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Latest News

Taxman revives his use of winding-up petitions

Small companies warned of HMRC 'going to much greater lengths' to recover tax.

Contracting News 22nd July 2014

Micro-firms feel too small to be cyber attacked

Cyber crime divides firms, as traders aren’t bothering but corporates are.

Job News 22nd July 2014

'Pay-up first' tax notices to hit contractors from August

HMRC commits to 20 months of sending Accelerated Payment Notices.

Contracting News 21st July 2014

Contractors' Questions: Is this a pitch to work via a Pyramid-style scheme?

Tips for a contractor hoping a referral model is all cash gain, not financial pain.  

Comment 18th July 2014

Latest Guides

Contractors' Questions: Is an estimate the same as a quote?

Expert helps a contractor whose 'Plan B' client wants more than just an idea on costs.

Successful Contracting 21st July 2014

Contractors' Questions: Is this tax scheme too good to be true?

Former taxman assesses whether a provider's claims are likely to stack up.

Successful Contracting 14th July 2014

How contractors will fare under contentious IHT reforms

A trio of trusts are now ripe for contractors to review, as the taxman is about to step in.

Money 10th July 2014

How IT contractors are affected by Fujitsu v IBM - part two

Why you need to be clear on the scope of duties at the outset, before any dispute arises.

Guide to Contracts 10th July 2014