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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. Sole trader and IR35

    Hi there, I'm relatively new to contracting but am still very unclear on the rules governing how long you can work for a company as a contractor: my basic understanding is it all relates to exactly how a contractor works with their client, so I thought I'd spell out mine. I originally cold...

    Started by Seve, 23rd March 2015 15:59
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  2. Umberella companys

    Could any body help with my rights I've worked for umberella company for 5 years on same job and site some of my co workers have been taken on the books by the company not the umberella company I now have to do same job has them for less money plus more hours is that legal

    Started by Rate11, 16th March 2015 16:30
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  3. Wants to move into contracting

    Hi All, I have been in permanent employment for past 8 years and want to move in to contracting. I am a software developer on Microsoft stack (C#, WCF, Silvelight, WPF, EF, NHIBERNATE) and some SQL Server BI experience. Ideally want to do contracting in Finance. What I have observed is that...

    Started by syeda, 24th February 2015 05:42
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    13th March 2015 12:33 Go to last post
  4. Back in the saddle....

    Had a few ups and downs over the last 15 months, but I am now back in the groove on a decent day rate - hello again!

    Started by kettlebellBA, 12th March 2015 14:06
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  5. Difficult second album

    Hi, I made the jump from perm to contracting last year and have managed to get two extensions in my current role (get me eh!). Now though I'm getting rather frustrated on the project that I'm working (client co cannot sort out their contracts with 3rd party suppliers meaning my streams are largely...

    Started by gigahoe, 12th March 2015 09:05
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    12th March 2015 10:49 Go to last post
  6. Had a break in contract, need a mortgage

    I am currently in a contract, have been contracting for lat 5 years. However, I had taken a 10 month break form March 2014 to Jan 2015. Any suggestion as to who could give me a mortgage in my case? My husband has been contracting without a break for over 2 years.

    Started by ranmis, 8th March 2015 15:58
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  7. Agency Refusing to Pay Me After Leaving Contract with No Notice & No Signed Timesheet

    Due to serious and sudden personal health problems I was forced to leave a 6 month contract 1 week into starting with no notice, which was regrettable but I explained to the agency that I would be unable to continue working for the client and competently complete the work. I sent an email to...

    Started by ziggystardust, 9th March 2015 09:48
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  8. Experience or Certs?

    Just curious as to everyone's views here, as everyone seems to have their own opinion. Obviously a balance of both would be preferred but what's more significant these days when transitioning over to contracting - perm experience or certifications? Do you believe certifications still have a big...

    Started by tillytalker, 17th January 2015 22:07
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  9. Step by step move from Perm to Contracting

    Hi I'm moving into the contract market for the first time but am currently employed in a permanent position. In what order to I start out? Do I setup a limited company, get insurance sorted etc first and then start looking for a contract, and then say bye to my current employer?

    Started by tim564, 8th March 2015 19:46
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    9th March 2015 11:38 Go to last post
  10. Setting up a Ltd company - help please

    Hello, I'm sick of taking home far less than I should via an umbrella so thinking of going Ltd and have a couple of questions that I'm sure you folks will be able to help with: 1. To have a clean start I want to start as a Ltd to tie in with the new tax year in April. I was told that if I...

    Started by Mug27, 2nd February 2015 08:40
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  11. Advice re contracting

    Good Afternoon Guys, I hope this is the correct forum for this question and I assume that you guys are the right people to ask... I've worked in IT for 14 years, never had a problem finding a job or progressing my career, however I'm beginning to think about leaving full time employment and...

    Started by Jon1, 25th February 2015 11:22
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    2nd March 2015 09:49 Go to last post
  12. Perm/Contractor which job is easier to get?

    Sorry if this is a newbish question - I have been looking on jobserve, I fancy contract work over perm work, mostly due to higher pay. Are contract jobs, much more difficult to get than perms? Also, for contract work, what is the usual process? Is it: Submit cv from jobserve, Phone...

    Started by jim1980, 25th February 2015 07:04
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  13. Smile Ahoy!

    Hi all, Very new to the whole contracting thing. Been reading the website and it looks great! Loads of information. Just a quick question: I'm really excited by the idea of contracting. I used to work for a managed services consultancy and after a few months quickly started being put on...

    Started by Sam3773, 9th February 2015 19:20
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    23rd February 2015 21:19 Go to last post
  14. Take the plunge?

    So after working in consulting for around 7 years with as a perm with a salary that averages at around 80k including bonus, Iíve decided to take the plunge into contracting to chase the £ however have some reservations. Career wise I think Iíve hit a plateau, Iíve got a unreasonable sales target...

    Started by monks123, 18th February 2015 13:01
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  15. Am I marketable?

    Good afternoon gents(and ladies...), I've been a permy now for some 8 years, having gone through about 5 or 6 different roles in that time, predominantly technical... however through change of company structure and attractive salaries I find myself in an operations management position. This has...

    Started by strobe84, 18th February 2015 15:41
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  16. Anyone know the link to the closed forum 'pimps'

    It used to name people out there to avoid during your contracting career

    Started by miskeljo, 19th February 2015 06:03
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  17. A few noobie questions

    Hi All, I am thinking about moving from a consultancy role I do (perm employed), to possibly going into Contracting. I see it as a similar thing in that I work with Clients for the duration of a project (few months) before moving onto the next. The difference being that I get to be my own boss....

    Started by bretterick, 2nd February 2015 17:19
    contract advice, ir35, starting out, umbrella company
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  18. New to contracting/locum

    Hi folks I was wondering if I may get a general overview of contracting, as I am seriously considering it. What are the pro's and con's etc. how do I get paid and which agencies are best? I am a newly qualified doctor, and I have been given advise, however I would like some alternative...

    Started by Newcontractor2015, 30th January 2015 19:24
    advice, contracting, locum, locums, payment
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  19. Smile Contracting methods

    Hi I would like to know if a contractor can contract via PAYE but on a day rate. so same principles as a ltd contractor i.e day rate no holidays etc but only that the company who hires pays the vat tax and ni. also whats the differenmce between sole trader and ltd company please? thanks

    Started by ash7, 28th January 2015 09:15
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    28th January 2015 12:14 Go to last post
  20. Moved: Legal advice for newbie

    Started by Gomez, 27th January 2015 11:39
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    27th January 2015 11:47 Go to last post

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