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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 09:22
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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. 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 14:13
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  2. How can I get permission to pm other members?

    Hi there, I'm a newbie and would like to be able to use the pm function, but get the message that I do not have permission. Please can this be set up for me? Thanks! V

    Started by VictoriaStone, 11th February 2017 23:54
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  3. Company Logos

    I'm brand new to contracting and have just formed my company. I have secured my first contract which is scheduled to start in a few weeks so just getting up to speed with everything. I'm familiarising myself with FreeAgent and in the Invoices section there is an opportunity to input your...

    Started by Shard1000, 13th February 2017 13:57
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  4. Newbie needs a little tax help!

    Hi, I'm a newbie to this forum, and to contracting. I am about to start working as an independent contractor for a charity which promotes sport in schools. I will be expected to teach for about an hour per day in various schools for about 50 per gig. I will have to sign a contract with the...

    Started by dannym, 15th February 2017 14:33
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  5. Help please!

    Hi Everyone! Just wanted some guidance on payment terms. I've heard some awful stories about waiting ages to be paid, I'm really worried about managing my cash flow! Anyone got any experience of this?

    Started by elliec1, 9th February 2017 15:35
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  6. Newbie numpty question

    Hello, complete newbie here. Can an I as an individual tender for a contract or do I need to be a 'company'? Thanks

    Started by Shaitani, 8th February 2017 10:13
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  7. Hello everyone

    Hello, newbie here. I have recently decided to go into work with my stepdad so I thought this would be a great place to get some help and tips. I have worked in technology for a little while so this will be a big change for me!

    Started by Abbyj, 8th February 2017 16:51
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  8. Hello (from a long term contractor)

    Just wanted to say Hello from a long term contractor. I think I'm up to about 20 years at this point. :) Is this the right place to ask general questions about settling EBT issues? Or is there a better place? Hello. And thanks in advance.

    Started by eventide, 1st February 2017 21:05
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  9. Coming Back to the UK

    I've been living and working in Algiers for the last couple of years. I'm planning to return to the UK later this year and will be all set fair to start work in the autumn. I will need to re-skill and have some money to fund this, the question is what courses and qualifications will give me the...

    Started by Dave Dervish, 31st January 2017 16:39
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  10. Hello

    Just thought I'd say hi, after posting a few thoughts about some things already. Been a software developer for ten years, contracting for the last year, looking for a new contract now to escape the public sector.

    Started by MrStu, 27th January 2017 21:56
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  11. Hello all

    Quick first post to say hi to all - short time lurker, first time poster. Recently took VR from the last in a 21 year permie IT Programme/Project Mgmt career. I know, not the greatest time to look at contracting but I've got my redundancy to keep me going while I find the right role. ...

    Started by kh64, 24th January 2017 20:26
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  12. Moved: Taken the plunge - what next!!

    Started by LadyLen, 16th January 2017 18:37
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  13. Saying Hello

    Hi all cv roaster looking for advice

    Started by cvinbin, 13th December 2016 14:42
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  14. Hi...About to go contracting

    Hi all. Been reading this forum for a good while as I prepare to go contracting. Firstly, thanks for all the great info, especially things I might not have considered. I haven't resigned from permie job yet, but have had some good conversations with a recruitment consultant who's placed some...

    Started by DSF70, 2nd May 2016 22:50
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  15. Hello! New to forum and contracting

    Hi all, I've just been made redundant with a load of money so decided to jump into contracting with a ltd co. I've been lurking about here since early December when I started to think about contracting and have read a lot of advice. I think the main points I learned are ask my accountant...

    Started by cygnus, 8th January 2017 16:47
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  16. New from Sydney to London

    Hi all. I have been reading the threads and information elsewhere and was wondering if recruiters in addition to employers have gotten in trouble via the IR35 by hiring contractors who look and act like employees? I have recently moved here for a 2 year work visa and noticed all recruiters...

    Started by robot16, 9th December 2016 23:27
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  17. Back to Contracting ...

    Hi I am Raj. I enjoyed 7 years of successful contracting and then i got talked into a Perm role. Having done it for 2 years, I am eagerly looking forward to going back to what is obviously a better way of life!!! What did I miss ??? :happy

    Started by British Raj, 9th December 2016 16:44
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  18. Greetings to all

    Hello everyone. The main site has been a great source of how-to guides in small words. Thank you. I thought it would be time to join the forum. I finished my first contract in August 2016. I am currently struggling to get my next gig (insert rant about agencies here). Other than that, I am hoping...

    Started by Nayab, 7th December 2016 14:38
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  19. New To Forum

    Hi, My name is Matt and just joined the forum, I'm currently in full time employment and am looking to become a contractor in the next 12 months. A question I've got has anyone ever done contracting at the weekend only, if so how have you gone about finding work. Thanks in advance

    Started by MattK, 4th December 2016 21:05
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  20. Hello

    Hi All, Thought I would say hello, been lurking around for a while reading the articles for First Timers among other articles as I will be looking to take on a contract come new year so just trying to get my head around it all. Regards, bpp

    Started by Bitpartplayer, 29th November 2016 13:21
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