That depends on whether or not you wish to include grammar and punctuation.
I'm no expert, but I believe your question should have looked something like:-
"Regarding Google's new hotness, will that be translation into American or real English?"
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Whilst the chances of it happening are small, the impact on you would be huge. Risk analysis is based on both factors.
For example, if something is likely to happen, but the impact is low (such as a <1kg meteor entering the atmosphere) it can be considered a lower risk that something that is unlikely to happen, but the impact is huge (such as a >1 tonne meteor entering the atmosphere).
We don't lose sleep over the latter (rightly so) but it *is* still a risk.
It's not unusual, but you can bet that a big IT-Con. firm will put in an employee wherever possible as they charge the client the same amount either way,and of course an employee costs far less to them.
Putting in contractors only usually happens when they can't find the required skill-set in their permanent staff.
Full disclosure: I'm a well paid contractor.
The main issue for me with ir35 isn't the additional tax burden or even lack of employee rights, it's a combination of that change in the client->contractor relationship and the effect it has on my business.
For example, I don't like being told how to work. I'm good at what I do for a reason, and that reason isn't that I do exactly what some clueless middle management tool tells me to do. They give me work, and I do it, I even help others do their bit (especially if it supports me completing my work).
Converting to an umbrella company and pseudo-employee status appears to be giving the managers of my clients the impression that I suddenly work for them as a regular employee. Sure I still have the right to bugger off as I always did, but this has really confused the relationship.
I also had plans for my business, to grow it and branch out into other areas, mainly funded by the contract income from my clients. By forcing me to take all that income as PAYE into my personal account immediately starves my company of funds and effectively shuts it down.
I'm left with the option of either a) trying to find another role that is outside ir35 or b) close my business and throw all my plans in the bin.
It *is* poorly thought out and implemented - there are many 'blanket' appraisals going around under the guise of individual assessments as well, which is against HMRC policy - but clients don't seem to mind breaking *that* rule.
3 percent of the speed of light! Holy shit. That must look awesome from up close*
If we ever want unlimited free energy, we really need to harness gravity - it just doesn't seem to run out, certainly not on the scale that we can use it.
Our current technology is still -->
*Say, 6 trillion miles, with suitable radiation shields
I once 'cured' a friends computer of a nasty virus that neither he nor anyone else he had contacted before resorting to asking me (oh, the shame!) to help.
Turns out some joker had changed his background image to include a pop-up box that couldn't be clicked on to get rid of (unsurprisingly). Found the original file and restored his background. When my 'mate' came back to the computer he was amazed and asked how I had done it.
Foolishly I told him. My reward? A disparagement of my skills, claiming I hadn't 'fixed' anything and was treated as if I had cheated him somehow, even though I didn't charge and it cost me petrol and time to sort out.
His reward? Never to see my face at his house ever again. After all, I wouldn't want him to feel cheated again would I?
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