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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Compliance Checks (prior to offer being formally made)

    I've recently had my first interview for a contracting role. The interview went well and feedback from the interviewer to the recruiter was positive (but a formal offer has yet to be made as I understand there may be one more candidate to interview). As the interviewer is on leave for a few days...

    Started by Joxer, 18th July 2010 11:56
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  11. Newbie: Agents asking about other interviews

    In trying to secure my first contract, I have been asked by several agents so far what other clients I am seeing / what interviews I have lined up. Why do they ask this and how should I answer? Thanks.

    Started by bf2, 21st May 2010 05:43
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  12. Employment Reference on job contracting

    Hi, I have just started doing contracting, i tied up with an umbrella company for billing. Neither the umbrella company nor the client have sent the contract employment on a formal template. Client have just sent out the contract details(joining date,Rate,Project details) on the mail. No...

    Started by bhuva, 28th June 2010 17:39
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  13. Skills Change

    Hi All, I'm new here (which will probably become obvious soon enough!) so go easy on me :smile First for some background on my position; I'm currently permanently employed and have been for the last 10 years with the same company, I've been thinking about making the move to contracting for...

    Started by PaulTill2508, 14th July 2010 20:21
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  14. Morning

    Morning all, New to this site and just wanted to introduce myself. I have been a permie for over 15 years and thought that now might be a good time to self-employed. Have first contract lined up, so all systems go! SCCMist.

    Started by SCCMist, 1st July 2010 07:19
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  15. Afternoon

    Afternoon, I've been working for a few weeks now as a contractor under and umbrella following a job opportunity which I couldn't turn down the day after I finished uni. Still all a bit new but I found this place from my brolly co. today so thought I'd get involved. Having said that I've been...

    Started by Joe90, 6th July 2010 12:59
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  16. Another addition to the board

    Hi folks, Basically I joined this board because I've been screwed over by an agent (that makes twice now) and wanted to better protect myself in future. But enough about that. I work as a Freelance Creative Developer: a web developer with an eye for design. I recently resumed freelancing...

    Started by legendarydrew, 2nd July 2010 13:09
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  17. Solution architect career question

    I am a solution architect with good experience of SOA, data architecture and master data management. I have been trying to secure my first contract, and now I have this question: is my skillset really suited for a contracting career? The vast majority of contractors I have come across are...

    Started by bf2, 3rd July 2010 11:09
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  18. hello

    Well I thought I better be polite and say hello here. Its a new account as its about 7 years since I last posted here. Mind you nothing else seems to have changed although some post counts look slightly higher.

    Started by eek, 29th June 2010 13:59
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  19. Smile My Self Introduction

    Hello This is Gareth Jones, just joined the forum... I am working as manager at <mod> a retailer of radiators <\mod> Hope to have great time here Regards,

    Started by garethjones10, 25th June 2010 10:31
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  20. Hello everyone

    I'm new to this forum. I'm new to running a company also, and so I'm trying to learn as much as I can. I just wanted to say please be patient with me, and thanks a million for a brilliant website. Thanks, Houba

    Started by houba, 22nd June 2010 19:58
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