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UK's mix of government, finance and IT said to be too strong for Silicon Valley.

Sep 18, 2015

Whether it marks a rub or reverting; the living wage will certainly shake things up. 

Sep 16, 2015

New EU funds will help keep The University of St Andrews at the forefront of software technology. 

Sep 15, 2015

Contracting in France, Italy or Portugal is ‘business as usual,’ despite new rules on temping. 

Sep 14, 2015

Revealed: umbrellas are not Adjustment Bureaus with any kind of (status) powers.

Sep 11, 2015

Wanted:11 female techies who are making their mark on the tech industry.

Sep 9, 2015

Owing over £1,500 raises the prospect of an inspector calling (and auctioning your goods).

Sep 8, 2015

City IT regulator admits to writing off software licences worth millions.

Sep 8, 2015

Candidates 'taking the summer off' blamed for the biggest cooling in over two years.

Sep 7, 2015

Names needed to get the government to reconsider the dividend tax hike.

Sep 7, 2015

A few not so Merry Men are compensating the Creditors of Nottingham for wrongful trading.

Sep 4, 2015

Contractors' advisers agree the new £5k allowance will operate in a way that wasn't implied.

Sep 3, 2015

It can't work any way you try it - so repeal, replace and reposition the liability.

Sep 2, 2015

The first signs of financial headwinds are cause for prudence; not panic.

Sep 1, 2015

Two accountants who bet they could secretly fiddle clients' tax returns lose to HMRC.

Aug 27, 2015

Not investing as long, or as much, is the modus operandi of many a tiny trader. 

Aug 27, 2015

EY backs bringing the FLC back to life amid 'uncertain times' for contracting.

Aug 26, 2015

More than 6,000 mortgages promised to contract workers under a new tie-up.

Aug 26, 2015

Latest count of cash flowing into the exchequer shows the highest numbers ever.

Aug 25, 2015

'Huge surprise' in store for company directors on a salary-dividend mix.

Aug 24, 2015

To say that half a million Brits are trapped freelancers is an oversimplification -- FCSA.

Aug 24, 2015

Thirty-somethings in the capital are putting their millions from IT into super homes.

Aug 21, 2015

'Ongoing hike to road and air fares will majorly concern one-man bands.'

Aug 20, 2015

Accelerated Payment disputes set to heap more pressure on an already log-jammed system.

Aug 19, 2015

Rise in information leakage comes amid a call to send the worst offenders to jail.

Aug 18, 2015

Tech consultancies named as the biggest providers of 'deficient' expertise.

Aug 17, 2015

Second successive fall in self-employment doesn't bode well for the 2m jobs target.

Aug 17, 2015

Deducting his staff's PAYE & NIC only to pocket it himself earns a payroll boss two years.

Aug 14, 2015

Too rich for my blood, say clients, facing annual rate rises of up to 27%.

Aug 13, 2015

Stress, cost and duration all going in the wrong direction for investigated taxpayers.

Aug 13, 2015

Why every UK agency contractor will automatically be 'SDC' and stripped of tax relief.

Aug 12, 2015

A small companies' champion gets rare access to the Revenue's nerve centre.

Aug 12, 2015

It may be hard work, but its contractors' job to speak up about unintended consequences.

Aug 11, 2015

A potentially toothless tsar who's quick and cheap won't fill the unpaid with confidence.

Aug 11, 2015

Taxman to hear in the 'strongest terms' how his IR35 plan would ruin the contractor market.

Aug 10, 2015

Lobbyist launches letter-writing campaign ahead of a major meeting next month. 

Aug 10, 2015

IT contractor demand still growing, albeit at its weakest rate for 25 months – REC.

Aug 7, 2015

Staffing giant succumbs, as its third attempt to quash a tax bill for 500,000 temps fails.

Aug 6, 2015

Uptick in non-compliance suggests doubling the fine hasn't had the desired effect.

Aug 4, 2015

Join the league now for your chance to win!

Aug 4, 2015

Taxman enters 'full collection mode' after a legal challenge to APNs fails.

Aug 3, 2015

The GMB union sues the ride-hailing app, believing its drivers to not be contractors.

Aug 3, 2015

The much-criticised small business conciliation service is launched; in all but name.

Jul 31, 2015

Taxman is taking just three responses on 'SDC' to mean contractors aren't caught.

Jul 30, 2015

Unmentioned tax changes undermine the rhetoric about supporting single-person businesses.

Jul 29, 2015

Only time will tell if there's a conspiracy against PSCs -- but there probably isn't.

Jul 29, 2015

The weekly allowance for use of home as an office looks inadequate if research is right.

Jul 28, 2015

The picture for bullish contractors is not completely rosy, says IPSE.

Jul 27, 2015

No sympathy from HMRC if you fail to register or declare, contractors warned.

Jul 27, 2015

Foreseeable future for Greece is bleak in terms of UK contractor numbers, says CXC.

