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Financial and legal issues affecting IT contractor companies, including IR35.

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  3. Debates on tax, IR35, T&S and the impending zombie apocalypse.

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  4. To discuss the changes to PS contracts that are due later this year.

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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Share Investment, Discussion & Tips

    I guess a few of us on here have a more than casual interest in the stock market, I have a few quid in the banks as I still think they are massively undervalued long term, but I like what I am hearing from US Oil & Gas PLC (USOP), not openly traded as they are on GXG but a solid investment recently...

    Started by SimonMac, 11th July 2012 15:18
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Why you need a written contract

    Would never have agreed to half payment; full payment or court action. OP, you might want to watch this. qh

    Started by quackhandle, 1st June 2018 15:04
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    4th June 2018 14:46 Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Accountant recommendation threads inc local requests

    Updated 23 June 2016 - This got out of date so am doing a bit of rehash. I've added any new ones, taken off some that seem to have disappeared and given a nod to some of the Accountants that are actively giving good advice on the forums but don't seem to have been recommended by posters. Updated...

    Started by northernladuk, 16th August 2011 20:59
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: DIY Pensions Advice for a Limited Company!

    Hello, This is my first post - so be kind please!!! Has anyone here used an online pension manager, like Nutmeg, for a private pension? By this I mean contributing funds straight from a ltd company tax free? I've met two Independent Financial Advisors who manage pensions for ltd...

    Started by lumalist, 20th February 2017 20:54
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    advice, pensions
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    25th May 2018 10:04 Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: The 24 Month Rule in a nutshell

    How many more times.... a) It's about the journey, not the client and not why you are there b) Go to the known (or anticipated) end date of your current gig. c) Count back 24 months by the calendar. d) If between those two dates you have spent less than 40% of your time at that...

    Started by malvolio, 14th January 2014 14:58
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    22nd May 2018 13:25 Go to last post
  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: Contracting in Belgium - A Short Guide to Tax and Social Security

    Introduction OK so it's not so short any more. This information has been compiled based on experience, and expert advice. In response to the numerous emails and PMs I get concerning the fluid and uncertain environment for working in Belgium, I have tried to summarise the issues and pitfalls,...

    Started by nodric, 17th November 2009 12:33
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    belgium, umbrella company, umbrella recommendations
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    16th May 2018 17:14 Go to last post
  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: Loans from EBTs and other Trusts

    Welcome to the Loans thread. To date loan arrangements have been discussed in many threads on CUK, regularly appearing in the BN66 thread diluting that thread and losing the concentration of information to those associated only with loans and not with S58 FA2008. Its time that loans had its own...

    Started by Emigre, 21st January 2011 14:42
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    16th March 2018 09:15 Go to last post
  8. Sticky Thread Sticky: Working In Europe - A Brief Guide

    I can use my UK Personal Service Company when working overseas. Whilst it is possible, in most European Countries it is inadvisable, as the use of a UK Personal Service Company does not offer the benefits that the company would enjoy for UK Assignments. There are many issues to consider,...

    Started by Sue at IPAYE, 1st December 2017 12:28
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    6th December 2017 10:36 Go to last post
  9. Sticky Thread Sticky: Basic advice when running your own Contractor business

    Here is a place for those 101's that people seem to forget/not know. Try and make the title easily searchable. This thread is stuff that we have learned over the years. But we expect people using this forum to do their own due dilligence - we point them in the right direction, it's for them...

    Started by cojak, 20th January 2013 10:32
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  1. Exclamation QDOS has sold up shop

    Letter from them today Next up - 'Drop in service from QDOS'...

    Started by PerfectStorm, Today 12:13
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  2. Moneyboxapp

    Hi All I have never really been interested in investing money in stocks/shares etc. I had a family member who lost a ton of money and almost his wife and house in the process. Ever since I found out about that I have always been wary of getting into it. But that was a long time ago and I have...

    Started by wparkar, Today 13:04
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  3. Original papers have to be checked in person by agency

    What is this nonsense? I always used post office verification and that was good enough to get my mortgage, get security cleared and get most of my contracts. They now want me to travel 120 miles so they can see my passport and an original utility bill, which will take 2 seconds for them (How can...

    Started by Eirikur, 13th June 2018 14:55
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  4. Mortgage Advice - First Time Buyer (shall I use Broadbench?)

    Hi Guys, I am currently looking at buying my first house. I am a contractor with 2 years of contracting (12 months per contract) and have just received a new 12 month contract. Whilst shopping around I ended up being contacted by a company called Broadbench. They have so far made all the right...

    Started by GasmanLS7, 7th March 2018 13:36
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  5. Smile Is convicted ex accountant Darren Upton practicing?

    See comment at end of article :smokin Most limited company contractors to end up within IR35 rules | Business intelligence for recruitment and resourcing professionals "This is absolute rubbish! If a contractor has obtained professional opinion (from people who actually know what they're...

    Started by ZARDOZ, 11th May 2016 22:42
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  6. Cool Tax relief on permanent employment which is far from home?

    Greetings all. If I was to contract for a particular client far from my home, (250 miles away) requiring accomodation and travel each week, then my Ltd company could expense this (subject to conditions). But what if I was offered a permanent position at the company, still working several days...

