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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. Saying Hello

    Hi all cv roaster looking for advice

    Started by cvinbin, 13th December 2016 13:42
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  2. 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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  3. 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 15:47
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  4. 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 22:27
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  5. 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 15:44
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  6. 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 13:38
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  7. 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 20:05
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  8. 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 12:21
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  9. Mutual Umbrella

    Hi Has anyone dealt with a company called Appy Tech? This company offers a higher income with a mutual umbrella rather than a standard umbrella

    Started by blackpink, 2nd November 2016 21:21
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  10. New Job for Foreign Company but based in the UK. Help!!

    Hi all, I am wondering if anybody could help me. I have always worked for companies based in the UK, who have paid me in the usual manner, I give them my bank details, they send me a payslip and the money appears in my account, with Tax and NI etc already being worked out. I have just been...

    Started by brodystevenson, 28th November 2016 13:29
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  11. Hi

    Just thought I'd say hello :) I've been a contractor on my first contract for a couple of years now and someone here mentioned that they found this place useful for advice and stuff, so I finally got round to signing up. I live in northern England (don't want to say much more than that, you...

    Started by RonBW, 26th November 2016 22:50
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  12. starting IT contractor :)

    Hi everyone, I'd like to start as contractor next year and I'm trying to get as much information as possible before to start :) I hope in your help! I have just few questions: - do I need of an accountant if I think to earn less than 50k per year? - what I have to do exaclty before to start...

    Started by acuk, 21st October 2016 22:42
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  13. Lightbulb New Veteran

    Hi all, I am new to this forum although I have dipped in to read stuff over the years. I was a career permie for a very long time and in that time employed many contractors but now I have defected. I left my permie role a few years back and have been doing a lot of consulting work through...

    Started by Freud, 19th October 2016 09:09
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  14. State of the market

    Hi All, I'm an ex-Contractor thinking about returning to the market. Long story short, I contracted either side of Y2K, then took a permie job due to family commitments, young kids growing up and so on (oh and IR35). That lasted 15 years or so. However I'm at a crossroads due to redundancy. I'm...

    Started by HairyRoadie, 11th October 2016 17:42
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  15. Monitor agency caps (NHS)

    Hi, newbie here, search didn't bring up anything on the topic of Monitor agency caps. Anyone else running into these/wants to discuss/moan/point and laugh at agencies who want someone who can walk on water, in London, for £170/day (by the time they've taken their cut off the cap rate)? For...

    Started by caffiend, 11th October 2016 13:58
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  16. Hi! Question from non-UK resident working for a UK company

    Some further questions in post #7 Hi guys! I've just registered and thought that this forum may be a best bet for some of my questions. First, let me introduce myself and give you some background of my situation. I'm a web/software developer from Poland who recently got hired on a permanent...

    Started by witmann, 2nd July 2016 05:01
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  17. First contract, problem with communication.

    Hi Everyone, Iím new here and I need any advices for my situation. Iím person with profound hearing loss so I wear hearing aids. Iíve uploaded my CV into various jobs portals. I have 2 letters of references. I sent about 100 CV. A some of them sent me interesting offers but pleased contact...

    Started by pauluk, 2nd October 2016 20:38
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  18. Smile Permie > Contractor

    Hello All, Names Daniel. Not DanielSQL... Just Daniel. Another member thought it would be funny to register to this forum using my name. Not impressed Anyway I've been sucking on the teet of various employers for a little over ten years now. Managing and developing bespoke legal systems....

    Started by DanielSQL, 12th June 2015 06:53
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  19. is VAT included in IT contractor rates + company name

    Hi, I'm new here obviously, about to move from a permanent role to contracting (IT in Banking), and now would like to ask a probably very very stupid question. When you agree on a certain rate. Does it mean that already include the VAT you are about to charge your client (and hence practically...

    Started by fem, 23rd September 2016 22:53
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  20. Latest Contractor

    Hey all Say hello to the latest contractor! BOOM! Handed in my notice and can't wait to get started. Looks like my permie notice will end this time in December. Have many folk managed to secure contracts so close to Xmas or is it more likely to be the new year? Cheers

    Started by chrisaxe21, 19th September 2016 15:37
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