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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 09:22
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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. Offer for first contract - few questions

    Hi all, I'm a Structural engineer (rather than IT which it seems most round here are), have been working perm for 4.5 years (all one company) and following 2 rounds of interview, have an offer for a contract job. All the signs are good, only thing is that what I thought was going to be a 6...

    Started by dl8860, 4th May 2017 12:09
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  2. Is the recruiter BS'ing?

    I'm taking the plunge into contracting, currently have 2.5+ years of the experience going full stack javascript (React/Node/Angular) in London. A recruiter today told me the contracting scene in London is drying up because of Brexit, I assumed with was just some BS to get me into some perm role...

    Started by lofty, 3rd May 2017 20:24
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  3. Is there a link for setting up a limited liability company?

    I've searched this forum to no avail. Maybe this should be a sticky? Please help. Thanks

    Started by Workethic, 19th April 2017 23:10
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  4. Dutch student in need for help (graduation assignment)

    Dear CUK members, My name is Glenn and I am a graduate student at the Fontys University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands. For my final graduation project, I am examining the different methods English entrepreneurs are using while recording their bookkeeping. The focus in this study is on...

    Started by GlennNL, 18th April 2017 09:00
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  5. Moved: s29 of Taxes Management Act 1970 - Next Steps 2012-13 Tax year

    Started by Dazza, 17th April 2017 07:29
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  6. ClearSky 150 exit fee after ignoring my request NOT to register me.

    ClearSky rang me for ID 03/04/2017 to complete the incorperation of the Ltd company name I paid them to register. I helped the caller from ClearSky find the email I had sent with my ID attached.(doing her job for her) I asked her if i would be able to make my company dormant as of imediate...

    Started by FULLNAME, 12th April 2017 11:09
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  7. Advice required: contract terminated due to poor performance / sexual harassment

    Hello, I am new here. I have been on a contract for about 8 weeks, I was sexually harassed (I actually believe it was actually sexual assault) and advised of this once I had been told my contract was being terminated due to my poor performance. I was then told I would be paid my notice but to...

    Started by Phoebe, 2nd April 2017 16:31
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  8. Newcomer with a real headache

    Hi there I don't want to give many details away over what I do, but the bulk of the work I do at the moment (probably too much, but trying to change this) is for one company, as a contractor (I have had to set up as a Ltd Company) working through a third-party. All too common. I currently fill...

    Started by Scoopster35, 27th March 2017 10:30
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  9. Hello all , and my first of hopefully not too many questions .

    Hi All . I'll try and keep this short and to the point . I'm a UK citizen and Spanish resident (21 years) . I've just started what's supposed to be a 6 month contract here in the UK . Obviously this will now make me a UK resident again . I signed a 6 month contract with a UK telecoms firm at...

    Started by Sammy Jankis, 28th March 2017 10:13
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  10. Question Question from a noobie pensioner

    Hi. I'm sure this will have been answered somewhere but my attempts at searching tend to just throw up stuff about pension contributions etc so here goes... I have recently been made redundant after a VERY long time at a single company. As I am over 50, I qualified to take my pension...

    Started by nefarious, 20th March 2017 14:59
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  11. Hello All - Need advice on career path

    Hi All, New to the forum and hope to get some helpful advice here. So basically i'm currently working for one of the top consulting firm in the uk and getting underpaid from my feelings. Now I've approached by a recruiting agency about a potential contracting offer for 6 months with a chance...

    Started by Ryukami, 22nd February 2017 14:13
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  12. Newbie needs a little tax help!

    Hi, I'm a newbie to this forum, and to contracting. I am about to start working as an independent contractor for a charity which promotes sport in schools. I will be expected to teach for about an hour per day in various schools for about 50 per gig. I will have to sign a contract with the...

    Started by dannym, 15th February 2017 14:33
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  13. How can I get permission to pm other members?

    Hi there, I'm a newbie and would like to be able to use the pm function, but get the message that I do not have permission. Please can this be set up for me? Thanks! V

    Started by VictoriaStone, 11th February 2017 23:54
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  14. Company Logos

    I'm brand new to contracting and have just formed my company. I have secured my first contract which is scheduled to start in a few weeks so just getting up to speed with everything. I'm familiarising myself with FreeAgent and in the Invoices section there is an opportunity to input your...

    Started by Shard1000, 13th February 2017 13:57
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  15. Help please!

    Hi Everyone! Just wanted some guidance on payment terms. I've heard some awful stories about waiting ages to be paid, I'm really worried about managing my cash flow! Anyone got any experience of this?

    Started by elliec1, 9th February 2017 15:35
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  16. Newbie numpty question

    Hello, complete newbie here. Can an I as an individual tender for a contract or do I need to be a 'company'? Thanks

    Started by Shaitani, 8th February 2017 10:13
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  17. Hello everyone

    Hello, newbie here. I have recently decided to go into work with my stepdad so I thought this would be a great place to get some help and tips. I have worked in technology for a little while so this will be a big change for me!

    Started by Abbyj, 8th February 2017 16:51
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  18. Hello (from a long term contractor)

    Just wanted to say Hello from a long term contractor. I think I'm up to about 20 years at this point. :) Is this the right place to ask general questions about settling EBT issues? Or is there a better place? Hello. And thanks in advance.

    Started by eventide, 1st February 2017 21:05
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  19. Coming Back to the UK

    I've been living and working in Algiers for the last couple of years. I'm planning to return to the UK later this year and will be all set fair to start work in the autumn. I will need to re-skill and have some money to fund this, the question is what courses and qualifications will give me the...

    Started by Dave Dervish, 31st January 2017 16:39
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  20. Hello

    Just thought I'd say hi, after posting a few thoughts about some things already. Been a software developer for ten years, contracting for the last year, looking for a new contract now to escape the public sector.

    Started by MrStu, 27th January 2017 21:56
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