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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Moved: Legal advice for newbie

    Started by Gomez, 27th January 2015 11:39
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  10. Hello and Good evening!

    Good Evening all, Just thought I'd make a quick introduction. I'm Adam, currently in the Armed Forces but due to leave later on this year and am currently seriously considering entering the world of Contracting. Many things are currently pushing me towards the idea, such as the variety of...

    Started by Adam R, 26th January 2015 18:12
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  11. Hello, I'm desperately in need of help :(

    Hello everyone, When I started working in the UK I was offered a normal permanent contract which I agreed on. After a couple of months, the company started recruiting contractors that created their own limited companies and started earning their daily rates. As it turns out, we all work for the...

    Started by Panrico, 20th January 2015 15:02
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  12. Clearance Worth? Perm-Contractor Advice

    Hi All,

    Started by tillytalker, 17th January 2015 22:23
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  13. Need to decide and hand notice in today

    Hi, Have just been approached by my old company to come back to them on a contract basis. Now this is something I have been wanting to do for a long time but had a plan to do this at the end of next year once I had got a bit of savings behind me. All very exciting but im very nervous as well,...

    Started by MrHanky, 23rd December 2014 12:20
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  14. Just saying hello

    Hi there Just thought I'd pop up and say hi. Newbie based in Scotland (user name kinda gives that away). Only been contracting since Sept and just been given my 1st extention. Got to say I love it. Nice folk, works a bit bleh but got not to worry about all the politics and he said she said kind...

    Started by Fifer72, 22nd December 2014 14:05
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  15. Lightbulb Advice and Experiences

    Hi all Hope every one is well. I have been a software engineer for a number of years now within a permanent role. But recently I have been told by a few friends(some contractors themselves) and family to turn to contracting. So I contacted an employment agency to ask for some advice and he...

    Started by Harvey, 14th December 2014 16:23
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  16. Hi

    Hi Ladies and Gents, First of all my thanks to the people who created this platform for contractors to share and seek information. I'm relatively new to contracting with just over two years of experience after being an employee for 10 years. I have used an Umbrella company so far and I am...

    Started by Sven, 11th December 2014 20:37
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  17. Hello + question

    Hi All, While looking for a .NET developer role (contract) role I was trying to compare effectiveness of publishing profiles on sites such as JobServe and Monster. One of the results was thread on this forum so I started reading Ö and I came to conclusion that this is a good place for my...

    Started by usernet, 11th December 2014 12:29
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  18. Noobie saying Hi

    As the title says, a noobie here saying hi :happy Been contracting since 2007 so not new to contracting, just new to the forum. Some great info on here so thanks to all who pulled it together :hug:

    Started by Whorty, 5th December 2014 12:34
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  19. Newbie posting about Contracting

    Hi all, Not sure where to post this, but as this is the welcome area and the others look daunting, I thought i'd ask here. After 20+ years working for a big corporation in the UK, I'm seriously considering going it alone into the contract market. I'm still trying to decide whether to focus on...

    Started by sp33dy, 9th December 2014 09:14
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  20. Hello!

    Hi all! I'm a permie that's pondering the chance of going contracting and found the forums. They've provided a TON of useful info so far, so I'd like to thank you all for taking the time to put it all together. I do have a question but it's none of the usual ones. Mine's this: what is it about...

    Started by Mattski, 30th November 2014 18:40
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