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Latest News

Offshore tax evaders face new criminal offence

Controversial 'strict liability' measure shows quite how big a stick HMRC wants to yield.

Contracting News 22nd August 2014

IT contractor job fears return to pre-recession levels

Survey of freelance techies finds less longing for long gigs and more pay optimism.

Contracting News 21st August 2014

Get on with your AIP to get moving in a property upturn

Shrewd contractors eyeing a new home will jump in step with the September bounce.

Comment 20th August 2014

EBT scheme's defeat will protect £2.4m, says HMRC

A triumphant taxman says a 'clear message' is being sent about tax planning via EBTs.

ebt 19th August 2014

Latest Guides

Contractors' Questions: Should I pass up this offshore loan scheme?

Tax investigations expert agrees that 'non-DOTAS' doesn’t mean 'non-risky.'

Successful Contracting 21st August 2014

Contractors' Questions: How to split my IT company tax-efficiently?

The options for a techie whose business has an investment offer out of the blue.

Limited Companies 20th August 2014

Contractors' Questions: Must my visa sponsor be my direct employer?

Solicitor lets down a wannabe UK techie wanting a workaround to immigration rules.

Successful Contracting 19th August 2014

Contractors' Questions: Can I ditch this dull contract to get a better one?

Legal expert cautions a bored IT contractor in receipt of a tempting offer.

Guide to Contracts 13th August 2014