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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: I just need to get two references ...

    Been out now for 3 months - 1 month was moving house and sat on my hole for the last 2. Usual story, Jobserved to death, and now dealing with the cretins. Over the last month, nearly every agency has asked for two references before they will "put me forward". Now I didn't come down in the last...

    Started by fitzy73, 5th August 2008 15:30
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    agency, references
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Security Clearance (SC) Q&A Read first before asking questions

    Please find below an accumulation of questions that have featured on some of the many reptitive questions about SC. Maybe by putting them in a stickie and adding when we get new ones we can bat some of the drudgery off. I have given canned answers from what I read on the forum but you know how...

    Started by northernladuk, 23rd March 2010 23:38
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    security clearance, security cleared
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Free Webinar on how the budget 2017 affects contractors

    Orange Genieís expert analysis of the budget, including any plans to extend IR35 reform into the private sector. December 1st 1:30 pm duration 45 minutes. Register here

    Started by administrator, 14th November 2017 13:24
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Opt out of Conduct of employment agencies 2003 act?

    Having read the leaflet I'm assuming this is a good idea because it seems not to do would harm you;re case with regards to IR35?

    Started by psychocandy, 22nd May 2011 12:56
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  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Public sector contracting

    Just received this from an agency that some regard as being a bit Crap.

    Started by DaveB, 6th August 2012 12:49
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    eek
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  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: Moving to Germany. Who to inform, P85?, NHS?

    Hello IT Contractors, I shall be moving to Germany next month and spending 14 months on a contract. I was reading up and apparently I need to fill out a P85 form and let the NHS know that I shall be moving etc? Even though I shall still be maintaining a home here in the UK is there any...

    Started by themeditator, 7th April 2010 10:13
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    contracting overseas, germany
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  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: Behaviour in the Professional Forums

    I have noticed an increase in squabbling and bickering in the Professional forums of late. I am not amused. I do not care who starts the squabbling. I will finish it by banning all participants. The more persistant the squabbling the longer the ban. Feel free to disagree and correct but...

    Started by cojak, 10th June 2011 08:29
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    10th January 2016 21:25 Go to last post
  1. Invoice factoring for LTD companies with up to 150k turnover?

    The agency I used to work with will not settle last two invoices even though my timesheet were authorized by the client and the client did make payments into their account. I have been chasing the agency for the last 3 months, to no result. Please suggest financial companies providing no...

    Started by 7656, Yesterday 22:09
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  2. State of the Market

    Anyone else finding it very quiet out there? This is the quietest I remember it for the last 6 years. I finished my last contract at the end of April and now going back to an old client, but if that work wasn't there I'd be struggling to get a sniff of anything. Feels like some lean times are on...

    Started by JoJoGabor, 20th May 2016 10:29
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  3. Cashing in on COBOL

    So every so often this crazy I keep getting this crazy idea of cross training as a COBOL/Mainframe developer. This article has set me off again: https://www.infoq.com/articles/retiring-mainframe-programmers I keep on hearing about this massive demand for COBOL devs but I'm not seeing it...

    Started by pauldee, 9th December 2017 10:16
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  4. Contractor "in charge" or thinks she is.............

    Here's an interesting quandary. Happy to accept tongue in cheek + serious opinion :) Short of a polite "Foxtrot Oscar you ridiculous cock womble" type response. Hypothetically speaking 'my mate' (because I obviously do not mean me) has this problem .................. Have any of you dealt...

    Started by DallasDad, 8th December 2017 16:02
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  5. Contracting in Mons

    Evening All, I have been offered a contract in Mons for 6 months (extending up to 3 years), I've worked in Belgium before (3 month contract) and completed a LIMOSA declaration. My question is should I still be considering working throught my UK LTD or am I at risk of having to pay local...

    Started by Garry73, 10th December 2017 17:31
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  6. Contract with some international travel

    Ok, I was reading another thread about a contract in the EU and this got me thinking about my situation. I've progressed through to the next interview stage with a company, interesting role but it requires occasionally working in a satellite office in the EU. Now I want to add I...

    Started by strawberrysmoothie, 8th December 2017 21:30
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  7. Agent acting dodgy, how would you respond?

