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

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  1. 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    Updated 23 June 2016 - This got out of date so am doing a bit of rehash.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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    Yesterday 19:34 Go to last post
  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: 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
  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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  1. Paying 24.75% tax in Spain?

    IT Contracting in Spain: Money & Tax :: Contractor UK This looks great. Does anybody know if us IT contractors can take advantage of this? I'm finding so little information about it on the internet.

    Started by ujjain, 22nd October 2016 14:21
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    25th November 2016 22:19 Go to last post
  2. "Contracted Regular Employee" status being pushed on me - IR35 implications?

    I work in the engineering industry and the US have recently changed their ITAR rules (covers export of technology which could be used for military purposes) which impacts how information is allowed to be shared to sub-contractors. Because of this, the client I work for are in a bit of a bind -...

    Started by Proeliator2001, 25th November 2016 09:29
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    25th November 2016 12:59 Go to last post
  3. Best short term investment options for lump sum

    Not sure this is the right forum for this post but I can't be done with posting in General at the moment... Just sold my house & the proceeds are in my current account. What's the best thing to do with this cash until my next house purchase which could be any time from 2 - 6 months from now? ...

    Started by Big Blue Plymouth, 24th November 2016 14:56
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    25th November 2016 11:52 Go to last post
  4. Is Agency Asking for Bank Statements for Gaps of 3 Months or More Unreasonable?

    The agency referencing me for a next gig with a bank has requested personal bank statements to cover contract gaps of 3 months or more for the last 5 years. I have had a couple of gaps back in 2012 due to personal health reasons which I don't particularly want to disclose with the agency. It's...

    Started by ziggystardust, 20th November 2016 12:48
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    agency, bank, checks, compliance, references
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    25th November 2016 10:06 Go to last post
  5. Pension for Dumbies

    Hi all, Recently had to set up a pension scheme for my ltd company. Im 44, been contracting a few years. I dont have a pension, my plan was to down size my house, and some other properties. Originally I was going to get my wife to `opt` out the minute this was all set up as I assumed lots...

    Started by SBK1972, 24th November 2016 09:19
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    25th November 2016 02:00 Go to last post
  6. Permanent Residency for European

    Hi all, I'm a contractor, working as director of a limited company. I'm in the process of filling in my application for permanent residency. I've got a doubt wether I need to fill in the self employment section or not (and send the corresponding documents for it). Anyone knows how to fill it...

    Started by kudeki, 19th November 2016 12:30
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    24th November 2016 12:20 Go to last post
  7. No idea where to start....

    Looking for help for my 17y old son... Over the summer he took a contractor job and was advised to use Liberty Bishop. When he was paid, he was heavily taxed due to an emergency tax code. He was also taxed on his reimbursed expenses - so train travel from the company offices to the place...

    Started by scsrowe, 23rd November 2016 17:04
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  8. Hidden in the small print

    The government will also remove the defence of having relied on non-independent advice as taking ‘reasonable care’ when considering penalties for any person or business that uses such arrangements. HMRC counter avoidance – The government is investing further in HMRC to increase its activity on...

    Started by billridley, 23rd November 2016 14:10
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  9. Travel Expenses

    I have been offered a contract working over 2 hours away from home and therefore would have to stay in hotels/b&bs. I have had a look online and the prices are about 170p/wk (sunday - Friday) My day rate is 150p/day = 750p/wk. As I need to work out before I commit whether this would be cost...

    Started by contractor300591, 21st October 2016 15:44
    contractor, expenses, travel
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  10. Unhappy Closing the company

    Hi I had business account with HSBC whom I used £2000 by using their business credit credit. which I couldn't return because of financial problems and loss. HSBC closed my business account and credit card and told me that they are going to pass my details to third party debt collector and told...

    Started by mawaq, 21st November 2016 14:45
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    22nd November 2016 11:53 Go to last post
  11. Churchill-Knight incompetent and paying fees

    Hi Folks, I'm after some feedback or personal experiences with Churchill-Knight or any other totally incompetent accountant. I started contracting a few months ago and decided to go down the LTD company route. My agency recommended CK and since I only had 3 days to get everything sorted, I...

    Started by Austinhead, 5th March 2013 15:12
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    21st November 2016 18:10 Go to last post
  12. Director's loan. Paperwork

    Hi all, I am the only director with 51% of shares. I plan to take a director's loan for more than £10000. My co will charge 3% interest on the loan. Questions are: 1. Do I need to have a written resolution from a board meeting? I.e. something saying lts loans <name> £XXXX at 3% interest. 2....

    Started by era, 21st November 2016 11:39
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    21st November 2016 13:27 Go to last post
  13. First year FRS limit

    On FRS, there is a first year limit of £150k pre-VAT turnover. This extends to £230k VAT-inclusive in subsequent years. If you extend the first year accounting period, is the £150k threshold prorated? thanks

    Started by ContractorBanking, 26th May 2016 08:33
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  14. HMRC Compliance Check - Timeframe?

    Hi All On 20 July, HMRC sent me a letter saying they want to check the " valuation of goodwill on disposal ". I sent all details they asked for on checklist by start of august, and haven't heard anything since I asked me accountant who said " it has all been sent and unfortunately we are in a...

    Started by mlc2009, 21st November 2016 11:29
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  15. The Official I Don't Use An Accountant Thread

    I do this for two reasons, one I am a cheapskate and at the start of the company wanted to save every penny I could, and secondly I find the accountants on here (and a bit of Google-Fu) seem to cover most of my questions (once again thank you to those who have given me advice over the past few...

    Started by SimonMac, 22nd March 2016 15:40
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  16. rant about my accountant

    HI everyone I'm a new member here. Having been doing contractor for a few years now. I'm paying 114 pounds a month to my accountant. He doesn't provide any tax advice. Each year he asks me how much salary I'd like to pay myself and he only works from there. Is this the norm?

    Started by bobssss, 20th November 2016 18:16
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    21st November 2016 09:23 Go to last post
  17. Compensate family member

    Is it allowed to hire family members for 10 hours a week to do your administration? My brother wants to earn some extra cash and it would help me out.

    Started by candy, 18th November 2016 20:36
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    21st November 2016 09:22 Go to last post
  18. Best rates for easy access/fixed rate business savings

    Need to move some money into another account to ensure deposit protection. Aldermore (who I am not with at the moment) offering 0.85% for easy access, 1% for 6 months or 1.1% for 12 months fixed, and 1% for 12 months with access. Has anyone found better options?

    Started by ruasonid, 20th November 2016 13:52
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    20th November 2016 16:20 Go to last post
  19. Read alarm with my umbrella company after contracting in Germany?

    I don't want to write a long history here, so I will try to keep it short and hopefully someone with experience in Germany (or contracting in general) can help :) I was working as contractor in Berlin from October 2015 to February 2016 using an umbrella company that a UK based agency recommend....

    Started by fruxi, 19th November 2016 20:25
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    20th November 2016 08:16 Go to last post
  20. Can a mortgage offer be withdrawn?

    I'm guessing there are a number of reasons why it could but this is the situation I'm in: I've had a mortgage offer based on the fact that at the time I'd had no more than 3 months of the last 12 on the bench (this situation has now changed). I have a buyer & am ready to complete except that...

    Started by Big Blue Plymouth, 17th November 2016 19:04
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