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Labour vows to hit big firms that leave their small suppliers in the financial lurch.

Apr 25, 2017

Labour and Tories start tax talk, as a status review and post-election Budget are mooted.

Apr 24, 2017

Contractor sector in 'great danger' of off-payroll problems becoming permanent.

Apr 21, 2017

CEBR: Limited companies face three times more in MTD costs than the government claims.

Apr 20, 2017

How limiting your income can be more financially rewarding than it sounds.

Apr 19, 2017

A common status scenario we've seen since April 6th, and what to do about it.

Apr 18, 2017

Agencies worrying; clients double-checking, PSCs refusing and the ESS changing.

Apr 13, 2017

Uncertainty and unskilled, nervy permies are playing into the hands of IT contractors.

Apr 12, 2017

New savings account a 'step in the right direction', but beware the pitfall, says IPSE.

Apr 12, 2017

And other tales...so hirers will do more for you than just read your beginning, middle and end.

Apr 11, 2017

'More non-permies on premiums, and fewer having rates cut than pre-EU vote.'

Apr 10, 2017

'Be ready for HMRC’s challenge if your outside IR35 result hinges on ESS question five.'

Apr 7, 2017

Separating fact from fiction about what's now here -- IR35 reform in the public sector.

Apr 6, 2017

Revenue recommits to the results of the ESS, following claims they are in doubt.

Apr 6, 2017

PSCs behind the ESS quit over IR35 fears, sign-posting a 'bumpy road' for the Revenue.

Apr 5, 2017

Taxman tackles a 'contractor' arrangement that disguises income as loyalty points.

Apr 4, 2017

Two steps to take before Thursday if you've already been deemed inside IR35.

Apr 3, 2017

Getting to grips with how a brolly operates is the key to avoiding any nasty surprises.

Mar 31, 2017

Digital imaging boosts the prospects (and clearing times) of paper payments.

Mar 30, 2017

Off-payroll angst hits fever pitch on the health service, as compulsion replaces choice.

Mar 29, 2017

Recruiters ask MPs if next week's IR35 reform is a baby too big for its pram.

Mar 28, 2017

Eight areas where the ESS falls down and needs fixing.

Mar 28, 2017

Chancellor's concession is welcomed, but reservations remain over MTD's cost, timing and use.

Mar 27, 2017

A real disruptor for their organisation is just a fortnight away, say nine in 10 officers.

Mar 23, 2017

April showers on PSCs make payroll firms' pensions a tax shelter worth exploring.

Mar 22, 2017

Final set of April 6th rules outlaws clients from making blanket IR35 assessments.

Mar 21, 2017

Will April's IR35 legislation leave more PSCs in its wake than last April's T&S rules?

Mar 20, 2017

Red-faced chancellor shreds his plan to raid freelancers from 2019.

Mar 17, 2017

Get the official word on whether you’re a limited cost trader, and likely to pay more VAT.

Mar 16, 2017

Convert to a brolly and so pay more tax than inside IR35, or be gone, PSCs told.

Mar 15, 2017

Almost all contractors fear walking out before April will hurt taxpayer-funded bodies.

Mar 14, 2017

Get tailored help on the off-payroll rules, to work out what 23 days’ time means for you.

Mar 14, 2017

Budget's biggest windfall is by setting the break-evens at £2,000, £8,667 and £10,092.

Mar 13, 2017

Theresa May's intervention is welcomed, yet up to £700 more in Class 4 is still incoming.

Mar 13, 2017

Varying levels of outcry reflect varying levels of tax, but your new liability is capped at £1,143.

Mar 9, 2017

Planning, info and advice are the best triple-lock to protect against Hammond's squeeze.

Mar 9, 2017

£3,000 hike in PSCs' taxable income seen as a lesser evil than extending off-payroll rules.

Mar 8, 2017

Philip Hammond delivers his first Budget, to prepare Britain for a 'fairer' future.

Mar 8, 2017

IFA: Will the chancellor strike the right (or wrong) notes for your personal finances?

Mar 8, 2017

Budget 2017 fears compel the first commercial outfit to begin banishing 'Ltd' workers.

Mar 8, 2017

'Courts have already ruled against the flawed approach that HMRC is still evolving.'

Mar 7, 2017

Another expert says PSCs with commercial clients could be brought into scope on Wednesday.

Mar 6, 2017

Contractors should look (at these figures) before they leap into an umbrella company before April 6th.

Mar 6, 2017

Check your status for tax, invites HMRC, opening the ESS -- in all but name.

Mar 3, 2017

Fee-payers must decide PSCs’ status before using the later than promised ESS.

Mar 2, 2017

The options are unfortunately few and far between for PSCs owed at least £250,000.

Mar 2, 2017

Local government leaders team up to push IR35 reforms back until October.

Mar 1, 2017

The key announcements that brolly users and PSCs will hear from Hammond.

Mar 1, 2017

Bosses' Brexit concerns allayed, as more 'exceptional' techies are due in from overseas.

Feb 28, 2017

Scepticism about the late payments tsar remerges, just as its debut is set in stone.

