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  1. 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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  2. 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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    13th April 2018 10:23 Go to last post
  3. 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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  4. 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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    11th March 2018 16:28 Go to last post
  5. 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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    2nd February 2018 22:12 Go to last post
  6. 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. Vodafone HQ parking question (Again!)

    I can see VF HQ visitors car park is full every day! Too many visitors or unauthorized contractors parking @ HQ.? I think it is latter.I know many contractors regularly parking at HQ though they are not supposed to. Anyone knows whats the disciplinary procedure if this rule is broken and...

    Started by Darren_Test, Today 00:53
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  2. Contract Terms

    I've been asked to sign a contract and had a couple of questions regarding the terms. Am I being reasonable or should be aware of any red flags. Portal Contract The agency (Lorien) refuse to email me a contract. They said I have to view it (in separate sections) on their online portal. Signing...

    Started by openshac, 17th April 2018 11:07
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    contract, portal
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  3. Problem with New Team Member

    Hi all - I'm on a short contract in Rotterdam where I'm working as a front end developer using d3.js. All in all it's pretty good and I enjoy it but we've recently had a new addition (permanent) to the team and he is not up to scratch in my opinion. He has also started acting like a loose...

    Started by The Castle Cary Fairy, 10th April 2018 15:27
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  4. No contract end date?

    This is the fourth project Iíve taken on as a contractor in the last 5 years. The contract duration was 5 months, but now the client has extended it..through the agency. The agency hasnít given me clarification on how long the extension is other than itís Ďongoingí (so they have been told by the...

    Started by colonolcontractor, 19th April 2018 10:31
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  5. Childrens ISAs

    Question for the panel. For those of you who have children and save, what are you doing? I presently put 100GBP per month into a Halifax Childrens ISA for the kids, so theres around 7k and 11k saved. The interest rate is crap around 2%, so Im thinking a stocks ISA would now be better. ...

    Started by MarillionFan, 8th April 2018 08:37
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  6. QDOS IR35 insurance

    Hi, I'm new to contracting, started in October on a 6-month contract, and it's been extended WEF next week to end of September. QDOS do provide my public liability insurance. What I don't understand is the time period IR35 insurance covers.. does it back-date to October, when I started...

    Started by SmartieDriver, 18th April 2018 11:31
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  7. Working direct for an Irish company

    Anything I should know? I assume I just bill them at the agreed rate in the agreed currency plus 20% VAT. But if there are any catches, I'd be grateful to know. TIA :-)

    Started by Platypus, 11th April 2018 19:48
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  8. Returning to contracting after a 3 year absence.

    Good morning from a long term lurker. Due to health reasons I had to take three years off following a 20+ year contracting career. I was able to do some adhoc consultancy, in total about 6 months during that period. I have managed to keep my technical knowledge current, and have been...

    Started by Crazy Legs, 16th April 2018 09:09
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  9. Networking - Events

    So in the hope of drumming up some new business/leads I am looking at attending some networking events/exhibitions etc in London. Anyone know of any particularly good ones for the IT/PM crowd. The Business Show 2018 is coming next month. Has anyone been?

    Started by wparkar, 11th April 2018 14:03
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    18th April 2018 15:42 Go to last post
  10. Full Stack

    I see this term alot, plus i've seen a number of definitions, but they all seem fairly open ended, anyone know of an accurate one?

    Started by ContractorMike, 6th April 2018 13:05
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  11. 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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  12. 2018 Skill Demand

    What trends are you seeing emerging in 2018? Coding seem pretty solid, Cybersec & GDPR are buzzing my phone off the hook. AI, Blockchain & ML all seem in the permie space. Seems like the "softer" stuff like PMs, BAs, & OPS are still down - if not stagnent. How are you finding your...

    Started by clearedforlanding, 16th April 2018 08:17
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  13. Venturing into contracting*Advice appreciated*

    Iím going through a crossroad in my career at the moment which is the reason Iíve signed up to this board having lurked on it for a while. I work within the Project Management world and have been working in this field for more than five years. My current role is as a Portfolio Manager and Iíve...

    Started by Dhrucku, 11th April 2018 10:24
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  14. Recent experiences @ Deutsche bank?

    I've been offered a role with Deutsche. Searching this forum scares me a little. It sounds like long hours, a 9 month rule, enforced rate cuts and enforced time off all likely. Does anyone have any recent experiences over there?

    Started by Kanye, 7th September 2013 02:17
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  15. Indian recruitment consultancies operating in the UK

    This seems to happening more and more this year. I had calls from Arrows Group UK, which I have now blocked, where their people have poor English: "When you make the CV", "If you would be fine", "you can reply me back" I don't want this agency to represent my contracting business. It seems...

    Started by rocktronAMP, 23rd August 2016 13:50
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  16. Gig opportunity - PM with bulk scanning and MI experience

    My pimp contacted me today regarding a gig similar to the one I'm already doing... I'm not about to leave my current gig, so thought I'd see if there was anyone in this community who would be interested. I believe it's London based and paying circa 450-500/day. PM me if interested and we can...

    Started by TraceRacing, 11th April 2018 15:45
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    Vio
    13th April 2018 14:04 Go to last post
  17. Inside/Outside IR35 comparison

    ...so not an easy thing to do judging by previous discussion. Many variables. I am trying to weigh up £670pd outside (caught by 24 month rule) against £800pd inside. Both can be considered to have equal expenses working away from home base. My initial feeling is that the £800 is not enough but...

    Started by Gomez, 11th April 2018 10:36
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  18. Agency and HR sidestepping increase negotiation

    Hi there, Just wanted to get some thoughts from the community. I'm about to complete a contract at one of the big investment banks in London and they want to renew me. I have informed the agency I will but want a rate increase. They have told me that I need to negotiate this directly with the...

    Started by ZodTheMerciless, 11th April 2018 13:54
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  19. Where does the VAT come from??

    I've just started as a contractor and just received my first invoice (Well my Ltd company has) and I've noticed that my week's work as well as VAT has been charged to my Ltd company. My question is, how is my Ltd company supposed to pay for my services AND the VAT when itís only received the money...

    Started by Sambola, 12th April 2018 11:31
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  20. In, out, in, out shake it all about!

    Greetings, Long time lurker, first time poster. Firstly, just wanted to say what a great forum, the links down the side are exceptionally useful :) (I know how to use the search too (NorthernLadUK). Okay. I had hoped my first post wouldn't make me look stupid, but alas I have a feeling...

    Started by WLB2018, 10th April 2018 21:14
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