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krytonsheep
krytonsheep
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  • krytonsheep
    replied to State of the Market
    Would be good if everyone avoided the inside roles, but given the market I understand why people will go for them.

    I hope over time as things settle down regarding Brexit/Covid/IR35 we'll see more outside IR35 contracts come on line....
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  • The remote working that has come with permie roles has definitely made it more attractive.

    I managed 3 months a while back (good salary, no commute as the office was close by) but each day I could feel the life being sucked out of me in increasing amounts. Absolutely soul destroying. As...
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  • krytonsheep
    replied to State of the Market
    "It's all gone quiet" said Custard... "Too Quiet" said Roobarb.


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  • krytonsheep
    replied to Freelance - setting up a LTD
    Done accounts myself for many years and my advice would be charge the client 10% extra to cover the cost of an accountant. It's just not worth the hassle doing it yourself, and a good accountant will ensure you're getting the money out of the company in the most tax efficient way....
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  • krytonsheep
    replied to State of the Market
    Certainly looking patchy. Seeing some of the places which used a lot of contractors in the past (100+), then got rid or converted them to permie, are starting to offer outside IR35 roles for the first time which is encouraging....
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  • krytonsheep
    replied to State of the Market
    I honestly can't think of any criteria for a contractor to be blacklisted by an agency... let alone have a shared list or database between agencies. Sure there maybe some bias towards contractors who've done long stints through them before, but that's it....
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  • krytonsheep
    replied to State of the Market
    There's no hidden database ( I hope ). Agents use UDP communication between contractors and themselves. It's totally unreliable and they'll only respond to people who they think are dead cert of landing a gig based on
    • a few random keywords in their CV such as XML and DB.
    • maximum agency cut on the
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