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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Agencies

    Hi, Just wondering how people here go about dealing with agencies and the jobs posted on the boards by the agencies. Do you ever contact them or just apply via the boards. Cheers

    Started by Harvy, 9th August 2016 15:15
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  13. hello newbie here

    newbie here can anyone recommend good agencies for a first timer ?

    Started by rugbeater, 5th August 2016 12:22
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  14. Have been put on company website

    Hello, a first timer here:) I have recently taken on a 6 month contract with a firm in business development. I work 2 days a week. Recently they put me up on their website with my picture as a sales person. I am not comfortable with this as I feel this makes me look part of the company, a...

    Started by Pipp, 4th August 2016 07:38
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  15. Planning Ahead

    Good Afternoon Just popping past to say hello. I've been a lurker for a while and thought I'd register. I'm currently planning towards setting up a little one man band consultancy on my area of tech so I've been reading all the first timer posts and all the information that I've been able to...

    Started by Burns, 6th July 2016 13:02
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  16. Hello!

    Hi, Just wanted to introduce myself (and try very hard not to break any advertising rules!) I have worked as an accountant specialising in the contractor sector for 4 years and have just returned from an 18 month break. So I have joined to get myself up to date with often quick changing...

    Started by Tim at Bright Sky, 1st July 2016 10:25
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  17. Hey peeps

    Hi All:smokin

    Started by Inbetweenjobs, 27th June 2016 14:22
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  18. Newbie here....is Is there a section for non-IT contractors?

    Hi After searching, I thought I may as well ask the question...Are there any non-IT contractors on here and is any part of the forum dedicated to these? Also, does anyone know a good link or site that gives realistic estimates of contractor day rates equivalent to a given permie rate? W.E.

    Started by Workethic, 19th June 2016 22:16
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  19. New on here but don't have permission to edit profile and image etc?

    Anybody know why that is? Thanks

    Started by AMS Accountants, 14th May 2016 11:16
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  20. Just joined...

    Hey All, I am Chris, just joined the forum, and wanted to say hi. Have been in the UK for 12 years now, working in London for the past 10 years. I am a currently a Lead Architect (Java stack) / Agile Coach in a Tier-1 IB and thinking that it's about time I tried contracting. I have...

    Started by ChrisFromGreece, 10th June 2016 16:57
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