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Latest News

Budget 2017 not due to change IR35 liability

Cautious chancellor unlikely to move off-payroll rule liability, but a 'duty of care' is feasible.

IR35 News 24th February 2017

Free trip to New Zealand for 100 talented techies

South Pacific’s 'tech and innovation capital' offers IT candidates a career trip of a life-time. 

Job News 24th February 2017

Apps are absent at two-thirds of taxpaying traders

No tax software inside most small ventures will make MTD a hard slog, survey suggests.

Money News 23rd February 2017

PSCs to abandon NHS IT project over IR35 changes

Off-payroll techies at Guy's & St Thomas' say a £16.5m project will grind to a halt when they quit.

IR35 News 22nd February 2017

Latest Guides

Contractors' Questions: How to keep contracting if agency work is on hold?

Umbrella opens up about pay, to a PSC stuck with short contracts requiring overnight stays.

Umbrella Companies 23rd February 2017

Moving from a PSC to an umbrella: is it worth it?

IR35-inspired pay guide, showing your take-home if you're caught, not caught or via a brolly.

Public Sector Contracting 22nd February 2017

Contractors' Questions: Where do the off-payroll rules catch consultancies?

IR35 expert demystifies what happens from April for a PSC working alongside consultancy staff.

Public Sector Contracting 20th February 2017

Contractors' Questions: Where are the new off-payroll rules retrospective?

Lawyer spells out what the new IR35 rules say, and what could actually happen in practice.

IR35 16th February 2017