The ins and outs of the FRS can deter contractors, but those in IT can often benefit.
eLearning fails to inspire IT workers if fees are attached.
Almost half of clients across the pond will hire more IT contractors than permies.
HMRC has revealed the ten most bizarre, exotic and flimsy excuses used by tardy taxpayers
‘Not even the Dragon fronting it would accept the state scheme’s loan terms.’
Start-ups to boost ‘the digital capital of Europe’ by taking on lots more techies.
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This year’s worst tech bodges, ranked on a scale of disruption, damage & waste.
2013 saw computer programmers lose their monopoly on the g-word.
HMRC vows to chase 15,000 scheme users whose incomes were paid as loans.
Lawyer defends his term, as it's 'false employment' which may be imposed on PSCs.
Limited companies may be the collateral victims of the 'false self-employment' crackdown.
Lords given evidence on why IR35 should be suspended or scrapped.
Festive and New Year projects buoying demand for temporary IT specialists.
High-speed internet, not railway, is what firms need for a big shot in Britain's arm.
Wording from the Personal Service Companies Committee is ominous for contractors.
Contractors can now have their say on the seemingly fruitful reforms to IR35.
Treasury says limited company contractors aren’t the target, but they are ‘intermediaries.’
Revenue unlikely to sit on its laurels with the VAT gap widening by £3bn a year.
Hefty liabilities face those without robust records who claim not to be UK residents for tax.
Appetite for temporary IT skills is at its sharpest in almost three years.
Substitution will be blocked as an automatic get-out from the Agencies legislation.
Targeting fake self-employment will be on top of IR35, which won't be reformed in any way.
At-a-glance summary of George Osborne's main announcements.
IFA tots up how contractors' finances fared in Osborne's 'mini-budget.'
Chancellor hits intermediaries whose contracts feign self-employment to avoid tax.
Chancellor vows a responsible recovery, partly enabled by tackling tax avoiders.
A summary of the areas affecting contractors that Osborne is likely to address.
Another tech glitch at the state-owned bank prompts an alarming admission.
One-person limited companies can now opt for simplified financial statements instead.
HMRC using salary and dividend totals to risk-assess PSC contractors for IR35.
Engagers get let off the hook from IR35's enormous financial consequences, Lords told.
Your invitation to name the 'cream of the crop' in the freelance IT marketplace.
IT worker admits laptop in his local landfill is laden with £4,597,000 in e-currency.
CUK readers to be honoured alongside top recruiters, advisers and clients.
Chancellor warned not to confuse tax planning with tax abuse.
Contracting captains call chancellor to streamline or stay the course, not legislate.
IFA on where the chancellor might give and take via Autumn Statement 2013.
HMRC enquiries into personal service companies are up four-fold on 2011-12.
Sharp fall in declared tax schemes could herald a rise in bespoke arrangements.
Assessing your assets and lifestyle is increasingly just a few clicks away for HMRC.
Hardware giant set to back UK tech companies showing high growth potential.
Computer forensics firm recalls its most memorable call-outs of the year.
Contractors can have their say on PSCs, IR35 and shifting responsibility to clients.
Court victory will inspire others to settle EBT liabilities, Revenue hopes.
IR35, contracts, skills and tax are what contractors want the chancellor to tackle.
Another female tax official sent down - for 18 months after swindling £93,000.
It isn't industry which is coming up with steps that contractors will want the chancellor to take.
Invite-only masterclass ready to hear from socially conscious data specialists.
Techie who hoped Lord Sugar would hire him is fired as a company director.
Faster internet access will see most Brits work from home a few days a month – report.
Lucrative careers await IT contractors who can rise to the challenges of interim working.
Operators' IT chiefs will prioritise projects that support the customer experience.
Why it's not just your local GP's caring side that you'll hope your accountant emulates.
'Astonished' MPs say HMRC can’t even engage its own 'woefully inadequate' target.
Corporation wields the axe over 'controlled' freelancers who refuse to join its payroll.
A law graduate and moderniser will head the inquiry into personal services companies.
Revenue catches one of its own, helping herself to colleagues’ retirement cash.
Lords inquiry to probe PSCs in the private sector, and how they impact tax collection.
Demand for IT freelancers reverted in Oct to its highest level for more than two years.
Freelancers will be stung unless they can report late-paying clients in confidence, says PCG.
Online tax accounts to replace full returns for 1.7m self-assessors.
HMRC is avoiding obstinacy by changing tack on paperwork probes, says ATT.
Firms offered free software to gauge the potential commercial value of IP assets.
Details of UK individuals banking on the island will automatically be fed to HMRC.
Police ask for help in probing the fatal stabbing of an IT graduate in Sheffield.
PM: Owners of shell companies, and all other firms, to be made public.
Broadband-enabled spare rooms dominate, but not for sleeping or meeting.
After a few false starts, now is seen as a 'good time' for contractors to go Cloud.
Shrewd contractors will top up, even if an ISA cap is only fodder for the rumour mill.
Freelancers won't fear rivals claiming more credibility by being publicly registered.
The contracting of firms to build and manage public IT and apps is under scrutiny.
Only three days to head off the prospect of up to £1600 in penalties from HMRC.
Most companies can soon opt for advice instead of having a BRC inspector call.
Two more high-profile women throw their support behind National Freelancers Day.
Even well-paid PMs have cause to fear clients extending or 'testing the water'.
What freelancers expect to earn per day from the shortest-term IT assignments.
The Insolvency Service should get compensation, not creditors, says Pinsent Masons.
The mainstream press still don't distinguish between tax-efficiency and avoidance.
Enquiries into professionals who self-assess return an extra £168m for HMRC.
'Ministers underestimated the impact of making the tax system more internet-based.'
End-users removed from HMRC crackdown on offshore employment intermediaries.
Forum member Kate Cottrell warns a shake-up to IR35 processes may be incoming.
IR35 Forum's job of reviewing the new system is on offer to IT contractors 'very aware' of it.
'Contractors unpaid from multi-jurisdiction EBTs must rely on the provider's goodwill.'
Solicitors' giveaway of £150 wills may not add up to contractors with complex affairs.
ISAs & Entrepreneurs' Relief emerge as potential targets for a revenue-hungry chancellor.
Conviction stands for a freelance techie who tried to befuddle a judge with contract law.
And seven temporary IT specialisms already exceed the 7.5% rate rise that was forecast.
One new tax system should cover sole traders and incorporated firms alike – FSB.
Twenty-four hours will be dedicated to contractors and the flexible workforce.
September saw a slight softening in the strong demand for temporary IT skills.
Cyber crime and efficiency compel banks and finance houses to boost IT budgets.
Workloads of those in computing have increased the most over the last 12 months – Randstad.
Tax tribunal finds HMRC breached the human rights of three small business owners.
Pay and positions for techies stuck at their lowest levels since January – Reed.
What the big three said about contractors, the self-employed and small companies.
Miliband has the right boots on the ground for a notoriously divisive area of policy-making.
Define freelancers and make the tax code simpler, says the Conservatives' Chris Pincher.
Hays urges policymakers to champion contractors to IT and other skills-starved sectors.