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Contractor UK is home to the UK's IT contracting community. Online since 1999, offering daily news & features, comment, over 6,900 articles, contract jobs, rates, calculators & a very active forum with over 19,000 members. Contractor UK has everything for the successful IT contractor.

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Latest News

UK IT jobs up 14% since Brexit vote

Reed's post-referendum data dispels fears of a tech hiring freeze.

Job News 22nd July 2016

Companies told 'new normal' is in six months

Brexit-induced uncertainty predicted to dog companies for half a year, 'at least.'

Contracting News 21st July 2016

Clydesdale Bank cuts IT contractor pay rates

Six month extensions tie the bank’s desktop techies to less money until Christmas.

Contracting News 20th July 2016

HMRC clarifies tax relief tests for intermediary workers

A two-column table aims to clear up confusion over when you can claim for T&S.

Contracting News 19th July 2016

Latest Guides

Contractors' Questions: Can I retain client in Italy but supply from UK?

Payment tips for an aspiring sole trader who's chosen Blighty as his new base.

Contracting Overseas 21st July 2016

2016 Limited Company Dividends Tax Guide

How the 2016/2017 dividend tax has changed and how much it will cost you. 

Limited Companies 20th July 2016

Contractors' Questions: Do I quit before or after I land my first contract?

Contracting expert helps a time-poor permie get his ducks in a row.

First Timers 15th July 2016

Contractors' Questions: Am I caught by income-shifting legislation?

Help for a husband-and-wife company trying to mitigate the new dividends tax.

Section 660 14th July 2016