* Posts by JeffHome

8 posts • joined 7 Jul 2014

IT contractors raise alarm over HMRC mulling 'one-month' nudge onto payrolls


From an article about this on The Guardian the other day, I noticed the following mentioned:

"Some IT workers might work for a company for a short period or they might work for multiple companies at the same time. In that case they would not be seen as an employee."

So I take a 6 month contract with Company A and every 28 days (preferably on a weekend) I do a short-term contract for my Agent's company lasting 1 day (billing a nominal £1 for "consulting" and not requiring any on-site presence). Because I am working multiple concurrent contracts, my understanding is that it will not be a requirement to go on to the payroll for Company A.

I think we can all agree that there will always be loopholes.

TalkTalk downplays extent of breach damage, gives extra details


Lemme help out with that press release Talk Talk

- More than 20,000 unique bank account numbers and sort codes

- More than 27,000 obscured credit and debit card details (as previously stated, the middle 6 digits had been removed)

- More than 14,000 customer dates of birth

- More than 1.1 million customer email addresses, names and phone numbers

Attempted bank robber demands cash transfer ... to his own account


Wonder if he got the job, though

Enjoy vaping while you still can, warns Public Health England


Saving 5M lives...

Just thinking about the ramifications (financially for the Govt) of what would happen should Duty from cigarettes drop off dramatically... and the extra strain on the UK infrastructure (NHS, Housing, Social Welfare in general, etc) of an "extra" 5M souls not dying prematurely.

HORDES OF CLING-ONS menace UK.gov IT estate as special WinXP support ends



> NHS England has admitted to The Reg it does not keep records or numbers of PCs still running Windows XP

That's got to be a whole load of made up toss right there. Of course they keep records. Of course they know. Maybe what they meant to say was "We are not willing to embarrass ourselves by admitting to how many PCs are still running Windows XP in our organisation". There, fixed it for you.

Watchdog slaps American Apparel's youthful naked arse


I tried to research said image - but McAfee kicked up a "Blocked by URL Filter Database" error and wouldn't let me continue. I will have to remember to try again from home this evening (so I can game that criminal status).

Drunkards warned: If you can't walk in a straight line, don't shop online, you fool!


The last drunk purchase was a boxed set of 8 CDs titled "Greatest Hits of the 80s". It seemed like a great idea at the time.

Five arrested over money-grubbing fake UK.gov shocker


Who is to blame?

Those providing paid advertising on search engines should be held accountable for the content they serve. I'm not suggesting the advice in the article is wrong, but is it not about time those providing the adverts were penalised as well? If you hit them where it hurts (financially) then they will find a way to stop them. Surely?!


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