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

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  1. 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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  2. 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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  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    Updated 23 June 2016 - This got out of date so am doing a bit of rehash.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: 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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    6th February 2018 16:19 Go to last post
  7. 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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  8. 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. Brookson bad experience, what next?

    First post on here, in my quest for answers I have found quite a bit of helpful information from this particular forum. I have used the advanced search, but I think I still like some input from you wonderful people. I am a sole director, one employee, limited company, who has been operating for...

    Started by Kaz, 4th May 2016 23:30
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  2. 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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  3. Termination, please advise

    I've been in a contract for an investment bank, a 6 month rolling one. Got one extension, then 2 months before the next renewal had a meeting with the team lead and line manager where they announced they are terminating. The reason given is that they'd rather have someone with a testing background....

    Started by gasca, 5th April 2018 18:02
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  4. Anyone used Paystream?

    Hi guys, I'm looking for an accountant/accountancy company to do my payroll and accounts for a new ltd company and I was referred to Paystream by the agency. Does anyone know if they're any good? Come across a few reviews online which are a bit off putting but you never know with online reviews...

    Started by kristen330, 21st April 2017 08:50
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  5. Anyone used Begbies Traynor (AKA for liquidation?

    Our contracting business has to go into liquidation and we have been speaking with the above liquidators (called Insolvency Practitioners north of the border). Can't seem to find much about them online that doesn't originate with them...they are a huge company but have a local office. I like...

    Started by TheMrs, 6th August 2017 08:22
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  6. Leaving inTouch

    Been with intouch for since 2014, however im now concerned with service levels. As intouch dont use freeagent, is there anyway i can migrate my data across to a new accountancy firm?

    Started by WDNK, 11th February 2018 21:28
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    intouch, intouch accounting, intouch complaint
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  7. Looking for data only SIM

    I want a data only SIM for a laptop. Three do a good deal of a 24 month PAYG sim loaded with 24GB of data for £60. All good except it's not their business product line so there's no place for a company name on the billing address. I don't want to pay a monthly fee as I'll either have to pay...

    Started by Lance, 13th April 2018 14:00
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  8. Double Taxation issue Belgium / Germany

    Hi there, I find myself here desperate for some advice on a pressing double taxation issue my partner is experiencing. I know i won't be able to find concrete answers as i cannot provide all the necessary information but to anyone who can provide any guidance on basic rules for such cases i...

    Started by TheWeb, 18th April 2018 16:29
    double taxation belgium
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  9. QDOS discount / referral

    See title...

    Started by SeanT, 28th February 2018 08:37
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  10. Agency does not want invoice. I must fill out their timesheet in order to get paid.

    Hello, I'm wondering if the following scenario makes any difference to IR35 status: Agency has told me not to invoice them. Agency asked me to fill out their timesheet portal and they will pay me based on that. They want me to do this once per month. Could anyone comment if this is likely...

    Started by thecolour, 3rd April 2018 19:01
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  11. Using a limited company simply to spread out wages

    Hi all I used to contract a lot through an umbrella company and my main issue was that I was always paid everything that I had invoiced every month which made managing gaps between contracts more difficult. My thinking this time was to set up my own limited company so that I am able to simply...

    Started by mmattku, 13th April 2018 16:37
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  12. 40% rule. 40% of what?

    I've got a temporary part time contract which starting to look like it might go beyond 24 months, however its pretty close to 40% depending on how you measure it. So is it 40% of 5 * 52, or 40% of days actually worked (which may be 6 * 52, less holidays), or something else?

    Started by ittony, 5th April 2018 16:50
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  13. ER and TAAR - it's just more ambiguity from HMRC

    Just thought I'd post an article I found vaguely interesting, in that it's a short summary of how ER might now apply. The thing that still isn't clear is whether taking a permie job (at same client or...

    Started by ChimpMaster, 13th April 2018 10:00
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    16th April 2018 09:02 Go to last post
  14. UK non-resident director business bank account opening

    I run and operate limited liability company (LTD) that is registered in UK and I am interested to open business bank account with “Cater Allen” that I would use for daily banking. However, I am non UK resident (currently reside in the UAE) and was wondering if it is still possible to open business...

    Started by neobavesten, 26th May 2015 14:17
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    14th April 2018 18:23 Go to last post
  15. Reduced rate VAT on renovation via Ltd?

    I've bought a house which is in need of renovation and qualifies for the reduced 5% VAT rate on works/materials due to being empty for over 2 years. I have read the relevant HMRC pages and it only seems to work if hiring a VAT registered building company to do the work. The building contractor...

    Started by Rafd, 13th April 2018 07:02
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    14th April 2018 12:04 Go to last post
  16. VAT only invoice clarification

    Hi all. I'm due to be paying my VAT return shortly and wanted some clarification. I am on a flat rate VAT scheme. My first four invoices did not have VAT on them which was an omission on my part. When I noticed I submitted a VAT only invoice to the company in question. My question is...

    Started by Rackers, 10th April 2018 18:16
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  17. Do I pay tax on the income of my stocks & shares ISA when I move abroad?

    So I moved to Europe. Do I have pay taxes on my stocks & shares ISA to the new country?

    Started by ujjain, 5th April 2018 12:54
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  18. Moving to Ireland - keeping my UK job

    Hi all. My first time here so apologies for my ignorance! I have an Irish girlfriend and we are looking to move to Ireland around August this year and make it our permanent home. The company I work for in the UK have said I can keep my job and work from home, and just come back into the...

    Started by Parris, 13th April 2018 09:19
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    13th April 2018 18:26 Go to last post
  19. DBS

    Hi, I'm about to start a contract, but the agency has come back to me and asked me to get a DBS check for the client - am I expected to pay the £25 or should the client take care of it? I'm working this through a ltd company.

    Started by Tjay, 8th February 2018 16:54
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    12th April 2018 19:31 Go to last post
  20. Question Cash-basis of umbrella costing Tax-Free income

    Hi Nice to meet you all, I've only been in the game for a short while, but I would like a few thoughts on whether Umbrella companies should or usually would use a cash-basis or an accrual-basis, for their accounts. Basically, I have worked for 2 months in the Tax year 17-18, invoiced the...

    Started by bobbygee, 10th April 2018 17:35
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    accrual, cash, invoices, tax year
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    12th April 2018 11:12 Go to last post

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