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The Psychiatric Wing

Posted: Today at 09:03

Morning all,

sounds like everyone had agreeable weekends.  I was down by the seaside visiting friends from Uni- got to be a parkrun tourist to boot and cracked the 60% wava barrier for the first time in a very long time.  I also caught up with the first episode of the current Dr Who.

Hope- where was the geek weekend?  One of my uni friends is also a sometime figure painter.

PAYE or contractor?

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 08:41

At the risk of stating the obvious, the limited company is also a separate entity so if it all goes pear shaped your personal assets are not at risk. 

The Psychiatric Wing

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 08:20


no turkey here either, I usually cook something challenging so I'll need to dust off the cook books to seek inspiration.  Sister might be over for Boxing Day, but we'll see closer to the day.  

who is up for it

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 14:17

I've never tried to track stand so I suspect I'd also be out.



The Psychiatric Wing

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 12:04

Given that the C word is used in a cooking context I think you'll get away with it Seren.  There was a house rule when I was growing up that we weren't allowed to consider the end of year festives until after my Mam's birthday (Nov 4). 

The Psychiatric Wing

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 10:07

Morning all,

Dave- what about the long course weekend?  You could get to see Tenby and you can pick and choose what distances to cover (cycle is either 40, 70 or the full 112).

I hope Hope is not too 'stiff as a board' this morning.

The Psychiatric Wing

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 16:24

HC- how long before we get to see the website?  Glad you enjoyed the first book.  One of the good things about the series is that the cast of characters and their relationships evolve.  Whereas Mr Reacher is much more limited in what can happen to him as he's much more of a hobo.

Interesting talk about various food choices- it's something to do on my 'must get round to it at some point' list as I'm a little windy on occasions.


PAYE or contractor?

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 15:44

It's been some years since I was a contractor and also in a different line of work to you.  Some thoughts:

You'll need to decide what corporate structure you'd like:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umbrella_company or full blown Ltd company.  Ltd used to be a no-brainer until the introduction of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IR35, but if my understanding of a freelancer is correct (small short duration contracts from a range of entities) then IR35 drops out of the picture.  You can buy off the shelf Ltd company for not much money or pay a little more and get your own specific name.

You'll probably want an accountant of some shape or form to prepare the year end accounts.  I'm not up to date on what options there are on processing 'payroll'.  You'll need public liability insurance and if you're working from home you might want to check to see whether you'll need specific insurance for anything the company might own.  

There's probably lots more I've missed, I'll think on it a bit more.     

The Psychiatric Wing

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 13:39

Afternoon all,

I was so fixated on Kona tracking that I forgot to stick my head round the door yesterday.  Athlete tracker was particularly pants this year.  

Nice to see you again in the thread Debbo, hope you are not covered in snow yet.

Good to hear you've got stuff to keep you busy Mrs F.

I shall add Gone Girl  to my library reservation list.  Just finished the latest Jack Reacher book, which was OK, but not his best (IMO).

Hopefully I don't need to apply any phalanges to Cas's person as she's no doubt already out there running.

Very good off-road bike handling course at the weekend, slightly scarily pierced instructor.

Longest Day (Ironman) 2004 - Carl's thread

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 09:48

15:57 and change- good one coach

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