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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. New to Contracting

    Hi All, New to the contracting game. Huge changes at my perm role forced me to look for a new job and decided to apply for a few contracting positions as well as perm. Had a phone interview and was told I would be going up against 2 experienced contractors with 2 going through to face to face...

    Started by ctm, 16th September 2017 08:52
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  2. Talking You've worked where?

    Hey everyone, Im looking at making the move to contracting, however my employment history lacks any bluechips / recognisable names. I worked for 15 years for a small business and then spent the last 4 years at a Certificate Authority with a world-wide presence, but who's name is not well known,...

    Started by Wannabe, 8th September 2017 16:27
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  3. First contract question

    Hi, I'm a stay at home dad and I've been programming a raspberry PI for fun. I seem to have an aptitude for this. My other half suggested I become a software developer and work from home on a freelance basis. What would be the steps to get there from my starting point.

    Started by tonythepony, 4th September 2017 11:01
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  4. Smile Hello and intro

    Evening all. So, I appreciate this must have asked before so sorry to waste anyone time. Essentially, I'm a doctor now doing full time locum and has my own ltd company. Want to be as tax efficient as I can be and the more I look around it the less I understand it. Anyone know of a good "medical"...

    Started by thekidslocum, 3rd September 2017 18:24
    accountant, company, doctor, locum, manchester
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  5. Arrow The pull of contracting

    Evening, I'm not sure what it is about contracting, but the idea of doing it keeps dragging me back. The possibility of more money is great, but there's something about the freedom I love the idea of. A technical gun for hire, so to speak. So about 2 and a half years go, I read a bit and...

    Started by Sam3773, 4th September 2017 21:38
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  6. Looking for Contractor jobs with Visa sponsorship - IT Proj Manager/Senior BA

    Hello All, I'm new to this forum, not sure whether this is the right section to post this. I'm an IT Project Manager and Senior Business Analyst with over 11 years of experience looking for Contractor jobs with Visa sponsorship. Currently I'm holding Tier-2 ICT Short Term visa. Any...

    Started by jaya, 22nd August 2017 17:44
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  7. new here on the forum and to this contract world

    Just posting to say hello and introduce myself. I'm a new IT contractor in London, will start Monday on my first contract, after many years of perm roles. Happy to be here and take advantage of this community's knowledge, hopefully I can get confident in the coming months and help other noobs....

    Started by easybenjamins, 2nd August 2017 15:33
    introduction, new contract
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  8. New to the forum (and contracting)

    Hey guys. New to the forum, my names Chris and I am looking to start contracting in the next few months, currently a permie of almost 5 years at current workplace and looking to make the jump to contracting! Any advice, tips any kind of help on getting my first contract would be appreciated....

    Started by codedaddy, 30th July 2017 20:37
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  9. Short Intro Just To Say Hi

    Hi All, I've been given my formal notice of voluntary redundancy, and currently working my 3 month notice and finish at the end of October. To be honest I always wanted to enter the contracting world but I did not want to leave my permanent job without a pay off. I am single and no one...

    Started by Saffie8511, 6th August 2017 17:50
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  10. 100k to go perm or 550 p/d.

    Long time lurker on this forum, incredibly useful site, now have a question of my own. I work in banking in a specialism that is in demand. I have been at my gig for 12 months and am considering going perm. I have never had an issue with finding contracts, this is my 3rd, and I have a...

    Started by Bobmcbob, 2nd July 2017 13:04
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  11. Just another newbie saying hello

    Hi, New to the forum, have been contracting since 2002. I have posted in the business/contracts thread just waiting now to see if my post is approved and if i get any responses. :smokin cheers in advance. T

    Started by Tangopa, 30th July 2017 14:16
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  12. New to this Forum

    Hi all I joined today and I am new to this forum. Looking forward to sharing and talking with you all. Have a great day. Sam Disht

    Started by SamDisht, 21st July 2017 07:32
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  13. A1 Portable Document

    Ive had my LTD company since 2011 and in the past have had no issues obtaining my A1 for work in Europe but now the HMRC are saying i do not meet the criteria to get one and its seriously hampering me getting any more contracts in Europe. Is there any companies who specialise in this area? ...

    Started by graham1969, 12th July 2017 08:07
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  14. New to this

    But looking forward to having a say

    Started by IMHO, 1st June 2017 15:47
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  15. Is going contracting a good move for me?

    Hey guys, I have been a perm Business Analyst for 7 years now across different sectors. No kids (yet), wife in full time job, small mortgage. Currently I am on 45K in Edinburgh, got offered 400 p/day for initial contact of 9 months. I am not going to lie, I am sh*ting my pants a bit cause it...

    Started by Nesako, 5th July 2017 09:41
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  16. Newbie looking for help :/

    So I'm looking into venturing into the world of self employment and am required to set up a LTD company. Currently in the process of making a company name at Companies House. But it asks for shares. Quantity and value. What do I put for this? It may be obvious to most but it has me baffled. Also...

    Started by Bo6600, 3rd July 2017 18:02
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  17. Moved: NHS multiple sites

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  18. Is my posting approved?

    Hi, I am new here and wanted to know if I will receive a email when my posting has been approved by a moderator? How will I know that it is been approved or not? Thanks! :smile

    Started by AdamWet, 24th June 2017 16:20
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  19. Hello all - Straight into the deep end

    Just wanted to introduce myself. I am new to the world of contracting (but not contracts) and recognise that I have much to learn. The information some of the frequent posters have made available on the ContractorUK site and these forums have been enormously helpful in beginning my journey, so I...

    Started by Inv, 7th June 2017 19:27
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  20. Messages

    I am new here. How can I see if anyone has messaged me? TIA -Paul-

    Started by PaulWhite, 12th June 2017 10:56
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