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Created On: 19 January 2014 06:58 PM
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 19 January 2014 06:58 PM
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Ampman

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Evening ,

Whats the going day rate for a electrician .

From Agency

Self Employed

Cash in hand ?

Apprentice

Just weighing up options for a job i got coming up

Is it easy to register so i can do the cis 20 % stop thing ?

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 19 January 2014 07:12 PM
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Where are you?
 19 January 2014 07:26 PM
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Ampman

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northants / beds
 19 January 2014 08:39 PM
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 19 January 2014 08:48 PM
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CIS is a rip off as usually you have to go through an umbrella company who deduct a fee of 20-30 quid per week for the service. That soon adds up to a lot of money if you do a lot of agency/sub-contracting work. Look up JIB rates as these are probably the best you can negotiate to in many cases.
 19 January 2014 09:35 PM
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Googling job adverts gives a guide for agency .

Self-employed phone up some local competition and ask for a 'ball-park' figure for an average job.

Cash-in-hand: generally lower I'd guess as people who want to pay cash want a cheaper job, and I'd avoid them.

Apprentice: Look up JIB rates for a minimum.

At the xmas bash for our 'happy gang' we were horrified how little the plumber paid his excellent guy, legally. The tightwad. Poor guy worked evenings shelf-stacking to make up his money.

[edit] Sounds like you're wanting to take someone on Ampman! For CIS - don't ever miss a monthly return - even if it's £0 [/edit]

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 20 January 2014 09:53 AM
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End of 2013 I was asked to do 2nd fixing in that London at the rate of £18.00 an hour and when pushed they were allowing £10.00 on an oyster card per day. BUT, deduct 20% tax and is it really worth it?

IE; 40 hrs x £18.00 ='s £720.00 less 20% tax ='s £576.00 also allow for another tenner a day travel expenses so thats £50.00 off coming to £526.00 a week. So, basically £100.00 per day.

You decide!

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 20 January 2014 07:04 PM
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18 quid a day in London I literally would not get out of bed

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 20 January 2014 08:08 PM
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Originally posted by: jamieblatant

18 quid a day in London I literally would not get out of bed


Me neither !
 20 January 2014 08:17 PM
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Not for double in London

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 21 January 2014 10:17 AM
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£18.00 per hour - not per day. I was getting £16.00 an hour some 20 years ago. So, whats the going rate today? BTW, I didnt do the work as I thought its not worth it.

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There are JiB approved sparks on my job earning £13.50 for 9 hours a day , the standard of work is dreadful and no one does a thing , where all communists now.
 09 August 2014 04:11 PM
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£100 a day is better than £67 a week on job seekers , but if you can afford to and wont work for £100 a day then stay in bed and earn F all

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 09 August 2014 04:14 PM
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Working in Derby last week on a refurb site - £120/day.
The plasterer was on the same, the brickies/builders were employed, so on less.
£15 / hr - above JIB rates. This is Invoiced, with fast (full) payment. I dont know how he is bypassing CIS, but TBH, it doesnt bother me either way, we have to pay tax at years end, so if some comes out early, it saves me a larger bill.
 09 August 2014 04:27 PM
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when I first started subbing in the 80s I was on £6.00 an hour , speaking to another spark working for another contractor , the discussion turned to money , he laughed at my rate telling me he wouldn't work for less than £7.50 an hour , and he wouldn't work for less , I guess that's why I was driving a new XR2 and he had an 8 year old cortina

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 09 August 2014 05:07 PM
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Ha, I had this conversation with a plasterer only yesterday. He's 45 and starting to wear out ( and get bored with it). He was talking about all the young lads out there with their flashy vans, all sign written and how they don't half talk some talk but then do lumpy plastering. I suggested their vans are on finance and that maybe he should put his price up above theirs and go 'elite'. After all, he doesn't really need the £150 job round a few light switches if he knows he is going to re clip the cables, strip back all of the wood chip paper and so on.

Way back, I did a couple of series of a TV programme. One of those DIY things when they were in their hey day. Sitting on the train on the way home from somewhere like Grimsby with Lawrence Llewell ....( I give up, can't spell that, but the bloke who used to wear fancy cuffs) he was moaning and said ' Oh, Zs daaarlingggggg, and we do it all for £400 a show. I choked my plastic cup of wine across the carriage and said 'Run that by me again'. He did. Well, the girls were being paid £350 a show and so I sent the BBC an invoice for all the missing 50 quids.

I didn't get it of course but did it just for sport.

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 09 August 2014 05:22 PM
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Ampman

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Talking to a plumber just the other day ,

he turned over 120k in the last tax year & accountant told him to go buy a new audi to cut his tax bill ,

he has a 15k tax bill to pay still
 09 August 2014 05:30 PM
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What's our average then?

I'll start...£60k ish turnover and I reckon about £5k tax but those are my sums and the accountant still has them (Limited Company).

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 09 August 2014 05:53 PM
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I went on own 18 months ago , have not had to do returns yet due october ,

96 k turnover

just taking a 10 k wage out of business to avoid NI & i pay my other half 5 k to top her wages up from another part time job she does .

about 5 k float in the buisiness account , its a struggle
 09 August 2014 06:51 PM
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Zs

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Well, I think 96K turnover in 18 months is something to be very proud of Ampman. I hope your clients aren't making you buy gold plated Junction boxes as part of that. Fair play mister and hang in there because the set up expenses are going to reduce for you next year. You'll be still buying tools, ladders, stickers, van stock, label makers etc, all the things you need as the different jobs come in, at the moment. Eventually they just become replacements instead of all at once.

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