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Just because our sector can manage, it’ll be remiss of the government if it repeats its mistakes.

Nov 17, 2017

Four fundamental wrongs in a new settlement plan make it unacceptable to contractors.

Nov 16, 2017
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The 22nd isn't just about IR35, as Hammond tends to hit PSCs on multiple fronts.

Nov 15, 2017

My half-year assessment of IR35 in the public sector is in -- and it doesn't look very good.

Nov 15, 2017

Sole trader or 'Ltd'? Here’s how your skills development options should be improved.

Nov 14, 2017

A formal bid to keep the off-payroll rules public sector-only nears a government response.

Nov 13, 2017

'An extension to the trust registration deadline for self-assessing doesn’t go far enough.'

Nov 13, 2017

Scarcity of computer skills soars, with 22 types of techie now deemed 'hard to find.'

Nov 10, 2017

Big dent in the £85,0000 ceiling billed as a ‘disaster’ for one-person traders.

Nov 9, 2017

At-a-glance rundown of what OTS is proposing on Value Added Tax, and why.

Nov 9, 2017

The ability of even the US President to incite backlash may be dwarfed by the chancellor's on the 22nd.

Nov 8, 2017

UK capital goes from almost no shortages to half a dozen in just a month.

Nov 8, 2017

Autumn Budget expected to contain a suspension or snip to the £85,000 threshold.

Nov 7, 2017

Woman who stole over £40,000 from the taxman has her sentence suspended.

Nov 7, 2017

Speculation over whether thousands face changes to how they work plays on Radio 4.

Nov 6, 2017

Revenue reminded that only 5% of what’s missing is from people ducking their liabilities.

Nov 6, 2017

As one fight against the off-payroll rules 'takes a breath,' another vows to go the distance.

Nov 3, 2017

'Multiple' judicial reviews threatened, to expose 'kangaroo court' assessments of PSCs.

Nov 2, 2017

July's record of what was said is quietly replaced, but it’s still deemed 'unreflective.'

Nov 1, 2017

APSCo, IPSE and Qdos take issue with the financial secretary to the Treasury.

Oct 31, 2017

A single way to treat courses no matter how attendees freelance is fairer, chancellor told.

Oct 31, 2017

The officials who can decide to widen April's rules talk of 'fairness' and 'unchecked behaviour.'

Oct 30, 2017

Three ways to ease Value Added Tax’s complexity said to be incoming.

Oct 30, 2017

The unattractive are a shoo-in for uninteresting work, at the expense of the good-looking.

Oct 27, 2017

Blinkered and naïve, the Revenue is digging a deeper hole for itself.

Oct 26, 2017

Less than a year to correct UK tax issues or filings for your offshore matters.

Oct 26, 2017

Conditions for IT contractors improving despite EU ambiguity, or perhaps because of it.

Oct 24, 2017

Other anti-contractor measures, affecting take-home pay, regarded as just as likely.

Oct 24, 2017

A true champion of small businesses would tackle IR35 and the dividend tax, says Qdos.

Oct 24, 2017

Appeal for HMRC to be 'sympathetic,' despite its 'business as usual' stance.

Oct 23, 2017

Contractors' preferred way to pay spreads to the general economy, beating forecasts five-fold.

Oct 23, 2017

Off-payroll rule implementation was 'unlawful,' NHS unions allege.

Oct 20, 2017

Guidance, examples and a calculator called for to cut through complexity.

Oct 19, 2017

Crooks exploit HMRC's fault-finding reputation, to get you clicking on an illusion.

Oct 19, 2017

First public body to have banned PSCs is now the first to suggest its services to taxpayers will suffer.

Oct 18, 2017

The press pack’s reporting of the Glenister case is wrong, unhelpful and dangerous.

Oct 17, 2017

BBC Hustle star says he's the victim of a cash grab -- over his employment status.

Oct 16, 2017

Chancellor tipped to go big on November 22nd, making IR35 reform a firmer prospect.

Oct 16, 2017

Taxman's tie-ups to get data automatically are making him probe more, not less.

Oct 13, 2017

One-person firms unware of the 'SBC,' and unconvinced the state is serious.

Oct 12, 2017

There's a three-fold story unfolding, and part of it features a 30% rate increase.

Oct 11, 2017

Your last chance to discuss data protection guarantees, before you have to make them.

Oct 10, 2017

Very hot August for IT contractors made last month miss its normal trajectory.

Oct 9, 2017

Top taxman goes on the offensive over the off-payroll rules, but he's on the backfoot -- again.

Oct 5, 2017

Former businessman with 20 years' experience hired as the UK’s late payment tsar.

Oct 5, 2017

The PM's Florence speech didn't do definitives, but the expectation on compliance is clear.

Oct 4, 2017

But a shortage of red meat is making company directors hungry for more, says the IoD.

Oct 3, 2017

Revenue challenged not just to make tax digital, but 'do-able' as well.

Oct 3, 2017

Contractor sector is pressing the taxman over his minute-taking at the IR35 Forum.

Oct 2, 2017

Top tips, examples and diagrams deployed to clear up confusion about brollies.

