I am a software developer, working as a contractor in the UK. I am hired on a 6 month contract and paid at day rate. I am working from home unless I need to attend a meeting. Each month (they pay monthly) when I invoice, I need to submit the time sheets for that period, those time sheets should account for all of my hours.
The project I was brought in for is delayed and the manager rarely responds to communications. So far I have worked on a legacy application to fill the time but that work is about done. With no response to my emails/calls I am wondering where I stand on a retainer fee. Basically, I still want my day rate even if they do not give me work to do. Is this normal or is it common practice to only be paid for work notes on time sheets? Should time sheet say "I did nothing, waiting for you"?
Relatively new to contracting so not sure on the approach