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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: CUK Netiquette: A guide for newbies

    Welcome to CUK! :wave: If you have been lurking around CUK (and if you haven't I would recommend a glance in the professional forums AND General) you might have noticed one or two of the regular become a tad tetchy (or from your point of view, rude) over some of the threads that newbies have...

    Started by cojak, 3rd March 2010 08:22
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Searching CUK Forums

    You can give it a go using the Search in the website, but don't expect much. Google is your friend for this. Just add "site:forums.contractoruk.com" at the end of your search terms, and it will only look on here. To specify a particular forum add...

    Started by cojak, 6th August 2010 07:36
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  1. End new contract

    I am new to contracting. Last week I started a new contract role but I would like to resign /end the contract. Travelling to the workplace is too much for me, it takes too long and I cannot keep up with it. When I attended the interview the journey was shorter but travelling during rush hours takes...

    Started by Db407, Yesterday 08:25
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  2. Another hello!

    Hello, I hope everyone is well! I'll admit to being a 'lurker' on this forum and have now plucked up the courage to join. I'm not new to contracting, have done so for around 10 years, but definitely appreciate perspective from peers and etc. I'm especially keen to talk to those who have and...

    Started by MrsChewbacca, 19th October 2017 21:35
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  3. Advice required: Can I sue for harassment suffered from client's employee

    Hello, I am an IT consultant contracting via my Limited Company. I got a 6 months contract with company A 6 weeks into the contract, company A employee (who is not my line manager) begins to harass me, behaving condescendingly towards me, this becomes traumatic and I make a formal complaint via...

    Started by philly, 18th October 2017 21:34
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  4. HELLO! :) Entering the Contacting world. Please kindly help with a few questions

    Hello all, I am leaving the perm world and entering a contracting world soon. Have given my perm company a resignation date and exploring contracting opportunities where I have 2 offers. 1) What do I need to set-up in advance of agreeing a contract? 2) How can I make the most money from...

    Started by JamesFuller, 17th October 2017 21:25
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  5. Hello Everyone

    New to here

    Started by erika, 4th October 2017 10:26
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  6. Another newbie saying hello

    Hi, I've been reading CUK for a while but now have a question to post so thought I had better register and introduce myself. I guess I'm a "pretirement" contractor. I was a wage slave for thirty odd years, in IT in the pharmaceutical industry, took redundancy at age 50 and worked for a Big Four...

    Started by SteveGrr, 30th September 2017 08:36
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  7. Driver - Ltd Co

    Hi all. New class 1 driver here. Can I use a limited company to get a better pay / expenses? Thanks!

    Started by NewToContracting1975, 26th September 2017 21:05
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  8. Advice CT603 and CT600

    Hi I need some advice on behalf of a friend. Company is almost dissolved but they have received a ct603 form notice to file the company tax return company hasn't traded for over 6 months. They have indicated there is no funds to pay the CT. (Didn't go into detail why). Do they need to submit the...

    Started by 1234, 24th September 2017 15:45
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  9. Hello and what order to do things.

    Hello I am 'the wife' and will run the business side of stuff if my husband takes the leap from perm to contracting. I've researched and chosen most products etc we'll need, but I'm not sure what order and when to buy / kick them off. As of last night he's started putting his CV out, and plans...

    Started by JenniM42, 15th September 2017 06:40
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  10. New to Contracting

    Hi All, New to the contracting game. Huge changes at my perm role forced me to look for a new job and decided to apply for a few contracting positions as well as perm. Had a phone interview and was told I would be going up against 2 experienced contractors with 2 going through to face to face...

    Started by ctm, 16th September 2017 08:52
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  11. Talking You've worked where?

    Hey everyone, Im looking at making the move to contracting, however my employment history lacks any bluechips / recognisable names. I worked for 15 years for a small business and then spent the last 4 years at a Certificate Authority with a world-wide presence, but who's name is not well known,...

    Started by Wannabe, 8th September 2017 16:27
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  12. First contract question

    Hi, I'm a stay at home dad and I've been programming a raspberry PI for fun. I seem to have an aptitude for this. My other half suggested I become a software developer and work from home on a freelance basis. What would be the steps to get there from my starting point.

    Started by tonythepony, 4th September 2017 11:01
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  13. Smile Hello and intro

    Evening all. So, I appreciate this must have asked before so sorry to waste anyone time. Essentially, I'm a doctor now doing full time locum and has my own ltd company. Want to be as tax efficient as I can be and the more I look around it the less I understand it. Anyone know of a good "medical"...

    Started by thekidslocum, 3rd September 2017 18:24
    accountant, company, doctor, locum, manchester
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  14. Arrow The pull of contracting

    Evening, I'm not sure what it is about contracting, but the idea of doing it keeps dragging me back. The possibility of more money is great, but there's something about the freedom I love the idea of. A technical gun for hire, so to speak. So about 2 and a half years go, I read a bit and...

    Started by Sam3773, 4th September 2017 21:38
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  15. Looking for Contractor jobs with Visa sponsorship - IT Proj Manager/Senior BA

    Hello All, I'm new to this forum, not sure whether this is the right section to post this. I'm an IT Project Manager and Senior Business Analyst with over 11 years of experience looking for Contractor jobs with Visa sponsorship. Currently I'm holding Tier-2 ICT Short Term visa. Any...

    Started by jaya, 22nd August 2017 17:44
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  16. new here on the forum and to this contract world

    Just posting to say hello and introduce myself. I'm a new IT contractor in London, will start Monday on my first contract, after many years of perm roles. Happy to be here and take advantage of this community's knowledge, hopefully I can get confident in the coming months and help other noobs....

    Started by easybenjamins, 2nd August 2017 15:33
    introduction, new contract
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  17. New to the forum (and contracting)

    Hey guys. New to the forum, my names Chris and I am looking to start contracting in the next few months, currently a permie of almost 5 years at current workplace and looking to make the jump to contracting! Any advice, tips any kind of help on getting my first contract would be appreciated....

    Started by codedaddy, 30th July 2017 20:37
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  18. Short Intro Just To Say Hi

    Hi All, I've been given my formal notice of voluntary redundancy, and currently working my 3 month notice and finish at the end of October. To be honest I always wanted to enter the contracting world but I did not want to leave my permanent job without a pay off. I am single and no one...

    Started by Saffie8511, 6th August 2017 17:50
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  19. 100k to go perm or 550 p/d.

    Long time lurker on this forum, incredibly useful site, now have a question of my own. I work in banking in a specialism that is in demand. I have been at my gig for 12 months and am considering going perm. I have never had an issue with finding contracts, this is my 3rd, and I have a...

    Started by Bobmcbob, 2nd July 2017 13:04
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  20. Just another newbie saying hello

    Hi, New to the forum, have been contracting since 2002. I have posted in the business/contracts thread just waiting now to see if my post is approved and if i get any responses. :smokin cheers in advance. T

    Started by Tangopa, 30th July 2017 14:16
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