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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. How near to end date should I start applying foor new contracts?

    Hi After years of indecission, I've finally decided to make the jump from permie to contract and have handed in my notice. As I'm on 7 weeks notice, I'm not sure if its worth applying for new contracts now or wait until I have 2/3 weeks to go. If I do start applying now, should I state my...

    Started by Iain, 17th August 2010 09:50
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  2. This ratings business

    How is it that someone has rated a post of mine, but it is grey - not red or green as normal? How do I see someone else's rating?

    Started by MaryPoppins, 14th September 2010 14:09
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  3. Bad credit rating, but just got a fantastic long term contract

    Hi Everyone I'm a first time contractor and need some advice. I've just secured a very attractive long term contract with an established company and I've been told to setup a limited company for payment. The problem is that I'm one of the people you've been reading about who've been...

    Started by Tribesman, 13th September 2010 21:29
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  4. Notifications:1

    I've only just noticed this on my menu bar at the top. It's been there since July. :o Mods didn't we used to get some popup each time we logged in?

    Started by moorfield, 10th September 2010 14:03
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  5. Getting organised - new contractor

    Hello, am new here and just getting started with contracting. Have a few questions, would appreciate any thoughts: 1. How do you organise all the paperwork? Can anyone recommend a way to file letters, HMRC forms, expenses, receipts, etc that works for them? Also, what method of organising...

    Started by n103, 4th July 2010 23:05
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  6. So, where do I go to set my custom title?

    Is it in the profile settings somewhere?

    Started by d000hg, 4th September 2010 14:46
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  7. Setting up a Ltd Company

    Hi I have just secured my first contract and I am presently going through the process of setting up a Ltd Company which I need for next week. If I had a criminal record, would this stop me from setting up a Ltd Company or registering for VAT??? Thx MCN

    Started by MayContainNuts, 8th September 2010 18:47
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  8. Renewal of Contract

    Hi, I've been on a contract with the same firm for almost 2 yrs in a couple of weeks times, I've been on a 3 months contracts rolling with the same company. But I'll like to know what are the implications of staying with the same company after 2 yrs? and will it be okay for me to renew my...

    Started by BabyGirl_1, 9th September 2010 11:54
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  9. Hello

    Hello everyone First time post and looking for some advice please. I'm trying to return to contracting after being out of IT for three years, last contract was back in 2007 and before that I contracted for two years following a move from permie. Apart from technology has anything changed...

    Started by Sooty, 26th August 2010 21:53
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  10. How long.....

    ......is it before you're trusted enough to be able to post on this forum without your posts being checked over first? Really fustrating!!! <mod> after 6 posts </mod> ....and when can I be given access to modify my profile?? No idea why i dont have access as yet....suppose it stops me writing...

    Started by brocky, 29th July 2010 12:23
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  11. Hello

    I'm Aman and I'm a telecommunications contractor (voice, data, image, wireline, wireless, satelllite, submarine, two cups and a length of string, anything). I'm a generalist by choice because I enjoy the variety and have worked in various sectors around the UK and accross Europe. Some may say a...

    Started by Aman, 19th August 2010 07:27
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  12. Car mileage killing me

    Hi guys this is my first post be gentle I have been PAYE past 30 years but recently got a 3 months tempory posting as a service engineer My problem is I'm using an umbrella company. I had to buy a car to get the job. I,m only getting 11.50 an hour but I,m driving over 500 miles a week to...

    Started by Doubleduck, 19th July 2010 23:41
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  13. Negative people when starting up!

    I am keen to move into contracting by the end of the year. The project at my current permanent job is coming to an end and it just feels like the right time for me to move into contracting. Did anybody else find their family/friends who were negative about moving into contracting when you were...

    Started by meraff, 31st July 2010 09:11
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  14. Good beginners books?

    Hi, I am in the process of wanting to move into contracting within the next 6 months and have been looking for some bedtime/on the train reading. Can anybody recommend any good reads to prepare me for the future? Not looking for any specific areas, just the whole picture. Any advice is very...

    Started by meraff, 23rd May 2010 18:46
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  15. Maternity SMP

    Hi, I am contracting through Brookson using umbrella and can't find any information as to whether I am entitled to SMP, can anyone help? :rolleyes:

    Started by Wenders, 26th July 2010 09:50
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  16. Hi all

    Hi all, I just joined and am looking forward to contributing to discussions. Right now I have a bit of a career related issue so that was my primary reason for joining. Thanks

    Started by wellred, 24th July 2010 13:59
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  17. IR35 and Ltd Companies - Newbie Advice

    Hi all I've been searching round the archives for info on this but have been unsucessful so hoped that someone could help with a query. I'm just about to get into contracting, having worked permie all my life. As a newbie to this arena I've spoken to a number of colleagues who have set up...

    Started by Stressman, 22nd July 2010 07:29
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  18. How quickly should we be expected to respond to contract offers?

    Any thoughts on an acceptable period of time to get back to an employer after a contract position has been offered? What are the standard (and indeed max and min) lead times that experienced contractors have come across? In my example I'm expecting an answer back from the client today...

    Started by Joxer, 23rd July 2010 08:50
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  19. Exclamation Am I bound to my agencies PSL of payroll companies?!

    I'm 3 days in on a 6 month temporary contract and decided last night that I'd like to work through the Ltd Company option as I have done previously. I really liked the company, their customer service, expenses system, speedy email replies etc I gave the Umbrella company my agencies details last...

    Started by Tatu, 30th June 2010 12:39
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  20. Moving from Perm to Temp

    Hi all.. my first post! :happy I am currently in a perm role and ready to take the plunge and dive into a contracting gig. Working in IT Support for just over 3 years I have experience with OS and Server technology, troublsehooting hardware/software network issues. Troubleshooting connectivity...

    Started by MadBallz, 19th July 2010 19:25
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