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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. Is my posting approved?

    Hi, I am new here and wanted to know if I will receive a email when my posting has been approved by a moderator? How will I know that it is been approved or not? Thanks! :smile

    Started by AdamWet, 24th June 2017 16:20
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  2. Hello all - Straight into the deep end

    Just wanted to introduce myself. I am new to the world of contracting (but not contracts) and recognise that I have much to learn. The information some of the frequent posters have made available on the ContractorUK site and these forums have been enormously helpful in beginning my journey, so I...

    Started by Inv, 7th June 2017 19:27
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  3. Messages

    I am new here. How can I see if anyone has messaged me? TIA -Paul-

    Started by PaulWhite, 12th June 2017 10:56
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  4. Question Advice sought for contracting from perm job with 3 month notice

    Hi All I'm currently in a perm IT Management role with a 3 month notice period and am considering contracting but see the major hurdle I see (apart from being offered a contract) is my 3 month notice period as pretty sure clients/agencies are always pretty much after someone who can start within...

    Started by googyflip, 4th June 2017 20:30
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  5. Talking got first contract! and problem with Qdos order

    Applied for it last Monday, was told I was successful on Thursday without an Interview and contract received and signed yesterday! :happy It's public sector, inside IR35 and initially for 2 months but not really worrying about those just now. I'm just relieved to get a contract. I had already...

    Started by cygnus, 3rd June 2017 16:03
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  6. New to this

    But looking forward to having a say

    Started by IMHO, 1st June 2017 15:47
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  7. Intro

    Been reading the forum for a few years but have just registered so that I can post/contribute. Recently taken the move from perm to contracting after a sixteen year perm position. I can imagine the comments, quite a leap etc. but I'd been thinking about it for years and had built up a decent war...

    Started by fatJock, 23rd May 2017 12:24
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  8. Paying Salary

    Hi, My first contract starting soon so have a very simple question as a the only director and employee I have setup a Business account for my limited company and also a Business savings account. My intention was to pay my salary into the Business savings account and then withdraw when required from...

    Started by Brazilian, 17th May 2017 14:51
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  9. PAYE to Direct contract

    Hello... i'm currently PAYE with a company in the city. it has been discussed about the possibility of me going free lance and then working for 2 days a week for the company. this would be a direct contract with no agency's etc. The company are decent people and already have a couple of...

    Started by Cid, 11th May 2017 08:41
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  10. Offer for first contract - few questions

    Hi all, I'm a Structural engineer (rather than IT which it seems most round here are), have been working perm for 4.5 years (all one company) and following 2 rounds of interview, have an offer for a contract job. All the signs are good, only thing is that what I thought was going to be a 6...

    Started by dl8860, 4th May 2017 12:09
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  11. Is the recruiter BS'ing?

    I'm taking the plunge into contracting, currently have 2.5+ years of the experience going full stack javascript (React/Node/Angular) in London. A recruiter today told me the contracting scene in London is drying up because of Brexit, I assumed with was just some BS to get me into some perm role...

    Started by lofty, 3rd May 2017 20:24
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  12. Is there a link for setting up a limited liability company?

    I've searched this forum to no avail. Maybe this should be a sticky? Please help. Thanks

    Started by Workethic, 19th April 2017 23:10
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  13. Dutch student in need for help (graduation assignment)

    Dear CUK members, My name is Glenn and I am a graduate student at the Fontys University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands. For my final graduation project, I am examining the different methods English entrepreneurs are using while recording their bookkeeping. The focus in this study is on...

    Started by GlennNL, 18th April 2017 09:00
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  14. Moved: s29 of Taxes Management Act 1970 - Next Steps 2012-13 Tax year

    Started by Dazza, 17th April 2017 07:29
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  15. ClearSky 150 exit fee after ignoring my request NOT to register me.

    ClearSky rang me for ID 03/04/2017 to complete the incorperation of the Ltd company name I paid them to register. I helped the caller from ClearSky find the email I had sent with my ID attached.(doing her job for her) I asked her if i would be able to make my company dormant as of imediate...

    Started by FULLNAME, 12th April 2017 11:09
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  16. Advice required: contract terminated due to poor performance / sexual harassment

    Hello, I am new here. I have been on a contract for about 8 weeks, I was sexually harassed (I actually believe it was actually sexual assault) and advised of this once I had been told my contract was being terminated due to my poor performance. I was then told I would be paid my notice but to...

    Started by Phoebe, 2nd April 2017 16:31
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  17. Newcomer with a real headache

    Hi there I don't want to give many details away over what I do, but the bulk of the work I do at the moment (probably too much, but trying to change this) is for one company, as a contractor (I have had to set up as a Ltd Company) working through a third-party. All too common. I currently fill...

    Started by Scoopster35, 27th March 2017 10:30
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  18. Hello all , and my first of hopefully not too many questions .

    Hi All . I'll try and keep this short and to the point . I'm a UK citizen and Spanish resident (21 years) . I've just started what's supposed to be a 6 month contract here in the UK . Obviously this will now make me a UK resident again . I signed a 6 month contract with a UK telecoms firm at...

    Started by Sammy Jankis, 28th March 2017 10:13
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  19. Question Question from a noobie pensioner

    Hi. I'm sure this will have been answered somewhere but my attempts at searching tend to just throw up stuff about pension contributions etc so here goes... I have recently been made redundant after a VERY long time at a single company. As I am over 50, I qualified to take my pension...

    Started by nefarious, 20th March 2017 13:59
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  20. Hello All - Need advice on career path

    Hi All, New to the forum and hope to get some helpful advice here. So basically i'm currently working for one of the top consulting firm in the uk and getting underpaid from my feelings. Now I've approached by a recruiting agency about a potential contracting offer for 6 months with a chance...

    Started by Ryukami, 22nd February 2017 13:13
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