Project and programme managers were 2013's most rate-rich IT contractors.
Where in the UK demand for IT skills on a temporary basis is shaping up.
Spooked by loose lips on LinkedIn, defence officials issue a threat of their own.
Awry IT is the suspected culprit behind a ‘limited’ outage on Friday.
Life sentence for a techie who claimed to have a momentary loss of control.
'Vital to populate the IT workforce with contractors, whose pay rates are rising.'
PCG: More people than ever before going it alone in bad times and good times is telling.
'You might be right,' taxman concedes to critics concerned he's overstepped the mark.
Contractors, do your bit to reject arming HMRC with an arbitrary and alarming new power.
HMRC said to be investigating one of its own over an alleged £2.4m scam.
An extra six months for firms to 'get to grips' with RTI or be hit for late filing.
Switzerland's tougher stance on newcomers could lead to 80,000 fewer jobs.
Limited company owners who claimed sensible 'tax planning' undone by 'S660.'
MP hasn't had assurance that a successor to the £100m IT project failure will succeed.
Contractors seeking Swiss clients will be among those affected by the vote for quotas.
'Considerable progress' in how banks would deal with a cyber assault on the City.
How tax returns that reached the Revenue after Jan 31 can avoid a penalty.
Revenue wants your help in adding to the 178 phishing websites it crushed last month.
'Try before you buy' policy holds IT contractor demand at a historically high level.
'Forty IR35 staff keep 110,000 PSCs from paying almost everything in dividends.'
From April, droves of the self-employed will be taxed as employed, with none of the rights that go with it.
New IT steps should help, but a legal threat thwarts the BBC's bid to put ‘DMI aside’.
'Online registration service should close if it can’t check for money laundering.'
A few hundred thousand more homes and premises can now join the high-speed revolution.
'Negligent' charge stands for a limited company couple unable to shift the blame.
Tax unit sounds the death knell for the 4.5million P11Ds completed annually.
At-a-glance summary of the OTS's travel and subsistence recommendations.
Last quarter saw tech firms' best growth performance in almost a decade – report.
Labour promises a new champion for small traders if it wins next year's election.
Business groups object to HMRC's 'blanket assumption' that PSCs are tax avoiders.
The most hard-hitting avoidance measures against contractors, ever? Probably.
Banking group says sorry for IT issues that brought down its debit card services.
Government talks tough as it draws 'red lines' around its major IT contractors.
Jump in judicial reviews suggests it's not just the taxman who's getting tougher.
Programmers, developers and IT directors branded as creative industry workers.
Dividends paid by the typical PSC hailed as a significant buffer against Section 44-47.
Why their levels of dividends are enough for contractors to pop up on the Revenue's radar.
One-person firms with cashflow issues urged to act before Jan 31 tax deadline.
More than two-thirds of ContractorUK readers are optimistic about rates and roles.
Data watchdog catches up with the tech boss accused of bombarding mobile users.
Pay and prospects for IT freelancers already looking their brightest in two years.
The quirky and quintessential professionals of a year in IT contracting are revealed.
Last year's biggest rate rises went to freelancers in IT – the most well-intentioned with tax.
'Crumbling' IT infrastructure compels firms to up tech spending by 9%.
PSC inquiry was told by the taxman that IR35 is less effective than it actually is.
Clients making temporary IT contracts longer, to get the tech skills they'll need.
Not since August 1998 has demand for freelance IT skills been as strong.
Lords reassured over the PSC 'situation' in the state sector.
When changes to mortgages, pensions and savings take effect, and what they mean for you.
Revealed: the coming year's likeliest and biggest tech stories.
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.
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 2014.
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.