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HMRC and its 'dire' detailing of drawdown pensions are spotlighted at an Oscars for gobbledygook.

Dec 8, 2014

Lord Sugar's search for his business partner continues, as do the lessons provided in the BBC1 show.

Dec 5, 2014

Brollies admit their sector isn't perfect, but say nor is the coalition's labelling, understanding and reasoning.   

Dec 4, 2014

Contractors' IFA says Captain 'stay the course' Osborne deserves a 21-gun salute.

Dec 4, 2014

Chancellor divides brollies -- is he launching a lethal attack or a way to level the playing field?

Dec 3, 2014

George Osborne says Britain is on course for national recovery and prosperity.

Dec 3, 2014

Ten small businesses caught by the January 1st rules will get to bend the taxman's ear. 

Dec 3, 2014

Government stops a plan to prohibit corporates being in limited liability partnerships.

Dec 3, 2014

Contractors' IFA reveals seven things the chancellor should announce (or seems set to).

Dec 2, 2014

Swiss bank tells its temporary IT workforce to lower their rates or leave.

Dec 2, 2014

Vote for your favourites of the contract IT marketplace.

Dec 1, 2014

The taxman targeting his information better could do more than just forewarn contractors.

Nov 28, 2014

New digital qualification means not having to choose between earning and learning. 

Nov 28, 2014

Osborne increasingly being told a Freelancer Limited Company isn't a necessity.

Nov 27, 2014

Three things every IT contractor will be hoping for on December 3rd.

Nov 26, 2014

Digital Academy launches with the backing of industry, academics and the PM.

Nov 25, 2014

Millions of people who work for themselves win a voice in the prime minister's ear.

Nov 25, 2014

HMRC agrees to 'knock a lot of the teeth out' of its power to raid accounts.

Nov 24, 2014

Bank's system availability claim unravels within 24hrs of regulators' IT penalty order.  

Nov 24, 2014

He's against the political wind, but it's the chancellor who can shift contractor taxation -- not the IR35 Review.

Nov 20, 2014

A review of the year that's nearly up for IT contractors, and what to expect in 2015.

Nov 19, 2014

And an even greater number foresee more IT contracts in the pipeline for 2015.

Nov 18, 2014

UK set to celebrate contractors and the millions of other people who work independently.

Nov 18, 2014

An awry software update two years ago may this week catch up with the state-owned bank.

Nov 17, 2014

Online traders among those bearing the brunt of a 'ruthless, unforgiving' HMRC.

Nov 17, 2014

Britain has IT hubs 'beyond the M25,' but it has much farther to go to beat the Nordics.

Nov 14, 2014

Government urged to give tax relief to digital owner-managers who up-skill their workers.

Nov 14, 2014

Contractors deserve to sleep easier; clients want surety and HMRC could stop tweaking IR35.

Nov 12, 2014

Avoidance experts told to mend their ways, or be named, shamed and fined.

Nov 11, 2014

Taxman tells you ten things that he says an avoidance scheme will keep quiet about.

Nov 11, 2014

Your agency's PSL is prone to change if it contains a brolly deemed to be non-compliant.

Nov 10, 2014

Most small companies aren't aware that VAT is set for a shake-up in 2015.

Nov 10, 2014

A new reticence to pay over the odds isn't noticeably holding back IT contractors. 

Nov 7, 2014

Analytics and Digital will net freelance IT workers another year of rising rates.

Nov 5, 2014

ESI may come into bat on IR35, but grasping ES case law is a whole different ball game.

Nov 5, 2014

Companies told that pushing the boat out on tax relief will anger law-makers, or just everyone else.

Nov 4, 2014

IPSE tells the chancellor what contractors want to see in the Autumn Statement.

Nov 3, 2014

'Scandal' as hundreds of UK work visas get issued for IT contracts that didn't exist.

Oct 31, 2014

Digital workers emerge as less closed off and casual than the stereotype.

Oct 31, 2014

Hundreds of people a day chasing up to £1,000 a time for tipping off the taxman.

Oct 30, 2014

It's not out to get them, but DRD may have a sting in its tail for umbrella and PSC users.

Oct 29, 2014

'The odds were stacked against the BETs from the off, so their withdrawal is not before time.'

Oct 28, 2014

Retailers emerge as the best of a bad bunch, but it's the techies who are actively hiring.

Oct 27, 2014

'Pay-up first' power has already netted HMRC more than £25m since August.

Oct 27, 2014

A third type of tax-free ISA is on its way, in what's billed as boost to start-ups and savers.

Oct 24, 2014

Manual spelling out 'the look and feel' of a lawful payroll provider is not before time.

Oct 23, 2014

Payroll firms asked to share their facts and figures to help bend the government's ear.

Oct 23, 2014

Limited liability, not dodging their fair share, is primarily why contractors incorporate.

Oct 22, 2014

Study on why contractors go 'Ltd' lays to rest a big myth that the taxman perpetuates.

