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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...

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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. New to this Forum

    Hi all I joined today and I am new to this forum. Looking forward to sharing and talking with you all. Have a great day. Sam Disht

    Started by SamDisht, 21st July 2017 07:32
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  7. A1 Portable Document

    Ive had my LTD company since 2011 and in the past have had no issues obtaining my A1 for work in Europe but now the HMRC are saying i do not meet the criteria to get one and its seriously hampering me getting any more contracts in Europe. Is there any companies who specialise in this area? ...

    Started by graham1969, 12th July 2017 08:07
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  8. New to this

    But looking forward to having a say

    Started by IMHO, 1st June 2017 15:47
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  9. Is going contracting a good move for me?

    Hey guys, I have been a perm Business Analyst for 7 years now across different sectors. No kids (yet), wife in full time job, small mortgage. Currently I am on 45K in Edinburgh, got offered 400 p/day for initial contact of 9 months. I am not going to lie, I am sh*ting my pants a bit cause it...

    Started by Nesako, 5th July 2017 09:41
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  10. Newbie looking for help :/

    So I'm looking into venturing into the world of self employment and am required to set up a LTD company. Currently in the process of making a company name at Companies House. But it asks for shares. Quantity and value. What do I put for this? It may be obvious to most but it has me baffled. Also...

    Started by Bo6600, 3rd July 2017 18:02
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  11. Moved: NHS multiple sites

    Started by Deccca, 1st July 2017 08:04
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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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