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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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
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  10. 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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  11. When to take the plunge into contracting (Scotland)

    Hi there, Posting this in FAQ since I'm sure it's been asked 100s of times before. I've been keen to move into contracting for a while now. I used to work for a large consultancy in London as a senior java dev and also dev ops engineer. During that time worked with many contractors so I'm aware...

    Started by skipirate, 26th October 2017 14:16
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  12. Potential Contract work abroad. Help in logistics

    Hello there, I may have a potential contract in a European country (currency Euros) for 6-12 months. I have previously always been in full-time employment so contracting is new. The client says their rates are negotiable and I was thinking of charging 600+ to take into account rent and...

    Started by HealthyProtein, 26th October 2017 09:31
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  13. Another hello!

    Hello, I hope everyone is well! I'll admit to being a 'lurker' on this forum and have now plucked up the courage to join. I'm not new to contracting, have done so for around 10 years, but definitely appreciate perspective from peers and etc. I'm especially keen to talk to those who have and...

    Started by MrsChewbacca, 19th October 2017 21:35
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  14. Advice required: Can I sue for harassment suffered from client's employee

    Hello, I am an IT consultant contracting via my Limited Company. I got a 6 months contract with company A 6 weeks into the contract, company A employee (who is not my line manager) begins to harass me, behaving condescendingly towards me, this becomes traumatic and I make a formal complaint via...

    Started by philly, 18th October 2017 21:34
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  15. HELLO! :) Entering the Contacting world. Please kindly help with a few questions

    Hello all, I am leaving the perm world and entering a contracting world soon. Have given my perm company a resignation date and exploring contracting opportunities where I have 2 offers. 1) What do I need to set-up in advance of agreeing a contract? 2) How can I make the most money from...

    Started by HealthyProtein, 17th October 2017 21:25
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  16. Hello Everyone

    New to here

    Started by erika, 4th October 2017 10:26
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  17. Another newbie saying hello

    Hi, I've been reading CUK for a while but now have a question to post so thought I had better register and introduce myself. I guess I'm a "pretirement" contractor. I was a wage slave for thirty odd years, in IT in the pharmaceutical industry, took redundancy at age 50 and worked for a Big Four...

    Started by SteveGrr, 30th September 2017 08:36
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  18. Driver - Ltd Co

    Hi all. New class 1 driver here. Can I use a limited company to get a better pay / expenses? Thanks!

    Started by NewToContracting1975, 26th September 2017 21:05
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  19. Advice CT603 and CT600

    Hi I need some advice on behalf of a friend. Company is almost dissolved but they have received a ct603 form notice to file the company tax return company hasn't traded for over 6 months. They have indicated there is no funds to pay the CT. (Didn't go into detail why). Do they need to submit the...

    Started by 1234, 24th September 2017 15:45
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  20. Hello and what order to do things.

    Hello I am 'the wife' and will run the business side of stuff if my husband takes the leap from perm to contracting. I've researched and chosen most products etc we'll need, but I'm not sure what order and when to buy / kick them off. As of last night he's started putting his CV out, and plans...

    Started by JenniM42, 15th September 2017 06:40
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