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  1. All about umbrella companies.

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  2. For discussions relating to enquiry letters being sent out by HMRC.

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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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    15th January 2018 19:59 Go to last post
  2. 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 13:33
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    belgium, umbrella company, umbrella recommendations
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    11th January 2018 11:56 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    Updated 23 June 2016 - This got out of date so am doing a bit of rehash.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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    8th January 2018 16:11 Go to last post
  4. 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 15:58
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    6th January 2018 11:24 Go to last post
  5. 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 21:54
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    advice, pensions
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    3rd January 2018 22:21 Go to last post
  6. 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 13:28
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    6th December 2017 11:36 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 15:42
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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 11:32
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    28th April 2017 11:11 Go to last post
  1. The HMRC online test for IR35

    I'm not Public Sector but had a bash at this for fun just now: https://www.tax.service.gov.uk/check-employment-status-for-tax/cluster/ Of course the test has been loaded so that it's difficult to escape IR35 and, given the way the questions are specified, I imagine 90% of contractors would...

    Started by ChimpMaster, 21st October 2017 12:37
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    26th October 2017 19:48 Go to last post
  2. Can an Agency refuse to let me opt in?

    Hi all, Due to one of the links in the chain between me and the end client for a new role being a fledgling start-up consultancy I would like to opt-in to the regs so I have a level of payment protection. I have considered other aspects of how I am working and don't feel this is going to upset...

    Started by MattH1, 19th October 2017 06:31
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    agency, opt-in opt-out
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    26th October 2017 14:29 Go to last post
  3. QDOS voucher code

    Simply Business ramped their insurances up by £65 for no reason so gone back to QDOS for Prof Indem/Pub Liability. Anyone have any voucher codes? TIA qh

    Started by quackhandle, 26th October 2017 10:17
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  4. How can I get a breakdown how much I will earn month / annual based on a daily rate?

    Hello all, It seems like there are lots of calculators online but which is a good calculator that can tell you how much you will earn based on a daily rate? I would like something that breaks down by monthly and annual basis. Many thanks

    Started by HealthyProtein, 20th October 2017 08:53
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    26th October 2017 09:27 Go to last post
  5. Tax Refund

    Afternoon all. The accountant is away for a few days so Im going to ask you guys... Since the start of the year my tax code has been K51 I received a notice last month that my tax code was being changed to 1399L. This has resulted in a tax refund showing on my payslip which arrived this...

    Started by Snarf, 25th October 2017 14:59
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    26th October 2017 06:22 Go to last post
  6. Unhappy Assigned my 3rd accountant in 15 months

    Just venting off but.... I have just been assigned my 3rd accountant in 15 months and am a little put off by it for some reason. I don't have any problems with any of the assigned accountants, as they have always been good but still I am a little irritated by this. One of the reason I...

    Started by aa2006, 20th October 2017 17:29
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    25th October 2017 16:56 Go to last post
  7. Borrowing to fund pension contributions

    Hi. Newbie here. Have looked through archives but can't see this coming up before - possibly because it's barmy, you tell me. I have a one-man limited company, from which I currently take a £12k annual salary and c £36k dividends. I'd like to divert some of the dividends into pension...

    Started by Markie BII, 23rd October 2017 12:30
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    borrowing, dividend, mortgages, pensions
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    25th October 2017 10:56 Go to last post
  8. Question End of year accounts with new accountant

    Hi! I've just received the end of year accounts for my boyfriend's Ltd, and out of about £43,000 in turnover, the corporation tax adds up to about £5,200. My boyfriend (director) contracts all over Europe, for 2-6 months at a time. This means he has to travel to various locations every few...

    Started by squidlet, 23rd October 2017 11:22
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    accountant, corporation tax
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    25th October 2017 08:08 Go to last post
  9. End client rebranding me (and all contractors)

    My end client has recently implemented a number of changes that affect us independent contractors providing a service to them. We are no longer allowed to park on site and have to use the off site overflow car park. ..good it differentiates us from the permies. But a more recent change is that we...

