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'Now's not the time to shackle contractors with new or proposed tax rules.'

Jun 27, 2016

Voters back Brexit, Cameron resigns and a new future awaits contractors.

Jun 24, 2016

The what, who, where, how and when of today's historic EU referendum.

Jun 23, 2016

As the polls prepare to open, ISPE confronts what concerns most of its members.

Jun 22, 2016

Temporary specialists have cause to cheer on Friday whoever’s won, says SJD.

Jun 22, 2016

Agents, academics and IT contractors are leaning away from 'leave.'

Jun 21, 2016

Come clean before July 31st to get off with a reduced penalty, says CXC.

Jun 21, 2016

Hard and fast beliefs at HMRC smack of future decisions on IR35 being cut-and-dried.

Jun 20, 2016

Personal guarantee clause for umbrella directors sparks a war of words.

Jun 20, 2016

Contract techies are on the rise amid hirers feeling EU 'uncertainty.'

Jun 17, 2016

Accountability is why politics (not economics) should help you decide to back a Brexit. 

Jun 15, 2016

‘Doing a Switzerland’ on June 23rd won’t give IT contractors a new modus operandi.   

Jun 15, 2016

Two elements of IT contracting will change post-June 23rd, for better or worse.

Jun 14, 2016

Get your strategy in place to combat the new frameworks on income extraction. 


Jun 13, 2016

HMRC’s date mistake costs them dearly in tax avoidance scheme user enquiry. 

Jun 10, 2016

Public PSCs must lead the way in enlightening officials about naïve reforms to IR35.

Jun 8, 2016

Business body joins accountants and contractors in objecting to IR35 reforms.

Jun 8, 2016

Download designed to give late payers less wiggle room is now live on ContractorUK.

Jun 7, 2016

Nepotism allegations hit Point Nemo Ltd and C2 Technology Ltd.

Jun 6, 2016

Warning to HMRC that reform will result in 'inside IR35' declarations for all contractors.

Jun 6, 2016

One-man bands' clients know no bounds when it comes to the creative fob-off.

Jun 2, 2016

Moratorium being mulled to help the distressed regroup without being petitioned.

Jun 2, 2016

'Significant number' of IT contractors in the City are jumping before being pushed.

Jun 1, 2016

Last gasp for limited company usage on the NHS, ahead of new rules next year.

Jun 1, 2016

Plans to reform public PSC contracting disappoint IPSE, FCSA and Qdos.

May 31, 2016

Law firm says recruiters' queries persist in the 'dangerous' world of SDC.

May 31, 2016

A digital tool and 'truncated IR35' tout certainty – and not just for the public sector.

May 27, 2016

Spending watchdog mauls the taxman for saving just £1 for every £4 taxpayers have lost.

May 26, 2016

One taxpayer who lost £15,000 is among 'hundreds' of scammed Revenue customers.

May 26, 2016

Claims being made about claims are unnecessarily clouding convoluted T&S rules.

May 25, 2016

A reasonable chancellor will ensure contractors aren't discriminated against, hopes REC.

May 24, 2016

New ISA needs revising if it's really going to help people who work for themselves -- IPSE.

May 24, 2016

Lack of PM's support for us isn't cause to snub him on June 23, say IT contractors.

May 23, 2016

One-man bands still have 'little or no chance' of an IT contract with Whitehall.  

May 20, 2016

Ban on Entrepreneurs' Relief results in a record number of 'Ltds' winding up.

May 19, 2016

Before their job goes abroad, many of the bank's IT staff must upskill whoever takes it.

May 19, 2016

Uncertainty looms in the short-term, whether you see new doors -- or barriers.

May 18, 2016

Extra sub-band and airwaves floated to give apps (and users) the fillip they need.  

May 17, 2016

'Putting back five HMRC consultations is no good if the system isn't put back too.'

May 16, 2016

Pay and prospects brighter for fintech's freelancers than its permies.

May 16, 2016

Hardiness of one-man bands to be tested, if their fiscal fears come true.

May 13, 2016

The NPfIT's prolonged recovery is healthy for IT contractors, even those without experience.

May 12, 2016

London's banks ask IT contractors to share the pain of a difficult first quarter.

May 11, 2016

Growth in demand for temporary techies gets its smallest figure since April 2013.

May 10, 2016

Jeanette, Dean and Asif are the latest taxpayers the Revenue hopes you relate to.

May 9, 2016

Technology at the heart of jobs which hirers give up trying to fill full-time.

May 9, 2016

Wealthy city workers wanting to escape help the average tax bill in Elmbridge hit £18k.

May 5, 2016

Treasury joins micro-businesses in being out of pocket due to non-paying clients.

May 5, 2016

Big Data is dominating some of the key shifts in clients' IT contractor recruitment needs.

May 4, 2016

First ever appeal against the MSC legislation goes the taxman's way; convincingly.

