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A code of a different kind is updated at the IT offices of the 148-year-old bank.

Jul 21, 2017

Rules from 2011 still stumping many, but it's up to recruiters to 'take the lead.'

Jul 20, 2017

Get to grips with your brolly's deductions and fees so you're covered, not cross.

Jul 19, 2017

Review boss's reassurance fails to ease fears that contractors could still be hit.

Jul 19, 2017

Agencies telling a 'familiar story' -- IR35 issues dragging their public sector results.

Jul 18, 2017

Mindset more important than any one measure, says a tax blueprint for business soloists.

Jul 18, 2017

Government puts the loss of a £3,000 dividend tax shelter back on the books. 

Jul 17, 2017

'Genuine alarm' compels officials to dilute and delay quarterly tax reporting.

Jul 17, 2017

Nine-month probe into modern work criticised as 'timid', praised as 'positive'.

Jul 12, 2017

Over 30 corporation tax ideas tabled to help single-director companies.

Jul 11, 2017

New guidelines go live, for those accused of re-running the ESS until it says 'outside.'

Jul 10, 2017

'One-man bands should get another go, not a fine, if their foray into digital accounts flops.'

Jul 10, 2017

Growth in temporary IT billings cools, albeit only from its May high.

Jul 7, 2017

Murray Group at the Supreme Court is a triumph for the taxman, but will he regret it?

Jul 6, 2017

Contractor hoping to take on the off-payroll rules raises over £11,000 in just three weeks.

Jul 6, 2017

'Outrageous' ploy, as agencies covertly force PSCs to indemnify them against IR35 losses.

Jul 5, 2017

Temporary techies among those increasingly challenging decisions by HMRC.

Jul 4, 2017

What EBTs (and you) should keep in mind about the Rangers case, ahead of Wednesday's ruling.

Jul 3, 2017

IT contractor on the cusp of enough funds to wave through a legal attack on the off-payroll rules.

Jun 30, 2017

Fresh curbs on the perk when selling a company are 'part of general squeeze' on PSCs.

Jun 29, 2017

A light-hearted look at HMRC’s stance on status, and how it can all change like the flip of a coin.

Jun 28, 2017

How dividends, IR35 and other taxing areas are affected by yesterday's Tory-DUP deal.

Jun 27, 2017

Where the off-payroll rules should be fought, and why, to be itemised and assessed.

Jun 26, 2017

Stage-by-stage: the litany of errors that are commonly made when end-users recruit.

Jun 23, 2017

Plus, the six other areas you need to know about if you're a contractor now, and over the next two years.

Jun 22, 2017

Chancellor receives his first submission for the post-election Budget he threatened.

Jun 21, 2017

Fraudsters 'disproportionately targeting' people who run their own limited company.

Jun 20, 2017

As Brexit talks begin, the chancellor's agenda tallies with the contractor sector's.

Jun 19, 2017

Survey says it wants techies to tell-all about UK-EU threats and opportunities.

Jun 19, 2017

Fraudster family sent down for a decade each for their 'flexible attitude' to HMRC rules.

Jun 16, 2017

More non-EU staff than ever before are securing IT work in Britain.

Jun 15, 2017

'Recruiters are wrong to deduct student loan repayments from IR35-caught 'Ltd' contractors.'

Jun 14, 2017

Uncertainty amid May's EU deal could help some contractors with their own negotiations.

Jun 13, 2017

One breed of worker is ideally suited to today's turbulent conditions, hirers reminded.

Jun 13, 2017

Cash pledges wanted, to help take the taxman’s 'iniquitous' off-payroll rules to court.

Jun 12, 2017

Amid 'political limbo,' the contractor sector reveals why it helped give the PM a bloody nose.

Jun 9, 2017

Most predict a boost for contractors; others aren't so sure and foresee 'devastation.'

Jun 8, 2017

Contractors speak up about which political party -- and leader -- deserves their cross.

Jun 7, 2017

May saw demand for temporary IT skills leap to a level unseen since April 2015.

Jun 6, 2017

McDonnel matches Hammond by promising a post-election Budget.

Jun 5, 2017

Strangling a golden egg-laying goose? That's what the state is doing to contractors -- IPSE.

Jun 5, 2017

Health officials admit their stance on the off-payroll rules was 'not accurate.'

Jun 1, 2017

Two specialist IT contractors lead the pack of precise tech skills that clients need.

May 30, 2017

Significant number of contractors have 'thrown in the towel' since April 6th.

May 25, 2017

Unhappy anniversary: the woeful way April's off-payroll rules are playing out.

May 25, 2017

LinkedIn -- is it really useful or just another social media platform?

May 24, 2017

Or £2.6bn in the 'best-case scenario' -- IT services continuing to flow unhindered.

May 23, 2017

End-users want freelancers' niches to help navigate today’s perfect storm.

May 22, 2017

The big three's key pledges to 'Ltd' workers and contracting.

May 19, 2017

70% of techies want to leave since 'Leave,' and half as many are put off their own IT biz.

May 18, 2017

Contractors would lose the £3bn brolly sector under Labour's manifesto pledge.

May 17, 2017

Wilfully ignorant, or just uninformed? Either way, Corbyn’s brolly ban is bizarre.

May 17, 2017

Snap election extends your chance to input on 'wholly exclusively and necessarily.'

May 16, 2017

Brexit and government policy sapping one-person businesses to a 'concerning' level.

May 16, 2017

Tech body overseeing cyber attacked NHS is 'operating without a permanent leader.'

May 15, 2017

Health service offers remedies before 'further possibly significant' ransomware attacks hit.

May 15, 2017

The government-owned bank is wielding its axe over 154 IT contractor jobs.

May 11, 2017

Where we are now on divorcing from the EU, and how contractors will marry with the process.

May 10, 2017

Brexit uncertainty isn't stopping clients sourcing the IT contractors they need. 

May 9, 2017

'We’re not there yet,' says an IT advisory with an eye on robots displacing humans.

May 8, 2017

Court ruling lets work-seekers with misdemeanours in the past, stay in the past.

May 5, 2017

Almost a fifth of clients are stumping up incentives to make ex-PSCs stay on.

May 4, 2017

What the UK's new administration should commit to on June 9th and why.

May 3, 2017

Staffing giant succumbs to HMRC, foregoing £300m and outlaying about half as much.

May 3, 2017

But talk of 'working families,' and a vow to hike company tax, will unsettle contractors.

May 2, 2017

Forget next year’s cut to it, it's the dividend allowance itself that the taxman can't compute.

Apr 28, 2017

Tiny traders overwhelmingly plan to keep at it, despite economic worries.

Apr 27, 2017

Despite public sector 'chaos,' the track operator signals faith in its off-payroll staff's status.

Apr 26, 2017

Digital accounts dropped from Finance Bill, but a 'retrospective IR35 shock' is included.

Apr 26, 2017

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