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Haybrook/SQCP in liquidation

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    #11
    Originally posted by GigiBronz View Post
    Clients should change the nature of the service so that the client pays the contractor directly and then agency gets it's cut from contractor. It should be a more honest relationship. Also it would put an end to the many games in the business.

    The way the agency intermediate the contract and keep control of the business it's old fashion and a proliferation of the "old boys club".

    The payment management is nonsense especially in these times when everything is digitalised. And I would not mind a long waiting time if the client is solvent. Not a thing that you could say about many agencies atm. Especially today.

    What would stop an agency with small overhead and rogue practices declaring bankruptcy while syphoning fees for 1-2months from 100-200-300 contractors? Nothing.
    So, more along the lines of a dating agency - both parties pay a fee to be matched up and then they agree their own terms of engagement?

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      #12
      Originally posted by ladymuck View Post

      I don't suppose you have IPSE membership?

      No, I don't.

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        #13
        Originally posted by ladymuck View Post

        So, more along the lines of a dating agency - both parties pay a fee to be matched up and then they agree their own terms of engagement?
        Yes, a matching fee and an ongoing fee for the first year of the assignment.
        The client should be interested in transparency and most of the income reaching the contractor, not the convoluted ways that you do business today.

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          #14
          Originally posted by GigiBronz View Post

          Yes, a matching fee and an ongoing fee for the first year of the assignment.
          The client should be interested in transparency and most of the income reaching the contractor, not the convoluted ways that you do business today.
          No (less) money in it and more work

          It ain't going to happen.
          merely at clientco for the entertainment

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            #15
            Originally posted by newmove View Post
            What an absolute shyster considering I have over £30k invoices going down with it.
            But this Tory govt say there is no risk being an IT Contractor, you are just a disguised employee taking zero risk and avoiding taxes. None of you are real businesses.

            I design idiot proof software. Trouble is, they keep making better idiots.

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              #16
              Originally posted by newmove View Post
              What an absolute shyster considering I have over £30k invoices going down with it.
              That is very bad. I've worked via SQCP in the past and they were alright, but looking at their recent accounts I might have used invoice insurance just incase.

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                #17
                Originally posted by newmove View Post
                This recruitment agency is currently going through Liquidation with the Contractors' unpaid invoices going down with it. The strange thing is that the CEO or one of the Directors just set up a new recruitment company. Do you guys think this is ethical?
                The owner has setup a new recruitment agency called 'Potton Recruitment Ltd', which he did just before putting multiple Ltd companies into Insolvency/ liquidation.
                I know quite a few contractors who are affected. I note also the Director(s) who ran these companies have also now removed their credentials from LinkedIn.

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