* Posts by Ashto5

6 posts • joined 26 May 2016

UK political parties fall over themselves to win tech contractor vote by pledging to review IR35

Ashto5

IR35 CLASSIC HMRC TAX GRAB

IR35 was invented by labour to stop people being forced into Ltd companies by business.

It is based on a falsehood, and now in order to “protect” workers they have morphed it into a tax rule to cripple individuals.

Permies who support this need to understand a few truths

We pay as much if not more taxes than you

We don’t get your benefit package

We enjoy being at the top of our game

This article is about how fast politicians can offer and retract statements

You cannot trust any of them

Companies will suffer and outsourcing will shoot up and eventually permies will be dismissed as the knowledge industry moves to India

Careful what you wish for

20% of UK businesses would rather axe their contractors than deal with IR35 – survey

Ashto5

Because they are expensive

Total rubbish, if you think hiring a professional is expensive try hiring an amateur!!

Next time you see a day rate you think is too high, phone your plumber and ask what he charges.

I reapply for my contract every 3 months, when did you last reapply for your job ?

Finally if you don’t like contractors then just refuse to work with them, your company will appreciate your honesty and flexibility.

I am sick of people playing down the skills of contractors, if your employer thought YOU could do he wouldn’t need us.

Sysadmin trained his offshore replacements, sat back, watched ex-employer's world burn

Ashto5

IP is all you have why give it away?

Your IP is all you have NEVER train your replacement.

A company i worked for as feelance no longer required mine and 2 others services as "they dont need us anymore" they now employ 19 permies to do the work and they are failing

, they also use offshore and thats not working either.

If you think a professional is expensive, try using an amateur

UK Home Sec: Give us a snoop-around for WhatApp encryption. Don't worry, we won't go into the cloud

Ashto5

Mission Impossible

Too many people have too much to lose to allow this through.

No matter how much access the HMG have they will not be able to stop a nut job.

You all know that the tech companies have backdoors in their software?

They just don't tell you.

Bank in the UK? Plans afoot to make YOU liable for bank fraud

Ashto5

Banks its your fault

I have a friend who claimed chip and pin was fool proof, he had read the documentation on the system.

I laughed at him at that point.

There is only one way that we will beat / reduce fraud, and that is with participation with the banks and their security measures.

Firstly I want to see and hear about their plans to prevent fraud, not the plan to punish me for using THEIR facilities.

BANK’s it is YOUR system not mine, if the criminal fraternity breach it that is YOUR fault.

We could have 2nd and 3rd part verification process, request and response phone messaging, please include a panic code for people being forced.

Register when going abroad, include region / city.

Then we can talk about sharing the final cost.

Ashto5

Security Is EVERYONE'S Business

I have a friend who claimed chip and pin was fool proof, he had read the documentation on the system.

I laughed at him at that point.

There is only one way that we will beat / reduce fraud, and that is with participation with the banks and their security measures.

Firstly I want to see and hear about their plans to prevent fraud, not the plan to punish me for using THEIR facilities.

BANK’s it is YOUR system not mine, if the criminal fraternity breach it that is YOUR fault.

We could have 2nd and 3rd part verification process, request and response phone messaging, please include a panic code for people being forced.

Register when going abroad, include region / city.

Then we can talk about sharing the final cost.

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