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A few hundred thousand more homes and premises can now join the high-speed revolution.

Feb 4, 2014

'Negligent' charge stands for a limited company couple unable to shift the blame.

Feb 3, 2014

Tax unit sounds the death knell for the 4.5million P11Ds completed annually.

Jan 31, 2014

At-a-glance summary of the OTS's travel and subsistence recommendations.

Jan 31, 2014

Last quarter saw tech firms' best growth performance in almost a decade – report.

Jan 30, 2014

Labour promises a new champion for small traders if it wins next year's election.

Jan 30, 2014

Business groups object to HMRC's 'blanket assumption' that PSCs are tax avoiders.

Jan 29, 2014

The most hard-hitting avoidance measures against contractors, ever? Probably.

Jan 28, 2014

Banking group says sorry for IT issues that brought down its debit card services.

Jan 28, 2014

Government talks tough as it draws 'red lines' around its major IT contractors.

Jan 27, 2014

Jump in judicial reviews suggests it's not just the taxman who's getting tougher.

Jan 27, 2014

Programmers, developers and IT directors branded as creative industry workers.

 

Jan 24, 2014

Dividends paid by the typical PSC hailed as a significant buffer against Section 44-47.

Jan 23, 2014

Why their levels of dividends are enough for contractors to pop up on the Revenue's radar.

Jan 22, 2014

One-person firms with cashflow issues urged to act before Jan 31 tax deadline.

Jan 21, 2014

More than two-thirds of ContractorUK readers are optimistic about rates and roles.

Jan 20, 2014

Data watchdog catches up with the tech boss accused of bombarding mobile users.

Jan 20, 2014

Pay and prospects for IT freelancers already looking their brightest in two years.

Jan 16, 2014

The quirky and quintessential professionals of a year in IT contracting are revealed.

Jan 15, 2014

Last year's biggest rate rises went to freelancers in IT – the most well-intentioned with tax.

Jan 14, 2014

'Crumbling' IT infrastructure compels firms to up tech spending by 9%. 

Jan 14, 2014

PSC inquiry was told by the taxman that IR35 is less effective than it actually is.

Jan 13, 2014

Clients making temporary IT contracts longer, to get the tech skills they'll need.

Jan 13, 2014

Not since August 1998 has demand for freelance IT skills been as strong.

Jan 10, 2014

Lords reassured over the PSC 'situation' in the state sector.

Jan 10, 2014

When changes to mortgages, pensions and savings take effect, and what they mean for you.

Jan 9, 2014

Revealed: the coming year's likeliest and biggest tech stories.

Jan 9, 2014

The ins and outs of the FRS can deter contractors, but those in IT can often benefit. 

Jan 8, 2014

eLearning fails to inspire IT workers if fees are attached. 

Jan 7, 2014

Almost half of clients across the pond will hire more IT contractors than permies.

Jan 6, 2014

HMRC has revealed the ten most bizarre, exotic and flimsy excuses used by tardy taxpayers

Jan 3, 2014

‘Not even the Dragon fronting it would accept the state scheme’s loan terms.’

Jan 3, 2014

Start-ups to boost ‘the digital capital of Europe’ by taking on lots more techies.

Jan 2, 2014

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.

Dec 24, 2013

This year’s worst tech bodges, ranked on a scale of disruption, damage & waste. 

Dec 23, 2013

2013 saw computer programmers lose their monopoly on the g-word.

Dec 20, 2013

HMRC vows to chase 15,000 scheme users whose incomes were paid as loans.

Dec 19, 2013

Lawyer defends his term, as it's 'false employment' which may be imposed on PSCs.

Dec 19, 2013

Limited companies may be the collateral victims of the 'false self-employment' crackdown.

Dec 18, 2013

Lords given evidence on why IR35 should be suspended or scrapped.

Dec 17, 2013

Festive and New Year projects buoying demand for temporary IT specialists.

Dec 16, 2013

High-speed internet, not railway, is what firms need for a big shot in Britain's arm.

Dec 13, 2013

Wording from the Personal Service Companies Committee is ominous for contractors.

Dec 12, 2013

Contractors can now have their say on the seemingly fruitful reforms to IR35.

Dec 11, 2013

Treasury says limited company contractors aren’t the target, but they are ‘intermediaries.’

Dec 11, 2013

Revenue unlikely to sit on its laurels with the VAT gap widening by £3bn a year.

Dec 10, 2013

Hefty liabilities face those without robust records who claim not to be UK residents for tax.

Dec 10, 2013

Appetite for temporary IT skills is at its sharpest in almost three years.

Dec 9, 2013

Substitution will be blocked as an automatic get-out from the Agencies legislation.

Dec 9, 2013

Targeting fake self-employment will be on top of IR35, which won't be reformed in any way.

Dec 6, 2013

At-a-glance summary of George Osborne's main announcements.

