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Define freelancers and make the tax code simpler, says the Conservatives' Chris Pincher.

Oct 2, 2013

Hays urges policymakers to champion contractors to IT and other skills-starved sectors.

Oct 1, 2013

Softening in HMRC's litigious approach proves too little, too late.

Oct 1, 2013

Family history details used to convince the well-heeled to part with their cash.

Sep 30, 2013

London's home-based businesses among those urged to claim to keep thriving.

Sep 30, 2013

'Declare your single rental by 2014 or face stiffer penalties and possible prosecution.'

Sep 27, 2013

Government IT contractors could see prompt payment written into their contracts.

Sep 26, 2013

IT consultants can double their mobility clients within the next few months – analyst.

Sep 26, 2013

Haul from tax investigations into small companies up 31% in the last year.

Sep 25, 2013

Taxman tries to drum up revenue from contractors who used an EBT between 2008-11.

Sep 25, 2013
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Still in the red and far from recovery, but shrinking less than it did in 2011 – analyst.

Sep 24, 2013

EY set to double its cyber security and Big Data manpower.

Sep 24, 2013

No direct crackdown, but changes afoot for some directors, tax plans and temps.

Sep 23, 2013

Twenty arrested over the use of bogus IT maintenance men armed with KVM switches.

Sep 23, 2013

Techies in the top 10 qualifiers for reaction times, spatial awareness and coordination.

Sep 20, 2013

Less bench-sitting reinforces evidence of an upswing for temporary IT workers.

Sep 19, 2013

Courts will frown on using an ex-employer's LI contacts for your own rival business.

Sep 19, 2013

Techie to indulge his personal Star Wars/Matrix fantasy, in course 1 of 165.

Sep 18, 2013

Search begins to find 12 techies whose start-ups punch above their weight.

Sep 17, 2013

David Cameron foresees 'thousands more' new businesses, thanks to fresh funding.

Sep 17, 2013

GAAR advisory panel loses a NICs expert with a penchant for irreverent language.

Sep 16, 2013

HMRC moving to Gov.uk expected to boost the user-friendliness of its content.

Sep 16, 2013

Telco blames a techie who knew its IT infrastructure for the robbery of 2m customer files.

Sep 13, 2013

Inexperienced permies seen as the biggest barrier by IT hirers ready to staff-up.

Sep 12, 2013

Government hails a cut in red tape for 1.5 million micro-businesses.

Sep 12, 2013

Lawyer trounces claims that legally paying the least tax possible is an obligation.

Sep 10, 2013

Less than four weeks left for higher income child benefit claimants to dodge hefty fines.

Sep 10, 2013

August was the hottest month for IT contractors since April 2011.

Sep 9, 2013

Taxman to spot evaders using small companies' card payment details.

Sep 9, 2013

A dozen places on Whitehall IT panels open to techies enriched by the public good.

Sep 6, 2013

Umbrella company contractors, among other professionals, will be hit if unions get their way.

Sep 5, 2013

OTS wants input on the complicated rules for limited and umbrella company users. 

Sep 5, 2013

It's no longer just the client's e-services that developers are expected to connect with.

Sep 4, 2013

Resolution service for small companies and individuals is rolled out nationally.

Sep 4, 2013

Hirers attack TUC for framing PBA contracts as a loophole that needs closing.

Sep 3, 2013

Owner-managers reminded that printer ink has the same VAT reclaim status as petrol.

Sep 3, 2013

Officials start rating lenders on their technological ability to deny cyber attackers.

Sep 2, 2013

New report to reveal what the economy would look like if every one-person business grew by 10%.

Sep 2, 2013

Techie who wanted the taxman off his back and onto his client's customers gets three years.  

Aug 30, 2013

Just desserts for Upton & Co's boss seen as jail, asset seizure and ban for life. 

Aug 29, 2013

Excel ignorance proves costly for Islington Council.  

Aug 29, 2013

Start-ups and other clients 'crying out' for Java, C# and PHP on a temporary basis.

Aug 28, 2013

Taxman pins down three ways to approach SMEs about their 'risks or behaviours'.

Aug 28, 2013

The Big Bang Theory isn’t helping IT workers feel any better about what they do.

Aug 27, 2013

Tech boss with a penchant for gadgets, gambling and forgery gets seven years.

Aug 23, 2013

Accountant once trusted by IT contractors is handed a 14-year disqualification.

Aug 22, 2013

Cable's plan is well-intentioned but destined not to stick, says debt recovery boss.

Aug 22, 2013

How the turnaround in IT contractor demand has come about and why it's here to stay.

Aug 21, 2013

Windows 8 techies to benefit first from the NHS's three-year need for IT skills. 

Aug 20, 2013

Accountants as 'business partners' isn’t stacking up to smaller companies.

Aug 20, 2013

Penalties of up to £1m face promoters of aggressive tax avoidance schemes.

