 14:41
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  16. time to get referenced/cleared at a bank

    ok - I apologise in advance as this is a 'how long is a piece of string' question. I've been offered a good contract at morgan stanley - everything looks really good about it - role/people/work (yes I'm aware of the cost cutting issues with MS and also IB in general, cost cutting etc). Worry...

    Started by slogger, 14th April 2016 08:15
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  17. Leaving contract midway

    A newbie posting and hope you can help. I jumped into contracting last year after being a perm for years. After finishing my contract I was on bench and looking for the next role. I had two opportunities in line - a contract with someone whom I worked before (role 1) and a perm role (role 2). ...

    Started by konsultant, 7th April 2016 15:26
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  18. contract negotiation

    Hi, I wonder if some experienced contractors can give some advice on contract pay negotiation :tongue I was a IT contractor from 2006/2009 but gave up to do the 'start a family' thing. Started contracted again last year (at the same place - a very large Military/Aerospace company) Had...

    Started by domainer, 27th March 2016 11:17
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  19. Which contract needs to be reviewd for IR35?

    Hi, If the agency is involved then which contract needs to be reviewed? The one b/w client and my agency or the one b/w myself and my agency? I believe in the event of an HMRC inquiry, they can look at both contracts (one between myself and my agency and the one between the agency and the...

    Started by sdyson31, 11th April 2016 12:14
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    13th April 2016 19:55 Go to last post
  20. Risk Annoying Agent and Client By Delaying Start Due to Contract Review?

    The agency has drawn up a contract for a gig to start which In currently having reviewed by an IR35 specialist. I received the contract on Wednesday which they want signed ASAP to enable me to be "set up on the pay system" in time for next week. Sent contract for review on Thursday and...

    Started by ziggystardust, 10th April 2016 12:50
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    contract advice, contract change, contract postponement, ir35, payment terms
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    13th April 2016 10:12 Go to last post

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