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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: 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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  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 23:38
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    security clearance, security cleared
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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: 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. Should I be voicing that I'm under utilised?

    Hi All, I'm half way through a 3 month contract with view of extension. I've not had any comments about my performance. However, I feel for the rate they are paying me. I am hugely under utilised. I work in IT Infrastructure and was brought in to work with Microsoft to resolve a number off issues....

    Started by ctm, 10th November 2017 11:01
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  2. Recruiter says they cannot disclose the company's name but want to forward CV

    Is this a normal practise in contracting? Apparently financial institutions has asked for candidates but cannot disclose the name of the bank/organisation.

    Started by HealthyProtein, 7th November 2017 14:31
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  3. Public sector direct contracting.. best method?

    Hi, I have been a Ltd and Umbrella contractor via an agency, now I find myself at a university within IR35 without agency involvement... is it best for me to invoice the uni and be paid net to my personal bank account as an individual with the required insurances personally or get an umbrella...

    Started by BradMcA, 9th November 2017 12:31
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  4. interviews ...what is happening!?

    Hi Everyone/Contractors, I do not know your experience about interviews ...but after clients non answering per weeks, recruiters ghosting and even a rec paying me for the whole daily rate for one day in order to complete the code challenge (which usually I do not without having a first...

    Started by flavios, 7th November 2017 13:32
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  5. Psych test before interview

    Got this interview soon, but first they want me to complete some psychological nonsense test, which I refuse because - Sounds inside IR35-ish - These test are total BS unscientific and easy to manipulate, have always been able to get the most desirable outcome for the type of role (back in my...

    Started by Eirikur, 19th October 2017 10:25
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  6. new user and ....first contract ever

    Hello everyone, this is my first post over here as I am going, maybe, to sign my first contract after long perm experience. As this would be my first contract I am scrupulously reading each paragraph in order to understand if something doesn't look right and, here I noticed this part: ...

    Started by flavios, 4th November 2017 12:26
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  7. Indian agencies calling on behalf of companies like Wipro?

    Hello all, Need some wise input on this. Recently I am getting calls from Indian recruitment agencies that seem to be UK based with Indian recruiters that sound like they are in India. They usually have a UK number but by all evidence the person seems to be somewhere in India. Usually...

    Started by HealthyProtein, 27th October 2017 15:00
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    6th November 2017 11:24 Go to last post
  8. Do/Should I consider a junior role?

    hi all, Hope you guys can help....I am in IT Infrastructure... Finished my last (1st contract) in July. Decided to take some time off to study and take Linux certification(s). All planned. Passed first exam, now studying for next level up. I am not desperate in terms of needing money to...

    Started by rb51, 1st November 2017 10:36
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  9. Moved: Bitcoin. Hendale will this bubble burst

    Started by 1 Jack Kada, 5th November 2017 19:09
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  10. Additional Backgrounds Docs Requested mid-way through Contract

    Few months into a contract, and agency has told me the client is asking for some extra documentation as listed below. I'd be happy about most of this had it been asked up-front, but I'm confused as to why any of it should be needed now. Agent doesn't know why it's being asked for, and I'm wondering...

    Started by Zylon, 31st October 2017 23:28
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  11. IR35 tax code

    Hi everyone I'm hoping to get some help on my question if that's ok. I am a limited company and have worked on various contracts during the 2 year's I've been a company. I now find myself working for a public sector company where I've been automatically classed as IR35. I wasn't told this...

    Started by Herts47, 26th October 2017 12:18
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  12. 100k perm + options its a Punt?

    Afternoon all i have recently been approached about a perm role working along side a mate of mine. Good company, good tech etc. Offering 100k plus stock, WFH mostly :yay:. I normally contract out at 550-650 a day which is more but doesn't factor in perm benefits etc and I'm commuting 3/4 hrs a...

    Started by SlipTheJab, 1st November 2017 14:59
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  13. Dual Citizen (Canadian & Uk) returning to Uk to do contracts

    Hi everyone, I do contracts under my Canadian Corporation and looking to return to UK to contract in the financial sector for 12 to 18 months. I was told that recruiters in UK will want me to register a Ltd Corporation in Uk to bill the client? Canadian Corp tax is 15% and UK is 19% im...

    Started by sanjaykd, 3rd November 2017 21:10
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  14. Drawing up a license agreement - legal recommendations/experiences?

    Easy all. My Plan B involves selling a piece of software I wrote - I've got some basic T's & C's that people are pretty much happy with, based on my standard licensing model (1 license per machine). As a one off, I've quoted $BigCorp the option of an All You Can Eat license. My software is...

    Started by vwdan, 3rd November 2017 12:58
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  15. Moved: I learned a very important lesson about employment recently

    Started by HealthyProtein, 3rd November 2017 10:20
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  16. Gambling debt and SC Clearance

    Hi guys, I know the issue of SC has been asked several times on this forum having read the FAQ and other posts made by users. Although in relation to Gambling debt I am curious if anyone has had this and still managed to get SC Clearance? I am currently in 15k of debt due to a very dark period...

    Started by ITContractor20, 17th October 2017 06:13
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  17. Are consultants from a software vendor perceived to be more 'experts' than others?

    Hello, I have worked for a couple of software vendors now and the contracting I do in a software is by a vendor. The software is worldwide and there is a good pool of people who can do the job I do. However the advantage I seem to have is I have worked for the vendor for a number of years. ...

    Started by HealthyProtein, 2nd November 2017 12:21
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  18. Standard inflationary rises in day rates for freelancers? What's right + fair here?

    I work in media and work for a company on a day rate, I work via an agency who originally got me the booking and that was 5 - 6 years ago. I do not work there that often though - I do very short bookings usually one week at a time and freelance in total about three months of the year. Two years...

    Started by mhuk2016, 26th October 2017 18:10
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  19. Contracting in Australia on a working holiday

    Hi all, I'm hoping to try contracting in Australia as a limited and i've had a search through the forum but not found any up to date threads covering whether the working holiday visa still allows it (I assume just for 6 months due to the 6 months for one employer rule). Anyone able to clarify...

    Started by man, 26th October 2017 23:55
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    man
    2nd November 2017 19:43 Go to last post
  20. What would you choose as your next permanent opportunity out of these? Pros and Cons?

    Hello, I am getting a ton of perm opportunities and these are some of the interesting ones: 1) Less than 10yrs old tech company offering 60k + 3k per annum per employee on training. I get to learn Python and one other hot tech as part of my new job. Commute will probably cost me 2.5k a...

    Started by HealthyProtein, 2nd November 2017 10:46
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