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FinTech and Apps credited with adding to the stock of one-man bands.

Jan 16, 2015

Both PSC and brolly workers should keep calm and contribute to HMRC’s 'discussion.'

Jan 15, 2015

The best agents, advisers, brollies, clients and contractors (among others), are revealed.

Jan 14, 2015

What the IR35 Review says about the 'slow, cumbersome and mistrusted' Contract Review Service.

Jan 13, 2015

Taxman will only accept genuine reasons for missing his deadline, not exotic ones.

Jan 12, 2015

Contract IT market reverts to its traditional course of slowing before Christmas. 

Jan 12, 2015

CEO's foul-mouthed tirade at an IT contractor in 2009 may catch up with him. 

Jan 9, 2015

What the IR35 Review says about the increasingly quiet HMRC phone service.

Jan 8, 2015

A smattering of positives thanks to the IR35 Forum still smacks of far too little too late.

Jan 7, 2015

The 32 recommendations on IR35, and which of them HMRC accepts/rejects.

Jan 7, 2015

Chancellor chooses his words (and timing) carefully for his last red box.   

Jan 6, 2015

Start-ups and jobs in technology seem to have the edge over those in financial services.

Jan 6, 2015

Or are the previous 12 months as good as it gets for independent workers?

Jan 5, 2015

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 2015.

Dec 24, 2014

Optimism, concern and anxiety are each by-products of the T&S consultation.   

Dec 23, 2014

For better or worse, the taxman gives contractors an extra five months to consider settling.

Dec 22, 2014

Chartered advisers welcome a tweak to next month's VAT rules for digital suppliers.

Dec 22, 2014

Technology next year -- social business, omnichannel and the end of traditional files?

Dec 19, 2014

Brollies are unsure that simplification is the sole effect of dispensations dying. 

Dec 19, 2014

New discussion paper outlines 'potential ways forward' to recover lost tax. 

Dec 18, 2014

An ex-IT contractor and a livid client are among a data recovery firm’s ‘best’ call-outs.

Dec 17, 2014

Dependence on contract IT staff across the pond may be growing, but not at corporates.

Dec 16, 2014

100% rise in the number of cyber security contracts as result of hacking.

Dec 16, 2014

Umbrella contractors must wait a little longer to find out what’s in store.

Dec 15, 2014

Government moves to ensure small suppliers get what they're owed without court action.

Dec 11, 2014

Final call to join a study shaping up to be a 'right to reply' to the chancellor.

Dec 10, 2014

Contract IT workers are the least cold temporary personnel in this run-up to Christmas.

Dec 9, 2014

New efficiencies orders will make IT outsourcers rub their hands, at least in some divisions.

Dec 8, 2014

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 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