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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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  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. Contracting in Toronto

    I've just come back from a business trip to Toronto and think that it's a brilliant city, which i'd like to live and work in. Has anyone made the move and if so what are the visa, tax and contract finding things to know? Any advice appreciated.

    Started by pengjn, 29th March 2015 15:36
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  2. Using Vendor for limited company

    Hi I am currently working with a client whom I have contract with an agency. The client had asked me for some additional resources which I agreed to supply them. Now, those resources are not employees of my company, rather I will use another contractors with some margin for me and present it...

    Started by silentbull, 25th March 2015 11:31
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  3. Extension

    Every contract I ever did was extended. Every extension I was presented with new contract to sign. Most of the time extensions are almost identical to original contract. I always read them anyway just in case. This time contract is extended again however I am presented with only last page of the...

    Started by zorgi, 27th March 2015 22:43
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    28th March 2015 19:46 Go to last post
  4. Remote contracts - how to get one?

    Did anyone work on a remote contract? How to get one? I suspect it will require a huge sacrifice on rate but once you do it from Thailand that starts to make sence, does not it? Yes, there are things like odesk but with average rate of $14/hr it's a complete trash. Are there any more mature...

    Started by Ltd, 27th March 2015 19:47
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    28th March 2015 14:02 Go to last post
  5. Contract clauses query

    Hi all I've been browsing these forums for a few weeks, and came across a forum post that discussed some contract clauses that most of you found to be unacceptable. Ironically I have now been given a contract with something similar, but for the life of me I can't find the post again (I have...

    Started by redlorry, 27th March 2015 15:55
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    27th March 2015 18:25 Go to last post
  6. Doing a Tecnical Test to Secure an Interview

    Had to do one of these a while back for an end client called BJSS who have a contract with UCAS in Cheltenham to build and deploy some system in time for A Level results. Agent reckoned it would take 2-6 hours. The document I received from the client said 2 days(!). My question is really, how...

    Started by Gumbo Robot, 25th March 2015 22:53
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  7. Agency looking doomed....

    Word is from the client that my current agency may be having some "cashflow" problems. There are 5 of us here working through said agency, who pay monthly i.e. invoice at end of 4 weeks and payment received for 4 weeks the following week. Anyone come across this before? How can you get out of...

    Started by Sausage Surprise, 24th March 2015 09:21
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  8. Terminating Contract Early

    Hi Guys, I understand the terminating a contract early is frowned upon and may burn bridges with the client. But I have been offered a contract that is a) longer b) more money c) potentially life changing. The company I am with at the moment is a small company and my contract does not state...

    Started by icemancomeths, 17th March 2015 10:10
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  9. Lloyds Bank 10% rate cut from April

    Comms are being sent out about 10% rate cut across the board for any contract renewal after April. Given other org wide changes as well, looks like tough times ahead for contractors with Lloyds.

    Started by abhigreen, 18th February 2015 11:45
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  10. Issue with placement agency

    Hi, I am a uk contractor and I have an issue with a placement agency that put my cv forward for a role for which they cannot place me since they are not on the preferred suppliers list with the client and are now refusing to release me despite the fact that the client are prepared to offer the job...

    Started by rowingf35, 21st March 2015 11:37
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    23rd March 2015 10:26 Go to last post
  11. MMR - Getting a mortgage whilst on the bench?

    Hello I have been contracting again since January 2013. Unfortunately, my last gig came to end a couple of weeks ago, so I am on the bench. I am selling my house and last week I put an offer on another house, which was accepted, then I went looking for mortgage. I was caught off guard when...

    Started by rocktronAMP, 22nd October 2014 08:28
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  12. Rate differences between independent and consultancy contractors

    Hi, I was hoping someone might be able to explain something which has always confused me concerning the difference in daily rate between contractors employed independently (whether directly or via an agency) and those employed via a consultancy firm. It seems to me that the latter...

    Started by sijomon, 23rd February 2015 12:19
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  13. Direct after Interview

    Hi All I went to an interview via an agency. I told the agency I didn't think it went well from either side and wasn't really interested putting myself through to the second stage. So it all went quiet. I was contacted today by the client saying they have dropped the agency but want to talk...

    Started by dx4100, 19th March 2015 14:17
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  14. Looking for an IT Mainframe position at Edinburgh

    Hi, I have been working on IT Mainframe for 10 years (cobol, db2, jcl, etc), doing several roles, developer, analyst, PM. Actually I'm looking for a contractor role in Edinburgh, I love that city and I would like to work there someday. Any of you is working at that place on this technology and...

    Started by rumomo50, 18th March 2015 16:53
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  15. Market very quiet

    ..compared to when I was last looking back in the summer. Dead, in fact & advertised rates seem low. Never been looking at this time of year. Is this the calm before the new financial year or is that a myth? BTW Microsoft .Net stack here....

    Started by Gumbo Robot, 18th March 2015 10:19
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  16. Agent asks for current rate

    Sometimes an agent will ask what rate you are currently on. I don't blame them for wanting to know, but I tend not to tell them if possible. Apart from it being confidential and non of client B's business what you charged client A, I think it can be misleading. Eg. I charge more for architecture...

    Started by unixman, 18th March 2015 12:46
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  17. Agency Assessment

    Hi all, I'm new to the city and would like to get your opinions on agencies you've been happy to deal with and those you haven't enjoyed. Surely there is a split in the market, low quality to high. I've enjoyed reading your postings so far. I get a lot of the same lame phone calls and emails...

    Started by saundap, 18th March 2015 23:22
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  18. How a reasonable/fair contract with seed investor would look like?

    This question is probably not the best fit for a contactor as opposed to startup forum but maybe someone will answer it. How a reasonable contract with a seed investor prepared to give money for an equity would look like? Are there any good examples publicly available online? Any standard gotchas?...

    Started by Ltd, 19th March 2015 15:18
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    19th March 2015 17:07 Go to last post
  19. Work has asked me to relocate....

    Hello, Just wondering if anyone can offer any advice. I have been asked to relocate from my current office which I am not too happy about, do I have any rights at all as a contractor? Thanks

    Started by sophia57, 16th March 2015 22:13
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    19th March 2015 16:07 Go to last post
  20. Recruitment

    My contract role involves me managing a mixed team of contractor and permanent PMs, as well as providing 'PM expertise' and process experience. Part of this role involves expanding the team, ie recruiting some permanent ,which I have been asked to kick off. Question is where do I draw the line...

    Started by kaiser78, 17th March 2015 20:58
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    19th March 2015 13:13 Go to last post

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