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cv roaster looking for advice
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...
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...
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...
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
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...
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
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.
Has anyone dealt with a company called
Appy Tech? This company offers a higher income with a mutual umbrella rather than a standard umbrella
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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)?
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...
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...
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....
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...
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?
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