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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: CUK Netiquette: A guide for newbies

    Welcome to CUK! :wave: If you have been lurking around CUK (and if you haven't I would recommend a glance in the professional forums AND General) you might have noticed one or two of the regular become a tad tetchy (or from your point of view, rude) over some of the threads that newbies have...

    Started by cojak, 3rd March 2010 08:22
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Searching CUK Forums

    You can give it a go using the Search in the website, but don't expect much. Google is your friend for this. Just add "site:forums.contractoruk.com" at the end of your search terms, and it will only look on here. To specify a particular forum add...

    Started by cojak, 6th August 2010 07:36
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  1. Private Message

    Hi All Apologies if this has been asked, I have searched and checked FAQs with no luck. We like many, need help with AML & what HMRC are now calling Disguised Renumeration, kind members here have offered help via PM but we can't access PMs. When either of us try to access private...

    Started by DG Rex, Today 16:38
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  2. FAIR PLAY ???????y

    Hi people I am fairly new to contracting been on the same job for the past 11 months now. Here's the current set up ..... We are a 6 man team or as we call it 3 on 3 on standby mode (just incase). There are 3 of us out of the 6 that are doing 95% of the work load.When we approach the so...

    Started by 2744, Today 05:50
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  3. Contracting in Germany under my UK limited company

    I need help and advise in using my uk company in Germany. I have an offer of contract with my UK company with a UK based Agency daily rate will be paid in the UK in Pounds but will be working at a client's site in Germany. What are the taxes I need to be aware if in Germany and local registration?...

    Started by Momolosho, 18th April 2018 07:10
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  4. becoming a contractor

    Hi!! My name is Leti. I would like to ask you a question regarding becoming a contractor in the Uk. I have been working in London for aprox 3 years always in perm bases. I Have received an offer for an initial 6 months contract (with the possibility to become perm after 6 months). They...

    Started by letor1987, 8th April 2018 11:52
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  5. Working for another client on leave

    Hi Can you please advise whether is it legal to avail leave from the current contract and work for another client couple of days? Thank you

    Started by contractor0110, 6th April 2018 21:12
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  6. SC Clearance and declaring spent convictions

    I have an interview with a crime agency for a contracting position. I am required to declare spent convictions and then undergo checks. 30 years ago I got caught strawberry picking whilst signing on the dole (it makes everyone laugh - but it has blighted my life. I actually never realised I...

    Started by Loulabella, 6th April 2018 14:37
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  7. Smile Good evening all - first post - no specific questions

    My first post to your esteemed forum and just saying hello to everybody. I do not have any specific questions as of now but will post when I do. TonyMac

    Started by TonyMac, 15th March 2018 20:14
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  8. IF35

    Hi people, Can someone enlighten me on IF35, what I need to watch out for and is there a point at which I earn a certain amount that this kicks in?

    Started by Jordanshaw93, 16th March 2018 06:21
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  9. Weighing up an IT Contract opportunity vs Perm

    Hi All Worked as a permie all my life, have also secured a perm job at a government function as a developer (55k), with great benefits such as final salary pension, 30 days holiday etc. I am also in receipt of an offer for a 6 month contract (which, according to recruiter is very likely to...

    Started by 1manshow, 19th December 2017 09:07
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  10. Finding work

    After my first post last week a lot of the replies were saying, contracting is different, you have to find the work. I've only been a contractor for a year, 16 years as a permie, and both my roles came about from agencies approaching me. But being fresh faced in the contracting world, I'll be...

    Started by Gbeer7, 4th December 2017 08:20
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  11. First Post - Looking for advice from SQL DBA's

    Any SQL DBA's/developers or similar on here, would like some advice. My current (and first) contract is mainly app-support using SSMS to locate/troubleshoot/resolve issues with data. My SQL querying skills are strong and I'm currently working towards an MCSA in SQL Server 2016. I'd like to...

    Started by Mini, 26th February 2018 14:41
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  12. Newb and newb questions

    Good Evening! I've wanted to go contracting in IT for several years now, I didn't think I was ever good enough but I've another round of contractor interviews over the last month and again the quality was poor and I've realised I'd be better than all those I've interviewed/technical tested...

    Started by WRBI, 13th February 2018 20:43
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  13. Sole trader and IR35

    Hi there, I'm relatively new to contracting but am still very unclear on the rules governing how long you can work for a company as a contractor: my basic understanding is it all relates to exactly how a contractor works with their client, so I thought I'd spell out mine. I originally cold...

    Started by kullboys, 10th February 2018 03:17
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  14. New

    Planning to be a contractor soon and just glad to see this community. I'll be reading around.

    Started by penley, 17th January 2018 06:19
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  15. Newbie concern..

    Hi all , sorry if this is in the wrong place just wanted some information. I've just started my first contract. I took it as I wanted to make some good money to invest, so I might go full time again after it ends in September/ 12 months. However I've been reading how hard it can be just closing a...

    Started by Goodbuddha, 6th February 2018 19:17
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  16. Lightbulb Need advice - UK self employed working in Belgium

    Hi everyone, This is my first time on this forum so bear with me, but I need some advice! Any advice is appreciated :) A little about my situation: - I am Australian on a long-term UK visa - I moved to Brussels in September and was working cash in hand as an intern for a small start up. ...

    Started by First time self employed, 6th February 2018 13:18
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  17. Smile 3 questions from a future new contractor.

    Hello, I work as a permanent (software engineer) in London, and after several of my friends became contractors last year, I think it's time to do the same. All of them are very happy and making good money. Some questions: My friends are using Crunch (accountant) and Metro Bank (business...

    Started by Ricardo19ip, 4th February 2018 18:21
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  18. Getting a foot in the door

    Morning all, How hard should it be to get your first contract? Been a BA in Banking for 30+ years took VR (gladly), took a few months out and now looking to contract for the next 5-10 years in a similar sort of role (BA, big bank, London) registered with a few boards / agencies...

    Started by Rastko, 30th January 2018 06:47
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  19. Hi, newbie, advice sought

    Hi Just turning 50 and been in permanent employment for most life, took redundancy last year and went contracting after 4 weeks off. 5 months in present contract (management position within local gov and inside IR35 & I am using umberella) and post is now advertised for full time position. Got...

    Started by New50, 9th January 2018 17:47
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  20. Slow activation

    Seems to take ages to get your account activated....

    Started by cryptonoob, 5th January 2018 14:52
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