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Latest News

Sixth successive slip in growth of IT contractor demand

Whispers of another rate cut put the dampeners on an already subdued September. 

Contracting News 8th October 2015

Lay down late payment law, commissioner told

Existing remedies for the unpaid hailed as better than new cures.

Money News 8th October 2015

Late payers 'pushing suppliers into VAT arrears'

The upturn is helping stack the odds of small traders paying VAT on time against them.

Contracting News 7th October 2015

'Set government straight on working for yourself'

Help change government policy on one-man bands for the better, in 20 minutes or less.

Contracting News 6th October 2015

Latest Guides

Contractors' Questions: What if HMRC sends me an APN?

A few facts should help one contractor guard against too many more sleepless nights.

Successful Contracting 9th October 2015

A contractor's guide to Jobseeker's Allowance - Can I claim JSA?

The ins, outs and even the ethics of claiming benefits while you're on the bench.

Successful Contracting 7th October 2015

Contractors' Questions: How to handle profit from VAT Flat Rate Scheme?

Tax tips for a contractor concerned about the gains from going flat for VAT purposes.

VAT 6th October 2015

Contractors' Questions: Is this a workaround to the 24-month rule?

'Engineering a contract around the rules won’t impress HMRC.'

Expenses 29th September 2015