Dec 6, 2013

IFA tots up how contractors' finances fared in Osborne's 'mini-budget.'

Dec 6, 2013

Chancellor hits intermediaries whose contracts feign self-employment to avoid tax.

Dec 5, 2013

Chancellor vows a responsible recovery, partly enabled by tackling tax avoiders.

Dec 5, 2013

A summary of the areas affecting contractors that Osborne is likely to address.

Dec 5, 2013

Another tech glitch at the state-owned bank prompts an alarming admission.

Dec 4, 2013

One-person limited companies can now opt for simplified financial statements instead.

Dec 4, 2013

HMRC using salary and dividend totals to risk-assess PSC contractors for IR35.

Dec 3, 2013

Engagers get let off the hook from IR35's enormous financial consequences, Lords told.

 

Dec 3, 2013

Your invitation to name the 'cream of the crop' in the freelance IT marketplace.

Dec 2, 2013

IT worker admits laptop in his local landfill is laden with £4,597,000 in e-currency.

Dec 2, 2013

CUK readers to be honoured alongside top recruiters, advisers and clients.

Nov 29, 2013

Chancellor warned not to confuse tax planning with tax abuse.

Nov 29, 2013

Contracting captains call chancellor to streamline or stay the course, not legislate. 

Nov 27, 2013

IFA on where the chancellor might give and take via Autumn Statement 2013.

Nov 27, 2013

HMRC enquiries into personal service companies are up four-fold on 2011-12.

Nov 26, 2013

Sharp fall in declared tax schemes could herald a rise in bespoke arrangements.

Nov 26, 2013

Assessing your assets and lifestyle is increasingly just a few clicks away for HMRC.

Nov 25, 2013

Hardware giant set to back UK tech companies showing high growth potential.

Nov 25, 2013

Computer forensics firm recalls its most memorable call-outs of the year.

Nov 22, 2013

Contractors can have their say on PSCs, IR35 and shifting responsibility to clients.

Nov 21, 2013

Court victory will inspire others to settle EBT liabilities, Revenue hopes.

Nov 21, 2013
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IR35, contracts, skills and tax are what contractors want the chancellor to tackle.

Nov 20, 2013

Another female tax official sent down - for 18 months after swindling £93,000.

Nov 20, 2013

It isn't industry which is coming up with steps that contractors will want the chancellor to take.

Nov 19, 2013

Invite-only masterclass ready to hear from socially conscious data specialists.

Nov 19, 2013

Techie who hoped Lord Sugar would hire him is fired as a company director.

Nov 18, 2013

Faster internet access will see most Brits work from home a few days a month – report.

Nov 18, 2013

Lucrative careers await IT contractors who can rise to the challenges of interim working.

Nov 14, 2013

Operators' IT chiefs will prioritise projects that support the customer experience.

Nov 14, 2013

Why it's not just your local GP's caring side that you'll hope your accountant emulates.

Nov 13, 2013

'Astonished' MPs say HMRC can’t even engage its own 'woefully inadequate' target.

Nov 12, 2013

Corporation wields the axe over 'controlled' freelancers who refuse to join its payroll.

Nov 12, 2013

A law graduate and moderniser will head the inquiry into personal services companies.

 

Nov 11, 2013

Revenue catches one of its own, helping herself to colleagues’ retirement cash.

Nov 11, 2013

Lords inquiry to probe PSCs in the private sector, and how they impact tax collection.

Nov 8, 2013

Demand for IT freelancers reverted in Oct to its highest level for more than two years.

Nov 8, 2013

Freelancers will be stung unless they can report late-paying clients in confidence, says PCG.

Nov 8, 2013

Online tax accounts to replace full returns for 1.7m self-assessors.

Nov 5, 2013

HMRC is avoiding obstinacy by changing tack on paperwork probes, says ATT.

Nov 5, 2013

Firms offered free software to gauge the potential commercial value of IP assets. 

Nov 4, 2013

Details of UK individuals banking on the island will automatically be fed to HMRC.

Nov 4, 2013

Police ask for help in probing the fatal stabbing of an IT graduate in Sheffield.

Nov 1, 2013

PM: Owners of shell companies, and all other firms, to be made public.

Nov 1, 2013

Broadband-enabled spare rooms dominate, but not for sleeping or meeting.

Oct 31, 2013

After a few false starts, now is seen as a 'good time' for contractors to go Cloud.

Oct 31, 2013

Shrewd contractors will top up, even if an ISA cap is only fodder for the rumour mill.

Oct 30, 2013

Freelancers won't fear rivals claiming more credibility by being publicly registered.

Oct 29, 2013

The contracting of firms to build and manage public IT and apps is under scrutiny.

Oct 28, 2013

Only three days to head off the prospect of up to £1600 in penalties from HMRC.

Oct 28, 2013