Oct 22, 2014

New code isn't a panacea for IT contractors, but it is a big move in the right direction.

Oct 21, 2014

Ministers, accountants and campaigners each read new 'tax gap' data differently. 

Oct 20, 2014

Online business register asks for user feedback ahead of its move to .gov.uk next month.

Oct 16, 2014

Three types of sanctions have a growing number of people in their sights.

Oct 16, 2014

One contractor-friendly home loan is just a taster of lenders' much cheaper offerings.

Oct 15, 2014

The future of IR35 is unlikely to be signed off next month, as HMRC had hoped.

Oct 15, 2014

Their sectors are still seen as struggling but contractors, in the main, fancy their own chances.

Oct 14, 2014

IR35 Forum reminded that what gets recommended doesn't necessarily get implemented.

Oct 14, 2014

ATT: Urgent probe needed because RTI is no longer delivering 'real' information.

Oct 13, 2014

Appetite for tech freelancers was stronger in September than at any time since 1998.

Oct 10, 2014

Tech teams face a 'great deal of work' to get GDPR-compliant and avoid a €1m fine.

Oct 9, 2014

Miliband's anti-brolly stance is worrying ignorance that industry must unite against.

Oct 8, 2014

Shadow Business Secretary told that his party is demonising the umbrella market.

Oct 8, 2014

With the Home Office not negotiating on RTW checks, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Oct 7, 2014

Graduate techies trump the average university-leaver's salary by some £17k.

Oct 6, 2014

Top earning PAYE contractors face the biggest ever salary-swiping power.

Oct 3, 2014

Chancellor is backed by an IT analyst for being set to unleash 'the Google tax.'

Oct 2, 2014

HMRC's new guidance: a missed opportunity or intentionally missing the mark?

Oct 1, 2014

IFA: It's not just older voters Osborne's wooing by letting Brits pass on their pensions tax-free.

Sep 30, 2014

Consulting firm's admin 'still processing' the upside of 200 IT courses for free.

Sep 30, 2014

And one giant IT contractor is going to mandate the accreditation through its entire supply chain.

Sep 29, 2014

There is a gaping hole in the policy requiring 'employers' to vet 'employees.'

Sep 29, 2014

HMRC told of une bonne idée to stop companies drowning in credit notes from April.

Sep 26, 2014

Labour leader forgets the deficit but befriends techies, apprentices and freelancers.  

Sep 25, 2014

Less than a month to go until digital services suppliers to the EU can use MOSS.

Sep 25, 2014

Advisers say the IR35 Scenarios and Business Entity Tests should be no more.

Sep 24, 2014

How Googling someone before you speak to them is evolving into a sophisticated recruitment tool.

Sep 24, 2014

Schools enlist IT freelancers to ensure internal systems reflect the new curriculum.

Sep 23, 2014

Combined group will be Top 30 UK accountancy business.

Sep 22, 2014

Numerous tax systems would exist across the UK if bosses were in charge.

Sep 22, 2014

The people of Scotland have their say: the United Kingdom is staying United.

Sep 19, 2014

Party urged to put people who work for themselves at the heart of its policy agenda.

Sep 19, 2014

IFA: Tightening the rules on accidental landlords will disproportionately hit contractors. 

Sep 18, 2014

A 'Yes' or 'No' vote tomorrow will change the Union, but how can it change things for you? 

Sep 17, 2014

Staffing body lists nine issues that an independent Scotland would need to tackle. 

Sep 17, 2014

The state's Home Business Initiative is 'much-needed recognition' of 2.9m traders.

Sep 16, 2014

But its usage, satisfaction rating and need for expertise are all firmly on the up.

Sep 16, 2014

First batch of 'pay-up first' demands hits individuals and firms accused of avoidance.

Sep 15, 2014

Small but mature services firms put their barriers up when a HMRC inspector calls.

Sep 12, 2014

Small firms deserve a little more time before being eligible for fines, says HMRC.

Sep 11, 2014

HMRC catches up with a money launderer and his £1.4million turnover.

Sep 11, 2014

Treasury wants ‘innovative and original’ policy ideas in time for December 3rd.

Sep 10, 2014

Adviser asks the taxman to show sympathy for IT contractors who were misled.

Sep 9, 2014

Communications watchdog prowls the SME market, mulling whether to regulate.

Sep 9, 2014

'Due-in payments will only be in after the IT department comes up with a fix.'

Sep 8, 2014

And new IT contract availability rises at its fastest rate in 16 years.

Sep 5, 2014

Being charged death tax while you're still alive? Not in this lifetime; not for almost all of us.  

Sep 4, 2014

Top ten IR35 considerations ahead of an expected report on the rule’s new processes.

Sep 3, 2014

Poll finds politicians' strong views about start-ups often backed up by unawareness.

Sep 3, 2014

PCG is now the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed.

Sep 2, 2014

Limited companies warned that HMRC can go back as far it wants for tax details.

Sep 2, 2014