    Started by Yorkie62, 24th October 2017 06:23
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    24th October 2017 11:20 Go to last post
  10. Maternity Allowance/Shared Parental Leave

    Hi I have been contracting via my own Limited Company for over a year now and will be taking time off from April 2018 to have a baby. I will be contracting under my Ltd company until April next year however bit stuck as to best way forward in order to be in the best financial position while...

    Started by alphabeta, 23rd October 2017 11:16
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  11. End client gone into administration, recruiter not paying.

    Recently I have been working on a project for a client through a recruitment company. My contract is with the recruitment company who has then sub contracted me to the end client. Last month the end client went into administration. The client went into administration at the start of October, the...

    Started by scottwio, 22nd October 2017 17:12
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    23rd October 2017 12:46 Go to last post
  12. IR35 "mirroring" contract terms

    Just having a quick muse regarding IR35 - as I understand it one of the things to ensure IR35-friendliness of contracts involves mirroring of relevant terms between myLtdCo to Agency contract and the "upper-tier" Agency to ClientCo contract. Given that the upper-tier contract is confidential...

    Started by CatOnMat, 20th October 2017 16:57
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  13. Purchasing hardware and claiming VAT on standard rate VAT

    Morning all Looking to purchase computer hardware and first time I've had to do so since I moved onto standard VAT. I understand the equipment has to be in the company name on the receipt but can I purchase with a personal credit card or does it have to be paid directly from company funds...

    Started by ContractorBanking, 23rd October 2017 08:05
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  14. DIY End of Year Accounts

    Hi all, Was wondering if someone could advise me. I've recently left my accountants as they were making quite a few basic mistakes that even I was able to pick up on :) To get this years end of year accounts over the line, i've enlisted the help of my qualified accountant friend but as he is...

    Started by busgrw, 18th October 2017 17:16
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  15. Another 24 Month Rule Question

    Hi all, Can I get some peoples opinion on my 24 month rule query I spent 4-5 days a week in Location A, after just short of 2 years (1 year 11 months) I took a new contract in Location B. I now spend 3-4 days a week with the occasional day back in Location A. Can I still claim travel and...

    Started by antuk, 22nd October 2017 00:24
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    22nd October 2017 01:34 Go to last post
  16. How can I get a loan of 100K for home improvements?

    Hi all, Ltd company contractor here with wife. I need 100k for home improvements to pay back over 15-20 years. Have had the door slammed in my face (despite 3 years of books signed off, clean credit history, no other bad debts etc) with computer says 'No' attitude from my bank and loan brokers...

    Started by foobar, 20th October 2017 08:10
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    20th October 2017 13:07 Go to last post
  17. Recruitment Agent Insisting on Umbrella

    Hi All, I'm new to contracting and have just set up a ltd. company for my contracting work. I'm currently going for a contract but I've been told by the recruitment consultant that I must use their umbrella company. Can they do this? Are there some contracts which you are unable to use a...

    Started by steviecuk, 18th October 2017 10:19
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    19th October 2017 10:32 Go to last post
  18. R&D Tax Credits and Relief

    I wonder did anybody tried to claim R&D Tax Credits and Relief? As an example can you purchase of high-end PCs and equipment for machine learning (with multiple GPU) and prototype software development? And claim that for R&D? Is it worth it?

    Started by AndrewK, 17th October 2017 20:46
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  19. Mortgage -joint or sole

    Mortgage question to all experts out here please - I am married and FTB and looking to secure my first property. I am in a long contract and just got a years extension. My spouse has only recently started working as a permie (<6 months). The mortgage rate I get on a sole mortgage is cheaper...

    Started by konsultant, 16th October 2017 11:04
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  20. Contracting in Germany - 5 Months

    Hi I have been offered a contract in Germany for a initial 5 months duration. I intend to travel from UK on Monday morning and return back on Thursday evening. The current contract flow is as follows My UK ltd company -> UK Agency->Germany AGency->German Consulting Company->End Client.

    Started by silentbull, 16th October 2017 15:04
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