Jul 23, 2015

Taxman concedes, but he still won't need proof of intention to prosecute.

Jul 23, 2015

Chancellor's inaction on skills won't disappoint contractors, but a new cap by financial clients will.

Jul 22, 2015

Plan to reform IR35 could be opening a 'huge can of worms.'

Jul 20, 2015

Being a techie in training helps a drunk driver dodge the slammer.

Jul 17, 2015

Deadline looms for employment intermediaries to report non-PAYE workers to HMRC.

Jul 16, 2015

Only the likes of the dividend tax hike can ensure the chancellor keeps his party's promise.

Jul 15, 2015

Not even a third of small suppliers chase big clients in the first week of being unpaid.

Jul 14, 2015

Registrants told what to do if forms they submit conflict with their company's record.

Jul 14, 2015

The rewriting of dividend rules to pick contractors' pockets is a 'tax on success.'

Jul 13, 2015

T&S consultation shows that the SDC hurdle is being set unrealistically high.

Jul 13, 2015

Osborne lands four major blows, aimed at 'killing a limited company's advantages.'

Jul 9, 2015

The contents of yesterday's 'emergency' Budget, listed and at-a-glance.

Jul 9, 2015

Chancellor to raid PSCs by acting on dividends, allowances, expenses and IR35.

Jul 8, 2015

Osborne unveils a Budget for 'working people' that 'puts economic security first.'

Jul 8, 2015

Support, certainty and no nasty surprises please Mr Osborne.

Jul 8, 2015

'Significant premiums' still to be had, even amid a 'lethargic' IT labour market.

Jul 8, 2015

Chancellor receives conflicting appeals on IR35 ahead of tomorrow's Budget.

Jul 7, 2015

Accountant counts the most non-EU techies entering the UK since the recession's end

Jul 7, 2015

How the second red box of 2015 could help or hinder your personal finances.

Jul 6, 2015

Separating the wheat from the chaff would help tackle the questions deficit.

Jul 2, 2015

PM appoints a CEO to 'shine a light' on self-employment's opportunities and obstacles. 

Jul 2, 2015

Tick off the chancellor's key announcements, in what's set to be a Budget of 'bad news.'

Jul 1, 2015

Steady IT spending by banks is cooling the financial sector's tech investment plans. 

Jun 30, 2015

HMRC engages £45million after falling ‘well short’ on call-handling.

Jun 30, 2015

Big, small and tiny traders unified by their call for tax clarity from the chancellor. 

Jun 29, 2015

Pay-up first avoidance bills said to be 'spectacular', and not for the right reasons.  

Jun 29, 2015

Freelance techies who offer a 'niche within a niche' said to also provide savings of up to 75%.

Jun 26, 2015

Final negotiations open ahead of the divisive GDPR being put in place before 2016.

Jun 25, 2015

Why Sanzar loan scheme contractors should step back and think carefully.

Jun 24, 2015

Archaic laws and borderless IT products combine to overwhelm the ECJ.

Jun 24, 2015

David Morris MP wants to tackle the 'unnecessarily complicated' Intermediaries legislation.

Jun 23, 2015

Beta service grants techies and tech providers access to 170million records.

Jun 23, 2015

US sharing economy put on alert as a freelancer is found to be an employee.

Jun 22, 2015

Revenue praised for replacing instant penalties with a new 'risk-based' approach.

Jun 22, 2015

Taxman accused of breaking his own rules on how far he can go back to assess VAT.

Jun 18, 2015

The traditional route to redress for unpaid firms is making a comeback.

Jun 17, 2015

ISPs agree to let customers leave (penalty-free) if 'speeds fall below acceptable levels.'

Jun 16, 2015

New high in HMRC payouts to tax whistleblowers, who are increasingly in professional services.

Jun 16, 2015

IT micro-businesses beating tax and legal firms in the per person revenue stakes.

Jun 15, 2015

'Pro-active' IT contractors likely to top the must-hire list of a sector struggling on privacy.

Jun 12, 2015

What IT teams should be doing to head off network downtime and data loss.

Jun 11, 2015

Only 20 days left to avoid penalties of up to 200%.

Jun 10, 2015
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Anti-late payment medley, led by a conciliation service, smacks of Groundhog Day.

Jun 10, 2015

The deadline to declare new officers or their details is missed by more than half of firms.

Jun 9, 2015

The REC's temporary IT worker index is showing its lowest score in 22 months.

Jun 8, 2015

Help is apparently at hand for companies' beneficial owners who want privacy.

Jun 8, 2015

UK intellectual property regime criticised for not serving small businesses well enough.

Jun 5, 2015

Anti-evasion officers pressing to put 'moderately successful professionals' in prison.

Jun 4, 2015

French bank tells its UK IT contractors to lower their rates or leave.

Jun 3, 2015

£13,000 worth of prizes on offer to the top contractors of today and tomorrow.

Jun 2, 2015