Aug 19, 2013

Ofcom wants help to avoid WiFi and mobile internet’s 'capacity crunch.'

Aug 19, 2013

The flatlining for IT contractors is no longer expected.

Aug 16, 2013

How IT contractors can seize the current momentum to reverse pay dips in the past.

Aug 14, 2013

HMRC singles out PSC directors while taking on 'high risk' scheme promoters.

Aug 13, 2013

The cost of financial advice is rising, yet not in areas oft-asked about by contractors.

Aug 13, 2013

Tech giants vie to take a chunk of the £12bn smart meter programme.

Aug 12, 2013

Government urged to cover the likes of PAYE and IR35 in the classroom.

Aug 12, 2013

Ad regulator blasts staffing agency over an IT vacancy that didn't exist.

Aug 9, 2013

Cost savings will compel the bulk of firms to hold steady or hike their IT vendor's workload.

Aug 9, 2013

July was the hottest month for temporary IT workers since May 2011.

Aug 8, 2013

Taxman floats the prospect of charging 40%, not the current 25%, on director loans.

Aug 8, 2013

Record high in data requests to tax havens proves HMRC’s crackdown has intensified.

Aug 7, 2013

For brolly contractors, neither guaranteed hours of paid work nor a retainer = no tax relief.

Aug 6, 2013

NHS emergency staff deployed biros when IT failed without a back-up.

Aug 6, 2013

Legacy systems are troubling banks but can enrich techies possessing a hybrid skill-set.

Aug 5, 2013

Revenue nets a commercial 'CIO of the year' to lead its £500m IT operation.

Aug 2, 2013

Web widget lays the government's books open for public scrutiny.

Jul 31, 2013

HMRC no longer 'unable to deal' with employers who want to pay themselves annually.

Jul 30, 2013

Contract opportunities growing at twice the rate of permanent IT jobs, says NoPalaver.

Jul 30, 2013

FTSE 350 chairmen must personally fill out a new cyber governance survey.

Jul 29, 2013

Females playing a bigger role when business and technology marries.

Jul 29, 2013

Brits who ring 'helplines' say HMRC's are the most taxing.

Jul 26, 2013

Big Data count reveals twice the number of IT firms doing business than stats suggest.

Jul 25, 2013

IT contractor rates will rise in 2013/14, but four factors threaten to stunt the growth. 

Jul 24, 2013

Seemingly poor yield from EBT settlement opportunity rejected by a 'pleased' taxman.

Jul 24, 2013
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UK IT services market may be about to emerge from its post-recession torpor, says Ovum.

Jul 23, 2013

41,000 tax avoidance cases being unsettled put down to 'the Margaret Hodge effect.'

Jul 22, 2013

Health Service's IT contractors say it will take their kind for the technology overhaul to succeed.

Jul 22, 2013

Visiting a firm to seize its assets is HMRC's preferred method of enforcement.

Jul 19, 2013

Tax arrangements that 'cannot reasonably be regarded as reasonable' officially outlawed.

Jul 18, 2013

Cheaper option is to come clean now, rather than us having to find you - HMRC.

Jul 18, 2013

REC: Fiscal upswing shouldn't derail demand for temporary IT workers during the rest of 2013.

Jul 17, 2013

Government announces a 'huge win' for limited company contractors.

Jul 16, 2013

The capital's hub for IT companies hosts more start-ups than any other area.

Jul 16, 2013

Taxman expected to get more aggressive in chasing property income and disposals.

Jul 15, 2013

Analyst forecasts the Cloud's upward pressure on rates to have the reverse effect after 2014.

Jul 12, 2013

Staff at NHS England seen as the casualties of a late IT contract agreement.

Jul 11, 2013

Buoyancy confirmed by money motivations and record company formations.

Jul 11, 2013

Fresh regulations on late payment inspire a new download from ContractorUK.

Jul 10, 2013

Social networks to help in recreating the department's once outsourced ‘IT brain.’ 

Jul 9, 2013

Directors whose returns haven't been received by July 19 will have until Aug 6 to avoid further fines.  

Jul 9, 2013

Temporary IT jobs market was stronger in June than any time since May 2011.

Jul 8, 2013

MI5 warns against emails purporting to come from its former boss.

Jul 8, 2013

The island puts in £2bn more tax revenues for Britain than it loses via avoidance.

Jul 5, 2013

'Increasingly draconian' taxman has doubled asset seizure and spending on debt collectors.

Jul 3, 2013

Treasury confirms tax-free investment in listed businesses will begin this year.

Jul 3, 2013

PAC chair worries the state is 'drifting back' to before it all but blocked PSC contracting.

Jul 2, 2013

Banks lead the finance industry's charge to spend considerably more on IT.

Jul 2, 2013

Ensuring people and firms pay the 'right amount' of tax to return £24.5bn in 2015-16.

Jul 1, 2013