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Latest News

Why the sharing economy is a win-win for contractors

Save money or make money? Both are prospects in the new era of collaborative consumption.  

Comment 12th February 2016

IT contractors' index score drops, negligibly

Keenness to tie-up contracts pre-Xmas may be affecting demand now, post-Xmas.

Contracting News 11th February 2016

Contractors, accelerate dividends to before April

How to bring forward a distribution; why and where to safeguard against HMRC.

Comment 10th February 2016

NHS boss hits personal service companies

'Awful lot' of PSCs accused of exploiting the health service's talent shortage.

Contracting News 9th February 2016

Latest Guides

Contractors' Questions: Do I owe the agency eight days of my daily rate?

Law firm advises what to do when you overwork and get billed for the privilege.

Guide to Contracts 11th February 2016

Contractors' Questions: Are my weekly flights tax-deductable?

Residency and status hold the answer for a frequent flyer, not an old Contractors' Question.

Contracting Overseas 10th February 2016

Contractors' Questions: Can I get 90% take-home pay via an accountant?

Tax firms offering you anything over 80% invoice-value should be treated with extreme caution.

Limited Companies 9th February 2016

Contractors' Questions: How to subcontract some work?

Three sets of regulations should be avoided when taking on other PSCs.

Limited Companies 8th February 2016