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Taxman set to fork out £10.4bn on a £4.1bn tech project, says NAO.

Jul 25, 2014

Your legal costs or HMRC's? The bill for either will be unavoidable for contractors.

Jul 25, 2014

Monitor's exposé prompts public contractors to take steps to protect their status.

Jul 24, 2014

Fewer contracts, less revenue and a slower economy are what contract workers foresee.

Jul 23, 2014

Small companies warned of HMRC 'going to much greater lengths' to recover tax.

Jul 22, 2014

Cyber crime divides firms, as traders aren’t bothering but corporates are.

Jul 22, 2014

HMRC commits to 20 months of sending Accelerated Payment Notices.

Jul 21, 2014

Tips for a contractor hoping a referral model is all cash gain, not financial pain.  

Jul 18, 2014

Neglect and write-offs are how the government treats money it's owed, say MPs.

Jul 17, 2014

Contractors in all corners of the UK 'still struggling to connect with clients online.'

Jul 17, 2014

The Revenue's risk assessment is moving out of the shadows and into taxpayers' letterboxes.

Jul 16, 2014

Probe into the UK's digital prowess wants to hear from those with relevant expertise.

Jul 16, 2014

Landing the job is sometimes just a trio of questions away, says Alistair Cox.

Jul 15, 2014

Signs of a more robust stance on the rogues should prompt even the reputable to review.

Jul 15, 2014

Accelerated Payment Notices could render your dividends illegal and therefore repayable.

Jul 14, 2014

June lifted IT contractors' prospects, ahead of a possible slowdown this summer.

Jul 11, 2014

Over a dozen one-man bands to see their names in lights at London's Tech City.

Jul 11, 2014

Network Rail fine to help fund the £90m Wi-Fi project for trains across England and Wales.

Jul 9, 2014

Clients told to fork out more to get the best, or don't and just accept they'll get less.

Jul 7, 2014

Uncertainty about breaking the union unites both contractors and interims.

Jul 7, 2014

Four pieces of legislation put the online claims of several umbrellas in serious doubt.

Jul 4, 2014

Contractors among the 42,000 e-services suppliers due to register with MOSS.

Jul 3, 2014

Pressure to go perm, de-scoping and cost-cutting are all at the sharp end of the market. 

Jul 3, 2014

High demand for contractors amid the best sign for IT jobs growth since the recession.

Jul 1, 2014

Techies admit their workplaces are behind the curve when it comes to the IoT.

Jun 30, 2014

Savers in post-recession Britain are more modest, even if they plan to be disloyal.

Jun 27, 2014

A quarter of clients are acting on their lack of females by wooing them through job adverts.

Jun 26, 2014

Former tax lawyer moves to ban professional advice on how to ‘game the system.’

Jun 24, 2014

Demand and rates for cyber security freelancers are on the up, both at home and abroad.

Jun 24, 2014

IT leaders alerted to the many areas where the capital can improve as a tech hub.

Jun 23, 2014

Legislation touted as the end game if the state is serious about helping unpaid suppliers.

Jun 23, 2014

Updated IR35 guidance will clarify things for some, but alarm and unsettle others.

Jun 20, 2014

Ongoing investment in financial services expected to drive IT contractor demand.

Jun 19, 2014

ContractorUK cited in the Lords, to reinforce their attack on the state's 'dismissive' reply.   

Jun 18, 2014

Fresh IR35 analysis from HMRC has more holes than comparing apples and pears.

Jun 18, 2014

Ahead of today's debate on the state's IR35 response, the rule is seized on as being symptomatic. 

Jun 17, 2014

Where government tinkering has made the tax system worse.

Jun 17, 2014

High Court rejects a bid to bring a judicial review to challenge backdated tax law.

Jun 16, 2014

The Digital Skills Committee will explore ICT, skills and the UK’s competitiveness.

Jun 16, 2014

IT contractors seen moving east and south to avoid the pinch at Silicon Roundabout.   

Jun 13, 2014

Contractors won't be surprised by alarming implications in the state's reply to the PSC inquiry.

Jun 12, 2014

State scheme found deeply in the red due to micro-firms who took funds but failed.

Jun 12, 2014

At-a-glance reactions to the government's PSC inquiry feedback.

Jun 11, 2014

Doom-mongers forget that twice as many freelancers are moving on or up the ladder.

Jun 11, 2014

IR35 experts unmoved at the chancellor's Lords response, despite its veiled threats.

Jun 10, 2014

The government replies to the Lords’ recommendations on PSCs, IR35 & HMRC.

Jun 9, 2014

PSCs via an umbrella is a new avoidance trick contractors should try to miss.

Jun 9, 2014

Growth in IT contractor demand slips, despite stubborn and growing skills shortages.

Jun 6, 2014

Two tweaks to Accelerated Payment Notices are vital ahead of their issuing in September.

