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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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    15th November 2017 12:50 Go to last post
  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. Is there a penalty for closing and starting a new company ?

    Hi All, I just heard from a mate that if one closes an existing company and starts a new one, there is some kind of penalty which means you cannot be a director for a few years and therefore cannot be a director for the new company. Is there some kind of truth in this please ? Thanks in...

    Started by platforminc, 23rd November 2017 14:00
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  2. Post Contract offer: Good Calculator to use to calculate income with these details?

    Hello all, I have a contract offer and know the following details: Duration 6 months with a potential to extend to 12 months Daily Rate + VAT I know the daily mileage Daily food expenses It's outside IR35

    Started by ChrisHadfield, 17th November 2017 20:09
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  3. restrictions clause

    All, Please advice me on the below. There is a clause in my contract with the agent that "During the Term and for 12 months thereafter, the Consultant Company and the Consultant shall not directly or indirectly compete with the agent in any way, nor shall it supply to the Client" So it is...

    Started by beoptima, 15th November 2017 14:19
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  4. KPMG - Enforced Leave (2017-18 edition)

    Just heard that they're enforcing leave over Xmas. Last day Friday 15th December 2017, back Monday 8th January 2018. Affects both contractors and permies.

    Started by oliverson, 17th November 2017 11:49
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  5. Agency change in company

    This is a new one on me. Midway through the contract, the agency has been bought out and is changing company. I would have thought that this invalidated a whole host of things (contract, handcuffs, etc) but I could be wrong. Anyone come across his before, and/or any implications I need to worry...

    Started by meridian, 16th November 2017 20:32
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    20th November 2017 17:55 Go to last post
  6. Isle of Man Relocation

    Hi, Iím a long term contractor that works remotely. Iíve been doing this for about 15 years now in the UK (ltd company). Iím looking to permanently relocate to the IOM (family reasons, change of scenery etc). What would be the best way forward? Company in the IOM? Retain UK ltd to invoice...

    Started by MrTom, 19th November 2017 23:21
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    20th November 2017 14:02 Go to last post
  7. KPMG - Enforced Leave

    Just heard that they're enforcing leave over Xmas. Last day Friday 16th December 2016, back Tuesday 3rd January 2017. Affects both contractors and permies.

    Started by oliverson, 3rd October 2016 09:40
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    19th November 2017 15:32 Go to last post
  8. Upwork

    Joined Upwork as there weren't that many members currently offering my field of expertise however you get paid in US dollars, not sure if it's aimed at UK. Anyone a member of this and gotten paid, how did you do it and any tax implications? TIA qh

    Started by quackhandle, 12th November 2017 14:05
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    17th November 2017 22:08 Go to last post
  9. Mandatory HR workshops

    Hi all, This is only my second contract so this maybe has an obvious answer. My client has told me that I must take mandatory diversity/inclusion training. (Not because I've done's applicable to all employees and contractors...) Is this normal? It feels off to me and...

    Started by Tindog, 14th November 2017 10:21
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  10. Lorien

    Can't find anything recent on this, but any up to date experiences with these ppl? What's the crack on timesheet submission (portal or paper) & payment terms; weekly after timesheet submission, or monthly? Contracts IR35 friendly? Last one was with Hays so was more than happy with the weekly...

    Started by SteelyDan, 23rd September 2015 16:40
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    14th November 2017 15:52 Go to last post
  11. Being asked to undertake a different role to the contracted duties

    Morning, Iím currently under contract as a business analyst 5 days a week until the middle of next year. However there is a shortfall of resource on the project and I suspect Iíll be asked to spend half my time doing business analysis on a project, and half my time doing project management....

    Started by BAPM, 13th November 2017 10:09
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  12. Contracts in The Netherlands

    Hi All, I know this is a little subjective, BUT, I am just trying to gauge if 750 Euros/day is reasonable. As I understand, I would be expected to work under umbrella company to comply with local laws. M

    Started by maxm, 8th November 2017 14:48
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  13. The Consultant Hub

    Anyone got any knowledge or experience of it?

    Started by ruasonid, 11th November 2017 09:50
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    13th November 2017 14:30 Go to last post
  14. 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 10:13
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  15. How to ask recruiters to disclose what the employer can offer Rate wise?

    Hi all, How do you ask a recruiter what the actual range the employer is willing to offer for a contract? I get the feeling sometimes recruiters are going for the lowest possible hence why they ask "What would be your day rate?" Instead of answering that, is a better reply "What is the...

    Started by HealthyProtein, 7th November 2017 16:39
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  16. is this a good rate for Zurich ?

    Hi, I'm in the running for a 1200chf/day role in Zurich, for 6 months. I'll still be UK based, but living in a hotel and flying back at weekends to the UK every 3 or 4 weeks to see the family. Can anyone with Zurich contract experience, tell me what the equivalent UK rate would be? I'm...

    Started by JSBoy, 24th October 2017 13:59
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  17. Another rate question

    I have done a search on the forums about this but my question is slightly different ... I am planning to ask for a rate increase, mainly because of rise in hotels costs, which I have so far managed to absorb but not any longer. Is it "appropriate" to ask the agent for an increase but state that...

    Started by aa2006, 7th November 2017 08:55
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  18. 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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  19. 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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    10th November 2017 12:02 Go to last post
  20. 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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    9th November 2017 17:29 Go to last post

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