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Latest News

Software boss recommends three tools after May's Brexit speech

Tech entrepreneur tries to compute the PM's Davos pledge on IT leadership.

Contracting News 20th January 2017

IR35 reforms: Where consultancies are caught

Are they supplying people or services? Or both? IR35 expert reveals what you need to ask.

Comment 19th January 2017

TfL bans PSC contractors ahead of IR35 change

City transport body bars 'Ltd' workers, as it moves to 'do its duty' and protect itself.

IR35 News 18th January 2017

What IR35's digital tool will be called: the ESS

Introducing the Employment Status Service -- the new name for HMRC's IR35 test.

Comment 18th January 2017

Latest Guides

Contractors' Questions: What if nobody uses the IR35 digital tool?

Poor uptake of the ESS would be just the ticket to stop a private sector rollout.

IR35 19th January 2017

Contractors' Questions: Is a weak right of substitution fatal with IR35?

Control is the part of the IR35 trinity which has the power to save one PSC.

IR35 17th January 2017

Contractors' Questions: Will clients up rates to cover IR35 getting tougher?

A pay bump won't cut it for one PSC hoping to nullify April's tax changes.

IR35 16th January 2017

Contractors' Questions: Can a contract offer for May be guaranteed now?

How to get a commitment to take you on in the future, signed and sealed in the present.

Guide to Contracts 12th January 2017