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Two sources (independent of each other) flesh out a plan to put some PSCs on the payroll.

Nov 20, 2015

Data experts aren't the only IT contractors impacted by the Investigatory Powers Bill.

Nov 19, 2015

A 'one-month-then-payroll' clause won’t work where many think IR35 has failed.

Nov 18, 2015

All eyes are on new laws, but it’s the 2007 MSC rules that are costing contractors many thousands.   

Nov 18, 2015

Cuts to innovation would leave UK in the ‘industrial slow lane,’ chancellor told.

Nov 17, 2015

A future of higher costs and more rules is making contract workers much less upbeat.

Nov 17, 2015

Ten days left to tell officials how changes to the conduct regs would help (or wouldn’t).

Nov 13, 2015

Letter template lets contractors object to the 'rumoured' plan to payroll PSCs after a month.

Nov 12, 2015

Overload of information protection developments should put IT contractors on alert in four areas.

Nov 11, 2015

Those prophesying disaster for all EBTs aren't doing so based on the latest Rangers case ruling.

Nov 11, 2015

Fallout from 'one-month cap' would be economical as well as political, chancellor told.

Nov 10, 2015

Ex-government secondee declines to add to conjecture by the Mail and Guardian.

Nov 9, 2015

Three straight months of slower growth for IT contractors comes to an end.

Nov 6, 2015

Scathing report reveals how the Revenue is failing millions of taxpayers on multiple fronts.

Nov 5, 2015

'Control' should be the ONLY choice viable to HMRC.

Nov 4, 2015

Airline accused of axing a few hundred UK IT jobs to save just 'a few quid.'

Nov 3, 2015

Make it easier, not harder, for digital entrepreneurs to come to Britain, PM told.

Nov 2, 2015

Widower's 'callous' son pocketed £120,000 by charging her his client day rate.  

Oct 30, 2015

Most contract professionals think Britain is stronger in (not out of) Europe - survey.

Oct 29, 2015

Contract techies at GBM begin doing the same work for less money; less of the time.

Oct 28, 2015

Making business simpler and less taxing should top the chancellor's agenda on Nov 25.

Oct 28, 2015

Taxman told to put more effort into combating £16bn worth of illegal activity.

Oct 27, 2015

Tax body rejects 'SDC' in favour of a reporting requirement on contractors and clients.

Oct 26, 2015

Revenue retires its paperwork probes, but firms booked in will still have an inspector call.

Oct 22, 2015

Tax relief ban looks even more unfair against freelancers' long list of lingering concerns.

Oct 22, 2015

Umbrella boss maps out the contracting landscape in a post-SDC world.

Oct 21, 2015

A single measure imposed on HMRC casts you as the low-hanging fruit, multiple times.

Oct 20, 2015

Seven months running of self-employment slipping suggests support next month is vital.

Oct 20, 2015

Government relaxes rules on immigration so talented techies can be brought in easier.

Oct 19, 2015

Business owners should set out their tax affairs online – CBI.

Oct 19, 2015

Councillors to get the very tax breaks that contractors face having removed.

Oct 16, 2015

Recruiters who rule-break with malice will be the focus of BIS’s enforcement teams.

Oct 15, 2015

One-man bands will welcome lower prices, says IPSE.

Oct 15, 2015

Careless mistakes over relatively small sums may still cost you six months in prison.

Oct 14, 2015

Sixth bid to quash 'BN66' fails, so it's now up to property developers and Montpelier.

Oct 13, 2015

Attempts by HMRC to spell out supervision, direction or control are 'perfunctory'.

Oct 12, 2015

Fewer and fewer freelancers foresee more public IT contracts.

Oct 12, 2015

Whispers of another rate cut put the dampeners on an already subdued September. 

Oct 8, 2015

Existing remedies for the unpaid hailed as better than new cures.

Oct 8, 2015

The upturn is helping stack the odds of small traders paying VAT on time against them.

Oct 7, 2015

Help change government policy on one-man bands for the better, in 20 minutes or less.

Oct 6, 2015

If 'SDC' bites, the end is nigh for tens of thousands of limited companies.

Oct 5, 2015

Independent workers receive some warm words – and pledges – from Labour's new leader.

Oct 5, 2015

Even those contractors who can (and want to) pay their APN are beset with cashflow concerns. 

Oct 2, 2015

Contractors join celebs in the Revenue's six-figure net where you pay up front.

Oct 1, 2015

Findings from ISPE suggest that an anti-late payment 'tsar' is not before time.

Oct 1, 2015

Two weeks' forced leave + 10% reduction = contractors almost 20% worse off.

Sep 30, 2015

Twelve months of focusing on one-man bands begins in Westminster.

Sep 30, 2015

Lawyers want the Revenue's time to investigate you restricted.

Sep 29, 2015

Paying less to HMRC is the bottom line of two reasons to reform dividends.

Sep 28, 2015

Revenue resorts to manipulating the subconscious of those who won't pay.

Sep 28, 2015

Business officials want one-man bands to speak up about their issues.

Sep 24, 2015

Now's the time for middle ground contractors to stand fast.

Sep 23, 2015

For contractors who want to settle with HMRC, Sep 30 'really is the final deadline.'

Sep 22, 2015

Chancellor picks Nov 25 for his first Tory Spending Review and Autumn Statement.

Sep 21, 2015

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

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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