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The 24 Month Rule in a nutshell

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    #11
    Originally posted by cojak View Post
    The 24-month rule has nothing to do with your company. And it has nothing to do with contracting or permanent employment.

    It has EVERYTHING to do with location.

    If you have been there 24 months and spent over 40% of your time there (and 1 day a week WFH still makes it over 40%), then you will not be able to claim once you know that your contract will take you over 24 months.
    ..
    What bit of 'once you know' did you not understand??
    "I can put any old tat in my sig, put quotes around it and attribute to someone of whom I've heard, to make it sound true."
    - Voltaire/Benjamin Franklin/Anne Frank...

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      #12
      Originally posted by cojak View Post
      What bit of 'once you know' did you not understand??
      A simple epistemological definition of 'know' is to hold a certain true belief. 'Expect' is probably better in this instance because how can one be certain?

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        #13
        Originally posted by Old Greg View Post
        A simple epistemological definition of 'know' is to hold a certain true belief. 'Expect' is probably better in this instance because how can one be certain?
        I'll give you that...
        "I can put any old tat in my sig, put quotes around it and attribute to someone of whom I've heard, to make it sound true."
        - Voltaire/Benjamin Franklin/Anne Frank...

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          #14
          There's a 24 month rule?

          latest-and-greatest solution (TM) kevpuk 2013

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            #15
            Originally posted by kevpuk View Post
            There's a 24 month rule?

            A contact of mine has been claiming travel for same gig for four years because he 'wants to'.

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              #16
              Originally posted by Old Greg View Post
              A contact of mine has been claiming travel for same gig for four years because he 'wants to'.
              Well, that's one attitude to risk
              Originally posted by MaryPoppins
              I hadn't really understood this 'pwned' expression until I read DirtyDog's post.

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                #17
                I agree with the 24 month rule on one respct, in that there should be a cut off to stop people claiming for the same client/location for years on end. However, the problem I now face, after almost 2 years down at Canary Wharf, I have to exclude the biggest jobs market out of my job search - without the ability to offset my expenses then its not worth my while working in London. It hardly encourages you to get off your arse and find work when you get no tax relief on the expense of doing the job, simply because you happen to be in London again!
                Rule Number 1 - Assuming that you have a valid contract in place always try to get your poo onto your timesheet, provided that the timesheet is valid for your current contract and covers the period of time that you are billing for.

                I preferred version 1!

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                  #18
                  Originally posted by BoredBloke View Post
                  I agree with the 24 month rule on one respct, in that there should be a cut off to stop people claiming for the same client/location for years on end. However, the problem I now face, after almost 2 years down at Canary Wharf, I have to exclude the biggest jobs market out of my job search - without the ability to offset my expenses then its not worth my while working in London. It hardly encourages you to get off your arse and find work when you get no tax relief on the expense of doing the job, simply because you happen to be in London again!
                  What's he problem? Put your rate up to compensate. Or get a job in Aberdeen for 20 months.
                  Blog? What blog...?

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                    #19
                    The problem is that I can't put my rate up to compensate as it's already high to pay for my commute and expenses. Plus all the money if have to pay out would batter my tax allowences as it would have to be paid from my money and not company money, meaning I'd have am extortionate tax bill. Aberdeen and other cities are not as easy to get to as London is. Public transport is well setup for getting people between Manchester and London. Manchester and aberdeen not so.
                    Rule Number 1 - Assuming that you have a valid contract in place always try to get your poo onto your timesheet, provided that the timesheet is valid for your current contract and covers the period of time that you are billing for.

                    I preferred version 1!

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                      #20
                      Originally posted by BoredBloke View Post
                      The problem is that I can't put my rate up to compensate as it's already high to pay for my commute and expenses. Plus all the money if have to pay out would batter my tax allowences as it would have to be paid from my money and not company money, meaning I'd have am extortionate tax bill. Aberdeen and other cities are not as easy to get to as London is. Public transport is well setup for getting people between Manchester and London. Manchester and aberdeen not so.
                      Gosh. Hadn't thought of that...

                      You're wrong, incidentally, but no matter. Plenty of work around Manchester and Leeds though. Of course, the other way to avoid paying too much tax is not to earn any money at all.
                      Blog? What blog...?

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