'The taxman, and us, would be better off with one less HMRC employee.'
IFA: Contract workers need not be penalised by lenders for running their own companies.
No new rules for will-writers keeps the onus on you to choose the reputable over the rogue.
Three stumbling blocks to home loans face contractors if they don't use a specialist.
Taxing UK workers regardless of their payroll location will follow the changes to IR35 - Alexander.
Latest Tax Freedom Day since 2006 puts coalition’s claims in doubt.
The benefits of the government's Cloud First Policy far outweigh the risks.
Expertise, experience & ‘EI’ define IT-business pros who are at the top (by design or default).
Wanted: your recipes for 'contractor-style' dishes.
'Britain's Beverly Hills' residents pay more tax per head than anywhere else in the UK.
'Service returning to normal' for 2 million users of RBS's Mobile Banking app.
Broadcaster’s IT boss steps aside amid a probe into where and why DMI failed.
Software giant will spend years hiring those who ‘think differently’ about IT.
Reasonable care, not perfection, is required when contractors settle up with HMRC.
Contractors increasingly on the receiving end of HMRC demands for unpaid tax.
Survey shows the lure of self-employment is too strong for most who try it.
Government’s 'Cloud First Policy' becomes mandatory for central departments.
Dearth of computer graduates enriching a small elite of IT contractors, says Hays.
IFA reassures amid a potential 'turning point' in Britons' use of tax-free savings.
Bank’s £2bn IT spend will be on top of system improvements running into the millions of pounds.
Over-30s are next in line for a loan to get their business idea off the ground.
'Burdensome' questionnaires attached to £230bn a year of state contracts to be scrapped.
Less form-filling expected for small firms wanting to supply the government.
HRH confirms people who work for themselves will be free from Health & Safety rules.
Tech specialists who freelance seen by 50 trusts as the preferred staffing option.
More willingness to take on permies leaves temporary IT workers at a six-month low.
Lawyer under fire from ex-tax inspectors over a 'misleading' warning sticks to his guns.
UK officials hail 'a turning point' in their fight against evasion and illicit finance.
'Credit-reliant contractors finding business tough should seek help and advice.'
'Taxation no longer a game of indulging in an ingenious scheme to lower your liability.'
Penalties of £10 a day start racking up from yesterday for late-filing contractors.
Chancellor faces an 18-strong, cross-party push to kill the retrospective part of BN66.
Malware expert foresees riches for 'cyber Jedi' who can fight the web’s dark side.
Officials want your view of a ‘superfast’ patent processing service.
Users caught by HMRC seek to recoup losses by blaming the advice they received.
Six IT-business leaders tasked by Whitehall to save £300m on supplier contracts.
Bulk of ADR cases result in full or partial resolution – sometimes because HMRC erred.
Jobs pool for freelancers with 10 software skills widens, amid a narrowing for some permies.
Contractors may think the status of IR35 advice from tax advisers has changed, but it hasn’t.
Testers will be the least exposed IT contractors when financial hirers revert to ‘normal’.
Booking opens for querying HMRC on RTI, record-keeping and annual returns.
Payroll firms hope to fill the gap from HMRC's unwillingness to approve them.
Conservatives' Mark Field puts the economic case to the Treasury for killing BN66.
HMRC often being slow to refund, and needing to be asked first, puts the onus on firms.
Dividends remain effective for contractors where the sole aim is to provide shareholders a return.
Two more UK overseas territories expected to feed HMRC with individuals' details.
Bank under an 'enforcement investigation' for its IT meltdown last summer.
PA's appeal withdrawal puts firms with similar 'dividends-based reward strategies' at risk.
Taxpayers who ditch self-employment urged not to delay messaging HMRC.
Rate ultimatums hit IT contractors at CapGemini, Barclays and Atos.
Twenty consecutive months of rising demand for IT contractors ended in March.
Walkout at HMRC offices applauded for coinciding with RTI’s introduction.
Officials hit by a 'steady stream of complaints' about security clearance for IT contracts.
Newer Windows still being on the shelf should boost IT migration specialists.
Helping IT contractors navigate the ‘perfect storm’ of conditions ripe for tech sector bargains.
IR35 expert's personal take on the move to bring 'office-holder' contractors in scope.
'None of the UK’s political parties are on-message with small enterprise.'
Taxman's guidance slammed as disappointing to contractors, as the 'IR35 fog' remains.
Budget basic rate starting point hike coupled with lower limit ensures middle earning contractors don't benefit.
Chasing clients over overdue invoices just got more lucrative – Safe Collections.
How IT freelancers - with or without NHS experience - can exploit unprecedented demand.
Taxman admits procurement rules should apply prospectively, not retrospectively.
Expert spells out three changes likely to hurt close companies and their participators.
193 contractors suspected of disguised employment rounded up in half a tax year.
At-a-glance guide for contractors on the chancellor’s announcements.
Chancellor lumps one-man bands into the same tax bracket as million-pound corporates.
Contractors in office-holder roles must wait a little longer for IR35 clarity.
Chancellor's fiscally neutral Budget is for 'people who aspire to work hard and get on.'
'Today’s Budget should correct years of inaction around freelancers.'
Treasury's red book expected not to edit 'office holder' for IR35 purposes – Lawspeed.
Companies with fewer than 50 employees get extra leeway on payment reporting.
Treasury to close a £100m loophole used - knowingly or not - by 100,000 workers.
Ongoing uncertainty is making firms increasingly wary of striking major IT deals.
'A chancellor not for turning doesn't necessarily have to show his back to the IT sector.'
Chancellor hints at changes for those who want to create their own company.
Treble your lifetime earnings power by taking 165 courses on us – Firebrand.
Just five days before Budget 2013, HMRC says new IR35 guidance is incoming.
Longer gigs aren't losing their appeal despite IT demand and jobs being plentiful.
IFA: Chancellor must resist pressure to squeeze the wealthy - his agents of growth.
Osborne's 'fair share' principle is potentially ruinous for some, says ContractorUmbrella.
On-site, in-house engineers’ work tipped to go to local IT support services contractors.
Number of IT directors planning to shed staff falls to its lowest level in five years.
£60k-plus contractors still receiving child benefit have 15 days to act.
Clamping down on what's fruitful sees the Revenue's CGT yield almost double.
Call for the 'average' HMRC customer with tax irregularities to get a chance to come clean.
Biggest monthly surge in IT contractor demand since September – REC report.
Digital agenda boss readies a €4.5m shot in the arm for the skills-starved IT industry.
Meagre sums, lost receipts and fear all add up to expenses going unclaimed.
April 5th is the cut-off date for contractors in the 40% and 50% income tax bands.
CIOT: No basis for Business Records Check penalties until return is proved wrong.
‘No guarantee against criminal investigation and a push for significantly higher penalties.’
Legislating against payroll firms is what most agents want from Agency Regs reform.
Tax-offending contractors may still qualify for government contracts – ICAEW.
Eight weeks of searching & eight hours’ talking (plus a possible test) required of IT candidates.
MPs will ask Osborne to repeal the retrospective tax rule in next month’s Budget.
The perceived wisdom for claiming mileage from a home base has changed.
Revenue criticised for entering into 'a game of cat and mouse' - and losing.
Firewall fails to stop MPs' computers from accessing hardcore porn.
First prosecutions tied to the ODF go to two techies driven by greed for prestige cars.