    Started by forumuser, 17th June 2018 15:01
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    expenses, permanant, travel
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  7. Child maintenance

    Hi, Looking for a bit of advice. A random girl from over a year ago recently contacted me saying she had a baby and that it is mine. This is yet to be proven true, however I was wondering how I would stand in this situation financially? My salary is currently the standard £702 per month /...

    Started by CoderSaturn, 16th June 2018 18:25
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  8. Cool Are you outside IR35 if you already pay full NI and tax?

    Regardless of your contract - If your Ltd makes 100k a year - Your expenses are 10k a year, paid by your Ltd - And you draw the remaining salary of 90k a year, paying the corresponding NI and income tax due Are you less of an interest for ir35 investigation? Or is it more about your contract...

    Started by forumuser, 17th June 2018 21:58
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  9. Non payment - but in possession of client equipment.

    A client has taken it upon themselves to not to pay me for a day of work that I've invoiced for. The scenario was that their own client chose to decline my service (not due to poor workmanship or negligence) only 15 minutes into the working day. Based on the fact, I still expect to receive payment...

    Started by Mr Panda, 16th June 2018 12:36
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  10. Income splitting with spouse as Director

    Hello everyone, been through the forums but not finding much on the scenario I'm looking into. Want to setup a Limited Company and split shares 50/50 with my wife. As she doesn't work and to make use of her allowance I want to make her a Director and pay us both a nominal salary (£8k each). The...

    Started by parklife, 16th June 2018 17:38
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    17th June 2018 23:32 Go to last post
  11. US Citizen contracting in UK

    Can anyone point me in the direction of any previous threads relating to tax obligations of a US citizen contracting in the UK? I've had a quick scan and can find a whole bunch on Europe but nothing on the US. Failing this, a newb here is on £300 per day (new contractor, first ltd) and is a US...

    Started by Invisiblehand, 14th July 2017 13:18
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    17th June 2018 10:46 Go to last post
  12. Do I charge VAT on remote working for USA client?

    I had a read on the UK gov website and I'm still in the dark. Any advice is welcomed.

    Started by KentDogWalker, 16th June 2018 07:58
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    16th June 2018 19:06 Go to last post
  13. starting a ltd company with bad credit

    hi all. I have just been offered a new contract which is quite a lot more pay than the last two so looking at starting a ltd company. The issue is that I have a poor credit rating. Obviously this will effect applying for a business account, but just wondering if there's anything out there that I...

    Started by alext, 15th June 2018 20:02
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  14. Valuing shares in Ltd company

    How do I work out full market value of shares in my company? It has been around for > 10 yrs, has retained profit and existing clients. I'm investigating alloting some new shares, but understand they would need to be purchased at 'full market value' by the person concerned.

    Started by starstruck, 15th June 2018 09:33
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  15. Pensions Regulator - auto enrollment - compliance letter

    I'd like to ask for some advice My ltd company contracted from mid 16 through a less sucessful period from May 17 through to closure in early 2018. I'm currently on a FTC to Mar 19 and if I return to proper contracting, it would probably be via an umbrella for 'less hassle'. I read some...

    Started by GDL, 13th June 2018 16:18
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  16. Accountant Recommendation

    Hi, I'm looking for an accountant and was hoping for recommendations. I have done some research already and looked at and spoken briefly to:- - Gorilla Accounting (Adam Scholes) - saw a thread about their marketing which wasn't positive - Fox Bartfield (Darren Upton) - can't see any reviews...

    Started by Sum007, 14th June 2018 11:34
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  17. Employer pension contribution after company year end

    Hi all, It's the first time I post here and I hope I that my question will be answered. I've been working as a contractor since March 2017, which means that the company year end was on 31st March 2018. I've only recently discovered that I can contribute to my pension via my Ltd and deduct 40k...

    Started by Neo75, 14th June 2018 20:49
    company year end, pension contributions
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    15th June 2018 08:13 Go to last post
  18. Moving accountants - paying for both in one month?

    I'm finally moving accountants, but it looks like I may have to pay for both for one month, as SJD say they have a 30 days' notice policy. Is this in line with others' experience when moving accountants? Clearly it's not the end of the world, but I had hoped that I wouldn't need to pay both...

    Started by Lambert Simnel, 24th May 2018 12:18
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    14th June 2018 12:55 Go to last post
  19. Leaving SJD Accountants

    I'm a contractor using SJD and I'm not happy at all with the service. SJD put on their website that if we don't respond to you same day (provided email is before blah blah) we will refund you that months installment, great, but the response you get is an auto reply saying thank you for your...

    Started by JtotheD, 4th February 2014 07:43
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    14th June 2018 05:42 Go to last post
  20. Working overseas in Europe (Belgium)

    Hi all, My first post here. Will tax liabilities change from standard UK ones in the following scenario? Contracting via a UK Ltd Company, who's contract is with a UK Client, but will need to travel to Belgium to work 2-3 days a week for potentially just over a year? I would assume the...

    Started by Innocent, 13th June 2018 10:58
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    13th June 2018 19:02 Go to last post

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