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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

Contractor body joins the other small business champions taking on the banks.

Sep 1, 2014

Public and private tie-up contracts come in millions shy of the chancellor's goal.

Sep 1, 2014

'Fast and furious' inquiry calls internet, business and consultancy experts to give evidence.

Aug 29, 2014

The age-old stamp of quality and safety has been updated for the digital age.

Aug 29, 2014

Chancellor accused of an 'inappropriate' comparison in hailing the coalition's war on tax avoiders.

Aug 28, 2014

ONS credits managers, officials and directors with the freelancing boom.

Aug 27, 2014

Like the economy's, the contract IT market's recovery is taking hold in cities and shires.

Aug 26, 2014

Peaks and cover no longer key for IT contractors, who are being less pushed to go perm. 

Aug 26, 2014

Controversial 'strict liability' measure shows quite how big a stick HMRC wants to yield.

Aug 22, 2014

Survey of freelance techies finds less longing for long gigs and more pay optimism.

Aug 21, 2014

Shrewd contractors eyeing a new home will jump in step with the September bounce.

Aug 20, 2014

A triumphant taxman says a 'clear message' is being sent about tax planning via EBTs.

Aug 19, 2014
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Liechtenstein Disclosure Facility put out of bounds to trust users, who are now on a deadline.

Aug 18, 2014

Osborne warned that a raid on tax debtors' bank accounts could be unlawful.

Aug 18, 2014

Treasury set to snatch back the £10,000 tax-free personal allowance for non-residents.

Aug 15, 2014

It was hated at the time, but 'trimming the fat' in IT divisions has gone down well.

Aug 14, 2014

How a single sham substitution clause may spark a mass of backdated wage demands.

Aug 14, 2014

Now more than ever, ministers are right to ask why IT is still very much a man's world.

Aug 13, 2014

Tax simplification unit brings up subscriptions, accommodation, dispensations and training.

Aug 12, 2014

Much to end-users' relief, a boost to youngsters' 'digital employability' is incoming.

Aug 12, 2014

For the first time this year, IT skills are in shortest supply among contractors, not permies.

Aug 11, 2014

Accountant tots up the nuances being omitted by the press, unions and BBC.

Aug 11, 2014

Doing due diligence on a potential client will soon be a lot easier for contractors.

Aug 8, 2014

Security firm will say if you're a victim of the biggest ever data grab, for a price.

Aug 8, 2014

Case law is already fit for purpose; let it do its job and let one-man bands do theirs.

Aug 7, 2014

Experts say an (unintended) impact on IR35 is the likely result of employment status reform.

Aug 6, 2014

Telephone and paper VAT filing on offer to taxpayers who meet certain criteria.

Aug 5, 2014

Taxman compensates thousands of people for lax treatment he tried to brush off.

Aug 5, 2014

Firms are devoting more to IT, where candidates have been - and will be - under par.

Aug 4, 2014

Briton behind the 'biggest military computer hack of all time' begins IT freelancing.

Aug 1, 2014

A tax case offers a 'useful indicator' of passing, or failing, the April legislation's control test.

 

Jul 31, 2014

Techies invited to dust off recession-hit ideas in return for up to £2m in R&D funds.

Jul 31, 2014

Contractors to get a say on the dividing line between employed and self-employed.

Jul 30, 2014

Recruiter rejects that IT hiring is set to relax because candidates are all on holiday.

Jul 29, 2014

A supposedly 'targeted' spot check of firms' records finds even more don't need it.

Jul 29, 2014

Six-month offer to the 1% of contractors whose avoidance was 'particularly aggressive.'

Jul 28, 2014

Taxman set to fork out £10.4bn on a £4.1bn tech project, says NAO.

Jul 25, 2014

Your legal costs or HMRC's? The bill for either will be unavoidable for contractors.

Jul 25, 2014

Monitor's exposé prompts public contractors to take steps to protect their status.

Jul 24, 2014

Fewer contracts, less revenue and a slower economy are what contract workers foresee.

Jul 23, 2014

Small companies warned of HMRC 'going to much greater lengths' to recover tax.

Jul 22, 2014

Cyber crime divides firms, as traders aren’t bothering but corporates are.

Jul 22, 2014

HMRC commits to 20 months of sending Accelerated Payment Notices.

Jul 21, 2014

Tips for a contractor hoping a referral model is all cash gain, not financial pain.  

Jul 18, 2014

Neglect and write-offs are how the government treats money it's owed, say MPs.

Jul 17, 2014

Contractors in all corners of the UK 'still struggling to connect with clients online.'

Jul 17, 2014

The Revenue's risk assessment is moving out of the shadows and into taxpayers' letterboxes.

