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  • hobnob
    replied to Outside/inside/outside 35 advice
    Can you clarify what happened in April - did you actually get a new SDS saying that you were inside, or did the client put a blanket ban on PSCs (meaning that you'd have to use an umbrella regardless of inside/outside)?...
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  • hobnob
    replied to Likelihood of HMRC investigation
    It depends on what they already know. E.g. if someone works with Cisco kit, they could get through the CCNA syllabus in a few months. However, it would take a lot longer to get up to CCIE level.

    There's also a question of what area they're in. E.g. if you've got that same person (network...
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  • hobnob
    replied to School boy question on CT
    Your profit is calculated as income minus expenses. In your Ritz example, your company profits would now be £91,000 so you would pay £17,290 in corporation tax. I.e. you'd pay £9000 to the hotel instead of £1710 to HMRC, which probably isn't worthwhile
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  • hobnob
    replied to Non-Compete Clause?
    If you go direct to the customer (bypassing companies A and B) but still work through the same agency, you'll be fine. If you cut the agency out of the loop, and they catch you doing it, they'll try to get money out of you.

    That's fairly standard in agency contracts. The safest option (to...
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  • hobnob
    replied to Contract Inside IR35 = Anything Goes?
    I think that's the key line that some of the other replies might have missed, and it puts you in a difficult position. However, I agree that it's not reasonable to expect you to carry on like this.

    Are you submitting timesheets? If so, what does your contract say about the hours of work?...
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  • I agree with NLUK about having the relevant skills before you start the contract. However, there is a middle ground, particularly for inside contracts (where you don't need such a clearly defined scope of work upfront). In my current contract, I was originally brought in to handle BAU work (e.g. service...
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