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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

Why ministers should (but probably won't) follow through with the slap in the taxman's face over IR35.

Apr 9, 2014

The PSC Committee's report is proof that we're not 'all in this together.'

Apr 9, 2014

The calls for IT freelancers abate for the third month in a row, albeit from a 32-month high.

Apr 8, 2014

The PSC Committee's report is scathing about the taxman, not contractors.

Apr 6, 2014

What the Lords inquiry into personal service companies recommends and why.

Apr 6, 2014

IT budgets set to spike at investment management firms, securities traders and insurance brokers.

Apr 4, 2014

Study finds that connected Britons only get half the speed they sign up to.

Apr 3, 2014

Taxman alerted to the first model designed to bypass his onshore intermediary rules.

Apr 2, 2014

London is still the rate-richest, but cities in Scotland are the ones to watch.

Apr 2, 2014

Quality and quantity issues force Digital Shoreditch to shelve two tech events.

Apr 1, 2014

Fiscal upturn is a 'double-edged sword' for IT temps, as it means fewer cuts but less demand.

Mar 31, 2014

Onus is on HMRC, or the courts, to clarify when and what contractors can claim.

 

Mar 28, 2014

The laptop buyer who refused to fold for 16 years will be applauded by consumers.

Mar 28, 2014

Affected parties have a very short timeframe to solve many practical issues, says KPMG.

Mar 27, 2014

'Masters of their own fates' set to outstrip the number of public sector staff in four years.

Mar 27, 2014

Director of IT hiring foresees stability for most, and rate rises for a significant minority.

Mar 26, 2014

Your chance to join the former Fujitsu contractor who gets 165 premium IT courses for free.

Mar 25, 2014

Budget 2014 stays the course on company cars while accelerating the tax rates.

Mar 24, 2014

The bulk of contract IT workers expect rates to rise, despite the return of pay ultimatums.

Mar 21, 2014

Top advisers tell ContractorUK the contractors who win, lose and draw out of Osborne's red box. 

Mar 20, 2014

George Osborne shows himself to have contractors' financial interests at heart.

Mar 20, 2014

Chancellor tells 43,000 taxpayers, including contractors, to pay now, fight later.

Mar 19, 2014

Osborne hails a Budget for makers, doers and savers to give Britain a resilient economy.

Mar 19, 2014

Its pay ultimatum makes it the first bank of 2014 to put the squeeze on temporary techies.

Mar 19, 2014

Chancellor urged to let contractors claim any IT-business training as an expense.

Mar 18, 2014

HMRC's letters demanding details about contract suppliers are 'unacceptable.'

Mar 17, 2014

Revenue agrees to a number of changes, including a new rule to hit tax-led incorporations.

Mar 17, 2014

'Pensions, mortgages and avoidance are where the chancellor shouldn't tinker.' 

Mar 13, 2014

What the contract workforce should look out for from the chancellor on March 19. 

Mar 12, 2014

Minister hails public sector tax crackdown, despite 125 victims and £501,000 in fines.

Mar 12, 2014

Court rules hyperlinks as legal, but not necessarily in all circumstances.

Mar 11, 2014

Tech departments staffing up with permies has eased the requirement for contractors.

Mar 10, 2014

False self-employment and other crackdowns 'greatly uncertain' in terms of yield.

Mar 10, 2014

'Delay false self-employment rules, rename NI and hit offshore tax evaders.'

Mar 7, 2014

Firm's offering to would-be techies more than computes to its ex-CEO.

Mar 6, 2014

Even bigger downgrades on offer to IT contractors who want 'additional security'.

Mar 5, 2014

BIS fails to hit an agency accused of trying to squeeze an IT contractor for £55,000.

Mar 5, 2014

Panic on pay day, as banks’ customers get locked out of their mobile accounts.

Mar 3, 2014

Properties with poor connectivity tipped to fetch a fifth less.

Mar 3, 2014

'IT contracting's buoyancy has given a much-needed fillip for the tech workforce.'

Feb 28, 2014

Revealed: the IT innovations with the most capability to reshape the future.

Feb 28, 2014

Contractors, you'll be less 'ignorable' if you join a new online movement.  

Feb 27, 2014

Paper filing for some VAT firms is the only way to avoid more litigation, HMRC told.

Feb 27, 2014

Project and programme managers were 2013's most rate-rich IT contractors.

Feb 25, 2014

Where in the UK demand for IT skills on a temporary basis is shaping up.

Feb 25, 2014

Spooked by loose lips on LinkedIn, defence officials issue a threat of their own.

Feb 24, 2014

Awry IT is the suspected culprit behind a ‘limited’ outage on Friday.

Feb 24, 2014

Life sentence for a techie who claimed to have a momentary loss of control.

Feb 21, 2014

'Vital to populate the IT workforce with contractors, whose pay rates are rising.'

Feb 20, 2014

PCG: More people than ever before going it alone in bad times and good times is telling.

Feb 20, 2014

'You might be right,' taxman concedes to critics concerned he's overstepped the mark. 

Feb 19, 2014

Contractors, do your bit to reject arming HMRC with an arbitrary and alarming new power.

Feb 18, 2014

HMRC said to be investigating one of its own over an alleged £2.4m scam.

Feb 17, 2014

An extra six months for firms to 'get to grips' with RTI or be hit for late filing.

Feb 14, 2014

Switzerland's tougher stance on newcomers could lead to 80,000 fewer jobs.

Feb 14, 2014

Limited company owners who claimed sensible 'tax planning' undone by 'S660.'

Feb 13, 2014

MP hasn't had assurance that a successor to the £100m IT project failure will succeed.

Feb 12, 2014

Contractors seeking Swiss clients will be among those affected by the vote for quotas. 

Feb 12, 2014

'Considerable progress' in how banks would deal with a cyber assault on the City.

Feb 11, 2014

How tax returns that reached the Revenue after Jan 31 can avoid a penalty.

Feb 11, 2014

Revenue wants your help in adding to the 178 phishing websites it crushed last month.

Feb 10, 2014

'Try before you buy' policy holds IT contractor demand at a historically high level.

Feb 7, 2014

'Forty IR35 staff keep 110,000 PSCs from paying almost everything in dividends.'

Feb 6, 2014

From April, droves of the self-employed will be taxed as employed, with none of the rights that go with it.

Feb 5, 2014

New IT steps should help, but a legal threat thwarts the BBC's bid to put ‘DMI aside’.

Feb 5, 2014

'Online registration service should close if it can’t check for money laundering.'

Feb 4, 2014

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