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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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
    hi!
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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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
    monitor agency cap, nhs
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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. First Timer Question

    Hi - I'm considering accepting a first contractor role but also have a permanent offer to consider. I know If I choose the contractor option I will need to consider IR35 and get an accountant but does anyone have an idea as to roughly how much I would get after tax deductions on £1000 a week? ...

    Started by Bouffant, 11th September 2016 16:19
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  16. First Timer Experience

    Hi Everyone, I took the leap from perm to contract 3 months ago, and thought I would put down my experience to help and hopefully encourage others who are thinking of doing the same! I work in mainly IT 3rd line teams, project engineer, BAU and stuff like that . Firstly I wish I had saved...

    Started by bigthumper, 1st September 2016 09:44
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  17. Help in a nutshell

    Hey all, first time here. So, I have been a perm employee all my life, and now have an opportunity to do contract instead, and become self employed. I would be contracted for a single company, and essentially invoice them once a month for a fixed amount (salary like) and any incurred expenses. ...

    Started by spottedh, 28th August 2016 13:54
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  18. About to Jump

    Hi, In recent weeks my world of being a 'Permie' has been turned upside down by an offer to go IT Contracting in Belgium and I am now at my first major crossroads. The idea of contracting has always appealed to me and although I wasn't actively looking, the feeling to 'change path' was...

    Started by Beat, 24th August 2016 08:21
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  19. Morning All...

    Hi Everyone, Having recently been made redundant from my permie position of 16 years I've now thought the time is right to move into the contracting arena. If I don't do it now, probably never will... I have actually just completed my 1st contract where a client contacted me directly via...

    Started by IL Cattivo, 23rd August 2016 08:25
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  20. Presentation and a couple of questions

    Hello, this is my first post here, my name is Enrico and I would like to ask a couple of questions because I have some doubts about contracting environment in London. I have bachelor and master degree in Computer Engineering (if it matters) and 2.5 years working experience in IT (1 and half...

    Started by edge7, 20th August 2016 19:52
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