Jul 16, 2014

Probe into the UK's digital prowess wants to hear from those with relevant expertise.

Jul 16, 2014

Landing the job is sometimes just a trio of questions away, says Alistair Cox.

Jul 15, 2014

Signs of a more robust stance on the rogues should prompt even the reputable to review.

Jul 15, 2014

Accelerated Payment Notices could render your dividends illegal and therefore repayable.

Jul 14, 2014

June lifted IT contractors' prospects, ahead of a possible slowdown this summer.

Jul 11, 2014

Over a dozen one-man bands to see their names in lights at London's Tech City.

Jul 11, 2014

Network Rail fine to help fund the £90m Wi-Fi project for trains across England and Wales.

Jul 9, 2014

Clients told to fork out more to get the best, or don't and just accept they'll get less.

Jul 7, 2014

Uncertainty about breaking the union unites both contractors and interims.

Jul 7, 2014

Four pieces of legislation put the online claims of several umbrellas in serious doubt.

Jul 4, 2014

Contractors among the 42,000 e-services suppliers due to register with MOSS.

Jul 3, 2014

Pressure to go perm, de-scoping and cost-cutting are all at the sharp end of the market. 

Jul 3, 2014

High demand for contractors amid the best sign for IT jobs growth since the recession.

Jul 1, 2014

Techies admit their workplaces are behind the curve when it comes to the IoT.

Jun 30, 2014

Savers in post-recession Britain are more modest, even if they plan to be disloyal.

Jun 27, 2014

A quarter of clients are acting on their lack of females by wooing them through job adverts.

Jun 26, 2014

Former tax lawyer moves to ban professional advice on how to ‘game the system.’

Jun 24, 2014

Demand and rates for cyber security freelancers are on the up, both at home and abroad.

Jun 24, 2014

IT leaders alerted to the many areas where the capital can improve as a tech hub.

Jun 23, 2014

Legislation touted as the end game if the state is serious about helping unpaid suppliers.

Jun 23, 2014

Updated IR35 guidance will clarify things for some, but alarm and unsettle others.

Jun 20, 2014

Ongoing investment in financial services expected to drive IT contractor demand.

Jun 19, 2014

ContractorUK cited in the Lords, to reinforce their attack on the state's 'dismissive' reply.   

Jun 18, 2014

Fresh IR35 analysis from HMRC has more holes than comparing apples and pears.

Jun 18, 2014

Ahead of today's debate on the state's IR35 response, the rule is seized on as being symptomatic. 

Jun 17, 2014

Where government tinkering has made the tax system worse.

Jun 17, 2014

High Court rejects a bid to bring a judicial review to challenge backdated tax law.

Jun 16, 2014

The Digital Skills Committee will explore ICT, skills and the UK’s competitiveness.

Jun 16, 2014

IT contractors seen moving east and south to avoid the pinch at Silicon Roundabout.   

Jun 13, 2014

Contractors won't be surprised by alarming implications in the state's reply to the PSC inquiry.

Jun 12, 2014

State scheme found deeply in the red due to micro-firms who took funds but failed.

Jun 12, 2014

At-a-glance reactions to the government's PSC inquiry feedback.

Jun 11, 2014

Doom-mongers forget that twice as many freelancers are moving on or up the ladder.

Jun 11, 2014

IR35 experts unmoved at the chancellor's Lords response, despite its veiled threats.

Jun 10, 2014

The government replies to the Lords’ recommendations on PSCs, IR35 & HMRC.

Jun 9, 2014

PSCs via an umbrella is a new avoidance trick contractors should try to miss.

Jun 9, 2014

Growth in IT contractor demand slips, despite stubborn and growing skills shortages.

Jun 6, 2014

Two tweaks to Accelerated Payment Notices are vital ahead of their issuing in September.

Jun 5, 2014

Template for contractors who want to join the big push against Accelerated Payment Notices.

Jun 5, 2014

'Golden opportunity' to create better expenses rules for travel and subsistence.

Jun 4, 2014

HMRC wants to quiz contractors after it investigates them under IR35. 

Jun 3, 2014

Taxpayers can only hope that the Revenue succeeds where the NHS has failed.

Jun 2, 2014

Taxman has his best year ever, in terms of getting people to pay what he says they owe.

Jun 2, 2014

It's not called God's Own Country for nowt, say the UK's most bullish contractors.

May 30, 2014

'Chancellor deserves some credit, but paying the tax he levies still takes almost five months.'

May 29, 2014

Convicts, not contractors, are who the costlier courts should bear down on.

May 29, 2014

Shrewd contractors needn’t suffer side-effects from MMR or house price overheating.

May 28, 2014

Forum members rustle up a contractor cookbook to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Care.

May 28, 2014