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  1. 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 22:38
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    security clearance, security cleared
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  2. 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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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Free webinar on how to win more work at higher rates with LinkedIn

    LinkedIn is now the definitive pond that recruiters and companies fish for talent including Contractors. This means that your LinkedIn profile is absolutely crucial if you want to win work / secure a new contract. Unfortunately, many Contractors either copy and paste their CV or spend no time...

    Started by administrator, 24th July 2018 00:11
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  4. 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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  5. 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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  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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  1. A Penny for Your Thoughts - What Would You Do?

    Background I am 31, a Business Analyst for five years in the insurance industry. In January 2017, I inadvertently fell into contracting - I had applied for a job in my hometown, had 3 interviews, only to be offered the job on a permanent basis before it was retracted due to internal...

    Started by fiisch, 17th July 2018 21:29
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  2. No entitlement to give notice

    My current contract does not entitle me to give notice; so I need to stay until the contract expires or the client says there is no more work for me. Is this pretty common these days?

    Started by zonkkk, Yesterday 11:00
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  3. rate reduction after interview

    My agency sent my CV to a client with a rate. After interview, the agency told me the client is willing offer but thinks that the rate is out of budget and wants a rate reduction. I am wondering if the agency or the client wants to cut my rate. This is the first time to happen to me.

    Started by tomtom, 16th August 2018 10:13
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  4. New member -relatively urgent question regarding travel insurance

    Hello, I just registered but I have a problem I need some help with straight away! I know the usual forum kudos is intros etc etc etc but I can tell you what I can.... I set up my own Ltd company last 2 weeks for going as a contractor in the Offshore Engineering sector. I have always been...

    Started by RST, 16th August 2018 20:20
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  5. Agencies to avoid....

    I am sure I am not alone in getting previous contracts via agencies that I would rather not work with again. Generally I've been ok but had a recent bad experience with Lorien / VerticalIT: - lengthly payment terms; 30 working days from last friday of month ie. this is a min term of 6 weeks from...

    Started by bikeman, 9th January 2012 09:13
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  6. Working in switzerland , near lake Geneva, suggested rates

    Just had somebody try and tempted me to work near Lake Geneva They have been a bit vague about rates, I have worked in Brussels and Holland before Can anybody tell me what sort of rate I should be looking for ratewise , the job is mainly Oracle Are there any unpleasant gotchas in the...

    Started by Bheleu, 14th August 2018 20:41
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    rates, switzerland
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  7. Client in administration

    The retail client I contract my services to has just gone into administration (you can probably guess who it is!) but has been 'part bought out' by another company who is simply buying the stock and stores, not the debt. I'm contracting direct with them on 30 days payment terms. Been told...

    Started by uncle_albert, 13th August 2018 22:22
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  8. Contracting at RBS

    Anyone got recent experiencing contracting at RBS? Heard they have a reputation for 'hiring and firing' ie short contract spells or terminating contracts prematurely? Feedback appreciated

    Started by businessarchitect, 13th August 2018 10:20
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  9. Increase in Notice Period

    Hi all, Looking for some advice - I've tried searching the forums, there are similar questions, but nothing which quite covers the below. The background is that I signed a 12 month contract with a new client last year, both the parties have one month notice period. The client increased my...

    Started by NoviceContractor, 14th August 2018 20:30
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  10. A1 Certificate from HMRC in order to do work in the EU

    Wanted to know if others have came across this. I recently setup my own Ltd Co in the UK and have signed contract with a UK agency to pay my Limited Co a rate for a job in Ireland for a period of 6 months. Agency says in order to me compliant, I must produce an A1 Certificate immediately to...

    Started by Neptune, 13th August 2018 21:35
    #a1 #hmrc #eu
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  11. Is this Agency/Client messing me around?

    Hi all, I'm a non-IT contractor. I have an offer for a 6-12 month gig (mat cover), at a tier 1 buy-side firm. I got the offer 3 weeks ago, and the contract was sent to me about 2 weeks ago. The contract has SO many clauses, that its not even worth the paper its written on. The agency have...

    Started by sira, 18th July 2018 07:22
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  12. Remote java position

    Hello, this is probably not right forum to post this, but i dont know any other IT workers forum, so maybe someone will help on here. I am a java developer, finished top UK uni, working in top IB. I am feeling tired of London and banking and want to find fully remote java developer position...

    Started by freddy1777, 11th August 2018 17:30
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  13. Payment Terms in Contract

    Final stages of agreeing the contract with a large agency ahead of starting work with end client within days. I've just asked a different question about contract terms on the Accounting/ Legal board but this is somewhat different. It's about payment terms and how hard to push. Background: been...

    Started by Glencky, 9th August 2018 17:20
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  14. SC clearance with criminal record

    Hi, I am a recently qualified IT worker who is looking to do contract work. Unfortunately 12 years ago I was convictied and and spent 6 months in prison for having a one night encounter with an underage girl who I believe was of legal age. I was 18 at the time she turned out to be 14. I was on...

    Started by Contractorr, 11th July 2018 04:55
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  15. Pregnant Contractors

    Hi All, I've been a contract Project Manager for 4 years and I have just discovered I'm pregnant, due March 2019. I'm currently under contract with a client until September 2018 (likely to be extended). I just wondered if anyone has any advice/thoughts around this scenario in terms of; when...

    Started by Colton, 9th August 2018 07:19
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  16. Clients Not showing up for telephone interviews....Is that a thing now?

    Hi everyone, I wondering if anyone has had the experience of applying for a role, speaking to an agent being asked to attend a telephone interview only to the interviewer standing them up. I just had this happen to me last week for a with a contract for a consultancy. The senior...

    Started by strawberrysmoothie, 30th July 2018 16:06
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  17. day job for wife

    All I am contracted to a subsidiary of a "company". The "company" has a small job that they think a consultancy would be too expensive to do. I suggested my wife who is a director in my company can do it. They ("client") are fine with that. My question is - Do I need any PI cover for my wife to...

    Started by jonbon, 9th August 2018 16:32
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  18. Building a brand and marketing yourself versus relying on recruiters.

    Hello, I am currently in my first contract, which I received via a recruiter. Since before the role I did set up a website that promoted by core service offerings. This was more of a time filler before I secure a gig and nothing really came from it. Just wondering should I build on this and...

    Started by password, 6th August 2018 05:22
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  19. Agency pre-empting private sector IR35 changes in April?

    15 months into current contract, agent wants to meet with the customer and I in a couple of weeks to discuss IR35 potential impact in April 2019. Seemed fairly insistent. Agency is part of SThree group. Anyone else had anything similar?

    Started by fatJock, 6th August 2018 15:36
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  20. Contract - date ammendments, cancellation clause?

    Hi All I would be very grateful for any advice on the following please: I was approached by a contractor to supply services on their behalf to a large global company. The "contract" amounted to 24 days covering various sites on certain variable days each month up until Jan 2019. I have...

    Started by Cinderella, 9th August 2018 11:19
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