Feb 28, 2017

Beeb investigation finding ‘unfairness’ hailed as grounds to close all brollies.

Feb 27, 2017

Cautious chancellor unlikely to move off-payroll rule liability, but a 'duty of care' is feasible.

Feb 24, 2017

South Pacific’s 'tech and innovation capital' offers IT candidates a career trip of a life-time. 

Feb 24, 2017

No tax software inside most small ventures will make MTD a hard slog, survey suggests.

Feb 23, 2017

Off-payroll techies at Guy's & St Thomas' say a £16.5m project will grind to a halt when they quit.

Feb 22, 2017

Latest stance on the off-payroll rules is released, just as the tool to bed them in isn't.

Feb 21, 2017

Contractors seen in the collateral from April's clampdown on the popular VAT scheme.

Feb 21, 2017

PSCs and their agents will find a new 'cornerstone' just as pointed as umbrellas.

Feb 20, 2017

Cops give wannabe techie a driving ban instead of IT support role.

Feb 17, 2017

1,700 'Ltd' workers to leave the government sector within the next seven weeks.

Feb 16, 2017

New series on what agencies make of public sector IR35 reform starts with this Q&A.

Feb 15, 2017

How the public sector might look to IT contractors in a few months' time.

Feb 15, 2017

Half a dozen new ways for commerce to flow are already changing industries.

Feb 14, 2017

January was buoyant, but dry if you wanted to cash-in on IT temp shortages.

Feb 13, 2017

HMRC hints at a let-off, saying your e-account will only cost you hundreds, not thousands.

Feb 13, 2017

Off-payroll rules seen as a springboard for HMRC to investigate contracts before April.

Feb 8, 2017

'Aggressive tree-shaking' exercise at DE&S, as PSCs are told to comply (somehow) or get out.

Feb 8, 2017

To have an IR35 review, or not have an IR35 review? That is the question, as new rules loom.

Feb 7, 2017

Personal service companies facing April’s IR35 changes are among those handed an official guide.

Feb 6, 2017

What we should've said about where we are now on appealing IR35 from April.

Feb 2, 2017

Not even 10 out of 26,000 petitions have made a difference, figures indicate.

Feb 2, 2017

And the two 'not so hot' temporary IT specialists who might struggle this year.

Feb 1, 2017

More than 16,000 people are objecting to the IR35 changes in the public sector.

Jan 31, 2017

'Best Client' of 2016 exports hundreds of tech roles overseas.

Jan 30, 2017

IPSE tells contractors how to avoid IR35 reform affecting Q1 take-home pay.

Jan 30, 2017

Wholly ludicrous: 10 items HMRC scoffed at before rejecting.

Jan 27, 2017

Just 70 days to go until public bodies and agents must be up and running with a new IR35.

Jan 26, 2017

'Stick to who you know' seems to prevail, when 'what you know' is under threat.

Jan 25, 2017

Who's won what and what they'd like to say in return for your vote.

Jan 25, 2017

Hi-tech sector speaks of delight and desperation, as it rips off the PM’s 'helping hand.'

Jan 24, 2017

At-a-glance: the blueprint to 'create more highly skilled, highly paid opportunities.'

Jan 24, 2017

Late payers the likely cause of a still 'stubbornly high' VAT debt mountain.

Jan 23, 2017

Tech entrepreneur tries to compute the PM's Davos pledge on IT leadership.

Jan 20, 2017

Are they supplying people or services? Or both? IR35 expert reveals what you need to ask.

Jan 19, 2017

City transport body bars 'Ltd' workers, as it moves to 'do its duty' and protect itself.

Jan 18, 2017

Introducing the Employment Status Service -- the new name for HMRC's IR35 test.

Jan 18, 2017

Technical personnel much sharper with tax returns than their info colleagues.

Jan 17, 2017

Panel of MPs joins chorus calling for a delay, at least to '2019/20, possibly later.'

Jan 16, 2017

Business lobby accused of crying wolf, as figures show annual cap has never bitten.

Jan 13, 2017

'Anti-contracting' chancellor readies two Budgets, ahead of his new Spring Statement.

Jan 12, 2017

Arkarius and Optionis team up to create a single contractor services giant with 40,000 clients.

Jan 10, 2017

Jobs report shows 2016 finished in relative strength for IT contractors.

Jan 10, 2017

Buy-to-letters will duck the old chancellor's tax by incorporating for new purchases.

Jan 9, 2017

Sir David Metcalf appointed to punish the rogues and protect the reputable.

Jan 6, 2017

2017 trends report says machine learning, IoT and streaming will grab the spotlight.

Jan 6, 2017

When self-assessors try the ridiculous to avoid being penalised.

Jan 5, 2017

Your invitation to become the next Candy Crush creators.

Jan 4, 2017

We look forward to keeping you up-to-date with all the latest contractor news throughout 2017.

Dec 23, 2016

Shuddering at the thought of ‘quarterly accounting’ is fine; not prepping for it isn’t.

Dec 21, 2016

Many health service IT contractors tipped to turn to umbrellas before April.

Dec 20, 2016