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Latest News

HMRC 'cock-up' forces umbrellas to test for IR35

Legislative gaffe means brollies must now test for IR35, not SDC, to gauge expenses' relief.

IR35 News 29th April 2016

Contractors favour UK staying in EU

Gap narrows, but contractors still set to vote 'remain' in EU referendum.

Contracting News 28th April 2016

Contractors, count your umbrella expenses on one hand

Lots of talk on expenses belies the mere handful of claims that the T&S rules permit.

Comment 27th April 2016

Label contractors 'unsupervised' at your peril, recruiters warned

Agency caught advising clients how to dodge 'SDC' so that contractors can get tax relief.

Contracting News 27th April 2016

Latest Guides

How UK contractors will fare under Germany’s labour reform

Changes afoot for Klienten und Werber, although it's 'business as usual' for contractors.

Contracting Overseas 28th April 2016

Contractors' Questions: Are LinkedIn recommendations worthwhile?

How to tell a powerful testimonial from pointless puffery.

CV Guides 26th April 2016

Contractors' Questions: What if I can't rent a house as a PSC owner?

Lettings agency woes hinder a permie trying to move up, and out.   

Money 25th April 2016

Contractors' Questions: Any tax tips for my German IT contract?

The regular options are on offer to a Berlin-bound IT contractor vexed with HMRC

Contracting Overseas 21st April 2016