Oct 2, 2017

There's no gunpowder or plot, but HMRC could next week deem you a treasonous taxpayer.

Sep 29, 2017

Woman who works on behalf of the state put in custody for potentially spying against it.

Sep 28, 2017

'Define self-employment, set new legal tests and introduce dependent contractor status.'

Sep 28, 2017

Multiple concerns aren't getting in the way of the off-payroll rules being hailed as a success.

Sep 27, 2017

The death of SA302s appears to have been greatly exaggerated -- as a problem.

Sep 27, 2017

Tweak to who's caught, coincides with fresh Forum minutes and 'ESS' becoming 'CEST.'

Sep 25, 2017

Chancellor warned off private sector IR35 reform, as it'll leave HMRC short-changed.

Sep 25, 2017

Tax bodies say anti-limited company measures make DR more necessary, not less.

Sep 21, 2017

The likes of Crossrail connects with the growing mass of engineers who want flexibility.

Sep 21, 2017

Nine areas of the temporary IT skills market are 'hot,' even as the colder months loom.

Sep 20, 2017

IR35 solution provider hit by the ASA, as its marketing claims are branded 'misleading.'

Sep 19, 2017

The founder of SJD Accountancy returns, offering an IR35-inspired model for contractors.

Sep 18, 2017

Chancellor called to let latecomers to contracting access pension pots to help their start-up.

Sep 18, 2017

Less than 70 days to go to see if private sector IR35 reform is real, proposed or incoming.

Sep 15, 2017

'Moonlighters' and 'ghosts' appear to be behind a six-month spike in VAT enforcement.

Sep 14, 2017

That image you like of you is just so cool. But what does your target audience make of it?

Sep 13, 2017

'Second longest act of its kind, which reforms contracting, isn't the chancellor's fault.'

Sep 12, 2017

Rate premiums to be had, especially for six IT contractors willing to jump ship.

Sep 11, 2017

ICO agrees to no hauling over the coals (initially), and issues 12 steps to get GDPR-ready.

Sep 7, 2017

Fairness and honesty questions posed, but HMRC has a £474million answer.

Sep 5, 2017

Contractors are not the target --'for once' -- of a HMRC criminal prosecution threat.

Sep 4, 2017

Ahead of next year's £3,000 cutback, remember that even a little excess can be illegal.

Sep 1, 2017

Complaints prompt Unite to 'tar all brollies with the same brush', and demand a ban.

Aug 31, 2017

Bedding in, not rolling out, is what HMRC’s latest IR35 language speaks to.

Aug 31, 2017

Chancellor tipped to tour the north, just as taxpayers tell the Treasury what he should do.

Aug 29, 2017

Taxpayer-funded employment probe paid one employer about £50,000.

Aug 29, 2017

'Get real,' blasts a judge, declaring Dragons' Den-style business plans as unnecessary to be 'self-employed.'

Aug 25, 2017

Revealed: why contracting in IT is growing at almost twice the rate of IT employment.

Aug 24, 2017

Only a matter of time until the off-payroll rules are rolled out to cover all PSCs.

Aug 23, 2017

Hundreds of temporary techies get their marching orders, as banks' cutbacks kick in.

Aug 22, 2017

Hypocrisy, confusion and disguised remuneration make up a busy tax month.

Aug 22, 2017

But the significant albeit small dip doesn't apply to freelance opportunities.

Aug 21, 2017

Half the extra tax taken when SMEs get investigated is from VAT non-compliance.

Aug 21, 2017

HMRC's denials of change might still not convince non-rocket scientist contractors.

Aug 18, 2017

'Inevitable' roll-out of April’s IR35 reforms worry half of contractors.

Aug 17, 2017

Techies in business-as-usual mode about the UK's exit, before a post-2019 bounce.

Aug 17, 2017

Reassurance (of sorts) for those whose designs or creations are protected.

Aug 15, 2017

Campaigner concedes that the courts might not be how IR35 gets changed.

Aug 14, 2017

A million individuals reportedly hounded by £100 penalties, over and over again.

Aug 14, 2017

Legal proceedings against IT security researchers are how to put the pubic at risk.

Aug 10, 2017

Record low in optimism blamed on Brexit, the off-payroll rules and the rules’ feared extension.

Aug 10, 2017

Taxman not denying using private firms to get around rules he made for public bodies.

Aug 9, 2017

Three new online sessions by the taxman aim to demystify Value Added Tax.

Aug 9, 2017

The traditionally challenging 'holiday month' was buoyant for IT contractors.

Aug 8, 2017

EU privacy rule incoming to protect Britain in the digital age.

Aug 8, 2017

Temporary techies say Brexit deal must keep Britain in the single market.

Aug 7, 2017

They think it’s all over! It will be by the 11th, when the season starts. Join now!

Aug 4, 2017

Contracting group firms up its concerns about replacing the category of 'worker.'

Aug 2, 2017

What to consider before 'joining the dark side,' by an IT contractor who’s been tempted.

Aug 1, 2017

And even half of those who aren't, don’t know how big their pension pot is -- survey.

Aug 1, 2017