Jun 5, 2014

Template for contractors who want to join the big push against Accelerated Payment Notices.

Jun 5, 2014

'Golden opportunity' to create better expenses rules for travel and subsistence.

Jun 4, 2014

HMRC wants to quiz contractors after it investigates them under IR35. 

Jun 3, 2014

Taxpayers can only hope that the Revenue succeeds where the NHS has failed.

Jun 2, 2014

Taxman has his best year ever, in terms of getting people to pay what he says they owe.

Jun 2, 2014

It's not called God's Own Country for nowt, say the UK's most bullish contractors.

May 30, 2014

'Chancellor deserves some credit, but paying the tax he levies still takes almost five months.'

May 29, 2014

Convicts, not contractors, are who the costlier courts should bear down on.

May 29, 2014

Shrewd contractors needn’t suffer side-effects from MMR or house price overheating.

May 28, 2014

Forum members rustle up a contractor cookbook to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Care.

May 28, 2014

Bank’s app buckles on the Friday before the Spring Bank Holiday, again.

May 26, 2014

ICO said to be considering a closer look at how the auction giant's database was hacked. 

May 23, 2014

Java developers, software managers and consultants lead the network's 'movers' table.

May 22, 2014

A more aggressive HMRC has doubled its total spend on three times as many bailiffs.

May 22, 2014

Five competencies will keep freelance techies more than safe in their jobs if cyber terrorists strike.

May 20, 2014

Fewer firms fighting VAT penalties, despite 1 in 2 being quashed as incorrect.

May 20, 2014

Workers taking whatever they can get isn’t why self-employment is booming – report.

May 20, 2014

Almost twice as many taxpayers have been investigated in the last year.

May 19, 2014

One taxpayer's win should prompt others to regularly review the relief's rules.

May 19, 2014

The computing professor who puts the 'social' into wayward social media tweets.

May 15, 2014

Fears of a 'brain drain,' as 80% of video games jobs advertised in the UK are for overseas.

May 14, 2014

Taking court action against those who owe but won’t pay now costs almost twice as much.

May 14, 2014

Innovators with scientific prowess and tech expertise called to compete.

May 12, 2014

More than 80% object to having their financial details sold on by the taxman.

May 12, 2014

Government told to explain why the attack on 65,000 people is retrospective.

May 12, 2014

MPs say only a judge or ombudsman should rule when unpaid tax can be seized directly.

May 12, 2014

Pendulum of demand swung in April to IT freelancers and away from permies.

May 9, 2014

Safeguards on the taxman's incoming right to seize your funds don't go far enough, says LITRG.

May 8, 2014

Digital by default strategy has boosted the state's stock of temporary IT contracts.

May 8, 2014

Corporate techies emerge as the latest must-have among foreign spy agencies.

May 6, 2014

Paper filing makes a return, thanks to three traders and two years of hard work.

May 6, 2014

Campaign demanding fairer treatment for freelancers wants your support on May 5th.

May 2, 2014

Under threat, droves of IT contractors say they'd rather go than stay and get squeezed.

Apr 30, 2014

File today to avoid the risk of incurring further fines which could reach up to £900.

Apr 29, 2014

Consultants and others with second incomes are in the taxman's crosshairs.

Apr 28, 2014

Tax-free savings accounts receive the most funds since they were launched in 1999.

Apr 28, 2014

Contractors' body says three proposals smack of a taxman failing in a failed system.

Apr 25, 2014

Taxman attacked for wanting to charge firms for your 'anonymised' details.

Apr 24, 2014

Checking for MOO in gaps between assignments is a job umbrella contractors can do too.

Apr 23, 2014

The government will turn company-filing simplification proposals into policies.

Apr 23, 2014

New rules loom large for aspiring, existing and rogue company directors.

Apr 22, 2014

Internet-based service suppliers with EU customers offered the official lowdown. 

Apr 22, 2014

Clients and agents of umbrella contractors are 'nervous,' as the Revenue beats Reed, again.

Apr 17, 2014

Nothing to fear if you travel from home to work as a director-employee of a PSC. 

Apr 16, 2014

War of words erupts over what the self-employment boom means for the UK.

Apr 15, 2014

Chancellor says HMRC won't need to prove intent, only that money is taxable and undeclared.

Apr 13, 2014

Limited company quartet get 27 years for phone and computer chip import/export scam.

Apr 13, 2014

The UK's most desirable areas dominate a Top 10 of where the self-employed live.

Apr 11, 2014

Experienced workers credited with 70% of the increase in self-employment.

Apr 11, 2014

Why the PSC Committee's report is an unhelpful medley of 'ifs' and 'buts.'

Apr 10, 2014

A more aggressive approach with smaller firms is paying dividends for the VAT man.

Apr 10, 2014