London is still the rate-richest, but cities in Scotland are the ones to watch.
Quality and quantity issues force Digital Shoreditch to shelve two tech events.
Fiscal upturn is a 'double-edged sword' for IT temps, as it means fewer cuts but less demand.
Onus is on HMRC, or the courts, to clarify when and what contractors can claim.
The laptop buyer who refused to fold for 16 years will be applauded by consumers.
Affected parties have a very short timeframe to solve many practical issues, says KPMG.
'Masters of their own fates' set to outstrip the number of public sector staff in four years.
Director of IT hiring foresees stability for most, and rate rises for a significant minority.
Your chance to join the former Fujitsu contractor who gets 165 premium IT courses for free.
Budget 2014 stays the course on company cars while accelerating the tax rates.
The bulk of contract IT workers expect rates to rise, despite the return of pay ultimatums.
Top advisers tell ContractorUK the contractors who win, lose and draw out of Osborne's red box.
George Osborne shows himself to have contractors' financial interests at heart.
Chancellor tells 43,000 taxpayers, including contractors, to pay now, fight later.
Osborne hails a Budget for makers, doers and savers to give Britain a resilient economy.
Its pay ultimatum makes it the first bank of 2014 to put the squeeze on temporary techies.
Chancellor urged to let contractors claim any IT-business training as an expense.
HMRC's letters demanding details about contract suppliers are 'unacceptable.'
Revenue agrees to a number of changes, including a new rule to hit tax-led incorporations.
'Pensions, mortgages and avoidance are where the chancellor shouldn't tinker.'
What the contract workforce should look out for from the chancellor on March 19.
Minister hails public sector tax crackdown, despite 125 victims and £501,000 in fines.
Court rules hyperlinks as legal, but not necessarily in all circumstances.
Tech departments staffing up with permies has eased the requirement for contractors.
False self-employment and other crackdowns 'greatly uncertain' in terms of yield.
'Delay false self-employment rules, rename NI and hit offshore tax evaders.'
Firm's offering to would-be techies more than computes to its ex-CEO.
Even bigger downgrades on offer to IT contractors who want 'additional security'.
BIS fails to hit an agency accused of trying to squeeze an IT contractor for £55,000.
Panic on pay day, as banks’ customers get locked out of their mobile accounts.
Properties with poor connectivity tipped to fetch a fifth less.
'IT contracting's buoyancy has given a much-needed fillip for the tech workforce.'
Revealed: the IT innovations with the most capability to reshape the future.
Contractors, you'll be less 'ignorable' if you join a new online movement.
Paper filing for some VAT firms is the only way to avoid more litigation, HMRC told.
Project and programme managers were 2013's most rate-rich IT contractors.
Where in the UK demand for IT skills on a temporary basis is shaping up.
Spooked by loose lips on LinkedIn, defence officials issue a threat of their own.
Awry IT is the suspected culprit behind a ‘limited’ outage on Friday.
Life sentence for a techie who claimed to have a momentary loss of control.
'Vital to populate the IT workforce with contractors, whose pay rates are rising.'
PCG: More people than ever before going it alone in bad times and good times is telling.
'You might be right,' taxman concedes to critics concerned he's overstepped the mark.
Contractors, do your bit to reject arming HMRC with an arbitrary and alarming new power.
HMRC said to be investigating one of its own over an alleged £2.4m scam.
An extra six months for firms to 'get to grips' with RTI or be hit for late filing.
Switzerland's tougher stance on newcomers could lead to 80,000 fewer jobs.
Limited company owners who claimed sensible 'tax planning' undone by 'S660.'
MP hasn't had assurance that a successor to the £100m IT project failure will succeed.
Contractors seeking Swiss clients will be among those affected by the vote for quotas.
'Considerable progress' in how banks would deal with a cyber assault on the City.
How tax returns that reached the Revenue after Jan 31 can avoid a penalty.
Revenue wants your help in adding to the 178 phishing websites it crushed last month.
'Try before you buy' policy holds IT contractor demand at a historically high level.
'Forty IR35 staff keep 110,000 PSCs from paying almost everything in dividends.'
From April, droves of the self-employed will be taxed as employed, with none of the rights that go with it.
New IT steps should help, but a legal threat thwarts the BBC's bid to put ‘DMI aside’.
'Online registration service should close if it can’t check for money laundering.'
A few hundred thousand more homes and premises can now join the high-speed revolution.
'Negligent' charge stands for a limited company couple unable to shift the blame.
Tax unit sounds the death knell for the 4.5million P11Ds completed annually.
At-a-glance summary of the OTS's travel and subsistence recommendations.
Last quarter saw tech firms' best growth performance in almost a decade – report.
Labour promises a new champion for small traders if it wins next year's election.
Business groups object to HMRC's 'blanket assumption' that PSCs are tax avoiders.
The most hard-hitting avoidance measures against contractors, ever? Probably.
Banking group says sorry for IT issues that brought down its debit card services.
Government talks tough as it draws 'red lines' around its major IT contractors.
Jump in judicial reviews suggests it's not just the taxman who's getting tougher.
Programmers, developers and IT directors branded as creative industry workers.
Dividends paid by the typical PSC hailed as a significant buffer against Section 44-47.
Why their levels of dividends are enough for contractors to pop up on the Revenue's radar.
One-person firms with cashflow issues urged to act before Jan 31 tax deadline.
More than two-thirds of ContractorUK readers are optimistic about rates and roles.
Data watchdog catches up with the tech boss accused of bombarding mobile users.
Pay and prospects for IT freelancers already looking their brightest in two years.
The quirky and quintessential professionals of a year in IT contracting are revealed.
Last year's biggest rate rises went to freelancers in IT – the most well-intentioned with tax.
'Crumbling' IT infrastructure compels firms to up tech spending by 9%.
PSC inquiry was told by the taxman that IR35 is less effective than it actually is.
Clients making temporary IT contracts longer, to get the tech skills they'll need.
Not since August 1998 has demand for freelance IT skills been as strong.
Lords reassured over the PSC 'situation' in the state sector.
When changes to mortgages, pensions and savings take effect, and what they mean for you.
Revealed: the coming year's likeliest and biggest tech stories.
The ins and outs of the FRS can deter contractors, but those in IT can often benefit.
eLearning fails to inspire IT workers if fees are attached.
Almost half of clients across the pond will hire more IT contractors than permies.
HMRC has revealed the ten most bizarre, exotic and flimsy excuses used by tardy taxpayers
‘Not even the Dragon fronting it would accept the state scheme’s loan terms.’
Start-ups to boost ‘the digital capital of Europe’ by taking on lots more techies.
ContractorUK would like to wish all our readers a very happy holiday. We look forward to keeping you up-to-date with all the latest contractor news throughout 2014.
This year’s worst tech bodges, ranked on a scale of disruption, damage & waste.
2013 saw computer programmers lose their monopoly on the g-word.
HMRC vows to chase 15,000 scheme users whose incomes were paid as loans.
Lawyer defends his term, as it's 'false employment' which may be imposed on PSCs.
Limited companies may be the collateral victims of the 'false self-employment' crackdown.
Lords given evidence on why IR35 should be suspended or scrapped.
Festive and New Year projects buoying demand for temporary IT specialists.