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    Default Potential Contract work abroad. Help in logistics

    Hello there,

    I may have a potential contract in a European country (currency Euros) for 6-12 months.

    I have previously always been in full-time employment so contracting is new.

    The client says their rates are negotiable and I was thinking of charging £600+ to take into account rent and other expenses of moving to a new city temporarily.

    Could anyone please advice me or share resources on what to keep in mind when contracting abroad?

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    The taxation issues of the country you want to work in for a start. Germany has some very stringent rules.

    More research from your end is required.
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    If you mention the country you will get more help.

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    Looking at your posting history I think you need to sack off foreign gigs until you've got a few normal under your belt and have a grasp on the basics.

    Gigs in Europe can be complex for contractors that know what they are doing.
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    Thank you for the advice

    The country is Ireland and the maximum the customer can pay is 500 Euros a day.

    Post tax in my current role I earn £40,000 and have a mortgage to pay so I want to ensure it covers that + any costs abroad in such a country.

    I agree with the sentiment that it is wiser to work in the UK first as a contractor so am also trying to do that.

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    Reams and reams on information about contracting in Ireland on here and google.

    Use the google search method to search for posts on this topic. Type the following in to google.

    ireland site:forums.contractoruk.com

    We don't have a clue how much you need to live, what savings you have, what rates you will be working on. You are gonna have to get down and crunch the numbers yourself. Or better still with an accountant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesFuller View Post
    Thank you for the advice

    The country is Ireland and the maximum the customer can pay is 500 Euros a day.

    Post tax in my current role I earn £40,000 and have a mortgage to pay so I want to ensure it covers that + any costs abroad in such a country.

    I agree with the sentiment that it is wiser to work in the UK first as a contractor so am also trying to do that.
    That's ok for Dublin and if it is Dublin it's brolly time and nowhere to live! Accom. is hard to find. Very hard and expensive, my one room grief-hole here in Dublin costs more than my 4-bed detached back home. One room in Dublin City Centre flatshare is 1600/2000 Euro, if you can get one.

    Getting the role and pulling in the coin is the easy part believe me......

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    Thank you again

    This role is in Cork and apparently the rent is cheaper there?

    The customer says they can only go up to 450 Euros (just over £400).

    I don't know if this is enough to cover my living costs in Cork (Rent, £30 a week on food, maybe £20 a month gym, commute costs) + my living costs in the UK which is about £2,000 a month.

    I know I can do the job and working in another country for a while sounds nice but I am having a hard time calculating whether this would work financially if I accept the rate above (£400).

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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesFuller View Post
    Thank you again

    This role is in Cork and apparently the rent is cheaper there?

    The customer says they can only go up to 450 Euros (just over £400).

    I don't know if this is enough to cover my living costs in Cork (Rent, £30 a week on food, maybe £20 a month gym, commute costs) + my living costs in the UK which is about £2,000 a month.

    I know I can do the job and working in another country for a while sounds nice but I am having a hard time calculating whether this would work financially if I accept the rate above (£400).
    Getting to Cork is the issue then, there is an airport, not much of one tho. So it's train or car from Dubs, train isn't cheap and car here, well, let's just say you have to be an enthusiast, anyhing over 2ltr or so is 1200-1800 a year road tax. And there are road tolls too.

    Nothing is cheap in Ireland, bit cheaper out of Dublin but basically it's high tax, high costs. the Lemsip factor is 10 sachets for 7.60 Euro, double UK prices....

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