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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 09:22
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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. 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 09:20
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  2. 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 21:43
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  3. 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 04:17
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  4. 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 07:19
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  5. 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 20:17
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  6. 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 14:18
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  7. 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 19:21
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  8. 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 07:47
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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 10:07
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  10. 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 18:47
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  11. Slow activation

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

    Started by cryptonoob, 5th January 2018 15:52
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  12. End new contract

    I am new to contracting. Last week I started a new contract role but I would like to resign /end the contract. Travelling to the workplace is too much for me, it takes too long and I cannot keep up with it. When I attended the interview the journey was shorter but travelling during rush hours takes...

    Started by Db407, 22nd October 2017 08:25
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  13. HI! :-) Details of my current position. Please can you help?

    Hello all, A fan of this useful website so I joined. Recently my full-time perm work went uncertain and now I am exploring my options (including contracting) or travel or do both or jump back into perm again. In my early 30's with no kids / marriage Live near London where my mortgage is...

    Started by ChrisHadfield, 27th October 2017 17:45
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  14. Hello from new member

    Wanted to say hi to the forum members. I am relatively new to contracting, doing it for around 2 years, and loving it. Its perfect for my lifestyle(want longer breaks than perm jobs give) and temperament(always found perm jobs boring). Sadly because of gaps between contracts, my actual income...

    Started by fatboyslim, 6th December 2017 21:24
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  15. Ancient IT bloke seeks work

    Hello all I am 63 years old and have been pretty much employed and working with code of one sort or another since 1971. Recently found myself jobless for the first time in 11 years, after having been unceremoniously constructively dismissed (with a small financial cushion). It's a long...

    Started by Clifford, 24th November 2017 17:01
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  16. My first post...seeking advice

    Hi Everyone, This is my first post, so wanted to say hello. I'm Graham. 38 years old and live near Southampton with my wife and 3 young children. I've been working in IT 18+ years now and went contracting over a year ago. My first year of contracting went pretty well, 7 months at my first...

    Started by Gbeer7, 29th November 2017 19:55
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  17. Using existing sole trader business account for new ltd

    Hi all I recently registered my existing sole trader business as Ltd. My bank account is a business account I set up in 2010 with Santander and it is free of charges. The account name is the same name as the Ltd name accept it does not have Ltd in the account name. Please can any one tell me if...

    Started by Debbier, 24th November 2017 08:29
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  18. Hi...About to go contracting

    Hi all. Been reading this forum for a good while as I prepare to go contracting. Firstly, thanks for all the great info, especially things I might not have considered. I haven't resigned from permie job yet, but have had some good conversations with a recruitment consultant who's placed some...

    Started by DSF70, 2nd May 2016 22:50
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  19. First Contract... In Spain! Any advice?

    Hi All, I'm a long time reader however first time writer on this forum! I have been a permanent SAP PM for a while now and have decided to take the step into contracting. I have decided to move forwards with a contract in Barcelona and have done some research about living/registering for an...

    Started by PMPhil, 30th October 2017 17:48
    contracting, project manager, spain
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  20. Bench Time

    Finished 14 months contract ( 1st Contract from permie) as a PM Finding difficult to find second contract, been on the bench for 5 months rolling , no income coming, 6 months warchest is running low.:laugh Need some advice go permie or stay contracting in the gloom and doom of IR35...

    Started by Esso, 26th October 2017 11:58
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