Being charged death tax while you're still alive? Not in this lifetime; not for almost all of us.
Top ten IR35 considerations ahead of an expected report on the rule’s new processes.
Poll finds politicians' strong views about start-ups often backed up by unawareness.
PCG is now the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed.
Limited companies warned that HMRC can go back as far it wants for tax details.
Contractor body joins the other small business champions taking on the banks.
Public and private tie-up contracts come in millions shy of the chancellor's goal.
'Fast and furious' inquiry calls internet, business and consultancy experts to give evidence.
The age-old stamp of quality and safety has been updated for the digital age.
Chancellor accused of an 'inappropriate' comparison in hailing the coalition's war on tax avoiders.
ONS credits managers, officials and directors with the freelancing boom.
Like the economy's, the contract IT market's recovery is taking hold in cities and shires.
Peaks and cover no longer key for IT contractors, who are being less pushed to go perm.
Controversial 'strict liability' measure shows quite how big a stick HMRC wants to yield.
Survey of freelance techies finds less longing for long gigs and more pay optimism.
Shrewd contractors eyeing a new home will jump in step with the September bounce.
A triumphant taxman says a 'clear message' is being sent about tax planning via EBTs.
Liechtenstein Disclosure Facility put out of bounds to trust users, who are now on a deadline.
Osborne warned that a raid on tax debtors' bank accounts could be unlawful.
Treasury set to snatch back the £10,000 tax-free personal allowance for non-residents.
It was hated at the time, but 'trimming the fat' in IT divisions has gone down well.
How a single sham substitution clause may spark a mass of backdated wage demands.
Now more than ever, ministers are right to ask why IT is still very much a man's world.
Tax simplification unit brings up subscriptions, accommodation, dispensations and training.
Much to end-users' relief, a boost to youngsters' 'digital employability' is incoming.
For the first time this year, IT skills are in shortest supply among contractors, not permies.
Accountant tots up the nuances being omitted by the press, unions and BBC.
Doing due diligence on a potential client will soon be a lot easier for contractors.
Security firm will say if you're a victim of the biggest ever data grab, for a price.
Case law is already fit for purpose; let it do its job and let one-man bands do theirs.
Experts say an (unintended) impact on IR35 is the likely result of employment status reform.
Telephone and paper VAT filing on offer to taxpayers who meet certain criteria.
Taxman compensates thousands of people for lax treatment he tried to brush off.
Firms are devoting more to IT, where candidates have been - and will be - under par.
Briton behind the 'biggest military computer hack of all time' begins IT freelancing.
A tax case offers a 'useful indicator' of passing, or failing, the April legislation's control test.
Techies invited to dust off recession-hit ideas in return for up to £2m in R&D funds.
Contractors to get a say on the dividing line between employed and self-employed.
Recruiter rejects that IT hiring is set to relax because candidates are all on holiday.
A supposedly 'targeted' spot check of firms' records finds even more don't need it.
Six-month offer to the 1% of contractors whose avoidance was 'particularly aggressive.'
Taxman set to fork out £10.4bn on a £4.1bn tech project, says NAO.
Your legal costs or HMRC's? The bill for either will be unavoidable for contractors.
Monitor's exposé prompts public contractors to take steps to protect their status.
Fewer contracts, less revenue and a slower economy are what contract workers foresee.
Small companies warned of HMRC 'going to much greater lengths' to recover tax.
Cyber crime divides firms, as traders aren’t bothering but corporates are.
HMRC commits to 20 months of sending Accelerated Payment Notices.
Tips for a contractor hoping a referral model is all cash gain, not financial pain.
Neglect and write-offs are how the government treats money it's owed, say MPs.
Contractors in all corners of the UK 'still struggling to connect with clients online.'
The Revenue's risk assessment is moving out of the shadows and into taxpayers' letterboxes.
Probe into the UK's digital prowess wants to hear from those with relevant expertise.
Landing the job is sometimes just a trio of questions away, says Alistair Cox.
Signs of a more robust stance on the rogues should prompt even the reputable to review.
Accelerated Payment Notices could render your dividends illegal and therefore repayable.
June lifted IT contractors' prospects, ahead of a possible slowdown this summer.
Over a dozen one-man bands to see their names in lights at London's Tech City.
Network Rail fine to help fund the £90m Wi-Fi project for trains across England and Wales.
Clients told to fork out more to get the best, or don't and just accept they'll get less.
Uncertainty about breaking the union unites both contractors and interims.
Four pieces of legislation put the online claims of several umbrellas in serious doubt.
Contractors among the 42,000 e-services suppliers due to register with MOSS.
Pressure to go perm, de-scoping and cost-cutting are all at the sharp end of the market.
High demand for contractors amid the best sign for IT jobs growth since the recession.
Techies admit their workplaces are behind the curve when it comes to the IoT.
Savers in post-recession Britain are more modest, even if they plan to be disloyal.
A quarter of clients are acting on their lack of females by wooing them through job adverts.
Former tax lawyer moves to ban professional advice on how to ‘game the system.’
Demand and rates for cyber security freelancers are on the up, both at home and abroad.
IT leaders alerted to the many areas where the capital can improve as a tech hub.
Legislation touted as the end game if the state is serious about helping unpaid suppliers.
Updated IR35 guidance will clarify things for some, but alarm and unsettle others.
Ongoing investment in financial services expected to drive IT contractor demand.
ContractorUK cited in the Lords, to reinforce their attack on the state's 'dismissive' reply.
Fresh IR35 analysis from HMRC has more holes than comparing apples and pears.
Ahead of today's debate on the state's IR35 response, the rule is seized on as being symptomatic.
Where government tinkering has made the tax system worse.
High Court rejects a bid to bring a judicial review to challenge backdated tax law.
The Digital Skills Committee will explore ICT, skills and the UK’s competitiveness.
IT contractors seen moving east and south to avoid the pinch at Silicon Roundabout.
Contractors won't be surprised by alarming implications in the state's reply to the PSC inquiry.
State scheme found deeply in the red due to micro-firms who took funds but failed.
At-a-glance reactions to the government's PSC inquiry feedback.
Doom-mongers forget that twice as many freelancers are moving on or up the ladder.
IR35 experts unmoved at the chancellor's Lords response, despite its veiled threats.
The government replies to the Lords’ recommendations on PSCs, IR35 & HMRC.
PSCs via an umbrella is a new avoidance trick contractors should try to miss.
Growth in IT contractor demand slips, despite stubborn and growing skills shortages.
Two tweaks to Accelerated Payment Notices are vital ahead of their issuing in September.
Template for contractors who want to join the big push against Accelerated Payment Notices.
'Golden opportunity' to create better expenses rules for travel and subsistence.
HMRC wants to quiz contractors after it investigates them under IR35.
Taxpayers can only hope that the Revenue succeeds where the NHS has failed.
Taxman has his best year ever, in terms of getting people to pay what he says they owe.
It's not called God's Own Country for nowt, say the UK's most bullish contractors.
'Chancellor deserves some credit, but paying the tax he levies still takes almost five months.'
Convicts, not contractors, are who the costlier courts should bear down on.
Shrewd contractors needn’t suffer side-effects from MMR or house price overheating.
Forum members rustle up a contractor cookbook to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Care.