May 3, 2016

Legislative gaffe means brollies must now test for IR35, not SDC, to gauge expenses' relief.

Apr 29, 2016

Gap narrows, but contractors still set to vote 'remain' in EU referendum.

Apr 28, 2016

Lots of talk on expenses belies the mere handful of claims that the T&S rules permit.

Apr 27, 2016

Agency caught advising clients how to dodge 'SDC' so that contractors can get tax relief.

Apr 27, 2016

FCSA says its seminar attendees were fed an unproven finding.

Apr 26, 2016

Continued rule-flouting can land agencies a hefty penalty every day they don't submit.

Apr 25, 2016

'Disastrous' claims Unite; 'careful and sensitive' counters Lloyds.

Apr 22, 2016

HMRC's overseer refuses to endorse digital accounts, citing 'significant concerns.'

Apr 21, 2016

All the 'non-SDC' evidence in the world is no good, if it only comes from one source.

Apr 20, 2016

Home Office to impose a higher salary threshold on intra-company transfers.

Apr 19, 2016

HMRC accused of overcharging contractors who its scheme classes as 'consultants.'

Apr 19, 2016

Friday's Finance Bill amendment seeks to put the chancellor on a six-month deadline.

Apr 18, 2016

'We're small, but some claims are just too small for even us to bother with.'

Apr 15, 2016

Ahead of the summer IR35 consultation, HMRC is already lowering your expectations.

Apr 14, 2016

Get to grips with the EU referendum; whether you’re in, out or undecided.

Apr 13, 2016

Special taskforces being deployed by the taxman to keep hitting 'soft targets.'

Apr 13, 2016

Lowest IT contractor index score for 34 months belies a revival for temps.

Apr 12, 2016

Summary of this month’s numerous changes that could affect your bottom line.

Apr 11, 2016

Unveiled yesterday, 10 chapters on SDC put paid to a get-out for umbrella users.

Apr 8, 2016

Another April tax change will dampen buy-to-letters' profits, but not if they use a 'Ltd.'

Apr 7, 2016

But PSC contractors can still take steps to maximise take-home pay.

Apr 6, 2016

From today, T&S tax relief for 'SDC' and IR35 contractors is outlawed.

Apr 6, 2016

Techies affected by HMRC ending its IT contract early are called to action.

Apr 4, 2016

Agency body warns of a legal showdown if recruiters are made to decide PSCs' status.

Apr 4, 2016

Outside IR35 contractors who are managed headed off from tax relief, where they are 'SDC.'

Apr 4, 2016

Microsoft can now be learnt in minutes; Cisco in seconds.

Apr 1, 2016

HMRC to consult on shifting IR35 liability in the public sector as early as next month.

Mar 29, 2016

Five anomalies exist, further to a long list of questions that HMRC needs to answer.

Mar 23, 2016

Act now while the government isn't, says PwC.

Mar 23, 2016

First potential deserters emerge, amid fears the private sector's next.

Mar 22, 2016

Budget reveals a taxman 'desperate' to cash-in on those who refuse to fold.

Mar 22, 2016

Budget tax hike on close companies favours dividends if you don't want to repay.

Mar 21, 2016

Collateral of Budget 2016 includes outsourcers and consultancies supplying PSCs.

Mar 17, 2016

Overview of where PSC and brolly workers will feel Osborne giving and taking.

Mar 17, 2016

Osborne says he wants to help some people keep more of their money; are you one of them?

Mar 17, 2016

Chancellor gives some PSCs a NICs let-off, but will still hit contracting as a whole.

Mar 16, 2016

Osborne will 'act now so we don’t pay later, putting the next generation first.'

Mar 16, 2016

Soften potential blows in today’s Budget by boosting your income with the following.

Mar 16, 2016

Chancellor tipped to shift the liability from worker to engager in a £400m tax raid.

Mar 15, 2016

For winding-up contractors, April looks worse than any March Budget reforms to ER.

Mar 15, 2016

Use Budget to end sticking plaster approach to contracting, say 55 MPs.

Mar 14, 2016

Outside IR35 contractors know to leave job titles at the door.

Mar 10, 2016

Contractors occupy too many financial positions to get off scot-free on Wednesday.

Mar 9, 2016

Forget the how, what and why – it's the when of the dividend tax that'll sting.

Mar 9, 2016

REC warns of scaled back recruitment in wake of April's tax changes.

Mar 8, 2016

Review likes the look and feel of the unincorporated, but wants safety like a ‘Ltd.’  

Mar 7, 2016

At-a-glance: the tax unit's most important major and minor recommendations.

Mar 7, 2016

Hardcore of tax dodgers blamed for genuine oversights triggering HMRC inspections.

Mar 3, 2016

At least on IR35, what one expert wants to see on March 16th is what she expects to see.

Mar 2, 2016

End-users to defy government expectations on travel and subsistence crackdown.

Mar 1, 2016