    I've recently found out that when I have been invoicing for half days, the agency I'm at clientco through have been charging for whole days, and pocketing the difference, this was caught out by clientco HR. How would you guys with more experience respond in this situation?

    Started by tiggat, 6th December 2017 22:26
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  8. Investing in a contract

    I would like to know how i can structure an investment in to a contract rather than the asset. For example, if my friend John has an asset which i think is valuable but i have no money to buy it, package it and ship it, in order to arbitrage it and sell it to Jim, who has agreed to pay me cash on...

    Started by Moruthane, 10th December 2017 20:28
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  9. Suggestions on how to tackle notice period...

    Guys, Would like some opinions/advice please. Current contract, is that agency gives me 1 weeks notice, I have to give 4 weeks notice. I am coming up for contract renewal and wish to even up this clause, especially as others through the same agency on the same account have 4 weeks and 4...

    Started by CCF, 23rd November 2017 08:41
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  10. Next big step in career, advice needed

    I was with my previous company for 10+ years and I decided to stick my head above the parapet and see what else is out there. After a month of looking I got a number of offers but I'm torn between the following: Contract - 450 p/d for 6 months (very likely to extend, reason I know is explained...

    Started by sonicboy, 3rd December 2017 17:07
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  11. Multiple site travel for a single client, can I invoice for this?

    When working for a client with multiple sites who covers the cost of travel (rail, petrol and accommodation)? When perm you can usually expense travel outside of your usual commute. I have taken the same approach with my current contract, if travelling to a single site my company covers the...

    Started by mrjaywarren, 6th December 2017 16:41
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  12. Difficult start to contract

    Hi, I went in to contracting (programming) earlier this year and started off with a brilliant contract which was extended from 3 months to 6 months. I was riding high with confidence and was congratulating myself on the decision to go contract. I was under no illusions that some contracts...

    Started by compedomp, 25th November 2017 18:40
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  13. Post Advice on Breach of contract from the recruiter

    Hi, I am IT Contractor and director of my limited company. I got a job contract from the recruiter which suppose to start 2 weeks ago as per my Job contract but recruiter told me at the last stage( one day before my start date) that my start date has been delayed because the end client did not...

    Started by jamalshah, 5th December 2017 19:23
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  14. Yet another thread on working within the EU

    Yes there are tonnes of threads but frankly they are as clear as mud. So here is the situation. Seems that there are lots of companies that are setting up UK contracts to send consultants to other countries. In these cases there is no cross border billing just UK B2B transactions with UK vat...

    Started by bobspud, 4th December 2017 21:37
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  15. Want to become Business Analyst...qualifications needed?

    Hi all I am currently contracting within an IT department doing Admin. I would like to make the leap into becoming a Business Analyst as they always seem to be in high demand and are paid very well (£50 minimum per hour here.) My question is - what qualification/s do I need to make this leap?...

    Started by charlotte1989, 28th November 2017 12:53
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  16. What's your retention rate?

    Wondering how I compare with the rest of you regarding the retention rate. Simple facts: operating through an LTD, monthly business expenses of around £500 per month, all claimable My retention is around 72%. I heard some guys are ripping 80%, however I don't see how that can be done in a legit...

    Started by skysies, 1st December 2017 18:06
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  17. SC clearance granted in 10 (ten!) days. How can this be possible?

    I submitted my SC clearance application on the 22nd November, and on the 2nd December, I looked on the NSV portal, and it said that my application status was completed. I was expecting it to take at least a couple of months. I phoned my sponsor today to see if they'd heard anything, but they...

    Started by Clearedreallyquickly, 4th December 2017 19:29
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  18. Moved: Experience with ITECS?

    Started by bernard2008, 31st March 2008 12:55
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  19. Access to company information

    I am moving from an employed to a self employed contract at work, after 15 years, as Iím told this is something they need to do. I have now found out that as I will be self employed I will no longer be allowed access to company info, even though I have a contract for services in place. Is this...

    Started by Basstrom100, 3rd December 2017 07:36
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  20. Feedback from contractor test

    Just been asked to do a test program for a contract interview. Did it, the only response from the agent was 'You did'nt get the job' Does anybody else round here get any sort off feedback from this type of thing ? I do not mind doing tests, but I resent it if I have spent several hours of...

    Started by Bheleu, 2nd December 2017 20:43
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